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DIY Time Out: Man Edition

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While our ladies are living it up in Atlanta, they asked us to take over the blog on this lovely Friday.  They must have known our post was bound to be a success, since we impressed them with our blogging and DIY skills back in April. (more about that here.)

So take note girls, we’re revealing our manly “must haves” in this edition of DIY Time Out.

DIY Time Out
Matt & Finn's Must Haves

Matt’s…
1. Lacoste Cologne: Every Christmas, as sure as Santa will come down the chimney, it is just as sure that my mom will present me with a cologne gift. Lacoste has been my “staple fragrance” which is sure to turn the heads and tingle the nostrils of many-a-DIY’er.

2. Bigalow Organic Green Tea Every morning before work I used to begin my day with a cup of coffee. However, I have found a much healthier alternative which not only tastes better in my opinion, but helps keep my appetite in check throughout the day.

3. Bruce Springsteen Live in NY Album: Whenever I hear the words “Springsteen” and “New York City,” my heart skips a beat. One of my all time favorite albums is played regularly in our household. The near twenty minute rendition of “Tenth Avenue Freezeout” makes me feel like a teenage girl during “Beatle-Mania.”

4. Nalgene Water Bottle: My summer has been filled with a lot of long runs and workouts. The Nalgene Water Bottle has been attached to my hip since the beginning of July thanks to a recommendation from my brother. Thirty two ounces of water goodness is the typical finale to a long and draining work out.

Finn’s…
5. Whiskey Ball: Whiskey on the rocks can put a little hair on any guy’s chest. Lately I’ve been adding this cocktail to my repertoire, and I always like it cold and a bit watered down. This ice sphere does the trick. It’s just a plastic spherical mold, that you fill with water, and then freeze. I add the cube to my drinks and feel extra classy when I’m sipping my whiskey.

6. Digital Wireless Headphones: Since we live in a loft (aka no privacy) I use these wireless headphones to watch TV late at night. Casey heads to bed around 9:30pm (no joke, she is crazy)..while I’m more of a night owl. All I do is plug in these headphones and I can watch all the TV I want, while Casey dreams away in our quiet loft.

7. Crew Forming Cream: I’ve been using this hair product for years. All I can say is it is well worth the price tag.

8. Silver Tie Clip: I’m not always thrilled when Casey drags me to antique shops and flea markets, but sometimes I do find a few things for myself. On a past flea market trip, we found a silver, vintage tie clip. It was only $10 and I’ve worn it many times. Cufflinks are cool too, but you have to wear a specific button shirt down for those. I can wear a tie clip whenever I have to wear a suit and tie, and it adds a little pizzazz to my ensemble.

Don’t worry DIY Playbook fans, you’re not stuck with us for too long. Your two favorite girls will be back on Monday.

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Easy Steps to Create a Pallet Sign

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DIY-ing a Pallet SignPatio Reveal Pallet

With lots of intimidation and quite a bit of hesitation, I decided to create a pallet sign to add to his patio. (Enter some serious muscle).

diy pallet sign steps

I enlisted my better half to carry this way-heavier-than-I-expected pallet home from a dumpster nearby. (I say “nearby” loosely… more like 1/2 mile of trucking this thing home). Poor Matt, such a team player.

using an old pallet to create a pallet sign

After we he got this bad boy home, we got to work tearing the wood apart.

Tearing the Pallet Apart

DIY Pallet Sign steps

Needless to say, the muscle part of this duo took care of most of this demolition as well.

Pallet Wood to use in creating a pallet sign

Thanks to Matt, we were left with some weathered pallet wood that would eventually make up the Pallet Sign.

We laid out a rough draft of the sign and decided that the tiny pallet leftovers just weren’t sturdy enough to back this heavy sign. We headed to Home Depot to buy some new wood.

pallet nails

Measuring

But first, these dangerously scary nails needed to go. With the back of a hammer and some more muscle, we got those last nails out in no time.

easy tutorial for creating a DIY Pallet sign

To identify how big our strips of wood needed to from Home Depot, the project manager did some measuring.

easy steps  for creating a DIY Pallet sign

Since the whole sign was 21 inches long, we picked out one long strip of wood and had it cut down (for free) to 20 inches. The total at Home Depot for the wood, a whopping 97 cents.

