Friday, November 29, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~130~

Happy Friday everyone! For my U.S. friends, do you have a gravy hangover too? Oh my goodness – everything was so good but I showed no restraint what-so-ever. Even though it was a holiday week here, The Inspiration Board was still jam packed with goodies. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by this week, left a comment or shared a project. I’m always amazed at your talent and always so grateful that you choose to share it here. Thank you!

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

And now on to the projects in the spotlight this week:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

GOOD TASTE: 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Round Up

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends! Whether you live in the United States or not, these Thanksgiving leftover ideas will come in handy at some point.

Enjoy the day, don’t eat too much (yeah, right…) and file these recipes away so that you can enjoy the leftovers in a unique way!

15 Unique Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas compiled by homework |

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

INTRODUCTIONS: A simple comment {Hello Lovely}

I’ve met many people through my blog and many, many through my Tuesday link party. One of the reasons I love hosting a link party is to not only see all the beautiful projects that get linked up but to be able to feature some of the projects every Friday. I know a lot of blogs are doing away with link parties, some are combining parties into mega or super-sized parties but for now, I’m planning on keeping my party simple. I like being able to read through the comments, visit all the links and form relationships.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ACCESSORIES: Initials, Inc. Overview and Giveaway

I wanted pass along an opportunity to you that sounds like a great way to work from home with fantastic earning potential, award winning training and a product line that is very current. It’s called Initials, Inc. The company was founded by two sisters, who gave up their careers for family and began an embroidery and monogramming business.

The Inspiration Board: creative party [130]

Snow Globe 5From my archives | 5 minute faux snow globe

Oh dear... we're in the last week of November. How did that happen? Here in the U.S. turkeys are being brined, bread is waiting to be turned into yummy buttery stuffing, there are pies to bake, and loads of side dishes to prepare. It's one of the most wonderful feasts of the year and I can't wait!

So, what have you been up to? Thanksgiving prep, winter decor, holiday baking and more? Whatever it is, I can't wait to see.

Monday, November 25, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings

Faux Vintage Lace Napkin Rings via homework | carolynshomework.comI mentioned last week that this year, I’m not hosting Thanksgiving at my house (fist bumps everyone)! But when I do have large gatherings, I like to use napkin rings even if I’m not going to use cloth napkins.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~129~

It’s the countdown to Thanksgiving prep here in the United States. This year, I’m not hosting Thanksgiving at my house (phew) so I only have a few dishes to prepare and take with me. Thanksgiving is really late this year so once it’s over I’ll be doing the panic dance trying to get ready for Christmas. It looks like most of you are in good shape since there were loads of holiday projects, recipes, and ideas linked up on The Inspiration Board this week. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by, commented and shared a project this week.

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by here’s what I shared here on homework.


I have two super giveaways this week – click over to enter. A Kitchen Aid Mixer and $100 to Shutterfly.

Now on to the projects in the spotlight this week:


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!

INKLING: 2014 Owl Lover Calendar | Customizable Free Printable

2014 Owl Lovers Calendar via homework | carolynshomework.comIt’s that calendar time of year and I’m so pleased to once again be able to share with you the Owl Lover Calendar from My Barn Owl. This is my fourth year sharing this free, customizable calendar and I look forward to it every year.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Peanut Butter Cookie Cups with Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cookie Tart with Salted Caramel Ice Cream via homework | There are some days when I count my blessing even more than others. Like days when I get to to come up with a recipe using ice cream that was sent to me. Not just any old ice cream but Graeter’s ice cream. It’s my absolute favorite brand of ice cream. Graeter’s still makes their ice cream in a French Pot two gallons at a time and it’s rich and creamy and oh-so good.