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Monday, July 6, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 213 & Inspiring Summer Sherbert Colors

Hello friends! If you’re here in the U.S., I hope you had a fantastic Fourth of July weekend. The holiday weekend was also the end of my weeklong staycation so it’s back to work (at my day job) for me. I got a lot done during my week off including having family and friends over on the Fourth. I never did make it to the chaise lounge with a tall cool drink and a magazine during the week. But, oh well, it was still nice.

A huge thank you to all of you that shared projects on The Inspiration Board last week. The party had been dwindling but was back on an upswing last week. Hooray! For those who haven’t had a chance to pop over lately, here’s what I’ve shared recently.

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What I Wore – Business Travel  |  Coastal Crafts Book Giveaway  |  DIY Sea Shell Make Up Mirror  |  Groupon Coupons Review  |  Patriotic Brownie Cups |  New Homework Logo

And now for the features!



Inspiration Board Spotlight

httpwoodsofbelltrees.combead-wrapped-earrings-25-1024x682Woods of Bell Trees shows us how to make these gorgeous Bead Wrapped Earrings.


bok-choy-1024x683Healthy and yummy, this Easy Roasted Bok Choy by Crystal and Company looks delicious.


Apple-Jack-Hand-Pies-with-sugar-sprinkles-500x373Apple pie is my absolute favorite and these Flaky Applejack Hand Pies by BeBetsy look melt-in-your-mouth good.


P1020504Guilty Chocoloholic Mama painted and had to strip and repaint after discovering a big mistake. A lot of work and a lot of love.


june 2015 018_zpsg95dfioyEveryday Made Fresh shares a Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe. Now we never have to buy the packets.


IMG_3534-003Gorgeous Soda Can Art by Purple Hues and Me. It’s amazing what you can do with recycled goods.


coconut_cake_pinterestLook at all the fluffiness! Homemade Interest shares a Coconut Cake recipe and it’s glorious!


20150612_220501USS Crafty created a darling craft room in keeping with her theme as a navy wife.


Add-Reclaimed-Wood-to-Old-BenchScrapality does it again! An old bench gets new life with reclaimed wood and she makes it look so easy.


adforsheknowsI love the styling and creativity of Passion Shake. This DIY Concrete Stool is so cool.


elephant cookies 2The Cookie Puzzle charms us with these adorable Elephant Cookies complete with little pink hearts.



THIS WEEK ON THE INSPIRATION PINBOARD
Summer Sherbert Colors via homework
Crochet Pillow – Amigurumi Askina  |  Onion Relish – Honey and Birch  |  Graham Brown Popsicle Trend – The DIY Dreamer  |  Raspberry Cupcakes – One Little Project  |  Kitsch Citronella Candle – Sadie’s Season Goods


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.
Thanks so much for stopping by.




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Friday, July 3, 2015

DRESS CODE: What I Wore {Business Travel Clothes for 50+}

What I Wore Business Travel 50+Today I’m sharing a really different post with you. I love fashion and accessories but I rarely post pictures of myself or share things that I wear. I recently was away for a week-long business trip for my day job as a senior marketing manager and documented my outfits. I work remotely from my home office and was traveling to the corporate office for the first time. I planned (shopped) for this trip for a long time because it was a packed schedule with meetings, dinners and more meetings.

As you can see from my post title, I’m in the 50+ age group (eeeep how did that happen?) so I don’t want to dress too young but I also don’t want to dress matronly. So here are the outfits I wore and a few tips that I learned for my next trip in a few months.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

ACCESSORIES: DIY Shell Magnifying Make Up Mirror

DIY Shell Magnifying Make Up Mirror via homework (6)For a long time now, I’ve relied on a magnifying mirror in my bathroom to apply my make up. Funny how the regular mirror seems so far away the older I get. In my bathroom, I have a nice swing arm magnifying mirror but I also have a variety of handheld versions. I found this small 4 inch mirror in one of my make up bags and decided to give it a little facelift.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

EXTRA CREDIT: Groupon Coupons–a new way to save


I have to confess, I’m slightly addicted to online shopping. Clothes, shoes, household items… you name it and I love to buy it online. Nothing makes me happier than finding a good sale at one of my favorite stores and it’s an added bonus when I have a coupon code for even more savings

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 213 & Summer Capiz Shell Cake Plate

Capiz Shell Cake Plate by homeworkFROM MY ARCHIVES :  Capiz Shell Cake Plate

Welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party! I’m so happy you’re here and I can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating. I’m actually on a little staycation from my day job so I’m happily spending time between my craft table, relaxing and doing a little shopping. I have big plans to tackle my stack of magazines outside on the chaise lounge. I’m going to try to unplug a little and pretend I’m at a resort. Even if it’s for only an hour each day it will be priceless.

I’ll let you know if I’m successful. In the meantime, let’s make this the best party ever.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 212 & Refreshing Happy Hour Ideas

Well, here we are in the last week of June. Has everyone adjusted to summer vacation? We’ve got moms with little ones, moms with kids returning home from college and everything in between. Summer is great but it’s definitely an adjustment from the regular structured routine. My empty nest won’t be empty in September since my college son decided to move back home. He’ll be attending a local college, so you won’t see any amazing posts about converting his room into a craft room just yet.

I big thank you to everyone who stopped by last week. Sending you all virtual hugs! In case you missed anything, here’s a little recap of what I’ve been sharing.




And now for the projects featured this week:

Friday, June 26, 2015

EXTRA CREDIT: Coastal Crafts : Decorative Seaside Projects {giveaway}

Coastal Crafts by Cynthia Shaffer via homework (7)There’s nothing like a little beach décor or coastal crafting to really celebrate summer. Whether you live near the seaside or not, it’s fun to bring a little coastal charm into your home. Coastal Crafts (Lark, May 2015) by Cynthia Shaffer has over 20 projects that use seashells, ropes, sea glass and other nautical materials. Perfect for some summer fun.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Super Easy Patriotic Brownie Cups

If you’re planning a Fourth of July gathering, these Patriotic Brownie Cups are super easy, perfectly themed and absolutely yummy. I made these on a whim as a practice and okay, let’s be honest, I had to taste test them. Want to make some? Here’s how: