27 Cooking Diagrams that Will Save Your Culinary Life

By: Diy maven Feb 27, 2015

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Your guests are to arrive in 5 minutes and you realize you don't have any bottle vinaigrette in the house. What do you do?? Grab a cook book and start paging/reading or glance at a cool diagram for an even better substitute? If you're a visual cook, the latter, of course. It's just one of the diagrams inContinue Reading

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Before and After: $20K DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Feb 20, 2015

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Usually, DIY kitchen makeovers around the Curbly neighborhood clock in at much less than $20k, but Koko and her husband Quincy splurged on all new appliances and cabinetry. The last of those can be a budget-buster, so, when you think about it, $20k is steal. Before, the kitchen wasContinue Reading

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Get it Here: 14 Valentine's Day Food Deals!

By: Diy maven Feb 13, 2015

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Not everybody is hand-dipping strawberries in chocolate tomorrow for their sweetie-pies. Mine's not a fan anyway. He'd rather sample PF Chang's Hot and Spicy Menu for Two. "What's that," you ask? It's a selection of dishes such as things like Flaming Pork Wontons--all for $45 now through the February 15, 2015. PF Chang's is only one of 14 restaurants on this listContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Last Minute DIY Gifts Perfect For Valentine's Day

By: Faith-towers Feb 12, 2015
10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
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Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but have no fear my fellow procrastinators - there's still time to make something fantastic for your loved ones. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite last minute DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas.   

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18 Products We've Been Using WRONG

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2015

Did you ever notice perforations on the ends of your tinfoil and plastic wrapper boxes? I didn't until I saw it on the Internets. And then I checked the products in my pantry just to make sure. There they were: perforations to pop inContinue Reading

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16 Microwave Oven Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2015

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Did you know you can make potato chips in your microwave oven? Or re-moisten stale bread?  These and 14 other clever microwave hacks will surely make your life easier. The big one for me is using the 'wave to aid in theContinue Reading

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Before and After: Brilliant IKEA Duktig Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 23, 2015

Photo: IKEA

Sara has dreams of remodeling a full-size kitchen someday, but, until then, she thought she'd practice on an IKEA Duktig play kitchen for her daughter. Based upon the outcome, I think Sara's future full-size kitchen remodeling will be a brilliant success. Most full-size kitchens don't look this goodContinue Reading

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Before and After: $1500 Turquoise Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 09, 2015

Photo: Dans le Townhouse

I'm guessing Tanya's wicked awesome Pyrex collection had more than a little influence on her choice of colors when it came to her budget kitchen remodel. She and her handy husband painted the lower cabinets and removed the uppers altogether. A new DIY countertopContinue Reading

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Gorgeous Kitchen Makeover by Nate Berkus

By: Diy maven Jan 02, 2015

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I've always said that if I were ever lucky enough to open my home to a celebrity designer for a free makeover, I'd welcome Jeff Lewis with open arms. In second place just might be Nate Berkus.* Last month he did a kitchen for a young family in Kansas City in partnershipContinue Reading

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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 10, 2014

DIY Peppermint Candy Ornaments

When it comes to do-it-yourself holiday decor, the easier, the better in my opinion. That's the case with the Curbly Ornament Challenge! These peppermint ornaments take about 60 seconds of work and you're all set. So you'd be crazy not to bust these out in your spare time!       

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7 Easy Tips for Hosting a Holiday Party to Remember

By: Brittni mehlhoff Dec 02, 2014

Now that December is here, the holiday parties are right around the corner. And if happen to be hosting a get-together this year, you may want to check out these 7 tips for hosting the perfect holiday party.   Continue Reading

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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 examplesContinue 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, she wouldContinue Reading

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