Clever construction and lengths of pretty ribbon put this table runner tute on my 'must do' list.
The season of hot toddies and chocolate is upon us, and I can't think of a better way to put more yummy in the tummy than with Marie's chocolate-covered spoons. They'd be perfect for holiday gift-giving too. (I'm envisioning
I am so happy to be posting this how-to! I found it about 10 months ago, and have been waiting for an opportune time to post it. The only thing is, I wish the picture was larger, because I don't think it does the outcome justice. Oh, well. It's still a great way to add some spooky
Have you noticed that pumpkins are popping up everywhere? And the variety is unbelievable! Generally speaking, most people just identify them by their defining characteristics, like, 'Gimme one of those bumpy ones.' However, if you REALLY want to impress your friends and the people at the garden store, then you might want to brush up on the actual names of the pumpkins available. One of my favorite local garden centers, Bachman's, has a...
No kidding, my mouth is watering here at 8:11 am as I'm looking that these photos of Smitten Kitchen's eggplant salad toasts. I know recipes aren't really the Curbly thing, but I am seriously cooking challenged. It's not that I can't cook, it's that I don't want to cook.
Honestly, I couldn't wait until tomorrow to show you how to make your own Fimo clay corn on the cob holders. You'll need to hustle on over to Michael's or Hobby Lobby to load up on patriotic colored Fimo clay. I'm sure the FDA wouldn't approve, but you're not going to be ingesting anything that has been in contact with the Fimo, unless you eat corn cobs. Here's what you need:
The conversation in my upholstery classes often roams into the land of sweet, unusual, and delicious recipes. We spend a lot of time discussing the latest from The Smitten Kitchen. Finally I had to see it for myself. You'll love the magazine-quality photography as well as the side commentary on all sorts of cleverly turned recipes. I've actually been daydreaming about these Root Beer Float Cupcakes; a perfect portable combination of chocolate cake and a root beer float.
The Nike Air Max 90 burger was created by Swedish designer Olle Hemmendorff as an homage to the "the most powerful, most durable, and most delicious material known to man."The sesame baguette burger includes
I recently scrounged through all my original how-to's and thought I'd compile a roundup of all those appropriate for Mother's/Father's Day gifts...or gifts for yourself! Some would make great wedding/shower favors too.
A Designer Key Rack would be great for Dad.
Don't fret for a moment about what to get your mom for Mother's Day. The best thing you can do is to spend time with her (no irritation or annoyance allowed), or have a nice, relaxed conversation with her. No store bought card or pot of flowers will touch her heart as much as your efforts to express your sincere appreciation for her, past and present. To help you get started, here are ten mostly free ideas to choose from that are guaranteed to make your mom happy.
Chair Blog posted this photo of an array of "granny quilt meets Arne Jacobsen egg chairs." This colorful group of chairs was decorated by Danish artist Tal R. and were spotted in Milan a couple of years back. They're Modern, Easter-y and old timey, a weird and wonderful visual for you on Easter Eve.
This Easter season, toss the chemicals and opt for natural-based dyes from items you can find in the produce section and spice aisle of the grocery store.
Bunnies are adorable and bunnies made out of little baby socks are even cuter. You can wow the kids and adults alike at Easter dinner by pulling out a pint sized bunny for each guest, your little Easter present to all.
Elsiemarley makes this look so easy. You only need a few items to whip up a
lil basket o' bunnies from itty bitty leftover baby socks. Hey, it's a green craft too.
The softer colors of these naturally dyed easter eggs is simple, pastel and ...well, natural. They don't have the intensity of the store bought, pop-in tablets but the smell of white vinegar is sure to awaken the olfactory senses that will transport you to Easters past. The colors can be created by using basic
Foodie Fridays have made me feel all Home Ecky. However, it's Mr. Mod who's the baker around here. In response to my nagging, he agreed to supervise my attempt at baking by lending me the secret to his souped up German Chocolate Cake recipe. We started with a boxed German Chocolate cake and then turned it all creamy rich and dark chocolate-y. As if that's not enough, we've turbo-texturized the canned coconut pecan icing too.
The bow tie and other details are done with a simple butter cream icing tinted with food coloring. I was shooting for lavender, but we ended up with a preppy looking bunny.
Ready? Here we go...