Monthly Archives: September 2013

You’re Using Coconuts! Making a Coconut Bird Feeder

Homer: You put the beer in the coconut and drink it all up. You put the beer in the coconut and throw the can away. Ned: Homer! Homer: You throw the can away. Ned: I said, Homer! Homer: You throw the … Continue reading

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Winterizing Your Yard and Garden

Lisa: What a perfect outing for a beautiful autumn day. Marge: I feel sorry for everyone who’s cooped up inside watching the seventh game of the World Series.  – The Simpsons I love fall! (And when in the UK, I … Continue reading

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Organize This! Choosing an Online To-Do List

Dumb Things I Gotta Do Today 1. Make list 2. Eat a hearty breakfast – Homer Simpson We have a rather happy-go-lucky, some may say feckless, approach to keeping track of our DIY projects. On the whole, the ‘system’ works. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ben: Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Leonardo whats-his-name, Herman Munster motorcade, birthday party, Cheet-ohs, pogo sticks and lemonade, idiotic stupid jerk…that’s right, Flanders, I’m talking about you. – Homer Simpson (singing along to R.E.M.) Now that Ben has his own kitchen, I had the idea that … Continue reading

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You Should Seek Professional Help: Interior Designers (Part 2)

Last time on D’oh, I talked about what an interior designer does and how one can help plan your project. We hired an interior designer to help us with our upstairs loft space. Once we have a plan, a range … Continue reading

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You Should Seek Professional Help: Interior Designers (Part 1)

We could dress it up a bit. We can bring in a fern, and a folding chair from the garage, and the most decorative thing of all — the truth! – Marge Simpson The other day, the Kev and I … Continue reading

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Good Easy Plants: The Habitat for Humanity Edition

C’mon, Carter, build us a house, you lazy bum! – Homer Simpson I volunteer on landscaping projects with Habitat for Humanity, and it is always a good time — it’s typically the last volunteer project for a Habitat house, so … Continue reading

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A Hip Way to Grow Hops

What the dilly-o?! – Marge Simpson Earlier this year, Ben gave the Kev hops rhizomes, which we’ve been nurturing in pots. We wanted to give them a permanent home in a raised bed behind the garage that didn’t exist at … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Road That Leads to a Door

Oh, no! This will take forever! – Lisa Simpson Stacey is a star at finding great deals on Craigslist. Last summer, she found a screen door for $15. It was supposed to replace the porch door; now it lives in … Continue reading

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Droopy Doors

 It’s time to get some closure … extreme closure. – Homer Simpson If you live in an old house, there’s a good chance that you have encountered a droopy door. In our case, the hall closet door was drooping and … Continue reading

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