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Lowe’s and Habitat For Humanity (and the Kobalt 400)

Lowe’s has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade to build homes and revitalize communities around the country. To experience this partnership firsthand, we were invited to the build during the 2015 Kobalt 400 Nascar race on the weekend of 3/7 and 3/8. It was amazing. Each year, Lowe’s teams with Habitat to … Continue Reading

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Make Your Own Valentine’s Day (or any holiday) Gifts

I know, I know. With a title like this you might be thinking that I’m that unprepared husband that is combing the convenience store on Valentine’s Day morning looking for gift cards and overpriced crappy candy. And they’re out of everything except for microwave burritos and king size payday bars. You know your wife won’t … Continue Reading

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DIY 2×4 Shelving for Garage or Basement

I’m in a never-ending battle with basement and garage storage. I hate clutter and stuff lying around on the floor. You know the drill, a place for everything and everything in its place? Yeah, that’s me. But it’s been so hard to get that going in my basement… UNTIL NOW! We moved into this house … Continue Reading

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DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

Step up your decorating game with these holiday decor ideas. We put together a few of our favorite holiday decorating ideas from Lowe’s. “Curated” I think is the fancy term that bloggers are supposed to use. Some of the decorations are straight up available for purchase, some of them are DIY ideas, all of them are good. … Continue Reading

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Lowe’s Headquarters

Lowe’s was brave gracious enough to invite the Lowe’s Creative Ideas crew down to NC to visit the HQ, get some sneak peeks at some of the new Spring 2015 trends, and see some top secret stuff. It was awesome. We wanted to write a recap of the trip but aren’t really at liberty to … Continue Reading

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How to Install Simple DIY Shelving

Practically everyone has a weird closet that’s just wasted space. There’s mine. It’s in the kitchen, around a corner. It has a 24-inch deep shelf up near the top that you can’t reach the rear of. It has a bar for hanging something… apparently a bag full of other bags. And we keep an extension … Continue Reading

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Custom Facebook Cover Photos

Every once in a while someone invents something that truly changes the world. The wheel. Printing press. Sliced bread. The flux-capacitor: Well the last one wasn’t real. But here’s a shiny new object: custom facebook cover photos with just a few clicks. I mentioned this in my last post—where we gave away a copy of … Continue Reading

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How to Build an allen+roth Outdoor Fire Pit Kit

A cool evening, some wine, your best girl or guy by your side, and a crackling fire to warm your tootsies. Romance, that’s the one thing I think of when I think of a fire pit. Oh, and burning stuff. Romance and burning stuff, the two things I think of when I think of fire pits. Like most things in … Continue Reading

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How to Refinish/Waterproof your Deck

Come on, today’s the day. Get your sorry butt outside and waterproof that deck. Refinishing a deck is one of the most gratifying ways to spend a Saturday. Using the right cleaners and waterproofers you can take that deck from Sahara to Sa-weet in a single day. This is what I’m dealing with. It’s been a year or two since my deck … Continue Reading

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Outdoor Furniture Upkeep

As cheapskates, er, I mean, frugal people, we’re all about normal maintenance and upkeep on anything you can maintain. Lawnmowers, cars, HVAC, and… FURNITURE? That’s right, furniture. More specifically, outdoor furniture. Of course the reason we love maintaining outdoor furniture is BECAUSE we’re “frugal” and all you really ever SHOULD do with most wooden outdoor … Continue Reading

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