Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 220 & Patriotic Napkin Rings

Patriotic Napkin Rings with Stars via homework - carolynshomework (6)[3]FROM MY ARCHIVES : Patriotic Napkin Rings

Welcome to The Inspiration Board! I’m so happy you’re here and ready to join in the party. Most of the link parties have become mega-parties with several hostesses and 400+ link ups. I’ve thought about joining a group of bloggers to co-host but I like solo-hosting, keeping the party on the smaller side and sharing lots of features. I may change my mind at some point, but for now I’m going to keep this party the way it’s always been. 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 17, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party Spotlight 219 & Homespun

Welcome to a new week here on homework. I hope you had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and creativity. I worked on a few craft projects that I’ll be sharing soon and tried to stay cool. It’s been hot, hot, hot here in Southern California. I hate to say it, but I think I’m ready for the fall cool down. I think the cooler weather will inspire me to work on some bigger projects that I’ve been wanting to tackle – like painting our dressers, cleaning out the attic and tackling my overstuffed closet. Even though it’s hot and that busy back-to-school time, The Inspiration Board link up was still brimming with great ideas and creativity. Thank you so much for sharing your projects.


Here’s a little recap of what I’ve been sharing in case you haven’t had a chance to visit lately.




And here are the featured projects that caught my eye this week.

Friday, August 14, 2015

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Chocolate Chip Cookies–Muffin Style

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Muffin Cup via homeworkI call these Mookies. Cookies baked in a muffin tin. This wasn’t actually intended to be a post here on the blog. I just made these “Mookies” for the family and decided to snap a few photos with my phone. The Mookies were such a hit with my family and my son’s friends, that I felt I had to share them with you.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CELEBRATIONS: Woodland Table Numbers

Woodland Table Numbers via homework (6)If you’re planning a large gathering or a wedding, table numbers can keep things organized and add a special touch to each table. You can go all out and order elaborate floral arrangements to house your numbers, or you can diy using simple terracotta pots, moss and a cuttings from your yard.

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.