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This website is intended to help homeowners with ideas, tips, and the support to successfully complete DIY projects and hobbies.  We hope that with the encouragement you will try tackling home projects and experience the rewards.  Our goal is to populate the pages of this website with a variety of home improvement projects and articles related to some of our favorite interests and hobbies.  We hope to encourage others to take on similar projects.  By doing this you will learn and grow, have a little fun along the way, and you will end up with something that you can be proud of.  We’re sure of it!  We’ll show you some of the products, that we own and use, that make life a little easier, and that can save you time and money on all your projects.  We will show you how to clean and maintain those tools as well.

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We also want to share some of our favorite recipes with you too.  Many of them will be family recipes that we have been enjoying for years and there will be new ones that we’ve found that we think you’ll like.  My wife loves to find recipes and “tweak” them and I get to be her guinea pig!  It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.  I will share some of my favorite wild game recipes and a few home brewed beer recipes as well.  Between the two of us, there should be something for everybody.  So we hope you will join us on this journey and share some of your comments, questions and some of your successes with us!

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Plate of Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders
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Wall mounted metal wine rack
DIY home projects don’t have to be large or complicated to be considered a success. Even smaller projects can make ...
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Receptacle Fire
If you need to replace or install a new electrical receptacle, it's important to know the best way to wire ...
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Turkey and Stuffing
This traditional stuffed roast turkey recipe is perfect for the holidays or any special occasion.  Its tender, juicy and full ...
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Turkey Brining
If you want juicy, delicious turkey, then you have to try this easy turkey brining recipe.  We have been brining ...
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Malt Bread Loaf
My wife’s Aunt Jean has provided us with many great recipes over the years and her malt bread recipe has ...
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Display with Vacuum packer and bags
Do you buy meat on sale and package it yourself? Are you sick and tired of your meat getting freezer ...
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Fish Tacos on a plate
My wife and I enjoy a good crispy fish taco recipe!  We love trying them at different restaurants because they ...
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Texas Roadhouse Rolls
There’s nothing better than biting into a roll with the cinnamon/honey butter melting into it!!  Here is my version of ...
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Wet-Dry Vacuum
A clogged drain is one problem every homeowner will face at one time or another. The key is knowing the ...
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Chain in electric sharpener
Do you have a chainsaw that isn't cutting like it should? Is it creating sawdust instead of nice little wood ...
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Clamp On Tree Stand
Now that August has come and gone and the cool nights are starting to set in, I bet many of ...
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Football and fun makers
Do you like watching football? Do you want to make the season more interesting? Try joining a fantasy football league! ...
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Bowl of Asian Noodle Salad
I absolutely love this Asian noodle salad!  It was an immediate hit with the entire family.  The first time I ...
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Fall Protection Harness
As homeowners, there are many jobs and repairs that require the use of ladders.  When working from heights it’s important ...
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Loadhandler in truck bead
Have you ever had a pickup truck full of landscaping material that was going to take you 30 or 40 ...
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Slice of Lemon Cheesecake
Summer isn't over yet! If you liked our other no bake cheesecake recipes, you're sure to love our lemon no ...
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Before and after picture of a sink
During a meeting at our local golf course (Eagle Glen Golf Course, Farwell, MI) it was mentioned that the women's ...
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Blueberry Pie with whipped cream
It's blueberry season and there's no better way to use some of them in a fresh blueberry pie.  We're lucky ...
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Two dogs lying on the floor
Having new carpeting installed can be exciting. It can really transform your home’s appearance. Keeping it looking new depends on ...
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Ford Taurus Keys
Lost car keys… mom and dad to the rescue! This week we got a call from our daughter saying she ...
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Selection of Ladders
How often do you use a ladder at home? Are you taking your time and using it correctly? In this ...
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Lite Cheesecake serving on a plate
If you're looking for a dessert with less sugar, lower in fat and still full of flavor, try this lite ...
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iRobot Roomba vacuum
A Dogs Perspective Buster and I have heard the old saying “dog is man's best friend”, but, from a dog's ...
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No Bake Cheesecake on a plate
Are you looking for a nice cool dessert for a hot summer day?  If so, this no bake cheesecake recipe ...
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Our Raised Garden Beds
Do you like gardening but don't have the time or space to do so? Have you ever thought of down-sizing ...
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Assortment of HVAC Filters
Every house has its own mini ecosystem and it's up to you to maintain a healthy home environment. You have ...
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Motor Oil and Filter on a bench
For anyone who has a garage and a few hand tools, you can easily change the oil in most vehicles ...
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Stuffed Flank Steak dinner on a plate
This stuffed flank steak recipe is yet another favorite of our family.  It is chosen as a "birthday dinner" several ...
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Bumper Boat Guide Ons
Do you have trouble getting your boat loaded on the trailer?  Does it take you two or three attempts to ...
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Person wearing dust mask
     I know what you’re thinking; what’s wrong with this guy! The fact is, this is pretty much my ...
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Bowl of Carrot Pudding
One of our family's oldest traditions is having Gramma Brumwell’s Christmas pudding dessert at Christmas time.  It is actually a ...
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Terro ant bait
I am fairly certain that every home has them.  Those creepy, crawly, flying, biting, gnawing, hole digging, yard tunneling pests!! ...
