Posts By Allie Holcomb

  • Share the Love

If you have a cat, you’re probably well aware that the herb catnip can drive a feline crazy. What you might not know is that catnip can make for a deliciously relaxing cocktail. HGTVGardens is sharing the recipe for Here Kitty Kitty, a famous cocktail served at Loa in The International House Hotel, New Orleans. The cocktail is concocted with catnip-infused brandy.

Catnip Cocktail
Alan Walter, the mixologist responsible for Here Kitty Kitty, serves his cocktail in a bowl, with a lemon peel garnish meant to resemble unraveled yarn. Give this quirky cocktail a try — and don’t forget to save the leftover catnip for your favorite feline. For more delicious cocktail recipes, visit HGTVGardens.

  • Share the Love

When I was a child, Fig Newtons were a lunchbox staple in my household. Nowadays, I love baking homemade cookies rather than buying ready-made cookies from the store. With fig season underway, there’s no better time to try this homemade Fig Newtons recipe.

Homemade Fig Newtons
If you’re a Fig Newton fanatic too, give this recipe a try. For more delicious garden-fresh recipes, visit HGTVGardens.

  • Share the Love

At this year’s Comic-Con 2013 International in San Diego, HGTV partnered with Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, to create an “Ender’s Game” exclusive fan experience as part of the studio’s highly anticipated film promotion. The exhibit featured eight unique rooms, each representing an iconic environment of Ender’s world.

Comic-Con Ender's Game
Original film props and set pieces from the movie were used in the exhibit. HGTV also presented a space called  “The Journey Begins at Home,” which served as a futuristic interpretation of the Wiggins home living room.

Comic-Con Ender's Game
During the four-day event, “Ender’s Game” fans had the chance to interact with digital content, view exclusive film footage, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room and enter HGTV’s sweepstakes for the chance to win $10,000 for their own “out of this world” home makeover.

  • Share the Love

Scripps Networks (Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel) is searching for elaborate and interesting homes that were custom-built to reflect the outgoing personalities and passions of the children that live in them. Mirroring the style of other programs that give tours of amazing and unique homes, Kids Cribs will showcase an extremely cool “crib” through a kid-centered tour.

Kids Cribs
Does your home feature an indoor sports court that your child helped design? A theater where your kids and their friends watch their favorite videos? A rock-climbing wall, waterslide, tree house bunk-beds or any other amazing custom feature? If so, we’d love to have you and your child be considered to host an episode of our show!

We’re currently looking for families with outgoing and personable children ages 8-14 to host episodes of Kids Cribs along with their parents. The kids will give fun tours of their amazing homes, while the parents will offer details about the inspiration, how the space came together and how the viewers can create something similar in their homes.

If your family and home fit this description, we’d love to hear from you ASAP! We’re shooting the next episodes this month so please send over a quick note about your family and the unique features of your home, some photos of the home and family and your contact info to sarahp@mediarain.com. Thanks and good luck!

  • Share the Love

Squirrels may be the sneakiest garden thief around — they’re teeny, furry and almost too adorable to hate. If you’re under the impression that squirrels don’t have a devious side, it’s time to think again. Our friends at HGTVGardens have caught misbehaving squirrels in the act.

Misbehaving Squirrels

I can practically hear this squirrel saying, “You talkin’ to me?” For more laughs, check out this hilarious HGTVGardens gallery of squirrels behaving badly.

  • Share the Love

In the dead heat of summer, nothing is more refreshing than an ice-cold cocktail. If you have a garden, why not use some of your produce to create a scrumptious cocktail? HGTVGardens has 17 delicious cocktail recipes — all using ingredients straight from your garden. (If you don’t have your own garden, just make a trip to a local farmer’s market!)

HGTVGardens Cilantro Mojito
HGTVGardens shows how to use even the most unique ingredients in your cocktails, such as the cilantro in this mojito. Head on over to HGTVGardens for more garden-fresh recipes.

  • Share the Love

With the allure of television, video games and other indoor activities, it’s important to find incentives to keep your children outdoors. What better incentive than a magical fairy garden ring?

Fairy Garden Ring

HGTVGardens shows how to make this garden ring with a few supplies and five short steps. The steps are so simple that your child can even join in on the fun. Be sure to visit HGTVGardens for more family-friendly garden crafts.

  • Share the Love

If you’re looking for a fresh, unique craft, HGTVGardens has just the project for you — moss graffiti. Although graffiti is often considered a distasteful nuisance, HGTVGardens has proved that it can be quite lovely if done properly.

Moss Graffiti

With a few ingredients, a blender and a bit of patience, you can create a unique, natural art piece for your garden. Head on over to HGTVGardens for the full tutorial.

  • Share the Love

HGTV HOME presents a Facebook event with HSN. Flock to HSN’s Facebook page now and enter for your chance to win great prizes from HSN and HGTV HOME.

Flock to Unlock

The more fans who flock to the Facebook tab, the more prizes that become available. All you have to do is visit the Facebook page, enter a valid email address and share with friends. You get five additional entries for each of your friends who sign up!

As the Facebook community grows, prizes will be “unlocked.” Prizes will include: autographed photos of HGTV Host John Gidding, a 1:1 phone consultation with John, a live Facebook chat with John for your outdoor living questions and HSN gift cards ranging from $50-$1,000.

Latest Pins on Pinterest