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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Make It: Easy Hand-Printed DIY Tea Towels!

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2012

created at: 03/26/2012

Tea towels get a lot of love here on Curbly and for good reason: they're awesome.  From modern to hand-stamped to tasseled, we've never seen a tea towel we didn't like... and these hand-printed polka dot towels are no exception!   Continue Reading

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The "Does It Work?" Challenge: Clean Your Dishwasher with Kool-Aid

By: Mollymc Mar 16, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

We're wrapping up the "Does It Work?" Challenge with a suburban legend. For years I've heard that you can use powdered lemonade mix to clean the rust stains out of your dishwasher. So, in honor of cleaning and organization month, we're putting the powder to the test to answer the burning question, does it work?

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: A Step-by-Step Guide to DIY Bliss!

By: Capreek Mar 14, 2012

created at: 03/13/2012

Yesterday we had an interesting discussion about whether or not painting kitchen cabinets was a simple, one-weekend project.  On Twitter, this commonly-repeated idea was referred to as "commercial break cabinets" and "design on a crashing dime".  I'm here to burst a few bubbles and tell you that painting kitchen cabinets is absolutely NOT a one-weekend project.  But you know what?  It's still easy!  And doing it the right way first will save you time and money later.  That's a promise.  So, if you've got a few weekends set aside for the lowest-cost, biggest-impact change you can make to your kitchen (and I haven't scared you away yet), read on!   Continue Reading

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Coasters and Trivets: The Magic of Modular

By: Craftmel Mar 14, 2012

created at: 03/13/2012

When I was a little girl, my grandpa would keep us spell-bound by inexplicably pulling off his thumb and putting it back on again.  I remember when he revealed the secret that his thumb was simply bent and hiding behind his other fingers.  I suddenly could see the illusion (and realized that's why his actual stump of a ring finger could never be put back together!) and it was easy to replicate his little trick.  

When I saw these modular coasters from How About Orange, it made me think of good ol' grandpa and his finger trick- except this time, it is all in felt.   Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Can You Really Make Over Kitchen Cabinets in a Weekend?

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2012

Cabinet Refinishing By Signet Painting

You know all those weekend makeovers in blog land of painted kitchen cabinets? They look great after, right? I'm wondering if  they might look better from a distance than they do close up. Here's why: They were done in a weekend. That's two days. If you'd suggest such a timetable to a

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Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part III: The BIG Reveal!

By: Capreek Mar 12, 2012

created at: 03/11/2012

Oooooh my goodness, the time has come: my big kitchen makeover reveal is finally here!  Take a good, long look at the "before"... then click on through for all the "after" photos your heart can handle!  Warning: angelic choirs may be present; hearing protection suggested.   Continue Reading

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Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part II: The Inspiration & Game Plan!

By: Capreek Mar 07, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

Oh, hey!  Remember this?  Before it can turn into a sparkly, made-over wonder, we need to have a game plan, y'all!  A game plan and some IDEAS... inspiration, if you will.  And if there's anything I'm good at, it's planning things (it's a compulsion, really).  So!  Let's see where this kitchen is headed, shall we?      

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Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part I: The Before

By: Capreek Mar 05, 2012

created at: 03/05/2012

When we bought our house in 2007 (pre-bubble burst... YAY), one of the first things on my to-do list was to give our very blah, very builder-grade kitchen a makeover.  Well, this last fall, after tackling every other room in the house instead, we decided it was finally time to give this sage green behemoth its due.  But first: the before photos!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Drool-Worthy Kitchen Pantries

By: Mollymc Mar 02, 2012
created at: 02/27/2012
 
It's Cleaning and Organization Month on Curbly! Today, we're looking at ten amazing kitchen pantries. Yours probably doesn't look like one of these (and neither do ours), so we're excited to find clever organization ideas from each and every one to use in your own kitchen. 
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Make It: DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils!

By: Capreek Mar 02, 2012

created at: 03/01/2012

The paint-dipping craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, kids.  Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it... okay it's not really that big of a secret).  If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you'll love this DIY idea!   

Wooden spatulas and utensils can be found here.  After that, all you need is some craft paint in your color(s) of choice and some food-safeContinue Reading

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Free Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet (and Check List)!

By: Bruno Mar 01, 2012

Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet (free download!)
Hello March! It's cleaning and organization month on Curbly, and we have lots of great stuff planned for you guys in the next few weeks. To start it off, we're offering free, downloadable cheat sheets and check lists to make your spring cleaning a breeze (these are from last year, but they're still awesome). The first: a check list and cheat sheet for the heart of the home - your kitchen.

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