Thursday, January 31, 2013

Accessories: martha stewart tote {and a giveaway}


OB-Martha Stewart Tote 2Even if you don’t travel that often, you may be like me and use a tote bag almost every day. I have lots of tote bags but none of them are designed for my work needs. I usually end up tossing in all my goodies into one of my large tote bags – even my laptop. The items above are just some of the things that I usually “tote” around with me.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Good Taste: a year of cupcakes on the Inspiration Board


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There’s one item that is consistently linked up week after week on the Inspiration Board. Cupcakes. I’ve been wanting to round up the best of the cupcakes for the longest time – and finally went through a year’s worth of Inspiration Board link parties to bring you…
A Year of Cupcakes on the Inspiration Board

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [87]

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Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Can you believe it? Even my lime tree is celebrating Valentine’s Day. Just a few more weeks until the big heart day and then we coast into spring. Before we know it the sun will be shining, gardens blooming and we will be welcoming a new season.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying all the beautiful Valentine projects, home decorating, recipes and more that you are all sharing. I can't wait to see what you've been up to this week.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Celebrations: decoupage heart & arrow

Valentine’s Day seems to be bring out the soft sweet side of me. It’s usually buried somewhere deep down inside and does makes an appearance every now and then.


Friday, January 25, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~86~

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the Inspiration Board spotlight. It’s the season of love and there was plenty of Valentine inspiration linked up this week. Also, a lot of home improvement / room redo / decorating links. I somehow missed that memo and haven’t tackled any large scale home improvement projects lately. So I’m filing away all the ideas so they’ll be at my fingertips when I’m ready to dive in.

As always, thank you so much for joining me this week and sharing your projects. You amaze me. If you stopped by to leave a comment or visit, I truly appreciate it. And in case you didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared this week.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Inkling: diy valentine cards from Martha Stewart {and a giveaway}

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching so if you’re planning on making goodies or if your little ones are planning on passing out cards to their classmates, it’s time to get going and make those cards and tags.

Fortunately, I received DIY Valentine's Day Card supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts and so I got busy making some tags I’ll use on goodies.

If you’d like to enter for a chance to win all these fun card making supplies, just use the Rafflecopter entry form at the bottom of this post. But let me show you what I made first…

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party [86]

Watercolor-6_thumb7From my archives – watercolor valentine card

Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party. Tuesday has become my favorite day of the week here on homework. I love hosting the Inspiration Board and I'm truly inspired by all your creativity.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Show & Tell: french herb pots and cha wrap up

Today I want to share with you the craft that I made at the Craft and Hobby Association {CHA} show last week. I was invited by the wonderful people at Plaid to be a guest in their booth and give a demonstration. I was incredibly flattered to be asked and it was exciting and nerve-wracking.


Friday, January 18, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~85~

Thank you to everyone who visiting, commented or linked up this week. I so appreciate it and I’m always amazed that you stop by my little corner of the blog world.

We had a cold snap here in Southern California. Now, if you live somewhere where it really gets cold, you’re probably laughing at me right now. The days dipped down to the mid-50’s and the nights got below 40 degrees. Brrrrr. We or at least I am not equipped for cold weather – I don’t have a lot of cold weather clothes, shoes or accessories. Thankfully it’s starting to get back to normal temperatures here – mid 60’s and sunny in the day.

So while I turn up the heat and thaw out, please enjoy these wonderful projects in the spotlight this week.


hand in heart - make itThe most adorable heart in hand gloves by Bliss Bloom {blog}. I need these (see my cold snap commentary above). A great gift idea for the holidays and Valentine’s Day.