Alcoholic Milk Shakes

by David Edessa

Alcoholic Milk Shakes, Written By David Edessa Shake, Rattle and Roll I love milkshakes and it only made sense to do a blog post on milk shakes for adults. Shamrock Mint Shake 2 oz. Vanilla Rum 2 oz. milk 1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream 1 tsp. pure mint extract Whipped Cream as garnish Preparation: […]

Dessert Martinis

by David Edessa
Cookie Martini

Dessert Martinis, Written By: David Edessa The Death of a Pastry Legend: After Dinner Dessert Martinis Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~Author Unknown I enjoy dessert as much as the next person and my personal favorite are those reminiscent of my childhood. What a better childhood dessert than a Twinkie. And know […]

Famous Martini Recipes

by David Edessa

This week’s cocktail recipes will sure make you feel like a star!  Check out David’s famous martini recipes with a bonus sweet and savory dessert martini. Written By: David Edessa Shaken…. Not Stirred! Happiness is finding two olives in your martini when you’re hungry. ~ Johnny Carson This is a martini that I enjoyed a […]

Kids Soap Making Projects: Soapsicles

by Dinah Wulf
Soap Making - DIY Inspired

By: Sandy Simmons of Super Soap Making Secrets Note: For a detailed tutorial visit SoapyLove, or check out this helpful video. Image Source If you’ve been making soap for a while and you have children, it’s very likely that your kids will be interested in what you always do. While it is understandable that you would prefer […]

DIY Reupholstered Chair

by Loren Crane
Chair 6

DIY Reupholstered Chair, Written By: Loren Crane, Pandora’s Craft Box One cloudy day we found this lonely, awkward looking chair by the dumpster. I just saw the potential and the beauty this chair could bring to my home. We took it in and wondered what we had gotten ourselves into! We knew nothing of reupholstering […]

Martini 101

by David Edessa

This week’s post, Martini 101, includes helpful tricks and tips to the perfect martini and recipes for a Dirty Martini, Strawberry Vinegar Martini, California Pomegranate Martini, and last but DEFINITELY not least, the Raspberry Cheesecake Martini. Check out all of David’s FANTASTIC cocktail party recipes!  Find the perfect one for any occasion. Written by David […]

Making Rose Soap

by Dinah Wulf
Rose Soap Making DIY Inspired

By: Sandy Simmons of For generations, roses have symbolized love, passion, and romance. Many consider a rose to be the official flower of Valentine’s day. The flower has been featured in many forms of media, taking center stage in mushy movies and television shows, sometimes even playing a symbolically notorious role, as in the […]

Popular Martini Recipes

by David Edessa

Written By: David Edessa The Martini: The Good, the Bad, and Ugly! Traditionally, a martini is gin up and dry vermouth served in a martini glass with olives or lemon twist. The industry definition of a Martini is an alcoholic beverage without ice served in a cocktail glass most often the ingredients are added to […]

David’s Favorite Bourbon Recipes

by David Edessa

Before I share this week’s Cocktail Corner, David’s Favorite Bourbon Recipes, I have to share this awesome YouTube video he sent me last week. Enjoy! Written By David Edessa Bourbon whiskey is a unique liquor with a great history, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. The French have cognac and in the US we have bourbon. […]

Kiwi Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa

It’s time for more tasty cocktail recipes by David Edessa.  This week, Kiwi is our inspiration. He also threw in more coffee classics.  If you missed any of David’s past posts, be sure to check out his Tangerine Recipes, Specialty Syrup flavored recipes, and his delicious New Year cocktail recipes that are good any time […]

David’s Cocktail Corner: Tangerine Two

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa October to April is the season to utilize such great citrus like the tangerine. You could certainly substitute the cognac for vodka or Tuaca for Grand Marnier or Triple Sec. Tangerine Cosmos 1/2 oz. White Cranberry Juice 1 /2 oz. Tangerine Juice 2 oz. Citrus Vodka 3/4 oz. Triple Sec Put […]

Kitchen Cart Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
Kitchen cart makeover_cart8

I know I’ve blogged about this before, but I’ll say it again.  One of the BEST things about blogging is meeting amazingly creative people that you would have NEVER come across if it wasn’t for the power of the internet.  Even more powerful is the interpersonal aspect of an online connection. Recently, I received another […]

David’s Cocktail Corner: Tangerines

by David Edessa

Written By David Edessa The season is here for Tangerines! Don’t worry on the first three drinks if you have pieces of mint floating around it’s meant to be what I call a dirty drink that’s just part of their charm. Tangerine Mojito 2 oz. of silver rum 3 To 4 slices of Tangerines (try […]

New Year’s Specialty Cocktail Recipes

by David Edessa
Egg Nog Jello Shots

Recipes by David Edessa I hope you had a Merry Christmas! Can you believe it’s already over?  It’s time to celebrate the New Year! What better way than with a great cocktail? Here are some more delicious New Year’s Specialty cocktail recipes by David Edessa for your upcoming New Year’s party!  I hope you enjoyed […]

Holiday Martinis

by David Edessa
Holiday Martinis

One of my long time best friends, David Edessa is the best Mixologist I know! He can create a tasty libation like no other! Because I am such a lucky gal, David has agreed to share some of his cocktail recipes on DIY Inspired (I can’t contain myself!).  This post is his first, a collection […]

Coat Hanger Wreath

by Dinah Wulf

Coat Hanger Wreath written by Michal Sparks My quick coat hanger wreath is one of those holiday decorations that you can make with just stuff from your house and yard. The only item you might need is thin wire such as green florist wire that can be found at any craft store. OK, first you […]

Upcycled Gift Card Charms

by Dinah Wulf

Upcycled Gift Card Charms written by Michal Sparks     Being the Mom to a couple of teenagers our life could not move forward without ipods and itunes so as a result we have numerous itunes gift cards. These cards are particularly brightly colored and my daughter Ivy and I got to thinking……We made heart […]

Easy Monkey Banana Treats – Free Printable!

by Dinah Wulf

One of the best parts of blogging, at least for me, is developing relationships.  Thanks to the World Wide Web, I am introduced daily to creative people with my same interests from across the globe. Recently, I was introduced to Anneke van de Langkruis from Holland.  She sells items at her Etsy Shop, Villa Figura, […]

Decorative Accent Pillow

by Dinah Wulf

Written by: Michal Sparks Here is an easy DIY decorative accent pillow idea that is great for decorating or giving as a gift. I thought I would share how to use the iron on adhesive that makes your projects look like you really know what you’re doing!!  The design I’m doing here is really simplistic. […]