Review: Rachio IRO Smart Irrigation Controller

Rachio IRO

Over the last few months, I’ve been adding some smart technology into our home. There are so many new products out that offer a more convenient and effective way to manage your household.  Most recently, I added the Rachio IRO Irrigation Controller, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share my thoughts on it so […]

Putting Sta-Green To The Test

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Over the last six weeks, we teamed up with Lowe’s Home Improvement and Sta-Green to put some of their products to the test, along with putting our results up against those of our good friend, Chelsea from TwoTwentyOne.  We’ll start off by taking a look at our lawn and later on we’ll show you how […]

Troy-Bilt Flex Face-Off & Garage Makeover

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It’s always been high on my list of priorities to have an organized garage. Unfortunately, life’s priorities haven’t always seen eye to eye with mine!  Sure, there’s been a project or two where I’ve managed to clean it up a bit, but inevitably, I’d lose the battle.  As luck would have it, on a day that I was […]

Upgrade Your Deadbolt With the Schlage Connect

Schlage Connect Feat

Safety and security should be at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind.  Although it’s true that no house is completely immune from break ins, well designed locks and a few other security features can help keep your home safer and a lot more secure. Every deadbolt is not created equal.  Each deadbolt is rated as a […]

Keep Your Lawn Looking Good All Summer Long

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I’ve always believed that one of the greatest rewards as a home owner can be coming home to a nice lush, green lawn.  Of course, that takes some work.  Well, this year we figured it would be fun to see just how well our lawn responded to being fed!  So, thanks to Lowe’s Home Improvement, who’s been so […]

Gone Fishin’ String Art


As I’ve mentioned in the past, my family loves tradition, especially around the holidays!  Each year, we take part in the Knowlton Make-A-Gift.  Each person is assigned another family member, who they are tasked with creating a handmade gift.  This year, I had my step brother, Ryan, an avid outdoorsman, who according to legend is […]