The best portable generator: Tested in storms, measured in friends

portable generator

A portable generator is power—that means normalcy, heat, hot showers, safety—when there is none. It’s real payback: Connecting people and power cords. Note: We worked with Briggs & Stratton on this blog. The thoughts, opinions, experiences and how-to are 100% MyFixitUpLife’s. It’s how we roll. The Q6500 QuietPower Series inverter generator … see more

Tool Review: Ryobi inflator/deflator is the best sawdust blower ever.

tool review

Ryobi’s P738 inflator may be the perfect tool for clearing away annoying sawdust and debris. Note: We teamed up with The Home Depot for this blog. However, the opinions here—and full-tilt freak out for this lime green goodness—are 100% MyFixitUpLife’s. Tool review in two-sentences: Ryobi’s P738 inflator is the first … see more

6 Reasons NOT getting a portable generator might cost you in the long run

portable generator

My own memories of living through several terrible storms wasn’t enough to push me to buy a portable generator. So what tipped the scale? Simple math.  Note: We worked with Briggs & Stratton on this blog. The thoughts, opinions and how-to are 100% MyFixitUpLife’s. It’s what we do. The now … see more

A little dresser updated in two pink stains for one little girl’s room.

MyFixitUpLife Habitat Minwax after

I transformed this little side table with a fresh stain of pink-and-pink, and I think it’s ready to brighten up a little girl’s bedroom.

If you are looking for inspiration for your home or you want to do a project like this, I hope you’ll check out other fun DIY projects that we’ve shared on our blog. see more

How-to: Tips to stain and seal a raised garden bed

raised garden bed

I love this raised garden bed. It’s awesome all by itself. Adding a stain and sealer makes it extra awesome. But, stain is still liquid with its inherent challenges. I found that using a brush, roller and tray—together—made the work easier and fun. Yes, I said fun. Note: We partnered … see more

Soldered copper pipe coat rack: I call the look “Mad Mod”

copper pipe coat rack

I took a chance with this copper pipe coat rack design. And I’m glad I did. Somwhere between woodworking and plumbing and design, it was touch and go there for a few minutes. Note: We’re proud to say we’re Torchbearers and partnered with Bernzomatic to produce this post. The DIY, … see more

Man V. Home Improvement: Bringing our backyard playset back to life

backyard playset

If you have a backyard playset that needs some TLC, read this blog. I think I encountered every deck-stripping, finish-applying, pressure-washing challenge bringing this baby back up to snuff. Pick up a tip, or check out how to build your own. There’s something for everyone. Note: We partnered with Thompson’s … see more

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