Iced Java Cocktails

by David Edessa

Iced Java Cocktails!!!! Coffee Cocktail Time!!! Written By David Edessa It’s been a hot summer and this September there has been both hot and temperate days. Therefore, I thought it would be a great idea to work on some cold after dinner drinks. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Iced Nutty Jamaican Coffee Cocktail: Ingredients: ½ oz. Tia Maria liqueur […]

Hazelnut After Dinner Cocktails

by David Edessa
Hazelnut After Dinner Cocktails

Written By David Edessa Many moons ago when I first turn 21, a bartender friend turned me on to these two Hazelnut After Dinner Cocktails. There those that will substitute the Frangelico liqueur on both drinks with an Amaretto liqueur. That combination also will create a delicious cocktail.  Also, I made one drink as a […]

Java Cocktails

by David Edessa
java cocktail recipes

Java Cocktails!!!! I love coffee. The flavor leaves me wanting another. I enjoy coffee flavored ice cream and enjoy it as an after dinner cocktail. “Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” Talking about coffee, French statesman Talleyrand (1754-1838). ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Espresso Cocktail Martini Ingredients: 1½ oz. Vodka 1½ […]

Styling Rooms by Zoning

by Dinah Wulf
Polished Procelain White

Styling Rooms by Zoning , an exclusive Interview with Julia Kendall from DIY SOS talks through how to create open plan designs “With the growing trend for open plan living and large wet areas, there are endless possibilities to creatively zone areas by adding character and distinctive style with tiles, mosaics and warm woods. Zoning […]

Cocktails Inspired by Pears

by David Edessa
Pear Inspired Cocktails

Pear of Aces: Cocktails Inspired by Pears I’ve always enjoyed pears. In fact the pear had been on my top ten favorite fruits. <•><•><•><•><•><•><•><•><•><•> Canned Pear Purée recipe: In a blender, purée the entire can of pears including the syrup and two ounces of Marsanne wine (Pinot Gris will also do). Set pear purée aside […]

Frozen Summer Fun Day Part Two

by David Edessa
Frozen Drink Recipes

Written by David Edessa Frozen Summer Fun Day Part Two You do not always have to use fresh fruit to make a delicious cocktail. Canned fruit are a great substitute if fresh is not accessible or if unripe fruit is the only produce to your grocery store currently carries.  In fact I find more often […]

Decor & Design Inspirations

by Dinah Wulf

Written By: Lisa Jolan Decor & Design Inspirations for Creating Unique Live Space Around Your Sofas In every home, the living room is the one space that is used rather frequently. The family tends to lounge, work and do school projects in it. Sometimes, this room even doubles up as an entertainment space as well. […]

Summer Fun Day

by David Edessa
Lemonade cocktail

Written By David Edessa Summer Fun Day! Just in time for Sunday Fun day!!! Watermelon & Strawberry Juice recipe (non-alcoholic Agua Fresca): Ingredients: 1 lbs. Strawberry 3 cups Watermelon 3 oz. Fresh lemon juice 2-3 cups of drinking water. 4 tbl. Organic Honey (I like to warm honey…. Not hot) 1 tsp. Sea Salt Instructions: […]

Frozen Summer Fun Day Part One

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa Part One The original daiquiri was a mixture of rum, lime, and sugar, served over ice. The name Daiquirí is also the name of a beach and an iron mine that is near Santiago, Cuba. The drink was a local favorite of the area. However, an American mining engineer by the […]

Going Bananas

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa Going Bananas!!! Most mornings I wake up to a nutritional breakfast of a banana and cup of coffee…. I know… I should have better meal to start the day. Well, I thought it would be fun just to keep it simple and use the banana as the main ingredient in this […]

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

by Barbara Hiatt
Mason Jar Soap Pump

Hello everyone!  I’m Barbara from Chase the Star, and I’m thrilled to be a guest here at DIY Inspired!  I’m such a fan of Dinah’s work, so having an opportunity to share one of my projects with you guys is so exciting!  I have a super simple project you can make with what you may […]

