"How To" Videos

I have had a few requests to do more videos. Suffice it to say, I still have to get used to seeing myself for long periods of time on a big screen without hiding my eyes in horror, getting on a lemon water diet immediately and slapping my forehead in embarrassment.
But for you, I will get over it. So I plan on populating this with a lot more than my container pond video below. I wish to post videos like how make that pie crust that was a finalist in the "Williams Sonoma Fall Pie Contest", or how to do mosaic projects for the garden. Stuff like that.

I just ask you be kind, and I hope that they help and inspire!

How to Build a Container Pond
I have had in-ground ponds and I have had small container ponds and have learned through trial and error the success of building and maintaining them. If you want to enjoy a water feature in your yard and don't have time or space to deal with a big pond, a container pond is perfect for you. This video will take you through step by step how to do it. For the extended "director's cut", go to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TheUrbanDomesticDiva

Also, fair warning, I refer to the Water Lettuce as Water Hyacinth and I have been corrected a lot on YouTube about it (siiigh). But that's what the fluffy green water plants that float on top are. 

I knew that.

Here's the link to the container pond video. (YouTube won't let me embed my own video. How do you like that? grumble, grumble...)

How to Make and Easy Mosaic on a Metal Table for your Deck or Yard

How To Make an Easy Minecraft "Cake Pop" Block Cake Kids can Build and Eat!

How to Make The Perfect Award-Winning Pie Crust, Part 1

How to Make an Award Winning Pie Crust, Part 2

Episode 1, PEACH PIE, How to make a pie crust for a peach pie

Episode 2, PEACH PIE, How to make a fresh peach pie filling

Episode 3, PEACH PIE, How to make a lattice pie crust

How To Make a Pomegranate Grapefruit Gin Fizz

How to Prune your Roses for Spring Prep


How to Make Scartellate (or Cartellate, or "wine cookies")

How to Make Struffoli (or Pignolata, or Honey Puffs)

 How to Roast Chestnuts on the Stove Top 

How to Roast a Boneless Standing Rib Roast with Garlic Mushrooms as a Side 


Easy how to make a Christmas "greeting card display wreath" with clothespins and decoupage

How to make a library/book themed Christmas tree, making mini up-cycled

book ornaments Episode #1

How to make a library/book themed Christmas tree, making up-cycled

book tassle ornaments and chain garland Episode #2

Use dollar store holiday ornaments and a glue gun to make some glamorous festive tree topiaries for your front stoop! It's super easy and I show you how right here!

Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas, Puglia style-a Montage


I've been blessed with many talented close friends, and I've hit up a few of them to show my followers some of their kitchen tips, tricks and recipes! This will be an ongoing project all year, so check back and see who's joined the amazing world of video at The Urban Domestic Diva!


  1. Your "How to build a container pond" video is so easy to understand and follow. I'm going to do this, soon. Thanks for the information.
    I will become a member later so, for now, I am annonymous


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