Not so sure if you love spending time outdoors in the summer? Here are some activities that can give you fresh motivation to get outside again.
Struggling to make your stuffy home feel cooler? We have the tips to help you beat the heatwave.
Bugs bugging you this spring? Learn how to keep them in check…before the time for summer fun rolls around.
City dwellers can receive the healthful benefits of gardening, too! Learn how to plant an urban garden and reap the rewards.
Loving the warmer spring weather but dying for the summer heat? Spend time now prepping your garden for summer.You’ll have the hard work completed, so you’ll have more time to enjoy fun in the sun.
Love outdoor entertaining? Here are 5 practical tips to make your time outdoors even better.
Summertime–get into the swim of things with these pool care tips.
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’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.
Keeping unwanted pests out of your home this Christmas is easy when you have the knowledge.
Hearty vegetable and turkey chili is a delicious way to get that taste of chili you crave in the fall without the fat and calories of beef.
Today’s the first day of hunting season. This leaves me here on a Saturday with the house all to myself. I’ve had the chance to putter around at some little organizing projects, snuggle with my dog, and treat myself to a warm, decadent, but still Weight Watchers friendly lunch. I came up with the idea of putting pan seared flounder over apple and warm kale salad.
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.
DIY chili seasoning is so simple to make. You can skip those little packets in the spices section and DIY to save tons of money. Plus, you will have control over how hot or mild you prefer your seasoning.
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!
This summer gives you the perfect opportunity to open up the curtains, fold back the drapes, and enjoy the warm sunshine shining in from sparkling clean windows. Clean windows? Wait! This isn’t going to be about window washing, is it? I’m sorry, but yes, today, we’re considering the dreadfully tedious and boring task of window washing. […]
It’s summertime! The temperatures are so hot, some roads are melting. Most people struggle to sleep at night without an air conditioning unit running at full force. And, your consumption of ice cream has tripled over the past few weeks.
It’s that time of year again when many of us try to spend as much time in the outdoors as possible. If you love to hang out with friends and invite the family over when the sun is shining, you may be thinking about organizing a garden party. If you’re keen to impress, here are some tips to help you plan the best garden party of the summer.
An herb garden is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to yourself. Whether you’re an avid gardener or an in-home chef, it’s a treasure trove of goodness for you to enjoy. Even in the smallest of spaces, you can grow herbs. Many will even thrive in container gardens.
In this hot season, we worry about the plants in our garden. Can they thrive in dry conditions or would they die off and put all our gardening efforts to waste? What if the season itself is not as much of a problem as the environment? Living in an arid area prone to long seasons […]
Drinking lemon water is a trend everywhere. From the lobbies of hotels to your local day spa, everyone’s serving up this tasty twist on plain old water. As the temperatures climb as we head into the summer, it’s a trend that’s right on time.
Summer is here! Sunny days, flowery dresses, frolicking at the beach… and languishing in the sweltering heat. Yes, summer days are hot and the heat might make you want to tear your hair out and strip your clothes off. It’s even worse if you don’t have an AC at home. Now, if you can, you […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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.
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 female 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. I know you’re excited about it, and so am I! And that’s why we thought up the idea of a Halloween paper crafting article to provide you with lots of decorating inspirations….of […]
A few weeks ago, I found a vintage 1950s kitchen utility cart in the scrap metal pile at our county trash drop off point. I decided to “rescue” it and upcycle it into a chic bar cart. It’s going to work perfectly to serve cocktails, wine, or coffee.
Grilled ham and mozzarella macaroni and cheese is an easy dish to cook ahead and take when you’re invited to a cookout or family reunion. It’s easy to make and oozes with creamy, cheesy goodness. Better yet, it only takes roughly 30 minutes to prepare.
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, the Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor these brave warriors. This national holiday is held every last Monday in May (yep, two days from now) and this […]
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. For the cornhole enthusiast, I’m sure the famous game is topping your list of must-do activities for the […]