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The Architecture of Summit Avenue

A few weeks ago, MWT and I took a walking tour of one of our favorite streets in all of the Twin Cities (if not all the country): Summit Avenue. It is a street filled with history as well as the most stunning examples of residential architecture one can find in our part of the […]

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DIY Wedding Gift: A Gift Card Recipe Box

Our dearest friends got married last weekend, and we were tickled to pieces. We’ve known them for years and years and when they decided to take the leap, we replied, “Well it’s about time.” These two people belong together, and we wanted to commemorate the start of their journey as a wedded couple in a […]

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6 MORE Ways to Use Your Digital Camera for DIY

Last week I posted 6 ways to use your digital camera for DIY, however, if you include the GREAT TIPS in the comments section of the post, it was more like 12 ways. With such a wonderful response, I thought I’d add a few more ways I use my digi for DIY.  1. You can […]

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Make a Garden Trellis

Yesterday, in my review of the new Craftsman Nextec 12-volt right angle impact driver, I mentioned I used it to build a trellis and promised a how to. Here it is! Trellises can be one of the easiest structures you can make for your garden. With the right tools, you can whip one up in […]

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How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country’s biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to […]

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Curbly Video Podcast: Build Your Own Mid-Century Modern Birdhouse

Anyone interested in design and architecture can appreciate the brilliant combination of modern materials and contemporary lifestyle patterns inhabitated in the classic mid-century modern ranch home. But rare is the lucky individual that’ll every live in an Eichler or an iconic Case Study House. Heck, most of us will never even live in California. So […]

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Making Wall Art out of Styrofoam

Recently, I received a promotional package in the mail from Dow Chemical with all the supplies needed to make modular wall decor.   The box included:   four 12″ x 12″ x 15/16″ pieces of Styrofoam, four 12″ x 12″ sheets of black and white scrapbook paper, several yards of 7/8″ wide black grosgrain ribbon, […]

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