The Green Toad Painting System

by DIY Maven

created at: 03/30/2010

Not only does The Green Toad have one of the coolest names to come out of the hardware world in decades, the painting system just might revolutionize how we all paint in the future. This is how it works: The Green Toad system consists of ergonomic handles (available in standard grip as well as in 'extra contour' for larger hands)

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How to Enhance What You Have in a Guest Bedroom Makeover

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 03/29/2010

We've all had white rooms where furniture was dumped and that was that. One day you look in and decide you can't stand it for one more minute. This guest room was in serious need of some TLC.

The homeowner wanted to keep the four poster bed and her grandfather's desk. Instead of limiting the options of the decorator, this seemed to have set up a nice roadmap for the trip. Take a look at how designer, Anne Turner Carroll turned this blank slate into an eye-popping cozy guest hideaway. 

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Mr. Mod's Souped Up Bunny Cake

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 03/26/2010

Foodie Fridays have made me feel all Home Ecky. However, it's Mr. Mod who's the baker around here. In response to my nagging, he agreed to supervise my attempt at baking by lending me the secret to his souped up German Chocolate Cake recipe. We started with a boxed German Chocolate cake and then turned it all creamy rich and dark chocolate-y. As if that's not enough, we've turbo-texturized the canned coconut pecan icing too.

The bow tie and other details are done with a simple butter cream icing tinted with food coloring. I was shooting for lavender, but we ended up with a preppy looking bunny.

Ready? Here we go...

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How to: Make Dandelion Wine

by DIY Maven

created at: 03/26/2010

This season, instead of spraying weed killer on your dandelions, how about picking them and turning them into wine? Not only would it be better for the environment, but it's gotta be one of the most fun ways to win the dandelion wars. (And you'll have a little something with which to toast your victory!)

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