Friday, July 25, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 164 plus More Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week and are heading into an even better weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by this week and sharing your creativity on The Inspiration Board. In case you missed anything here, here’s what I shared:

Plus, I have THREE amazing giveaways going on right now!

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And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week…

Christmas-Feather-clay-sculpey-ceramic-white-ornaments-decoration-tree-holiday-woods-of-bell-trees-5These are so beautiful! Woods of Bell Trees created these feather ornaments from Sculpey clay. I love how unique each one is with the slight wave and bend.

Ribbon-BraceletNot only is this a great project but the entire project and tutorial is done by The DIY Dreamer’s 9-year old daughter. Click over to see this darling project and mini-blogger.

IMGP05661Dixie Chik Cooks shares this amazing Blackened Tilapia with Buffalo Slaw and Mango Salsa. Oh, on a Pretzel Bun. Every single part of this is homemade, the bun, slaw, salsa and Tilapia. I’m impressed.

Go-Coastal-DIY-Wall-Art-Painting-AnExtraordinaryDay.net_An Extraordinary Day created this lovely coastal display but needed some coastal artwork to tie it all together. No problem, she painted the seascape. Wow!!

2It was hard to choose which photo to use of the Laptop and iPad Bag by Gina’s Craft Corner because it has so  much detail and the inside is as beautiful as the outside. Head over for all the pretty pictures.

LBPS1Sugar Swings has a knack for creating beautiful sweet treats with the most expressive little critters. Check out these Jelly Bean Pretzel Snacks. I spy two love birds!!

101_2966Simply Vintagous brings the fairies from the usual fairy garden into this adorable stone house. What a great project this would be for little ones to let their creativity and imaginations fly!

DIY Upholstered Footstool -- The Silly Pearl_thumbThe Silly Pearl remakes a chair and footstool for her mother’s knitting corner. What a lovey gesture and so beautifully done. That footstool fabric is yummy!

Fiesta20140719-14A Fiesta Baby Shower by Lemon Thistle. This was another post where it was hard to pick which photo to share. There are so many great details to this party but I especially love these fiesta drink stirrers.

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Triple Berry Sauce by Shaken Together Life  |  No Churn Peach Raspberry Ice Cream by The Casual Craftlete  |  York Peppermint Ice Cream by Bliss and Domestic  |  Fresh Fruit Ice Cubes by Oh My Creative  |  Blackberry Lemonade Popsicles by Homemade Interest  |  No Churn Peach Raspberry Ice Cream by Reasons to Skip the Housework  (And that’s not a typo – there were two Peach Raspberry Ice Cream recipes shared this week).

Wait there’s more. There were so many gorgeous projects linked up, I created a 2nd Inspiration Pinboard this week.
1-Features 164-001Reading Room Table by Flimsy Pi  |  Outdoor Dining by Simply Vintagous  |  Gold Sharpie Teapot by The Casual Craftlete  |  Jasmine Soap and Knit Scrubbers by My Places

If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.

Thank you again to everyone who linked a project and to everyone who came to visit. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

GOOD TASTE: A Rainbow of Granita Recipes

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Every July 11th or 7/11, the 7-Eleven Convenience Stores give away free Slurpees. Have you ever had a Slurpee? They’re a frozen, icy, sugary beverage that tastes so good on a hot day. I didn’t get my free Slurpee this year which made me sad. So I started thinking about how I could easily make something similar. Have you heard of Granita? It’s a fancy Slurpee! Doesn’t Granita sound better than Slurpee? Actually, a Granita is better than a Slurpee and as I was checking out granita ideas, I realized that you can pretty much make them in a rainbow of colors and flavors.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DRESS CODE: Coach Sunglasses and Phone Wristlet Giveaway

  BTS Coach Giveaway

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One reader will receive Coach Bridget Sunglasses & Coach Legacy Phone Wristlet In Signature Fabric.

BLOOM: Fresh Flowers and a Giveaway

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Over the years, I used countless flowers in my posts here at homework. I’ve created all types of faux flowers and used fresh flowers either as the star of a post or as part of the styling for a post. These are just a few of the times, I included flowers in my photos.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 164 & a Granny Square Birdhouse

Granny Square Crocheted Birdhouse via homework | From my archives | Anthro knock off: Granny Square Birdhouse
Hello everyone! I’m so happy that you are here to join me for The Inspiration Board. I’ve been hosting this link party for over 3 years look forward to it every single week. If you’re new here, leave me a comment and let me know so that I can connect with you. For those of you who have been coming around for awhile, I’m so grateful! So, what have you been working on? Summer is whizzing by. Are you getting ready with back-to-school projects? Or thinking ahead to the fall season? I’ve been busy getting my son ready for move-in day for college. I think I’m going to need a group hug when he leaves…

But for now, on to the creative party. Are you ready to share your amazing creativity?

Monday, July 21, 2014

ETCETERAS: How to Galvanize and Rust a Tin

There are many methods to age metal. Depending on the type of metal and the look you want, you can turn your new metal objects into super rusty pieces, chippy, a patina finish or the look of galvanized metal. I was going for the galvanized metal look and ended up with galvanized metal with rust.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 163 & Good Wood Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! It’s so good to be back. I’m staying put for awhile but as I announced on Tuesday at the link party, I’ve started working full time again and so things may get a little hectic. My goal is to continue here on my blog as if nothing has changed. Wish me luck…

If things were hectic for you and you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what was happening here on homework.

Plus, I have a fantastic giveaway for a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP Chromebook. Enter the giveaway here.


A huge thank you to all of you who stopped by this week, commented, emailed and shared your creativity on The Inspiration Board. You all make me smile and inspire me! And now for the projects in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

INKLING: A Colorful DIY Herb Pot

Lifestyle Crafts Herb Pot via homework - carolynshomework (11)The hardest part about being on the Lifestyle Crafts Studio Design Team is deciding what to make. Not because I can’t think of something but because there are so many goodies to share with you. This month, I made something super easy but still fun and cheerful.