Holiday

Stars and Stripes Bean Bag Toss Boards

Stars and Stripes Bean Bag Toss Boards

These bean bag toss boards are easy to make and will make any cornhole enthusiast a happy camper.

Recipe to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

Recipe to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

Preserve your Christmas Tree as long as possible with this recipe

Get the Pumpkin Tap for Your Halloween Costume Party

Get the Pumpkin Tap for Your Halloween Costume Party

The Pumpkin Tap is a great way to kick off your Halloween party

Matthew Gray Gubler’s Halloween Haunt

Matthew Gray Gubler’s Halloween Haunt

The master of creepiness, actor/director/artist Matthew Gray Gubler, shows us how he decorates for Halloween.

How To Care For a Real Christmas Tree

How To Care For a Real Christmas Tree

Nothing beats a real Christmas Tree but it takes special care to make sure the tree lasts as long as possible.

How to Choose a Christmas Tree Farm

How to Choose a Christmas Tree Farm

Choosing a Christmas Tree farm is almost as important as choosing your Christmas Tree

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

Scare your neighbors with these easy to make Halloween silhouettes.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Decorate for Halloween like Matthew Gray Gubler

Decorate for Halloween like Matthew Gray Gubler

Our favorite Halloween decor is still Matthew Gray Gubler’s house from last year. His pumpkin picking skill is a natural talent and something you are born with but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from his techniques. 5 Ways to Decorate like Matthew Gray Gubler on Halloween 1. Always choose […]

BBQ Battle – Smoke vs. Grilling

BBQ Battle – Smoke vs. Grilling

The 4th of July is the most popular day for outdoor cooking and for years we always grilled burgers and dogs but recently we acquired a Brinkmann smoke and grill and wanted to smoke a pork butt for the holiday. The Brinkmann is a very capable unit and I did […]

Smoked Pork Shoulder and Brisket Recipe for Your Back Yard Cookout

Smoked Pork Shoulder and Brisket Recipe for Your Back Yard Cookout

We don’t cover recipes but a friend sent over this amazing recipe for smoked pork shoulder (pork butt) and brisket. It seems appropriate to share this as the 4th of July is next week and many of you will be preparing food for your back yard party. This recipe is […]

Make Your Own Haunted House Silhouettes

Make Your Own Haunted House Silhouettes

***We did our own version of this project over on Built by Kids. See our Witch and Grim Reaper Silhouettes*** Even if you (like me) are too old for trick-or-treating, you can celebrate Halloween by decorating your house and lawn. Want to make your home the spookiest on the block? […]

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Wishing you all good cheer this holiday season

Holiday Giveaway: Craftsman Tool Bundle

Holiday Giveaway: Craftsman Tool Bundle

Tis’ the season for Craftsman tools! This holiday Giveaway is a bundle of joy for tool lovers and all of it could be yours, or if you win keep one and gift the rest. On December 25th, 2010 we will randomly select one winner to receive all of the tools […]

Winter Wonderland at the Craftsman Experience

Winter Wonderland at the Craftsman Experience

The Makers The guys from hackerspace Pumping Station One built some DIY snowglobes and holiday bots. Our expectations were high for what these guys would create and for some reason we were expecting holiday bots and snowglobes on a much grander scale, but what they built was certainly impressive for […]

Holiday Kickoff at the Craftsman Experience

Holiday Kickoff at the Craftsman Experience

The Craftsman Experience is kicking off their holiday season this weekend and last night we had an opportunity to present the Ultimate Sleigh built by John Lamonica and his team at the Butler Street Foundry with some help from local high school students who they were mentoring. It will be […]

Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

We’ve got some tips for choosing the right Christmas tree for your home. Choosing the right Christmas Tree Make sure you measure accurately the area you will keep your tree. Not just the ceiling height but also the diameter and maximum width. Remember to subtract the height of your stand […]

Cash In On Electronics Discounts And Build A Home Theater

Cash In On Electronics Discounts And Build A Home Theater

They’ve been nearly inescapable the last couple of weeks, unless you’re (lucky enough to be) living under a rock. Commercials touting the latest holiday retail deals are filling airwaves and print media with declarations of stunning bargains, one of the primary reasons why now is the best time of the […]

Last Minute Halloween Help

Last Minute Halloween Help

Easy Halloween Costumes How to Make a Super Scary Halloween Spider Weekend Halloween Home Projects Last Minute Halloween Decorations Get Inspired by Matthew Gray Gubler’s Halloween Decor

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Hope your holidays are a special treat from Charles & Hudson

Christmas Tree Rental Lets a Tree Keep on Giving

Christmas Tree Rental Lets a Tree Keep on Giving

Here’s a real life instance of The Giving Tree, one of our favorite childhood books, in action. If artificial trees aren’t your thing and you just don’t feel right using real cut trees, then consider renting a tree this year. There are companies across the country that can help. Typically […]