Reconstruction of the pallet sign

easy tutorial for creating a DIY Pallet sign
tutorial creating a DIY Pallet sign

After we did some more measuring and re-adjusting, we were ready to nail. One pallet board at a time, we leveled, and used these nails to secure the boards.

Nails for DIY pallet sign
putting a diy pallet sign together
building a DIY pallet sign

Until we were done!!

level pallet sign

Sturdy? Check. Level? Check. Proud? Check, check double check!

Personalization and Paint

adding paint to a DIY Pallet sign

Now, the fun part– adding a “little” finish to the already weathered pallet strips. I didn’t want to add a fresh coat of pure paint onto this sign because I figured that would eliminate the vintage charm this wood already offers. However, without a little color I knew the wood was just too unfinished for my dad’s style. The compromise: watering down paint to give it a vintage washed look.

Paint sample

I used a small jar of an old paint sample for my paint base. #hugemoneysaver. Instead of buying an entire gallon, Home Depot will create a sample of any paint color you choose for around $3. How could you beat that?

Sample Stick while painting

Before I took my (paint + water) concoction to the pallet sign, I sampled it on a piece of leftover wood. If you want the darker look, use less paint. I wanted my finish to be a little lighter, so I added more water to the paint. There’s no rhyme or reason to my mixture, I just kept adding a little bit of water until the consistency was exactly what I was looking for. It’s sort of like creating the perfect pancake mix… kinda?

painting a DIY Pallet sign
painting a DIY Pallet sign

Some of the pallet wood absorbed more of the paint than others; giving those strips a darker look. Clearly each strip looks a little different, which was A-ok with me! The more weathered charm, the better.

painted a DIY Pallet sign
Making a sign out of pallet wood

The next step: adding some words! I traced some letters that I printed off the of computer with a pencil.

painting an old pallet sign
personalized DIY pallet sign

I filled in the lines with a few itty-bitty artsy paintbrushes and some white paint.

White paint and paintbrushes

About an hour and a half later, I was so excited to present this treasure to my pops.

How to make a pallet sign
Pallet Sign with paint

Cost Breakdown

  • Pallet Wood……… Free
  • Backing Wood…. $0.97
  • Nails………………. $1.30
  • Paint………………. already had it
  • paint brushes……. already had them
  • Total Cost: $2.27

A personalized gift….. Priceless

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bridget P.S. Come check out this DIY pallet sign and the amazing patio we added it to! Patio Reveal Pallet
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  1. Chelsea Williams

    We’ve been collecting pallets for some wedding DIYs and we found that the easiest way to get a pallet apart is to use a sawzall (with recruitment from the Groom-to-Be, of course!) to saw straight through the nails. It’s mind blowingly quick and EASY! Just a tip for future pallet projects! 🙂

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  2. DIY Playbook

    uhhhh…. GENIUS!! Thanks Chelsea, I’m so thankful for this tip! Even more importantly, my groom-to-be thanks you for saving him countless hours of manual labor in the garage.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Reply
  3. Kelly

    Such a fab sign! Nice work! One question, how did you attach it to the brick wall (or to a stucco-type outdoor wall in my case), any suggestions? Thanks!

    Reply
  4. DIY Playbook

    Thanks Kelly! TO hang this sucker, I used some simple hooks from Home Depot. I picked the hook size that would hold the weight of the sign and nailed the hooks onto the back of the sign evenly across from one another. Then I bought nails, used specifically for brick, and just hung the pallet outside… just like I would any other picture.

    I hope this helps! Good luck. and PS. We’d love to see your final creation.

    Reply
  5. Brad

    I want to make a sign just like this for my son’s room, what is the name of the brown color paint you used. I want it to look exactly like yours? Thank you!

    Reply
    1. DIY Playbook

      I used a brown paint sample to save money and honestly I don’t remember the name… I just remember that it was the color of chocolate. To get the “washed out/weathered” look, I mixed about 90% water to 10% paint together in a cup. Then I painted on that mixture until I got the look I loved. <– hope this helps!! Good luck, I'm sure your son will LOVE the pallet sign.

    1. Sunny M

      I love this sign!!! I have a canvas with the lyrics to the song 🙂 I would love to make this too!

  6. Ambra Porter Richardson

    I started collecting pallets and (husband does the lifting too) I have so many creative ideas to use them for but I am amateur at doing d.i.y so I’ve been hesitating doing them but your tutorial was so unbelievably easy and thorough in the step by step process I finally feel confident to give them a try! I also love your outdoor herringbone fall rug that I will also be doing! Thank you for all the inspiration! I Will continue following and look forward to your future creations!

