Tablets for kids

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I finally caved and purchased a tablet for our soon to be 4 year old. I know his little brother will use it as well which was part of my reasoning behind the purchase. However, this was not an easy decision. It is crazy how young kids are now when they begin using tablets and know how to navigate through… Read more »

DIY Drip Irrigation

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of wasting water or standing outside being eaten alive by mosquitos. This had been happening the past few years as I needed to water my garden. This year I decided to go another route. I installed a drip irrigation system. I have had this system installed the whole season, but… Read more »


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I promised another post on the tomatoes that are growing like wild fire. Last year we planted Beefsteak and Sweet 100 tomatoes. We had horrible luck with the Beefsteak as the rabbits loved them. The Sweet 100 (Cherry tomatoes) flourished, but the problem we had was the quantity that were produced. I didn’t realize how many we were going to… Read more »

Transforming coffee cans…a DIY solution.

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I drink a lot of coffee, both at home and at work. After searching through Pinterest, I’ve discovered a way to transform some of those empty coffee cans into storage solutions. The Coffee Tub to storage idea is genius! I have more than enough empty coffee containers lying around between home and work, that I can make these to hide all the… Read more »

Garden update

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The garden is thriving this year. I’ve decided to take a few plants vertical as we don’t have much room. My garden consists of a 4ft x 4ft raised bed and a 2½ft x 11ft bed that runs along our garage. With the next to each other is makes an “L” shape. Last year was a great year for our… Read more »

How to increase your basil yield

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We use basil in a lot of our food at home, and fresh basil just tastes so much better than dried. But we are not a fan of spending a fortune at the grocery store for fresh basil. Luckily, it is one of the easier herbs to grow, and it is great for new gardeners. The biggest problem people have… Read more »

Money Saving Apps

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Everyone loves saving some money while shopping! Prior to me going grocery shopping, not only do I grab my coupons, but I will also take a look at my grocery shopping apps to see what kind of deals are out there. Here the 7 grocery apps that I use when I shop. Favado Here is what Favado’s website says: “Favado… Read more »

Weekend DIY Project to Hide that Ugly AC Unit

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I’ve posted this on my old WordPress site, but it is a great, easy weekend project to take something that is kind of ugly or people don’t want to see and make it disappear. Well after our youngest almost took a face-plant to the metal corner of the AC unit out back this past weekend, it was time to make… Read more »

So where are we going?

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You may ask “So, where are we going?” I am a dad, a husband, a son, and a brother. I look forward to discussing some great ideas with you all, and I am excited to see what ideas you have to share as well. So my first post will focus on summer and kids. Kids love to itch bug bites…. Read more »