It's Finished! A Complete Tour of The Curbly House

By: Alicia Oct 02, 2014

This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!

Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're posting… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 90+ Recipes and Tips to Make the Perfect Breakfast in Bed

By: Diy maven May 09, 2014

Do you have a mom who has everything? Are you tight on cash for a Mother's Day present? Do you want to do something extra-special this Mother's Day for the special mom in your life? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, the perfect gift for your mom or momContinue Reading

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Vintage Suitcase Turned Campaign Desk and Crutches Turned Tripod Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2014

Scott Valentine is an up-cycling genius. He takes old trunks, suitcases and other vintage things and turns them into something new and amazing. Enter into evidence the old Seapack suitcase pictured above. It was made by Hartmann circa WWII. Scott decided to… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY Ideas for Photobooth Backdrops

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 21, 2014

Photobooth backdrops are quickly becoming the most important decor element for parties and events, thanks to clever DIYers, coming up with amazing backdrop ideas. They look great in photos but also oftentimes double as bold wall art after the event has come and gone. So, even if you're not planning to throw a party anytime soon, you can still tackle a few of these ideas in your home. Here are eleven  photobooth backdrops ideas that are sure to… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: A Very Valentine Kitchen

By: Diy maven Feb 14, 2014

I'm not talking about red, white, and pink kitchens here. I'm talking about all out Valentine's decorations in the kitchen. If you think that might be taking the holiday a bit too far, take a gander at Julie's love-infused kitchen. It just… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Our 10 Favorite Free Valentine's Day Printables

By: Matt allison Feb 05, 2014

FREE Valentine's Day PrintablesIn just over a week we'll be celebrating Valentine's Day...This year, we say ditch the generic chocolates and get your craft on using these free printables for making the day just a little more special.

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How To: Make DIY Valentine Arrows for the One You Love

By: Alicia Feb 04, 2014

DIY Arrows - Feature

I recently celebrated my sixth wedding anniversary with my guy (Bruno!) and I wanted to make him something meaningful. When I looked into the traditional and modern wedding anniversary gifts I learned that year six is marked by iron (traditional) and wood (modern). I decided to incorporate… Continue Reading

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10 DIY Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Guys and Gals

By: Brittni mehlhoff Feb 04, 2014

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away. So this seems like as good a time as any to get to work on some giftable V-Day DIYs. I've rounded up a handful of my favorites for guys and girls to get you… Continue Reading

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How To: Create a Perfect (Simple) Winter Date Night at Home

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jan 17, 2014

Valentines' Day will be here before you know it, but it's still pretty chilly outside so a date night at home might be the best, and warmest, solution. Don't you think? Regardless of whether it's February 14th or January 17th though, there are plenty of ways to keep date night special without ever leaving the house. So here are my suggestions for a perfectly simple winter date night at… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Decor Projects Using String and Rope

By: Faith-towers Oct 01, 2013

I don't know about you, but I have an awful lot of string and rope stuffed into the back of my craft closet. I use little bits here and there... but today I wanted to share some ideas in which they are the stars of the show. Turns out string and rope are pretty… Continue Reading

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How to: Easy Ideas To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa-Like Retreat

By: Faith-towers Sep 23, 2013

A trip to the spa is the ultimate way to de-stress, but we don't all have the time or money to head to the spa every month. So why not create your own calming sanctuary right at home that you can enjoy every single day? Here are a few simple tips for turning your bathroom into a relaxing spa-like… 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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20 Great DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 02, 2013

If you're struggling to figure out what to get Mom for Mother's Day this year, take a page from your childhood self and make something for her, with your own two hands. I'm not talking about macaroni art or a homemade card written in marker, here. These are adult gifts that she will actually use (and enjoy). Here are 20 DIY gift ideas for Mom this Mother's… Continue Reading

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The Curbly House: Ayla's Cozy Room Reveal

By: Alicia Feb 22, 2013

Ayla's bedroom reveal
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… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Red and Pink Kitchens

By: Diy maven Feb 15, 2013

created at: 02/14/2013Valentine's day has passed, but not for the cooks in these kitchens. Red, pink and white are the colors of choice for decor. 

Shaker cabinets in luscious… Continue Reading

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