Thursday, September 18, 2014

AU NATURALE: Fall Wreath & (The Wreath Depot Giveaway)

Fall Wreath - The Wreath Depot via homework (1)I mentioned awhile back that I started working full time again. My time for crafting and decorating is very limited. I work on blog projects and posts in the morning before work, after work and on weekends. But I always seem to be playing beat the clock and I haven’t had anything pretty in advance of the current season in a long time.

Fall Wreath - The Wreath Depot via homework (2)Making a wreath takes a lot of time so when The Wreath Depot contacted me and asked if I’d like to receive one of their wreaths and host a giveaway I was doing the happy crafty dance! I chose this wreath called the Newport Dried Flower Harvest Wreath. I thought it didn’t look too autumn-ish and would work all the way to the holidays.

Fall Wreath - The Wreath Depot via homework (5)When it arrived and I opened the box the beautiful scent of all the natural elements wafted out. This wreath is a combination of air dried salal and topped with all natural millet, poppy pods, hydrangea, linum, pomegranates, dried artichokes and yellow yarrow. I love it!

Fall Wreath - The Wreath Depot via homework (7)It’s even more beautiful in person and it’s making me so happy to have a seasonal touch on my front door.

Fall Wreath - The Wreath Depot via homework (8)It may still be hot here but my front door is saying “hello autumn”!

Fall Wreath - The Wreath Depot via homework (9)The Wreath Depot has a huge assortment of Fall Wreaths plus many other types of wreaths. Would you like to win a beautiful wreath from The Wreath Depot?

Fall Wreath - The Wreath Depot via homework (3)Just enter the giveaway using the giveaway box below. The winner will receive a $75.00 gift certificate to The Wreath Depot to select any wreath. Because of the dried flowers and customs regulations, this giveaway is only open to USA addresses.

Here’s just a little sampling of some of the wreath available

Blog Wreath Depot

I received a complimentary wreath from The Wreath Depot for the purposes of this review and giveaway. No further compensation was received and all opinions are mine. Really!

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Signature Box 3
Did you know that I have another blog called DETAILS? It’s a gallery style blog where I feature great content that inspires me. Feel free to submit your projects to DETAILS.  Click over  and use the handy super-easy submission form under the submission tab.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Peanut Butter Chocolate Button Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Button Cookies via homework - carolynshomework (3)Did I mention we’re having an end-of-summer heat wave here in Southern California? We are. The kind of heat where you just don’t want to do anything. Plus, since we live near the coast, we don’t have air conditioning. We rely on an ocean breeze that has been letting us down lately.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 172 & Painted Terracotta Pots

Pots-14From my archives | Painted Terracotta Pots

Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party! I’m so glad you’re here. So, has the weather changed in your neck of the woods? Is it fall yet? Here in Southern California, we’re having an end-of-summer heat wave. And boy it’s sizzling. It’s hard to get motivated to transition to fall when all you want to do is go to the beach. I’m hoping you guys motivate me with your fall inspiration. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.

Monday, September 15, 2014

INKLING: Lifestyle Crafts Embossed & Die Cut Recipe Cards

Lifestyle Crafts Embossed Recipe Cards - homework (7)I’m trying to be organized this year and get ahead with some unique and handmade gift ideas for the holidays. I thought these letterpress and die cut recipe cards using my Lifestyle Crafts Evolution would be perfect.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 171 & Autumn Colors Inspiration

Happy Friday friends! It’s still very summery here in So. California but I’m pretending it’s fall. Sort of. I’m easing my way into the season. It’s hard to bring out all the fall décor when it’s beach weather. I always say it’s like shopping for sweaters when it’s hot blazing outside. Just doesn’t feel right! Anyway, thank you to each and everyone of you that stopped by this week. A big thank you for sharing your creativity on The Inspiration Board. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.

Now, on to the features…

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Embellished Peat Pot Table Favors

Embellished Peat Pot Table Favors - homework (2)I finally got my hands on some of those darling little peat pots. I found mine at the dollar store and couldn’t wait to fancy them up.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AU NATURALE: Natural Fall Décor Ideas

Round Up Natural Fall Decor collage 3Fall is in the air. Do you feel it? Actually me neither. It’s been really warm here in in Southern California but I’m ready. I say bring on fall. To get me inspired, I gathered a few beautiful natural fall décor ideas.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 171

From my archives | Halloween Scary Jars

Here we go everyone! It’s Tuesday. My favorite day when I get to see what you all have been up to. I’ve been hosting this link party for over 3 years and I never get tired of waking up on Tuesday and checking out the links. So thank you for stopping by – I truly appreciate it.

Here we go…