Monday, October 13, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Purple Potato Vegetable Medley

Purple Potato Vegetable Medley via homework - carolynshomework (7)I was so excited to see these little purple potatoes at my regular market. It’s always fun to try new things. And these little guys exceeded my expectation with their incredible burst of color.

Friday, October 10, 2014

EXTRA CREDIT: All Things Fall Y'all Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello friends. I've teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you a All Things Fall Y'all Blog Hop & Giveaway! Along with fabulous Fall DIY crafts, decor and recipes, we are excited to bring you the chance to win one of four CASH PRIZES totaling over $1,000!

Wouldn't it be amazing to win some holiday spending money?

  All Things Fall Y'all Blog Hop & Giveaway 4 prizes




2nd PRIZE: $300

3rd PRIZE: $200

4th PRIZE: $13 - Lucky number 13! Buy yourself a few pumpkin lattes!

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 175 & Enchanting Inspiration

I think fall has finally arrived here in Southern California. It’s still about 80 degrees but it’s dropping and the mornings have that fall chill in the air. High fives! I can finally start thinking about fall dishes, décor and outfits. Woot! I’m so excited! I know fall is in the air for a lot of you because there was so much fantastic fall creativity linked up this week. Thank you to everyone who came by this week, left a comment or shared a project. I’m so appreciative. In case you didn’t have a chance to pop in, here’s what I shared this week at here at homework.

1-Blog Kale Chips

And now for the projects in the spotlight this week:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

UPCYCLING: Easy Chalkboard Sign

Chalkboard Sign - homework (carolynshomework (4)Am I late to the chalkboard party? I’ve actually done a few chalkboard projects but this is my first chalkboard sign. I’m not sure if the chalkboard trend will be with us much longer but that’s okay, I still wanted a chalkboard sign for my hutch. I don’t have a mantel so this dining room hutch is my décor central. And since this frame was just sitting around and fit perfectly on the top shelf, it seemed like it was meant to be.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Sriracha Kale Chips

I’ve been really into Kale lately. It’s so versatile. You can throw it in soups, pasta, casseroles – just about anything. The leaves cook up really quickly and add a dose of healthy to your meal.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 175 & Pom Pom Cotton Bolls

Cotton Balls 1From my archives | Pom Pom Cotton Bolls

Hello. Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday and welcome to The Inspiration Board. I’m so happy that you’re here and willing to share your creativity here at homework. If you’re new to homework, I host The Inspiration Board every Tuesday and feature projects in the Spotlight on Friday. For those of you who have been coming around for years – I’m ever so grateful! So, what have you been up to? Halloween costumes, fall décor, classroom projects or are you completely organized and getting ready for the holidays? Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.

Monday, October 6, 2014

ETCETERAS: Faux Shibori Curtains

Faux Shibori Curtains via homework (7)Have you seen the hot new craft trend called Shibori? Shibori is a Japanese tie dye technique but it is more of an art form. Intricate folds, twists and knots create beautiful dyed fabric patterns. The technique typically uses an indigo dye which create gorgeous deep blue resist patterns.

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 174 & Autumn Scents Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone. My fall celebration was short lived and we’re having another heat wave here in Southern California. Today it was 90. Sigh…  Hopefully, this will be the last blast of heat and we can move on to sweater and soup weather. Who’s with me? A big thank you to all of you who stopped by this week and special hugs to those of you who shared your projects here on The Inspiration Board. In case you missed anything this week, here’s a recap of what I shared.

And now for the projects in the spotlight this week.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Jazzed Up Instant Ramen Noodles

Instant Ramen Upgrade  - homework (2)

You know those instant ramen noodles – the ones that come in a compact rectangle with a little powdery season pack? Ya, those. I always keep packages of those in my cupboard. If I do make them with the season pack, I only use about 1/3 of the packet. But I rarely use the seasoning that it comes with. Instead, they’re a great base for leftovers. Beef, pork, chicken, shrimp… just about anything goes with those noodles. Here’s an example of what you can make.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Great Halloween Ideas from Dollar Store Items

I love the Dollar Store. Any dollar store; the 99 cent store, 99 cent plus, the dollar store, dollar tree or any good clearance aisle. These stores are especially great during the holidays. And Halloween brings out the best in dollar decorating. Because who wants to spend a lot of money on Halloween décor. I mean it’s fun but it’s not going to stay up for very long. I’ve rounded up some of the very best dollar store Halloween ideas. These bloggers have really raised the bar with their spooky fun.