How to Create a Grocery List for One

by Kibwedaisy

How to Create a Grocery List for One

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Thanks Curbly for this wonderful opportunity to share some insights and inspiration.  For my last post this week...I thought I would share some info for Foodie Friday on how I am solving my issues with grocery shopping.  I find that I was spending too much on food that isn't very healthy and lasting long enough.  I know all of the basics of grocery shopping:
- Create a firm budget
- Create a grocery list
- Stick to...

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The Top 100 Craft Tutorials of 2009.

by Chris Gardner

One last visit to the successes of the final year of the last decade...

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The Long Thread has assembled 100 great tutorials published in 2009."It was a good year in the online crafting world. Here’s a list of 100 craft and sewing tutorials of 2009, not ranked in a particular order. I made a similar list last year that continues to be popular. This year I decided to include my own tutorials! Feel free to comment and link to your favorites, as I’m sure that I’ve left many off the list. It’s amazing how much creativity is out there. So go make something in 2010. Happy New Year! Those marked with an asterisk are pictured above."

See them all here.

 

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Ten Unusual Uses for a Colander.

by Chris Gardner

The colander. It drains liquid away from solid stuff you don't want soggy, and, well, not much else.

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Except, apparently, it does! DIYLife has assembled ten clever uses for this seemingly at-first-glance multi-tasker.

1. Grease splatter reducer.
2. Warm a serving bowl.
3. Berry storage.
4. Bathtub toy scoop.
5. Play accessory.
6. Craft template.
7. Bug tent.
8. Wind chime.
9. Lamp shade.
10. Holiday display.

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30 Modern Valentine's Gifts for Under $50.

by Chris Gardner

Creede from Grassroots Modern has outdone himself. He's gathered 30 mod and pop Valentine's Day gifts that anyone with fine taste would be happy to give OR recieve. Check 'em out here! Lovely.

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Top Row, left to right: Josh Jakus Wine Pocket, Fauna Pico Pillow, 2d:3d Letter Holder, Hybrid-Home Print, Heath Ceramics Bud Vase
Bottom Row, left to right: Giclee Print by Jenn Ski, Cupcake Canisters, Clocky, QUEUE 2-tone Stick Lighter, Hug Salt +...

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80 How-To Sites Worth Bookmarking.

by Chris Gardner

80 How-To Sites Worth Bookmarking.

The internet has been so integral to the DIY and handmade revolution, its no surprise to find an enourmous collection of how-to websites from around the world. Lifehack.org has assembled a solid eighty, in areas like home decor, crafts, dining, business, and personal finance. Though, there's no Curbly. Write in and make it eighty-one!!!!

Also, check out this collection of fifteen from DumbLittleMan.

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25 Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home.

by Chris Gardner

Green decor is everywhere, but this list of twenty five provides actual inspiration for using your recyclables in your decor. Interesting...

25 Eco-Chic Ideas for Your Home.

Ideas include:

  • Mixed Glass Centerpiece: Take old glass bottles and jars, fill with leaves and flowers and group the glassware together to make a centerpiece display
  • Sweater Seats: Reupholster chairs with old sweaters
  • Rustic Candles: Melt down the bits of old burned down candles and pour the wax...

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