Blogging Basics Course $10 Off!

For those of you who entered the Blogging Basics Course giveaway but did not win I have a special treat. I am giving you 10$ off the original price of the course. That’s right.. you get the course for $39!! That is a great deal. I am offering this deal only until May 17th....more

Mr. Fix It Does Not Live Here

I cannot be the only one....whose household is not well equipped for home repairs, short of painting or hanging a picture, we are lost among the tools we have accumulated but don't use (or know how to use).  Thanks to a home warranty this lack of skills for fixing a household problem usually only means waiting it out for a day or two until a repair man can stomp through our house in his work boots, avoiding all the spoken niceties the rest of us feel are necessary, and grumble their way through repairing the problem....more

Getting Organized for 2013? There's An App For That!

The new year is here, and for many of us that means that it's time to reflect on ways to start fresh and finally get those house/family/health/money issues under control. Never fear, there's probably an app for that these days, and that's what we want to explore in this week's poll....more
I need an app to remind me of the all the things I've signed up for!  I have memory issues...I ...more

On Being a Tool

If you sent me to my room and told me to get dressed and I walked out with pants on my head, you would think me either insane or five years old. If you asked me to dust the blinds and I went in search of a circular saw, you would lock up the tools, myself included. If you wanted me to make you some tasty guacamole and I reached for the bag of marshmallows to fold into the mashed avocado, you would likely gag and remove me from the kitchen. I clearly could not be trusted....more

A Simple Garden Checklist

This is a great system. Thanks for sharing and giving the details for lots of information, all ...more

Your Own Tool Box

You deserve your own tool box! First, so you can learn to use the tools….second, so you can find the tools! (Just beware, since your husband can’t find his, he’ll be BORROWING yours.) I gave my daughter a tool box for Christmas and she said it made her feel powerful! Let’s build a toolbox. Here’s what you need: A large carry around tool box…you will be adding more and more things to it. A claw hammer Different sizes of Phillips and Regular Flat Tip screwdrivers A metal tape measure. 12′ should do it....more

UI Stencils: A Drawing Kit for Developers and GUI Designers

So @scubagirl15 tweeted something incredibly interesting:...more

An Open Letter to Martha Stewart

Dear Ms. Stewart, I don't want you to take what I'm about to say in the wrong way. I give you full props for your perfect little empire. Well, almost perfect. There was that little stint you did in....well, you know....more

She is the Betty Crocker version of all the Ken Lays and Bernie Madoffs out there ripping off ...more

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Tool Game for Your Father's Day or Guy's Birthday Party

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my father’s 80th birthday.  We played lots of games that represented Dad’s favorite things, games using Oreo cookies, games with tennis balls and games with M & M’s, but one of the most  fun games was about Dad’s interest in tools and I thought you might want to add this game to your list of games for your Father’s Day party. ...more