Every time I post in the month of October, it is going to be Halloween themed. I decided that today when I decided to make this post. I’m having a Halloween party — which I don’t usually do — and I’ve found some easy and cheap DIY decor that will really sell it. I’m not the type to go overboard, I just like a touch, but these seem like great staples for the season.

Themed Containers

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You could do this on a bigger scale where you draw a face of a ghost or a pumpkin on a clear bowl that contains party…


I love a good cocktail. What’s even better is drinks themed to a specific party or holiday. With Halloween just around the corner, there are plenty of great options to take your spooky bash to the next level. Here are a few I think I’ll try from InStyle.

Blood Bath Punch

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Ingredients: 2 oz. bourbon, 3 oz. Blood orange juice, 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice, Club soda, Corn syrup, Red food coloring

Combine 3 oz. of corn syrup with 1–2 drops of food coloring. Dip martini glass in the syrup and let it drip down the sides. Place in fridge for a few…


It might not be Halloween, but for many people, any time of the year is a great time to go on a spooky adventure. I live in Kentucky, and while it may not be a ghost capital, there are plenty of well known, haunted places in the Bluegrass state. Here are a few awesome places to check out if you’re looking to suspend your disbelief for an afternoon and check out something haunted.

Kentucky State Penitentiary

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As the oldest prison in the state, it’s no wonder the Kentucky State Penitentiary is full of frights. The squalid conditions prisoners were forced to undergo over…


While many people think of Kentucky as a place of wide, open planes, that’s not all the Bluegrass State is. In fact, Kentucky has some lovely scenery from the Appalachian Mountains, deep caves, and beautiful rivers. With all this variety on nature, Kentucky is home to some great hiking trails. This blog post could go on and on with wonderful trails to walk on, but today, I’m going to highlight three of my favorites.

Red River Gorge Geological Area

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Credit: Outdoor Project

Kentucky’s Red River Gorge is a fantastic location for hiking. The park is over 29,000 acres wide, and full of cliffs, rock formations, waterfalls, and other…


Everyone thinks home improvements are costly, time consuming, and difficult to achieve on your own. In some instances, this is true — putting in counters or plumbing is something you probably shouldn’t do without an experienced helping hand. I’m here to prove that you can do home improvements on your own that won’t break the bank. Here are a few, easy things you can do that will take your home to the next level.

Install Corbels to Add Character to Your Space

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Framing an entryway with corbels, or maybe installing them at the edge of an island, can really add character to a room — be it classy…


I used to be more of a beer guy, but just within the past year, I’ve started to get into bourbon. I was at a friend’s house, and he passed me a glass. I was hesitant, but once I tasted it, my whole world changed. Since then, I’ve been looking into what types of bourbon cuts it, and what doesn’t, so I decided to document it.

These bourbons are among my favorites, and all cost under $50, as price is a very important factor that determines whether or not I’ll by a drink.

Jim Beam Signature Craft, 12 YO

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Credit: Jim Beam

Knob Creek, Flaviar Single Barrel Bourbon, 2018


I’m the type of person that likes to do all my home improvement myself. There is something so satisfying about stepping back, looking a the work done to your house, and being proud of the job.

I won’t claim to know everything about carpentry or tile-work, however. Sometimes, I need to turn to the internet for not only how-to’s, but inspiration for my projects. Some trends, I like. Others, I can’t stand. Here are a few of my favorite renovation trends that seem to be a popular in 2019.

Copper accents

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Credit: Remodelista

We’ve seen different metals take the stage recently when it comes…


When most people think of Kentucky, they often think of three things: Bluegrass, Louisville, and the Kentucky Derby. While these things are quintessential aspects of what makes Kentucky, Kentucky, there is so much more to the great state that often gets left behind. If you find yourself in Kentucky looking for things to do, here are a few of my favorite things to do in the state.

“Kentucky is a gem of the south,” Brandon Bell of St. Louis, Missouri says, “People don’t realize, but there is a lot of see and do in the state. …

Pavel Nmi Usalko

From Covington, Kentucky

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