Ultimate Thanksgiving: The Vegetarian Edition!

By: Diy maven Nov 10, 2010

created at: 11/09/2010Happy Vegetarian Thanksgiving! That might sound like an oxymoron, considering the holiday’s nickname: Turkey Day. “How," meat eaters might ask, "can you possibly have a proper Thanksgiving without turkey?” As a practicing vegetarian for 20 years, let me just say we do just fine, thank you!

Side dishes, like stuffing and mashed potatoes and such are easy: you just leave out the meat and use vegetable-based broths to make ‘em. As for the mainContinue Reading

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How To: Set Up a DIY Photo Booth Using Your Computer (Free Software Download Included)

By: Bruno Nov 09, 2010

A DIY MacBook photo booth (use a colorful shower curtain or table cloth as a backdrop)

If you have a computer and a printer, then you also have a DIY photo booth just waiting awesome-ize the next birthday party, wedding, or celebration you attend. Some people think photo booths are lame or cheesy; I assure you, they are not. They're a ton of fun, help guests get to know each other, and make guestbooks great. 

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Delicious Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2010

Sarah turned her sad and dark dining room into a dramatic show stopper. Highlights include an eye-popping chevron rug, a wall o' fabric window covering and a floor to ceiling mirror. Continue Reading

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Yes or No: Cork Countertops

By: Diy maven Nov 05, 2010

Get Creative with ECO Supply's Suberra Cork Countertops

Cork! Recyclable! Renewable! Excellent anti-microbial properties! Wait...what? According to the manufacturer, yes. What say you? Would you give cork kitchen countertops a go???Continue Reading

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Make a Recycled Onion Bag Scrubbie

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 05, 2010

What can you do with these empty onion bags? I usually toss them but I'm now on a personal challenge to save money on household cleaning products. (I've been shocked at how much I've been spending on this stuff.)  Continue Reading

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Ultimate Thanksgiving: Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

By: Chrisjob Nov 03, 2010

created at: 11/03/2010

Some people refer to it as stuffing, others dressing. Some folks roast it inside the turkey, and many in a dish to get a crisp top (and to avoid any food safety issues). But whatever you call it, and however it makes its way to the table, it has become a quintessential part of the Thanksgiving meal, and it's totally delicious. Here's a collection of tantalizing recipes that can match any menu or palate. We'll keep this post updated with newContinue Reading

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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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