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Make Sure Your Holidays are Merry and Safe

We have four children, two at home and two away at college.  My wife and I so excited to have everyone home for Christmas. Our house is decorated and ready for the festivities to begin. I have also made sure that the home is safe, and you should too.  Below is a checklist of items…

Make Your Home Easier to Maintain!

Here are ten products you can install and use to update your home, and make it easier to maintain. Most of these items can be found at your local participating Ace Hardware store. 1.     Honeywell WIFI Programmable Thermostat. This device installs like a standard thermostat, and allows the user to control the temperature in your home from…

Keeping the House Guests Out!

I am not talking about your family and friends, although I know some of you may want to limit who comes over.  I am talking about rodents!  As the weather starts to change and things cool off, rodents are going to look for warmer places to live.  Here is a checklist to make your home…

Lou talked to Kathie Lee and Hoda this morning about easy ways to clean your deck, fix cracked grout in your shower, stink bugs and how to select the best material to use for your countertops (oh, and linguini!). Deck Rust-Oleum Restore 10x Penofin Countertop Material Corian Counters Cambria Quartz Granite featured from New York…

You Need a Backup Generator!

Do you know when the best time is to buy a back-up generator? On a bright, sunny day! But when do people buy them? When the power is out, and they are desperate to get the juice flowing again. The problem with the latter is that the selection is poor, so you may buy the…

Mean, Clean, Grilling Machine

Spring means it’s time to crank up the grill, get outside, and do some cooking.  Now, at our house in the Midwest, we grill all year long – even during the Polar Vortex! Hey, a guy has to have his grilled asparagus. While we all want a new grill, it may not be in the…

What’s for Dinner: Mom’s Minestrone!

This is a recipe for what my Mother called a bowl of health! Italian minestrone – easy to make and the house smells great! 1 – 16OZ bag of great northern beans 2 – 16OZ cans of beef stock (low sodium) 3 – 14.5OZ cans of diced Italian tomatoes 1 – small head of cabbage,…

4 Fixes To Get Your Home Ready for Company…

It’s the last weekend before Thanksgiving – and for goodness sake we don’t want Aunt Rose falling off the wobbly chair! Below is a segment I did with my buddy Al that gives you four quick fixes to get your home ready the holidays. Take a look. Click Here for Video! Here are links and…