Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CELEBRATIONS: Holiday Home Tour–Dining Room

Holiday Hutch 2The holiday décor has finally started to make an appearance at my house. This year I went with the on-trend look of plaid and red for a couple of reasons. I love the look and I have loads of red knick-knacks that I could use to complete the look. My dining room hutch is usually the first piece to be decorated for every season. I love switching out the plates and server ware but almost always have a foundation of white dishes. I added the pretty black scrollwork plate at the top and a buffalo plaid scarf and the rest came together easily.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 236 & Printable Birch Tags

FROM MY ARCHIVES :  Printable Birch Tags

It’s getting serious now friends. There’s no time to waste as we head for the home stretch. Are you ready for the holidays? I’m slowly getting there but I need to pick up the pace a bit. So in between the shopping, baking, wrapping and everything else, I hope you’ve had time to create something to share.

Show me whatcha got….

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 235 & Oh My Cupcakes

Welcome back everyone. I hope you had an amazing weekend. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, every weekend needs to be super charged. I hope you got some things checked off your list and had a little leftover time to relax and enjoy the weekend. Thank you to everyone who visited last week, shared a project, or left a comment. I appreciate each and every one of you. In case you missed anything, here’s a little recap of what I’ve been up to.

Now, let’s be inspired with the gorgeous features from last week’s link party.

Inspiration Board Spotlight

Friday, December 4, 2015

FRIDAY: High Five

It’s Friday – time for this week’s Friday High Five. What have you been high-fiving about this week? Christmas prep, holiday cards, or maybe just surviving the week is enough to high five about. I have to say, today is especially sweet because I’m taking a staycation next week. Yessiree, I’m taking the week off to do all things holiday prep related. Wish me luck, I have 7 days to shop, create and mail cards, ship gifts, bake, decorate and make handmade gift items. Piece of cake! Enjoy the weekend friends and take a stroll through my high five items for this past week.


IMG_2686I made this Goat Cheese, pistachio and honey drizzle appetizer for Thanksgiving and it was a hit as usual. Super simple but looks so fancy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 235 & New Year Confetti Straws



Let the countdown begin… 24 shopping days until Christmas and 31 days until the New Year. I better stock up on energy drinks and coffee because this is going to be a mad dash friends. I can’t wait to see what you share so that I’ll be even more inspired by your ideas. Ready to party? I know I am.

Here we go…
Homework Creative Party

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 234 & Candy Cane Lane

Phew. Thanksgiving is behind us and although there may be some stuffing and pie still leftover, all eyes are on December and the holidays yet to come. Pace yourselves friends, we still have a month of frenzy and then we can all settle down for a warm winter’s nap… or something like that.

Thank you to all of you that shared a project last week on The Inspiration Board. There was a record number of links and each and every project was inspiring. If you didn’t have a chance to swing by last week, here’s what I’ve been sharing


And here are the amazing projects featured this week.
Inspiration Board Spotlight

Thursday, November 26, 2015

ETCETERAS: 12 Girly-Girl Handmade Gift Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends. I hope you’re enjoying the day with food, family & friends. In the spirit of being thankful, I thought I’d share these 12 handmade gifts from my archives that could be given to a special friend to thank them for the gift of friendship. I chose 12 very girly-girl gifts that are some of my favorites.

I’m thankful to all of you who stop by and visit me here at my little corner of the creative world. Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

EXTRA CREDIT: PINCHme Free Samples

12186784_947126418658733_8799795585575883431_oThis is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Click here for my full disclosure page.

Friends, if you’re anything like me, you love free samples. Who doesn’t like free samples of food at the market or big box store or any free samples for that matter. How would you like to choose the samples you want and then have them sent to you in a pretty box? Sound fun? You need to check out PINCHme.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 234 & Easy Glitter Tape Place Cards

FROM MY ARCHIVES : Easy Glitter Tape Place Cards


We’re two days away from the big feast and I can’t wait. Tomorrow I’m going to start prepping my side dishes and one of my favorite dishes is homemade cranberry conserve with applies and mandarin oranges. Pop, pop, pop, I love hearing those cranberries burst open in the pot. I say it every week but I want to make a special point this Thanksgiving week and tell you how grateful I am that you stop by and share your links here on homework. My little link party has grown in the past few months and that’s what keeps me going. So, thank you, thank you for supporting this little blog.
Now, let the sharing begin.