Monday, September 1, 2014

Etceteras: Labor Day Recipes and Décor Ideas

Happy Labor Day to my U.S. friends! Here’s in the U.S. we’re enjoying a 3-day weekend. Just as Memorial Day unofficially opens summer, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer. Kids are most likely back in school or will be by next week and the evenings are turning cool. Yes, fall is around the corner.

So while I enjoy the last day of “summer” I thought I’d share some Labor Day recipe ideas and as we look forward to fall, some fall décor projects. See you tomorrow for The Inspiration Board Creative Party friends!



A variety of traditional and new food dishes to try. From Classic Southern Chocolate Pie to Quinoa.


Friday, August 29, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 169 & Girly Girl Inspiration

TGIF friends! I know it’s back to school time and everyone is thinking fall décor but wow, it’s hot where I live. I’m trying to think fall leaves and acorns but my mind is still in the sea blue and beach glass place. How about you? Are you excited for fall? As soon as it cools off a little, I’m right there with you. In the meantime, as we transition into fall, I’m sure everyone is busy with all the things that are happening this time of year – so if you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s a glimpse of what I shared.





A big thank you to all of you who shared projects this week on The Inspiration Board. The board was filled with wonderful ideas. Here are a few in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Pistachio Pomegranate Granola

Pistachio Pomegranate Granola via homework - carolynshomework.com

I’ve been trying to be healthier and snack on things like veggies, fruit and granola. It irks me every time I buy granola at the market because it’s so darn expensive. And I don’t even get the really good stuff – that’s just too pricey. I finally had some time and made up a batch and it is so good.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Martha Stewart Living ~ Better Bake Sale & Printables

Museli coffee cakeFriends, the September issue of Martha Stewart Living is out and of course, it’s filled with timely inspiration. I loved this story on a Better (For You) Bake Sale. Jennifer Aaronson, Editorial Director of Food & Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living, brings us ideas for the "Better Bake Sale" which focuses on swapping in some better-for-you flours, oils, and food colorings. Favorite cookies, cakes, bars, and breads get healthful makeovers.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 169 & A Twine Sunburst Wreath


From my archives | Twine Sunburst Wreath



Happy Tuesday and welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party! Where did August go? I can’t believe we are on the last week of August and September and fall are around the corner. Time sure flies in blogland. If you’re new here, please leave me a comment and introduce yourself so I can visit and meet you. For those of you who have been coming around for awhile, I’m so grateful.

So, what have you been working on? I can’t wait to see. Let’s get this creative party started.

Monday, August 25, 2014

DRESS CODE: Tulip Tie Dye Watercolor Scarf

Tulip Tie Dye Watercolor Scarves via homework - carolynshomework (12)Friends, I have such a fun project to share with you today. As part of the Tulip Tie Dye Your Summer fashion team, I’m demonstrating Tulip Tie Dye but not in the traditional sense. When you think of tie dye, you think fun t-shirts with spirals of bright colors. I used Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye which is America’s favorite tie dye, to create fashionable scarves in a watercolor effect.



Friday, August 22, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 168 & Pink & Purple Crush Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! Well I’ve been an empty-nester for one week now and I’d doing fine. Yay me! I hope you all had a wonderful week and I wanted to thank each and everyone of you that stopped by, left a comment and linked up a project this week. I’m so grateful to all of you. In case you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.


And now for the projects featured in the Spotlight this week.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Caprese Crostini Skewers

Caprese Crostini Skewers via homework | carolynshomework.com If you’re a regular here at homework, you know I’ve been on a tomato, basil kick lately. But I think these by far are my favorite.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Willow and Sage

1WIL-1401-Willow-and-Sage-600x600When you think of Stampington & Company, you think of stamping and paper and pretty crafts. So I was surprised when the editors of Stampington & Company emailed me to see if they could feature one of my scrubs in their next edition of Willow and Sage. I happily agreed because, you know, it was Stampington and Company. They explained that their first issue of Willow and Sage had just been published and sent me a copy.