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The Ultimate Christmas Music Guide: 36 Tunes to Carry You Through December

by Alicia Lacy

36 Christmas Songs to Take You Through December


Nothing ushers in the holidays like a healthy dose of Christmas music. We've created three playlists to carry you through the holiday season. We've got plenty of Bing Crosby and Brenda Lee, but we've got some new tunes we hope you'll love too. Think of this as a nostalgic throwback to the 90s. Each playlist is a mix tape from us to you!

Sit back with you glass of eggnog, wrap some presents, or get a fire going in the...

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This Simple DIY Advent Gift Calendar Is Perfect for Adults

by Alicia Lacy

Adult ADvent Calendar DIY project idea - materials

I'm going to use this platform to declare this: advent calendars are kinda the best. They capture all the excitement building in the hearts and minds of children and they temper it by delivering it in small doses the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Growing up, the method my parents employed was a drug store calendar filled with tiny poor-quality milk chocolates that my brother and I retrieved by poking our fingers through a small...

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Say Hello to the New (New) Curbly Studio

by Alicia Lacy

Not so long ago – 16 months to be exact – we revealed our old, new studio space. It was a beautiful, sun-filled room that offered us a space to be creative and a way to separate our work life from our home life. It was quiet and peaceful, blocks from our house, and a stone's throw from our children's schools. But when the building changed ownership and major renovations loomed, it was impossible for us to remain. That was more than a little...

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DIY Halloween Costume: Purple Rain

by Alicia Lacy

Prince Purple Rain Costume

It would be a shame to leave a Prince-themed costume out of our DIY costume repertoire this Halloween, for three compelling reasons:

 

1. Everyone admires Prince.

2. We live in Minneapolis, a city that holds Prince in its heart.

3. He epitomizes what it means to be an artist. He is a legend.  

 

So this Halloween, we're paying tribute to Prince with a Purple Rain...

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An Easy Couples Costume: Guns n' Roses Axl Rose + Slash

by Alicia Lacy

Slash and Axl Rose costume

We're heading to a Halloween costume party this weekend and we needed to pull a couples costume together at the last minute. We made a list of famous duos - Ricky & Lucy, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Peanut Butter & Jelly... but decided to go edgy and classic: Axl Rose + Slash.

Here's how we pulled our costume together using things we already had (blacks pants and flannels) and a few key pieces we ordered on Amazon Prime...

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DIY Mud Cloth No Carve Pumpkins

by Alicia Lacy

Mud cloth + Halloween are a winning combination! The traditional black and white African story cloths boast beautiful, bold prints that look amazing and modern on the organic shape of a pumpkin.

Mud cloth has a deep and rich history, and it happens to be having a moment today. We created a pair of printed pumpkins, inspired by the likes of Homey Oh My! and Chica and Jo. Our process was a little different, read on to hear all about what went down when we made these pretty pumpkins.

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