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Making Your Home Baby Safe, and Easier On You

Self closing outlet covers One of a homes biggest safety hazards for kids are open outlets. Kids are notorious for finding things to stick in some of the weirdest places….a grape up the nose, a marble in their ear, a bobby pin in the outlet. As easy as we make it sound, sometimes baby proofing a home isn’t all ...

Keep Your Drinks Cooler Longer with Clean Steel

stainless steel cup Growing up I remember drinking out of multi-colored metal cups while at my Grandma’s house. I’m sure most of you can relate. I loved those cups, mostly because they usually had Rootbeer or punch in them! What kid wouldn’t, right? Now as a parent, I realize how invaluable “unbreakable” cups are when dealing with children ...

Perfecting Your Outdoor Space

Perfecting Your Outdoor Space Deciding what you’re going to do with your yard or outdoor space is probably one of the toughest things to do….coming from a somewhat uncreative mind! It takes a great deal of creativity, vision and skill. My wife has all of those things. I know, I’m a lucky guy, and am told so quite frequently. ...

Tired of Yelling at Your Dog? Get a Dog Whistle.

Dog Whistle I love taking my dogs on walks because it’s pretty obvious that going on a walk is what they look forward to every day. From the moment they notice the leash in my hand they’re wagging their tails, panting and jumping up and down…which usually warrants some disciplinary action! Because I’m such an awesome dog ...

Chef Remi Cooking Thermometer Review

Chef Remi Cooking Thermometer Our oldest daughter has quite a bit of entrepreneur blood in her (which Mom and Dad take credit for, of course) and has the ability to sell just about anything to anyone. We’re quite proud! One of her latest items up for sale are homemade suckers. Single handed, with occasional help from Mom, she brewed, ...

Cloud 9 Retractable Dog Leash Review

Retractable Dog Leash We currently have two labs as part of our family, and if you’ve heard anything about labs, you’ve probably heard the part about them needing a lot of attention! They’re very attention hungry dogs and when they’re not busy digging holes, chasing lizards or chewing up the yard, they’re wanting to hang out with their ...

5 Different Furniture Styles for Your Home

Rustic Living Room Design Ideas I was absolutely positive that certain fads would never find their way back, such as bell bottoms, MC Hammer pants and 80’s hair do’s. Last I checked, white washed pants were back in style and in full force! All I can do is sit here, shaking my head thinking, where has the world gone!? I’m ...

Three Interior Design Ideas For Your Home

Open floor plan interior design ideas Are you building a new home and looking for cool ideas you can use in your design? Maybe you’ve already purchased a home or are looking to buy a “fixer-upper” and are feeling inspired to renovate? Well, let me give you a few ideas that might find a place in your future masterpiece. Three Interior ...

Do Surge Protectors Keep Your Home Safe?

surge protector If you’re like many consumers, you might consider your surge protector to be a comprehensive safety device. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. While surge protectors are usually capable of safeguarding low-amperage electronics, they are not heavy-duty enough to protect others. Not only that, these devices can actually cause fires themselves. In fact, the ...

Best At Home Teeth Whitening Kit

whitening kit *I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion You know when you are talking to someone and they have a super fabulous smile with teeth that look so clean and white?! I love pretty smiles, and I have found myself wishing my own teeth looked that white. Well, Justified Laboratories sent me this ...

Restoring Dignity to Your Garage

I found a pretty cool and very common sense infographic today, which talks about restoring dignity to your garage. I can totally relate! I’m at a point in my life where all I want is a clean slate. I don’t want too many shrubs in the yard, crap piled up in the corners of my ...

Say Goodbye to Cheap Fake Christmas Trees!

california baby redwood Christmas is NOT just right around the corner, with it being the end of May and all…but Christmas in July is! So…let’s talk Christmas trees for a bit. I own a fake one, and it’s not really even that great of a fake one. In fact, I own two fake trees. Depending on how optimistic ...

Is There an Alternative to the Local Utility Monopoly?

energy savings How many times have you looked at your electric bill and wished that there was an alternative to increasing costs. Local utility companies seem to know that they have you backed into a corner; if you can’t afford or don’t want to use their services, you have little recourse but to build a windmill or ...

The Ultimate Kitchen Cheat Sheet

kitchen cheat sheet I, like many other men in this world, like to eat food. The best food is usually cooked in a special way, which makes it taste the way it is supposed to. So, in order to eat the best food, one should most likely learn how to use the kitchen. I can’t tell you how ...