Friday, August 1, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 165 & Mellow Yellow Inspiration

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Woot. Do you have big plans for the weekend? I’m still in college-kid move in mode, so I’ll be running around all weekend picking up more dorm necessities. I want to thank everyone who visited this week and especially to all of you who shared projects on The Inspiration Board. I love looking through all the links and it definitely takes my mind off my soon-to-be empty nest. If you didn’t get a chance to pop over, there what I shared this week.


And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week.

Paper_Succulent_Garden (1)This just made me gasp! Something Creative Everyday made this Succulent Garden out of recycled materials and paper. It is a work of art! Wow!

ring bowl glitterOoooh – I love shiny things! Sum of their Stories crafted some pretty dishes and blinged them with gold and glitter.

Jack1watermarkedThe Heathered Nest impresses again with this Train Themed Boy’s room. My favorite features… the enormous vintage train wall art, the antique blanket and herringbone rug. The list could go on and on. I pretty much love this room.

office-1-680x1024This gorgeous workspace would certainly inspire me. The desk started as a plain wood desk but Being Bianca used layers of gold spray paint and nail heads to give it an updated look.

IMG_7565-4Another amazing furniture transformation by Reposhture. This aging vinyl chair gets a completely new looks with spray paint. Now it looks like it came straight out of a high-end store!

igottacreate_simple_syrup_9A simple recipe makes the world of difference. I Gotta Create shares this Simple Syrup recipe. My mom used to make simple syrup so we could have fresh lemonade and it makes all the difference in the world.

IMG_4884Glamorous Affordable Life completely transformed the look of this lamp with paint and a new shade. I love the blue color on the base and the up-light shade.

1240bay-19This shows you what a little (or a lot) of elbow grease can accomplish. A completely cleaned up and sparkling vintage range by Leaving the Ivory Tower. I love the fold down top that doubles as counter space when you’re not cooking.

Fiesta-Fettuccine-8I love trying new things and this Fiesta Fettuccine by Love Food will Share sounds like a great combination of some of my favorites. Corn, bacon, cheese – oh yes!

Peach-Prosciutto-Pizza-682x1024Here’s another fun new dish to try. Keep it Simple Sweetie blends prosciutto and peaches on a homemade pizza. Reminiscent of Hawaiian pizza but without the pineapple. 

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1-Features 165Hello Sunshine String Art by Homemade Interest  |  Lemon Cheesecake Popsicles by Pink Recipe Box  |  Tufted Ottoman by the Happy Chateau  |  Triplet Tote Bag by The DIY Dreamer  |  Stuffed Penguins by Woods of Bells Trees
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.
Thanks for visiting.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Etceteras: A Little Eucalyptus


Every season I change up the décor on my kitchen hutch. I usually introduce a seasonal element or color depending on my mood. Sadly, this summer is getting away from me. Any grand plans for a fresh look with shells, starfish or other summer décor is slowly slipping away.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Nature Sun Prints {Martha Stewart Living} & a Giveaway

MD109213_FINAL_ART_23_reducedSummertime creativity is always better outdoors. The sun, the abundance of nature, the sun! This project featured in Martha Stewart Living is the perfect summer project. Head outdoors and make some beautiful nature sun prints.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 165 & a Brown Bag Wreath

Brown Bag Wreath (8)[2]FROM MY ARCHIVES | Brown Bag Bay Leaf Wreath

Hooray – it’s Tuesday. Welcome to The Inspiration Board. I’m so happy you’re here and willing to share your creativity. If you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and let me know so that I can connect with you. Have you been busy creating or are you soaking in the warm summer days? August is just around the corner and this is when the back-to-school panic sets in. Are you ready? I know I still have a lot of organizing to do before we pack up my big guy and say goodbye at his new college.

Well, let’s get the creative party started. I know I’m ready.

Monday, July 28, 2014

NOTIONS: Twine Wrapped Inspiration Clip Holder

Twine Wrapped Clip Holder | homework

I actually wasn’t sure what to call this project. It’s a piece of wood with twine wrapped around it and paper clips. Let’s go with Twine Wrapped Clip Holder.

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!

Can you believe it? Enter for a chance to win!

And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week…

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GOOD TASTE: A Rainbow of Granita Recipes

1-Granita Round Up

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

Welcome to the Back to School Coach Sweepstakes

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8 & MPM Network Bloggers.

Coach Bridget Sunglasses combine bold styling with unexpected touches of color in a luxurious modern design. An enameled Coach lozenge accents each temple piece, while gradient lenses offer broad-spectrum UV protection. Perfect for those bright early mornings!

The Coach Legacy Phone Wristlet is a custom-woven signature jacquard and glove-tanned leather combine to give this compact accessory a striking signature look. Finished with a wrist strap and a Coach logo medallion at the snap closure, it keeps a phone and other small essentials safely tucked away. Signature fabric with leather trim. Snap closure. Wrist strap attached. Small enough to tuck away and get on the go.

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

BLOOM: Fresh Flowers and a Giveaway

1-Floral Post

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.