Play 'Guess the Gadgets'

by DIY Maven

Play 'Guess the Gadgets'

I've noticed that there are two reasons why some kitchen gadgets need explanation. One reason is that they are use-specific for things I don't do or find unnecessary; the second reason is that their designs are so fresh it's hard to see through to their utilitarian nature at first glance. Here are ten such gadgets. Utilitarian yet unique, can you guess what they are? And, yes, some you might find

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Curbly Roundup: Totally Awesome Mother's Day Cards for Cool Moms

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Roundup: Totally Awesome Mother's Day Cards for Cool Moms

Head's up, friends. Easter is over, spring has sprung, and we're moving on to a whole new season. First up: Mother's Day, which occurs on May 8th this year. To help you celebrate in style, we've asked our friend Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon, to share some unique, independently designed and printed cards to share with your cool Mom. Embossed bouquets? No sir.  

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Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

by DIY Maven

Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

So a few months ago I spotted these DARLING felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, "Dude, you can totally make that." My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan.

First, the supplies:

  • one 8" x 11" piece of heavy felt from the craft store, NOT the flimsy kind
  • a scissors
  • craft knife and cutting mat, optional but helpful
  • doo-dads to...

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Elegant, Budget-Friendly Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

by DIY Maven

These recipes from our friends at SureFit put the Mmmm in Mmmmother's Day. 

The "Momelet"

Elegant, Budget-Friendly Mother's Day Brunch Recipes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup thawed frozen chopped spinach (with all the water firmly squeezed out)
  • 6 quartered grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Beat eggs in a bowl, then pour into pan and cook for 1 minute. Move the eggs around so...

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21 Ways to Make Your Mom The Happiest Mom on Earth

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Make Your Mom the Happiest Mom on the Planet

Don't fret for a moment about what to get your mom for Mother's Day. The best thing you can do is to spend time with her (no irritation or annoyance allowed), or have a nice, relaxed conversation with her.  No store bought card or pot of flowers will touch her heart as much as your efforts to express your sincere appreciation for her, past and present. To help you get started, here are 21 mostly free ideas to choose from that are guaranteed to make your mom happy. 

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DIY Chocolate Roses

by DIY Maven

HERSHEY'S KISSES KISS-Me Caramel Roses

Hershey, the king of chocolate, tells us how to make chocolate rose buds with Kisses. Perfect for Valentine's Day, of course, but also great for Mother's Day and favors for upcoming showers and weddings too. Here's what well need

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