It’s almost Father’s Day so it’s time to come up with a plan that will make dad feel appreciated and loved. Gifts, cards and special treats are the order of the day. Start with the breakfast of champions, whether it’s a tall stack of pancakes and industrial-strength coffee or a high-protein smoothie for a power […]
Memorial Day celebrations take many forms, including neighborhood and community parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues and block parties that bring families and neighbors together. As a day off work, the beginning of summer and a long weekend, it’s ideal for carving out time for special activities that honor the day and celebrate the precious freedoms that […]
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is supposed to give us more daylight hours to enjoy. Of course, it doesn’t create more hours of daylight, it just shifts the daylight around. But not everyone is a fan.
Proponents of DST say an extra hour of sunshine in the evening motivates people to get out of the house […]
A scant 12 weeks was the time it took to completely renovate the new honeymoon home of Property Brother, Drew Scott, and fiancée, Linda Phan. Many people participated, including the local Tailored Living® with a custom garage design. Leading the project was twin brother, Jonathan Scott, who confessed that this is the biggest renovation they’ve […]
I don’t think there is any longer a debate about the importance of Girl Garages and She Sheds. Pinterest has dozens of sites with images for girl garages, and TV shows like All Girls Garage on Velocity.com/TV re-enforce the concept that girls do, indeed, belong in the garage. From auto mechanics in red lipstick to […]
The popular game show, Family Feud, gives a good look into society’s psyche through surveying a large studio audience on random questions. To the question, “What do you keep in your garage?” the top answers are not so surprising…cars, tools, bicycle and lawn mower. Of course, we can add to the list with skateboards, motorcycles, […]
Garages, as we know them, have only been around since the early 1900s when automobiles were invented. Prior to that, horse and buggy owners made sure that stables for the horses and carriages were far from the house due to the, um, “exhaust” of the one-horse-powered vehicles.
But the love affair between man and automobile brought […]
Have you ever thought of the internet as a place where dreams are born? We can “go” anywhere in the world and see things that inspire us to dream. But sometimes when we log off and return to reality, that shiny dream may dim a little. For example, after viewing dozens of images of […]
Labor Day is often considered the “last hurrah” of summer before school starts, vacations end and the work-a-day world takes over. The first Monday of September is set aside as Labor Day, a day to celebrate all working people and the contributions they make to our country’s strength and way of life.
Since 1887, when Labor […]
For some reason, selecting the appropriate Father’s Day gift ranks in difficulty with naming a new baby. People agonize over what to get for “dear old dad” to show how much he’s loved and appreciated, but that won’t be silly, lame or embarrassing. Kids count out their pennies, nickels and dimes and head out to […]