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

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

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

Opening Pesky Plastic Packaging With Ease

Although we know that scissors do wonders, who knew the can opener could be so handy? Given we almost indirectly slit our wrist trying to open the packaging of our upholstery staple gun, silicone basting brushes and a myriad of other kitchen items, this is DEFINITELY our go-to when opening that insanely sharp fitted plastic packaging. Can Openers = Genius! If what’s good for the can, is also good for the plastic then is there nothing this little wonder can’t do? SoRead more

The High Society Cookie Dipper

Germaphobes rejoice! Thanks to a killer Kickstarter campaign comes the answers to all your sandwich cookie dunking prayers. My dear kiddies, Meet THE DIPR – the ultimate dipping tool for your precious sandwich cookies. We know all of our OG dunkers out there are asking, “Who would need this carefree cookie holder?”. Well to start, those who love to dunk but hate the funk of grubby fingers in their milk. The Dipr makes that a nightmare of the past. How about the hardcore fans who areRead more

Black Velvet, If You Please…..

Whether there’s a slue of guests coming to your humble abode  this fine eve or you’re looking for fresh new ideas on how to repurpose your current cocktail content, here’s a little ditty that covers all the bases. It’s original, fun, tasty and most important, COMPLETELY unexpected . What we have here ladies & gents is the lovely BLACK VELVET and the recipe is simple = 3 oz of Guinness + 3 oz of Champagne + a champagne flute.  As the story goes, itRead more

Hold the Sugar & Hide Your Jewels in Style!

To know us is to love our endless quest to find the dual purpose in everything, even items that we’d gladly deem well enough alone. Take the beautiful sugar bowls and apothecary jars of mornings passed. Uniquely stunning yet visually fresh, these bowls would hold sugar with pizzazz and became an anchor of style in every kitchen counter. But when faced with a few more baubles than would fit in our Secret Book Compartment or Stenciled Necklace Holder, we were forced to yet again, get creative.Read more

Eff The Mess – Rethink Your Kitchen Clutter

When it comes to reorganization, there’s no limit to what you can do. Given our OCD-havin’ selves are obsessed with all things organized, this little topic is where we shine. So make a couple of Virgoans feel better about their silly quirks and take a gander at these clutter-wrangling ideas and how to repurpose them in your home. Take your pots & pans for a sleigh ride – Sleigh: Etsy / Rope: Amazon / Hooks: Ikea Make an Under Shelf Rack a Space Saver Cup Storage – Rack: Amazon Use Wooden Pencil Holders to Store UtensilsRead more