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Thursday, October 1, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Los Angeles Times Company Rice

Company Rice via homework - carolynshomework (6)
Years and years ago, I was invited to the Los Angeles Times for a luncheon and presented with an autographed copy of Dear S.O.S.: Thirty Years of Recipe Requests by Rose Dosti. Dear S.O.S. was a popular column for years in the Los Angeles Times. Readers would request favorite restaurant recipes and the column would print them. Now there’s Pinterest and other food blogs where we can instantaneously get copycat recipes. But I still cherish this book and this recipe for Company Rice is one of my favorites.

It’s that old-school type of recipe, you  know, with soup and butter. According to the author, this recipe won her “My Best Recipe” prize in 1972! Yup, it’s an oldie but a goodie. Let’s make some…

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 226 & Sweater Sleeve Heating Pad

Upcycled Sweater to Heating Pad via homework - carolynshomework (6)[12]FROM MY ARCHIVES  :  Sweater Sleeve Heating Pad

Homework Creative Party

Hooray – it’s Tuesday! Time for The Inspiration Board. I’m so looking forward to seeing your amazing projects. Seeing all the fall décor, crafts and recipes has me wishing for fall weather even more. Fingers crossed that this last blast of summer will move on soon and I can start enjoying that beautiful fall chill in the air. Don’t get me wrong I love summer but enough already. So let’s get the party going so I can live vicariously through your fall inspiration.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party Spotlight 225 & Black is the New Orange

Hello friends! Welcome to a brand new week here at homework. I’m getting ready to head out of town again on another business trip for a week and since it’s only been a few weeks since my last trip, I’m woefully behind. I have projects I’m itching to get to, pictures I need to take and after this trip I’m hoping to get back on pace. How about you? Are you finding yourself behind these days. It’s the preseason warm up friends! We need to get ready for the real holiday craziness. So in case you missed anything here on homework lately, here’s what I’ve been sharing.

And now for the amazing projects featured this week.
Inspiration Board Spotlight

Friday, September 25, 2015

The 3rd Annual Handmade Holiday Gift Guide Link Up

Holiday Link Up 2015
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Handmade Holiday Gift Guide Link Up. If you have a handmade store, Etsy Shop, or sell handmade items, now is your chance to show off your wares and boost your holiday sales. I love supporting handmade items and I’m thrilled to host this link up every year. As in years past, I’ll create a holiday gift guide from selected items and share it here before the holidays.

Homework is proud to support handmade!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Homeroom: Blue and Natural Fall Hutch

Blue and Natural Fall Hutch via homework - carolynshomwork (4)Decorating for fall this year was not an easy task. Why? Because it’s still scorching hot here in Southern California. But I persevered and brought autumn into my home.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 225 & Frosty Apples for Fall

Frosty Apples for FallFROM MY ARCHIVES :  Frosty Apples

Welcome to the Inspiration Board. I’m so excited because last week the party was record breaking. I loved looking through all those links and seeing some new names. From crafts to recipes to tips and more. Fun! So let’s get this week’s party going. I can’t wait to see what you’ve up to.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party Spotlight 224 & Unique Pumpkin Recipes

Welcome to a new week on homework! Let me start by saying “thank you” for a record breaking link party. Wow! I’ve been hosting this link up for over four years and this was by far the most links ever. And not just a lot of links but always amazing creativity. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your talent here. It’s inspiring! I hope the projects I’ve been sharing have inspired you. In case you missed anything lately, here’s what I’ve been up to.

And not on to the projects featured this week:

Inspiration Board Spotlight

Thursday, September 17, 2015

UPCYCLING: How to make a faux vintage tin

Faux Vintage Tin from Plastic Tub via homework (2)I think this might be one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made. Well, I say that about a lot of my projects. But this one was so fun to transform. Would you believe this faux vintage tin started out as a yellow plastic corn starch container?