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Living the DIY Life: February 2-8, 2008

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DIY Life Weekly Best logoOh, sure, we've had a bewildering array of amazingly helpful home improvement articles here on DIY Life recently, particularly in the last few days. But whose head can be turned by sheet rock and plumbing when so much love is in the air?

That's right: Valentine's Day is coming up, so this past week, we spent a lot of time thinking about handmade gifts for all of our sweethearts -- and yours. If you're looking for ideas, you will enjoy the following posts:

More ways to express your love this week (or any other time) await you after the break, along with several other recommendations which have absolutely nothing to do with either hearts or flowers. We'll also reveal this week's top three posts.

A few more Valentine posts:

You'll find older ideas by searching with the term "valentine" in our toolbar at the top right, or clicking on tags like "valentines-day" at the bottom of some of the posts I just mentioned. "Holidash" will take you to almost all of our posts related to any holiday.

Sometimes single people aren't full of love for Valentine's Day. That's OK... our other featured posts from last week might entertain you whether or not you're feeling lovey-dovey:

  • Billy Robb built a Sod roof playhouse for his kids, and is well aware that its mood is somewhere between enchanted cottage and Hobbit hole.
  • Ian Lesnet taught us how to bring a retro look to our cutting-edge technology by Showing PC stats on analog gauges, proving that shiny spinny gizmos make everything look cooler. (Steampunk fans, take note! A slight visual tweak to the gauges involved will make this project perfect for you.)
  • I obsessed about LOST at length, with lots of party and project ideas, including how to make DHARMA Initiative ration labels. This was a two-part article: Let's get LOST and Let's get LOST again.

As usual, we posted as much relevant recall and safety information as we could get our hands on: see Anna Sattler's helpful posts about bursting car-charging units and igniting air compressors.

Our three most popular posts last week were... well, they were proof of how much you guys think Ian Lesnet rocks. And we agree. (Anna's not too shabby, either.)

  1. Show PC stats on analog gauges by Ian Lesnet
  2. Make a USB color-changing light by Ian Lesnet
  3. Homemade Valentine's Day gifts from A-Z by Anna Sattler

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