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The Five Emergency Adhesives Everyone Needs

We've compiled a list of the five most essential, flexible, and durable adhesives to have in your workshop so you can (hopefully) save your project from complete failure.…

Pool Shed Makeover

Our new home has a beautiful pool, but the pool shed we inherited is nothing more than a frame and a tin roof to cover the pool filter and non-working heater. After staring at the ugly pool equipment all…

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How to Make a Giant Jenga Game

Jenga is an awesome game, but you can make it even better by making the pieces 100x bigger! We took some scrap 2x4s and built our own giant Jenga game, and you can to.…

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New Pool Gear from Ryobi Outdoor

Ryobi Outdoor recently introduced three new pool tools that are getting plenty of use this summer. A pool vacuum, bluetooth speaker and light, and air inflator. These three tools have pool maintenance and outdoor fun covered. Check out our…

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Brushless vs. Brushed Tools

Brushless tools more efficient and longer lasting than brushed tools. Here's why they are a great investment. …

How to Maximize Your Pegboard Tool Organizer

Pegboard has been a popular tool organizer for years, and remains so for plenty of good reasons. Here’s how to organize and make best use of your pegboard tool system. Choose Hardware Pegboards are designed to keep your tools…

How to Install a Swing Bar Lock

Home security is important to us, which is why we wanted to add another lock in addition to the deadbolt on our front door. We decided to replace the old chain lock with a swing bar lock from National Hardware.…

The Best Sledgehammer for Demolition

If you're looking for a good demolition sledgehammer to take out some walls or concrete floors, there is no better tool to do this than the BASH Sledge hammer from Wilton. …

New Craftsman Tools Are Coming Soon

Stanley Black & Decker has just re-launched Craftsman with over 1,200 new power tools, hand tools, yard and garden equipment, tool storage, and more.…

Father’s Day Garage Makeover

As a car and tool enthusiast day—finding proper storage is a never-ending challenge. So when Lowe’s announced they’re now the home for the CRAFTSMAN collection and invited me to check out the latest products, I jumped at the opportunity!…

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Welcome to the Jungle

We love our yard, but after years of neglect from the previous owner, it has become an overgrown jungle of vines, weeds, and dead trees. Time to clear it!…

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The New Purple Mattress

Purple mattress has introduced a major update to their popular mattress. They now offer three different comfort levels as well.…

Chevrolet Bolt EV Review

Chevrolet Bolt EV Review

With a range of 238 miles and hair-raising acceleration, the Chevy Bolt EV could be the electric car of your dreams.…

Home Security and Monitoring from VTech

We recently checked out the new VTech VC931 HD wireless pan & tilt camera—and recommend it for the high-definition video quality, night vision, and pan and tilt camera control.…

John Deere Riding Mowers at Home Depot

Last month we visited one of the John Deere plants near Augusta, Georgia and were the first to check out their new lineup of utility tractors, zero-turn mowers and riding mowers. These tractors and riding mowers are targeted to…

Milwaukee Tool Job Site Lighting

These LED work lights from Milwaukee Tool are durable, lightweight, and provide a Trueview spectrum of light to deliver the most accurate results.…

How to Soundproof a Room

Whether you play in a big house or a small apartment, it’s important to strike a balance between quiet and the sound of music. Here are a few tips to help.…

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GMC DIY Challenge

We battled against two teams of amazing DIYers and builders for the chance to win the inaugural GMC DIY Challenge. …

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The Argument For Gentrification

At it's most surface level, when an area is gentrified, a once-blighted urban community is repaired, reoccupied, and revitalized. This doesn't go without hard work by dedicated people, and it isn't an overnight process. …

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When Gentrification Fails

Between existing neighborhood conditions, rehabilitation projects, attracting like-minded new residents and later profitable businesses, finding the proper balance in between both the controllable and uncontrollable forces is no simple task.…

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Yuppies In The Ghetto: What Exactly Is Gentrification?

The word conjures everything from visuals of empty-nesters and yuppies sipping lattes from their million-dollar renovated brownstones to angry hipsters and working class people protesting the construction of new buildings where old ones once stood, fighting for the perceived…

How to Prepare Your Car for Cold Weather

The experts at Meguiar’s and Prestone have compiled some super easy, cash-saving DIY tips to prep your car for the cold and poor driving conditions ahead!  …

Black Friday Deals at Lowe’s

Lowe's has just launched their Black Friday deals which include a ton of appliances, tools, and other home improvement products that you've been coveting.…

Kenmore Plus Amazon and Everyone Wins

Long days moving and cleaning, have left mounds of stinky clothes, towels, and sheets, in our new laundry room. But, we finally tackled this problem with the help of Amazon and their new partnership with Kenmore. …

The Dahl House

We bought a house! After nearly 9 years of living and renting in Los Angeles, we finally found a home we can call our own. The Dahl House has arrived.…

DeWALT Experience 2017

The 2017 DeWALT Experience in Nashville, coined #ToughInTheSouth, was DeWALT’s opportunity to showcase 200 new and improved products the company is bringing to market in 2017-2018.…