The Old Fashion: A Classic Cocktail

by David Edessa

This week, David has two Old Fashion cocktail recipes, the Classic Old Fashion recipe and the Mediterranean Old Fashion recipe.  Perfect for a sophisticated evening cocktail party, both recipes are no fuss, easy to make, and can be quickly prepared.  Enjoy! {Via} Written By: David Edessa •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~> Classic Old Fashion recipe: Ingredients: 2 oz. Rye […]

DIY Monogram Swarovski Pearls in a Frame

by Dinah Wulf
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I am so excited to have Heather guest post today from Rockstew!  She is sharing her DIY Monogram Swarovski Pearls in a Frame Tutorial.  Not only does Heather blog about crafty DIY, she also shares parenting tips, recipes, favorite books, and adventures in raising her daughter, Annabelle.  You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and […]

Shabby Chic Bedside Table Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
Shabby Chic Bedside Table Makeover (1)

I am so excited to have Federica of La Cianfrusagliera join me today on a guest post and sharing her passion for design.  Here is how she turned an old dresser destined for the trash and turned it into a beautiful Shabby Chic bedside table. Welcome, Federica!   Decorating never ends, Written by Federica Decorating is […]

Apples and Oranges Cocktail

by David Edessa
Apple and Orange Cocktail

This week’s recipe is a refreshing fruity apples and oranges cocktail with homemade ginger syrup written by David Edessa. •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>• Apples & Oranges Cocktail Recipe: Ingredients: 1½ oz. Belvedere Unfiltered Vodka ½ oz. Ginger Syrup ½ oz. Cranberry Juice 2 oz. Organic Apple Juice 2 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters Garnish: Orange Peel Instructions: Add all […]

How To Paint Metal – From Drab To Fab

by Tara Kramarsky

I am so excited to have my friend Tara from A Spectacled Owl today to share her fabulous metal owl makeover!  She will show you how to paint metal and turn some candlesticks from drab to fab!  Welcome Tara! I’ve often wondered how to paint metal because I had never done it before.  There have been so […]

DIY Drink Coaster Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf

I am so excited to have Heather from Setting for Four today!  She is sharing one of my favorite tutorials of hers, a DIY Drink Coaster Tutorial.  Also, she included a bonus of my absolute fave, her DIY Beaded Sunburst Mirror!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Please feel free to […]

Peach Zinger Cocktail Recipe

by David Edessa

This week’s party cocktail recipes from David are a tasty Peach Zinger Cocktail Recipe including the recipe for Ginger Simple Syrup, a sweet cocktail perfect for serving at a winter party.  Enjoy! Written by David Edessa •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>• Peach Zinger recipe: Ingredients: 1½ oz. Vodka ½ oz. Ginger Syrup ½ oz. Peach Schnapps  2 oz. White […]

Thrift Store Chair Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

I e-meet some amazing people online, especially on my Facebook page.  I often ask advice, and I always respond to comments, questions, and suggestions.  I often get emails and posts of fellow DIY’ers showing me their talents and own unique projects.  Lily Meehan from Ventura, California sent me a fun Upcycled Penny Table that she […]

Rhum Apple Cranberry Cider Recipe

by David Edessa
Rhum Apple-Cranberry Cider Recipe

Happy New Year…. It’s time to get use to writing the year 2013. Where did the time go?  I hope it’s been a good year for everyone and it continues into the New Year…. It’s been a cold December and it has not warmed up yet in January. It’s time to enjoy a glass of […]

Metal File Cabinet Makeover

by Barbara Hiatt
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Today I have the honor of sharing an amazing metal file cabinet transformation done by Barbara from Chase The Star.  Here is her tutorial for her metal file cabinet makeover. Witten By Barbara from Chase The Star I’m all about bringing out of the box ideas to fruition, on the cheap! My most recent attempt […]

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Christmas Cards

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Card Display

It’s that time of year when our letterboxes are inundated with little gestures of goodwill in the form of Christmas cards. For many of us, these cards tend to accumulate in a pile on the sideboard, but giving them pride of place around your home is easy and can become an interesting part of your […]

