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Tips for Towing a Camper

Some of you might know I rehabbed a little popup camper. I got it for a song. Well, not literally, but if it was a song it might be this one. That song would probably have scared the previous owner into just giving it to me. Anyway, I got it cheap. It was a gamble … Continue Reading

2016 Father's Day gift Guide from Dad blog

2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide – Gifts for Dad

It was the summer of 1985. I was working with my dad to enclose our porch and make a “Florida Room” as they call it here. I learned to properly use a hammer and what a king stud is. It was glorious. Probably the only time we did something like that together. On the last … Continue Reading

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3 cool products for new parents

I’m about to become a new dad. I guess I should say a “fresh” dad, because I’m already a dad, but I’m becoming a new dad, for the third time. And man has technology changed. In my searches over the past few months I’ve found 3 things that I’ve fallen in love with, so I … Continue Reading

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A Minivan: Why I Traded Up.

Ugh. I never thought I’d be writing this post just like I never thought I’d drive a minivan. Allow me to admit…no…declare…that our main family vehicle is a minivan. I think Pete once called minivans “the sweatpants of the car world.” Well, I’m wearin’ sweatpants. For those of you calling for my man card, just … Continue Reading

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Painting an Accent Wall with Zero VOC Paint

I like the smell of gasoline. And bondo. And fiberglass resin. Also oil. There’s probably more toxic substances that I enjoy smelling, but I can’t recall right now. Maybe my short-term memory has been affected. My better half doesn’t like any of those smells. It’s probably because she knows about VOCs. That’s “volatile organic compounds” … Continue Reading

Kobalt 24V MAX brushless cordless power tools

Kobalt 24v Max Brushless Cordless Power Tools

This is getting ridiculous. We keep writing about Kobalt tools. This time it’s because we went to Las Vegas to cover the product launch event for the new line of Kobalt 24-volt Brushless Tools. If we had to describe them in one word, it would be “DOPE”! Let’s talk about the tools. Kobalt has created a … Continue Reading

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PureWash Pro – Ozone infused water for better laundry

Ozone-infused water. Sounds science-y. Sounds awesome. Sounds like it’s right up our alley. You know that I know that you know that I know that we LOVE technology and science. We’re nerd, geeks, whatever. And when the PureWash Pro showed up on our doorsteps all we had to see was a little slogan that said “A … Continue Reading

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Painting an Accent Planter – Ace 31 Days of Color

Open the door. Keys. Phone. Sunglasses. Coffee mug. Mail. Dog leashes. That’s all the stuff you drop on that one table, shelf or in our case…the planter. More on that in a moment. Everyone has this place, right? Where you come inside and drop everything. Like I said. Ours is the planter. Now our planter … Continue Reading

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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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Dad gift guide 2015

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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