Friday, August 31, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~65

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful projects on the Inspiration Board this week. All the home and furniture renovations are inspiring me because I just found my first furniture roadside rescue. For you experienced dumpster divers, roadside rescuers and furniture upcyclers – do the furniture rescues always come with come with spider webs and creepy crawlers? It’s a little daunting!  But still, I can’t wait to start working on it – I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

I also loved looking at all the food, crafts and other projects. So many things to add to my list. Thank you all for inspiring me. I hope those of you who stopped by were equally inspired. Here are a few projects in the spotlight this week.

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A cheese box transformed into a beautiful gift box by The Answer is Chocolate. Pretty paper and a dainty flower is the finishing touch for some lucky recipient of this box.

I don’t recall seeing a grandfather clock linked up before and I love this mint green makeover by Crystelle Boutique. Such a fresh look for a timeless piece.

Nom. Nom. Nom. Blueberry Pancakes by Sweet Boutique. A great way to incorporate a bit of nutrition into breakfast – 100% whole wheat flour and a big serving of nutrient rich blueberries. Nom. Nom. Nom.

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Homeroad takes nautical to new heights with a diy porthole mirror. As luck would have it, she had the perfect “old, chippy, round nautical thingy” {her words} and a round mirror that fit perfectly. It was meant to be!

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Creative Kids Snacks used healthy snacks to teach her daughter the solar system. Once the lesson was over, the snacks were all eaten up. Yay!  And, yes, Pluto is on the plate to show that it was once a planet. Poor Pluto!

Beautiful fruit printing with real fruit and water colors by Grow Creative. There are so many fun projects you could make using this technique and kids would get a kick out of using fruit as stampers. Fun!
Ooooh – I love hummus. Feeding my Temple shares a recipe for Roasted Jalapeno Hummus that I can’t wait to try.

Inspiration through photography by Live Laugh Rowe. Beautiful pictures of Newfoundland – gorgeous ocean shots, boats, rocks and more. I love “visiting” new places even if I’m not actually there.

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A beautiful roadside rescue makeover {see my opening paragraph} by Art is Beauty. I love the stained top, Ce Ce Caldwell paint color and the fern details. The best part – the dresser is being donated to an auction to benefit a nature conservancy. Love!

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Are you starting to think about Halloween. Eeeek – summer certainly flew by. Creek Line House made a sweet haunted house pillow to add a touch of Halloween to her d├ęcor.

We all better get moving on our Halloween projects – it will be here before we know it.

This week on the Inspiration Pinboard

Sugar and spice,
And everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.
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1. Baby Shadow Box – Smart Schoohouse    2. Covered Closet Dowels – Design Stash  3. Old Fashioned Cupcake Sign – Just a Little Creativity   4. Ruffled Onesie – Etcetorize   5. Tiny Tooth Fairy Notes – Rook No. 17

If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.

Thank you again to everyone who linked a project and to everyone who came to visit. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.


  1. Cool minty clock, it looks really awsome! Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend

  2. Thank you so much for the feature. I am really honored to be included among such amazing posts. I haven't done a roadside rescue yet precisely because of the spiders! Can't wait to see what you do.

  3. Wow!!! What an awesome surprise! Thank you for the feature of my Baby Shadow Box!
    Kelly @ Smart! School {House]

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend:)

  4. Carolyn, love the thoughtful mix of features. Always a treasure trove :)

  5. Thanks Carolyn!

  6. Thank you for the feature :)

    Amy @ Creative Kid Snacks

  7. Thank you so much for the feature!
    Stephanie @

  8. Carolyn, thank you so much for the sweet! :)


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