Make It: DIY Color-Blocked Coasters!

By: Capreek Jun 15, 2012

created at: 06/14/2012

I can't quite put my finger on it, but for some reason I'm a total sucker for coasters. Maybe because they're small, cute, and functional?? Who knows... But I do know that these DIY color-blocked coasters are just too fantastic not to share!… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Easy Hand-Painted Linen Towels

By: Capreek Jun 08, 2012

created at: 06/07/2012

From stamps to polka dots to tassels, we've shown you a few clever ways to ratchet up the style factor of plain kitchen towels. Now here's a new way to customize your kitchen and dining room… Continue Reading

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Make It: Super Easy Frozen Yogurt Pops

By: Capreek Jun 01, 2012

created at: 05/30/2012

Summer is coming! Cool down with a yogurt pop -- this healthy frozen snack is a cinch to make. Here's… Continue Reading

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Play Guess the Gadget: The Kitchen Edition Part 5

By: Diy maven May 25, 2012

created at: 05/25/2012

Wanna play another game of Guess the Gadget?? I'm not gonna lie; some of these are tough. But don't worry, as always, I'll give hints along the way. 

Jeannie wouldn't… Continue Reading

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Totally Mindblowing: Miniature Food Sculpture Art

By: Capreek May 18, 2012

created at: 05/14/2012

These insanely detailed miniature food sculptures are made by artist Shay Aaron using regular ol' polymer clay (you know, "Sculpey", that craft store staple). Don't they look good enough to… Continue Reading

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Amazing Pancake Art

By: Diy maven May 11, 2012


Growing up in my house, if a pancake turned out round, my mother would celebrate it by saying something like, "Look! This one's perfect!" Usually they were just tasty amorphous blobs. Mom's creations were crayon drawings… Continue Reading

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Make It: Mother's Day Pancakes

By: Mollymc May 11, 2012

created at: 05/09/2012

Mother's Day is Sunday! You didn't forget, did you? Well, there's nothing that an awesome batch of pancakes can't fix. Read on for dozens of recipes from Bed and Breakfasts across the… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable $1000 Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven May 04, 2012

created at: 05/04/2012

Andrea's kitchen looks nothing like it did when she and her family first moved into their home. A makeover was in order, but the budget was small. In this case $1,000 small. The fact that she and her husband were able to accomplish the re-do for that price tag certainly drew my attention. They did have some things going for them when they started, however.… Continue Reading

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Two Room Kitchen Makeover

By: Mollymc May 04, 2012

created at: 05/02/2012

Naomi's client had a kitchen spanning two poorly functioning rooms, divided by a load-bearing wall. They invested in a support beam that opened up the space in one impressive… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Mixed Media Kitchen Countertops

By: Diy maven May 04, 2012

created at: 05/04/2012

 Our discussion concerning granite kitchen countertops started me thinking about how we might have the benefits of granite/marble/quartz without the chilly experience when bellying up to the bar. For people who have kitchen islands with a bar, the perfect solution would be to install a wood countertop on that area. (We've all seen that.) For people with bi-level peninsulas, it's not an issue either. But what about those of us with one-level peninsulas? Would mixing countertops materials, putting wood on the peninsula and something different everywhere else, look weird? What about mixing countertop materials on a one-level island? Would that look weird?… Continue Reading

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How To: Make DIY Marbled Glassware

By: Capreek May 04, 2012

created at: 05/03/2012

Hellllloooo! This is one of the coolest ideas I've seen in a long time. In related news, it looks like I better plan a trip to the thrift store STAT (you know... for some glassware I can experiment on just in case something goes horribly… Continue Reading

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Marble Countertop Alternatives

By: Mollymc Apr 27, 2012

created at: 04/25/2012

Love the look of marble but scared about the maintenance? Before you put the red wine on lockdown, here are a few options that give you the appearance you're going for without the… Continue Reading

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Bake It: Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

By: Capreek Apr 27, 2012

created at: 04/26/2012

Cinco de Mayo is next week (holy cow, how is it May already??) and these colorful, treat-filled piñata cookies are perfect for kicking off the… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Makeover: Paint it Black

By: Mollymc Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

Last Friday, I posted this kitchen makeover and a commenter mentioned she'd love to see some non-white cabinet makeovers. Ask and you shall receive! Check out Cassie's new and improved… Continue Reading

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Make It: Fancy Striped 'Party' Ice Cubes!

By: Capreek Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

While certainly time-consuming*, these striped "party" ice cubes are sure to take your shindig to the next… Continue Reading

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20 Edible Weeds

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Instead of battling weeds this growing season, how about eating them? Care2 has a list of seven fairly common weeds we might have growing in our yards right now. They include:

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Makeover: First Class Kitchen Upgrade

By: Mollymc Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/11/2012

This builder-basic kitchen didn't just get a facelift. It got an entire face transplant! Not only does it look like an entirely new space, even though the layout didn't change one iota, it looks completely professional-grade. See how this homeowner DIY turned… Continue Reading

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How To Make the Max of Your Mini Kitchen

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Just because you have a petite kitchen doesn't mean you can't have big culinary skills. Take for example Deb from The Smitten Kitchen. She's done some impressive cooking/baking in her 80 square foot NYC apartment's kitchen. To put her space in perspective, her oven is 3/4 size and she only… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

By: Diy maven Apr 06, 2012

created at: 04/04/2012

After all the eggs have been found on Easter, they're often forgotten. Soon thereafter, however, you realize you should probably DO something with them. You them. Deviled eggs are our first go-to recipe, but here's a slew of wonderful and weird recipes that will make those leftover Easter eggs disappear in no time. 

Real Simple has a lovelyContinue Reading

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Bento Box Lunches

By: Mollymc Apr 06, 2012

Angry Birds Bento Box

Have you seen the Super Mom trend du jour, Bento Boxes? Basically it's where Lunchables meet Martha Stewart. I gotta say though, they're pretty darn impressive. See the lengths Moms go to to get their kids to eat something besides chicken nuggets after the… Continue Reading

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