Candle Making Step by Step: Mother’s Day Candle Gift Set

Ever wonder how to make candles at home? Candle making is easier than you might think. Take a look at these adorable soy candles--you'll have plenty of time to make them before Mother's Day. Everyone wants to spoil their Mum on Mother's Day, so why not take your time and create a unique gift she … Continue reading Candle Making Step by Step: Mother’s Day Candle Gift Set

Apple Bourbon Peanut Mini Cakes

In case you haven't noticed, I've been on a bourbon recipe kick the past few days. 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.

Under $2 Christmas Gift: DIY personalized Christmas ornaments

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. 

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

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!

How to Host a Fun Backyard Cookout

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 from DIY Home & Garden

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

How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party

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