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  7. Chae Vick

    Hi Bridget!! This post is a god send!! I’m creating a pallet sign as a christmas gift and I was completely stumped as to how I would be applying the lettering (till now, thank you very much)! How did you get the letters to come out completely attached/together in that size? I’m just trying to save a trip to the sign printing store.

    Thanks again!! Ur a genius lol

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    1. DIY Playbook

      Aw, thanks Chae! I appreciate the kind words. I actually used a large sheet of paper and a projector screen to get the design I wanted. But if you don’t have access to that, drawing your design on a large poster should do the trick.

    1. DIY Playbook

      I used a brown paint sample to save money and honestly I don’t remember the name… I just remember that it was the color of chocolate. To get the “washed out/weathered” look, I mixed about 90% water to 10% paint together in a cup. Then I painted on that mixture until I got the look I loved.

  8. Sunny M

    I am planning on making a pallet sign as the ‘memorial’ at my wedding. This tutorial has given me some ideas on how to go ahead with making it. Thanks!

    Reply
  9. Deborah Kelley Warren

    Hello, thank you for detailed demo on the pallet sign. Question you may think is dumber than dumb but I’m a first timer with pallets. I’m wanting to make a bench & coffee table for back patio. My fiance dad is coming down in less than a week to play golf tournament. He’s old military style even though his house is over ran with antiques antiques more antiques hell still find time nagging at my fiance. I’ve been saying for a while now I wanted to do this and today finally got me a load of big and small pallets. Now if I could get any help in this MATTER ID BE MOST APPRECIATIVE. I JUST MOVED IN HERE A YEAR AGO AND HIS GARAGE IS A HUGE CLUTTER OF A MESS. THOUGH I HATE TO ADMIT BUT I HAVE NO ORGANIZATION WHAT SO EVER!!!! 😱😭😭😬😅😅😂😝😱😭😢😮😦😕😧😟😙😗. sounds like I need some serious get it together but for now I’ll take any advise on pallets. Ty much hope everyone has a fabulous weekend

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  1. Chelsea Williams

    We’ve been collecting pallets for some wedding DIYs and we found that the easiest way to get a pallet apart is to use a sawzall (with recruitment from the Groom-to-Be, of course!) to saw straight through the nails. It’s mind blowingly quick and EASY! Just a tip for future pallet projects! 🙂

    Reply
  2. DIY Playbook

    uhhhh…. GENIUS!! Thanks Chelsea, I’m so thankful for this tip! Even more importantly, my groom-to-be thanks you for saving him countless hours of manual labor in the garage.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Reply
  3. Kelly

    Such a fab sign! Nice work! One question, how did you attach it to the brick wall (or to a stucco-type outdoor wall in my case), any suggestions? Thanks!

    Reply
  4. DIY Playbook

    Thanks Kelly! TO hang this sucker, I used some simple hooks from Home Depot. I picked the hook size that would hold the weight of the sign and nailed the hooks onto the back of the sign evenly across from one another. Then I bought nails, used specifically for brick, and just hung the pallet outside… just like I would any other picture.

    I hope this helps! Good luck. and PS. We’d love to see your final creation.

    Reply
  5. Brad

    I want to make a sign just like this for my son’s room, what is the name of the brown color paint you used. I want it to look exactly like yours? Thank you!

    Reply
  6. Ambra Porter Richardson

    I started collecting pallets and (husband does the lifting too) I have so many creative ideas to use them for but I am amateur at doing d.i.y so I’ve been hesitating doing them but your tutorial was so unbelievably easy and thorough in the step by step process I finally feel confident to give them a try! I also love your outdoor herringbone fall rug that I will also be doing! Thank you for all the inspiration! I Will continue following and look forward to your future creations!

    Reply
  7. Chae Vick

    Hi Bridget!! This post is a god send!! I’m creating a pallet sign as a christmas gift and I was completely stumped as to how I would be applying the lettering (till now, thank you very much)! How did you get the letters to come out completely attached/together in that size? I’m just trying to save a trip to the sign printing store.

    Thanks again!! Ur a genius lol

    Reply
  8. Sunny M

    I am planning on making a pallet sign as the ‘memorial’ at my wedding. This tutorial has given me some ideas on how to go ahead with making it. Thanks!

