How To: Create Easy Fall Flower Arrangements

By: Matt allison Nov 07, 2012

created at: 11/07/2012

There is something rather magical about living a seasonal life, embracing the change as leaves turn from green to brown, orange and rust and what better way to further invite the outdoors in than embracing Fall inspired flower arrangements.  

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53 Simple 3-Ingredient Recipes

By: Matt allison Nov 01, 2012

created at: 11/01/2012

While I love cooking and can quite happily labor away for hours in the kitchen, there are times when you want quick & simple without resorting to fast food and/or takeaways. Enter the 3 ingredient recipe.  

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How to: Choose the Cleanest Houseplants

By: Matt allison Oct 31, 2012

created at: 10/30/2012

While I'm blessed to have an occupation that sees me spending a fair bit of time outdoors, most of us spend as much as 90% of our lives indoors. In fact the EPA currently ranks indoor air pollution as the number one threat to public health, but did you know that humble houseplants can reduce the levels of several of these airborne pollutants?

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How To: Make Frozen Ice Lanterns

By: Capreek Oct 29, 2012

created at: 10/28/2012

I woke up to the first snow of the season last week and couldn't help but get a little excited for the magical, wintery days ahead. It's still a bit warm to line the walks with these crystal-like beauties, but come December, you better believe I'm making a whole bunch of DIY ice lanterns!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 Festive DIY Wreaths for Fall!

By: Capreek Oct 25, 2012

created at: 10/25/2012

We've rounded up 20 festive fall wreaths that will see your decor through from Halloween to Thanksgiving! Check 'em out and let us know which are your fave!      Continue Reading

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How To: Make Chunky Minestrone Soup

By: Matt allison Oct 19, 2012

 

created at: 10/19/2012

In keeping with comfort foods I'm going to show you how to tackle a perennial favorite of mine, Minestrone, which is derived from the Provençal dish, Soupe au Pistou.

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How to: Grow Your Own Windowsill Herb Garden

By: Matt allison Oct 17, 2012

created at: 10/17/2012

After the great feedback from last week's year round salad garden post I thought I'd continue in the same vein by turning our attention to herbs.

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Roundup: 25 Awesome DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

By: Capreek Oct 10, 2012

created at: 10/10/2012

Looking for some no-carve pumpkin ideas? You've hit the motherlode, my friend! We've rounded up 25 awesome, modern, and totally clever pumpkin decorating projects that won't leave you with a sticky pile of pumpkin guts to clean up in the end. Sounds good, right? Read on!    Continue Reading

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6 Fun and Easy Pumpkin Topiary Ideas

By: Diy maven Oct 10, 2012

created at: 10/10/2012

One pumpkin is great, but multiple stacked pumpkins are even better. Pumpkin topiaries started getting popular a few years back, and it's no wonder. They are perfect for front entries as they add instant holiday fun without too much fuss. If you haven't boarded the pumpkin topiary bandwagon yet, these six ideas/projects Continue Reading

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How to: Grow a Year-Round Salad Garden

By: Matt allison Oct 10, 2012

 created at: 10/10/2012

As you may have gathered from my weekly "Foodie Friday" posts I enjoy cooking, but equally I enjoying growing my own food, which I write about on my site, curate this space.

Aside from the health and nutritional benefits of doing so, there is also something quite primal about knowing where and how your food is grown.

Today I'm going to teach you how to grow your own easy to grow salad garden which will grow all year round in frost free areas.

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How To: Make Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

By: Matt allison Oct 05, 2012

created at: 10/05/2012

I love a good risotto, it's my ideal comfort food. While you can go to town with variations, one of my favorites is creamy butternut squash and fresh sage.

It's easy to prepare and I'm going to show you how!   

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Before and After: Building a Home Office

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 05, 2012

created at: 10/04/2012

If you've ever dreamed about building a small home office in your backyard, you are going to want to click through on this one. I can't believe they did this for $400, and without building plans, no less.   Continue Reading

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Free Download: Vintage Botanical Printables

By: Matt allison Sep 26, 2012

created at: 09/25/2012

Over the the past year, I've been collecting vintage natural history prints from various thrift stores, car boot sales and markets for our gallery wall.

In laying them out I discovered that I had a few empty spaces I wanted to fill and stumbled across this great resource: Botanicus.Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

Ahh, folding chairs. Typically ugly and generally uncomfortable, they're usually a must-have around the holidays when our homes reach full capacity and our seating situation is on the brink of shambles. Alas, you CAN make them a bit more festive with this simple DIY makeover (no promises on the comfort factor, though)!     Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Fortune Cookie No-Sew Place Cards

By: Capreek Sep 14, 2012

created at: 09/13/2012

These. Are. Adorable: fortune cookie place cards you can make in snap, without sewing a single stitch! Plus, they're bound to bring some good luck to your next event, right?        Continue Reading

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