The Curbly House: A New Kitchen and Master Bedroom in Progress

By: Alicia May 24, 2013


Our last Curbly House update was a while ago, so I wanted to check in and let you know how it's all going. If there were one sentence to summarize phase two of our home renovation, it would be: Damn you, winter.

Weather has not been on our side this time around. In fact, weather has been our nemesis. We had (too optimistically?) hoped to dig the foundation for our addition in January. But it was freezing, so we thought FebruaryContinue Reading

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How to: Indoor Herb Garden IKEA Hack

By: Faith-towers May 23, 2013

Don't ask me how I came up with this project...it's a long story. Basically, my dog Charlie can jump really high and will eat anything, so I needed to make a wall-mounted planter that I could place out of his reach. So the Vurm herb planter was born.  

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Our Affordable Kitchen Makeover in Action

By: Alicia May 20, 2013
Our affordable kitchen makeover with Wilsonart

Last week, we told you about a kitchen makeover that we were planning for Bruno's dad's fixer-upper down the street. As I write this post, the magic is happening and we'll be back next week with the pictures of the demolition and makeover process. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of the thought and planning we put into this space.

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From Avocado to Jade: A Green Kitchen Done Right

By: Diy maven May 20, 2013

Designer Constance Ramos helps us see how to do green the right way in this  1970's kitchen makeover. The old avocado countertops looked a bit sickly, so Constance had them replaced with Continue Reading

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How To: Make These Cute Cress Cup Planters

By: Matt allison May 15, 2013

How To Make These Cute Cress Cup Planters

How cute are these! Bring some character into your home this Spring by planting up a few of these DIY cress cup planters. You'll find it hard not to smile everytime you look at them.

DIY – Cress Cups With A Face via By Wilma

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10 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Floor Finishes

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2013

Flooring can be expensive. And hiring someone to install flooring can be even pricier. So why not get creative and try doing it yourself? There are plenty of DIY-able floor treatments out there that can really add some pizzazz to your space. Check 'em out!   

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Grilled Chicken Salad with Chunky Guacamole

By: Matt allison May 10, 2013

Grilled Chicken Salad with Chunky Guacamole

This dish is one our favorite Spring time meals, it's light, quick to make and packed full of flavor. Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Blue Jeans Turned Aprons

By: Diy maven May 10, 2013

Who doesn't have a pair of blue jeans that have seen better days? Usually, I save those for 'work' jeans, but I'm thinking I may have to rescue a pair from the stack to make an Continue Reading

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Before and After: Black and White Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 09, 2013

This tiny kitchen get a high contrast makeover, with a whole lot of black and white and a finished space that is twice the size of the original. Curious to see the transformation?   Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Cheesy Mac & Cheese

By: Matt allison May 03, 2013

Cheesy Mac & Cheese

Spring's in the air bringing the promise of seasonal vegetables, try this fresh approach to an old favourite, mixing up with leeks, fresh tomatoes and a selection of rich, creamy cheeses and summer salads.

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Five Fabulous Kitchen Update Ideas

By: Lexy.b.ward May 03, 2013

The kitchen is one of the places we spend most of our time. It can feel a little boring at times, but maybe you don't have the money to do all of the renovations your heart desires. We've rounded up a few simple updates that can help it feel like a brand new room!      

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Make It: Easy Geometric Cake Toppers

By: Matt allison May 01, 2013


I have a bit of a crush on geometric shapes, combine that with my love of paint dipping and you've got a perfect combo, want to triple threat it? Add cake!Continue Reading

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10+ Stylish and Affordable Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

By: Capreek Apr 30, 2013

Mother's Day will be here before you know it (May 12th -- mark your calendar!). If giving flowers is getting old, check out these stylish and affordable gift ideas that any mom will love!       Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Pegboard

By: Faith-towers Apr 23, 2013

Pegboards seem to be popping up all over the Internet these days. They're functional, but they're also fun to look at... I like to think of them as 3D polka dots. And there are plenty of nontraditional ways to use them.   

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Roundup: 10 Inexpensive DIY Art & Picture Frame Ideas

By: Matt allison Apr 19, 2013

Framing your artworks can become quite costly when you add it all up, but take a peek at these inexpensive options that won't break the bank AND provide attractive ways of displaying your prized pieces.Continue Reading

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