Cottage Pie, sometimes called Shepherds Pie (though technically not the same thing, Shepherds Pie is made from mutton/lamb) is an old classic, loved by young and old with a history that dates back to 1791.
Did you hear? Recently, Pantone announced its spring 2014 color and PPG picked its fav for the entire year. First Pantone's pick: Dazzling Blue, which is described as
Put the 'thanks' back into thanksgiving this year with our curated round-up of FREE printables. We've got everything from printable wall art through thanksgiving 'thank you' note and decor.
Although it's hard to believe, it's almost that time of year when holiday parties start occupying most Saturday nights. My go-to gift for these kinds of events is usually a bottle of wine, but sometimes it's nice to surprise your hostess with something different. Here are some wonderfully affordable DIY ideas that you can start thinking about ahead of time to avoid excessive holiday stress.
I'm pretty much in love with mushrooms, the culinary variety, in case any clarification was needed. As conscious omnivores we tend to eat less meat these day, but choice grade, ethical reared and local where possible.
In the whole history of the Curbly House, I don't think I have ever been more excited or proud to share a room with you. Because friends, our kitchen journey has been long and ugly. When we first set eyes on the house, the kitchen looked like this:
And, it remained like this for far too long, fifteen long months, to be exact (though, to be fair, we actually only lived with it this way for nine months). The...
This ingenious IKEA hack is really a combination of two great ideas... a kitchen island for seating with a rolling storage cart that fits perfectly underneath. My jaw dropped even further when I saw the built-in garbage bin. Click through to find out how to make your own nesting kitchen island.
Can you believe this stunning DIY clock costs less than $10 to put together? A simple decor element that is both striking and functional and inspired by the David Weatherhead's 'Primary Clock'.
Misplaced preposition aside, can you guess what these pumpkins are made out of?
This wooden iPad stand would be the perfect weekend project if you're looking for something to DIY. You can use it in the kitchen when you're sourcing recipes or give it as a gift to the chef in your life when the holidays roll around. You won't even need a hammer or nails.
I love a good old Jalfrezi. I tend to use it as a great way of cleaning out my refrigerator, you know, that last bit of summer squash, the remaining half of that red bell pepper etc. While I've listed a couple vegetables below, feel free to add in your own as its a great way to make use of leftovers.
Who doesn't have a bit of 2" x 4" in their stash? That's all you need in the lumber department to make our 4th easy-peasy scrap wood project. We're labeling our test tube vase 'dramatic' because of its a generous height: 9 1/2" sans flora and 16" with flora. Positioned at the center of our rectangular dining table, it provides an impressive focal point without taking up a bunch of real estate.
Unlike our last few projects, this...
This kitchen was pretty ragged. It was outdated, dirty, and appears to be barely functional. But with some time and a clear vision, it was transformed into a colorful, modern culinary oasis.
I know we're going into Fall and this dish is more indicative of Summer, but gosh, it's delicious and SO simple to put together!
I know the thought of homemade pesto might scare some, but this recipe is pretty fail safe, just bang the ingredients into a handheld blender, wizz, and you're ready to go. The perfect mid week meal!
When Joy moved into her home in 2010, the kitchen looked a little something like the above photo (minus the pixelation -- dang real estate listing photos!). It was pretty dated and bland and did not match her style in the least.
Pumpkins and gourds are fun to decorate with, but are usually just that - decorations. Why not use them for something at the same time? Here are ten creative ways to use pumpkins and gourds as functional decor in your home.
I have a new blog crush. His name is Michael, and he's the soul of Inspired by Charm. Michael's eye (and voice) puts a fresh spin on just about everything in the creative-living department. Case in point are these very