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Are you finishing your basement and having problems with deciding how to do the ceilings? Here are a few easy ...
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Beef roast in a slow cooker
Does your family have busy schedules?  Is it a struggle finding time to make a good sit down dinner for ...
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Bowl of Chicken Dumpling Soup
Does the winter weather have you feeling a little under the weather?  Are you looking for one of those comfort ...
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Winding Bar in Winding Cone
Do you have a broken torsion spring on your garage door? Are you wondering if you should attempt your own ...
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Close up of shepherd's pie on a plate.
  Are you looking for an alternative dinner to the typical corned beef and cabbage dinner?  This stout beer shepherd's ...
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Snowblower Frame
In my first article “Hobby Welding | Tips For Beginning Welders” I discussed reasons why someone should consider taking up ...
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Cleaners and Sanitizers
Making good home brewed beer is not that difficult. Making really good home brewed beer means you have to pay ...
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Home brew beer kit
If you're reading this, you're probably trying to decide whether you should start brewing beer at home. Is homebrewing expensive? ...
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LED light bulb
We all love our creature comforts. Air conditioning on a hot summers day; our furnace on a cold winters night ...
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Hoover Power Scrub carpet cleaner
Carpet Cleaner Every Homeowner Should Have  As homeowners who have raised 2 children and 5 dogs, over the past 35 ...
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Sesame chicken
If you enjoy Chinese food, you are going to love this sesame chicken recipe.  One of our favorite restaurants to go ...
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Asiago Artichoke Dip and crackers
If you're looking for a delicious appetizer, try this asiago artichoke dip recipe.  It's great for parties or family gatherings ...
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Dewalt Cordless Power Tool Kit
Why Cordless Power Tools? One of the keys to success for any project is having the right tools for the ...
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Wire and Stick Welders
I have been hobby welding for over 30 years and have enjoyed it immensely. It has helped me save time ...
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Cloudy Glasses
We've battled cloudy drinking glasses for years. There are times we've been embarrassed to set them out when guests have ...
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Plated Gourmet Pizza
Below are the best pizza dough and pizza sauce recipes we have ever tried.  Our entire family loves them too ...
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Pileated woodpecker on a suet feeder
Bird watching is a great pastime on a cold winter day. Why not stay inside, where it's nice and warm, and ...
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My Drill Kit
Many DIY hobbies and home projects require drilling holes.  I recently wrote an article on a home wiring project, which ...
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Doing our home electrical wiring was the most challenging home project I've ever undertaken. As I mentioned on the “About ...
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Simmering pot of yellow eye bean soup
Every November we head up to deer camp for a couple of days, in search of that big buck.  After ...
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Plate with venison summer sausage, cheese and crackers
Venison Summer Sausage Do you like venison summer sausage? For the majority of deer hunters, the back straps and the ...
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White Chicken Lasagna close up picture
If you are looking for a little variety on an "Italian" cooking night, try this white chicken lasagna, with pesto, ...
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Have you ever gone to a restaurant and ordered something that you simply fell in love with?  That's exactly what ...
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2008 Chevy Silverado grill and headlights
My 2008 Chevy Silverado needed a low beam, headlight bulb replacement. I did a little research and the estimated cost ...
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New granite countertop with backsplash
Kitchen Countertop and Tile Backsplash After 15 years in our new home, the signs of wear and tear were starting ...
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Deep dish pizza
Check out this recipe for a great homemade deep dish pizza.  For a delicious homemade pizza sauce recipe, check out our ...
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Gel Stain Application
Are you tired of looking at your faded, chalky, aluminum garage doors? Revitalize your garage doors with a gel stain ...
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Roomba after cleaning
If you read our first article on the Roomba, you would know it does a great job of controlling pet ...
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Serpentine belt idler and tensioner pulley
For those who would like to know how to change the serpentine belt and pulleys on a 2006 Ford Taurus, follow ...
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Breaker with warning sign on it
How many of you have heard of lockout-tagout?  Lockout-tagout (LOTO) entails removing all “potential energy sources” on anything you may ...
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Caramel toffee crunch dessert
   This Caramel Toffee Fluff recipe makes a great dessert or a perfect sweet for a church or school luncheon.  Give ...
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KitchenAid stand mixer with attachments
My wife loves to cook. She spends hours in the kitchen preparing and cooking her favorite recipes. She also spends ...
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Brinkmann smoker in smoker box
I've had my Brinkmann smoker for over 20 years now and I hope I get to use it another 20 ...
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Strawberry Shortcake
This is my wife's favorite strawberry shortcake recipe.  Give it a try, I'm sure you'll love it! Strawberry Sponge Shortcake ...
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This makes a fun 21st birthday gift idea! Simply print off the list of hangover home remedies and collect items ...
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Plate of German jaegerschnitzel
Three years ago we hosted a German foreign exchange student.  In an effort to make her feel more at home, ...
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Adult with excessive sun exposure and wrinkled skin
UV Rays and Sunscreen At last, summer is here.  Little league is in full swing. Golf leagues are starting. Soon ...
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Smoked pork butt roast
If you have friends or family coming over for a cookout and want to treat them to something a little ...
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Veneer Stone Fireplace
Have you ever wanted veneer stone installed around a gas fireplace? How about veneer brick on a faux chimney? Those ...
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