Building a Barndo; Where Do I Start?

Building a Barndo; Where Do I Start?

After going through a Barndo building experience with my dad several years back, in full disclosure, – as much as we wanted to believe, as a do it yourselfer, that building the new home, (or office, or shop or any building for that matter) was going to be quick, easy...
Back to sCOOL!

Back to sCOOL!

Welcome back to school!  Whether you have a child or sibling returning to the classroom, or whether you are a parent, student, or teacher yourself, this is certainly an eventful time of year!  I remember when I was in elementary school, I couldn’t wait to go...
Keepin’ it Cool

Keepin’ it Cool

Whew! It sure seems to be getting hot out there, isn’t it? While I am certainly enjoying my summer and am not quite ready for the school year to start back up, I’ll be honest; I have spent very little time outside this summer because, for one thing, it has been SO...
Making It Last

Making It Last

“Would you like to add a protection plan for $19.99?” Ugh! No! Maybe? Do I really need it?  So many (already expensive) products like to offer even more expensive warranties or protection plans. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been through this...
Home Is…

Home Is…

It is, of course, where many “firsts” tend to occur: first words, first steps, first thoughts and feelings and dreams. Home is, for many, a place of beginnings and a place of support for those endeavors.  Home is the springboard for all the lovely things that...
As American As…

As American As…

Happy Fourth of July!  I feel that around this time of year, I often hear the phrase “as American as…” But how do you finish that thought? For the sport-lovers among us, it’s “baseball”. For the gourmands, it’s “apple pie” (even though the dessert...