Three years ago mother nature decided our swing set was in the wrong spot – the wrong yard, actually – so she moved it for me… right into the vacant lot next door. Apparently she also took issue with the fact that it was upright and in one piece because when she set it back down she made sure it was sideways (and in a million pieces). I should mention: our yard gets a good breeze. Continue reading “DIY Swing Set + Sprinkler = Swinkler!”
Counter space is at a premium with a total of five tablets and two phones in the house. It’s not uncommon to have more than one device charging at once.
For about $30, here’s how we beat the pile of tech-and-hastily-wrapped-cords left to charge in the kitchen. Continue reading “DIY Wall-Mounted Phone & Tablet Charging Station”
Because nothing says electro-blues revival like some old school Genesis intergalactic alien rappers.Continue reading “Soundalikes: Jack White Loves Him Some ToeJam and Earl”
This started out as an exercise to pick the year’s best music – twenty-five songs, each artist used once – but, while there was a lot of good music this year, I’m looking for the great stuff. A few albums (Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye) were even a little better than the sum of their parts. But as far as single songs go, this is the playlist that I’m going with, and so my list of 25 gave way to these ten. These are the great songs of 2013.Continue reading “Top 10 Songs of 2013”
A little holiday magic, thanks in no small part to a new iPhone and the good folks at Apple.
There was a strong chance he was being scammed. Better than half, at least. A scam made more sense.
Dad called and said he got through. He made it. Where so many others struggled, he got through. It took him about five hours, but dad successfully purchased health insurance via Healthcare.gov. And he was so happy about the whole thing — about having affordable insurance, finally — he did what any sane person would do.
He emailed the White House. Continue reading “White House Calling”
Warren Buffet famously said “it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to destroy it.” No where is this more true than in social media, where a company’s long-standing reputation can be undone in a matter of minutes. But reputation management in social media isn’t scary, and it certainly isn’t new. Below are ten examples of companies who got it wrong in social — and it all could have been avoided if they’d only listened to their mother.Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know To Protect Your Corporate Reputation in Social Media You Learned From Your Mother”
Baking salmon in the dishwasher is ridiculously easy and results in perfectly cooked fish.
For Cormick’s third birthday, we decided to give him a big-boy bedroom. The Muses of Pinterest shined their light on a baseball theme (and it proved a good excuse for me to try out a faux board and batten wall). Continue reading “DIY Faux Board and Batten Wall Moulding”
When the grandparents arrived with an old Peg Perego John Deer Gator, the kids were ecstatic. The gator was over ten years old, found at a garage sale for about thirty dollars. After some searching around the net, I found a site that provides replacement parts for nearly every model of gator ever made (including ours). But when Maherly saw this Batmobile-themed Cozy Coupe on Pinterest, the Bat-Gator idea was born. Continue reading “DIY Garage Sale Bat-Gator”