Monday, July 15, 2013

Good Taste: Classic southern chocolate pie

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I tried out a new recipe. This is a Classic Southern Chocolate Pie. I’ve had Chocolate Cream Pie, Mousse Pie, Brownie Pie, Pudding Pie and Boston Cream Pie (ok, that’s not really a pie), but I never had tried this classic southern dessert.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Be My Guest: Fox Hollow Cottage

Hello everyone! I’m still working on getting caught up and I have one final guest today. Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage always amazes me with her beautiful diy home projects and spot-on décor. Today she has us dreaming of the islands with this adorable summer beachy project.  




Aloha Homework Readers!


I'm Shannon and I'm sharing a little island style Aloha Wreath with you today!
Summer is officially here.. and who doesn't love Hawaii?
In celebration of the season and my love for the islands, I whipped this up!

Aloha Summer Pool Noodle Wreath Craft DIY Summer Door Decor
And you can too.
The base is a Pool Noodle. Secured in a circle with clear packing tape.
Then wrapped with strips of fabric, secured with a glue gun, with all seams on the back.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party [110]


Jellyfish 5_Final[3]From my archives – crepe paper jellyfish

Happy Tuesday everyone! Is it hot where you live? We had a heat wave last week and oh boy was it hot. When I was traveling I was in 102 degree dry heat and when I returned, I came back to 90 degree very humid weather. Hmmm, I'm not sure which is worse. It's cooled off since - thank goodness - so I can get back to crafting and creating. In the meantime, I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Be My Guest: Cupcakes and Crinoline

Happy Monday friends. I’m back but of course, so behind on so many things. So while I unpack, read through hundreds of emails and work on some projects, I’ll let the sweet Mary Beth of Cupcakes and Crinoline share her beautiful Vintage Pin Cushion.



Hello sweet friends of Carolyn and her inspiring Homework. I am so excited to be here today. Carolyn is one of my favorite bloggers and I always find myself oohing and aahing over her lovely creations and beautiful photography. For those of you who don't know me {and that's probably most of you!}, I'm Mary Beth, the author of Cupcakes and Crinoline where I share recipes, crafts, my love of vintage style and easy, small DIY projects. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite oh-so-easy to make vintage crafts with you~ this Vintage Pin Cushion.



Friday, July 5, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~ 108 & 109 ~

Happy Friday everyone! I’m back but still getting caught up. Life moves at such a fast pace that it’s amazing how far you fall behind when you’re away for awhile. I’m slowly digging myself out and will be back with some creative projects soon. In the meantime, today I have double features to share with you. Features from The Inspiration Board [108] and [109]. So today’s post is absolutely brimming with inspirational projects. 


Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit or share their projects in the past few weeks. Enjoy!



[ Features from The Inspiration Board 108]

aka-design-zebra-and-cheetah-bowlsDid you know that Sharpies now come in metallic colors? They do and aka design didn’t miss a beat by creating these stunning animal print bowls.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Be My Guest: The Silly Pearl

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all enjoy the holiday - if you’re here in the U.S. If not, well, happy Thursday to everyone else. Today, while I’m still away, I have the wonderful and adorable Steph from The Silly Pearl holding down the fort.



Hello! My name is Steph and I write over at The Silly Pearl about the crafts I make and the thrifting I do in between cuddles with my six year old twin girls. I am so honored to be posting here on Homework today, as Carolyn is such a wonderful friend and great supporter of her fellow bloggers! And you all know about her amazing style, of course!

Is it the 4th of July already? Time to make a new wreath for my front door. I’m so excited to share it with you my Patriotic Sunburst Wreath today.

Patriotic Sunburst Wreath -- The Silly PearlI had recently made a larger sunburst wreath in more pastel-y colors for the spring, and I had just enough wood pieces left (game pieces from the thrift store) to make a smaller version of it in patriotic colors. I used a small wreath form from the craft store to anchor everything together.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Be My Guest: Mrs. Hines’ Class

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’ll be back soon – do you miss me? Probably not with all the fabulous guests that I’ve had. Today I have a different type of post for you. The wonderful Mrs. Hines from Mrs. Hines’ Class is here to talk about time management. Whether you work outside the home, blog (or both), have a family, pets etc., we could all make better use of our limited time.



Hello, Homework readers! I am Mrs. Hines, the author of the blog www.mrshinesclass.com I am so very honored to be here with you.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party [109]

Crochet Birdhouse4From my archives – Granny Square Birdhouse 

I hope you've been enjoying the guests that have been sharing their projects here on homework. I'll be back soon but it wouldn't be Tuesday without The Inspiration Board. I'm so happy you stopped by today. I'll have a double dose of features up this Friday (features from last week and this week). Woot - there will be tons of inspiration.

Now on to the creative party. I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Be My Guest: Will Cook for Smiles

I’m still on a little break but have such a treat for you today. Lyuba from Will Cook For Smiles has been a regular contributor to The Inspiration Board creative party for quite awhile. Her dishes and goodies are always amazing so I’m thrilled that she’s here today to share with you.



Hello to all of you, lovely readers of Carolyn's Homework! I'm Lyuba From Will Cook For Smiles! I'm happy to be here, giving Carolyn a little summer break! While I got your attention, I might as well share an awesome recipe with you.

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Today, I'm sharing an amazing cookie recipe that I've been making for years. I love these cookies so much because they are not just chewy but also crispy! How, you ask? They are nicely chewy in the middle but sweet and crispy on the outside.