    Reply
  9. Deborah Kelley Warren

    Hello, thank you for detailed demo on the pallet sign. Question you may think is dumber than dumb but I’m a first timer with pallets. I’m wanting to make a bench & coffee table for back patio. My fiance dad is coming down in less than a week to play golf tournament. He’s old military style even though his house is over ran with antiques antiques more antiques hell still find time nagging at my fiance. I’ve been saying for a while now I wanted to do this and today finally got me a load of big and small pallets. Now if I could get any help in this MATTER ID BE MOST APPRECIATIVE. I JUST MOVED IN HERE A YEAR AGO AND HIS GARAGE IS A HUGE CLUTTER OF A MESS. THOUGH I HATE TO ADMIT BUT I HAVE NO ORGANIZATION WHAT SO EVER!!!! 😱😭😭😬😅😅😂😝😱😭😢😮😦😕😧😟😙😗. sounds like I need some serious get it together but for now I’ll take any advise on pallets. Ty much hope everyone has a fabulous weekend

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Bourbon Bottle Soap Dispenser

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Like most men, my dad is into “swill.”

Yep, we’re an Irish family and we definitely like to get our swill on.

Lately my dad is digging bourbon whiskey. Single malt, single barrel…I don’t really know much about the stuff…but I do know that he loves it! So I thought it would only be fitting that his Father’s Day gift reflects his drink of choice.

Consider this project a “DIY for a guy!”

Your first step will be to actually find and purchase the perfect bottle. Finn and I ventured to a local alcohol mecca (this place is legit huuuuge!) to try and find a cool-looking bottle.

Our must-haves? Not too large. Glass. Cool Design. We knew we would be taking the label off because when it gets wet (which it will because it is a soap dispenser!) the colors could run and it would be a mess. So we wanted the glass to say the name of the alcohol, instead of just the label.

We found this Captain Morgan bottle for Finn’s bathroom (he wanted in on the DIY action too!)
Captain Morgan Private Stock Bottle

After you find the right bottle. Drink the entire contents in one sitting. Then break out the power tools.

Goo Gone and captain morgan

Kidding. Just want to make sure you guys are following along. (We simply poured the rum into a separate decanter that we will slowly drink)

Once you have a clean and empty bottle, use goo gone to peel the label off of the glass bottle.

Empty Captain Morgan Bottle
Goo gone is like magic. That stuff works wonders!
Target Soap Dispenser

I then had to find a soap pump that fit the bottle. After doing some research, I concluded that many pumps are similar in size. I decided to go with this one, simply because it was on sale at Target and I liked the dark, shiny color.

In order to get the pump to stay in the bottle, you’ll need to use a cork.

I went with the cork that came with the original Captain bottle.

Knife and cork

I chopped off the pretty wood top.

Drilling hole through cork

And then drilled a large hole through the cork until it fit the pump.

Cork on soap pump

It took a little finagling to get it on there, but it ended up working out just fine.

Our guest bathroom now has enough soap to last a lifetime #seriouslythatthingishuge

I ended up using the purple soap dispenser (with no top) as a vase. Win, win!

The swords and text that reads “Captain Morgan” is very subtle on the glass. Which I really like! Way better than booze right in your face! Just a touch of manliness right?
While the rum bottle went into our own guest bathroom…I made a bourbon whiskey bottle for my dad.
Bourbon Bottle Soap Dispenser
Now I think this bottle is really cool!
Bourbon Bottle Soap Dispenser
I especially love how it says “bourbon whiskey” right on the front.
Bourbon Bottle Soap Dispenser
This unique soap dispenser makes a pretty awesome Father’s Day gift if I do say so myself!
Bourbon Bottle Soap Dispenser
A green bow was all this gift needed.
Bourbon Bottle Soap Dispenser
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  1. Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    Ah! I super love this idea! More than my mason jar one I have now…. looks like it’s time for another project 🙂

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  2. Damaged Goods Improv

    Thanks for the tips. I had been wanting to make one of these for a year an didn’t realize how simple it was until I ran across your site. I used some shalack on the labels so they would be water resistant and my guests could see the brand I prefer in case they want to buy more. I also found just the pump and straw mechanism at Bed Bath and Beyond for $3. No need to buy a whole soap dispenser. Thanks again! Drew from KY.

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  3. sam

    do you have a link on how to do that mason jar thing suspended in the bathroom holding your toothpaste and such?

