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…

How to Host a Fun, Practical ‘Honey Do’ Barbecue

Fine china. A panini press. Egyptian cotton sheets. And… power tools? You bet. For the practical couple who’s invested in building a life together, a Honey Do shower is a new twist on an old classic. There will always be a place in your life for fine dinnerware, but we have a hunch that a…

Think Bigger than Burgers: Fire Up the Grill for Labor Day Weekend

Burgers. Hot dogs. Steak. Yeah, those are all pretty fantastic summer staples, but did you know you can cook just about anything on the grill? We’ve hunted down a few recipes to spice up your Labor Day weekend! Go ahead and call your friends and schedule a cookout now—you’re going to want to try out some…

National Dog Day is Aug 26

Believe it or not, August 26 is National Dog Day. Forgot to plan something special for your furry family members? Don’t worry, Dot’s has you covered with something for everyone – including your canines! We have a variety of Diamond Natural Dog Foods in the store – which contain things like prebiotics and probiotics; essential…

Don’t Forget These 4 Dorm Room Essentials

You’ve packed your clothes, your posters, your TV, your laptop, and everything else you think you need for the perfect college dorm experience. You get moved into your dorm, your parents leave, and then… Something breaks. You may not think of a hardware store when you’re shopping for dorm essentials, but stores like Dot’s Ace…

6 Basic Tools You Need in Your Toolkit

We all know that Dot’s carries an amazing variety of tools that are handy for every imaginable situation, but today, we’re getting back to the basics. Whether you’re ready to start fixing things around the house or you’re helping your kids prepare to move into a dorm, you’ll need these basic necessities to tackle a…

Organizing Your Entryway for Back-to-School

Back-to-school season is here, and soon backpacks, lunchboxes and books will be hustled in the back door, along with boots, jackets and scarves (well, we can only hope in East Texas). Starting off the school year with a freshly organized entryway, foyer, mudroom, or even a dedicated space in your garage will make you feel…

Getting Started with Beekeeping

Did you know that beekeeping can be dated back to at least the year 7000 BCE? Beekeeping has its advantages, from fresh honey to wax that can be used for candles, cosmetics and more. Lucky for us, modern time has brought many more tools and resources that can help you keep your bees happy, and…

5 Ways Yetis Make Your Life Easier

What’s the big deal about Yetis? Well, you only ask that question if you’ve never used their products. We’re big fans, and here’s why. 1. Buy ice once. Camp all weekend. Or maybe even longer. No joke—if you fill up your Yeti cooler with ice on Friday afternoon, your beverages will still be ice cold…

Spruce Up Your Space With Succulents

Some of you have green thumbs. You can grow anything, keep it alive, and create beautiful, lush spaces with your greenery and blooms. And then there are the rest of us. Luckily for us, we’ve got options. Succulents are drought-resistant, low-maintenance plants that hoard water a lot like cacti—but we think they’re much more lovely…

Keep Your Pool Sparkling This Summer

Having a pool can be an amazing respite from the Texas heat, but in order to ensure your pool stays inviting, you have to keep it healthy! Setting a routine and staying on top of your pool maintenance can save you from having to make emergency trips for chemicals, or worse – having to pay…