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.