Weeknight Meals: Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

By: Matt allison Feb 28, 2014

Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

Traditionally a Cuban staple made with black beans and rice. I chose to mix it up a bit by substituting red kidney beans, leaving out the traditional oregano, giving it a Moroccan twist with ground cumin and a bite with the Spanish smoked paprika.

Ingredients
Serves 4

  • 6 rashers of bacon (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (deseeded and chopped)
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10 DIY Party Favors That Will Guarantee Your Guests A Good Time

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 28, 2014

10 DIY Party Favors

What's more fun than throwing a party? Sending guests home with uniquely awesome favors, that's what. Here are ten party favors ranging from colorful to simple to brilliant to amazing and you can make them yourself!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Simple DIY Cone Pendant Lamp

By: Capreek Feb 27, 2014

Want a no-fuss, no-tools-required DIY project that not only looks great but is functional, too? Check out this simple cone pendant lamp project!… Continue Reading

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How To: Build Modular Geometric Lamps From Paper

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 27, 2014

It's amazing the things you can create with paper and these modular lamps are no exception. Each one is uniquely different and definitely makes a statement.  … Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wooden Beaded Keychain

By: Matt allison Feb 26, 2014

DIY Wooden Beaded Keychain

Wooden beads are on trend and being used in a lot Scandinavian decor products, everything from candle holders to trivets. I love how simple this craft project is, pick up a few beads at your local craft store, glue and some leather and in 15 minutes you'll have a new Nordic inspired… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Dollar Store Mirrors Into Luxe Jewelry Wall Hangers

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 26, 2014

mirrors become jewelry wall hangers

I love when I see a wall of mirrors done right. It can be a pain to search for ones that don't look cheap. But that doesn't mean they don't have to BE cheap! These mirrors are the perfect wall accent and can be found at the most affordable store on the planet!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Dining Table

By: Capreek Feb 25, 2014

We were on the hunt recently for a new dining table and, while we did find one we love, this DIY table is definitely up my alley! It's modern, rustic, and perfectly simple. Oh, and totally… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn any Branch into a DIY Vertical Wall Hook

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 25, 2014

I love projects that repurpose basic household items, like this DIY, that will turn yard work into a scavenger hunt for craft supplies. Check out how you can transform any branch from your backyard, into a unique, vertical  wall… Continue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Wedding And Shower Gifts

By: Faith-towers Feb 25, 2014

Roundup of diy wedding and shower gift ideas.

This month has been all about parties, entertaining and celebrations here on Curbly, so I thought we would be remiss to leave out a post on DIY wedding and bridal shower gifts. Wedding season is almost upon us, so you might want to start your DIY projects now! Here are some super creative… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Copper and Wood Magazine Rack

By: Capreek Feb 24, 2014

Store your favorite magazines and catalogs in style with this simple to make, but oh-so-stylish DIY magazine holder!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY Ideas for Photobooth Backdrops

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 21, 2014

Photobooth backdrops are quickly becoming the most important decor element for parties and events, thanks to clever DIYers, coming up with amazing backdrop ideas. They look great in photos but also oftentimes double as bold wall art after the event has come and gone. So, even if you're not planning to throw a party anytime soon, you can still tackle a few of these ideas in your home. Here are eleven  photobooth backdrops ideas that are sure to… Continue Reading

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Make It: Fold a Simple, Beautiful Paper Box in Seconds

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 21, 2014

Are you ever in a pinch for gift wrap? A sack? A box? Don't freak out if you ever need to wrap a present on short notice again. Folding a box from paper creates a unique and lovely way to gift to friends and loved ones!  … Continue Reading

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How To Make An Industrial Light Chandelier

By: Lexy.b.ward Feb 20, 2014

Edison Style Industrial ChandelierChandeliers are gorgeous, but they cost a pretty penny. Instead of a fancy ornamental style, the industrial look is making a comeback. What's even better? You can build one yourself and save half the… Continue Reading

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How to: Turn an Unsightly Propane Tank into a LEGO Head

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2014

We put so much into our backyards–greenery, pots, cushions, umbrellas, furniture–and yet, those of us with gas barbecues are forced to live with nasty-looking… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modular Planters from Scratch

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 20, 2014

I've seen a lot of planter DIYs over the last few months, but never one that I felt like I needed to drop everything for and make right away. That is, until I found this modular planter… Continue Reading

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