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The biggest, most giant chainsaw I could find at STIHL. Super heavy but photo-worthy.

Chainsaw Know-How: Maintain, Sharpen, and Replace Your Chain

This post was sponsored by STIHL because they supplied the chainsaw (STIHL’s MSA 120 C-BQ) and sharpening equipment. The …

May 24, 2018 in Supporting Sponsors, Tools
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Old, broken flagstone steps on a 1950's entryway.

How to Repair Deteriorating Flagstone Steps

This post was sponsored by STIHL because they supplied the cut-off machine and safety equipment. However, the …

April 27, 2018 in DIY, Entryway, Supporting Sponsors, Tools
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Cut a "pizza pie" into the top of a log to create a Swedish fire log.

How to Cut Your Own Swedish Torch

This post was sponsored by STIHL because they supplied the chainsaw and safety equipment. However, the …

April 05, 2018 in Backyard, DIY, Supporting Sponsors
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A tall kid's teepee from Minted as a Christmas surprise for our kids.

Things I’m Gifting, and My Picks While Online Shopping

Not to brag, but I’m about 72% done with my holiday shopping and feeling pretty …

November 27, 2016 in Holiday-Related Projects, Supporting Sponsors
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Sam's Birth Announcement from

Maternity Leave + Minted

Hey guys, Minted sponsored this post and we also teamed up to gift one reader a $250 credit …

September 30, 2016 in For the Kids, Supporting Sponsors
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Driving the Cyclone Rake, perfect lawn vacuum.

So, You Wanted To Know What A Cyclone Rake Is?

For the first year ever I’ve been persuading the leaves to fall from the trees. …

October 27, 2015 in Backyard, Supporting Sponsors, Tools
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Cleaning beneath your toilet.

The Story Of A Touch-Free Flush

I’ll be completely honest here, toilets are one of the last things I expected to …

April 01, 2015 in Bathroom, DIY, Supporting Sponsors
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Visiting the HGTV Dream House in Martha's Vineyard.

That Time I Visited The HGTV Dream Home

That time? You guys, whoa. Thanks to Delta Faucet for inviting me to come along …

December 29, 2014 in Supporting Sponsors
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Red trees and a vaguely Scandinavian Legrand Adorne wall plate.

Holiday Switch

Legrand challenged me to join its “DIY Holiday Switch” program to demonstrate how easy it …

December 10, 2014 in DIY, Holiday-Related Projects, Supporting Sponsors
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Sentry Safe Guardian Storage Box in my home.


Hey guys – Thursday 12/4 at 7pm SentrySafe has invited me and a group of other …

December 03, 2014 in Home Safety, Supporting Sponsors
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