Monday, January 26, 2015

HOMEWORK: A Small Change for the Better

Hello friends! Many of you already know that I’ve been blogging for over 4 years now. When I started blogging my work as a marketing consultant had slowed (aka unemployed). About a year and a half ago, I started consulting again part time. Six months ago the company I was consulting for hired me full time and I’ve been juggling the blog schedule and my job ever since. It’s actually very doable since our son is now in college. I work on this blog in the early mornings (with my coffee), evenings and weekends.

Starting this week, I’m going to make a few small changes to the blog schedule to allow me more time over the weekends to prepare the posts. I want to enjoy the process instead of feeling rushed and stressed to meet deadlines. Currently, I host The Inspiration Board Creative Party every Tuesday and post the features every Friday with my projects on the other days.

Here’s what you can expect starting this week.

Features from the previous link party. This will give me more time to go through the links which I love doing.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 190 & Inspiring Bowls

Happy Friday everyone! I’m so glad you’re here and we inspired each other throughout this past week. Thank you to all of you that stopped by, commented, emailed and shared projects. I appreciate you so much. In case you didn’t have a chance to swing by, here a little recap of what I shared.

And now for the projects in the spotlight this week.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

ETCETERAS: Easy 5-Minute Canvas Notepad Holder

Easy Canvas Notepad Holder via homeworkI have to confess, I’m a bit of a notepad hoarder. I love pretty notepads and often receive them as gifts. The problem is I love them so much I don’t use them. I’ll grab other bits of paper to jot a note and “save” my pretty notepads.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Inspiration Red Round Up collage | via homework - carolynshomework.comValentine’s Day is around the corner which got me thinking about red. Even if the day of love is not your thing, these red projects are sure to inspire – whether it’s adding a dash of red to your kitchen, upcycling a red wagon or using splashes of red for your next party – red can instantly make an impact.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 190 & Vintage Edged Towels

Towels 1FROM MY ARCHIVES | Vintage Edged Towels

Welcome everyone! I’m so happy you’re here on my favorite day of the week. I love seeing all the projects being linked up throughout the week. If you’re new to homework, I host this link party every Tuesday through Thursday and the features go up on Friday. So thank you so much for stopping by – new and old readers. I appreciate each and every one of you.

So let’s get this creative party started. Share your creativity by linking up below.

Monday, January 19, 2015

ETCETERAS: Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish with Heart Footsteps

Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish by homework I jumped on the gold leaf trinket dish train and also borrowed some inspiration from the painted animal trend. Combine the two and you you get a Gold Leaf Elephant Trinket Dish complete with little heart footsteps for Valentine’s Day.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 189 & Hanging Around Inspiration

TGIF everyone!! Phew, what a week. But we did it. We created and inspired each other through another week. Hooray for creativity. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by this week and especially to those who shared a project on The Inspiration Board.

There’s been a lot of discussion among bloggers about link parties, the value of them, whether to keep hosting them, whether to co-host with several bloggers to form a mega party etc. I’ve been solo-hosting my link party for almost four years now. The number of links goes up and down and I’ve toyed with the idea of joining a group or at least co-hosting with someone else. I don’t want a mega party with over 500 links but I’d like to offer you more visibility for your projects. I’m not sure what to do. If you have an opinion, leave me a comment. For now, I’m leaning toward keeping my party small and just here on homework. As always, I post the features on Friday and leave that as the top post all weekend to hopefully give the features additional traffic.

Well, enough rambling about the link parties. Let’s get to this week’s features but first up, here’s what I shared this week.

Here are this week’s beautiful features in the spotlight.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Game Day Eats (from my kitchen)

Friends, the big game is coming up and if you’re like me, it’s all about the food and snacks. Well, a little about the game but the food is a big part of it. I’ve rounded up some of my very own recipes that I’ve shared here in the past years that make great game day eats. There’s sandwiches, snacks, healthy options, desserts and even a little treat for your four-legged friends. Enjoy the game – enjoy the food – enjoy the fun.

Superbowl Food RoundupFirst up is Classic Game Day Eats – a variety of sandwiches to please everyone.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

HOME ROOM: Freshening the Living Room

Mohawk Carpet Living Room Decor via homework (15)I have a bad case of the organizing and freshening bug. I’ve been moving things around, decluttering and I’m eager to start on some home d├ęcor projects. I have loads of ideas but first on my list was our living room. I was lucky enough to receive a new SmartStrand Forever Clean bound carpet from Mohawk and it was just the inspiration I needed to do some additional freshening to the room.