Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: handmade market holiday gift guide

It's finally here. I’m so excited to share with you The first HANDMADE MARKET Holiday Gift Guide. The handmade products featured in this gift guide have been compiled from shops that linked up to my Handmade Market link party a few weeks ago. The party was a huge success and I’m excited to host future handmade market link ups. I’m happy to support handmade for the holidays and year round.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party [128]

Vintage Tart Tin Place Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comFrom my archives | Vintage Tart Tin Place Cards

Welcome to the Inspiration Board Creative Party! I'm so happy that you're here. Whether you're just popping in, linking up projects or looking for a specific project, I hope you enjoy your visit. If you're new here, every Tuesday I host The Inspiration Board Creative Party where you can share your creativity and inspire others. On Friday, I feature projects from the link ups and I'd love to feature you.

Now on to the creative party. What have you been working on? Decorating for fall, testing new recipes, feathering your nest? Whatever it is, I can't wait to see it. Stay awhile, enjoy the other links and the party.

Monday, November 11, 2013

ETCETERAS: SUGRU FORM & FIX RUBBER

Sugru Self Setting Rubber via homework | carolynshomework.comI was sent samples of the coolest new product. It’s like play dough for adults but even better because it dries into a silicone rubber.


Friday, November 8, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~127~

Welcome to the Inspiration Board Spotlight! There were so many beautiful projects linked up this week. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your projects here on homework. The fall themed ideas just make me want slow down, curl up in blanket and enjoy a book and some hot cider. But the reality is – it’s go time. It’s a mad dash through the holiday season and while I’ll enjoy decorating, baking, cooking and all the festivities, I doubt I’ll have time for that blanket and book scenario. How about you? Are you able to slow down the pace and have a few quiet moments? I hope so.

In case you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s a glimpse at what I shared.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comI had to shuffle my schedule around and the project that I was going to share with you today isn’t quite ready. But since I was meal planning with my mother for our Thanksgiving dinner and going through my recipes, I’d thought I’d share some of our favorites with you. Some of these make a regular appearance on our Thanksgiving table. The spinach apple & glazed pecan salad, cranberry conserve, cheesecake bars and pecan mini tarts are always requested. A few others are new recipes that are also perfect for Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FRESH LOOK: gold leaf {painted pressed ferns}

Gold Painted Pressed Ferns via homework | carolynshomework.comA few years ago I created some pressed fern art for my dining room. The ferns were a vibrant spring green and looked so fresh and clean.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: bridal shower decor on a budget

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Bridal Shower Decor with bathroom tissue flowers via homework | carolynshomework.comBridal season is around the corner but if you’re planning a wedding or planning a bridal shower now is the time to start thinking about the details. Believe me, I’ve done my share of planning and hosting bridal showers. They seem to come in waves and can be expensive to host. Here’s a creative bridal shower décor idea that’s also friendly on the budget.

The Inspiration Board: creative party [127]

Emergency Kit Gift Box via homework | carolynshomework.com
From my archives | Emergency Kit Gift Box


It's my favorite day here on homework. Time for The Inspiration Board Creative Party! If you're new here, every Tuesday I host The Inspiration Board Creative Party where you can share your creativity and inspire others. On Friday, I feature projects from the link ups and I'd love to feature you. Whether you're linking a project or just came by to visit, I'm so grateful that you're here.

Now on to the creative party. What have you been working on? Decorating for fall, testing new recipes, feathering your nest? Whatever it is, I can't wait to see it. Stay awhile, enjoy the other links and the party.

Monday, November 4, 2013

GOOD TASTE: cooking with leftovers {cook once, eat twice}

Food Images via homework | carolynshomework.comI really do love cooking. I especially love the satisfaction of making something yummy and presenting it as a pretty dish. Except in real life…  The images above are all dishes that I prepared for this blog. In real life, I rarely have time to to make it extra pretty. The schedules of work, school, activities, responsibilities and obligations collide every day and leave little time for meal prep.

Don’t get me wrong – I cook almost every night but it’s taken me years to be able to multi task my meal prep and not waste food by using leftovers. Now I usually cook three times a week and reinvent the dish for three additional dinners.

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~126~

Can you believe it? It’s November already. It’s definitely crunch time. Time to get serious about fall decorating, Thanksgiving menu planning and of course, the holidays. Even though it’s a busy time of year, there were still plenty of beautiful projects shared on The Inspiration Board this week. Thank you to everyone who came by, commented or shared a project. You all make my day.

If you didn’t get a chance to drop in, here’s what I shared this week here on homework.



Now on to the projects in the spotlight this week: