12 Fantastic Dinner Party Ideas We Love

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 01, 2015
12 Fantastic Dinner Party Ideas We Love
photo: 1art beauty life

When I think of Summer, I think of warm weather and outdoor dinner parties. Ohh, the parties! It's always the most fun to gather friends and family around for some grub and good conversation. Here are 12 fun ideas to help guarantee a good time!      

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Make It: Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 26, 2015

Make It: Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado
photo: The KetoDiet Blog

If there's a food that I could eat for the rest of my life, it would be the avocado. Those things are the tastiest and why have I never thought to use the shell to serve the prepared food IN?!? This shredded Cajun chicken looks fantastic and even tastier served up in avocado shells!      

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How to: Make the Cutest Drink Koozies Ever!

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2015

Photo: A Prudent Life

Katie assures us that these adorable drink koozies are super-simple to make. Although they do involve a little sewing, she says the bulk of the work involves cutting and pinning fabric. The effort pays off big time as the koozies wouldContinue Reading

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15 Super Colorful Dishes To Add To Your Diet

By: Lexy.b.ward May 29, 2015

15 Super Colorful Dishes To Add To Your Diet

Eating should be fun! (It usually is.) Get happy in the kitchen with these 15 colorful dishes that are sure to delight your diet!      

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Unnecessarily Necessarily Tuscan Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven May 29, 2015

Photo: Becki Owens

This makeover might be a head-scratcher for some. I mean, there wasn't anything necessarily wrong with the kitchen "before." And, as a matter of fact, I'm sure it was some peoples' idea of a dream kitchen. It wasn't, however, its owners' idea of a dream kitchen. With the help of designer Becki Owens, they ditched the Tuscan vibe completely. Professionally sprayedContinue Reading

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Before and After: From Table to Banquette

By: Diy maven May 22, 2015

Photo: MidnightXII via imgur

I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.Continue Reading

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Before, After and After: Dria's Kitchen Evolution

By: Diy maven May 15, 2015

Photo: DIO Home Improvements

Dria's kitchen has evolved over the years, and, recently, she documented its journey. Pictured above is how the kitchen looked when she put a bid on the house. Below is a picture of Dria's first makeover, which you might call a bridge to the more major makeover she had in mind. This re-do includedContinue Reading

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14 Napkins, Placemats, & Tablecloth Projects For Awesome Table Decor

By: Lexy.b.ward May 13, 2015
14 diy table decor projects

I love a good tabletop. In another life, I would have liked to have been a place settings designer. If you're into awesome tabletop decor too, here are 14 projects to help you entertain this summer!      

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Round Up: 7 Perfect Mommy Cocktails

By: Diy maven May 08, 2015

Does mommy need a cocktail on Mother's Day? If so, read on and get ready to salivate, because, yes, their pictures areContinue Reading

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Store-Bought Cake Makeovers Pretty Enough for a Wedding!

By: Diy maven May 01, 2015

Photo: A Practical Wedding

These three store-bought cakes (from Whole Foods) were pretty to begin with, but a little DIY later and they're gorgeous. Yes, they're lovely enough for a wedding, but also for birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers, Mother's Day...youContinue Reading

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From Drab to Fab: Nate Berkus Transforms a Family Kitchen

By: Diy maven Apr 24, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

I don't have to tell you that most of the room re-dos we see in these parts are totally (or very nearly) all DIY, but it's nice to see a design from a pro now and then. In this case that pro is Nate Berkus. A trick he uses to make a room look authentic is to make it feel as if it has been "assembled and layered over time." To do this, he incorporates "'pieces that have patina and age'" along with new items from stores like Target." But enough of the talky-talky; let'sContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Instagram Chocolate Mousse Cake

By: Diy maven Apr 17, 2015

Photo: How to Cook That

Ann Reardon is part baker, artist, and engineer. She'd have to be to come up with an Instagram surprise cake, which just might be the the best surprise cake I have ever seen. She takes us through the entire process inContinue Reading

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