Bake It: Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

By: Capreek Apr 27, 2012

created at: 04/26/2012

Cinco de Mayo is next week (holy cow, how is it May already??) and these colorful, treat-filled piñata cookies are perfect for kicking off the festivities!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Egg Candles

By: Diy maven Apr 20, 2012

These sweet little egg candles are a snap to make. Heidi says 1/3 pounds of beeswax filled six hollowed out eggshells to complete her project. The candlelight through the shells is particularly lovely, no? For the entire how-to, visit Mom's Crafty Space.

 

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Kitchen Makeover: Paint it Black

By: Mollymc Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

Last Friday, I posted this kitchen makeover and a commenter mentioned she'd love to see some non-white cabinet makeovers. Ask and you shall receive! Check out Cassie's new and improved kitchen.

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Make It: Fancy Striped 'Party' Ice Cubes!

By: Capreek Apr 20, 2012

created at: 04/19/2012

While certainly time-consuming*, these striped "party" ice cubes are sure to take your shindig to the next level!   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Serving Tray!

By: Capreek Apr 17, 2012

created at: 04/17/2012

Hello, slightly-abstracted chevron pattern! You're my new favorite thing. Also, that metallic gold flair you've got going on really suits you. I have a feeling we're going to be BEST. FRIENDS.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Anthropologie-Inspired Wooden Book Holder

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2012

Esther's pops cut down a piece of plywood into the necessary dimensions to make this spot-on recreation of Anthro's wooden holder for their vintage box-set books. The store-bought versions--complete with vintage books--cost between $1,400 to $2,000. The price, I'm guessing, is reflected Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Painted Teacup Planters

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2012

created at: 04/16/2012

These teacup planters would look absolutely adorable on a kitchen windowsill or even on your desk in a sunny office!   Continue Reading

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Makeover: First Class Kitchen Upgrade

By: Mollymc Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/11/2012

This builder-basic kitchen didn't just get a facelift. It got an entire face transplant! Not only does it look like an entirely new space, even though the layout didn't change one iota, it looks completely professional-grade. See how this homeowner DIY turned out.

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How To Make the Max of Your Mini Kitchen

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2012

created at: 04/09/2012

Just because you have a petite kitchen doesn't mean you can't have big culinary skills. Take for example Deb from The Smitten Kitchen. She's done some impressive cooking/baking in her 80 square foot NYC apartment's kitchen. To put her space in perspective, her oven is 3/4 size and she only hasContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Painted Glass Tumblers!

By: Capreek Apr 12, 2012

created at: 04/12/2012

As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty glasses!   Continue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: Steamed Mussels and Clams Recipe

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 05, 2012

created at: 03/27/2012Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’m here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

The last three days I showed you how to start the evening off right with a fabulous little cocktail hour.  On lovely nights outside like this, I like to serve an easy main course that's more of a continuation of appetizers - Steamed Clams and Mussels are perfect.  Continue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: Make Fig Jam and Goat Cheese Pizza!

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 03, 2012

created at: 03/25/2012Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’m showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends.   

Yesterday, I fixed a charming little cocktail and today, an appetizer to go with it: Goat & Fig Pizza.  A homemade pizza makes a really fast and easy appetizer.  I love making little pizzas with a homemade crust and seasonal ingredients from the garden or the farmers market.  

This super simple appetizer is really delicious and can take as little as ten minutes.  Which means you have no excuse not to entertain!  Have fun, have a party!   Continue Reading

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a Violet Fizz

By: Alexandrahedin Apr 02, 2012

created at: 03/25/2012Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

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How to: Keep Your Freezer Organized

By: Mollymc Mar 30, 2012

frozen food safety

Are you good at keeping your freezer organized? Not surprisingly, Martha Stewart is. Her team created some downloadable labels so you can monitor your zero-degree delicacies in style. Read on for the download and some general freezer safety guidelines.

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17 Savvy Tips to Organize Your Life

By: Livingsavvy Mar 28, 2012

created at: 03/27/2012
This Curbly guest post was written by Tiffany McLean of Living Saavy

I love it when my life and house are organized.  This month on Living Savvy, I dedicated all of March to organizing my life and space.  I attacked anything behind a close door!  I also asked a few other organized bloggers to share their own organizing secrets.  So, here are seventeen tips from the best of the blogosphere to get your life and home in order.  Continue Reading

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