The 10 Coffee Tools I Rely On as a Former Barista
Including a ridiculously smart travel mug!
Dec 31, 2021
Before and After: This Family’s Townhouse Remodel Includes A Gorgeous, Affordable IKEA Hack
Name: Gianna Marzella-Vazquez, husband David, 5-year-told son Leo, and 2-year-old son Noah. Location: Beechhurst — Queens, NYCSize: 1800 square feetType of Home: TownhouseYears lived in: 5 years, owned This project is near and dear to my heart as it was my first home where I lived with my husband David and two young children, Leo and Noah. We took on a massive renovation while I was pregnant with Leo.
Dec 31, 2021
I Tried the Nana’s Devil’s Food Cake Reddit Is Obsessed With — and I Am Extremely Obsessed
It's moist, fluffy, and intensely chocolatey.
Dec 30, 2021
How to Store Your Artificial Christmas Tree
It's not in the box it came in.
Dec 30, 2021
Two Simple Rules to Solve Your Holiday Decor Decluttering Woes
Rather than waiting until it's time to put it all back and bemoaning the amount of stuff you have that, once again, you didn't use, go through it now.
Dec 30, 2021
Before and After: An IKEA Cabinet Gets a High-End DIY for Under $40
This IKEA classic shows its versatility once again with a gorgeous, expensive-looking transformation.
Dec 30, 2021
These Italian Almond Cookies Are the Perfect Post-Dinner Treat
They're chewy, rich, and packed with almond flavor.
Dec 29, 2021
3 Frozen Lasagnas That Are (Almost) Better Than Homemade
Including a pick for meat-lovers, gluten-free fans, and vegetarians.
Dec 29, 2021
9 Things to Purge from Your Kitchen Today, According to This Chef
Give your kitchen a much-needed clean-out.
Dec 29, 2021
These Crispy, Tender Chicken Strips Have a Secret Ingredient That Makes All the Difference
A classic example of when homemade is truly better.
Dec 28, 2021
I’m A Graduate Student and a Stay-at-Home Mom — I Spent $152 for 3 Weeks of Groceries
Here's everything I bought and what I made for one week.
Dec 28, 2021
I’m a Former Chef and a Mom of 2 — Here’s What I Got from Aldi to Feed My Family
I spent $80 and focused on fresh produce, along with easy protein options.
Dec 28, 2021
The Bedroom Paint Color Real Estate Experts Recommend
It doesn't fare as well in living rooms.
Dec 28, 2021
Before and After: How I Transformed a $26 Cubby Organizer into an Epic Dollhouse
This Palm Springs paradise was surprisingly easy (and affordable).
Dec 27, 2021
A Week of Easy Dinners from the Pantry
In an effort to curb my spending on food, I’m looking to my pantry for dinner inspiration this week. Cooking from the pantry is also a time-saver, because it means fewer shopping trips. I am a big believer in curating a well-stocked pantry and keeping long-lasting basics in the fridge and freezer, because I know that if I have beans, canned tomatoes, broth, rice, eggs, and cheese on hand I can make a week’s worth (or more!) of dinners without setting foot into the grocery store.
Dec 27, 2021
This New DIY Trend Gives Your Walls the Most Luxe Look Ever
And it can be done with scrap wood!
Dec 27, 2021
18 Affordable Costco Home Goods That Are Actually Great Quality
Beyond bulk food, this warehouse store offers deals for the kitchen and bedroom, too.
Dec 27, 2021
Ask Maxwell: The Very Best of 2021
Dear Cubby Fans (and those of you who like to trip down to the bottom of the email each week and read this column),It has been an amazing year of growth here at Cubby. While we’re technically a year and a half old at this point, time has gone quickly and it only feels like now, at these holidays, that I can look back and take stock of how much Cubby has grown.
Dec 27, 2021
This Viral TikTok Hack for Cleaning Burnt Cookware is Surprisingly Effective
The before-and-after shots are pretty impressive!
Dec 26, 2021
Make-Ahead Pizza Casserole Gives You That Gooey-Cheesy Flavor with Way Less Work
Pasta + cheese + pepperoni = you can't go wrong.
Dec 26, 2021
The 10 Most Important Things That You Need to Clean for the New Year
And some of these must-clean items are rather unexpected.
Dec 26, 2021
11 Cheerful Kid-Friendly Home Tours That Will Leave You Inspired for the New Year
Find inspiration for creative kids’ rooms, playrooms, and generally child-friendly living spaces. 
