Gift Guide: 10 Memorable DIY Hostess Gifts

By: Faith-towers Nov 05, 2013

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… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Mushroom Cassoulet

By: Matt allison Nov 01, 2013

Mushroom Cassoulet

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… Continue Reading

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Elegantly Understated Two-Tone Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 01, 2013

The owner of this kitchen had the benefit of a great contractor who saw fit to move the home's front entrance and remove a partition wall to allow the new kitchen to have full depth cabinets on both both sides of the room and toContinue Reading

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The Curbly House: Our Kitchen Revealed!

By: Alicia Oct 31, 2013

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… Continue Reading

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How-to: A Nesting Kitchen Island IKEA "Super" Hack

By: Faith-towers Oct 31, 2013

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… Continue Reading

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Make It: Color Block Clock

By: Matt allison Oct 30, 2013

Color Block Clock

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… Continue Reading

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Can You Guess What These Pumpkins Are Made Out Of?

By: Diy maven Oct 28, 2013

Misplaced preposition aside, can you guess what these pumpkins are made… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY iPad Stand from Scratch

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 25, 2013

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… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Vegetable Jalfrezi & Fragrant Rice

By: Matt allison Oct 25, 2013

Vegetable Jalfrezi & Fragrant Rice

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… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Dramatic Test Tube Vase in 3 Easy Steps

By: Diy maven Oct 24, 2013

Makle this simple DIY test tube vase!
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. 

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How to: Make an Embroidery Hoop Pendant Lamp

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2013

Jessica fell in love with the DIY dodecahedron pendant lamp (pictured above) she spotted on View Along the Way, but wasn't thrilled with the 'ton' of work that was involved in making it. Not readyContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Shocking Kitchen Overhaul

By: Faith-towers Oct 21, 2013

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.… Continue Reading

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Play Guess the Gadget: The VINTAGE Edition

By: Diy maven Oct 18, 2013

Thought it was about time to play another guess-the-gadget game. But to make things interesting, this time we're going back in time to kitchens of yesteryear. As always, hints along

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Fava Bean and Pea Pesto Penne

By: Matt allison Oct 18, 2013

Fava Bean and Pea Pesto Penne

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… Continue Reading

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From Drab and Dated to Classic and Fresh: One Kitchen's Makeover Journey

By: Capreek Oct 17, 2013

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… Continue Reading

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