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Curbly Giveaway: 3 Cases of Fish Foam Window Cleaner ($50 Value)

By: Bruno Sep 12, 2011

created at: 07/11/2011

I hate to be the one to tell you, but it's September, and that means window-cleaning time. So, we're excited to collaborate with the folks at FishFoam, who offered to let us give away three cases of their premium foaming glass cleaner to three lucky Curbly readers. FishFoam is a professional-grade, ammonia-free cleaner that won't leave streaks or haze.

FishFoam premium foaming window cleaner

Each case retails for $42, and contains 12 19-oz. cans of cleaner, so you'll have plenty for all your windows, and maybe your neighbors', too. 

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My Pantry Recycling Center Makeover

By: Bruno Sep 01, 2011

Check out this project I just posted to our brother (sister?*) blog, ManMadeDIY: 

My recycling center project ... before

Corrugated plastic! Yay!

* That reminds me of something Ayla's been saying lately: "Daddy, I want brother who is a girl and her name is Olivia." Not sure exactly what to make of that.   Continue Reading

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Clipped: Kitchen Design Inspiration from Around the Web

By: Bruno Aug 18, 2011

If you like Pinterest (who doesn't? Here's a link to our profile), then you should try out Curbly's clippings feature. It's, um, exactly the same thing. Clippings let you save images from around the internet to your Curbly profile, where they're searchable and shareable and commentable. For example, here are all the clippings tagged 'kitchen'. Here are some clippings I've been diggin':

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part III: The Final Reveal

By: Bruno Aug 11, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

Our old kitchen

This week, I wrote about how our kitchen used to suck, and how we went through a tough DIY remodel to make it better. Today's the kitchen tour! So without further ado ... pretty pictures!Continue Reading

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part II

By: Bruno Aug 10, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

The never-ending kitchen remodel

After our daughter was born, we decided it was finally time to remodel our hideous kitchen. We planned to do most of it ourselves (well, "Alicia's brother's self", with some help from me). We planned on getting it doneContinue Reading

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part I

By: Bruno Aug 09, 2011

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

Our old kitchen

When we bought our house almost ten years ago, the kitchen was a Frankenstein monster. Every cabinet had been hand-crafted by the previous owner, god bless him and his malfunctioning measuring sticks. No two pieces of wood wereContinue Reading

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Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2011

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As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds   Continue Reading

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Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 21, 2011

Alternative uses for dryer sheets from Curbly.com

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative uses for Dryer Sheets

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From This to That: More Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Bruno Jul 20, 2011

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. Last week, I rounded up a bunch of cool repurposed projects, and this week, well, I'm doing it again (notice a trend?).

First up: DIY-Maven's craft room arty abacus uses spools of thread in a creative way:

Art abacus using spools of thread

Have a spare wine barrel lying around? How about turning it into a delicious-smelling coffee table (or, better yet, a wine table, if that weren't aContinue Reading

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Alternative Uses for Olive Oil: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 19, 2011

Alternative Uses for Olive Oil - Cheat Sheet

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative uses for Olive Oil

There are two ways to access today's download:

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