Making your own flower bouquet can be simply beautiful
We’ve all heard the term “BYOB,” and usually it refers to bringing your own bottle (drink) to a gathering, but for flower shop “Casa De Fleur Detroit,” the term has a different meaning, “build your own bouquet.” The shop’s owner Karina Herrera stopped by “Live in the D” and walked through making a bouquet with host Tati Amare. Herrera says customers are the artists, and they can walk into the coolers, pick out flowers of all types, and get creative with the help of experts. Customers can create bouquets for their home or as a special gift for someone. “We are dedicated to providing smiles, and making special occasions more memorable,” Herrera said.
Get ready to heat things up
It is time to heat things up, literally. We are talking about fire so hot it will melt glass. That’s the experience you will get at Epiphany Glass Studio in Metro Detroit. They are offering “do it yourself” workshops where you will learn about this colorful art form and create a masterpiece by yourself.
Easy ways to up the “wow factor” of your holiday gifts
Jordan was inspired by subscription box services, and came up with the idea to package holiday gifts in a similar way. The holiday gift boxes are also perfect for contact-free delivery for anyone spending the holidays socially distanced. To build your own unique gift box, Jordan suggests you start with a gift theme. For a more masculine box, Jordan turned an old wooden wine box into a holder for electronic gadgets and moisturizers. Another example was his citrus skincare box with a few products from Trader Joe’s.
Run out of powdered sugar? Don’t stop baking, make your own!
You’re baking away in the kitchen and you run out of powdered sugar. You’ve got cookies in the oven and you can’t run to the store! Kila Peeples discovered a way to get more of your key ingredient using two items that you can find in your pantry. Put a half cup of regular sugar in a mixer, along with a tablespoon of cornstarch and mix for about five minutes. Kila tried this out and then made two batches of frosting, one with store-bought powdered sugar, and another with the sugar she made.
Slide into trick-or-treating fun with a candy chute
There have been some changes in our lifestyles over the past few months and one thing that is really going to be different this year is Halloween. Some people may not be up for handing out candy to trick-or-treaters for safety reasons, but Kila Peeples had a creative way you can still have some Halloween fun, and still be socially distant. Kila made a candy chute out of a 6 foot long PVC pipe she purchased from the hardware store and decorated it with traditional Halloween goodies that are found at any store. She made a spooky chute, perfect for giving out candy in a short amount of time and for under $20. Watch the video above to see how Kila made her Halloween candy chute!
Build up your home bar with these three cocktails
Jason Carr has one of the best home bar set-ups; it even has it’s own name, The Carr Bar! As we spend more time at home, why not strive to make your bar set-up as fabulous as Jason’s? Kila Peeples went to three places in and around Detroit to find drinks that are not only delicious, but will get you to Carr Bar status. Included are cocktails from White Wolf Patisserie in Clawson, Kiesling Bar in Detroit’s North End, and Hammer and Nail in Midtown Detroit. Watch the video above to see the cocktails and a special drink delivery to celebrate Jason’s 50th birthday
City of Ann Arbor to offer free wood chips for residents Saturday
ANN ARBOR – Planning an outdoor project this fall that involves wood chips? The city of Ann Arbor announced it will be offering residents free wood chips for pick up on Saturday at five locations. The wood chips will be available through November, or until supplies run out. Wood chips are a great versatile material for outdoor use, including as mulch, path material, a base for playgrounds, chicken runs and more. Here are the locations for pick up:Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson Ave.Southeast Area Park, 2901 E. Ellsworth RoadAlmendinger Park, 655 Pauline BoulevardFurstenberg Park, 2626 Fuller Road721 N. Main St.✉ Like what you’re reading?
15 quarantine home renovations from our viewers, readers -- and the photos are amazing
We asked our viewers and readers to send us photos of their DIY home renovations that were completed during quarantine, and we were absolutely stunned by the responses. Not only did we get dozens of submissions showing photos full of incredible home makeovers, but a lot of viewers submitted before-and-after pictures -- and the attention to detail and craftsmanship is truly commendable. The chandelier was already great, but the new floors and paint on the walls really bring it all together, don’t you think? When we asked for home renovation photos, we didn’t specify what kind of home! We want to see your resultsYou can still submit photos, and we want to see them.
How to cut your son’s hair at home -- for blondes, it’s a little different
We’ve showed you how to master the at-home haircut during quarantine, but cutting hair on people who are blonde -- well, it’s a whole other rodeo. A lot of mistakes can be hidden with people who have dark hair because, well, their hair is dark. It may be noticeable to them, but the average person walking down the street probably isn’t going to notice a chunk of hair not blended in. But for people with blonde hair, however, it’s a different story. That’s why StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan recruited busy mom Lauren once again to give one of her sons another at-home haircut, and luckily, her second son is a blondie.
Did you know you can give yourself a full spa treatment, with ingredients found in your own home?
The spa might be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself while quarantining, right? Believe it or not, there are tons of remedies for facial and hair treatments -- that you can do with ingredients that you probably already have deep in your cupboard or refrigerator. StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan had his friend Katrina show him just how easy it is to create a supple face mask and color correctors for hair with pantry item staples, such as milk, honey, and yes, even ketchup. It might seem a little strange at first, but using organic and natural ingredients like milk and honey can make a luxurious face mask -- and if your hair is damaged by the sun or chlorine from a pool, ketchup can take care of that right away. Obviously, nothing compares to a day trip to a spa, getting waited on hand and foot, but with a little imagination (and some at-home ingredients), you can turn your home into the spa of your dreams, even in quarantine.
Don’t ignore your vehicle! 5 ways to prevent auto troubles as your car sits idle
Here are five tips to avoid problems that can come up with sitting vehicles:Make sure to run your car every once in a while. But just in case a car isn’t being used or a two-car household has turned into a one-car household where the other vehicle is just sitting idle, running the car is still vital. Gas does degrade over time, and in some cases, it will go bad in less than two months if a car remains idle. In addition to running the car, treating it with fuel stabilizer can extend the life of your car’s gas. If the gas already is bad, there are ways to remove the bad gas from the tank, according to itstillruns.com.
These YouTube tutorials might help with cutting your own hair
Snip, snip, it’s time to learn how to cut your own hair. With hair salons and barbershops shut down in many states across America during the pandemic, many people are looking for ways on how they still have a fresh haircut without leaving home. Do-it-yourself haircut tutorials have been on YouTube for years, but now, more than ever, people are looking for fresh content to help them feel a little bit more themselves during this unsettling time period. Here are a few different videos, if you’re brave enough to attempt something like this. Short hair:Long hair:
Want to bake bread but you’re nervous? These easy recipes are perfect for beginners
If you’ve ever watched a season of “The Great British Baking Show” and thought I’d be great to make a homemade load of sourdough bread, but the idea of making bread from scratch sounds daunting, then this article is for you.
Easy, delicious treats you can make for your dog at home
There's no better feeling than when our four-legged friends do something good and we can reward them with a treat for that nice behavior -- but sometimes, those pre-packaged treats can be flavorless, stale, and who knows what's actually inside of them?