Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 02, 2015

butternut squash and coconut curry soup
photo: Reclaiming Yesterday

This looks like just the right soup for those cool autumn days. Maybe we start this weekend off right with a bowl or two? Coconut curry forever!      

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Would You "Surprise" Your Landlord with a Kitchen Makeover?

By: Diy maven Oct 02, 2015

Photo: My Domaine

When stylist Peter Dolkas decided to re-do the kitchen in his rental, he had no qualms about painting the cabinets. As for his landlord? She didn't know what was happening until after the makeover wasContinue Reading

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Before and After: $4 Kitchen Island Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2015

Photo: Naptime Decorator

Liz's kitchen island was driving her bananas. Its stained honey oak top just wasn't jiving with the new industrial stools she snagged awhile back. So Liz forked over about 4 bucks and 5 hours of her timeContinue Reading

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Before and After: $19k Budget Kitchen Remodel

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2015

Photo: Design Edge

Nineteen thousand dollars doesn't go far when you hire someone else to do the work. That's why this kitchen makeover is considered a budget job. When the owners of the kitchen went to Design Edge, they had a check list that included replacing the cabinets, buying newContinue Reading

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$400 Copper and White Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2015

Photo: Squirrelly Minds

So you have a kitchen that you plan to gut and redo when the funds are available. But that day isn't here yet, and you don't want to invest a lot of money in a kitchen you can't stand but also can't stand to live in either. Then you do what Ms. Squirrelly Mind did andContinue Reading

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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust & Peaches

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 31, 2015

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Tart with Shortbread Crust & Peaches
photo: Kristine's Kitchen

National Cheesecake Day was a few days ago and I'm still celebrating at my home. This deliciously simple Greek yogurt cheesecake is perfect for a light summer dessert that you don't have to feel guilty about!      

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Habitat for Humanity Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 31, 2015

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover todayContinue Reading

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Make It: Delicious Nutella Berry Crostini

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 17, 2015

nutella berry crostini
photo: Deliciously Yum

If the title of this recipe alone doesn't make you want to run to the store and snag all the ingredients to make it immediately, well then I can't help you. Nutella? Love it. Berries? You bet. Crostini?! Oh my.       

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Make It: Patriotic Berry Rice Krispie Treats For Independence Day

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 03, 2015

patriotic rice krispie treats
photo: Sprinkled Side Up

Just in time for tomorrow! These rice krispie treats are definitely more sophisticated and adult than the usual kind we see at barbecues and parties!      

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Make It: Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 26, 2015

Make It: Cajun Chicken Stuffed Avocado
photo: The KetoDiet Blog

If there's a food that I could eat for the rest of my life, it would be the avocado. Those things are the tastiest and why have I never thought to use the shell to serve the prepared food IN?!? This shredded Cajun chicken looks fantastic and even tastier served up in avocado shells!      

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How to: Make the Cutest Drink Koozies Ever!

By: Diy maven Jun 12, 2015

Photo: A Prudent Life

Katie assures us that these adorable drink koozies are super-simple to make. Although they do involve a little sewing, she says the bulk of the work involves cutting and pinning fabric. The effort pays off big time as the koozies wouldContinue Reading

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15 Super Colorful Dishes To Add To Your Diet

By: Lexy.b.ward May 29, 2015

15 Super Colorful Dishes To Add To Your Diet

Eating should be fun! (It usually is.) Get happy in the kitchen with these 15 colorful dishes that are sure to delight your diet!      

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Unnecessarily Necessarily Tuscan Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven May 29, 2015

Photo: Becki Owens

This makeover might be a head-scratcher for some. I mean, there wasn't anything necessarily wrong with the kitchen "before." And, as a matter of fact, I'm sure it was some peoples' idea of a dream kitchen. It wasn't, however, its owners' idea of a dream kitchen. With the help of designer Becki Owens, they ditched the Tuscan vibe completely. Professionally sprayedContinue Reading

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Before and After: From Table to Banquette

By: Diy maven May 22, 2015

Photo: MidnightXII via imgur

I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.Continue Reading

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Before, After and After: Dria's Kitchen Evolution

By: Diy maven May 15, 2015

Photo: DIO Home Improvements

Dria's kitchen has evolved over the years, and, recently, she documented its journey. Pictured above is how the kitchen looked when she put a bid on the house. Below is a picture of Dria's first makeover, which you might call a bridge to the more major makeover she had in mind. This re-do includedContinue Reading

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Round Up: 7 Perfect Mommy Cocktails

By: Diy maven May 08, 2015

Does mommy need a cocktail on Mother's Day? If so, read on and get ready to salivate, because, yes, their pictures areContinue Reading

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Store-Bought Cake Makeovers Pretty Enough for a Wedding!

By: Diy maven May 01, 2015

Photo: A Practical Wedding

These three store-bought cakes (from Whole Foods) were pretty to begin with, but a little DIY later and they're gorgeous. Yes, they're lovely enough for a wedding, but also for birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers, Mother's Day...youContinue Reading

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From Drab to Fab: Nate Berkus Transforms a Family Kitchen

By: Diy maven Apr 24, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

I don't have to tell you that most of the room re-dos we see in these parts are totally (or very nearly) all DIY, but it's nice to see a design from a pro now and then. In this case that pro is Nate Berkus. A trick he uses to make a room look authentic is to make it feel as if it has been "assembled and layered over time." To do this, he incorporates "'pieces that have patina and age'" along with new items from stores like Target." But enough of the talky-talky; let'sContinue Reading

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How To: Make an Instagram Chocolate Mousse Cake

By: Diy maven Apr 17, 2015

Photo: How to Cook That

Ann Reardon is part baker, artist, and engineer. She'd have to be to come up with an Instagram surprise cake, which just might be the the best surprise cake I have ever seen. She takes us through the entire process inContinue Reading

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From Shabby to Chic: Stylish Refrigerator Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 10, 2015

Photo: Trois Petites Filles

Picture this: It's 2 am and you can't sleep because inspiration has struck and you are so excited to start the project in mind that your racing brain postpones blissful slumber that much longer. Sound familiar? Well, that's exactly what happened to Victoria when it occurred to herContinue Reading

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