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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Before and After: Rustic Outdoor Dining Set

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 13, 2012

created at: 09/07/2012

If you have ever come across an old table base, with no top, this before and after is one you'll want to bookmark for future reference.   Continue Reading

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Reader Re-Do: A Colorful Patio Furniture Makeover

By: Alicia Sep 11, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012Note: This project is a reader submission from Rick in St. Paul, MN. We loved his colorful wrought-iron patio furniture makeover, and wanted to share it with you. Have a project you'd like us to share? Send us an e-mail to tips@curbly.com.

“Would you like our old patio furniture?”

That's the question my uncle asked me earlier this summer. It was a bit of a loaded question, especially when he told me that he was going to throw it away if we didn't want it. Hmm... if he was tossing it, why would I want it?Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 5: The BIG Reveal (and Fashion Week)!

By: Capreek Sep 10, 2012

created at: 09/10/2012

Last week, I boarded an early morning flight and took off for a whirlwind trip to NYC for Fashion Week (OMG) and, most importantly, for the BIG REVEAL of all the HP Designer Matchup Challenge projects, including the Glo Planter by TUG Studio. It was a crazy adventure full of tiny food, incredible people, puppies, flair, and awesome design. Also? The Glo Planter -- IN REAL LIFE! Ready to see it for yourself? Read on!     Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Modern Painterly Vases

By: Capreek Sep 06, 2012

created at: 09/02/2012

This take on the ol' DIY painted vase is totally unique, not to mention a great way to enliven otherwise boring centerpieces!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Craftmel Sep 05, 2012

created at: 09/04/2012

It is time to spruce up the outdoors once again with some creative DIY lighting projects!  Here are 10 projects- with tutorials- to inspire your creativity!   Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 4: Glo Planter Sneak Peek!

By: Capreek Sep 03, 2012

created at: 09/03/2012

We're heading out to New York Fashion Week (tomorrow -- OMG!!!) to unveil the final HP Designer Matchup Challenge product that you helped create! Goil and Tom from Tug Studio have been hard at work building the Glo Planter, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek before the big reveal!    Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Kitchen Herb Box

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 31, 2012

created at: 08/23/2012

Make sure fresh herbs are always at your fingertips in the kitchen with a modern plant box DIY that will work for nearly any decor. Want to learn how to make your own? Here's how.   Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 3: Glo Planter Progress!

By: Capreek Aug 29, 2012

created at: 08/26/2012

Last week, you voted to determine what Goil and Tom from TUG Studio would make for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Well, HUZZAH! The results are in and the TUG Studio boys are hard at work sourcing materials and starting construction of... the Glo Planter!    Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Outdoor Dining Tables and Kitchen Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 27, 2012

created at: 08/25/2012

The weather is so nice this time of year. All I want to do is soak up the sunshine. Which means it is time for me, and you, to make use of the outdoors before the temperatures start to drop. Grab a few plates and fire up the grill, here are ten outdoor dining inspirations that will get even the homiest of homebodies off the couch and eating outside.   Continue Reading

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum roll...   Continue Reading

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