Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 219 & Bottle Fruit Fly Trap

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

It’s time for The Inspiration Board and I’m thrilled that you’re here to join in the fun. It’s hard to believe that we’re about halfway through August. Once we hit September all bets are off because that’s when time really speeds up through the holidays. So let’s get ready inspire each other and share our projects. I love going through the links and sharing your creativity throughout the week and of course posting the features.



Monday, August 10, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party Spotlight 218 & Fun Food

Welcome to a new week everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and a little creativity. The Inspiration Board was truly inspiring and I want to thank each and everyone of you for sharing your projects, stories, tips and more.

In case you didn’t have a chance to pop by last week, here’s what I’ve been sharing.





And now, here are the projects that caught my eye and are featured in the spotlight this week.

Inspiration Board Spotlight

Friday, August 7, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Back-to-School Dorm Room Ideas





If you have a college-age kid heading back to school, you may want to use some of these great ideas I’ve rounded up. A lot of the inspiration photos of dorm rooms floating around are not realistic. Dorm rooms are tiny. I have dozens of friends who’s kids left for college last year when my son did. We compared note and photos, texting back and forth. My son lucked out and his school offered dorm rooms that had a little more breathing room than most. He had his own large closet and he and his roommate shared a bathroom with the two guys in the next room. Even still, squeezing everything into a small space is a challenge. If you have a boy, these ideas will still work – just change up the color scheme.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

GOOD TASTE: Asian Plum Sauce


I let the guy at the Farmer’s Market talk me in to WAY too many plums. I only wanted 3-4 and ended up with a bagful of amazing looking plums. The plums weren’t like any we’d had before. They were so juicy and sweet. The kind of fruit that drips down your chin when you bite into it. We happily munched on plums until we reached the day when they either needed to be composted or tossed. Or, of course, made into something. I love dipping sauces for pot stickers and egg rolls and so I grabbed the ingredients I’d need for homemade plum sauce.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 218 & DIY Rusty Tin

DIY Galvanized Rusty Tin via homework - carolynshomework (7)
FROM MY ARCHIVES : How to galvanize and rust a tin


Hello and welcome to The Inspiration Board everyone. We’re on the home stretch of summer and I hope yours has been wonderful so far. Is it “go” time in your house? Getting ready for back-to-school, prepping for a vacation, or just trying to squeeze in those last summer barbeques? I’ve been extra busy with my day job but I’m trying to carve out time on the weekends to create some fun projects.
Homework Creative Party

So let’s get ready inspire each other and share our projects. I love going through the links and sharing your creativity throughout the week and of course posting the features. You can see last week’s features HERE.

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party Spotlight 217 & Energy Snacks

Hello, hello everyone! It’s a brand new week and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s August. The summer is flying by at warp speed. So if things were moving a little too fast for you last week and you didn’t have a chance to stop by, here’s what I’ve been sharing.


A huge thank you to all of you who visited last week and shared your projects on The Inspiration Board. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that you share here. So without further ado, here are the projects in the Spotlight this week.


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  carolynshomework.com


And now for the projects featured this week.


Inspiration Board Spotlight