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  1. Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    Ah! I super love this idea! More than my mason jar one I have now…. looks like it’s time for another project 🙂

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  2. Damaged Goods Improv

    Thanks for the tips. I had been wanting to make one of these for a year an didn’t realize how simple it was until I ran across your site. I used some shalack on the labels so they would be water resistant and my guests could see the brand I prefer in case they want to buy more. I also found just the pump and straw mechanism at Bed Bath and Beyond for $3. No need to buy a whole soap dispenser. Thanks again! Drew from KY.

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  3. sam

    do you have a link on how to do that mason jar thing suspended in the bathroom holding your toothpaste and such?

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Standing up to DIY

In honor of Matt’s birthday week, Casey and I thought it would only be fitting to allow our two favorite boys, and future grooms, to take over the blog. For your reading enjoyment, we introduce you to the man’s perspective around here a.k.a the other half of the Rookie Squad. So with no further ado, Matt and Finn, the blog is all yours. All we ask is that you both behave yourselves, our moms are reading… 

It’s intriguing! 
It’s immaculate!
It’s perfect!
It’s going up in the house…. no matter what Bridget says!
Today is a very special day. No, not because it is the first of April. Today just seems….different. The air is a little crisper, the sun is shining a bit brighter, and the birds seem to be chirping in perfect harmony. The reason being you ask? Well, I, the fiance of a DIY Playbook executive, have made an executive decorating decision myself. A portrait of Cosmo Kramer (comedic element of NBC’s longtime hit sitcom, Seinfeld) will be added to the guest room decor. 
Some guys may think it is easy living with a DIY executive. “Oh, Matt, it must be awesome. You don’t have to decorate a thing. She will do it all for you!” This is true. However, a man can only swallow so much of his pride.  There have been many-a-days offering decorative ideas to Bridget. However, all of my creative bubbles were popped… and popped quickly. I began to notice a “Rolodex” of polite shut-downs. “Yeah that’s a good idea Matt, maybe we can look into that later.” And then my personal favorite, a smile, a shake of the head and a hug, basically saying “Good effort, but you have no idea what you are doing.”

I may not be the “King of Color Schemes.”

I am definitely not the “God of the Gallery Wall.”

And it is safe to say, I am not the “Ambassador of Arts & Crafts.”

But what I am is a home owner…and someone who should have a say into how his house is decorated!
Today is a new day. I am leading the charge to defeat DIY “executive decisions” against my decorating ideas! I can picture it now. Cosmo Kramer in the guest room, a black and white Bruce Springsteen poster in the office, and last but not least, a velvet portrait of a Basset Hound playing cards above the couch in the living room. My house would be officially complete. 
This is not going to be an easy task. Similar to General Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn, my odds are slim of pulling this off. However, I won’t go down without a fight!

Gentlemen, we have ALL made sacrifices. Our Friday nights have gone from “drinks with the boys” to parading around Goodwill stores looking for ceramic animals because it would be a “cute centerpiece”. Decisions of ordering wings or pizza have turned into picking between IKEA or TJ Maxx for a shopping excursion. My Saturday’s used to consist of walking aimlessly around Best Buy, salivating over what DVD box set I was going to buy. Now my Saturdays make up of walking around Estate Sales helping Bridget decide what broken down old chair could be “made over” for the blog.

It is time we take a stand gentlemen. Put down that glue gun and pick up an XBOX Controller. Throw away that glitter and dust off your old Whiffle Ball Set. Hide those scissors and yarn and pop in an old Hulk Hogan wrestling DVD. We must stand firm and stand tall.

If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?
Mr. Finn… Can I get a witness?

You know what Matt…I have to agree.  Once I saw that distinguished piece of art (Cosmo adds character, by the way) I realized that it too is my time to stand firm and rebel. It’s time we stand up to these so called “rookies” and show them who’s king!

It’s time to get the team back together! 
In this box, are great men that support our cause. Champions who nod vigorously in agreement when I give them the slightest fist or chest bump. These players epitomize excellence and should be WELCOME in my home and not shunned to a closet after all they have done for me!
As you’ve seen on the ol’ blog before, my sports paraphernalia is limited to what matches the color scheme and can be hidden amongst the bookshelves.

That plan is out. I want them to be front and center…the focal point of our home! 

So things are changing around here. We’re going back to our winning ways…
In the morning, I want to piss excellence and stare at my past fantasy championships, recalling the exploits of my teams. When a championship is won in my household a bobble head is purchased in the likeness of my team’s MVP. 

