Friday, December 16, 2016

Celebrations: new year’s countdown and confetti

New Year's Eve Countdown & Confetti Match boxes
Once Christmas is over and you know what that means... the new year is around the corner. This year has flown by so quickly but I guess I say that every year.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Etceteras: vintage button snowflake

Snowflake 12I was invited to a Snowflake Party. Now, I know for most you that won’t sound strange but many people will be wondering what the heck a Snowflake Party is. For instance, when I told my family that dinner would be a bit delayed because I was finishing my project for a Snowflake Party – they gave me that blank look that I often get…   A Snowflake Party is basically a group of bloggers and a hostess all creating a themed project. Fun!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Creative Party 287 | Glitter Tags

FROM MY ARCHIVES  :  Easy Glitter Ornament Tags

Welcome to The Inspiration Board link party everyone. I’ve been solo hosting this link party for 5-1/2 years and love waking up every Tuesday to all the link ups. It’s been equally as fun selecting the features and I’m proud to say I’ve never missed a features post. I carefully select the projects to be featured based on what I like and what I think all of you will be interested in seeing.

Monday, November 28, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Spotlight 286 | White Christmas

Features 286 from homeworkWith Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, we’re on the home stretch to the holidays. Are you ready? I’m super envious if you’re one of those organized ones… shopping done, house decorated and so on. Based on all the holiday projects shared on The Inspiration Board, it looks like I’m behind once again. That’s why I’m so happy you keep me inspired.

Friday, November 25, 2016

FRIDAY: High Five

Holiday Beauty Gifts and Friday High Five
Happy Friday everyone. If you’re here in the United States, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with family and feasting. I’m blessed to have my family here in Los Angeles where we can spend holidays together. We all make two or three dishes and still follow tradition and gather at my parent’s house. How lucky am I?

So on this day after Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks for a wonderful week and maybe do a little shopping. Here’s what I’m high fiving about this week.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DRESS CODE: Business Travel Fall Wardrobe

What I Wore for a week of business travelI left sunny and warm Southern California at the crack of dawn a a few weeks ago for my usual week of business travel to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It’s always a little challenging packing for a week of work especially when you can’t wrap your head around the fact that it’s going to be cold. I made some good choices and once again learned a thing or two about packing for the week. Here’s what I wore.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Creative Party 286 | K-Cup Gnomes

FROM MY ARCHIVES:  Recycled K-Cup Gnomes

Welcome to The Inspiration Board creative party. It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. and I’m so excited to enjoy a feast of turkey and all the trimmings with family. I hope your week is filled with blessings and a multitude of reasons to be thankful.

Monday, November 21, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Spotlight 285 | Spread Love

The Inspiration Board Features 285Happy short week friends. Here in the U.S. we’re celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday so that means we need to take Wednesday off to prepare the food and Friday off to recover from all that eating. Three cheers for turkey, stuffing, gravy, pie and all the trimmings. I can hardly wait. Of course, right after Thanksgiving things are about to get real. It’s go time and we need to put it in high gear and get ready for the holidays. Are you ready to be inspired as we officially head into the holiday season? Here we go…

Thursday, November 17, 2016

UPCYCLING: Faux Galvanized Metal Box

Faux Galvanized Finish with Tin Foil via homework | carolynshomework Here is Southern California, or at least in my city, there’s a plastic bag ban. That’s fine. I’m all for eliminating those plastic bags. But if I want a paper bag when I go to the grocery store, I have to pay for it. In other words, it’s BYOB or Bring Your Own Bag. I miss my brown paper grocery bags. I used them for everything. Covering books, crafting, and putting recycling in.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Creative Party 285 | Sweater Napkin Rings

FROM MY ARCHIVES : Gold Sweater Napkin Rings

We’re half way through November and on the home stretch of the holiday season. I’m so looking forward to Thanksgiving and the food fest that comes once a year. Turkey, stuffing, gravy and oh my pie! The day after Thanksgiving reality really sets in and it’s time to kick it into high gear and get ready for the holidays. I’m getting twitchy just thinking about it. So let’s all take a minute to relax and share some inspiration.