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Installing a Legrand Plugmold Tough Power Strip

Anyone out there who has a workshop knows that whenever you’re working on a project with more than a couple tools you’re going to run out of places to plug in faster than the Die Hard franchise ran out of plot lines. I run out of places to plug in tools all the time, and … Continue Reading

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Kitchen Update – Tongue and Groove Ceiling

About 15 years ago, I completely rebuilt my kitchen from floor to ceiling. Well, here I am again—the only difference is that I can’t do it all at once. Taking this one in stages, with a schedule mostly determined by how much padding my wallet has. And, I seem to be doing this all backwards. … Continue Reading

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(Last-Minute) Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014

All right ladies and kids, it’s time to cram. Father’s Day is looming and you’re running out of time. But he said, “Oh, honey you don’t have to get me anything,.” Ha, we all know that’s  a load of BS. What’s worse is the wide open “I’m sure I’ll like anything you get me” trap. … Continue Reading

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Outfitting the Patio with Lowe’s

Outdoor entertaining was an oversight when my home was built, and I guess it never occurred to anyone who lived here before me that no patio = no summer picnic. (Well, there’s a screened in cement slab porch/sunroom type of thing, but I consider a patio something that’s outside, in the open.) And since there’s … Continue Reading

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Father’s Day Giveaway – $2,000 Lowe’s Gift Card

You think we’re fooling around? We’re not. Enter below for your chance to win a $2,000.00 Gift Card to Lowe’s Home Improvement. Imagine the look on the cashier’s face when you go in for a beveled ballcock shank washer, total out at the register for like $2.15, and the cashier’s eyes bug out when they … Continue Reading

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Father’s Day with Lowe’s and Dadand

To our very special wives, and oddly, many others who are looking for the perfect Father’s Day inspiration, we’re here to present you with something we like to call “The Perfect Manly Day Family Day Father’s Day” (wow, that’s a bad name). Cue the music. You ask us a lot what we want for Father’s Day. … Continue Reading

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Create some Curb Appeal

#SpringisCalling It calls all right. It’s calling me out for the almost-criminal neglect of the front of our home during the winter. It’s not like Winter really prevented me from doing anything. But in Florida, I still have to mow the lawn in January. Water plants and pluck weeds, too. And I probably haven’t done … Continue Reading

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Photography: Crop Your Photos Like a Pro

Cropping a photo was one of the first things I learned how to do in my layout class in college. We did it by hand, with a ruler, grease pencil and your eyes all squinty-like to get an idea of how it’s gonna look when it comes back from the service bureau or printer. That … Continue Reading

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Kitchen Paint Refresh

Not everyone can change a dryer belt, build a cat condo or assemble your kid’s bike. But everyone can pretty much paint a room. You might not be a pro, but you have no problem picking up a brush or a roller (but never one of those paint pad things), opening up a gallon of … Continue Reading

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Photography: Content Aware Awareness

When I’m taking shots of the family, I’m trying to be aware of what’s going on in the subject…are they looking at the camera, smiling, tall in back/short in front? …and then I’m all adjusting the camera settings, fiddling with a lens…blah blah blah. There’s a lot of multi-tasking going on when you’re making memories. … Continue Reading

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