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How to Build a Deck (with 120+ Pics, Diagrams, Pro-Tips, & Helpful Links)
Ethan | May 25, 2016
How to Build a Deck (with 120+ Pics, Diagrams, Pro-Tips, & Helpful Links)

If you’re a regular reader, you know this detailed guide is the culmination of many days shadowing expert general contractor and carpenter Steve Wartman. I was on-site as he and his crew built this deck, taking pictures of the progress, documenting the work and discovering tips and tricks. I’m convinced that there’s no better way to learn how to tackle home improvement projects than following a licensed contractor through a build. If you enjoy this article, check out our other Project Guides. To stay current on all... 

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Sun Joe Pressure Joe SPX3000 Review
Ethan | May 14, 2016
Sun Joe Pressure Joe SPX3000 Review

About a month ago, Snow Joe + Sun Joe sent us a sample unit of their SPX3000 electric pressure washer. We put this pressure washer to the test cleaning composite decking, a pvc rail system, some stucco concrete and other odds-and-ends. The SPX3000 was great for removing heavy mildew and other stubborn stains. We were especially pleased with the Total Stop System (TSS) which automatically shuts off the pump when the trigger isn’t engaged. This is a great mid-range pressure washer and an excellent option for those looking to avoid... 

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Watercolor Printable: Aloe From the Other Side
Jocie | July 24, 2016
Watercolor Printable: Aloe From the Other Side

This watercolor printable I think may be my new favorite! First off, who doesn’t love a good Adele pun? But also, I have so much fun using different colors and mixtures in my palette. I often struggle in thinking too much when I paint, putting too much time in to which colors and painting perfectly. But this time, I felt such freedom in colors and composition, without worrying about the outcome. And it ended up so wonderful! As for the hand-lettering, this little saying has kicked around in my head for quite some time. Get it? Aloe…but... 

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