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Last Minute Gift – Review of InstaBoost Car Battery Jump Starter

With the holidays sneaking up on us, it’s time to check your list twice and make sure you got everyone covered. If you’ve got some gaps there, we like to think the Dadand gift guides are a good place to start. Almost all of the stuff on the gift guides are things Pete and I … Continue Reading

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Holiday Dad Gift Guide 2014

Here it is again. The Dadand Gift Guide. For Dads. Or really anyone that wants to learn, shave, shoot, jump start, ratchet, measure or retain the fingers on one or both of your hands. Happy Holidays. G&G CM16 Raider DST Airsoft Rifle “Holy crap you guys are putting a gun in your gift guide?” Nah. … Continue Reading

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DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

Step up your decorating game with these holiday decor ideas. We put together a few of our favorite holiday decorating ideas from Lowe’s. “Curated” I think is the fancy term that bloggers are supposed to use. Some of the decorations are straight up available for purchase, some of them are DIY ideas, all of them are good. … Continue Reading

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Lowe’s Headquarters

Lowe’s was brave gracious enough to invite the Lowe’s Creative Ideas crew down to NC to visit the HQ, get some sneak peeks at some of the new Spring 2015 trends, and see some top secret stuff. It was awesome. We wanted to write a recap of the trip but aren’t really at liberty to … Continue Reading

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How to Install Simple DIY Shelving

Practically everyone has a weird closet that’s just wasted space. There’s mine. It’s in the kitchen, around a corner. It has a 24-inch deep shelf up near the top that you can’t reach the rear of. It has a bar for hanging something… apparently a bag full of other bags. And we keep an extension … 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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How to Build an allen+roth Outdoor Fire Pit Kit

A cool evening, some wine, your best girl or guy by your side, and a crackling fire to warm your tootsies. Romance, that’s the one thing I think of when I think of a fire pit. Oh, and burning stuff. Romance and burning stuff, the two things I think of when I think of fire pits. Like most things in … 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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Photoshop Elements vs. Lightroom

So you got your DSLR kit from the giant bulk-warehouse-club-store-thing. The one with all the lenses and attachments and memory cards and a case and a strap. And some little brush thing that you’re not sure what it’s for. And you certainly aren’t reading the manual for that. Anyway, fast-forward a few months, maybe a … Continue Reading

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How to Refinish/Waterproof your Deck

Come on, today’s the day. Get your sorry butt outside and waterproof that deck. Refinishing a deck is one of the most gratifying ways to spend a Saturday. Using the right cleaners and waterproofers you can take that deck from Sahara to Sa-weet in a single day. This is what I’m dealing with. It’s been a year or two since my deck … Continue Reading

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