The Picnic Table Project With The #DIYZGuys

I’m not much of a handyman around the house. In fact, if the job requires anything above screwing in a light bulb, I’m probably going to mess it u p – at least once if not several times. Let me put it this way, with the amount of holes I’ve put in walls over the years, I should have bought stock in wall spackle; I’d be rich!

Projects around the house tend to be quite difficult for me, mainly because I have a complete lack of knowledge when it comes to anything like carpentry, plumbing or electrical. While calling a handyman whenever I need work done around my home is an easy fix, I’ve recently discovered an interest in sharpening my skills in these areas, so maybe I can avoid a handyman call or two in the future.
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Boudreaux’s Butt Paste: #KickingRash on Your Daily Annoyances

Kids are gross. There, I said it. For every moment someone wants to share some super-cute or adorable picture of their kid on social media, I think they should be forced to share at least 10 pictures of their kids when they’re not-so-cute.

You know, like when they have snot running down their face, or they’re sneezing without covering their mouth – which all parents know, somehow the spit from said sneeze ALWAYS lands on you…mainly in the facial region. Continue reading

#ISleepTo Simply Keep Up With My Kid: Beautyrest Sponsored Post

You know how parents love to tell their kids how they should love sleep more, and how much they’re going to miss it when they’re older? I have always been that person; from day 1, I have always loved sleep.

I was never a super active kid growing up, unless you count my imagination. That thing was on overdrive during my entire youth. I wasn’t the kid that was into sports, or running around all day long climbing trees and getting into mischief. I was pretty content just hanging out, and as I got older, more sedentary things, like video games became my go-to activities. What can I say, I love to be lazy.

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A Very Berry Bonding Experience

It’s famously said in my all-time favorite movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, that “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” I’ve come to learn the same can be said for parenting.

If you’ve been around here a while, you’ve clearly picked up that I (nick)named my kid after the main character from said movie. Growing up, I always wanted to be Ferris Bueller. I loved everything about the character; his wit, his style, his comedic timing, and everything just worked in his favor. I did everything I could to emulate that character, and swore that if I ever had kids one day, I would raise them to the same way.
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I Have Been Crowned The King of Soup…By My Wife

My wife loves all things potato. And when I say she loves potatoes, I mean she “LOVES” potatoes. I’m pretty if someone told her she could only eat french fries the rest of her life, she’d be delighted.

That’s why she was over the moon excited when I told her I was doing a new campaign with Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soups. I’m pretty sure all she heard was “potato soup”.

When I saw excited my wife got about the soup, I had an awesome idea – why not treat the wife to an old fashion steakhouse dinner. You know, like the kind we use to be able to enjoy before to kids came in our lives and made everything so darn difficult.
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Pizza and Movies: A Story of My 80’s Childhood

I grew up in probably the greatest decade this planet will ever see – the 1980’s. As I watch my son grow and see him experience his childhood unfolding before him, I can’t help but think, “Man, are you missing out.”

I mean, everything was cooler in the 80’s. The music was far better than what’s out there today, the cartoons of the 80’s crush anything on TV right now, the TV shows were so much more original (Alf and Mr. Belvedere were two of my all-time favorites), and the movies…give me any movie from the 80’s and I’d throw it up against anything that’s in theaters now, and I guarantee, the 80’s movie would still hold up. Heck, half the movies out these days are either inspired by, ripoffs of, or straight up remakes of 80’s classics.
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Last-Minute Gift Ideas Are No Longer a Problem with Sears In-Vehicle Pick Up – #AllForMom

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Mother’s Day is a special time of year. It’s the day we celebrate all the moms in our lives, and while we should recognize how awesome moms are on daily basis, this day deserves it more than most.

My wife and I, like many couples, don’t buy each other gifts. Not on Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and not on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. This isn’t because we don’t care; far from it. Instead, we try and save up for larger purchases we can all enjoy as a family, like house upgrades or a vacation.

But this year I wanted to break from the norm and get my wife something special; even at the risk of her getting upset for spending money on stuff we didn’t need. You see, my wife is almost 8 months pregnant with our second child, and I wanted to do something; something she could use all the time, but I was stuck on what.
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Cartoons, Fun, and Figuring Out Emotions – Yo Kai Watch Sponsored Post

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Growing up as an only child with a single parent, I had a lot of time to myself. Most days I was home alone from the time school ended (usually around 2:30-3:00pm) until around 7:00pm when my mom would get home from work. Saturday mornings were more of the same, as my mom would sleep in and recover from a long week.

Like most kids, my free time was filled with video games, comic books, and playing outside with my friends. But, the thing I loved to do the most was watch cartoons.
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