On Deck Build: An Olde Revamp is coming soon.

Hello-Hello. I have been in an out these past few weeks, with projects and updates, and thank you for all of the support from last weeks nesting boxes, fun and easy build that looks to have gone over very well. I looked through my DIY projects and laugh a some, and surprised by others, how time has gone by. To this very day, my number one viewed project and general build inquires are from my very first shared DIY, my DIY TV Stand. I built this actually a week or two before I posted it, didn't really know how to formulate a How-To very well (still don't). I have noticed a lot of my questions have formulated around gray areas of confusion with my directions, and reading back through it, I agree very confusing. So... my very next build in the lineup is going to be a revamp of my DIY TV Stand, with better instructions, better pictures, maybe even a little video (no promises). Hopefully I can shine some light on that build, and add just touches of experience I have obtained along my … [Read more...]

Why you need a Miter Saw

Hello and Happy Monday! LMB and myself are having so much fun this summer with the big move to our new farmhouse and helping keep up The Found Cottage. I can't believe The Found Cottage has been open for over 6 months now, and the overwhelming amount of support from both local Michiganders to people across the state. LMB and her two other partners in crime, have been doing such an amazing job, I was so happy to give them a hand in opening the doors. The adventures at the farmhouse have also been so much fun. I have to say for a DIY blogger couple, right now our biggest challenge is where to start first. "So much room for activities." While our hopes and dreams begin to be imagined, the DIY list piles up. I am trying to get in the new routine of just life being in a new home, let alone figuring out my DIY schedule and blogging time. LMB posted the home tour video a few weeks back, I think Mr. LMB should do a Garage/Workshop tour soon, but not right now (it turned into our temporary … [Read more...]

Dollar Shave Club Review

  Welcome back. LMB and myself have had a lot going on over the last week, getting ready to sell our home, looking for a rental, ultimately getting ready to move back to Michigan at the end of the year. We have tackled a few projects this week, that will be hitting the blog in a few days, so stay tuned. As for today, I have had a few inquires about this thing called the Dollar Shave Club, with no idea what it was, I went an checked it out, and here is my review. I Started with dollarshaveclub.com to get a little bit of information; and was greeted with the greatest advertisement my eyes have be witnessed to. When it comes to marketing and drawing in customers, mission accomplished. I became a member, and DSC offers three different types of blades to order: The Humble Twin, The 4x, and The Executive. All hand picked high quality razors, representing the best 2 blade, 4 blade, and 6 blade razors on the market. The order includes replacement cartridges that will last until your next … [Read more...]

Must Have Monday’s #2

I have been asked to put together items that I have considered to be "must have," for the house, the blogger, or the everyday guy. Obviously, everyone needs to have the basic hammer, tape measure, level, and screw driver; my new series of "Must Have Monday" are going to cover the other items for the toolbox that once you obtain them, you won't know how to function without them. This week's Must Have Monday is a cheap tool that I recommend everyone sneak into their shopping cart next time at their home improvement store, the Pin Contour Gauge. When we installed our backsplash, the only obstacle I came to, that threw me for a loop was cutting the bead board around the window molding, making it as tight to the window as possible. While scouring the internet for a some techniques, I found out about this tool, so I put down the calculator and went out and bought it. My local store is Lowe's, and they were selling a pin contour gauge, by General Tools and Instruments, on their end caps … [Read more...]

Man Wear: Bow Tie

As my profile picture portrays, I have a personal fascination with a good ole fashion bow tie. From my favorite classic and narrow, to the Orville Redenbacher large butterfly. Any style gets my vote, acting as magnets around your neck, pulling out smiles from anyone you come in contact with. Almost anyone can pull them off, tough or shy, beard or shaved, dress up or dress down any ensemble with a bow tie exterior, giving that habitual neck tie the night off. I though I would share a few of my favorite bow tie inspirational photo's for most occasions.   Wool + Classic Burlap + Classic Wool Pattern + Classic Cotton + Pointer Silk + Narrow For my lady readers, I tried to hit a tie for all occasion, this may be a great idea for your particular man this coming Valentine's Day. Let me know what you think, or if you are a fellow bow tie admirer, find me on Facebook, twitter, or Instagram. … [Read more...]

Must Have Monday #1

I have been asked to put together items that I have considered to be "must have," for the house, the blogger, or the everyday guy. Obviously, everyone needs to have the basic hammer, tape measure, level, and screw driver; my new series of "Must Have Monday" are going to cover the other items for the toolbox that once you obtain them, you won't know how to function without them. For us amateur woodworkers, or the household handyman or handy-woman, installing screws into a piece of wood seems to be a daily task; and we all have fallen victim to that one screw that wants to put up a fight, and hold its head up higher than all of the others like an unsightly hang-nail, waiting for the untimely moment to catch itself on something like clothing or your shin. The more you attempt to drive the screw down into the wood, in the hope it will become flush, SNAP! The wood cracks and splits, ruining your day. About a year ago, I discovered what is now, one of my favorite items in my toolbox, … [Read more...]

Coastal.com glasses

The glasses are in and the review is ready. In the military, you get a free pair of glasses every year, however the quality and fashion is not necessarily top notch. I was recommended by a co-worker to check out Coastal.com and their campaign of "first pair free." At first, I found this hard to believe, a free pair of glasses, when the local eye doctor's bottom of the barrel are going for close to a hundred not including the eye exam. I decided to check out Coastal and this is what I found out. The Rundown
. The website was full of glasses, you could easily spend a few hours and still notice there are a lot more pages to go. They offer a lot of name brands for both men and women of all different styles and designs. There is a category of glasses that fall under first pair free, and even that list is nearly limitless as well. They also have a few features located on the website that will easy your mind when trying to buy glasses online. You are able to upload a picture of yourself … [Read more...]

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