Power Carving

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 29, 2010

The banner ad for Dremel up there at the top of Curbly got me longing to pull out my underused Dremel. Now there's a tool that's full of all sorts of DIY design potential, but not fired up very often. Pumpkin carving came right to mind, and before I knew it, I was face to face with the Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit.

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Some Weird (but wonderful) Kitchens

By: Diy maven Oct 29, 2010

French Provincial anyone?

Kitchens | Weird and wonderful kitchens | Unusual design | PHOTO GALLERY | Housetohome.co.uk   
The kitchen of Roald Dahl's dreams?

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Ultimate Thanksgiving: Turkey Recipe Round-Up

By: Bruno Oct 27, 2010
created at: 10/27/2010

It's still early, but we wanted to get this one out there early to give serious Thanksgiving aficionados plan-ahead time. What follows is a swift stroll through the thicket of turkey techniques you'll find on the Web. We'll keep this post updated with new ones we find over the next month (send suggestions to tips@curbly.com or leave them in the comments).

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Build a Mad Men Bar with Vintage Cocktail Ware and Classic Recipes

By: Megallancole Oct 26, 2010
created at: 10/26/2010

If all of this talk of fall entertaining drives you to drink, never fear, that's all you really need to be a great host. Building a stylish & chic bar can be your biggest asset during the cold and cozy seasons. Nothing welcomes someone into your home more than a freshly-poured drink on the rocks in a classic highball glass.

created at: 10/26/2010

I've assembled most of our barware from Etsy. Vintage highballs, drinks carts and ice buckets that would fit nicely in Don Draper's office create an air of elegance we're sorely missing these days. I say we bring the classic five o'clock cocktail hour back with finds like these.

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DIY Wedding Gift: A Gift Card Recipe Box

By: Alicia Oct 26, 2010

created at: 10/25/2010

Our dearest friends got married last weekend, and we were tickled to pieces. We've known them for years and years and when they decided to take the leap, we replied, "Well it's about time." These two people belong together, and we wanted to commemorate the start of their journey as a wedded couple in a special way. But, we had a hard time coming up with an appropriate gift to mark the occasion.

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Holiday How To: Make Edible Snowmen from Pantry Staples

By: Holidaymagazine Oct 26, 2010
Today, guest blogger and nationally known style expert Matthew Mead shows you how to create these adorable Edible Snowmen (directions after the jump):

created at: 10/23/2010

"Holiday with Matthew Mead" is a "book-azine" offering inspiration and DIY/how-to projects for the Christmas holiday season. It'll be available in early November via online orders only, and in limited quantities (click here to purchase it).

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Yummy Mummy Recipe Roundup

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2010

Pumpkin "Mummy" Cupcakes

Mummies. Eat them before they eat you. And with these cute and clever mummy recipes, the task won't only be fun it'll be yummy too. 

First up (pictured above) are pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes with brown sugar meringue buttercream. Mmm.

These little guys are made out of Twinkies, frosting and M & M's, because, you know, Twinkies aren't sweet enough:

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How to Stop Wasting Food and Save $

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2010

created at: 10/22/2010

In 1995, one study concluded, Americans threw out about 27% of edible food that year. According to a 2004 study by the University of Arizona, that figure increased to 50%. The waste is mind-boggling. Just think about it: ONE HALF of all the food fit for consumption may get thrown out. Extrapolated out to dollars and cents, the same study concludedContinue Reading

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Quick Tips for Easy Entertaining

By: Megallancole Oct 21, 2010

created at: 10/21/2010

In today's video I give you a little entertaining cheat sheet with a few ideas of key pieces and indispensable items to have on hand at home to make having people over easy and stress-free.

Having guests, friends and family over to your nest should be fun and enjoyable and doesn't need to be panic-attack-inducing. The most important thing is to be in the moment and enjoy your company, instead of fretting over how clean your house is or what you are going to serve.

More great ideas after the jump...

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Pumpkin Bread & Mulling Spices Recipes

By: Megallancole Oct 19, 2010

Welcome to the first installment of Get Nested, my fall series with Curbly. I find myself entertaining much more during the fall and winter seasons, and wanted to offer some helpful tips and recipes to you to help make your entertaining season as seamless as possible.

Mulling spices is a great way to give your home a great aroma.

Aromatic mulling spices make your home smell amazing and give it a warm and welcomeing feel. To make your own, add a teaspoon of cinnamon, cloves, and/or nutmeg to a potContinue Reading

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DIY Dream Kitchen

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2010

created at: 10/15/2010

Although this kitchen looks like it went through a major renovation, it didn't. With a little layout re-vamp, new lighting, eco-friendly materials (including a cork floor) and paint, theContinue Reading

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A new way to roast a potato

By: Diy maven Oct 15, 2010

Part baked potato, part french fry, part potato chip, this spud is a tuber-lover's dream. Our source tells us all we have to do is scrub a whole potato and then, using a very sharp knife, cutContinue Reading

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Now-You're-Talking Pumpkin Brownies

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 15, 2010

Once again, I watch as all pumpkin lovers enjoy their seasonal treats baked from the orange mash. Just not a fan. I don't even get excited about pumpkin pie with ice cream. Wait a minute! What if you mixed up brownie batter with a touch of pumpkin,Continue Reading

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Chili Biscuit Sandwiches

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 15, 2010

It's the perfect chili weekend and who couldn't use a little twist in the way they serve up a pot of chili? It's doubtful I could get Mr. to eat this new chili design, but my mouth is watering looking at that chili drenched biscuit, so I think I'll proceed regardless.

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Eatable Rainbow Roundup

By: Diy maven Oct 08, 2010


The double rainbow dude would swoon with the sheer awesomeness of these eatable rainbows. What does this mean?? It means there are a lot of people out there who love rainbows. And food coloring. Continue Reading

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