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 […]
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During the busy holiday season, you’re more than likely to find yourself entertaining at some point. But rather than struggling with some of the various side effects of playing host or hostess, we have some quirky tips on ways to make your freezer work for you beyond storing ice cream […]
It happens to all of us — you get out your holiday decorations, are all stoked to trim the tree and create a celebratory light show to be seen from space when lo and behold, one (or many) strings of lights doesn’t work. You check all the bulbs, plug it […]
With Halloween barely behind us, it’s hard to imagine the holiday season being around the corner. However, as retailers advertise Black Friday sales and grocery stores closing out their turkey order lists, you’d better believe ’tis the season indeed. Although we typically don’t like to decorate for the holidays until […]
Never mind Father’s Day. It’s a whole three weeks away anyhow. To truly appreciate the dad in your house (or in your life), you should celebrate him every day. Or any day. Or on random, bizarre holidays just for fun. Is the guy in your life a home renovation fanatic? […]
There were a few Christmas products on display at the National Hardware Show this year and the LiteLocker stood out for us. Although the material seems a bit flimsy and we’re not sure how well it will withstand rain, wind and the elements, the concept is brilliant. The LiteLocker installs […]
In an effort to give back a bit this year I’ll be spending today with Habitat for Humanity in Los Angeles. As part of their “A Brush with Kindness” program my tasks could range from painting, landscaping, cleaning or any other type of outdoor job. Unfortunately the forecast in LA […]
With so many online outlets to share our “status” we are often tempted to overshare especially when it comes to travel or vacation. Your “trusted” network on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are not as secure as you may think. Web savvy crooks don’t have to work very hard to match […]
Leather Tool Belts from Occidental Leather We’ve pulled together some of our favorite tools, materials, and products from this past year that we think most DIY enthusiasts would love to find in their stocking or under the tree.
Kevin McAllister went to some extreme, albeit hilarious, measures to keep the burglars out of his home, but whether you are gone for a weekend or two weeks it only takes 10 minutes of one evening for a thief to run through your belongings.