How to: Start a Minimalist Bullet Journal and Get Better at Everything

Search “bullet journal” in Instagram or Pinterest and you’ll see a cornucopia of tricked-out notebooks. The Esteemed Society of Crafters on the Internet has truly created a thing of beauty. But if you’re one of the “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That” (ANGTFT) set, don’t be fooled by the washi tape, calligraphy, and rococo calendar… Continue reading How to: Start a Minimalist Bullet Journal and Get Better at Everything

The Dramatically Awesome Way to Open your Champagne in Less Than a Second

I’m a life-long fan of Alton Brown. Recently, I’ve loved his post-cable TV Youtube videos in which he revisits topics and techniques that he was not allowed to demonstrate on network television. These have included things like “dirty steaks”… Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com Source: http://www.manmadediy.com/users/allan/posts/4755-the-dramatically-awesome-way-to-open-your-champagne-in-less-than-a-second

Don’t Go to the Dumb Store! Here are 5 Meaningful Valentine’s Day Cards You Can Print at Home

If you’ve ever walked down the greeting card isle during February, you know it can be a sensory overload of 100’s of pink and red frou-frou Valentine cards. Somewhere between the cheesy one-liners and floral designs maybe a descent card awaits for $5, but by the time you settle for it, loved ones have already filed a missing… Continue reading Don’t Go to the Dumb Store! Here are 5 Meaningful Valentine’s Day Cards You Can Print at Home

How to: Make a Custom, Heavy Duty Tool Roll to Carry Your Tools Anywhere

95% of the time, a tool box is overkill. Whether taking some items to help a friend with a project, or just working on something in my own home two floors above my basement shop, the act of dragging out the toolbox, selecting the items from the pegboard and arranging them appropriately, and then lugging… Continue reading How to: Make a Custom, Heavy Duty Tool Roll to Carry Your Tools Anywhere

10 DIY Valentine’s Gifts You Should Make for Your Special Someone This Year

Two years ago, on February 9th I came home from a long day of work at about 7:30 and my wife gave me incredible news.  She was pregnant! This was going to be our first child, so naturally I was overcome with so many different emotions. I paused… Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com Source: http://www.manmadediy.com/users/brandon/posts/4765-10-diy-valentine-s-gifts-you-should-make-for-your-special-someone-this-year

Don’t Toss Those Fries! How to Hack Your Restaurant Leftovers

I love all the “comes with” food from restaurant meals. You know what I’m talking about—the side dishes and classic pairings that are served with what you actually ordered: fries, steakhouse rolls, steamed rice…and, because I live in the South, biscuits. Oh, the biscuits. If you’re like me, though, half of that glorious freebie food gets launched… Continue reading Don’t Toss Those Fries! How to Hack Your Restaurant Leftovers