5 Tips for Riding Your Bike at Night

Without a doubt, bikes are a terrific way to get from A to B and everywhere between and beyond. Burning off excess calories while cruising at speed through a fresh breeze is truly invigorating. And doing it at night is all the more exciting as the dim light changes your perception of speed and distance. The darkness of night, however, also exacerbates the risks of daytime riding. So what can you do to make night riding safer? Here are a few tips to consider. Lights on Your Bike One of the simplest ways to boost your safety when riding your ... [read more]

Grilling Tips: 5 Tricks to Improve your Cooking

If your grilling skills leave a lot to be desired, don’t despair. There are plenty of ways to improve your overall cooking ability. Check out some of these helpful tricks to set you on the road to delicious dining. 1. Equip Yourself With Quality Cooking Tools The age-old saying that a workman is only as good as his tools is worth bringing out here. The same can be said for a cook. If you plan to grill meals for your family then you need to invest in the right equipment. Don’t know where to start? A specialty grilling and barbequing store like ... [read more]

Top Tips for an Easy Home Renovation

Tired of the same look? Still have that green shag pile rug in the living room? The time for change is now! Renovations are a great way to add value to your home and create a welcoming new environment – one that’s only ‘vintage’ if you’ve intentionally made it that way! Whether it’s an entire makeover or just a few touch-ups, here are some helpful tips to take the stress out of renovating. Planning This is the most crucial stage when starting any  home renovation. This stage should be as detailed as possible to make sure the most value is ... [read more]

Safety Issues You Need to Know About Before Welding

  Before getting started in the welding trade, it’s necessary to be aware of safety issues. Welders can protect themselves from accidents or burns by using personal protective equipment and conducting a risk assessment. What do you need to look out for when you start a welding project? Check out this list for the most common safety issues. Welder’s Flash Exposing the eye to ultraviolet light causes sunburn-like damage to the cornea. This is often referred to as “welder’s flash.” A welding torch is a source of UV light which can cause ... [read more]

Declutter Your Garage in 5 Easy Steps

The garage can be one of the most valuable places for storage on your property but typically, garages become the dumping ground for everything that needs to be hidden and items for which there is no obvious place. De-cluttering your garage is always a great idea. Not only will a de-cluttering effort provide you with more space, it will also give you the opportunity to dispose of items that you no longer need or want. 1: Use offsite storage As you go through your garage you will probably find a range of items that you forgot you had. You ... [read more]

Save Money at Walmart With the Savings Catchers App

I shopped savvy using Walmart Saving Catcher, as part of a sponsored post for Crowdtap #WMTSavingsCatcher.   As many of you know I’m all about saving my hard-earned money. My kids call me cheap and my wife usually just shakes her head. However, the truth is she is the one that actually got me into couponing and price matching. I admit I always thought it was a waste of time! Until I started seeing our stockpile and all the money, she was actually saving us!! Right then I was hooked. So, when I learned about Walmart® Savings Catcher ... [read more]

Where my Too Short Fans? Throwback Thursday from Too Short Gettin It

My Throwback Thursday is usually something that I've listened to the week prior that I haven't listened to in a long time. This one is no different and this is from the legendary Too $hort and it's off of what was to be his 10th and final album, Gettin It. Well that was back in 1996 and Short Dawg is still doing his thing at the age of 48 years old, but this track is the album title that I'm choosing because I absolutely love this song and I still have the CD I bought years ago. ... [read more]

Music Monday Holy Ghost Remix by Jeezy featuring Kendrick Lamar

My Music Monday is from Jeezy and it's the remix to one of my favorite tracks off his album, Seen It All: The Autobiography. This track features Kendrick Lamar and it's the remix to Holy Ghost. Enjoy!!!! http://youtu.be/6KzL_M5b4PQ ... [read more]

Visiting Walmart Auto Center For Car Needs

I spruced up my car using STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer products from Walmart, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #WalmartAuto Right now I’m having one of them dad moments because my son, who is my oldest child just recently got his learners license and has been driving all the time. These are moments I’m hoping he’ll always remember because it’s something that is embedded in my mind when my dad was teaching me how to drive. Not only he’s learning to drive, but in my eyes it’s a huge achievement and this is also moments we can bond even ... [read more]

Daddy’s Hangout Week 3 NFL Predictions for 2014

This is Week 3 of the NFL season and last week unfortunately I came back down to reality after starting the season 7-0 with a 2-3 record. With that my record drops to 9-3 and my winning percentage dips to 75%. I didn’t envision the Bills going to 2-0 nor did I have faith in the defense of the Panthers as they stopped the Lions last week. My biggest disappointment had to be the Monday Night game when I picked against my Eagles as they pulled off another comeback to beat the Colts. We’ll kick things off with the Thursday night game between NFC ... [read more]