Homemade Sugar Scrub (A necessity for DIY-er hands!)

by DIY Maven

created at: 2010/02/19

As an avid crafter and diyer, I don't waste my money on manicures because they last about as long as it takes me to get from the salon to home. (Plus the scent of acetone makes me want to hurl.) BUT what I do love are those one minute manicure sugar scrub deals. One of my favorites is Bath and Body's, sugar-based, Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub, which costs 12 bucks for 4 ounces.

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Go Green with this FREE App.

by DIY Maven

green map application

First, a definition. A green map highlights eco-friendly hot-spots--like parks, health-food stores and bike paths, for instance--in local areas. They've been around for ages, but now they've gone all appy thanks to Green Map Systems'  new Green Map iPhone App. It culls info from

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The New Low-Maintenance Garden (Ground Cover Tips Included!)

by DIY Maven

created at: 2010/02/18

There are two kinds of people in the world. People who like to garden and love nothing better than spend hours tending to it and people who'd love to have a beautiful garden but don't want to spend hours tending to it. (I would fall in the latter category; my sister Barb in the former.) Valerie Easton's new book The NEW Low-Maintance Garden might not appeal to sis, but it's exactly what I've been looking for. 

According to Val, we can...

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Style, function and efficiency are hot topics in new home products

by Marvin Windows

created at: 2010/02/17

Last month, thousands of home builders, remodelers and architects converged in Las Vegas for the 2010 International Builders Show. The show floor was packed with manufacturers and service providers eagerly showing off their wares, and Marvin sent home improvement pro and Today Show contributor Lou Manfredini around to find some of the best.

In this video report, Lou introduces us to a few innovative and interesting products for the...

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Bainbridge Island Modern Stunner

by DIY Maven

created at: 2010/02/17

Located 35 minutes by ferry ride from Seattle lies Bainbridge Island and this modern waterfront home. Built in 2008, the 4000 square foot home was featured in recent AIA exhibit entitled 'New Edge/New Blood'. Inside we find such things as bamboo floors and a concrete staircase, along with an office, meditation room and wine cellar,

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