The Gardenista team has been getting Thanksgiving and the winter festivities started. Have a look at their DIY wreaths, garages transformed into guest quarters, zero-cost tablescapes, and boozy new use for apple peels. “The secret to making any holiday season look easy is mindful planning,” says Michelle. “We’re here to help (we’re talking to you, procrastinators.”)
- Learn how to make your own bitters (shown here) and apple-peel bourbon in 7 Boozy Holiday Recipes–”all you do is add alcohol and then wait for the deliciousness to steep,” says Cheryl.
- Using farmers market greenery, Erin came up with a Silvery and Fragrant Holiday Wreath for $20 and points out that it’s designed to last from Thanksgiving clear through to New Year’s.
- Where to put the out-of-town company? Meet Garages Gone Glam, a look at 10 garages converted into guest quarters (this one belongs to model Carolyn Murphy).
- The final ingredient: In this week’s 10 Easy Pieces, Janet introduces the new generation of fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible wood-burning heaters–”not your grandmother’s stove.”