Sour Drink Recipes

by David Edessa

Sour Drink Recipes, Written By David Edessa Sour Hour!!!! Bar is open 🙂 This weekend I tried my hand once again on sour drink recipes.  Also, I gave a recommendation on beer (great even if you think you do not like beer… Take a chance 🙂 Sour Peach Sweet Tea (non-alcoholic): Ingredients 5 individual tea bags 4 […]

Hand-made Clothes for Your Little One

by Dinah Wulf
Handmade Baby Clothes

Written By: JoEllen Krauss   BIO: JoEllen Krauss is a freelance writer for 1800WheelChair.  In her spare time she enjoys decorating and designing new room layouts for friends and family and making clothes for her little ones, Matt and Shona.   Mama Does It Best: Hand-made Clothes for Your Little One   The arrival of […]

Strawberry Shortcake Shake and Almond Joy Martini

by David Edessa

Written By: David Edessa This weekend I had two treats at a friend’s dinner party. First, a 1988 Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky with two ice cubes just to chase that burn away and let the flavor of the whisky surface…… It was delicious!!!  The second treat was an IPA from Full Sail Brewery.  I […]

Reupholstering a Dumpster Find

by Loren Crane

Written by Loren Crane   I thank you for Dinah for  letting share my new chair with you guys. If you remember my last chair was done with Ikea fabric.   I decided to go in another adventure in reupholstering a chair. The new chair is completely different from the other one I did and […]

Cocktail Desserts and After Dinner Drinks

by David Edessa

Cocktail Desserts and After Dinner Drinks The first one is reminiscent of my mother’s favorite candy bar… The Milky Way.   Milky Way Cocktail Martini: Ingredients: 1½ oz. Vanilla Rhum ¾ oz. white crème de cacao ¾ oz. Irish cream liqueur Hersey’s chocolate syrup Instructions: Place a martini glass in a freezer till cold. Place […]

Upcycled Baseball Themed Dresser

by Barbara Hiatt
Upcycled Baseball Themed Dresser

Written By: Barbara from Chase The Star Hi there!  I’m Barbara from Chase the Star, a little blog about decorating and crafting on a budget.  I love to take something in need of some DIY love, and make it look fabulous!  I just recently stumbled upon Dinah’s blog, and must say, I’m a big fan […]

Pistachio Infused Whiskey Cocktails

by David Edessa
pistachio shake

Written By David Edessa Two weeks ago I posted how to create a delicious Pistachio Infused Bourbon. Today, we will put that infusion to work with after dinner Pistachio Infused Whiskey Cocktails. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Here are some great party recipes for after dinner cocktails 🙂 Pistachio Shortbread Martini: Ingredients: 1/3 cup Light cream 1/4 cup Pistachio […]

Savvy Tips to Get Rid of Your Unwanted Mattresses

by Dinah Wulf

Savvy Tips to Get Rid of Your Unwanted Mattresses Written By Jack Black Imagine this scene. A proud owner of a brand-new mattress waiting for his purchase to be delivered is jumping up and down with excitement. Tingles travel down his spine as he thinks of the coming nights with the fresh mattress beneath his […]

Happy Father’s Day Cocktails

by David Edessa
Old Fashion

Written By David Edessa Happy Father’s Day Cocktails Who’s the Boss? While having their evening dinner together, a little girl looked up at her father and asked, “Daddy, you’re the boss in our family, right?” The father was very pleased to hear it and confidently replied, “Yes my little princess.” The girl then continued, “That’s […]

Scrap Fabrics

by Dinah Wulf

Written by Linn of The Home Project   Hi guys! I’m so happy to be the guest writer here at DIY Inspired! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the concept of using up scrap fabrics. Do you have a scrap pile full of fabrics that seem too small to really use for […]

Father’s Day Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa
Pistachios 1

  Prep for Father’s Day by making him Maple Bacon Infused Bourbon. WARNING BACON IS NOT JUST FOR BREAKFAST ANYMORE!!! When creating an infusion I like to choose a good and reasonable priced brand. There is no need to waste your money on expensive bourbon. However, avoid buying rot gut booze… NOTHING IN A PLASTIC […]