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Water Bottle Stained Table

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 10, 2009

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Hey all you master woodworkers? No, it's not a flower stenciled on my dining table, it's a water mark left by Mr. Mod and his water bottle. (I have yet to convince him of this.) Additionally, the table has taken a moisture beating with other late night glasses being carelessly left un-coastered.  Continue Reading

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Deciphering Textile Care Symbols

By: Diy maven Feb 10, 2009

If you saw this care symbol on a clothing tag, would you know what it means?

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How about this one?

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26 Very Geeky Cakes

By: Diy maven Feb 10, 2009

Anyone who knows me knows I love me some geeks, so when I saw these cakes compiled by Larissa Meek, I think I may have squealed a little bit. There's 26 in all and something for every geek and geek-loving cake lover out there. Here's a few that caught my eye.Continue Reading

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Make Heart-Shaped Paper Clips

By: Diy maven Feb 10, 2009

One clever bend and you can easily turn any paper clip into a heart. Jessica shows how on How About Orange.

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Curbly Video Quick Tip: Easily Keep Wine and Stocks on Hand For Finishing Recipes.

By: Chrisjob Feb 09, 2009

A splash of wine, or deglazing with a broth or stock, can take an average home dish to saucy deliciousness. But, it's impractical to open a new bottle or carton just for a few tablespoons. So watch this video for a fresh idea.

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Zipper Inspiration

By: Diy maven Feb 09, 2009

According to Encarta, the zipper was invented in 1891 by Whitcomb L. Judson who patented it under the name "Clasp Locker or Unlocker". The clunky moniker held until 1926 when people started calling it the zipper. Ever since the toothy closer-upper appeared, it’s been an inspiration to designers everywhere. Continue Reading

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Knit a Smitten for your Valentine

By: Diy maven Feb 09, 2009

This might be a little OTT*, but 'tis the season for such expressions of love. Designed by Julie Weisenberger, the Smitten is a mitten for two that just happens to look like a heart. Okay, everyone together now.....awwwwwwwwww! Continue Reading

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5 Things You Can Make Out of a Film Canister

By: Diy maven Feb 09, 2009

Film is so last century, which means the canister it comes in possesses a nostalgic quality. Embrace your love of the past--and of film--with these 5 clever projects from Photojojo. Each idea requires some basic equipment to disassemble the canisters to get you started, which includes:

  • empty 35mm film canisters
  • a bottle opener
  • work gloves (optional)
  • mallet (optional, but always fun to use)
  • scissors or tin snips
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Three Hot Drink Recipes to Warm Your Toes (and Cloud Your Brain...)

By: Chrisjob Feb 06, 2009

It's still cold outside... So, this weekend, embrace the fact that your stuck inside with these recipes for a few hot cocktails that'll cure your winter blues...


  • Hot Toddy: Steamy Tea, Bourbon, and Lemon
  • Hot Buttery Rum: Rum, Butter, and's like a cookie that'll give you a hangover
  • Hot Cocoa and Schnapps: A Peppermint Patty worth the calories..
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How To Have a Frugal & Happy Valentine's Day.

By: Chrisjob Feb 06, 2009

February 14th can actually be fun, non-commercial, and quite inexpensive...if you plan ahead. And since it's on a

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Saturday this year, there's no excuse no to embrace these very fine ideas from Dumb Little Man to show your sweetie you care.

  • Make dinner at home.

  • Have an inside picnic.

  • Go out during “happy hour” when food and drinks are less expensive.

  • Plan a progressive dinner with three other couples.
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