While you might throw your biggest parties over the summer or at the holidays, there’s no reason you can’t host an epic spring party. We’ll show you how.
In case you haven’t noticed, I love to cook with bourbon. Today, I have an apple bourbon peanut cake recipe to share.
It’s a cake so moist and delicious that nobody will know that it came from a box. The cake is rich from the bourbon (not extract, the real stuff!) and crisp from the apples. And, the peanuts? They add an interesting texture and great flavor.
Keeping unwanted pests out of your home this Christmas is easy when you have the knowledge.
Believe it or not, I am already starting to get ready for Christmas. I know I’ve mentioned this about a hundred times, but I love Christmas. I’m happy to start making preparations in October. That’s especially true when I can save a ton of money an still give a super cute gift. These DIY personalized Christmas ornaments were under $2 each.
Of course, fall is the season when you get to freely express your creativity considering the warmth and lots of beautiful décor elements that come with the season. Remember, most of these décor items (including pumpkins) not only enhance your curb appeal but also you can serve it up to your friends and family. In fact, when you serve up pumpkin spice & everything nice at your next party, you’ll leave your guests wanting even more!
Summer brings just the right weather for a wonderful backyard cookout. This is the best time to have a barbecue for your family and friends. A properly-planned backyard cookout will have your friends talking about it all summer long! Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Happy Easter! For so many of us, Easter marks a time of rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings. In fact, here in North Carolina, signs of new life are everywhere. The sun is shining, the birds are singing happy springtime songs, and squirrels are playfully chasing each other near their feeder in the backyard. I’m so […]
I recently read an article about the Christmas Carol, The 12 Days of Christmas. A bank did a study of the economics of this gift. Do you know that it would cost over $30,000 U.S. Dollars to give this gift today?
Holiday seasons are meant to be fun, but usually, we get caught up with a lot of important stuff to do: gift – shopping, sprucing up the house Christmas-style, choosing and decorating the tree, and yes, baking cookies. It’s time to take a deep breath and cut down on the workload. This Christmas season, instead […]
We’re halfway through the holidays. Thanksgiving is a week or two behind us and Christmas is just three weeks away from today. In the south, ’tis the season for all things sweet potatoes. This is an easy recipe to make–peanut crusted sweet potatoes.
I just spent some time looking for Christmas Crafts on Pinterest. I found the most darling items made from soda cans and milk cartons. So, instead of a long blog post or instructions, I will share some precious ideas. I hope that these will inspire you to get ready for the Holidays. They will be […]
Spread some holiday cheer when you create a chandelier wreath to add warmth to your dining room. Your dining room is an important gathering spot during the holiday season. It’s where you join with your family and friends to dine, share stories, and stuff yourself with pumpkin pie! Adding a chandelier wreath will add a touch of elegant holiday decor.
Yesterday was Cyber Monday, and a couple of days before that, Black Friday. The best Christmas shopping deals are gone!….or so you think. If you didn’t join the rest of the ‘multitude’ in snagging up those once-in-a-year deals, DO NOT FRET. Just stick with me this morning and together, we would discover ways on how to […]
This year’s Thanksgiving is barely two days away, and like all other Thanksgivings before it, there is going to be lots and lots of food. Probably more food than you and your guests can handle, err….eat; from the leftover turkey and tantalizing pieces of pumpkin pie to a plate or two of sweet taters. So, […]
Today, I am re-blogging a post that inspired me. I don’t re-blog often. But, I could not resist sharing this stunning blue & white Thanksgiving table decor. It breaks the orange and brown tradition in the most stunning way! Take a look! RELATED CONTENT: Thanksgiving Home Decor (gorgeous ideas, y’all) With Thanksgiving less than two […]
As Thanksgiving approaches, we at DIY Home & Garden have a whole lot to be grateful for. In the spirit of gratitude and appreciation, we tantalized our loyal readers last week with tons and tons of decorating and arranging ideas for the Thanksgiving table. Curious and a ‘little bit’ interested in how it all went […]
Try one of these 3 easy dry rubs for your Thanksgiving turkey!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Another opportunity to be grateful, make merry, and FEAST! Now you’re grinning from ear to ear in remembrance….and anticipation. As we get ready to celebrate, we womenfolk are already thinking of ways to make the Thanksgiving table more beautiful and impressive than last year. Wanna make sure your family and […]
Today is Halloween! Oooh…..I can smell the excitement and terror in the air. And kids, being kids, would have spent the whole night dreaming about candy and sweets. But before y’all go out for the much-awaited trick-or-treat adventure, here are some handy safety tips to keep in mind. Remember, Halloween is fun, as long as […]
So I heard (through the grapevine, of course) that in a few days from now, you, my friend would be hosting a Halloween-themed bash. Now, I know you’re excited about it, and so am I! So that’s why we thought up the idea of a Halloween paper crafting article to provide you with lots of […]
Christmas in July? You may wonder who shops those sales. Well. Er. I do. I love Christmas and love the opportunity to cash in on some early holiday sales before the holiday rush. In fact, I’m normally done with my Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving. The Beginning of My Christmas Over Thanksgiving weekend, when other shoppers […]
Happy July 4th weekend, ya’ll! This weekend is the American Independence Day celebration. I have plans to host a celebratory brunch, hang out with my family, and my beautiful stepdaughter will be spending two weeks with us.
When heroes sacrifice their lives on the battlefield for the greater good of their families and countries, they deserve to be celebrated. For US citizens, that means Memorial Day. We set aside this day to honor our brave warriors. As a matter of fact, we hold this national holiday every last Monday in May (yep, […]
A couple of days from now and another Memorial Day weekend would be upon us. And I’m betting your mind is teeming with lots of fun ideas and activities to make the weekend truly awesome for your family. But for the cornhole enthusiast, I’m sure the famous game is topping your list of must-do activities […]
But don’t worry, this soap is special for her and it’s a perfect reminder of how much you love her- every time she washes her hands.