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With the way inflation is going, we’re all going to be trying a few more DIY projects in the next few years. I’ve always been really into doing DIY projects. It’s a great way to express my creativity, and it usually does end up being much cheaper!

In 2020, and during the pandemic, lots of people were picking up DIY project to have something to do.

Some people aren’t as comfortable with DIY projects yet, but might be interested in getting started. If you’re wanting to get crafty at home, but don’t know where to start, here’s your answer.

A new report by found that 3 in 4 Americans have attempted a DIY home project since March of 2020.

As for what the most searched DIY project is, for North Carolina, most people were looking up how to make a fire pit. 

This isn’t all too surprising to me. We have all been spending a lot more time outside since the pandemic, and a firepit is the perfect atmosphere to hang with family and friends.

Personally, I have done a DIY bathroom remodel, a DIY desk, and a DIY shelf in my house in the last year or so.

While you do run into issues, and have to work around a lot, nothing is more satisfying than seeing one of your DIY projects come out great!



10 Ways To Enjoy Smores Without A Campfire

One of the best parts of going to camp growing up was the smores! Every Tuesday night was “Cabin Night” which ended with smores. Unfortunately in real life smores just aren’t that accessible. I live in an apartment so having a fire is out of the question. Plus it seems so much harder as an adult to get that smoke smell out of my hair! But the good news is there are plenty of ways to enjoy smores without a campfire. In fact, one time in college we tried a microwave (epic fail) and a lighter. While the lighter did work, I don’t recommend that (especially not in a dorm) and it took a LONG time!

Today happens to be National Smores Day, which seemed like the perfect time to share some of the easier ways to enjoy those toasty marshmallows, melted chocolate, and graham crackers. Though using an actual stick you found on the ground and probably catching your marshmallow on fire is a childhood right passage. To make this list I consulted TikTok (because where else would I go). It features some life hacks to substitute for that open flame and some variations on classic smores.

Not mentioned here but one I found interested was substituting a Reese’s for the chocolate bar. May have to try that soon!

10 Ways To Enjoy Smores Without A Campfire