How to Incorporate 50's Style into a Traditional Kitchen

By: Diy maven Nov 21, 2014

Found a great article over on Laurie March's The House Counselor in which answers a reader's question "Is a Retro Kitchen a No-No?" Laurie's short answer is "no," but what grabbed my attention is her advice for adding 50's style to traditional kitchens in a way that calm the fears of those who just can't get past the "I will alienate future potential buyers if I go full-on 50's" worry. Her… Continue Reading

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Make It: Amazingly Simple DIY Coaster Gifts

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 19, 2014

DIY Tile CoastersKill two birds with one stone with these custom coasters! They protect your tables AND double as gifts for friends and loved ones!      

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9 Clever Ways To Make a Prettier, Tastier Thanksgiving Pie

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 14, 2014

pie decorations and recipesCupcakes come and go, but pies last forever. Isn't that how the saying goes? I love pie more than words can say and so I felt we just needed a roundup of some of the best recipes & decor ideas that the web has to offer! Grab a napkin because you'll be drooling over these tasty treats.

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Inspiration: Build a Faux Range Hood?

By: Diy maven Nov 14, 2014

Why would anyone want a faux range hood? If you're Magali you first conduct a survey asking friends, family, and random strangers how often they used their range hood vents. Her results revealed that the majority of people only use them a few times a year whereas they use the light all the time. This settled it,Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

By: Matt allison Nov 12, 2014

20 Gift Books for Makers, Artists, Cooks, and Creatives

I love books. The thing is I find that I don't buy them for myself, but rather add them to digital or handwritten 'wishlists', passing them on to friends and family for special occasions like birthdays… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Nov 04, 2014

10 Easy Fall Entertaining DIY Projects

I don't know about you, but the arrival of autumn always makes me want to host dinner parties. And Thanksgiving is right around the corner, too. So I thought I would share some fun, easy and beautiful DIY projects perfect for fall… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Halloween Candy Cocoa

By: Diy maven Oct 31, 2014

Today is the day. My favorite holiday. I have my Halloween candy (chocolate bars only, thank you very much) in a basket and ready for my first trick-or-treater. We get less of them these days as the kids in the neighborhood are getting older, which means we'll probably have leftovers. AndContinue Reading

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How-To: Throw A 'Tortured Artist' Halloween Dinner Party

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 24, 2014

halloween dinner party

Oh me, oh my. I am trying to pick my jaw up off the floor after seeing this amazing party. What a fun and unique way to get friends together and celebrate art while celebrating Halloween!  … Continue Reading

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Dead Simple Bloody Halloween Cupcakes

By: Diy maven Oct 24, 2014

Kimbo shows us how to put together cute and creepy Halloween cupcakes that are guaranteed to turn out PERFECT every time. Perfection is possible because she used store bought everything, including the… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Delicious, Drool-Worthy Fall Cocktails

By: Faith-towers Oct 21, 2014

10 Delicious Fall Cocktail Recipes

A crisp fall afternoon picking apples calls for a delicious apple cocktail to warm you up in the evening. Or if apples aren't your thing, try a fig drink. Or maybe add some maple syrup to sweeten things up. Here are ten absolutely delicious drinks that will keep you warm on those chilly October… Continue Reading

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A Non-White, Real Life 50's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2014

Stop the presses, people. We have a kitchen makeover that isn't white! As a matter of fact, Wendy didn't even change the color of her gray cabinets. New powder blue walls tone them… Continue Reading

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Southwestern Beer Cheese with Toasted Baguette

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 10, 2014

southwestern beer cheese dipSometimes I just look at a picture and it makes me hungry. This is the case with this delicious Southwestern Beer Cheese that you should probably make this weekend.      

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Have You Seen IKEA's Real Life Kitchen Makeovers?

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2014

The Kalamaras, Jansens (before kitchen featured above), Whitakers, and Smiths all had kitchens they wanted to update. Everyone's wish was granted thanks to IKEA who has featured each family in a bio video that introduces us to the family as well as to their old kitchens. We also see a bit of the individual… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meals: Pea, Favabean & Lemon Risotto

By: Matt allison Sep 19, 2014

Pea, Favabean & Lemon Risotto

Risotto can take a little practice to get right, but it's well worth trying your hand at this classic comfort food. The trick is in getting the rice 'al dente', cooked, but with a bit of firmness to it. The ingredients in this dish evoke memories of spring, but provide much needed comfort in this cooler… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Super-Easy Breakfast Cups

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2014

Forget the egg McMuffins this weekend. Instead, how about making breakfast in a muffin tin? Its creator uses bread, bacon, mushrooms, and eggs, but we can use just about anything. Chorizo, faux bacon, diced veggies...you get the idea. It all starts with a piece of bread,Continue Reading

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