Friday, May 30, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 156 Spotlight & Summer Gift Ideas

Hello friends and happy Friday! Did you have a good week? With the holiday on Monday and my son’s high school graduation yesterday, I don’t know if I’m coming or going. If you stopped by this week to visit or share I link, thank you so much! The link party was smaller this week {a more intimate gathering}, probably because of the holiday and all the end-of-school year events. But none the less, the projects were truly inspirational. If you didn’t have a chance to pop this week, here’s what I shared.




And now on to the projects featured in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

ETCETERAS: DIY Faux Sea Glass Jars

DIY Faux Sea Glass via homework  | carolynshomework (1)Hello friends! It’s unofficially officially summer. Once the 3-day Memorial Day weekend has passed we can start wearing white, flip flops and of course start breaking out the starfish, shells and sea glass.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Lemonade Pomegranate Ice

Pomegranate Lemonade Ice via homework  carolynshomework (5)It’s pomegranate season here and I love stocking up and using this beautiful fruit in new and fun ways. This time I made some lemonade pomegranate ice.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 156

Wood 8[2]FROM MY ARCHIVES |  Faux Wood

Hello friends! Many of us are coming off a 3-day weekend and it was nice to have that extra day to catch up and catch our breath. I’m always excited for Tuesday because it’s party day here at homework. If you’re new, I host this link up party every Tuesday where you can share your latest and greatest. On Friday, I feature some of the projects in the Spotlight. If you’ve been coming around for awhile, thank you, thank you!

Are you ready to link up your projects and inspire us. If you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and let me know. I love meeting new friends and visiting new sites.

Monday, May 26, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

MayJune2014Cover72dpiHello friends! Today is a holiday here in the United States. It’s Memorial Day. The day we remember and honor those we have lost serving this country. Unofficially, it also marks the beginning of summer. So as we pause today to remember, honor and look ahead, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some beautiful inspiration.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 155 Spotlight & Freshen Up Inspiration

Happy Friday friends! We crafted, baked, diyed, decored, baked and sewed through another week. It’s that crazy end-of-school-year time of year when kids go bonkers, parents are exhausted and there are still a million things to do. I’m especially grateful to all of you for visiting here at homework because I know everyone is super busy. If your schedule got the best of you, and you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.


This week on homework : carolynshomework.com



Enjoy the weekend everyone and enjoy these projects in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

EXTRA CREDIT: Spring Cleaning with AirRam Sweepstakes

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Well friends, we’re almost done with spring and guess what. I never did my spring cleaning. With my son being a high school senior, it’s been a crazy year. College applications and visits, senior year events and now end of year and graduation events. Plus besides running this blog, I started working again.I don’t even want to tell you the disaster that my house has become. The picture above was taken last year when I had things a little more under control.

Once my son leaves for college (sniff, sniff), I will be doing some major cleaning and organizing. Hey, I might even redecorate his room. This AirRam Cordless Vacuum sounds amazing and would make cleaning so much easier. Lightweight, cordless and bagless. I have a really old vacuum so this would be a really nice replacement for my “vintage” heavy vacuum.

How about you? Wouldn’t you like to upgrade and update your vacuum? Enter for a chance to win one.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

COLOR INSPIRATION: Sand & Sea {sea blue and beige}

COLOR INSPIRATION: Sand & Sea {light blue & beige} curated by carolynshomework.com

With the recent warm weather it’s hard not to dream about days on the beach. One of my favorite color combinations is light blue and beige. To me, it’s timeless, serene and always seems to be in style.
And so, inspired by the Sand & Sea, I created this round up of beautiful light blue and beige inspiration. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 155

Hello friends! Welcome to homework and The Inspiration Board. If you’re new, I host this link up party every Tuesday where you can share your latest and greatest. On Friday, I feature some of the projects in the Spotlight. If you’ve been coming around for awhile, I’m always grateful that you continue to stop by and visit. It means so much to me.

Are you ready to link up your projects and inspire us. Oh, and don’t forget, if you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and let me know. I love meeting new friends and visiting new sites.

Here are a few guidelines:

Monday, May 19, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Old Fashioned Lemon Bars and other Lemony Goodies

Old Fashioned Lemon Squares via homework | carolynshomework.com

The other day I made these lemon bars. Not key lime, or coconut, or raspberry lemon bars. The old fashioned lemon square recipe that has been in my recipe box for decades.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 154 Spotlight & Pamper Yourself Inspiration

Spring seems to be flying by at warp speed. Of course, in my mind spring ends with May because June means school is out and it’s summer! It doesn’t always work that way but it’s how I think about the seasons. Either way, time is flying by and I’m looking forward to hopefully a slower paced summer. How about you?

