When your cookout gets rained out, making BBQ meatballs is a great backup plan. If you were planning to grill hamburgers, this is one way to repurpose some of your ingredients.
There are several BBQ meatball recipes. This one is from my Aunt Sue, who has spent her life on a beef cattle ranch in Missouri. Believe me when I say, this is the best version. These BBQ meatballs are an easy, party-friendly dish you bake in the oven. It’s a sweet, savory comfort food your guests will love on a rainy day.
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I believe home organizers have a seasonal cycle.
At the beginning of the year, online organization tips spike and a couple of months later, it’s spring cleaning season. So it makes sense that now, our audience loves finding new ways to use old things…as in stuff they couldn’t bear to toss.
Whether it’s for an environmental or a sentimental conviction, upcycling is a creative way to justify keeping old stuff.
In a few months, we’ll be organizing closets again for fall. This will likely be followed by a thorough cleaning in preparation for the holidays. Then, perhaps the unused items can be upcycled into Christmas gifts.
Just know, if you don’t use it or toss it, this stuff will keep cycling through the seasons.
How do you stay organized? Let us know or just keep clicking…
HGTV Smart Home is an amazing high-tech beach house up for grabs. Readers love exploring the details of this gorgeous vacation home in Jacksonville, Fla.
The most popular feature of HGTV Smart Home on Pinterest might surprise you. It’s not the tech-savvy components, many operable from a smart tablet, smartphone or personal computer. This glass-tiled staircase is the most-loved pin.
Other HGTV Smart Home favorites include the guest room’s gorgeous coral and neutral decor as well as the beach-friendly laundry room.
Pinner Liz Caple says, “Now this is a room you would not mind doing laundry in!!!”
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After seeing this picture in our photo gallery of ideas for a Mother’s Day Alfresco Lunch, I’ve been on a quest to find the recipe.
I reached out to our friends at food.com and I believe we found it! For me, this recipe discovery is an early Mother’s Day gift. Now if only my sons could make them for me without injuring themselves, destroying my kitchen and/or burning down our house.
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You’re invited to join HGTV Celebrity Designer Meg Caswell for a fun, interactive Pinterest Pinning Party this Sunday night, April 28, from 8-10 p.m. ET!
After becoming the season six winner of HGTV’s Design Star, Meg Caswell hosted Meg’s Great Rooms and several specials and guest judge spots for HGTV. She’s also featured regularly in HGTV Magazine. Meg loves to personally engage with fans on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, where she regularly posts pictures of projects and shopping finds, asking fans to respond either ‘Yay or Nay.’
Meg was one of the celebrity guests at our holiday pinning party last November and we all had a blast. Sunday night, we’ll pin rooms, design ideas and projects and we’d love to know what you think.
New to Pinterest? To sign up, go to www.pinterest.com and select the button “Join Pinterest” at the top of the page.
Directions to the party:
Simply click on the link to our Pinterest board, Meg Caswell: ‘Yay or Nay‘ and join the conversation in the comment fields of the pin. If you really love it, repin it to one of your boards. You can also find us by searching the hashtag: #PinWithMeg.
I’ll be the voice behind HGTV and if you love Meg as much as I do, you won’t want to miss this live event!
See you Sunday night!
Hosting a party is more than fun, it also provides motivation for cleaning the house. Outdoor entertaining encourages us (okay, my husband) to clean the grill, wash the porch and spruce up the yard. It can also give you (okay, me) an excuse to shop for new patio furniture, accessories and outdoor games.
HGTV.com readers are also motivated to take the party outside. Ideas for an outdoor party is a hot topic right now. Editors are sharing their favorite outdoor entertaining ideas on Pinterest. Be sure to check out our most-loved cocktails, party recipes, decorating ideas, decks, patios, pools, outdoor kitchens and more throughout the next few weeks.
Tell us how you’re getting ready for the warmer days ahead…or just keep clicking (and pinning)!
This popular no-bake peanut butter pie is divine. It’s also an incredibly easy recipe.
Pinterest pinners love peanut-butter-everything and I’ve seen several versions of this dessert pinned. My recipe is one of the most simple to make.
This crowd-pleasing chilled pie is perfect for warm-weather parties. I brought it to work and received rave reviews. The highest praise was from Deanne Revel, fellow Pinterest Pin Boss (HGTVRemodels, FrontDoor and DIYNetwork): “You are a pie god.”
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With warmer days ahead, now is the time for closet organization. Online readers are searching for organizing shortcuts and stylish storage. Let’s face it, switching out a seasonal wardrobe can get ugly, especially if you have kids. It IS possible to make any closet or storage space stylish and functional.
When I’m organizing closets for a seasonal overhaul, it is a minimum two-day, 4-step process: wash, toss, store and stock.
Step 1: Wash/Dry Clean Winter Coats, Snow Gear and Sweaters.
Step 2: Toss Old, Unused or Outgrown Clothing.
I trash the bad and donate the good. When I was a stay-at-home mom with infants and toddlers, who outgrow clothing several times every season, I participated in children’s consignment sales. This is a great way to cash in on old clothes in order to buy a wardrobe in the next size. Here in Knoxville, we’re getting ready for the Duck Duck Goose event, the largest children’s consignment sale in the region.
Step 3: Store Cold-Weather Clothing. Early spring weather is unpredictable, so as a rule of thumb, I keep boxes of winter clothes accessible until Mother’s Day weekend. This is where stylish storage comes in handy.
Step 4: Stock Warm-Weather Clothing. Before organizing closets, make a list of everything you need for spring and summer. As you load up shelves, closets and drawers, take inventory so you can formulate a detailed shopping list. Knowing exactly what you have and what you need is essential for staying on a budget.
Even when it feels daunting, stay the course. Good closet organization is always worth the effort because it’s an everyday time-saver and the best way to greet the first warm, sunny days.
How do you organize closets for the changing seasons?
There’s something intrinsic about spring cleaning. Everything in nature is fresh and new so naturally, sprucing up the house just feels like the right thing to do.
I like to open windows for fresh air so spring cleaning with harsh chemicals is a little counter-intuitive. Apparently, I’m not alone because natural, homemade cleaning recipes are trending on Pinterest.
This one-minute microwave cleaning trick with a lemon and a tablespoon of water is popular on HGTV’s Help Around the Home Pinterest board.
An easy spring cleaning tip I learned from my mother-in-law: Set pillows out in the sunshine because the sun is a natural disinfectant.
What are your best tips for spring cleaning?
This week marked the beginning of spring and HGTV.com readers are ready for life outdoors.
For many of us, it doesn’t feel like spring outside. Even so, our new HGTVGardens website has had a flurry of activity, especially this gallery of ideas for turning an ordinary deck into a garden hideaway.
Many are dreaming of a backyard paradise for family and friends to gather. Readers are also looking for the perfect mix of outdoor furniture, hardscaping and plants to create showoff patio style.
Our Pinterest pinners are digging easy outdoor living, with an emphasis on easy. This clever tip about adding a brick edge for easier mowing was this week’s most popular pin.
Let us know how you’re planning for warmer days ahead — or just keep clicking (and pinning).