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Super Fat Tuesday Cocktail Recipes

By: Diy maven Feb 05, 2008

Not only is it Super Tuesday, it’s Fat Tuesday as well. So, after you’ve voted, how about making one of these cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras, which you can sip while watching the returns?

New Orleans Fizz (aka Ramos Gin Fizz)

  • 2 oz gin
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 2 oz cream or half and half
  • 2 drops orange flower water

Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice. Strain into collins glass.

New Orleans Hurricane

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Retro TV Photo Frame.

By: Chrisjob Feb 05, 2008

I LOVE Saturday morning cartoons from the 60s and early 70s. And though I'll never be able to guest star on one, this Retro TV picture frame would get me close. This double sided frame comes in three colors, and retails for £4.99.

PS- the red one would make a great Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. 





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How To Sharpen Up Your HDTV

By: Chrisjob Feb 05, 2008 writes, "Getting a brand new high-definition TV should be an enjoyable experience, but when you open up that big box you could also be opening up a frustrating can of worms. HDTVs are complicated gadgets. It's not like the old days when you could just plug a TV into the wall and everything magically worked. HDTVs require a little nuance and a little knowledge.

Without this set-up savvy, you might be left looking at an absolutely… Continue Reading

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Incredible Designs from Walnut Wallpaper.

By: Chrisjob Feb 05, 2008

Hollywood-based Walnut Wallpaper won't have a sports-themed border for your son's bedroom, or some roosters to complete your French country kitchen. They do showcase some amazing designs you won't find at your local home improvement store: modern prints from around the world, and new, smaller companies, both of which will equally make you drool.




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Check out the new Curbly Forums!

By: Bruno Feb 04, 2008

Sometimes you have a question, comment, or idea that doesn't really make sense as a blog post. The brand-spanking-new Curbly forums are the perfect place for that sort of thing. Right now, the first 50 people to participate on the Introduce Yourself thread will be entered into a random drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card!* All you have to do is stop in and say hello!


The new Curbly Forums!


* One winner will be chosen at random. For complete rules,… Continue Reading

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Make it a Handmade Valentine's Day.

By: Chrisjob Feb 04, 2008

Okay, so maybe you haven't gots the skills or the time to make your loved ones handmade valentines. But, you don't have to give in and allow some mass-produced greeting card do the talking for you. Crafty-Crafty has assembled their favorite alternatives, all using eco-friendly materials and all created by hand.

Girly Whirly

The Green Apple

Say It Pretty 

Jane Says


Made By Girl

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How To Write a Great DIY How To.

By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2008

When I first started writing for Curbly, my biggest worry in constructing a how to was its translation. Would my readers be able to follow the steps? Would anyone be able to replicate the process outlined in the how to? To help alleviate my fears, I did what any novice blogger would do, I read other blogs. Although I discovered plenty of how-to-write-how-to’s out there, they weren’t specifically for DIY how to articles. Ultimately, I… Continue Reading

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How to clean a vacuum filter.

By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2008

The instructions included in your small, handheld vacuum probably say that you should periodically removed the filter and ‘tap clean’ it, meaning you need to smack it against the inside of your garbage can to free the filter of debris. Okay, as I see it, this is lousy advice for two reasons. First, simply tapping the filter doesn’t remove everything. And ‘B’, hitting that thing on the inside of the garbage can makes… Continue Reading

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I Have an Article in the New READYMADE Magazine!

By: Chrisjob Feb 04, 2008


If you were to go to your local, well-stocked bookstore, and happened to find Issue 33 of Readymade magazine, you might flip it open and check out all the fascinating articles and some amazing how-tos. And if, in this process, you made your way to pages 58-59 and the "Ready-Whip" column, you'd see a how-to article entitled "Build You Own Butcher Block."

I happened to have written that article. Even more interesting, that's my actual piece in… Continue Reading

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By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2008

Using simple runner attachments, Raw-Edges Design Studio asserts that you can add a drawer to any flat surface. As indicated in the image, this would be a perfect way to turn those traditional pieces into something fresh and modern.

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