Dec 25, 2021
This Mother-Daughter Duo’s Rental Home is Full of Colorful, Cool Scandinavian Touches
Liz S. and her daughter Olivia share this Pittsburgh rental apartment that's filled with a beautiful yet budget mix of decor from thrift stores and Facebook Marketplace, along with a few splurges like Panton chairs.
Dec 25, 2021
Before and After: This Family’s Brooklyn Brownstone Got a Stunning Total Makeover — Fast
With plans for a larger gut reno in the future, Katrina and her family to still wanted to make their old, shabby home look good for them NOW. Using smaller, high-impact but low-budget ideas helped transform the space from blah to “I really want to hang out here."
Dec 24, 2021
This Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread Will Be Perfect for Christmas Breakfast
It's perfect with a mug of hot tea.
Dec 24, 2021
Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Bright Makeover with Peel-and-Stick Flooring
Another highlight: Countertops that look like marble, but cost way less.
Dec 23, 2021
6 Families Share Their Most Meaningful New Year’s Food Traditions
Birthday cake, sauerkraut, and so many more special traditions from families.
Dec 23, 2021
Here’s How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Fabric
The most important step starts with your utensil drawer.
Dec 22, 2021
We Tried 6 Methods for Baking Potatoes and the Winner is the Tastiest by Far
We compared the time, texture, and taste of each method.
Dec 22, 2021
21 Great Kids’ Shows Streaming Right Now
There's an engaging new show for every age. Queue 'em up!
Dec 21, 2021
This Quick Homemade Vanilla Syrup Will Save You Tons in Coffee Runs
For the best homemade coffee, you'll want to keep it in your fridge at all times.
Dec 21, 2021
Cheesy, Savory Stuffing Mac and Cheese is a 2-for-1 Thanksgiving Hit
Now, why didn't I think of that?
Dec 20, 2021
This 3-in-1 Sheet Pan Pie is Made for Indecisive Families
Sweet potato, pecan, and pumpkin pies — a bit for everyone's tastes!
Dec 20, 2021
This Kid-Approved Bean Soup is Also a Pantry-Clearing Staple
The best part: it teaches my sons an important lesson about food and community.
Dec 20, 2021
10 Adorable Night Lights for Your Little Ones
From a sweet little moon that goes along with their favorite bedtime story to a colorful snail that lives inside a solar-powered mason jar, these night lights promise a glow so nice that kids will actually want to go to bed.
Dec 19, 2021
This Mac and Cheese Has a Very Controversial Ingredient People Can’t Stop Talking About
We say: it's viral for a reason.
Dec 19, 2021
Before & After: A $5,000 Makeover Transforms This 9-Year-Old’s Room into a Serene Space
An aunt created a brand-new, totally cute and chic bedroom for her niece that can change as her style and interests change.
Dec 19, 2021
Steal These 8 Doable Tips From Real Family Rooms
These parents have thought of everything: vintage rugs, multi-tiered ottomans, and other tiny smart hacks to maximize family spaces.
Dec 18, 2021
My Family’s Beef Stroganoff with Dumplings Will Warm Your Winter Nights
The rich gravy clings to the tender dumplings, and it’s a big warm hug in the cooler months.
Dec 18, 2021
PB&J Pancakes Are Just as Tasty as They Sound
Familiar kid-friendly flavors, with a twist.
Dec 18, 2021
The Easiest (and Happiest) Christmas Morning Food Traditions, According to 11 Parents
Overnight stratas, french toast, and breakfast charcuterie boards — so many ideas for easy Christmas morning nourishment.
Dec 18, 2021
The $12 Amazon Find That Made a Huge Impact in This Nursery
This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids. Join us over on Instagram for more! When Rachel Thomas and her family moved into their new home, a ‘90s builder special in Pickering, Ontario, she knew exactly which room she wanted to work on first.
Dec 18, 2021
10 Brilliant Activity Rugs That Help Your Little Ones Learn and Play
Themed, reversible, and wipeable — these fun mats serve double duty as toys AND decor.
Dec 17, 2021
Before & After: This Seriously Scary Laundry Room Got a Sunny Reno We Can’t Stop Staring At
Some lemon wallpaper, room screens, and tons of house plants give this dank space some fresh life.
Dec 17, 2021
7 Very Tasty Microwaved Meals I Buy on Repeat
Including two types of ramen!
Dec 17, 2021
4 Totally Doable Tips for Tackling the Mountain of Laundry Quickly
Here are some tips to help you reclaim your couch for resting, not folding.
Dec 17, 2021