Do-It-Yourself

Dad or Alive gets crafty around the house.

Jun9

No Longer Good with the Wood.

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My friends at Life of Dad and Lowe’s reached out to me this Father’s Day to come up with any idea for a project and execute it to inspire the masses. Immediately I thought about making a few bird feeders – one for us and one for each grandfather. Charlie and I took this one

Feb11

Valentine Snow Globes.

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According to Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when courtly love flourished, which may bore you to death before you finish reading this article. As kids in the somewhat (1980’s) modern era know, it was our parents job to pick up

Jan7

Edible Marshmallow Playdough.

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With winter in full swing in ‘most’ parts of the country, with it comes days on end in which it’s too cold for the littles to go outside and play – it’s just too frickin’ cold. We’ve watched every movie, played every game, alphabetized our entire collection of Shopkins and are beginning to run out

Nov23

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings.

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Thanksgiving is a relatively new holiday for US, even though we’ve been married for seven years. By that, I mean, traditionally we have traveled almost every single November and December, criss-crossing the country to spend time with both families. Three years ago, we started hosting a small Thanksgiving for my side of the family at

Nov4

Homemade Gak.

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Well, here we go again. In the northeast or mid-atlantic, we have a few short weeks of next-to-no humidity with cool temps and the occasional breeze that finds it’s way up the leg of my shorts. I’m diggin’ it – ’tis the season. However, along with that comes rain and much cooler temperatures in the early

Oct21

Broken Crayons Brought Back to Life.

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Each one of my three kids has gone through a phase where the only thing they want to do, is break all of our crayons. Whether it’s the honest mistake by pressing too hard (like Ava) or the more barbaric and blatant anger (like Charlie and Mason) raged against the colorful sticks. Despite their cause of