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Bed Bugs, Everybody Run!!!

Bed Bug Whenever I hear the words “bed” and “bugs” used in the same sentence, I almost immediately get the eebiejeebies! Understand though that I’ve never actually seen a bed bug, had bed bugs or really known anyone with a bed bug infestation. But from what I’ve heard, they’re pretty nasty little buggers! Naturally, when you hear ...

10 Sweet Garage Ideas (with pictures)

garage opener cover How’s your garage looking these days? Is it still serving its purpose as a safe haven for your vehicles or has it transformed into an eternal storage unit? Maybe it’s the new addition to your home and serves as the “all new” family room? Well, if none of the above are true, and you actually ...

Pest Control – A Simple Solution for Killing Ants

20 Mule Team Borax There are certain things about myself, or my home, I really don’t enjoy making public knowledge of….such as my struggle with ear hair or my daughters boy drama. I also don’t care to let others know of my pest infestations throughout the year. Certain things just don’t need to be shared outside the walls of ...

DIY Projects on the Rise Among Homeowners

hot tubs Doing home improvement projects once required the assistance and talented hands of a professional contractor. Thanks to some manufacturers, homeowners can now find a variety of materials and supplies that let them create their own projects. Whether you have a few weeks off from work, or you just have a weekend with nothing on your ...

Keep Your Heater Running Efficiently With the Proper Filter

heater filter This should be common sense to most people, but you wouldn’t believe the number of people on this planet that have no idea what a filter is, let alone, how to replace it. Ignorance is bliss all the way up to the moment your heater gives up the ghost due to lack of simple maintenance. ...

Lights, Action … Let’s Go Green

green lighting When it comes to lighting, I am jealous of our local town hall. In fact. the place has everything considered “green” in the world of modern architecture that is available for a simple town hall in upstate New York. That does not mean it was not built with heat from nearby hot springs. It does ...

What the Heck is a Bolster!

Wood Log Bolsters This just shows how oblivious I am to the world of interior design and decor, but I recently added a new word to my vocabulary. But, to be completely honest, I’m not quite sure I’ll ever use it. I’d much rather just say pillow, instead of using the word bolster. I guess it is easier ...

All Tool boxes Were Not Created Equal

Pit Box When your garage is your haven and your tools are your treasures, only the best in tool storage will do. Doing a bit of homework and shopping around can pay off big time. There’s nothing worse than being the tool king with a crappy tool box. Choosing from quality products like those that are offered ...

Keep Your Tools Handy, Man, With a Tool Bag

tool bags It’s hard to be a handyman if your tools aren’t handy, you know what I mean? There’s nothing that frustrates me more than knowing I have the right tool for the job, but when I need it, it seems to have grown legs and walked off on it’s own!  Now, a job that would have ...

Artificial Grass – The Secret to Keeping Your Grass Green All Year Long!

artificial grass around pool I currently suffer from a major case of “Green Grass Envy!” It kills me to drive by somebody’s well manicured yard knowing that mine is less than perfect. Well, I’ll be more honest than that…mine is extremely less than perfect. If there were a scale, or a graph to measure how perfect my lawn was, ...

The Perfect Patio Does Matter! Oh Yes. It Does.

Outdoor Patio Design Who says a patio isn’t worth the extra investment and muscle hours you put into it? Unless you’re one of “those guys” who has an allergy to everything under the sky, a patio is the next best thing to a having a theater room in your house! Well, at least from a man’s point of ...

Egyptian Cotton, Oh My!!

Egyptian Cotton On your next sewing project, you might consider using Egyptian cotton. Here’s a bit of information on all the reasons why. Egyptian Cotton Egyptian cotton has long been renowned for being one of the most luxurious, and durable, of all cotton yarns. It is a type of gossypium barbadense, a cotton plant which is typified ...

Natural Solutions for Cheap Cleaning Products

natural cleaning solutions I found this infographic to be extremely helpful. If you’re looking for simple and natural non-toxic solutions for cleaning the kitchen, wood, carpet stains, bathrooms and laundry rooms, I’m sure you’ll find the information on this graphic as helpful as I did. Leave a comment below and let me know how these natural cleaning solutions ...

Thinking of a Wedding in Paris?

wedding in paris Paris is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world. So what could be more romantic than having its iconic skyline as a backdrop to your a wedding? And, of course, you probably want to remember all the miniscule details about your wedding in Paris. One of the best ways to do ...