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! Meet my DIY 2×4 shelving. We … Continue Reading

DIY Couch Cup Holder and Remote Caddy

Ahhh… the big game is coming soon. Who’s it gonna be? The Tigers vs. the Sabres? I don’t care. Those aren’t even football teams. I just watch the commercials. But I do like the surrounding hoopla. I grill out, drink a few beverages and wonder if the CPI for $4M 30-second spot is worth it. … Continue Reading

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

The DIY Cat Tower If you just want some DIY cat tower plans, download them now. Otherwise begin to read. You’ll need to read anyway. Get the plans Help support the site I’ll buy each of you a beer (no tip) $10.00 USDI’ll buy one of you a beer $5.00 USDHave a coffee on me $3.00 … Continue Reading

Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh? (It’s Free Printable Clothing Drawer Labels)

I’ve got a secret. Well, not really a secret, but more like a discovery.  I found this room in my house. It was kinda like stumbling upon the lost city of Atlantis. A dirty, smelly Atlantis where there is an abundance of lonely unmatched socks. Yes, under piles of clothes, empty detergent jugs, mop buckets … Continue Reading

Be Prepared for Power Loss—the Briggs & Stratton Q6500 QuietPower Series Inverter Generator

This is a sponsored post. Win A $500 Home Depot Gift Card from Briggs & Stratton…Read On… I was a scout at one time. Not the “talent” kind-of-scout, but the uniform-wearing-help-old-ladies-across-the-street kind of scout. I took away three things. The best places to collect aluminum cans to recycle. How to build some really fast pinewood … Continue Reading

DIY sewing machine table for quilting

DIY Sewing Machine Table

Somewhere around the seventh- or eighth-grade I learned to sew. It was part of art class. There were these pillow kits that came with fabric, a pattern and few tools. I’m gonna call them tools, okay? We did get to choose from a few kits, and luckily there was a skateboard. If I had to … Continue Reading

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2017 Father's Day Gift Guide for Dads and dad gifts

2017 Father’s Day Gift Guide – Gifts for Dad

Don’t skimp on gifts for your dad. He drove you places and he taught you things. Remember the time he somehow fit three 3-wheelers in the back of his tiny Ford Ranger and drove you an hour to ride on those sand dunes? Or how about the times at Wet ‘N Wild when he got … Continue Reading

Broken Rock Band Guitar Whammy Bar Fix

The Rock Band Guitar Whammy Bar Fix. I broke down and bought Rock Band 2 and the instruments off of Craigslist for my 10-year-old. The ad warned of “Broken Whammy Bars”. To me, “Broken Whammy Bars” is an opportunity. I can crack open an adult beverage, sit at my workbench, tinker, and come up with my whammy bar fix. I … Continue Reading

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Holiday Dad Gift Guide 2016

When one gets to the point that they have all the stuff they need, holiday gifts become harder to find. But the holidays are for getting the stuff you want, right? Dad already has that kind of wrench…well…hey, this one auto-adjusts. Add it to the collection. Why does anyone need another sander? “Because this one’s … Continue Reading

Stihl Factory Tour and Lightning Battery Outdoor Power Equipment

Many of you know that Pete and I have been friends for a long time. Since second grade, in fact. While we met in Florida, we’ve lived at opposite ends of the country for the past 30 years or so. I guess that’s good in some ways. Trouble. As in, that’s what happens when we’re … Continue Reading

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