Shake It Bay-Bee Shake It!

As part of our new way of eating for the new year, we’ll be doing our best to up the leafy greens in our daily diet and cut the meat at least one day a week. Given we’re HUGE fried chicken lovers (with a honkin’ side of steak, of course) combined with our busy schedules, this new found culinary plan has potential of being quite a challenge. But when it comes to our health we refuse to give up, so we considerRead more

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

Get A Golden Glow With…LETTUCE?

Its no secret that when it comes to seasons, Summer is one of the most loved. Hemlines get shorter, sleeves become scarce but the abundance of sunshine gives a warm glow both inside and out. That golden glow is coveted long after the summer months have gone and often maintained through the use of self-tanning products like lotions, sprays and hours laying in tanning beds. Despite the many health risks associated with these not-so-sunny tanning methods, the sunless tanning industryRead 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

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!

All of the anti-aging, super-power healthy benefits we’re always on the hunt for may be as close as our kitchen cabinet. Rather than pop another pill to make ourselves better from the inside out, taking a closer look at the spice contents of our our kitchen may be all the tasty basdirection we need!  For example…   RED PEPPER / CAYENNE — The active ingredient capsaicin is used topically to relieve pain of peripheral neuropathy. It also stimulates bile acid and mayRead 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

Let’s Talk Turkey….MEATBALLS!

Meatballs Meatballs Meatballs! Maybe its my Italian heritage or maybe its just because I have a pulse but lets be honest, they’re one of the best food creations ever. And today we’re talkin’ turkey with the easiest meatballs around. Rather than the traditional Sicilian meatball, I found my inspiration for this recipe off the Aegean Sea, home to lovely Greece and of course, TURKEY! To get started you’ll need: and oven safe pan a little olive oil one pound ofRead more

Goody’s QuikStyle Paddle Brush – A Review

In case you missed our post on Influenster and the awesome Holiday Vox Box we were sent, today’s feature is all about the Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush. Retailing between  $9.99 and $13.99 (depending on the retailer) it’s a bit pricier than a regular paddle brush and the claims of faster drying time, we assume, are why. Speaking of claims, here’s what the Goody QuikStyle Brush says it can deliver: • Absorbent microfiber bristles remove 30% of water for faster styling • Antimicrobial microfiber keeps the brushRead more

Influenster’s Holiday Vox Box Reviews!

To know us here at DIY2EMC is to know one thing……we LOVE getting product submissions for review! Aside from the giddiness we get when receiving these gems in the mail, it allows us to try (and fall in love with!) products we previously didn’t even know about. Thanks to our friends at Influenster, this past holiday was no exception. Filled with all kinds of awesomeness, we’ve spent the beginning of 2013 testing, tasting and loving some amazing and totally affordableRead more