June 7, 2016

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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

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

Lawn Fertilizer Challenge – Part 2

So this is where our fescue fracas ends. The results of Pete and I fertilizing half of our lawns, having the lawns look kinda dumb for a month or so, and seeing who grew the best blades. If you got this far and are like “huh?,” then check out part 1 here. If you got … Continue Reading

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

Lawn Fertilizer Challenge

Ahhh…Spring. A time to break out the tools. Tools that cut, blow, edge and mow all the things that grow. So, Pete and I are having a little dad-ly challenge. A cultivation contest…a blade bash…fertilizer feud…or a “grass-off” of sorts. To ensure we have stuff to cut, blow and mow, we’re gonna fertilize our lawns … Continue Reading

Fixing Dents and Painting an Exterior Door

Kung fu for my déjà vu. That’s what I wanted to call this post. It’s because I’ve been here before. My front door. Oh, how I’ve fixed your dents and painted you. And then… Skateboard, skateboard, dog, dog, groceries, keys, stroller, surfboard, lumber, lumber, kid, kid, kid, kid, neighbor’s kid and scooter happened. Times 365. … Continue Reading

5- or 6-Day Bathroom Remodel: Part 2 – Paint

In my last post, I took on a bathroom refresh that was intended to be a quick update, maybe a faucet…some paint…and I’m out. But as I peeled the onion, I realized the previous owner of the home did some pretty shoddy work—I saw my one-day refresh turn into a remodel. Stripping wallpaper, patching drywall, … Continue Reading

Lowe’s and Habitat For Humanity (and the Kobalt 400)

Lowe’s has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade to build homes and revitalize communities around the country. To experience this partnership firsthand, we were invited to the build during the 2015 Kobalt 400 Nascar race on the weekend of 3/7 and 3/8. It was amazing. Each year, Lowe’s teams with Habitat to … Continue Reading

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

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