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Is it Friday yet?!?

After a long weekend full of cooking, shopping, stuffing your face and creating new memories with friends and family it can be hard to get back into your normal routine at work. Here are some great ways to help keep yourself productive until you can get back into the...

Cancellation Policy Update

ATTENTION Beginning November 1, 2018 we are updating our cancellation policy. You must provide notice via  Phone/Email within 24 hours (on a weekday) to cancel a scheduled service appointment without charge. (IE: You must let us know by Friday at 9am if the...

Happy National Eat Your Kid's Candy Day!

Oh the JOYS of parenthood! Time stock up on our secret stash of candy we stole out of their bags!  However, if you're not into candy there are many other fun and GREAT ways to prank your little ones.  Check out these hilarious ideas for pranking your young ones! ...

Time to stock up on goodies!

Don't let Halloween break the bank! Check out these great candy options we found just for you! Now, go outside and give those youngins some **FREE** candy! By the way, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

TRICK OR TREAT!!

Halloween is one of the best times of the year! A great time to follow family traditions or create some new ones. Check out this wonderful site for events  near you for all ages!  If you are sticking to the old tradition of trick or treating remember to be safe. Here...

Halloween Treats!

Don't be a ghost at your Halloween party! We've got a list of snacks that are to die for! Click Here to visit our favorite site for awesome Halloween theme snacks. Below are examples of creative recipes that we fell in love with. Some snacks may require a little more...

Boo-tiful Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Why not take the basic pumpkin decorations and step it up a notch? On this site we found has over 30 creative outdoor decorations, just in time for Halloween. Most of the supplies needed can be found locally at home improvement or craft stores. Pick a favorite to...

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING TO VOTE!

During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln preached the importance of the government being of, for, and by the people. He argued that voters played the most important role in making sure the government reflected their desires and functioned according to the guidelines of...

It's time to carve those pumpkins!

Carving a pumpkin isn't nearly as easy as it seems. Not only is it incredibly messy, but most the best designs are always the hardest. If you're like us, you probably have a handful of go-to designs that you can confidentially pull off. It's time to step up the...

Save the Ta-Tas!

October is breast cancer awareness month. Here at Chad the Handyman we care about you and your health! Make sure you are getting your annual mammogram! Click here for information about the mobile mammo bus! Also, check this site out for some fun events around our area...

Running out of "summer fun" ideas?

by | Jul 14, 2014 | Blog

Every parent dislikes summer — to a degree. If your kids are like Chad’s, “I’m bored” is an everyday statement. But don’t feel like you need to over spend with camps, parties and vacations to keep your kids content. There are plenty of DIY activities you can do around the house to keep them busy — enlist their help to create these crafts and you’ll have the whole summer spent!
 
crayonsRecycle your broken crayons into brand-new ones. Just peel the wrappers off and break the crayons into small pieces. Put them in a muffin tin and bake in a low oven until they’ve melted. Let them cool and pop them out for a rainbow of coloring fun. TIP: Mix and match for “rainbow” crayons, or keep like-colors together to make a giant saucer of yellow or green hues!
table 3Give any small table a fresh new look—and a second life—with a coat of chalkboard paint. Simply apply a coat with a brush or spray can, gather some chalk, and let the nonstop creativity ensue. Bring the fun indoors by painting a bedroom wall with the same paint. TIP: sand the area well with a high-grit sand paper before applying the paint. And if you don’t have a table to spare, you can always build a simple one with the kids!
kitchenWith a little ingenuity, you can turn an old cabinet, entertainment center, or dresser into a play kitchen. Create a fun back splash, and add a shelf, towel rack, and drawer pulls, and your burgeoning chef will feel right at home. This project is more on the involved side, but well worth the time/money investment. This is a piece you can use for years! TIP: If you don’t like the bulky toy look, match the piece to your home decor. It will blend right in!
teapotWith just a Sharpie and an oven, you can personalize a teapot or mug with any pattern, quote, or design you want! Draw a design with the Sharpie and then place the teapot into the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t forget to let it cool before you start brewing your tea! TIP: Try decorating white plates with the kids instead. They can even draw out meals or portion sizes to help with healthy eating choices!
gardenA small container or window box is just the right size to introduce kids to the basics of planting. If your kids are like mine, they already love to dig in the dirt, but to help keep everyone on task, make sure you have all your tools and supplies ready to go when you start your project. Over time, your kids will enjoy a real sense of ownership in watching these plants and flowers grow. TIP: To make it more personalized, you can build the box yourself, or buy one they can decorate ahead of time!

Is it Friday yet?!?

After a long weekend full of cooking, shopping, stuffing your face and creating new memories with friends and family it can be hard to get back into your normal routine at work. Here are some great ways to help keep yourself productive until you can get back into the...

Cancellation Policy Update

ATTENTION Beginning November 1, 2018 we are updating our cancellation policy. You must provide notice via  Phone/Email within 24 hours (on a weekday) to cancel a scheduled service appointment without charge. (IE: You must let us know by Friday at 9am if the...

Happy National Eat Your Kid's Candy Day!

Oh the JOYS of parenthood! Time stock up on our secret stash of candy we stole out of their bags!  However, if you're not into candy there are many other fun and GREAT ways to prank your little ones.  Check out these hilarious ideas for pranking your young ones! ...

Time to stock up on goodies!

Don't let Halloween break the bank! Check out these great candy options we found just for you! Now, go outside and give those youngins some **FREE** candy! By the way, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

TRICK OR TREAT!!

Halloween is one of the best times of the year! A great time to follow family traditions or create some new ones. Check out this wonderful site for events  near you for all ages!  If you are sticking to the old tradition of trick or treating remember to be safe. Here...

Halloween Treats!

Don't be a ghost at your Halloween party! We've got a list of snacks that are to die for! Click Here to visit our favorite site for awesome Halloween theme snacks. Below are examples of creative recipes that we fell in love with. Some snacks may require a little more...

Boo-tiful Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Why not take the basic pumpkin decorations and step it up a notch? On this site we found has over 30 creative outdoor decorations, just in time for Halloween. Most of the supplies needed can be found locally at home improvement or craft stores. Pick a favorite to...

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING TO VOTE!

During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln preached the importance of the government being of, for, and by the people. He argued that voters played the most important role in making sure the government reflected their desires and functioned according to the guidelines of...

It's time to carve those pumpkins!

Carving a pumpkin isn't nearly as easy as it seems. Not only is it incredibly messy, but most the best designs are always the hardest. If you're like us, you probably have a handful of go-to designs that you can confidentially pull off. It's time to step up the...

Save the Ta-Tas!

October is breast cancer awareness month. Here at Chad the Handyman we care about you and your health! Make sure you are getting your annual mammogram! Click here for information about the mobile mammo bus! Also, check this site out for some fun events around our area...