September 26, 2014

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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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Building Countertops for a Popup Camper

Project Popup Camper: Countertops Okay, I got some work done on Project Popup. For those of you who forget, go here. For those of you are mesmerized by our handsomeness and don’t want to leave this page, our picture will be there too. Seriously now. Project Popup is a 2000 Viking camper trailer. I bought … Continue Reading

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How to Shave Chest Hair

We review the Philips Norelco Bodygroom. I said it somewhere else here on dadand.com that my typical approach to grooming has been “minimalist…actually, borderline survivalist.” Well, I was talking about smells in that post but now I’m talkin’ hair. You know, as you get older…the stuff that keeps showing up in every place except for … Continue Reading

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Man-up Mondays by Dockers®

As purveyors of fine pants, and promoters of XY chromosomes everywhere, the peeps at Dockers® partnered with Dadand to “Wear the Pants.” Pete and Marty are gonna Wear the Pants, while you readers win some, or at least get a damn good deal on picking up a pair at dockers.com. So for the next three … Continue Reading

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Building Model Boats

I was fascinated with PT-109. The boat. The stories. Infamously chopped in half by a Japanese destroyer while on patrol in the Solomon Islands—and the crew rescued by John F. Kennedy. But mostly, I was mesmerized by the guns and torpedoes. I was seven or eight, and weirdly into war stuff. Maybe not so weird. … Continue Reading

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Cleaning Small Engine Carburetors

You’re a Man. Or a Woman. You like your tools motorized. Motorized with an engine—that you have to start with a pull cord. The kind that awesomely cut the crap out of your grass or hedges; that blow snow into your neighbors driveway; the kind that till the earth so you can plant the back … Continue Reading

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Build a DIY Cat Condo, Kitty Tower, Scratching Post, Cat Tree

If you just want some cat tree plans, download them. Otherwise begin to read. You’ll need to read anyway. A few months back, the family was in the pet store and we came upon those things. Things for cats to climb on, sleep, scratch…cough up hairballs. My Daughter: “Dad can we get one of these … Continue Reading

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