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DIY: Galaxy Candied Apples

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So, to celebrate the moon hanging out in front of the sun, we found this stellar DIY confection…galaxy-looking candied apples! I miss the candied apple days of youth. I have a hard time eating them now, especially because I don’t care to visit my dentist for popping a filling or finding a cavity. But, I […]

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College Back-to-School Gift DIY

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Several of our friends have older children heading back to school within the next few days, so here’s a great idea to send off with them. For a real surprise, it would be awesome to have a roommate or friend of theirs place this on their bed, on their door, or somewhere where they could […]

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Family Fun Night

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A busy household is no justification for the lack of quality time together, free from the stress and pressures of daily life. Having fun together is such a crucial component of family structure, but it can easily get bumped down the priority list if we aren’t careful. I like Kim’s take on her family’s Lego […]

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10 Pet Hair Removal Hacks

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Luckily for us, our dog is a short-haired dog and he stays outside…most of the time. We bring him inside when the heat and humidity create that infamous “Texas spa” kind of weather. We found these 10 hacks that will help you, especially if you have to deal with canine long hair. Click the image […]

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3 DIY Tool Organization Ideas

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The only problem with seeing posts like today’s is that I suddenly need to go buy more tools so I can create organizers. It’s a vicious, vicious cycle. Personally, I’ve found PVC to be a wonderful product to use in so many applications. If you didn’t know what PVC actually stands for, it is polyvinyl […]

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VIDEO: 31 Food Facts

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Have 5 minutes? Learn 31 facts about food such as: #25 – Today’s average American eats more sugar in 5 days than an average American ate in 1 year 200 years ago! #19 – Chicken contains 266% more fat today than it did 40 years ago! #14 – Breast milk is the only food that […]

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DIY: Remove Rust from Stainless Steel with Citric Acid

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On Friday, I did some woodworking on some live-edge basswood. It was great to handle the tools for a bit. Only one problem, I couldn’t find my newest square! So, I had to use my backup square…in all its rusted glory. This trick is gonna come in handy this week as I clean some rust […]

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Help Them Fight Less

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Posts such as today’s are really helpful, especially to those of us with kids who routinely test each other’s boundaries, often disregarding them! It is their job though. They are exploring…but that exploring should be guided by us so that it becomes learning: what’s appropriate? What’s not appropriate? I found these 6 tips to be […]

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