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. 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 thankful for … Continue reading Happy Easter from DIY Home & Garden
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 … Continue reading How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party
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.
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 … Continue reading How to Find the Best Christmas Deals in December
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, … Continue reading 4 Creative Uses for Leftover Sweet Potatoes…..The Nigerian Style!
Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and it's time to share my secret recipe for Peanut Pie. It's rich, decadent. In the South, we have a saying when something's this good: "Slap Yo Mama!". This pie is so rich, so decadent, and so satisfying it makes me want to cry when I take a bite.