It’s not an easy task to organize pots and pans in the kitchen… the varied shapes and sizes of the different pieces often end up occupying more space than they should. And let’s not even get into trying to close a drawer full of utensils in disarray! But don’t give up – there are plenty of ways to tame the mess. Here are twenty-two clever ideas and do-it-yourself projects to get everything under control once and for all. Continue Reading
In this post, you'll learn how to make dog treats that are healthy and all-natural.
I'm known around these parts as “the crazy Schnauzer lady”, but in truth, I'm crazy about ALL dogs… and think they deserve some tasty, homemade treats every now and then! This simple, two-ingredient recipe can be customized like nobody's business, so get creative and have a little fun (while pampering your pooch) with this easy dog treat recipe!
I originally made these treats for Wrigley's first birthday (yes, I celebrated it. Continue Reading
When you're hosting an impromptu gathering or last minute holiday party, store bought appetizers and pre-made frozen party snacks can be a life saver. Here's a list of some of our favorites:
Appetizers are BIG in Sweetie-pie's family. Christmas eve is oftentimes a collection of cheeses, rollups, tiny meatballs, chicken wings and other delectables that you can eat with your fingers or toothpicks. Which is why I LOVE finding and making interesting recipes for appetizers. (BONUS list of party snacks to buy at the bottom of this post!)
However, if you aren't as enthused about apps as I am, or if time is tight, check out these 15 frozen, affordable, store bought appetizers:
15 Frozen Store Bought Appetizers
- Trader Joe's Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions
- The Fillo Factory Brie and Raspberry Fillo Rolls
- SeaPack Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
- Whole Foods Tandoori Chicken Samosas
- Allen Brothers Buffalo Chicken Wings
- Archer Farms Lobster and Cheese Bites
- Trader Joe's Parmesan Pastry Pups
- Crazy Cuizine Mandarin Orange Chicken
- Archer Farms Spanakopita
- SeaPak Shrimp Spring Rolls
- Tyson Any'tizers Bonless Chicken Wyngz
- Whole Foods Pork and Vegetable Potstickers
- Archer Farms Crab Rangoon
- Golden Spinach and Broccoli Blintzes
- Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites
Whenever the weekend rolls around, I start planning my meals for the next few days. And when I say “meals”, I really mean “dessert”. This chai spice seems like the ultimate autumn dessert and I aim to make one this weekend!
Doesn’t that look like a yummy treat?! Check out the recipe over on Dirty Whisk!
Kristi admits that this particular makeover isn’t the thriftiest, but compared to the $1,300 West Elm Inspiration pictured above, it is. To get the look, Kristi started with an IKEA Stockholm walnut veneer sideboard like this one:
Then she added to some brass strips and swapped out the chunky legs with those of the hairpin variety. This is what the Stockholm sideboard looks like now:
How do you think her version compares to the original? Continue Reading
We’ve seen filing cabinets, and dressers turned into kitchen islands, but this is the first time I’ve seen a console table turned into one. And the outcome?? Gorgeous! And PERFECT for small spaces. The idea comes from HGTV and the details of its transformation are pretty much what you see. New top, paint, hardware, and casters.
According to the accompanying notes, the makeover cost $265. I don’t know about you, but that seem crazy expensive to me. Continue Reading
When a larger unit became available in their condo complex, Lindsay and Taylor couldn’t pass it up. But there was only one problem: The kitchen in the new space looked very much like the kitchen in their old space. Now, many people might find the “before” in this makeover perfectly acceptable, but the couple wanted to start afresh. Plus, they were very familiar with the shortcomings of this particular kitchen design, namely small cabinets that were dwarfed by lofty ceilings, weighty black countertops and an enormous kitchen island that “was far too large for its own good.” Since moving in mid-April, the kitchen has gone under a considerable transformation. Continue Reading
Faux wood laminate countertops, dark cabinets with raised panel “cathedral” doors, boring beige flooring and that peculiar 1990’s green that was ever so popular at the time made this kitchen dark, dated and in dire need of a makeover. The homeowner chose to go the pro route and employed DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Ann Arbor, MI.
With a fresh white and warm gray color palette, new cabinetry, granite countertop and red oak flooring, the old look is a distant memory. Continue Reading
Usually around the Curbly neighborhood, we talk about renters who are itching to make improvements to their space. Well, in this case, we’re talking about a landlord who was itching to make improvements to her rental property. Katie, the property’s owner, was faced with a–let’s face it–disaster in the kitchen when her most recent tenants moved out. (Evidence pictured above.) A shame, really, considering what the kitchen looked like originally when Katie did her first quick kitchen re-do three years ago when she bought the property. Continue Reading
For the final installment of “unauthorized succulent week” here on Curbly, I give you Cactus Cupcakes. Yes, that’s a lot of fondant and frosting, but come on, how cute are they??? Alana, their maker, definitely has some serious cake decorating skills, but with the help of her delightful tutorial, I think we can easily replicate them. You can check it out over on Alana’s website, Alana Jones-Mann.
To view other projects included in “unauthorized succulent week” here at Curbly check out these posts:
- Monday: Cactus Watercolor
- Tuesday: Gumball Machine Turned Succulent Planter
- Wednesday: A Cactus Pincushion in its own DIY Geometric Planter
- Thursday: Paint by Numbers Cactus Pillow
DIY House Plant Cupcakes [Alana Jones-Mann]