'Tis the season to be gardening. And with it, 'tis the season to be ridding your garden of nasty pests that munch on your prized plants.
I love creating my own DIY deterrents to rid the garden of those pesky pests, without harming my plants, myself, or the environment. These non-toxic recipes are very inexpensive and simple to make at home. Continue Reading
Organization is not my strong suit. Of course, I enjoy being organized, but somehow I never quite get there. So, I thought a new calendar might help to keep my schedule in order. I wanted to make one that I could reuse each month to keep track of my projects and appointments, so I decided to make a perpetual chalkboard version. And then? I stumbled upon the miracle of clear chalkboard paint... and the rest is, well, my own DIYContinue Reading
Thank goodness Kristi from I should be mopping the floor is a Downton Abbey fan, for she has the talent and techie ability to create and offer three absolutely delightful Abbey-inspired, hi-res 8" x 10" printables of her favorite Dowager quotes. Although there Continue Reading
A series of free, downloadable geometric templates that can be used as forms and molds for everything from candles to concrete planters?? Yes, please!
Spring cleaning is all about airing scrubbing away the sediment of the winter, airing out your home, and getting things all nice and tidy for a whole spring and summer's worth of welcoming guests and entertaining, staying efficient, and just enjoying a wonderful, clean home.
I know it doesn't feel like spring yet (at least not here in Minnesota), but it's coming soon (really, I promise!). So to get your spring cleaning projects kick started, we're offering a free, downloadable cheat sheet to help you clean as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. Read on to find out to get the free PDF!
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Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's go!Continue Reading
I'm constantly in awe of the quality of creative printables that amazing people choose to giveaway, FREE!
Here's my round up of a few of my favorite Valentine's Day themed items, from tongue and cheek whoopee cushions through to adorable geometric heart sharped boxes, there is something for everyone!
Last week I went to my first Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. For those of you who've never heard of it, it's basically a 3-day love-fest for bloggers. It's a conference where on-line personalities from all walks of creativity - interior designers, food lovers, photographers, writers, and fashionistas - gather to chat and play. It's like living three days in an on-line world; in a really good way. In addition to spending some quality time with some fellow Curbliers, I met some amazing people. Below is a roundup of sorts of some of the people whose creativity and advice blew me away. (Oh, and there was even a movie star involved!). Read on for all the details...
I'm ALWAYS forgetting dates, meetings and to do's! I NEED to write them down and while it's easy enough to jot them down in iCal, there is something special and tactile about having a physical calendar adore your wall or desk.
Last week, I wrote about some of our inspiration and preparation for our daughter's Rapunzel-themed birthday party. To recap, we wanted to give our four-year-old the party of her dreams without purchasing everything from a princess party pack. So, we enlisted the help of Pinterest and our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and made it magical. Read on to see what we did.Continue Reading
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay room.Continue Reading
Christmas may have come and gone, but the holidays aren't over yet. There is still one more day to celebrate before 2013 - December 31st. Are you ready for it? If you're planning a party at home for New Year's Eve, you'll definitely want to check out these DIY ideas for festive ways to celebrate. Continue Reading