Friday, January 31, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~139~

Oh my – The Inspiration Board was amazing this week. Lots and lots of fantastic link ups. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your creativity here on homework. If you didn’t get to stop by this week, here’s a little recap of what I shared.

Now on to the featured projects in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Vintage Button Heart

Vintage Button Heart via homework |

I had this idea to use up some of my vintage buttons and create a little heart on an embroidery hoop. I naively thought that I had come up with some sort of original idea to create a little heart. Ha – I checked Pinterest and I discovered there are entire boards dedicated to button hearts on embroidery hoops. There are even hearts using red thread which again I thought would be original. Oh well, I decided to go ahead and create the little project that I had visualized even if it’s been done many, many times.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party [139]

No Sew Felt Gift Box via homework | carolynshomework.comFrom my archives | no sew felt gift box

Welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party. I can’t believe it’s the last week of January already. That means we are that much closer to spring. Can you feel it? I’m starting to see spring colors popping up in projects and I think everyone is eager for winter to be over. What have you been up to? Getting ready for Valentine’s Day? Are you still organizing closets and cupboards? I can’t wait to see.

So let’s get the creative party started.

Monday, January 27, 2014

FRESH LOOK: Winter Whites

Winter Whites via homework |

Even though the weather has been unseasonably warm here in Southern California, it’s still winter to us. I know – if you have snow outside your window you’re probably laughing at me right now. But I want you to know that it’s chilly here in the early morning and in the evenings.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~138~

High fives everyone – it’s Friday! We crafted, baked, sewed, diyed, decored and created through another week. Thank you to everyone who stopped by this week and either visited, left a comment or shared a project. I never get tired of doing this as long as you all keep stopping by. If you didn’t get a chance to drop in this week, here’s what I shared.

There were such a wonderful variety of projects linked up this week. Here are a few in the spotlight this week.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party [138]

From my archives | Decoupage Heart & Arrow

Another week has flown by and it’s time for The Inspiration Board creative party. What have you been up to lately? Are you keeping warm and baking yummy goodies or tackling a large décor project? With the weather outside frightful for so many people, it’s a great time to tackle some organization projects. Whatever you’ve been up to, I can’t wait to see it.

So let’s get the creative party started. I can't wait to see what you're going to share.

Monday, January 20, 2014

GOOD TASTE: homemade candy round up {valentine’s day}

25 Homemade Candy Recipes for Valentines Day via homework | carolynshomework.comI know we just wrapped up the holidays and I’m only on day two of my post-holiday diet but Valentine’s Day is coming up. And what would Valentine’s Day be without candy? I’ve rounded up 25 beautiful homemade candy recipes for you. There’s something for eveyone: sweet pastels, dark chocolate, fudge, bark and gummies.

Take a look at all of the beautiful “eye-candy”. You can click through to the original posts for the recipes.


Friday, January 17, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~137~

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to The Inspiration Board Spotlight! I love looking through all the linked up projects and featuring some of you in the Spotlight. Things are starting to get back to normal at Casa de Homework or at least not quite as out of control as during the holidays and the immediate post holiday frenzy. How about you? Are you starting 2014 caught up, organized and ready to take the year by storm? No… me neither but I should be ready by mid-year or so.

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here’s a little recap of what I shared.

Now on to the projects in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Chinese New Year {paper fortune cookies}

Chinese New Year Paper Fortune Cookies via homework  | carolynshomework
The Chinese New Year is on January 31st and this year is the year of the horse. I thought it would be fun to make some paper fortune cookies to celebrate the event.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

INKLING: Lifestyle Crafts Embossing {Valentine Cards}

Lifestyle Crafts Embossed Valentine Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comLast month, I revealed that I’m on the Lifestyle Crafts Home and Organization Studio Design Team. It’s so fun learning to use the Lifestyle Crafts tools and as I mentioned, I’ll be posting my adventures so that you can learn along with me.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: creative party [137]

Cookie Tin 8[10]From my archives | COOKIE TIN TO COFFEE BIN 

Welcome to the Inspiration Board creative party! I’m so happy you’re here on my favorite day of the week. We’re still enjoying beautiful weather here in Southern California and I know a lot of creative and crafty bloggers were here for the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) show this past weekend. I didn’t go this year but I’ll be scouting around to see what was showcased at the event and what new products and trends are going to be hot this year. What do you think? Will there be something that outdoes chevron, burlap or heaven forbid or beloved Mason Jars?