As always, thank you so much for visiting here at homework this week. I so appreciate your comments, shares and link ups. In case you didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared.




Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I hope you enjoy these wonderful projects featured in the spotlight this week.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

LITTLE CRAFTS: Boo Boo Bunny Ice Wrappers

Boo Boo Bunny via homework | carolynshomework.com

During the Easter season the blog world was filled with cute bunny ideas. I saw several cute ways to fold a napkin into a bunny. It reminded me of the Boo Boo Bunny that my son had when he was a toddler.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE DIRT: Brown Paper Seedling Pots {tomato plants}

Brown Paper  Seedling Pots via homework | carolynshomework.com This year I planted tomato seeds instead of buying mature plants. I was so surprised how many seedlings I got. So many in fact, I needed to thin them out and I didn’t have the heart to throw away the smaller plants.



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party [154]

FROM MY ARCHIVES :  Flip Flop Refashion


Hello. Hello. I’m so happy that you’re here. It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for The Inspiration Board creative party. If you’re new here, every Tuesday I host a creative party where you can add your projects for everyone to see. On Friday, I post features in the Spotlight. Old or new, I’m so grateful that you stopped by.

So here we go… link up your projects and inspire us. Oh, and don’t forget, if you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and let me know. I love meeting new friends and visiting new sites.

Monday, May 12, 2014

BE INSPIRED: Red Balloons for Ryan


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Artwork courtesy of Craftberry Bush

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I was one of the lucky ones celebrating being a mother and celebrating with my mother. For those who have lost loved ones, it can be a cruel day.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party Spotlight ~153~

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you had a wonderful week, filled with pretty things and peaceful moments. If your week was busy and peaceful moments were far and few between, I hope the weekend brings rest and relaxation. Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by this week and left comments. I huge thank you to those of you who shared projects on The Inspiration Board. If you didn’t get a chance to visit this week, here is what I shared.





Now for the projects in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

BLOOM: Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas  via homeework | carolynshomework.com  Every now and then, when I go to the market, I treat myself to something pretty. Like a bunch of flowers or some potted plants. This past week, I spied these 4 inch pots of Hydrangeas and I couldn’t resist.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Creative Graduation Ideas

Creative Graduation Inspiration  Round Up via homework | carolynshomework.com Do you have a graduate in your house this year? I do. I can’t believe it but my spirited little guy is graduating from high school. I’m not sure if we’re throwing a party or not. We might just go low key with a small gathering but I’ve been checking out all kinds of graduation inspiration and thought I’d share some of the fun things I found.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party [153]

FROM MY ARCHIVESRed Bandana Party Favors

Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party. I’m so happy you stopped by and I hope you have time to stay for a bit and go through some of the amazing links. If you have to link and run – I hope you get a chance to come back and visit soon.

If you’re new here, every Tuesday I host a creative party where you can add your projects for everyone to see. On Friday, I post features in the Spotlight. Old or new, I’m so grateful that you stopped by.

So here we go… link up your projects and inspire us. Oh, and don’t forget, if you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and let me know. I love meeting new friends.

Monday, May 5, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Cinco de Mayo Succulent Cans

Cinco de Mayo Succulent Cans via homework | carolynshomework.com Happy Cinco de Mayo friends! In honor of the Mexican holiday which is widely celebrated here in Southern California, I whipped up some fun Salsa Can Succulents and decorated them with some papel picado flags.

Friday, May 2, 2014

INKLING: National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop & Giveaway

Mother's Day Cake Flags via homework | carolynshomework.comUh oh… guess what day it is? It’s National Scrapbook Day. Did you know? I didn’t either but luckily I’m part of the Lifestyle Crafts Studio Design Team and they keep me up to date on all these things. Once I found out, I couldn’t wait to celebrate and what better way then participating in a blog hop.


The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~152~

Hello everyone and happy Friday! We made it though another week of crafty fun, creativity and in my neck of the woods scorching hot weather. Somebody flipped a switch and we sizzled here in Southern California. I hope you had a great week and are heading into a fantastic weekend. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared here at homework.

Projects from homework
Carrot & Banana Homemade Dog Biscuits  |  Make Your Mark Book Review  |  Canvas Prints on Burlap  |  Mother’s Day Cake Flags



Thursday, May 1, 2014

ETCETERAS: Fabric Prints on Burlap Canvas

Fabric Prints on Burlap Canvas via homework | carolynshomework.com  These burlap canvases are very popular right now. You can get them at your local craft store and they come in a variety of sizes. I got mine at Michaels and have been trying to figure out how I wanted to use them.