Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 164 & a Granny Square Birdhouse

Granny Square Crocheted Birdhouse via homework | carolynshomework.com From my archives | Anthro knock off: Granny Square Birdhouse
Hello everyone! I’m so happy that you are here to join me for The Inspiration Board. I’ve been hosting this link party for over 3 years look forward to it every single week. If you’re new here, leave me a comment and let me know so that I can connect with you. For those of you who have been coming around for awhile, I’m so grateful! So, what have you been working on? Summer is whizzing by. Are you getting ready with back-to-school projects? Or thinking ahead to the fall season? I’ve been busy getting my son ready for move-in day for college. I think I’m going to need a group hug when he leaves…

But for now, on to the creative party. Are you ready to share your amazing creativity?

Monday, July 21, 2014

ETCETERAS: How to Galvanize and Rust a Tin

There are many methods to age metal. Depending on the type of metal and the look you want, you can turn your new metal objects into super rusty pieces, chippy, a patina finish or the look of galvanized metal. I was going for the galvanized metal look and ended up with galvanized metal with rust.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 163 & Good Wood Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! It’s so good to be back. I’m staying put for awhile but as I announced on Tuesday at the link party, I’ve started working full time again and so things may get a little hectic. My goal is to continue here on my blog as if nothing has changed. Wish me luck…

If things were hectic for you and you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what was happening here on homework.

Plus, I have a fantastic giveaway for a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP Chromebook. Enter the giveaway here.


A huge thank you to all of you who stopped by this week, commented, emailed and shared your creativity on The Inspiration Board. You all make me smile and inspire me! And now for the projects in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

INKLING: A Colorful DIY Herb Pot

Lifestyle Crafts Herb Pot via homework - carolynshomework (11)The hardest part about being on the Lifestyle Crafts Studio Design Team is deciding what to make. Not because I can’t think of something but because there are so many goodies to share with you. This month, I made something super easy but still fun and cheerful.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

EXTRA CREDIT: Back to School in Style {Tech Style}

Hello friends! I have such a fun giveaway for you today. I seriously just bought a Chromebook and I love it. I’ve been traveling a lot lately and I got it because it’s lightweight and perfect to stash in a carry on, tote bag or back pack. I could even fit it in my purse if I wanted to.

Here’s your chance to win a HP 14” Chromebook plus a $500 Visa Gift Card. Wow! The giveaway is officially called “Back to School” in Style but honestly, who would blame you if you kept the prize for yourself. In addition to this fabulous prize there will be 20 other back to school prize packages. More information is below.

What are you waiting for – enter for a chance to win! Woo hoo.


The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 163 & a rag rug pillow

homework-Rag-Rug-Pillow-56FROM MY ARCHIVES  |  RAG RUG PILLOW

This is a long post, so scroll down to get to the The Inspiration Board Creative Party...

Hello everyone! I’m back. It’s been a whirlwind past month but I think I’ll be able to stay put for awhile. During all the travel which was mainly for my son’s volleyball team and his new college, I was offered a full time position with the company that I consult for. Did you know that I worked part time as a marketing consultant? I’ve steadily increased my working hours all while trying to keep up here on homework.

Monday, July 14, 2014

BE MY GUEST: Beach Vignette by An Extraordinary Day

Every summer growing up, I spent time at the beach. It's my favorite place in all the world. I can close my eyes and dream of splashing waves and sand between my toes.... Ahhhh....   All the dreaming in the world just might not get either of us to the beach. No worries... We can create a beach vignette. Don't roll your eyes....it really is a sweet band-aid solution. And it's super easy to do.

Coastal beachy tray vignette :: AnExtraordinaryDay.netHave you ever noticed play sand for sale at the garden center? When you do...be sure to buy a bag. Yes...it may be more than you need, but I'm pretty certain that once you have your bag of sand, you'll be glad you bought it (and it certainly won't break the bank). Plus, you'll find lots of ways to use that sand.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 162 & Summer Bright Inspiration

Hello, hello everyone! How’s your summer going? As you know, I’ve been in and out so I’ve had some wonderful and very talented and generous guest bloggers helping me out lately. I’m so appreciative that they have shared their talents here at homework. And speaking of talents, thank you to all of you who came by and shared your beautiful projects on The Inspiration Board this week. In case you didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what my guest bloggers shared:

Please click through and check out their blogs. They are all wonderful.
And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week.