They may not have known who or what they were playing for at the time, or even cared if they did, but these men led the charge and deserve their enshrinement in my imaginary HOF.
Justin represents the first of a back-to-back Fantasy MLB Championship (looking for a three-peat fellas and some more championship burgers). While Sir Thomas represents my 2009 fantasy football season.  Brady’s warrior effort deserves recognition, and he kills it with the ladies so he is always welcome. Casey still finds his bobble head to be a 10…and he’s only 8 inches tall. How does he do it?
These bobble heads could really make each day a little brighter! If I want to start the day right, I should do so with sky-high confidence remembering the glory of my Fantasy championship seasons as they are often few and far between.
My sports stuff isn’t just for me though. Sure, Gus here reminds me of our WSAW News Channel 7 2011 basketball championship in Wisconsin and the great times I had with those guys. But, he could be the perfect welcome sign for anyone that enters our home. Gus is the quintessential doorman. He could greet our guests with his little top hat and glove, deny unwelcome intruders, and even give some love with a solid fist bump. 

Who wouldn’t want to see this adorable round mound of rebound when they enter our home? 
Plus, my morning fist pump to Gus would only set me up for success throughout my entire day at work.
This final athlete would really round out the decor around here. Those of you who know me, understand my obsession with the gentlemen below (in a purely  athletic manner, mind you). He was a gift to my team last year and saved the season, and we have him back for 2013! Mike Trout deserves the most prominent of spots in our home.
I would like to share a drink with him before bed, recalling his amazing 2012 rookie campaign (how he wasn’t MVP I will never know….) and his bright future. I’d give him a little cheers with my Babe Ruth baseball stein (Sultan of Swat loves the kid), and say good night. As I mentioned before he would simply nod in agreement for a few moments…before falling back to rest.
As men we appreciate the things our women do to make our homes cozy, complete, and frankly amazing. At the same time if we aren’t here to mess it up and give them challenges where is the fun in that? So we challenge you dedicated DIY’ers to find places for these things in our homes and make it work. You want to stop being a rookie and join the Majors? Make our tacky, inconsistent, passionate items work!

Good luck!
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  1. M. Elizabeth Pitre

    I think the boys fashion sense leaves a bit to be desired….good job on the try, but it sounds like they’re the rookies and the ladies are the majors! Love the April Fool’s Joke…it’s an April Fool’s Joke, correct?? Ha! Keep up the great work, you FOUR! You keep me reading everyday!!

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  2. Jan O'Halloran

    Good luck, Matt and Finn. I have a feeling that Kramer and the bobble heads might disappear in the middle of the night! You might want to chain them down.

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  3. Lisa Muhs

    I cannot stop laughing (creepily outloud at my computer). I love your touches and think they are hilarious… but be careful, I have a feeling they will be disappearing quickly! Steal the spotlight more and give us updates of “the other side”!

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  4. Casey O'Halloran

    Don’t tempt these boys too much… they’ll want to take over the blog. We will definitely be keeping you up-to-date with the far more entertaining boy’s perspective around here. Thanks Lisa!

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  5. Reed Panther

    It makes me happy to know that I’m not the only person with a box full of bobble heads in the basement. Haha.

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13 thoughts on “Standing up to DIY

  1. M. Elizabeth Pitre

    I think the boys fashion sense leaves a bit to be desired….good job on the try, but it sounds like they’re the rookies and the ladies are the majors! Love the April Fool’s Joke…it’s an April Fool’s Joke, correct?? Ha! Keep up the great work, you FOUR! You keep me reading everyday!!

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  2. Jan O'Halloran

    Good luck, Matt and Finn. I have a feeling that Kramer and the bobble heads might disappear in the middle of the night! You might want to chain them down.

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  3. Lisa Muhs

    I cannot stop laughing (creepily outloud at my computer). I love your touches and think they are hilarious… but be careful, I have a feeling they will be disappearing quickly! Steal the spotlight more and give us updates of “the other side”!

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  4. Casey O'Halloran

    Don’t tempt these boys too much… they’ll want to take over the blog. We will definitely be keeping you up-to-date with the far more entertaining boy’s perspective around here. Thanks Lisa!

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  5. Reed Panther

    It makes me happy to know that I’m not the only person with a box full of bobble heads in the basement. Haha.

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