Friday, February 27, 2015


Tomato Gardening 18 Popular Tomato Plants for your gardenHappy Friday everyone. Can you believe it, we’re heading into March and with it comes all the goodness of spring. Here in Southern California, it’s definitely time to start thinking about the spring vegetable garden. I am determined to get a good crop of tomatoes this year and so I’m going to be doing some further research on some of these tomato varieties.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ETCETERAS: Oatmeal Lavender Bath Soak

Oatmeal Lavender Bath Soak - Homemade Bath Salts Even though winter is milder here in Southern California than in a lot of places, it still takes a toll on my skin. Believe it or not, we do turn on the heater every now and then especially in the chilly evenings. With spring around the corner, it’s time to start thinking or dreaming about shorts, flip flops and tank tops.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Japanese Eggplant, Shitake Mushroom & Bok Choy Stir Fry

Today I’m sharing a delicious and nutritious recipe with you. If you like stir fry and Szechwan flavoring, you’ll love this vegetable stir fry.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 195 & A Fruit Fly Trap

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap via homework (1)[6]FROM MY ARCHIVES | Shaker Bottle Fruit Fly Trap

Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party everyone and thank you for stopping by. I’ve been hosting this party for almost 4 years now. Lately the number of links have dwindled but that’s okay -  for now, I’m still going to host solo and keep this party going. It’s one of my favorite things that I do on this blog. I love having the extra large thumbnails to show off your links and featuring loads of your projects on a dedicated post. I know that many of the large blogs have joined together to host mega parties but there’s also something to be said for a smaller, more intimate party. I hope you continue to stop by and share your projects here.

So let’s get this creative party started. Share your creativity by linking up below. I love pinning and sharing your projects. Remember, the features will now be on Monday.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 194 & Inspiring Oats

It seems like just the other day, we were heading out of the holidays and now here we are in the last week of February. I’m not complaining… spring here we come. Thank you so much to all of you who stopped by last week, left me a sweet comment or shared a link. You all inspire me everyday! In case you missed anything last week, here’s a little recap of what I shared.

And now for the projects featured from the Inspiration Board last week.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekend Inspiration: Nautical, Pizza, Seedlings and More

Weekend Inspiration Nautical, Pizza, Seedlings and MoreHappy Friday everyone! We crafted, sewed, cooked, baked, decorated and created our way through another week. Hooray! Here are some links I’m thinking about tackling this weekend. How about you? What’s on your creative list?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

INKLING: Free Printable Menu Planner

Free Printable Menu Planner & Grocery List via homework (4)I’ve been using a menu planner / grocery list system for years. Long before I started this blog, I created a little half sheet so I could plan out the family meals for the week and jot down my groceries. I decided to update my planner and share my new version with all of you.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Vanilla Wafer St. Patrick’s Day {Leprechaun} Treats

Vanilla Wafer St. Patrick's Day Cookies, Whoopie Pies, Leprechaun TreatsHigh fives for me! For once I’m ahead of the holiday curve. We’re about a month away from St. Patrick’s Day and I have a fun Leprechaun Treat to show you today.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 194 & Faux French Herb Pot

Painted Faux French Herb Pot FROM MY ARCHIVES |  Painted Faux French Herb Pot

Hello friends. I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day filled with love and sweets. And, if you’re in the U.S., many of us had a 3-day weekend. Aren’t those the best? Now that the hearts, pink, red and sweets are behind us, what have you been working on? I have to confess, we’ve been having summer in February here in Southern California. It’s been in the 80’s so my mind has been on spring projects. I’m thinking seedlings, fresh knick knacks and spring cleaning. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.

So let’s get this creative party started. Share your creativity by linking up below. I love pinning and sharing your projects. Remember, the features will now be on Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 193 & Inspiration Indulge

Hello friends. Did you have a good weekend? Here in the U.S. it’s a holiday. It’s President’s Day so I’m enjoying a 3-day weekend. I’m hoping to get caught up and maybe even a little ahead in life… we’ll see about that. Thank you to all of you who took the time to visit, comment and share a project last week. I had such a great time going through the links and visiting your sites. In case you didn’t have a chance to pop in, here’s a recap of what I shared last week.

And now for the projects in the spotlight this week.