February 17, 2016

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Guiding principles for restoring a popup camper—or any project.

In 2011, I bought a popup camper that needed some work. Well, let me start over. More than a few years ago, I thought it would be a good idea to make some memories for my kids by taking them camping. We did the tent camping thing. It was fun for them. They loved it. … Continue Reading

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Holiday Dad Gift Guide for 2015

Uh huh. It’s that time for the Dadand Gift Guide. Gifts for dad. Let’s go. Happy Holidays. “Small” Dad Gifts Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Car Charger Most dads my age wanted to be Marty McFly at some point. Listen, he played guitar, got the girl and had that awesome black Toyota truck with … Continue Reading

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Painting Furniture: Makeover a Child’s Chair with A Dr. Who Theme

“EXTERMINATE…EXTERMINATE!” Ugh. I shudder. The shrill, modulated cheap voice effect screams from my television. “EXTERMINATE.” For those of you who don’t know Who, then the Who I refer to, is the Doctor. Dr. Who. I don’t mind it, but there are these robot things that yell “exterminate” all the time—those I can’t take. My kids … Continue Reading

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Mancave Makeover

What’s a mancave? I first think of some air-conditioned space full of leather recliners, with at least one each of the following: Beer dispenser or beer storage en masse Some kind of frat boy, high-fivin’ game Lighted neon sign(s) Flat-screen tv(s) Sports memorabilia or theme Every other sentence in the room starts or ends with … Continue Reading

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2015

We’re dads, mostly handsome and we like gifts. So here’s some stuff we actually use, like, and for the most part, guarantee that your dad will think is awesome—handsome or not. MightyMug Is Dad’s coffee so strong that his wussy little travel mug is having a hard time containing it? Put that old mug out … 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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Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 – Giveaway

Adobe thinks you’re awesome. And so do we. So awesome in fact, that one of you deserves a brand-spankin’ new box (ahem, perhaps…download) full of Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 greatness. Yup. Be almost the first person on the block to apply over 50 new effects, create a slideshow with music or get all matchy-matchy with … Continue Reading

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I Re-tiled My Kitchen

It was 1999. We were looking for a home and knew exactly what we wanted. A mid-century, concrete block, terrazzo floor-laden home. Our realtor found one. It had the flat sweeping roof line and terrazzo made of black, gray and pink stone—it was perfect. But perfectly creepy. Like someone-just-died-in-the-home-and-they’re-still-there creepy. So overwhelmingly creepy that we … Continue Reading

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Holiday Dad Gift Guide – Tool Edition

This is my favorite time of year. For two reasons only. I get to spend even more time with my family. My holiday wish list is dominated by tools I couldn’t justify to purchase during the year. The stuff listed here is in use, everyday, in the Dadand Garage compound. We buy and use this … Continue Reading

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How to Change Your Oil

We use to say “Oil” like “Earl.” As in… “There’s earl in them thar hills.” Black gold. Texas Tea. And then the Clampetts pull into my driveway in their ’23 oldsmobile truck and help me change the oil. These are the things that run through my head every time I change my oil. And yes, … Continue Reading

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