Only time will tell so for now, let’s get the creative party started. I can't wait to see what you're going to share.

Monday, January 13, 2014

COLOR INSPIRATION: radiant orchid - pantone color of the year

If you keep up with the design and printing world, you have probably already heard that Pantone’s 2014 color of the year is Radiant Orchid. If you’re not familiar with this annual-global-trendsetting event, here’s a brief overview. Pantone is the industry leader in color science - you may be familiar with the Pantone Matching System (PMS colors) or have seen the Pantone color wheels or color chips. The system allows designers to match colors regardless of the printing system and also carries over into paint, fabric and other industries.

So without further ado, here’s the beautiful Radiant Orchid.

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~136~

TGIF friends! Are things getting back to normal around your neck of woods? Holiday decorations packed away, kids back to school, pine needles and glitter vacuumed up? Okay – we all know that pine needles and glitter never get fully cleaned up, somehow they keeps magically reappearing all year.

I have a few more things to do and then the holidays season will be officially closed at my house. While I take down the Christmas cards and snack on holiday treats, enjoy the projects in the spotlight this week.

And if you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here is what I shared.

!cid_ii_14368dc0737fceb1Plus, I kicked off the new year with a fantastic giveaway. A Clean or Cook prize – the winner can choose from a Dyson Slim or a Kitchenaid Mixer. If you haven’t entered, click here to enter today!

Now on to the featured projects. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and shared your creativity – I’m so very grateful to all of you.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

homework: reading {stylish weddings}

Book Review Stylish Weddings via homework | carolynshomework.comWe’re rounding the corner and heading into wedding season. If you’re planning a wedding or know someone planning a wedding, then you are probably already gathering ideas and working out all the details. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a beautiful new book brimming with wedding ideas.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Etceteras: recipe organization

Organizing: Covered Recipe Binder via homework | www.carolynshomework.comWith the new year always comes a wave of cleaning, purging and organizing. I’m not sure what it is that brings that out in some of us but I’m going to ride that wave for as long as I can. I haven’t had time to tackle some of the larger organizing projects, like cleaning out my closet {sigh… I’ll need a full weekend to tackle that mess} but I did get one little project done and I’m thrilled with the end result.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party [136]

Welcome to first Inspiration Board Creative Party of 2014. I’m so excited to start a new year with all of you. Through these link parties, I’ve made blog friends and found countess sources of inspiration. You are all amazing and such a source of creative inspiration to me.

I hope you have all started 2014 with a bang!

Now on to the creative party. I can't wait to see what you're going to share.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Extra Credit: A New Year Giveaway {cleaning or baking}

It’s a new year and I wanted to kick off 2014 with a fun giveaway. I’ve teamed up with a large group so I could offer you a chance for a fantastic prize. You could either get cleaning or get baking – your choice.


One winner will receive a Dyson DC35 Slim or Kitchenaid Classic Mixer {winner choice}.

I honestly don’t know which I would choose.

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight {135}

We survived the holiday season! High fives everyone!! I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a long winter’s nap. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by and shared on The Inspiration Board during the holidays. I know it’s a crazy, busy time and I truly appreciate that you had time to stop by and share your creativity.

If you didn’t have a chance to visit last week, here’s what I shared.

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Now on to the projects in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

ETCETERAS: a winter centerpiece

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comI failed so miserably with Christmas décor this year that I had to do some post-holiday winterizing. Between my new day job and being away almost every weekend at my son’s volleyball tournaments we just didn’t have time to haul out the Christmas décor. Add to that the fact that it’s been almost 80 degrees here in Southern California and I almost feel like it wasn’t the holiday season.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Homework: 2013 Review - My favorites

2013 Review - favorite projects via homework | carolynshomework.comHappy New Year! I wanted to recap 2013 and re-share some of my favorite projects from the past year. Thanks for visiting me throughout the year and sharing with me at my link parties. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that my little corner of the creative world is still chugging along and that you take the time to stop by.

So here are my favorite projects that I created here at homework in 2013.