Articles by: Tabatha Muntzinger

Recycle Your Old Holiday Lights

Recycle Your Old Holiday Lights

It happens to the best of us — we go to hang our holiday lights only to find that they no longer work. Trying to find the burned-out bulb or shorted fuse is time consuming and frustrating, and often times strands of incandescent lights just go bad after a few […]

Designers Rejoice: Pantone Paints Are Here!

Designers Rejoice: Pantone Paints Are Here!

Your eyes do not deceive you — in fact, they should be wide and sparkly right about now. Pantone, infamous for their color swatches and identification, has come out with their own line of paints matchable to any Pantone shade. Now you know you can find the perfect shade for […]

First-Time DIY Essentials: IKEA FIXA Tools

First-Time DIY Essentials: IKEA FIXA Tools

When we moved into our first house a month before the holidays, we were overjoyed to later receive gracious amounts of basic (and not-so-basic) tools and accessories from our famliy to help with our renovation plans. And while those tools have been more than useful to have around, when we […]

The CDC Creates A Zombie Pandemic Graphic Novel

The CDC Creates A Zombie Pandemic Graphic Novel

Anyone who’s caught the first season of The Walking Dead on AMC knows that the CDC played a vital role in handling the zombie pandemic of which the heroes of the story are trying to survive. The show is also based on a series of graphic novels, and the actual […]

Genie Grants Your Wish For A New Kind of Garage Opener (And A Giveaway, Too!)

Genie Grants Your Wish For A New Kind of Garage Opener (And A Giveaway, Too!)

While enjoying the sojourn into Amish country, we were introduced to the completely redesigned line of Genie products, and to be completely honest, I could not be more impressed with the attention to detail paid to these new garage door openers. According to research compiled by Genie, the three main […]

Bring The Workshop To The Table This Holiday Season

Bring The Workshop To The Table This Holiday Season

Believe it or not, the holidays ARE right around the corner, which means so are many a gathering of friends, family, food, and events that call for gifting. Whether you’re hosting a major fete in the upcoming months or are looking for that perfect gift for someone who loves both […]

The Genie Digital Summit Tour de Force

The Genie Digital Summit Tour de Force

What happens when the the most recognized brand in garage door openers decides to completely redesign their entire line to meet consumer concerns as well as update with the latest in technology? You end up in Baltic and Mt. Hope, Ohio, home of The Genie Company. We were graciously invited […]

Our Impromptu Review of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Our Impromptu Review of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

This past weekend we received a very unwelcome note taped to our front door. Someone had called the housing inspector’s office complaining of code violations at our address. The issue was some construction debris that lay next to our trash can outside — nothing you could see from the street […]

Make a Wish at the Genie Blogger Summit

Make a Wish at the Genie Blogger Summit

Today I’ll be heading out to Berlin, Ohio to The Genie Company headquarters for their Genie Blogger Summit, and there are hashtags and Twitter handles galore for you to follow along on this adventure into Amish country. If you’ve got questions about your Genie garage door send them over! Accompanying […]

20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

20 Ways to Upcycle an Old Yoga Mat

We here at Charles & Hudson are always looking for ways to be as green as possible in our everyday choices, as well as be as economical as possible too. So when it was time to replace our old torn yoga mats, we got to thinking about ways to repurpose […]

The Business Of Being An Accidental Landlord

The Business Of Being An Accidental Landlord

Due to the housing market of recent years, many people are finding themselves in a pickle when trying to move — either they can’t sell their house, owe more on it than it’s worth, have out-priced themselves with renovations, or have hit some other glitch. When dealing with such a […]

10 Things NOT To Do To Keep Your Home Safe

10 Things NOT To Do To Keep Your Home Safe

Now that it’s officially autumn and fall projects are finishing up as the cooler weather sits in, it’s time for a reality check. Before you know it, winter and the holiday season will be upon us once again, and with that comes a new round of concerns when it comes […]

Create Your Own Giant Ruler Height Chart (For Free!)

Create Your Own Giant Ruler Height Chart (For Free!)

I’m sure we all have similar memories growing up of standing with our backs straight against a wall while our parents marked our height with our names and the date, creating a timeline of childhood growth. While these places were often doorways or other out-of-sight locales, there was a slight […]

Reader Challenge: What To Do With Exposed Junction Boxes?

Reader Challenge: What To Do With Exposed Junction Boxes?

Alright, Charles and Hudson readers, I need your sage advice. I have an issue with my two upstairs bedroom light junction boxes and I’m hoping you can help me out. See it? See how the junction boxes literally hang out of my ceiling and into the rooms? It’s been driving […]

Litehouse Living Brings Green Living Downtown

Litehouse Living Brings Green Living Downtown

Litehouse Living is a completely green venture hoping to bring eco-friendly living to a rejuvenated industrial setting.

Take A Peek Inside The Columbus Idea Foundry

Take A Peek Inside The Columbus Idea Foundry

Last month while enjoying the exploits of the Tool Race we also had a chance to tour through the Columbus Idea Foundry, the host of not only the race, but the birthplace of many of the modified tools that careened towards victory. On display were a bevy of awesome artworks, […]

ECO By Cosentino Brings Recycled Material Countertops To The Masses

ECO By Cosentino Brings Recycled Material Countertops To The Masses

While perusing our local Home Depot for some fall project items, we found ourselves eyeballing the countertop selection. We’re not really in the market for a new countertop, but we like to keep tabs on what’s available through the retailer. Imagine our delight upon discovering the ECO by Cosentino line, […]

Say Hej To The New IKEA Family Loyalty Program

Say Hej To The New IKEA Family Loyalty Program

One of our favorite Swedish retailers, IKEA, has reccently launched a new program called IKEA Family, a free membership loyalty program with a good deal of benefits for cardholders. During our family’s end-of-summer sojourn to the great big blue and yellow flat-packed land of dreams, we found ourselves faced with […]