Wednesday, December 30, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stack of White Chocolate Cranberry CookiesFor Christmas I received the most delicious batch of Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies from my friend Vicky. She always bakes delicious treats and these are definitely one of my favorites. The slightly tart cranberries and the white chocolate are the perfect combination paired with a a traditional chocolate chip cookie batter.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 239 & Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes

Candy Cane Sugar Cubes Leftover Candy Canes Peppermint Sticks, CoffeeFROM MY ARCHIVES:  Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes

Welcome to The Inspiration Board! I hope you’re rested up and ready to party. I’m excited to see what you’ve been up to and super excited as we close out 2015 and start a brand new year of creative sharing. This blog started in 2010 when I was between jobs and I’m thrilled that you all still come and visit me here. So let’s get going and end 2015 with the best creative link up ever.

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 238 & Cheers

Welcome back everyone. I hope you had a fantastic weekend and if you celebrate Christmas, I truly hope it was filled with joy. I think I need about a month to recover from the holiday prep, frenzy and ridiculous amounts of food and treats. I actually don't have a much time to recover because I head out of town in a week for business travel. Phew, I'm tired just thinking about it.

It doesn't look like any of you have missed a beat. The projects linked up on The Inspiration Board were amazing as usual. I'm so grateful that you choose to share here on homework. And, in case you've been too busy to pop over, here's what I've been sharing lately.

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Now take a minute to enjoy the projects featured this week.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Cranberry, Apple & Mandarin Orange Conserve

Cranberry Conserve by homework - carolynshomwork (7)Even though Thanksgiving is a distant memory, my annual Cranberry, Apple & Mandarin Orange Conserve is the perfect side for your holiday table. This super duper easy dish looks festive and pairs perfectly with just about anything.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 238 & Valentine Candle


Hello friends! Happy Christmas week. We are down to the wire and I'm sure you are all busy, busy, busy with last minute shopping, wrapping, baking and all things holiday related. I hope you have a chance to enjoy these last few days and pause to relax, create memories and take joy in the preparations. Now, let's start this little party. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 237 & Eggnog Recipes


Well, here we are friends. Ready or not, it’s Christmas week. I had a marathon wrapping weekend and I worked on our Christmas cards. This is the first year in probably 20 years that I didn’t make our Christmas cards. I ordered them and apparently I didn’t allow enough time so I just received the box and was furiously addressing and stamping. I knew it would be a mad dash to the finish line but this year I really pushed it. I hope you had a nice weekend and could enjoy the season. In case you’ve missed anything here on the blog, here’s a little snapshot of what I’ve been sharing.
 


A huge thank you to all of you who stopped by, commented or linked up to the party last week. It was another amazing week of fantastic inspiration. So without further ado, here are the project featured this week.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Homemade Vanilla Extract & Free Printable Labels


Friends, I can't tell you how long making Homemade Vanilla Extract has been on my to-do list. I've been wanting to do this for years. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 237 & New Year’s Eve Countdown


Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party everyone! I’m so glad you’re here, especially during this crazy, hectic time of year. I managed to finish my Christmas shopping. I have a few more gift deliveries I’m waiting on and I’m also anxiously awaiting for my Christmas cards to be delivered so I can work on them and mail them out. This might be the first year that I’m late sending cards. How about you? Have you accomplished everything on your list? I hope so.

Well, let’s move on to the creative party…

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 236 & Peppermint Pleasures


We’re halfway through December and I’m back to work today from my staycation. I took last week off from my day job to get caught up with holiday prep and life in general. I got a lot done but as always, ran out of time to get everything accomplished. I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled hot chocolate, a cozy fireplace and maybe some holiday music. Doesn’t that sounds nice! And, In case you’ve been as crazy busy as me and haven’t had a second to swing by and visit me lately, here’s what I’ve been sharing.


Recycled K Cup Holiday Gnomes  :  Vintage Wagon Place Card  :  Holiday Dining Room

And now for the projects featured this week from The Inspiration Board

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CELEBRATIONS: Holiday Home Tour–Dining Room

Holiday Hutch 2The holiday décor has finally started to make an appearance at my house. This year I went with the on-trend look of plaid and red for a couple of reasons. I love the look and I have loads of red knick-knacks that I could use to complete the look. My dining room hutch is usually the first piece to be decorated for every season. I love switching out the plates and server ware but almost always have a foundation of white dishes. I added the pretty black scrollwork plate at the top and a buffalo plaid scarf and the rest came together easily.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 236 & Printable Birch Tags

FROM MY ARCHIVES :  Printable Birch Tags

It’s getting serious now friends. There’s no time to waste as we head for the home stretch. Are you ready for the holidays? I’m slowly getting there but I need to pick up the pace a bit. So in between the shopping, baking, wrapping and everything else, I hope you’ve had time to create something to share.

Show me whatcha got….

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 235 & Oh My Cupcakes

Welcome back everyone. I hope you had an amazing weekend. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, every weekend needs to be super charged. I hope you got some things checked off your list and had a little leftover time to relax and enjoy the weekend. Thank you to everyone who visited last week, shared a project, or left a comment. I appreciate each and every one of you. In case you missed anything, here’s a little recap of what I’ve been up to.

Now, let’s be inspired with the gorgeous features from last week’s link party.

Inspiration Board Spotlight

Friday, December 4, 2015

FRIDAY: High Five

It’s Friday – time for this week’s Friday High Five. What have you been high-fiving about this week? Christmas prep, holiday cards, or maybe just surviving the week is enough to high five about. I have to say, today is especially sweet because I’m taking a staycation next week. Yessiree, I’m taking the week off to do all things holiday prep related. Wish me luck, I have 7 days to shop, create and mail cards, ship gifts, bake, decorate and make handmade gift items. Piece of cake! Enjoy the weekend friends and take a stroll through my high five items for this past week.


IMG_2686I made this Goat Cheese, pistachio and honey drizzle appetizer for Thanksgiving and it was a hit as usual. Super simple but looks so fancy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 235 & New Year Confetti Straws



Let the countdown begin… 24 shopping days until Christmas and 31 days until the New Year. I better stock up on energy drinks and coffee because this is going to be a mad dash friends. I can’t wait to see what you share so that I’ll be even more inspired by your ideas. Ready to party? I know I am.

Here we go…
Homework Creative Party