Gift Guide: 10 Sweet Valentine's Day Cards for Ladies

By: Capreek Jan 31, 2013

created at: 01/31/2013

Show your leading lady just how much you care (or how refined your sense of humor is) with one of these clever Valentine's Day cards. Carina from Crow and Canary rounds up 10 of her faves below -- check it out!… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 10 Awesome Valentine's Day Cards for Guys

By: Capreek Jan 29, 2013

created at: 01/29/2013

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and, whether you're making or giving gifts (or not!), a clever card always goes a long way! This year, we turn to our favorite stationery connoisseur, Carina of Crow and Canary, for her top ten Valentine's Day cards for guys! Enjoy!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Delicious Christmas Side Dishes

By: Matt allison Dec 21, 2012

Each family has its own tradition over Christmas lunch, maybe you're being adventurous with a 3 in one bird, a glazed gammon or plump chicken, either way I've rounded up a few of my favorite sides to compliment your main meal.

created at: 12/21/2012

1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sunflower Seeds, from Martha Stewart

2. Braised Leeks, from Simply Recipes

3. Creamed Spinach,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Homemade Holiday Lollipops

By: Capreek Dec 21, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

Still looking for a quick and easy gift idea for all those friendly acquaintances in your life? Whip up a batch of these homemade lollipops, tie them up in a fancy bow, and you're set!  … Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Glass Holiday Tumblers

By: Capreek Dec 19, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift idea or just want to spruce up some older drinkware for the holidays, this easy project is for you!… Continue Reading

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Holiday in the Southern Hemisphere: What It's Like Celebrating Christmas in Summer

By: Matt allison Dec 19, 2012

created at: 12/19/2012

We are less than a week away from Christmas. The trees are up, carols fill the airwaves, and gifts are being wrapped...but there's simply no way it's gonna be a white Christmas at my house.

You see right now here in Cape Town, South Africa the weather is a little shy of a 110 degrees, the surfs high and our pristine beaches are covered with tanned bodies flocking to 'The Fairest Cape'.  'Cause it's… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Free Christmas Printables for the Home

By: Craftmel Dec 19, 2012

15 Free Holiday Printables

Is there anything easier than printable holiday decor?  I love it.  And I'm loving that so many great options are out there these days.  I've rounded up 12 of my favorite freebies from around the web that make it easy to decorate for the holidays around the… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Modern and Minimalist Nativity Set

By: Chrisjob Dec 18, 2012

created at: 12/18/2012

I have lots of great holiday memories from when I was a kid: listening to the Merry Christmas from Sesame Street cassette while driving downtown to pick up the ham with my dad, waking my parents up with my sister after totally having scoped the presents, and warming the handheld candles to make funny shapes with my cousins and uncle during Christmas Eve service. But nothing stands out more than this silly little wooden nativity set I… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Simple DIY Felt Tree Ornaments

By: Capreek Dec 18, 2012

created at: 12/18/2012

How adorable are these felt tree ornaments?? There's still time to whip up a few for yourself or as cheery little gift toppers!… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 25 Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags

By: Craftmel Dec 18, 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

One of the most impressive final touches to a handmade or well-though gift is a unique and memorable gift tag.  You can't put time and thought into a present, and then just write the recipient's name with a sharpie across the wrapping paper!  Here are 25 FREE printable holiday gift tags to put a grand finale on the art of gift-giving.… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Cursive Candy Cane Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 18, 2012

created at: 12/18/2012

Love, love, LOVE these cursive candy cane ornaments! When I first saw them, I thought they were store-bought, real candy bent into seasonal words...but no. They're made… Continue Reading

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A Curbly Mom's Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

By: Diy maven Dec 14, 2012

created at: 12/20/2012

At this time of year, the kitchen of my childhood home was covered in a thin blanket of flour. That's because my mom when into baking overdrive around the second week of November and didn't stop until the day after Christmas. We kids all had our favorites and Mom always obliged. These six recipes, by far, were and still are, at the top of the list of must-haves at Christmastime. 

Because some of these recipes have been in my family generations, you'll notice one particular ingredient that would make dietitians faint. That ingredient is shortening/Crisco. When I make these cookies now, I swap the shortening out for butter, which my mother thinks is an expensive, unnecessary extravagance. Also, these… Continue Reading

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How To: Bake Your Own Gingerbread House

By: Matt allison Dec 14, 2012

created at: 12/14/2012

Making your own gingerbread house is a longstanding European tradition. Gingerbread is known as lebkuchen (life cake) in German because ginger preserves the cake for a longer period of time, a classic ode to all things sugar and… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Floating Winter Terrarium

By: Capreek Dec 14, 2012

created at: 12/12/2012

Add a bit of magic to your decor this winter with a scenic, floating terrarium!… Continue Reading

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How to: Give a Gaudy Glitter Reindeer a Classy Papier-Mache Makeover

By: Chrisjob Dec 13, 2012

created at: 12/13/2012

'Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2011, when I discovered the might glory of the craft store glitter reindeer. I had so much fun hacking these glam-covered beasts into something a little less insane, that I wanted to rescue this elegant species from their harsh coats of coarse, uneven glitz again this year. Last year, I came up with a trick for removing the factory glitter and replacing it with something more refined. This year, I… Continue Reading

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