Savory Mac & Cheese Cupcakes, Please!

OOOOH WEEEE, MAC & CHEE!!! There’s nothing we love more than taking the foodie treats of our youth and revamping them into something a bit more ‘grown up’. Case in point – Macaroni & Cheese. (Or as we lovingly refer to it in our house – Good Ol’ Mac & Che) When we were below 4 feet in height, all it took was the promise of “The Cheeseiest” courtesy of Kraft on our plate and we were on our best behavior the whole dayRead more

Give Flakey Lips a Mint Chocolate Kiss

When the weather outside gets brutal, one of the first victims of the bitter cold is your lips. That pretty little pucker gets dry, chapped and flaky faster than you can say Pillsbury and lip balm just doesn’t quite cut it. Fixing this common problem is as simple as a lip scrub….which you can find anywhere. But lets be honest, if it’s going on your lips its going in your mouth so you want to keep it as natural (andRead more

On-The-Go Peppermint Cocoa Kits

When the weather get’s chilly, all it takes is a mug of chocolatey cocoa goodness for us to get warm. Add a touch of peppermint and ‘monster mallows’ to the mix and we’re in heaven. Since most of our friends & family feel the same, we decided to come up with a super easy kit to give on the go with ease. The best part is it’s cute, cheap and 100% delicious! Regardless of your gift giving packaging, you’ll need aRead more

Super Easy Porcelain-esque Ornaments!

Obsessed with the look of porcelain ornaments but not so much the price, we set out to make our own. With a few simple items we already had in the kitchen and the craft room we made these awesome dual purpose ornament/gift tags that are just as adorable as they are customizable. Wanna see how we made our gifts look like a million without spending a dime? Then READ ON thrifty creative ones! First and foremost, these are NOT salt dough ornaments. Close….butRead more

THE BEST DAMN PUN’KIN CHOCO-CHIP COOKIES. EVER.

Pardon my ‘french’ but as the title suggests, they really are the best damn pumpkin spice, soft baked, sponge-cake-like, ooooey gooey chocolate chip havin’, GLUTEN-FREE cookies – EVER. I made a batch for a Friends-giving Potluck and all 20 of them were gone in no time. I have to admit I was a little bummed, only because I wanted one….but since I had eaten 4 just loading them up in their container for the trip I decided I’ll live. Then IRead more

DIY MINI WALL VASE

When you’re looking to add a small pop of color for your home or just a simple project to scratch that crafty itch, look no further than this mini wall vase tutorial. About the length of your forearm, it’s the perfect size for tight spaces in a hallway, entryway, or even a work cubicle. The best part? Its less than $10 and SO EASY TO MAKE! Don’t believe us? Check this out: First you’ll need – 1 small round wooden plaque, 3Read more

Make Your Own Skinny Jeans!

Ahhh the “Skinny Jean”….a fashion forward look  we fought long and hard for years. Thinking they would make our stubby gams look less lean and lengthy and more like a top-heavy turkey leg, we clutched our favorite bootcuts like they were our first born. That is until we actually tried on a pair of skinnies and discovered we’d been wrong all along and purchased them immediately. From that day forward we were hooked. But replacing all of our trusty bootcutsRead more

Whiter, Brighter Teeth…Naturally!

There’s a lot of buzz out there about Fluoride – especially about the more-harmful-than-helpful side effects. The majority of commercial toothpastes contain many artificial ingredients that can have a negative affect on our teeth and bodies over time. Given  almost every brand out there is filled fluoride, what’s a person to do if they decide to live fluoride-free? Why, grab yourself a tube of a healthier alternatives, of course! Unlike the former options that tasted horrible, today’s selections are as yummy as theyRead more

40+ Ways To Tie A Scarf

As years passed have proved, the winter weather often gets worse before it gets better. But finding new ways to keep warm but not monotonous can be a bit of a challenge. Since purchasing a ton of new scarves isn’t quite in the budget, it’s time to rethink our current selection. Thanks to the lovely mavens over at Scarves.net, we now have 40+ ways to stay stylishly warm this winter and without breaking the bank.  With easy how-to’s and an awesome selection ofRead more

Drop The Stone & Romance The Wall!

JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY! Its common knowledge by now that we LOVE repurposing, it’s really what we’re all about here at DIY2EMC. But sometimes the art of repurposing can be a bit labor intensive. Sometimes, like this one, its as easy as pie! Aside from looking uber-expensive yet being ridiculously not, this DIY wonder changes the entire look of the room as well as the bulb, making it the dually-est purposed light bulb we’ve ever had the pleasureRead more