A Quick Curbly House Update: How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

By: Alicia Aug 02, 2013

Things have been cah-ray-zhee at the Curbly House these past several weeks. Sheetrock rocked us, taking a lot longer than expected due to a delivery truck that arrived to our house and then broke, twice ... delaying the start to this step by 5 days. After all was said and hung, our master mudder Marco had to spend additional time working with all the seams, delaying the process by another 5 days. But the results were stunning:

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Mixed Mushrooms and Mozzarella Pappardelle

By: Matt allison Aug 02, 2013

Mixed Mushrooms and Mozzarella Pappardelle

These 'meaty' mushrooms are loved by vegetarians and omnivores alike, providing a light, easy dish, perfect for summer dining, ready in under 15-minutes!

Ingredients
Serves: 4

  • 9 oz. dried or fresh pappardelle pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 9 oz. mixed mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 5 oz. ball of mozzarella (shredded)
  • 2 oz. of Parmesan (grated)
  • 1 lemon (zested)
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Shocking 80's Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2013

Sue and her husband saved for 9 years before they had enough money to drag their painfully 80's kitchen into the 21st century. They blew it out and turned it into cook's dream. I think it's a wowzer, and totally classic. But it does make me… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Extremely Easy IKEA Hacks

By: Faith-towers Aug 01, 2013

Sometimes it's nice to do an easy project. One of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas that doesn't take two weeks to finish. So today I wanted to share some simple IKEA hacks with you - everything from garden torches to kitty litter hideaways to pendant… Continue Reading

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How to Paint a Faux Concrete Wall that Looks like the Real Thing

By: Brittnimehlhoff Aug 01, 2013

My last apartment had a big concrete accent wall in the main living space and even though it may sound a little strange, I totally loved it. So, when I saw this how-to  for creating a faux concrete wall with paint, I bookmarked it immediately. It really does look like the real thing. Check it… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY State-Shaped Cork Memo Boards

By: Capreek Jul 31, 2013

Show off your hometown pride and stay organized with this fun memo board… Continue Reading

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Free Download: Colorful Printable Recipe Cards

By: Matt allison Jul 31, 2013

Free Printable Recipe Cards

In a world that moves at an unprecedented pace many of us are opting in for a return to the simple pleasures of life, putting down our phones and meeting our neighbors and friends face to face over a… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Floor Pillow Made from a Thrifted Blanket

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jul 30, 2013

Recycle an old blanket with tattered edges and a cool pattern into a comfy floor pillow, perfect for additional… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Hanging Bicycle Wheel Art

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2013

Last Friday, while walking into a local mall, I spotted these wonderful starbursts of fabric hanging in the windows of an upscale children's toy store. Intrigued, I went into the shop for a closer inspection. Much to my surprise, I discovered they were actually constructed using bicycle wheels. The fabric was woven in and out of the spokes. Some had exposed rims, like this one...Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Small Kitchen Gets a Storage-tastic Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2013

Four upper cabinets: that's all* the storage this small kitchen had when Molly from Almost Makes Perfect moved in. As she puts it, "I don't know who these people are that only need four cabinets, but I am not them people". See her DIY storage solution… Continue Reading

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Oh-So Ombre Chair Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2013

I swear I see a chair not unlike the one pictured above every other week sitting dejectedly at someone's curbside. Usually, there's a 'free' sign attached to the… Continue Reading

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Original Italian Carbonara

By: Matt allison Jul 26, 2013

Original Italian Carbonara

One of the joys of writing about food and preparing meals is that I get to meet great chefs and producers.

As I've shared in the past, we eat very little meat these days, but when we do it's choice grade and pasture reared. My friend Richard Bosman produces amazing charcuterie, one of which is guanciale, made from pigs cheek, incredible fatty, but when cooked into crunchy bite sized treats, is one of the key ingredients in preparing a proper… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Tuna Can Craft Projects

By: Diy maven Jul 26, 2013

Tuna/cat food can crafts might not be as popular as Mason jar crafts these days, but with inspiration and how-to's like these, it might just be a matter of time before they eclipse the latter. 

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How To: Make a Mid-Century Modern Inspired DIY Coffee Table

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2013

Whether you're looking for a temporary coffee table or just an affordable DIY option, you'll want to give this Mid-Century Modern inspired version a… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Simple Wall Becomes An Inspiring Home Office

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 25, 2013

Not every home comes with a room meant to be an office. Such was the case with this sweet makeover. By gutting the decor and starting fresh with a beautifully-curated gallery wall, this space became a beautiful home office that I would love to work at!  … Continue Reading

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