Friday, April 18, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~150~

And just like that, in a blink Easter is here. Seriously, I didn’t even finish all the Easter projects that I had planned to share with you. That’s okay, we have plenty of spring left to create and inspire each other. Thank you so much to all of you who visited and shared this week. For those that didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared.






And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week.

valance1A Safari themed room with a fabulous yarn valance by Bugaboo Mini Mr. and Me. What a great effect for this fabulous room.


39acbb78d46c86eb7adaf30f612a9ff7An incredible Travel Sweet Sixteen Party by Tip Junkie. The details of this party are incredible – travel agents, passports, destination fun, souvenir stations and more. The hot air balloon cupcake are beyond adorable. What a lucky sweet sixteen birthday girl.


focaccia aloneHomemade Rosemary, Parmesan and Sea Salt Focaccia Bread by JacolynMurphy. Look how gorgeous and yummy that looks. I confess, I am a carb-addict!


IMG_0978azyTraditional and classic looking embroidery by Ana Love Craft. I love the vintage feel and beautiful embroidery floss colors.


rio-bento-box-4-1024x789I love Bento Boxes and this Rio inspired lunch by Two Little Cavaliers would make any kid’s day. Two rice bluebirds are made from natural vegetable dye and a lion is created from a carrot, plus all the trimmings. Healthy and fun!


DSC_1946This chocolate cake with old fashioned caramel icing by Little House Living is my kind of cake. Just yummy, homemade and unadorned. Seconds please!


Washi-Tape-Easter-Eggs-CloseupIf you haven’t made any Easter eggs yet, ready, set, go! These Washi Tape Easter eggs by Eliza Ellis look simple enough with such pretty results.


springbag-by-elisabeth-andrc3a9eI love this spring bag crocheted by Elisabeth Andree. The cross stitching around the top band is such a sweet touch. Do you crochet?. The pattern is available on her blog.


passionshake-card3 (1 of 1)Passion Shake created these beautiful spring cards using perfect seasonal photography. Clean and bright with little touches of Washi Tape.


cut-up-plateAccording to Army Wife to Suburban Life the secret ingredients to this fresh spring roasted chicken is young garlic and lemon leaves. Oh my stars – I can’t wait to make this.


SAM_2489I’ve seen these Anthropologie inspired rosette quilts before and I’m always amazed at wonderful they turn out. Home Heart and Hands lovingly made countless squares and rosettes to create this quilt for her daughter’s room.


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Features 150Clockwise from top left:  Raspberry Coffee Cake Muffins by It’s Always Ruetten  |  Seahorse Silhouette Canvas by Our Second Hand House  |  Flower Garland by Woods of Bell Trees  |  Lavender Eggshell Candles by A Pumpkin and a Princess  |  Pansy Pop Up Card by Plump Perfect and Me  |  Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake by A Pumpkin and a Princess

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

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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.
If you celebrate Easter ~ wishing you a wonderful and blessed day!
Thanks for visiting.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Introducing Graeter’s New Ice Cream

Graeter's Ice Cream - Gelator & A Little Less Indulgent | homework

It’s a messy job but somebody’s got to do it! Some days I’m cleaning up glue and glitter and other days, ice cream scoops. I think sampling and taking pictures of ice cream might be one of my favorite ways to spend the day.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

EXTRA CREDIT: The Battle with White Sports Uniforms

This post brought to you by Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator. All opinions are 100% mine.


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INKLING: Dip-Dye Rice Paper

Dip Dye Rice Paper Gift Wrap via homework | carolynshomework.com  Making your own wrapping paper for small packages is fun and easy. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly way to wrap up a gift with a personal touch.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EXTRA CREDIT: Summer Dreams Have Luggage will Travel Giveaway


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Aren’t these photos fantastic? My friend Izzy traveled the world for a year visiting over 24 countries and blogged about it. It was so inspiring. Just seeing these photos makes me want to pack my bags and explore. Izzy traveled with just a duffel bag and day pack but I’m more of a hotel and luggage girl.

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party [150]



We’re halfway through April and hopefully everyone is enjoying warm weather and signs of spring. I have to confess, I haven’t had a second to work in my garden and may not get spring vegetables planted this year. Have you planted your spring garden? Are you working on freshening your home and spring cleaning? Inspire me, please!! I need to get going.

Whatever you’ve been working on, I can’t wait to see. Inspire all of us with your creativity and share your projects below.

Monday, April 14, 2014

ETCETERAS: Marbled Coffee Cup with Nail Polish

Marbled Coffee Cup with Nail Polish via homework | carolynshomework.com

It’s marbling mania friends. Ever since I discovered this marbling technique and made these Easter Eggs (here), I’ve been dying to marble again.

Friday, April 11, 2014

EXTRA CREDIT: Spring Comfort Giveaway–$250 Amazon Gift Card

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The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~149~

Seriously… TGIF everyone! Another whirlwind week has flown by. I hope you all had a fantastic week and are planning something fun and relaxing for the weekend. Thank you to everyone who visited me here this week and for those of you who shared your creativity on The Inspiration Board. I’m so grateful to all of you.

If the week got away from you, here’s what I shared here on homework this week.




Now, on to the projects featured in the spotlight this week.