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How to Become a Morning Person (Tips From a Reformed Night Owl)

by M.E. Russell

How to be a morning person - from one night owl to another

When I was a college student in my early twenties, I detested mornings. Not only did I hate them, but they literally made me sick. If I had an opening shift at work or an 8 A.M. class to make it to, there was always a battle between me, the morning air, and waves of pure nausea. I learned real quick that if I wanted to actually graduate, all my classes needed to be no earlier than 9:30 A.M. Nowadays, I enjoy mornings. Like, really, really enjoy then. I love waking up nice and early, even on the weekends. I even feel bummed when I oversleep. The miraculous transition from Night Owl to Early Bird did not happen overnight. It was a process that took months, maybe even a year. But it did happen. I'm here to share with you how to be a morning person, or at least how the magic happened for me.      

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Editorial Calendar Planning Is Hard - Here's How We Do It

by Bruno Bornsztein

Editorial Calendar Planning Is Hard - Here's How We Do It

Coordinating all the content on a blog like Curbly is no small feat. We have four full-time employees, plus a cast of incredible freelance contributors from all over the country (and the world!). We want our content to be relevant, focused, and thoughtful - so how do we do it? Today I want to share all the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens here at Curbly, every month, in order to get more than 30 blog posts pitched, written, edited, and published. Read on for the grisly details!

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The Curbly House: A New Kitchen and Master Bedroom in Progress

by Alicia Lacy

The Curbly House: A New Kitchen and Master Bedroom in Progress

Our last Curbly House update was a while ago, so I wanted to check in and let you know how it's all going. If there were one sentence to summarize phase two of our home renovation, it would be: Damn you, winter.

Weather has not been on our side this time around. In fact, weather has been our nemesis. We had (too optimistically?) hoped to dig the foundation for our addition in January. But it was freezing, so we thought February would be the...

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10 Most Common Mistakes of DIY'ers.

by Chris Gardner

Trying something the first time is gonna lead to a few fluff ups. Here's a well assembled list of ten to keep in mind as you embrace a new project.

10 Most Common Mistakes of DIY'ers.

1. Failing to make a budget. 2. Overestimating their abilities.

 

3. Not having the right tools. 4. Failing to take proper safety precautions.

 

5. Failing to recognize the scope of a project. 6. Not having enough help. 7. Failing to read directions...

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FREE On-Line Garden Planner

by DIY Maven

Editor's Note: We just published an updated round-up and review of all the best online garden planners out there. Check it out here!

We found the best free online garden planner.

 

First there was the free on-line room planner, and now, just in time for planting season, we have the free on-line garden planner. You draw your dream garden and then pave it, plant it, and populate it with such things as trees, flowers, ponds, fountains and even garden gnomes. The website should come...

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