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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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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Eye Candy: 40 Scandinavian-Style Christmas Decor Ideas

By: Capreek Dec 12, 2012

created at: 12/12/2012

What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian-style holiday decor ideas that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul!      

1. Simple Black and White Christmas Decor

2. White Christmas Kitchen Decor

3. Elegant Bathroom Christmas Decor

4. Rustic Bedroom Decor with DIYContinue Reading

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How To: Make A Craft Stick Snowflake

By: Matt allison Dec 05, 2012

created at: 12/05/2012

I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!).  This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.     

It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can… Continue Reading

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Ceiling Beams in Kitchens? Not Here.

By: Diy maven Nov 30, 2012

created at: 11/30/2012

When I think of ceiling beams in kitchens, I imagine English country cottages. They seem to work in such places. In the kitchen above? Not so much. It looks as if the plan actually flipped the kitchen's original footprint. Whatever… Continue Reading

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How To: Bake A Rich Christmas Cake

By: Matt allison Nov 30, 2012


created at: 11/30/2012

It's hard to believe that we are under a month away from Christmas. If you're anything like me you leave things to the last minute, so if you haven't already, now's the time to get baking that Christmas… Continue Reading

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How to: Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas For Two

By: Matt allison Nov 21, 2012

created at: 11/21/2012

Alone on the eve of thanksgiving and stuck for ideas? As the holidays set in you might find yourself away from loved ones or maybe starting your own family tradition with new ones. Either way, we've got you covered!   … Continue Reading

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IKEA Kitchen Makeover with a Modern Vibe

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2012

created at: 11/16/2012

Although this kitchen had bright white cabinets, they couldn't make up for the bank of overhead cabinets that closed off the space and made it rather dark. Out went the over head cabinets and in… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Homemade Edible Gift Ideas

By: Matt allison Nov 16, 2012

created at: 11/16/2012

I've rounded up 12 homemade edible gift ideas for Christmas. I wanted to move away from the basic DIY S'mores kits and have included 3 interesting bakes, cordials/teas, jams and savory preserves. There something for everyone, all with a little twist. Carrot Cake Jam? You… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Minimal Thanksgiving Flatware Pocket

By: Diy maven Nov 14, 2012

How cute is this?? And so easy, you'll be doing that palm smack to the forehead thing. The girl in lipstick and a white tee tells us how she did it. Basically, it's a folded piece of paper with a few lines printed on it. She… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 12 Cool Kitchen Gift Ideas Under $20

By: Matt allison Nov 14, 2012

created at: 11/14/2012

These carefully curated kitchen gift ideas are bound to impress the foodie in you and/or your loved ones. Best of all? They're all under $20!… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Good to Great Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 08, 2012

created at: 11/08/2012

I don't know about you, but if I walked into this kitchen, I would assume I was looking at the after. Everything looks good already. There is lots of light, nice cabinets and appliances; but this was only the… Continue Reading

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How To: Create Easy Fall Flower Arrangements

By: Matt allison Nov 07, 2012

created at: 11/07/2012

There is something rather magical about living a seasonal life, embracing the change as leaves turn from green to brown, orange and rust and what better way to further invite the outdoors in than embracing Fall inspired flower… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Budget Friendly Kitchen Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 01, 2012

created at: 10/30/2012

There are a lot of great interior makeovers out there, and we've shown quite a few of them here on Curbly too. The thing is, though, you may not always have the budget to give your average-looking kitchen a complete overhaul. Am I speaking your language? If you're nodding in agreement, check out this budget-friendly kitchen… Continue Reading

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53 Simple 3-Ingredient Recipes

By: Matt allison Nov 01, 2012

created at: 11/01/2012

While I love cooking and can quite happily labor away for hours in the kitchen, there are times when you want quick & simple without resorting to fast food and/or takeaways. Enter the 3 ingredient… Continue Reading

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