Outdoors

John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

We’ve had a ton of interest in our John Deere tractor articles so we thought we should provide even more detail on their newest utility tractors. We’ll start with the base model from their new 1-series the 1023E sub-compact tractor. Features The 1023E is built for the homeowner but that […]

Best Home Improvement Apps

Best Home Improvement Apps

We’ve been sharing our favorite home improvement apps for a few years so we decided to compile them into a helpful guide that is categorized according to your home improvement needs. Many of these apps are available for your iPhone, Blackberry or Droid device and some are even tablet ready […]

How To Protect Yourself From A Fraudulent Contractor

How To Protect Yourself From A Fraudulent Contractor

Now that a much-needed warm-up has been forecasted across a large portion of the U.S., many homeowners will turn their attention to snow and ice removal, especially those who have been hit hard by recent storms. If the task ahead is large enough, you may want to call in the […]

New John Deere Utility Tractors

New John Deere Utility Tractors

The highlight of our John Deere factory tour was the introduction of a new lineup of sub-compact utility tractors that will replace their current 2305 model. The new series 1 tractors include the 1023E and 1026R. Functionality and versatility are the same on both tractors but the 1026R has more […]

How the Liteblok Can Help You Build Green

How the Liteblok Can Help You Build Green

We’re always on the lookout for new products. Or old products done better. Or anything, really, that gets the mind spinning with DIY possibilities. The Liteblok from Cresco Concrete is one of those products that offers environmentally friendly building that’s fast, easy and affordable. We know what you’re thinking… so […]

Snow Removal: Don’t Just Focus On Your Driveway, Sidewalks

Snow Removal: Don’t Just Focus On Your Driveway, Sidewalks

A large portion of the U.S. is currently digging out from a snowstorm. Although it seems the high priority is to shovel your driveway, porch and sidewalk, you should also turn your attention to other parts of your home during the snow removal process. Mike Holmes of HGTV’s “Holmes on […]

GE Introduces Their Smart Home Technologies at CES

GE Introduces Their Smart Home Technologies at CES

CES has expanded their Connected Home area and it seems that Kenmore and GE are leading the way with introducing their latest in home technologies. For a consumer brand as large as GE its surprising that this is their first appearance at CES. They have taken this opportunity to introduce […]

Eco-Friendly Ice Melt Options

Eco-Friendly Ice Melt Options

Ice melt is a terribly useful invention, but the drawback is that many conventional formulas contain a high degree of chemicals that, during a thaw, can run-off into nearby water sources or become absorbed by the groundwater. So what, if any, eco-friendly options do you have? It turns out, several. […]

Build A DIY Snow Ramp

Build A DIY Snow Ramp

Who says all of your DIY fun has to be confined inside during the winter months? If you’re lucky enough to live in a locale that receives snow (or are on the East Coast and have more snow that you can possibly want), try building a DIY snow ramp for […]

Digging Out From the Snow Safely

Digging Out From the Snow Safely

The Northeast is digging out today from record snowfall and people are putting their snowblowers and snow shovels back in action. Here are some tips for digging out from the snow safely and what to do in case you get hurt. 1. Assess the situation Do you truly need the […]

Protect Your Home From Carpenter Ants

Protect Your Home From Carpenter Ants

In most parts of the country, the threat of pests has diminished thanks to frigid temperatures and inhospitable weather conditions. Yet carpenter ants, one of the most destructive pests, can still strike, especially in warmer parts of the country, so we thought we’d share some tips on how to protect […]

Records As Roofing

Records As Roofing

File this one under creative genius! Nashville resident and artist Matt Glassmeyer found a way to use 350 vinyl records — attaching them to a roof in place of shingles. Conflicting Internet reports claimed that Glassmeyer’s record roof had held up reasonably well for two years, but Glassmeyer disputed that […]

7 Places With Free Land For The Taking

7 Places With Free Land For The Taking

In today’s downturned economy, it can seem nearly impossible to find somewhere to live where there are jobs, affordable housing, and banks willing to approve a loan. If you’re not lucky enough to live in one of the most affordable places for homebuying (Dayton representing!), but are lucky enough to […]

Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow

Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow

Yes, we said it — the dreaded s-word! As snow begins to fall in parts of the country, it’s time to think about stocking up on winter supplies and that most dreaded of chores — shoveling snow! Shoveling snow is not easy work, especially if you’re trying to move a […]

Clean Up Yard Waste With Compostable Lawn Bags

Clean Up Yard Waste With Compostable Lawn Bags

With autumn drawing to a close, it’s time to address the arduous task of cleaning up all those gorgeous fall leaves strewn about your yard. However, many waste management companies and municipalities are requiring that yard waste be bagged before being disposed of … which means you have to go […]

How To Make a Halloween Spider That Scares Everyone

How To Make a Halloween Spider That Scares Everyone

Visit any big box retailer and you’re likely to see no shortage of blow up monsters, ghosts, goblins and other creepy creatures for Halloween. But we were impressed by this massive-sized homemade monster of the eight-legged variety. Whether it is meant to evoke Shelob from The Lord of The Rings […]

Schnepf Farms for Pumpkins, U-Pick, and Family Fun

Schnepf Farms for Pumpkins, U-Pick, and Family Fun

Driving the I-10 corridor from Tucson to Phoenix isn’t where you’d expect to find an amazing organic farm and pumpkin patch but if you ask anyone in Arizona, Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek is the place to be in the fall. They’re Pumpkin & Chili Party is world famous and […]

How To Clean Your Gutters

How To Clean Your Gutters

As we mentioned in our fall maintenance checklist, cleaning gutters is very important to the overall health of your home as gutters blocked by debris such as leaves and branches will cause water to buildup on your roof as well as ice dams to form. Gutters need clear paths to […]