Category Archives: Craftin

April 03

Reuse Candle Jars

Reuse Candle Jars (DIY) By Katie Neely What do you do with your used up jar candles? They always have a bit of wax in the bottom and usually get tossed in the trash or that candle that burned all the way down leaving behind tons of untouched wax. Here is a creative way to […]

March 28

Craft Time: Surprise Easter Eggs

Craft Time: Surprise Easter Eggs By: Andrea Cole You know what’s fun? Easter eggs. You know what’s tasty? Chocolate and peanut butter. Know what’s amazing? Chocolate and peanut butter filled Easter eggs. That’s right, we’re filling real Easter eggs with chocolate and peanut butter! Here’s how: Grab the following supplies: For the Eggs: One Dozen […]

March 25

DIY Trekkie Washcloth

DIY Trekkie Washcloth By: Katie Neely Need some nerd style in your kitchen? Here is your next knitting project, Star Trek washcloths. Yarn: Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn or any other worsted weight cotton yarn. Instructions
: Cast on 34 stitches. 1 to 4: Knit 5: K4, p26, k4
6: Knit [and all even numbered rows through row […]

February 19

DIY Pedestal Plates and Bowls

DIY Pedestal Plates and Bowls By: Katie Neely What you need: Candle Stick Holder Plate or bowl Sandpaper E6000 Glue Heavy book If you’re using a glass candlestick holder take sandpaper and file down the rim. This will allow the glass to adhere better to the glass plate of bowl. Apply glue to the area […]

January 22

DIY Bottle Lamp

DIY Bottle Lamp By: Katie Neely This weeks craft project is a speedy and simple craft that can light up your life and also add to your home decor. What you will need: Bottle (wine, hard alcohol bottle, etc.) Single strand of 50 lights (no connector for additional strands)-I found these at Big Lots for […]

December 18

Strawberry Banana Cream Pie

 Strawberry Banana Cream Pie By Katie Neely Tired of all the chocolate and pumpkin desserts this time of year? Try this Strawberry Banana Cream Pie recipe instead. It’s so delicious I almost didn’t get a picture of the whole pie before it was devoured.   Strawberry Banana Cream Pie 1 frozen pie crust 3 to […]

December 06

DIY Mustache Mugs

 Gifts under $10: DIY Mustache Mugs By: Katie Neely Mustache mugs can be a fun gift for anyone. You instantly have a mustache every time you drink. I made about 20 of these for Christmas last year and made a few again this year. What you need: Mugs (I bought mine at the dollar store) […]

November 20

Cake Recipes to Feast On

Cake Recipes to Feast On By: Terra Olsen With Thanksgiving approaching fast, I wanted to share two pumpkin cake recipes that I love just in case you want to make something other than pie (or both!). I have made both of these cakes and have received positive notes about both. Try them out and let […]

November 15

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats for Pet Nerds By: Katie Neely For those of you that are Nerds for your pets, here are two recipes for homemade and tasty treats for your four legged friends. I’ve tested these on 3 pups so far and have had rave reviews.   Beefy Cheesy Dog Treats   Ingredients: 1 cup […]

November 05

More Costumes? Yes Please

More Costumes? Yes Please We had too many great costumes to share in one post, so here are some more great costumes sent in by readers. Enjoy! Tom Farney as Butch Coolidge from Pulp Fiction   Jiao Zhang as a Mail Order Bride   Brianna Noll as Joan from Mad Men   Dylan Green as […]

November 01

Halloween Costumes from Readers and Staff

Halloween Costumes from Readers and Staff We’re not done celebrating Halloween. Check out some these amazing costumes from readers and a few staff. Please take a look and be inspired for future Cosplay needs….* HYN’s Katie Neely as the Mad Hatter HYN’s Terra Olsen as Lara Croft and Virginia Eader as Margot Tenenbaum Aisha Mathews […]

October 29

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds By: Katie Neely   It’s close to Halloween and many of us are carving pumpkins. Here is a way to turn those pumpkin seeds into a tasty snack. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 1/8 cup or so of brown sugar 1 tablespoons of paprika 1/2 tablespoon cumin 1/2 tablespoon of Cayenne pepper […]