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My name is Matt Allison, husband, father, urban farmer, eco advocate, closet designer, photographer, thrifter, thing maker, mid-century modern lover, designated household cook and blogger.

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Make It: DIY Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

By: Matt allison Oct 01, 2014

Make It:  Diy Ikea Hacked Plant Stand

I love this Ikea hack! This delightful little house plant stand was put together using a bookshelf and the legs of an inexpensive Ikea Frösta stool. While the author sprayed it with a ombre finish I think it would look equally nice left raw or sprayed white. Detailed instructions on how to make your own are… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Favorite Soups to Get Ready for Fall

By: Matt allison Sep 24, 2014

Roundup: 10 Favorite Soups to Get Ready for Fall

As I look back on my tenure here at Curbly as a staff writer and foodie I thought it might be an idea to look back into the archives and fish out some of my favourite soup recipes that I've shared over the years that are perfect for Fall weather. So herewith my top 10 recipes for you to sink your teeth (and spoons)… Continue Reading

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Love your blog.  Love your ideas.   Thanks for sharing.

It's very common among Portuguese families to use olive oil instead of vegetable or chicken broth in caldo verde.

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