Christmas Card Trees

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These free-standing paper Christmas trees add colorful, country charm to your Christmas decor. Cut various size circles out of Christmas cards, scalloping the edges of some. From the center of each circle cut out a 3/16-inch pie-shaped wedge. Curl the circle into a cone shape (pattern side up), overlap the ends, and tape the back. … Read more…

Women and Friendly Fire

I was watching a US TV show, Bones. The episode was about war heros, men in the war and the afterwards, the after care and how they are not understood or respected for what they went through. My mind went to women who have been through an attack or stalking and other violence and victimization. … Read more…

Tea Chest for Zack

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The linen tea chest gift comes filled with our choice of 8 flavors of the wrapped sachets, 4 sachets each. Curated from Harney.com One of the things my nephew, Zack, has especially liked was a tea chest. I forget who gave it to him now. It ended up being something his family used and I … Read more…

Upcycle Jewels into Fridge Magnets

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It’s a simple project and only involves a couple of steps: pop off the backs of your jeweled earrings/broaches with wire cutters, then attach a magnet with super glue.  Presto!  You’ve got yourself a blinged out fridge magnet.  Mega impact for the absolute minimum amount of effort.  Or, in other words, my kind of DIY … Read more…

Kitchen in a Cupboard

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This is perfect. You can cook stove top, it has two “induction hobs”, I looked it up, and its a type of stove top, uses less energy, and the heat goes to the pot, not the surface.  To me that sounds great. And you can replace the microwave with a combo microwave/convection oven.  And toaster … Read more…

DIY Cake Stand

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Yes, I know, #diy cake/cupcake stands aren’t exactly new to the blogosphere, but I thought it was high time we had a round up of the best on The Curb. Some are ingenious in the materials used, some are simply pretty. All of them, however, prove that you can use just about ANYTHING to make … Read more…