Puerto Rico’s Eggnog Coquito Punch Recipe

by David Edessa

If you would like to try something different from the Christmas eggnog that you prepare every year; I suggest you try the Coquito. Puerto Rico’s eggnog and it is delicious. Traditionally it is served in Puerto Rico during Christmas, New Year and The Three Kings Day. However, it’s also a great celebration drink for any […]

Top Tips to Set your Table for Christmas

by Dinah Wulf
Top Tips to Set your Table for Christmas 2

One of the biggest parts of Christmas is Christmas dinner. The big Christmas meal is often seen as more important than the decorations and the presents, and this is usually because it’s a chance to over-indulge and enjoy time with the entire family. However, if there’s one way to spoil a Christmas dinner it’s by […]

Book Folding Tutorial

by Loren Crane
Recycled book folding (4)

I am so excited to share one of my favorite tutorials from Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box.  This book folding art is a great way to upcycle an old book. Written By Loren Crane of Pandora’s Craft Box Here’s a new craft idea I learned it’s called book folding. I occasionally saw it in […]

Pumpkin Maple Toddy

by David Edessa

Pumpkin Maple Toddy, Written by David Edessa Happy Holidays!!! {Via} I was asked at work to come up with a hot toddy recipe for the holidays…. After tasting the Crown Royal Maple Finish Whiskey I insisted in combining it with pumpkin butter!!! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Pumpkin Maple Toddy recipe: Ingredients: 2 oz. Crown Royal Maple Finish Whiskey […]

Homemade Deodorant

by Dinah Wulf
Homemade Deoderant

Homemade Deodorant Written By: Denise Nasaar Rice from Edible Harmony Yes, I have been called a hippy a few times before! This recipe for a homemade deodorant probably earned me that title, but let me tell you that this deodorant works even better than the store-bought ones and just to put it to the test before […]

Upcycled Thrift Store Penny Table

by Dinah Wulf
Upcycled Thrift Store Penny Table (6)

I’ve said it several times, and I’ll say it again: One of the best parts about blogging is the relationships; the connections you make along the way.  I have fun everyday posting DIY inspirations, projects, and tutorials on my Facebook page.  I get a lot of questions and emails from FB fans, and on great […]

Tips on Preparing for House Guests

by Dinah Wulf
Bedroom ready for guests in soft warm lighting

As the seasons change and preparations are made for the holidays, it may be time to reevaluate your guest bedroom. Using cozy colors and comfortable amenities will welcome out-of-town guests, adding to the holiday cheer. If it is your turn to host family and friends, consider these seven tips. Quality Bedding Give your guests somewhere […]

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes {Via} Pumpkin flavored pie, muffins, bread pudding, lattes, beer, and cocktails!!!! I love this time of year!!! •<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>•<~>• White Pumpkin Cocktail recipe: Ingredients: 1¼ oz. Vanilla Rhum ¾ oz. White Crème de Cacao liqueur 1½ oz. Pumpkin Butter ½ oz. 2% Whole Organic Milk Instructions: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, […]

Add New Life to Everyday Objects with ‘Upcycling’

by Dinah Wulf

If you are looking to upgrade but don’t want to discard, it’s possible to add new life to everyday items by “upcycling” them. Whether they are boring, broken or just taking up unnecessary space, here are three easy Do-It-Yourself crafts using materials you already have in your home. Problem: Drab Light Control If your living […]

Halloween Skeleton Frame

by Loren Crane
Skeleton reaching for you

Welcome, Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box!  So glad to have you again! I’m so glad you decided to share this AWESOME tutorial!     The spirits of the other side are ready to come out and play here at DIY Inspired!  Are you prepared the mischief they will cause? I did warn Dinah if I was going to […]

Salted Butter Pecan Martini

by David Edessa

Salted Butter Pecan Martini, Written By David Edessa Check out all of David’s FANTASTIC cocktail party recipes!  Find the perfect one for any occasion. Many years ago a friend turned me on to dipping salted potato chips into soft pecan ice cream. I was reluctant to try at first, however, the salt and sweetness of […]