Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Thursday, July 14, 2016

HOME ROOM: Green Glass Coastal Décor

Green Glass Decor HutchAs always, I’m a little behind on my seasonal décor but I finally added some summer to my dining room. I love switching up the knick knacks and dishes on this hutch and this time I went with a green glass coastal look. I was surprised at how much green glass I had in my cupboards that I was able to use.

Friday, July 1, 2016

DRESS CODE: Summer Lace Shorts & Accessories | 50+ Fashion

50  Fashion Summer Shorts and accessoriesIt’s officially summer and here in Southern California that means shorts and flip flops. Okay, we wear shorts and flip flops nearly year round but at a certain age, the shorts season starts getting shorter. Maybe as we age we get a little more cold blooded but I find myself only wearing shorts when it’s super hot.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

ETCETERAS: Picnic Glass with Mod Podge

Picnic Glass using Mod Podge and NapkinsWith the beautiful warm weather we’ve been experiencing, it’s no wonder I’m thinking about summer and picnics. I spied some fun picnic theme paper napkins at the market and grabbed a pack.

Friday, July 31, 2015

DRESS CODE: Favorite Shorts for Women 50+

Old Navy Shorts-003I have a love / hate relationship with shorts. I live in Southern California. Shorts are a wardrobe staple at last six months out of the year. But at a certain age, it gets difficult to find shorts that aren’t ridiculous. There are the teeny tiny shorts designed for an 18-year old with an inseam of 3 inches – total fabric to sew these shorts is about a 1/4 yard. There are age-appropriate shorts that either need ironing or not as fashionable as I like, or elastic-waist granny shorts. But cue the music - I recently found a pair of shorts that I love and had to share them with you.


Friday, July 17, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Summer Color Burst

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TGIF everyone! We did again. We crafted, sewed, baked, decorated, diy’d  and inspired each other through another week. We’re right in the middle of summer so I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. I’m hoping to tackle a bedroom bureau makeover that I’m excited about. We’ll see how much I get done. In the meantime, enjoy this burst of summer color that is totally inspiring me right now. What do you think about these Fiesta, Mediterranean, and bright and bold colors?

Friday, June 5, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: June Things


It's Friday everyone. Yippee! I hope you have something absolutely wonderful planned for the weekend. I'm leaving this weekend, traveling for work, so while I finish scrambling and packing, enjoy these pretty ideas perfect for June. And even though I'm away next week, I've prescheduled posts so we won't miss a beat here on homework.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Etceteras: A Little Eucalyptus

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Every season I change up the décor on my kitchen hutch. I usually introduce a seasonal element or color depending on my mood. Sadly, this summer is getting away from me. Any grand plans for a fresh look with shells, starfish or other summer décor is slowly slipping away.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Nature Sun Prints {Martha Stewart Living} & a Giveaway

MD109213_FINAL_ART_23_reducedSummertime creativity is always better outdoors. The sun, the abundance of nature, the sun! This project featured in Martha Stewart Living is the perfect summer project. Head outdoors and make some beautiful nature sun prints.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GOOD TASTE: A Rainbow of Granita Recipes

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Every July 11th or 7/11, the 7-Eleven Convenience Stores give away free Slurpees. Have you ever had a Slurpee? They’re a frozen, icy, sugary beverage that tastes so good on a hot day. I didn’t get my free Slurpee this year which made me sad. So I started thinking about how I could easily make something similar. Have you heard of Granita? It’s a fancy Slurpee! Doesn’t Granita sound better than Slurpee? Actually, a Granita is better than a Slurpee and as I was checking out granita ideas, I realized that you can pretty much make them in a rainbow of colors and flavors.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BE MY GUEST: Summer Projects by Passion Shake

Hello lovely readers of Carolyn's homework! It's Aga here from Passion shake and I'm honored to be guest posting, while Carolyn is away. Since summer season is approaching, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite projects that might get you in the happy crafting mood! Ready?

I love quick and simple DIYs so no worries, you won't see rocket science here! I'll explain to you in a few easy steps how to make these little things you see below. Let's go!


Monday, June 30, 2014

BE MY GUEST: 10 Summer Projects by bliss bloom {blog}

Hi Everyone! I hope you're having a great week. I'm Melanie and I share craft and creative ideas at bliss bloom {blog}. A big "Thank You" to Carolyn for inviting me over! homework is one of my favorite creative blogs and I love all of the innovative ideas and beautifully crafted projects that are shared here.

Let's talk about Summer... I'm not sure if it's just me, but crafting in the Summer is sometimes a challenge. There are just a few holidays to craft around and, for me personally, with my kids out of school, my blog time is usually pre-empted by family time. Honestly though, this is a good thing because stepping away from routine usually gets the creative juices flowing. Right? So now is a great time to think outside the box and try out new materials and ideas.

Here's a Round-Up of some of my favorite Summer Projects--

photo vases | egg carton succulent + roses | lyrics stenciled pillow | milk jug water lilies + votives | fern coasters | alcohol ink vases | craft punch journals | stone trivet | flag table runner | water color banner card

Monday, June 16, 2014

HOMEWORK - READING: Martha Stewart Living

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Hello friends! I’m always excited to share beautiful inspiration from Martha Steward Living. The June issue is brimming with beautiful summer ideas, décor and creativity.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

AU NATURALE: Creative Ideas Using Driftwood



Hello friends! I live very close to the beach but one thing that I never see is driftwood. I would love to find a beach where driftwood was plentiful and I could bring home armloads of this beautiful naturally made goodie. Let me know if you know of any good beaches in Southern California where you can find driftwood. I’d love to make some of these projects that I’ve rounded up.


Monday, June 2, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Pomegranate Mini Ice Cubes | Pomegranate Ice Part 2

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Hello friends! Last week I shared some super refreshing pomegranate lemonade ice cubes and today in part 2 of my pomegranate series I’ve made some Pomegranate Mini Ice Cubes.


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.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

FRESH LOOK: Painted Colander {pops of yellow}

A Splash of Yellow via homeworkFall is around the corner but for now I’m hanging on to summer. I’ve been into yellow lately – it’s so bright and cheery and I’ve added little pops of yellow here and there in my kitchen.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Extra Credit: It’s almost Back-To-School time

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ry%3D400I know we’re only a little over halfway through summer but it’s starting to happen. The words “back-to-school” are starting to creep into my brain. If you have kids, is it happening to you? Are you starting to make mental lists or even written lists of what you need to get.