Tag Archives: do-it-yourself

American Dream Builders Giveaway – win a $50 Lowe’s giftcard

Lowe's giftcard

I have an awesome giveaway for a do-it-yourself warrior. Thanks to NBC Universal, I’m giving away a $50 Lowe’s gift card to a reader of my dad blog. The contest is part of a promotion for their new show, American Dream Builders. The show follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. American Dream Builders is hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus. The show airs Sundays at 8/7c, only on NBC.

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Earth Day DIY Tip – recycle old foam into new insoles

slipper insoles from recycled foam

Earth Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share a DIY project I did recently. A few months ago I created some insoles from an old sheet of foam. I’m not positive about this, but I think the hospital gave us the foam when our last child was born three years ago. I saved the foam instead of throwing it in the garbage because I figure I could use if for something someday. Well now I have. I created a pair of insoles for my boots and another pair for my slippers. Why spend $10 to $20 on new insoles when you can make new ones by recycling old foam?

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Geek Dad and Handy Dad Books

Recently, I checked out a couple of books at the library that will appeal to geek dads and do-it-yourself (DIY) dads:

The first book, Geek Dad, is technology oriented and the projects tend to involve computers and other electronics. This would be an excellent ideas book for a geeky dad. The second book, Handy Dad, doesn’t involve computers or electronics. Instead, the projects tend to be wood-based. This book would be a handy resource for a dad who likes to build things and work with wood.

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