Friday, July 31, 2015

DRESS CODE: Favorite Shorts for Women 50+

Old Navy Shorts-003I have a love / hate relationship with shorts. I live in Southern California. Shorts are a wardrobe staple at last six months out of the year. But at a certain age, it gets difficult to find shorts that aren’t ridiculous. There are the teeny tiny shorts designed for an 18-year old with an inseam of 3 inches – total fabric to sew these shorts is about a 1/4 yard. There are age-appropriate shorts that either need ironing or not as fashionable as I like, or elastic-waist granny shorts. But cue the music - I recently found a pair of shorts that I love and had to share them with you.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Roasted Tomato Salsa

Sadly, I didn’t have the best tomato crop this year. The tomatoes looked good but they didn’t have that home grown amazing taste and they were a tad on the mushy side. I was disappointed because I love fresh salsa and fresh thin sliced tomatoes on my sandwiches.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 217 & T-Shirt Covered Binder

Welcome to The Inspiration Board here on homework. I am so happy you are here. Today is my favorite day – the day I get to see what you’ve been up to. Last week the link party was back on track with loads of inspiration. I noticed a surge in home diy projects and I’m so inspired to get off my you-know-what and work on our house. I’ll keep you posted if that happens. In the meantime, I get to enjoy what you’ve been doing.

On to the party - thank you for stopping by homework.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 216 & Delicious Egg Ideas

A huge thank you to everyone who shared projects last week on The Inspiration Board. There were so many fantastic links and I spent hours scrolling through and visiting your blogs. If you stopped by last week to browse, I hope you were inspired to create something. It’s been busy, busy, busy but here’s what I’ve been up to.

Recently on homework

And now for the projects featured this week.

Inspiration Board Spotlight

Friday, July 24, 2015

INKLING: Printable Back-to-School Labels

4Before you know it, it will be back-to-school time. And if you have little ones, you’ll want to label everything! I created this full sheet of small “This Belongs To” labels. They’re the perfect size for pencils, pens, sharpeners and even books.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ETCETERAS: Sea Glass Succulent Bowl

Sea Glass Succulent Bowl - homework (4)It wouldn’t be summer if I didn’t create some type of beachy coastal décor piece and this one is a quick and easy. The sea glass is from a floral arrangement I received years ago. The vase was filled with these beautiful glass chips and of course I washed and saved them.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 216 & Back to School Pencil Bag

Pencil Case (4)[4]FROM MY ARCHIVES : Back to School Pencil Bag

Oh my goodness, we’re nearing the end of July. For some, it’s only halfway through summer but for others it’s seriously time to start thinking about back-to-school prep. Whether it’s school ideas, crafts, recipes, gardening, décor or a wonderful photo or story, I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to. Thank you for choosing homework to share your inspiration. Now let the sharing begin…

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 215 & Vintage Crush

Another weekend has flown by and here we are again at the start of a brand new week. I hope you did something wonderful over the weekend – relaxed, created, enjoyed family – whatever would make your weekend extra special. A big thank you to everyone who visited me here at homework last week and especially those who shared their projects on The Inspiration Board.

In case you haven’t had time to drop in, here’s what I’ve been sharing lately.

And now for the projects featured in The Spotlight this week:

Inspiration Board Spotlight

Friday, July 17, 2015


Weekend Inspiration Summer color burst-001
TGIF everyone! We did again. We crafted, sewed, baked, decorated, diy’d  and inspired each other through another week. We’re right in the middle of summer so I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. I’m hoping to tackle a bedroom bureau makeover that I’m excited about. We’ll see how much I get done. In the meantime, enjoy this burst of summer color that is totally inspiring me right now. What do you think about these Fiesta, Mediterranean, and bright and bold colors?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 215 & Caprese Crostini Skewers

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Crostini Skewers via homework (5)[3]FROM MY ARCHIVES :  Caprese Crostini Skewers

Hooray! It’s time for The Inspiration Board. I’ve been hosting this weekly link up for over four years and I never get tired of waking up on Tuesday morning and seeing all the links. Thank you for choosing homework to share your creativity. Now let the sharing begin…
Homework Creative Party