Manly Candles That Don’t Suck

If you’re looking for a kickass gift that doesn’t suck, and its made in America by a badass vet, look no further than http://bornagainphoenix.etsy.com

Amanda and Robby make some awesome rustic stuff.

For example, check out the handcrafted, up-cycled, recycled wine and liquor bottles used for their handcrafted candles.

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Come With Me to Pumpkin Fest 2017

On this trip I was dropping off a few items at one of our partner stores (www.RefurnishCT.com) located in Plainville, Connecticut. Refurnish CT is a full-service shop that refurnishes furniture pieces and brings them back to life! If you’re interested in purchasing some awesome, rustic decor or furniture, Give Alex and Vanessa a call.
Anyways, on this day the town was hosting its annual Pumpkin Fest.

If you’re in the local area, I encourage you to circle your calendar and add this to your list of ‘things to do’. Continue reading “Come With Me to Pumpkin Fest 2017”

Lyman Orchards 2017 Pumpkin Picking

Join us on this trip to Lyman Orchards during October 2017.

We had a great time on an unusually warm New England fall pumpkin picking trip.

We ate apple donuts, ice cream, drank apple cider, walked through a corn maze, rode in a hay ride around the property, checked out the pumpkin patch, visited the store and picked out some pumpkins!

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SCREW IT! Ryobi 4V Screwdriver Review

SCREW [drive] IT!

What’s up everyone. In case you didn’t know, our family owns and operates a small online boutique called WoodyThings.com where we offer personalized, wooden items ranging from decorative birdhouses to retirement chest and barware. So every now and again you’ll find me doing a review for a tool we typically use in our workshop. That’s where this review comes in.

As we make items that require us to drill or screw in tight spaces (easy now!) we found that having a small, handheld [powered] screwdriver is a lifesaver! For the past few years I’ve defaulted to the ‘man up!’ strategy and just used a screwdriver. Well, after several hundred boxes and much cussing when I can’t quite reach the angle or torque needed, I caved and decided to pick up a hand-held, powered screwdriver.  Continue reading “SCREW IT! Ryobi 4V Screwdriver Review”

2017 Three-Day Getaway in Hudson Valley

This summer feels like it flew by. Between doing a bit of fishing, driving the kids to outdoor track and field, volunteering at community events, going camping and of course, working, this summer was here and gone before we knew it! But a few weeks before summer escaped us we managed to take a two-some three-day getaway to one of our favorite areas, Hudson Valley, New York.

On the first day we stopped by one of our favorite delis (www.FrancosDeliandPizza.com) in Danbury Connecticut, and on the way to New York we checked out some trains at the Danbury Railway Museum. Continue reading “2017 Three-Day Getaway in Hudson Valley”