Wednesday, April 30, 2014

homework: Reading [ Make Your Mark ] + a Giveaway

Book Review Make Your Mark via homework (1)I have another great reading assignment to share with you. MAKE YOUR MARK  by Lark Crafts showcases another hot trend in the crafting world. Using markers, paint pens and more to decorate a multitude of products.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party [152]

Shrimp Salsa for Cinco de Mayo via homework | carolynshomework.comFrom my archives | Shrimp Salsa

It’s almost time to wave goodbye to April and say hello to May. May is such a great month. There’s Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, wedding and graduation ideas and of course, summer will be here before we know it. It’s time to take a deep breath and get super creative.

Are you prepping for a special occasion? If so, I can’t wait to see all the wonderful ideas and projects shared here this week. If you’re new to homework, every Tuesday, I host this creative link up party where you can share your creativity. The party link up stays open through Thursday and on Friday I feature some of the projects in Spotlight post.

So here we go… link up your projects and inspire us. Oh, and don’t forget, if you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and let me know. I love meeting new friends.

Monday, April 28, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Homemade Carrot & Banana Dog Biscuits

Homemade Carrot & Banana Dog Biscuits via homework |  This is another project that I’ve wanting to make for some time now. I’m trying to give our dog Sammy some healthier treats. She’s getting older and getting less exercise – just like me!

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~151~

Another week has come and gone with amazing creativity, sweet comments and lots of sharing. Thank you everyone who stopped by this week and a big thank you for those of you that shared a project on The Inspiration Board this week. It seems everyone’s spring break was at different times this year. At our house, my son was on spring break this week which seemed to add to the daily chaos. I hope you had a wonderful and calm week filled with creativity.

If you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared.

Now, grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy these beautiful and inspiring projects in the Spotlight this week.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

BLOOM: Spring Flowers Inspired by Radiant Orchid

Spring Flowers inspired by Radiant Orchid via homework | carolynshomework.comA few days before Easter, my mom gave me these gorgeous purple tulips. And before I went to her house on Easter, I picked up this pretty bouquet of white and purple flowers for her.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Thread Wrapped Candles

Thread Wrapped Candles via homework | carolynshomework.comI saw some string wrapped candles in a catalog recently and thought what a great idea it was to jazz up some plain candles for a festive celebration.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party [151]

Blue Herb Pot 2_thumbFROM MY ARCHIVES  |  Painted Herb Pot & Clay Medallion

Hello. Hello! I’m so happy you’re here on Earth Day and my favorite day here on homework: The Inspiration Board. If you’re new to homework, every Tuesday, I host this creative link up party where you can share your creativity. Now that Easter is over we can put the eggs aside and get moving on some big spring projects. Who’s with me? Spring cleaning? Furniture makeovers? Vegetable gardens? I know, so much to do and so little time.

Now for the creative party. You always amaze me with your inspiring projects. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.

Monday, April 21, 2014

UPCYCLING: Earth Day Upcycling & Recycling Projects

Earth Day is tomorrow so I thought today would be a good time to dig through my archives and reshare several of my upcycled and recycled projects that I’ve done over the years.

I love making things from ordinary throw away items aka trash. I hope you are inspired to create something from your recycling bin from these projects.

Earth Day recycled and upcycled projects via homework

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~150~

And just like that, in a blink Easter is here. Seriously, I didn’t even finish all the Easter projects that I had planned to share with you. That’s okay, we have plenty of spring left to create and inspire each other. Thank you so much to all of you who visited and shared this week. For those that didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared.

And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Introducing Graeter’s New Ice Cream

Graeter's Ice Cream - Gelator & A Little Less Indulgent | homework

It’s a messy job but somebody’s got to do it! Some days I’m cleaning up glue and glitter and other days, ice cream scoops. I think sampling and taking pictures of ice cream might be one of my favorite ways to spend the day.