Monday, June 20, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Spotlight 263 | Bright Summer Fun

It’s definitely summer here in Southern California. We’re having a heat wave and baby it’s hot!! I’m lucky to live by the coast so we should top off today below 90 degrees. I love summer. It’s my favorite season and there were loads of summer home tours linked up – several of them are featured below – plus a bunch of other fun projects. I hope you enjoy the projects featured this week. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when we do it all again on The Inspiration Board Creative Party.

First up, here’s what I’ve been sharing lately.


Here are the projects featured this week.

Friday, June 17, 2016

FRIDAY: High Five

Happy Friday friends. It’s time for the Friday High Five. Five things I’m high fiving about this week. How about you? I hope you had plenty to high five about lately.

Enjoy the weekend. If you’re celebrating a special guy this weekend on Father’s Day, I hope you have a wonderful day.

1-AI’ve been obsessed with smoothies lately and stocked up on straws so I can have my daily fix. My latest flavor of the week is Pineapple Coconut. I’ll be posting about this concoction soon.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

SHOW & TELL: Sentimental Vintage Keepsakes–Loss and Love

Vintage Keepsakes Stack of Embroidered LinensA little over a year ago my neighbor passed away at a terribly young age leaving her husband and twin toddlers. I watched her fight cancer courageously and beat it only to cruelly have to endure another round. I watched her babies release butterflies at her grave and heard them over the backyard fence struggle to find normal again.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Creative Party 263 and Candied Citrus Peel

FROM MY ARCHIVES  :  Candied Citrus Peel

Welcome to The Inspiration Board. Are you ready to share your amazing inspiration? I can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating. I’m in need of some summer inspiration to get me going. So show me what you’ve got!

Don’t forget to check out the features from last week’s party HERE. Now, let’s start the party and as any good hostess would say, stay awhile and enjoy.
  • Link up – feel free to share anything creative or that inspires.
  • Feel free to grab a “homework” button and include it somewhere on your blog.
  • Make someone smile by visiting their link and leave them with a comment.
  • By linking your project, you are granting me permission to feature your project here on homework or via social media.


Monday, June 13, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Spotlight 262 and Summer Eats


Welcome back friends. I hope you had an amazing weekend. We cleaned out our garage over the weekend. I know, such a glamorous life. My son wants to convert the garage into a man-cave workout room. I’ll keep you posted on the progress of garage makeover. We’re at the oh my goodness we have so much junk stage. So while, I figure out what to do with all of our stuff, enjoy these gorgeous and inspiring projects featured from The Inspiration Board.

pomegranate and lemon smoothie on glass jar with two striped straw on rustic background with lemon slices and burlapBeautifully styled and photographed, this Pomegranate Lemonade by Totally the Bomb not only is gorgeous to look but good for you and a perfect summer drink

Thursday, June 9, 2016

UPCYCLING: How to make a faux wood tin from a candy tin

Candy Tin with Wood PaperFather’s Day is just around the corner and if you have a Dad or guy in your life who has just about everything, it’s always fun to make something. These upcycled candy tins will be great for holding little objects like candy or paper clips and they were super easy to make.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Creative Party 262 and Beet Dyed Cards

FROM MY ARCHIVES  :  Beet Dyed Cards


Horray! It’s Tuesday! Are you ready to share your amazing inspiration? I’m so ready to see what you’ve been up to.

Don’t forget to check out the features from last week’s party HERE. Now, let’s start the party and as any good hostess would say, stay awhile and enjoy.


Monday, June 6, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Spotlight 261 and Frozen

Welcome to a new week here on homework. I hope you had a wonderful weekend? Did you relax, create or do something fun? My goal this past weekend was to get caught up on my to-do list and I made a good dent. The to-do list is never ending – it’s always one step forward and two steps back.

I know you’ll enjoy these projects featured from The Inspiration Board. As always, they’re amazing. I try to pick a variety of beautiful and inspiring projects but it’s never easy to choose. Thank you so much for sharing on The Inspiration Board creative party.
Inspiration Board Spotlight
Farmhouse-Style-Bathroom-High-Res-21Making it in the Mountains took part in the one room challenge and created this stunning Farmhouse Bathroom. Those sinks are fantastic!

Friday, June 3, 2016

FRIDAY: High Five

I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t been posting my Friday High Five. The Friday High Five is all about 5 things from my week. An accomplishment, fun outing, something I bought or want to buy… anything that I want to high five about. And since it’s been, like forever since my last high five post. These photos are from the past month. So without further ado, here are the latest things I’m high fiving about.


Lemon Pound CakeThe month started with another business trip to Washington. Every few months, I travel to Seattle / Bellevue and work from the corporate office. It’s always jam packed with meetings, social outings and sore feet. When I leave and after I make it through TSA, I always treat myself to the lemon pound cake and Café Mocha from the airport Starbucks. My new obsession is to substitute regular milk for coconut milk.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

It’s a Wrap: Easy Flower & Tulle Gift Wrap

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It's a Wrap Paper Flower Close Up
Today I have a quick and easy gift wrap idea for you. I have a few of these wonderful lime green boxes. The problem is they don’t have lids. They came with a kraft wrapper that has the company name on them. Boo.