Showing posts with label Extra Credit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Extra Credit. Show all posts

Thursday, November 21, 2013

EXTRA CREDIT: The Practical Photo gift {Shutterfly Giveaway}

shutterfly giveaway button


Hey, friends! Last week, I shared with you my fun Sport Gift Bag that I’m planning on giving to the moms of my son’s teammates.

Shutterfly Canvas Tote Bag via homework5I ordered the bag from Shutterfly with an action shot and added some fun personalization. Over the past two weeks, you may have seen a number of other bloggers sharing about their own experiences with Shutterfly gifts this holiday season. If you missed some of those, be sure to check out LooksiSquare tomorrow for a very special collection showing you a variety of gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GOOD TASTE: chicken hardwood smoked sausage biscuit bites

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Hillshire Brand Company but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #buy3save3  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO"

Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage Biscuit Bites via homework | carolynshomework.comI have to confess… my favorite part about football season is having friends over and snacking on old-time favorite traditional football food. For big games we usually have a potluck and it’s so fun to sample everyone’s dishes and snacks – oh, and watch the game. At our house it wouldn’t be a football gathering with Pigs In a Blanket. Have you had those? It started when the gatherings included young kids. I’d always make a large platter of Pigs In A Blanket and notice that it wasn’t just the kids gobbling them down.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Good taste: Lean Cuisine honestly good meals

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Lean Cuisine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HonestlyGood #ad http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.

Lean Cuisine Honestly Good and healthy eating tips via homework | carolynshomework.comSeveral years ago I came to the realization that I had to change the way I eat. I had reached the point where my metabolism had changed – as in slowed down. I could no longer diet for a week and then go back to normal eating because I would just be on a constant seesaw of gaining and losing those few extra pounds. I tried cutting back a little at each meal. Smaller portions for breakfast, lunch & dinner. It sounded like a good plan except that I found out I have no portion control.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Extra Credit: Good Taste for our faithful pets

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALPO® Brand Dog Food for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Feeding our faithful pets. ALPO dog food via homework | carolynshomework.comI’ve mentioned before that our family dog Sammy is my faithful companion and assistant. She follows me from room to room and keeps me company in my home office. Today she finally gets to help for real on a product review. Here she is waiting patiently while I take a few shots of the product and several of her “waiting patiently”. Confession: This is the only “waiting patiently” shot – the other 29 are of her jumping around, twirling, awkward down dog poses and general out takes.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Extra Credit: Save Time–Make It Your Michelina’s

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michelina's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Michelina's MakeItYourMichelina via homeworkThe weather is cooling, school has started and the holidays are around the corner. You know what that means… the family schedule is starting to get jam packed and there’s even less time in the day for busy moms.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Extra Credit: Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

SeptOct2013COVERI’ve mentioned a few times recently that I was having a hard time getting motivated to decorate for fall. But after pouring through the fall edition of Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll I am ready to jump in. Here are just a few of the images from the pages of this beautiful digital magazine.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Extra Credit: Novica: The World is Your market {& Giveaway)

Novica 8
Sponsored Post PNG

Novica 7[10]
I have such a treat for you today. Last year, I was first introduced to Novica and shared a review and giveaway here on homework. You can read it here. I’m happy to once again be able to share this wonderful site with you and host another giveaway on behalf of Novica and their many artisans.

The beautiful gold and green crystal bracelet on the left is what I reviewed last year. This year I chose a sky and sea blue palette and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m also giving away a gift certificate to Novica so one lucky winner will get to explore the many beautiful treasures on the Novica site.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Extra Credit: It’s almost Back-To-School time

This post brought to you by White Cloud. All opinions are 100% mine.
ry%3D400I know we’re only a little over halfway through summer but it’s starting to happen. The words “back-to-school” are starting to creep into my brain. If you have kids, is it happening to you? Are you starting to make mental lists or even written lists of what you need to get.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Homework ~ Extra Credit: Daily Deals

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ToAdorn. All opinions are 100% mine.
JULY184-554x372Friends, I have a new daily deal website to share with you. I love daily deals and this one is so fun. It’s called ToAdorn and it features fashion, accessories and home décor. The neat thing about ToAdorn is that they team up with some of the best sellers around and feature their products which of course, are usually the latest trends. While I was shopping on ToAdorn, I saw stamped metal, burlap, chevron and more. All the things we love and see on our favorite sites and blogs.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Extra Credit: good night

Pinterest_WS_3
Today I’m sharing something that’s priceless… a good night’s sleep. In today’s world, the pace is hectic. Schedules are jam packed, whether you’re a parent, career person, married or single. Our day’s are filled with kid’s activities, school meetings, work meetings, business travel –  it’s often hard to get a good night’s sleep.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

EXTRA CREDIT: COLORFUL AND MODERN STYLE {#CB2NovogratzBrasilSweepstakes}

This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine.

I wanted to let you know about this great opportunity to win a dream trip to Brasil and see a beautiful collection of pieces inspired by the beauty of Brasil.


CB2 is definitely a source of creative inspiration. Whether your style leans toward vintage or modern it’s hard not to be inspired by the clean and colorful style that CB2 offers. CB2 has now partnered with the husband and wife design team Robert and Cortney Novogratz. As seen on their popular TV home design shows, they are all about a mix of modern and vintage with a playful edge.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Extra Credit: backyard solar ambience

This post brought to you by TIKI Brand®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tiki Torch 4I’ve been working on sprucing up our backyard in anticipation of summer fun and barbeques.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Extra Credit: living in southern california


7434_102691153076036_2271586_nIf you follow along, you may recall that I’ve mentioned that I live in Southern California. Los Angeles to be exact and to be even more exact, West Los Angeles very close to the beach. The trade off for biking distance to the beach, cool breezes, mild winters and plenty of sunshine is a smaller house. When we were first house hunting, we considered a larger house in different areas but both my husband and myself were willing to sacrifice square footage for the beautiful surroundings and mild weather.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Extra Credit: steps to a healthier lifestyle

Multi-grain bread with homemade apricot jelly.
This is the year that I’m making more of an effort to live a healthier lifestyle. I’ve mentioned a few things here and there on this blog and I’m taking steps to eat better and get more exercise. I’m also working on getting more sleep but that’s a tough one.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Extra Credit: living green with white cloud

This post brought to you by White Cloud. All opinions are 100% mine.


Some of my favorite project and crafts supplies are recyclable items. Over the past few years, I’ve shared many “upcycling” and “recycling” projects.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Extra Credit: spring cleaning inspiration

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.


After the holidays I was gung ho on spring cleaning. I tackled some big jobs like the wood blinds that are all over my house, the screens that have been collecting dirt and dust all winter and dust bunnies that keep multiplying and hiding.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Extra Credit: get organized with Rubbermaid®

This post brought to you by Rubbermaid® All AccessTM Organizers. All opinions are 100% mine.


Crafty StorageOver the past few years, I’ve made several storage bins and posted about them. I love to get organized and making little storage bins is a great way to keep clutter at a minimum. I made an E-waste bin to hold dead batteries and other E-Waster until they can be properly disposed of. A pretty blue string box holds craft supplies that I’m currently using. Gift cards are stored in a small paper covered file box and my first roadside rescue displays Washi Tape and craft paint.