Friday, May 29, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Something Blue

Weekend Inspiration Light Blue
And just like that we’ve arrived at the last Friday of May. It seems like just the other day, we were all recovering from the holiday madness and looking ahead to spring. Now summer is literally around the corner. I hope you have some fun and relaxing activities planned for the weekend. I’m getting ready to travel for business (my day job) so I’ll be running around picking up last minutes things and finalizing my outfits. A week of meetings, dinners and more meetings requires a lot of planning. I’m a little stressed about my business travel so I’ve been gazing at some pretty things in my favorite color - light blue. While I make yet another list enjoy this blue inspiration.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Beet & Apple Salsa

Beet & Apple Salsa Recipe via homework

Beets seem to be all the rage lately and since I had never cooked with beets before, I decided to give it a try. It’s hard to resist that beautiful deep red color and I love trying out new dishes that are interesting both visually and to the taste buds.



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 208 & Faux Sea Glass

DIY Faux Sea Glass via homework   carolynshomework (13)[3]FROM MY ARCHIVES | Faux Sea Glass with Netting

Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party! I’m so happy you’re here and ready to share your talent and party together! I’ve been hosting this party for years and I still get a kick out of seeing all the wonderful links. Plus, I love pinning and sharing your projects. Remember, the features are now on Monday – you can check out last weeks’ features below or by clicking HERE.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 207 & Inspiring White

Welcome to a new week here on homework. Today in the United States it’s Memorial Day. A day when we honor those who have sacrificed for our country. This three day weekend also unofficially marks the beginning of summer – kids are ending the school year, the weather is turning warmer and the days are longer. I know many of you may be enjoying the day with family and friends and firing up the barbeque. Whatever you have planned, I hope you enjoy.

Thank you to all of you who stopped by last week and shared your projects on The Inspiration Board. As always, it was a gallery of eye candy. In case you didn’t have a chance to visit, here’s what I shared last week.



And now for the projects featured this week.

Friday, May 22, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Natural Plant & Flower Dye

Weekend Inspiration: Natural Plant & Flower Dye
TGIF everyone! Here in the U.S. we have a 3-day weekend! I can’t wait to have that extra day so I can get caught up. What are you planning for the weekend? I’m thinking about trying some natural plant dye. I’ll probably start with beets. I just love the deep rich color a beets and can’t wait to try my hand at dying some fabric or paper. I’ve been checking out some ideas and gathered up some of my favorites to share with you. Enjoy these fantastic projects while I get ready to boil some beets.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BLOOM: Pressed Hydrangeas


Hydrangeas are definitely one of my favorite flowers but I’ve never been able to successfully get mine to bloom in blue. I know it depends on factors in the soil but whatever I do, I get bright pink blooms. They’re still gorgeous but I do love the look of the blue hydrangeas.



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 207 & Flip Flop Refashion Time


FROM MY ARCHIVES : Flip Flop Refashion (Yup, it’s that time of year)

Last week I messed up you guys! Every Tuesday The Inspiration Board opens at 1:00 a.m. PST. After I wake up and get my coffee, I check the link party and look through all the link ups that have been shared while I was sleeping. Last week, I messed up the code and woke up to zero links. It’s like no one showing up to your house when you’re having a party. The good news is there were still plenty of projects shared once I fixed the post and loads of amazing inspiration.

So, welcome to this week’s Inspiration Board creative party! I’m going to double check the link code this week so we can all party together! Share your creativity by linking up below. I love pinning and sharing your projects. Remember, the features are now on Monday – you can check out last weeks’ features below or by clicking HERE.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 206 & Inspiring Little Bites

Hello everyone – I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Welcome to another week here on homework. Last week The Inspiration Board party started a little late because I messed up the link code. There were fewer link ups but none the less, the projects were amazing as always. If you missed the party last week because of my airhead-face-plant moment, I hope you come back tomorrow and share your projects.

And in case you missed anything last week, here’s what I shared last week.

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And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week.


Friday, May 15, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Beet It

Weekend Inspiration Beets
Happy Friday and weekend everyone. What do you have planned for the weekend? I hope something fun, maybe some relaxation time and of course a little creativity. I’ve been so inspired by all the beautiful beet recipes I’ve been seeing lately. I’m thinking about picking up some beets and experimenting this weekend. Be on the lookout for something beet-related from me. In the meantime, be inspired by these gorgeous beet recipes.


Enjoy and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ETCETERAS: Washi Tape Time Frame

Washi Tape Time Frame via homework (5)Eighteen years ago, I was given a time frame when my son was born. It was so fun adding the photos every few months and then every year as he grew older.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 206 & Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Lemon Peel via homework
From my archives :  Candied Citrus Peel

Happy party day everyone. I still look forward to Tuesdays every week just like I have for the past four years. are you ready to share? I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.

So let’s get this creative party started. Share your creativity by linking up below. I love pinning and sharing your projects. Remember, the features will now be on Monday – you can check out last week’s features HERE.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 205 & Inspiring Tea Time

Hello friends. Welcome to another week of here at homework. I hope you had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and a little creativity. We had some spring showers here in Southern California but we can sure use it here. My little garden loved the rain and the sunshine that followed.

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by last week. I loved your comments and was so inspired, as always, by the projects linked up on The Inspiration Board.

Here’s what I was up to last week.

And now for the amazing projects in the spotlight this week.



Friday, May 8, 2015

Weekend Inspiration: Trending | Copper

Weekend Inspiration copper-001
TGIF everyone! We made it through another week – decorating, crafting, baking, cooking, sewing and more. What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be doing more spring cleaning and organizing. Plus, I’m getting ready for some business travel in June for my day job and I think a shopping trip for some new clothes might be in the schedule. Between all that, I’m thinking about how I can collect some copper items to add to my d├ęcor.

Have you noticed the copper trend lately? I used to have some great cupper mugs and I’m hoping I stored them in the attic. The problem is there are so many boxes up there, it would take me all day to find them. I love the warmth that copper pieces adds to a table, mantel or hutch so it might be worth a trip up to the dusty attic. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely copper examples.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

LITTLE CRAFT: Recycled Container Scare Cat

Kid Craft Scare Cat via homework (4)Here’s a fun little craft for little crafters just in time for your spring vegetable garden. Make a scare cat out of recycled plastic containers to keep the critters away from your vegetables. Or that’s the idea anyway.



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 205 & Red Bandana Hobo Favors


FROM MY ARCHIVES :  Red Bandana Hobo Party Favors

Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party! I’m so happy you’re here – whether you’re just stopping by to see the links or sharing one of your own projects – I love this day of creative sharing. I want to thank all of you that have been coming by for years and sharing your projects. Your loyalty means the world to me. And I’m so excited to see some new-to-me blog names lately. I’ll be stopping by and checking out your blogs. Welcome, welcome!

So let’s get this creative party started. Share your creativity by linking up below. I love pinning and sharing your projects. Remember, the features will now be on Monday. You can check out last week’s features HERE.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 204 & International Delights

Hello, hello friends. Welcome to another week here on homework. You may have noticed posts were lighter last week. Between my day job and family, I just couldn’t squeeze out enough time to create and share more with you. It was actually the first time in five years that I didn’t post daily – but I’m feeling okay about it.

We’ve been spending every spare minute moving our college son home from school. How do you squeeze a dorm room full of stuff into an already full house? It’s been challenging and we’ve been moving furniture around, organizing and purging. I’m starting to see the light at the end of the cluttered tunnel.


Blog Mediterranean TableHere’s what I shared last week – a Mediterranean Inspired Tablescape with discount store plates.


And now on to the projects featured this week.