Monday, February 29, 2016

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 247 & Inspire me Orange

Welcome back everyone and Happy Leap Year Day! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I finished our dining room bay window makeover this weekend and I’m obviously out of shape because I’m so sore.  Hat’s off to you home d├ęcor and diy experts. Actually, my husband and I used to do a lot of diy projects but we've slowed down and now we’re on that cycle of everything needs improvement again. Anyway, I can’t wait to show you the dining room reveal soon. I just need to finish up some of the decorating part and then we’ll be done.

Now let’s move on to the projects featured in the spotlight and a little recap of what I’ve been sharing.


Inspiration Board Spotlight

Friday, February 26, 2016

FRIDAY: High Five

Happy Friday everyone. I haven’t posted a Friday High Five in awhile. I feel like I’ve been playing catch up since the holidays. But this week I have plenty to high five about. How about you? What are you high fiving about this week? Do tell….


Friday High Five via homework (4)I’ve been traveling for my day job quite a bit and snapped this picture descending into Seattle, Washington. Just breathtaking. The good news is, I won’t be traveling for a 2 or 3 months so I can get caught up on fun things like creating goodies for this blog.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

PRETTY PLEASE: Relaxing Bath Salts and Invigorating Scrubs

Bath Salts and Scrubs from homework - carolynshomework (3)I’ve mentioned that I travel quit a bit for my day job and I just got back from another whirlwind trip. My sweet co-worker and friend, Danielle makes wonderful scrubs, salts, balms and more. She’s basically the ying to my yang. She’s healthy and knows all about natural ingredients and living a more natural lifestyle. Me, not so - much although I try.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 247 & Craft Stick Bracelets

FROM MY ARCHIVES : Craft Stick Bracelets

I’m so happy you’re here! I need your creative juices and inspiration. After several months of business travel I’ve been off schedule and need to get back to my craft table, kitchen and home improvement projects. So I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to and I’m so appreciative that you’re willing to share here. So let’s get going, shall we.

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 246 & Fun Food Ideas

Did you have a nice weekend? I sure hope so. It was nice to leave this week behind and unwind since I had one of  “those” weeks last week. I’ve waited 3 months for my new dishwasher [long story…] and it finally got installed only to find it’s defective and I have to wait another month for a new one. I had also hired a handy man to work on some things around the house and he canceled, plus a variety of other irritating things. But it’s hard to complain since these are all luxury items and I have a roof over my head and a place to sleep. Right?

So let’s forget about all that and be inspired by the projects featured this week.

Recently on homeworkAnd in case you haven’t had a chance to drop in lately, here’s a glimpse at what I’ve been sharing. Vintage Button InspirationWe Are Knitters Giveaway : Bay Window Progress

Thursday, February 18, 2016

SEW & TELL: Vintage Button Crush


I have an ongoing love affair with vintage buttons. There’s something about an old box or jar filled with buttons that’s like a time capsule. Little threads hanging off a discarded shirt button, an oversized coat button, evening wear rhinestone buttons all meant to be used again.  Over the years, I’ve shared quite a few projects using buttons from my collection. I hope you enjoy this trip through my archives as much as I did.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 246 & Speckled Eggs

Speckled Eggs 2[6]FROM MY ARCHIVES  :  Dyed and Speckled Eggs

Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party! You guys are amazing. Last week I was blown away with the amazing creativity linked up. I want you to know, it’s very difficult to pick the features every week. Narrowing down 300-400 projects to 10 features is nearly impossible. Are you ready to do it all over again? I am.

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 245 & Pretty Please

Hello friends! Today is a holiday in the U.S. and thank goodness for the 3-day weekend. I got back in town Friday night and came home to a very messy house. The boys did their best – sort of – but their idea of picking up and keeping things clean are a far cry from mine. My son’s room looked and smelled like a gym locker room and the rest of the house was pretty bad too. I was not happy and on Saturday, I had all hands on deck cleaning and sanitizing the house. After cleaning, I sat down with my cup of coffee to stroll through the link ups from The Inspiration Board. Thank goodness for you guys because I was instantly transported to your homes, kitchens and craft rooms and all was well in my world again.

So enjoy these wonderful inspirational ideas featured from The Inspiration Board.

Inspiration Board Spotlight

Friday, February 12, 2016

HOMEROOM: Dining Room Bay Window Makeover

Kitchen Bay Window Makeover with Bamboo Shades via homework (6)I’m finally making some progress on my dining room bay window makeover. Truth be known, those wood blinds and green valance have been in that window since we first moved in many, many years ago. I’m slowly going to be changing out all the wood blinds in our house which are so difficult to dust and replace them with bamboo shades. You can see in this picture I’ve narrowed the shades down to three choices: Tortoise, Monarch and White. I’m leaning toward the middle sample which is Monarch.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 245 & Candied Citrus Peel


FROM MY ARCHIVES :  Candied Citrus Peel

Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party! Pssst – I’m actually out of town right now traveling for my day job but with a little pre-planning and scheduling, the party can go on. Are you ready to browse, share and inspire? I’m excited to see what you’ve been up to.
Here we go…