Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

  1. The Yeti Hopper (or anything yeti) This is the one man-bag that he won’t be embarassed to carry. And of course, Yeti shirts, hats, tumblers, coolers, and Yeti ice make great gifts as well, and we carry it all. 2. Craftsman tools Did you know that Crafstman offers a lifetime warranty on all…

Which Yeti is Perfect for You?

In honor of our big 20% off Yeti sale (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only!), take this short quiz to find out which Yeti product is perfect for your lifestyle!

Make Your Table As Special As Your Meal

Make your table as special as your meal this Thanksgiving with a DIY centerpiece or place settings. Leftover pumpkins, gourds and other Halloween decor (that isn’t rotting, of course) can be spray painted and repurposed for a Thanksgiving centerpiece that your guests will remember. Sticks, pine cones, leaves and acorns bring nature in and add…

Fire Up Your Grill For These Thanksgiving Sides

You probably already know that the perfect smoked turkey is the ultimate centerpiece for your family’s Thanksgiving meal, but did you know that you can also use your grill to construct some delicious sides? After you’ve perfected the art of the turkey (psst… We have a class on how to smoke one on your Big…

Happy November! 5 Myths About Turkeys

Some 46 million turkeys will be eaten in homes across America this Thanksgiving. Just show someone a picture of a turkey and it can conjure up images of pumpkin pie and time spent around the table with family or friends. But, it turns out some of our turkey knowledge is just legend and lore. Read…

Fire Up Your Grill for These 4 Fall Recipes

You may associate grilling with hot summer cookouts, but guess what? Grills are excellent for year-round use, and we personally think fall is the best time to grill. The weather is cooling off, it’s football season, the leaves are falling, and let’s face it —all of those things pair well with a succulent cut of…

Five Reasons to Shop at Your Neighborhood Hardware Store

1.  We’re here to help. Customer Service is key at Dot’s. Our employees will take the time to understand your needs, answer questions, and make sure that you leave with what you came in for, (or an alternate solution.) 2. We have more than just hardware. When you hear “Ace Hardware,” you probably think of…

Caring For Your Cast Iron Cookware

Here at Dot’s Ace Hardware, we love our cast iron cookware so much that we’re proud to offer a great selection of Lodge pre-seasoned cast iron cookware. But for those of us who have inherited family heirlooms or found great pieces at garage or estate sales, there are a few simple steps to properly seasoning your…

4 Must-Dos for Fire Safety Month

Ahhhh. Fall is in the air. Soon, we’ll be wearing scarves, whipping up big batches of chili, and starting cozy fires in our fireplaces—and that’s why it makes sense that October is Fire Safety Month. This is a great time of year to go over fire safety basics with your family and make sure you’re…

Drop the Knife, Paint Your Pumpkin

featured image by Roberto Caruso for Chatelaine.com Carving pumpkins can be fun, but it’s also messy and greatly reduces the “shelf life” of your pumpkin. Paint offers a fun alternative with a wide range of possibilities, from funky to glam. You can stay traditional with faces or ghostly scenes, paint patterns like stripes or polka…

Five Things Your Patio Needs This Fall

With the changing of the seasons comes the opportunity to spend time outside without the humidity, sweat and mosquitoes of a Texas summer. Whether you’re entertaining friends or just hanging out after work, the backyard or patio is a great place to relax, and Dot’s has what you need this fall to get your patio…

Change it up this Fall with Benjamin Moore Paints

It’s almost fall, ya’ll. And while the weather isn’t cooperating just yet, soon shades of auburn and ochre will be everywhere- from leaves on the trees to merchandise on store shelves. If you’re looking to meet the changing seasons with some changes of your own inside your home, like us, then look no further for…