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 […]

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 […]