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Consider This Before Buying a Child Porch Swing Set

Installing a kid swing seat on your front or back porch can be a welcome distraction during your shelter-in-place and/or social distancing. This post is a pre-purchase checklist to make sure a child’s porch...

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Quarantine Child Entertainment: A Porch Swing Set

There are a million different ways to cope during Coronavirus induced quarantine and I’m sure there are a million mom blogs talking about this right now. But this here is a DIY blog–run by...

11 Tips for Priming a Fiberglass Door [No Paint Sprayer]

Let’s be honest. Who primes a fiberglass door? Someone who cares–like you. I’m putting this right out there because, with my vast experience (aka my own fiberglass front door with two layers of unprimed...

Live Action! Showing All the Alfred DB2 Features [Video]

I don’t punt often, but when I do, it’s worth it! The Alfred DB2 features video is up on YouTube! Was there too much math in the last one? Too many words? I know...

The BEST Smart Lock in 2020: An Alfred DB2 Review

I’d like to introduce you to the best smart lock in 2020: the Alfred DB2. Sleek. Secure. Smart. That is my Alfred DB2 review in three words. There are four items I’d like to...

Why Every Smart Lock Needs a Gasket!!!

I’m sure you see the problem here! As you are squinting at that picture you might be thinking: “What are those marks around that cell phone/gorgeous looking smart lock/Alfred DB2?” and/or “I don’t want...

Sound Check! How Loud is That Keyless Entry Lock?

So you are looking for a new front door lock. One of your questions might be, “How loud is THIS keyless entry lock?” The sound of a motorized lock can be an unexpected (and...

House Popcorn Calculator: How Much Is Needed (for Any Space!)

Me to my husband: Remember that movie Real Genius from the 80’s? Husband’s response: The one where they had the laser and blew up the house with popcorn?   Yeah, that one! You can...

What to Expect from Foundation Repairs: Before, During and After

Fixing foundation problems are an evil necessity. After a drought or rainy season your slab or pier and beam foundation may crack, shift or lift, leaving you with foundation problems in need of repair....

Two Methods for Pier and Beam Foundation Repairs

As with many home repairs, there is more than one way to solve a problem. Pier and beam foundation repairs are no exception. This post will describe two methods to repair a pier and...