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Make a DIY Citronella Candle

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 4:57 PM

There's no argument that mosquitoes are a major buzz kill of summertime fun, but covering yourself from head to toe in sticky bug spray can be almost as vexing. So what can you do? Ditch the DEET next time you're entertaining outdoors by making a DIY citronella candle -- you'll...

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Fast Father's Day Gift: A Printable Dad-Lib

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Father's Day is right around the corner! If you haven't gotten Pops or Hubs a gift yet, or are just looking for a little "something extra," this printable is sure to put a smile on his face.

If you have kids at home, print this out and help them fill...

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Turn Unused Dinnerware Into a Unique Jewelry Tray

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 2:38 PM

Want to turn a few unused items into an elegant, masterfully designed DIY project? All you need are a few pieces of dinnerware and a pair of candlesticks! While you could use this creation for a mini cupcake tray or serving platter, we think it's perfect as a...

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Spray Paint Your Table Fan

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 3:50 PM

You probably don't think of your table fan as a goldmine of design pizzazz, but that doesn't mean there isn't potential for greatness! In just a few minutes, you can unlock the fashionable side of this functional item. Take your fan to the next level with this easy DIY project!

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Make a Lamp Using Old Toys

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 10:27 AM

If your kid tends to get attached to his or her toys, there's probably a box full of old action figures or plastic dolls lying around the house somewhere.

Taking these over-the-hill heroes to the trash or Goodwill can be a recipe for tears, but a playroom that's overflowing...

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7 Savvy Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 3:37 PM

If your kitchen's design makes you feel like you should be grooving to the Village People, it's probably time for an upgrade.

But don't rush to thousand-dollar remodel conclusions! There are plenty of ways to make your kitchen stylish again without calling a contractor and dipping into...

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5 Cheap Alternatives to a Custom Frame

(3) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 10:40 PM

Whether it's a giant print of van Gogh's "Starry Night" or a limited-edition map of Manhattan circa 1802, some of your most treasured wall decorations may not fit into a standard frame. Custom framing can get pricey ($100-$500 is normal), so you may have a few oddly shaped pieces of...

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6 Clever Household Uses for Flour

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 10:32 AM

Cupcakes. Chicken pot pie. Pancakes. What do these delectable dishes have in common? Flour! Even if baking isn't your cup of tea, chances are there's a sack of flour sitting in your kitchen cabinet. Did you know that this baking staple can also shine stainless steel and loosen...

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6 Cleaning Home Remedies That Actually Work

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 8:07 PM

Modern advances in home technology are great (who doesn't love their dishwasher?), but when it comes to cleaning, good old-fashioned home remedies still get the job done! In fact, you can get a ton of household tasks accomplished with common items like baking soda and lemons.


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Keep the Romance Alive: Upcycle Your Flowers!

(6) Comments | Posted February 16, 2013 | 10:06 AM

Valentine's Day has come and gone, and we're guessing you have some flowers and a few steamy memories to prove it. While the memories may last forever, that bouquet of roses you have in a vase, sadly, will not.

Once those petals begin to wilt, it's time to ditch the...

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