Dot’s Knows Dads: 3 Ideas for Father’s Day Gift-Giving

Dad, Daddy, Father, Grandpa, PawPaw, whatever you call him, his day is coming. What better place to look for something great for Father’s Day than your local (& locally owned) hardware store! Here are our tips to show him you care with a special gift this Father’s Day. 1. Get a gift that complements something…

Make the Most of Your Traeger Grill With These Accessories

In honor of our upcoming Traeger sale (Have you heard? They’re $50-$100 off June 7-18!), we’ve made a list of a few Traeger accessories you’ll definitely want to snag for your—or Dad’s—brand new grill. Traeger Grill Cover Pictured:  Traeger Lil Tex/Pro 22 Grill Cover, $59.99 You’re making a great investment when you buy a Traeger…

What Makes Traeger Grills Different?

If you’ve been into our store lately, you’ve probably seen that we have a LOT of grills. Black ones, bronze ones, and let’s not forget those green ones. If you’re new to grilling you may be asking yourself, what’s the difference between these?! Today we are highlighting one of our favorite brands, Traeger. What makes…

Wow Mom With These Unique Mother’s Day Gifts

Sure, what mom doesn’t love a bouquet and a nice brunch? This year, though, try branching out! Mimosas aside, Mother’s Day is about showing your mom that you care and you appreciate her. This year, show her you care by surprising her with an unexpected gift that’s as useful as it is delightful. 1. YETI!…

Sun’s Out, Keep Bugs Out: Window Screen Repair

Ahh, spring. Aside from the occasional tornado warning, this is one of the prettiest times of year in the South. One hallmark of a Texas spring are warm (but not too warm), breezy, sunny days. And what do we all want to do on a breezy, warm day? Fling our windows open and let the…

Freshen Your Exterior With Benjamin Moore

It’s that time of year, spring. For most of us, it’s the time to clean up inside and outside our homes. If you’ve been watching as much HGTV as we have, you may be dreaming up some changes as well. Updating the color of the exterior of your home is a great way to change…

Woo Wild Birds With Suet

So, what the heck is suet? Basically, it’s a hunk of animal fat and other various ingredients that makes a tasty, filling snack for a variety of insect-eating birds. Think of it like a juicy steak for your feathered friends. Designed for year-round feeding, suet is a great option for feeding those bug-loving birds during…

Dot’s DIY: Easy Easter Centerpiece

Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away (see what we did there), and we’ve come up with a cute project that would look adorable as a centerpiece or table decor for your Easter meal or party. Supplies: – Ball Mason Jars – Paint (we like the look of Amy Howard at Home…

Recap: Texarkana EggFest 2017

The sun was shining, the Big Green Eggs were sizzling, and we couldn’t have had a more fantastic day at Texarkana EggFest 2017! Check out our recap below – and keep an eye out so you can save the date for Texarkana EggFest 2018.

So You’re Ready to Start Your First Garden

If you’ve ever thought about planting your own garden and growing your own fresh veggies, now is the time to get started. If you’ve never gardened before and want to wade in, a raised flower bed (or even large containers) is a good way to start. There are a ton of DIY plans online for…

Dots DIY: Painted Flowerpots

It’s that time of year – seed planting time! And once you buy your seeds, you’ll need something to put them in. We can help with a fun DIY Project that’s fun for kids and adults alike. Supplies: – Terra cotta pots – Paints! Acrylics were used for this project that involved little hands, but…

Meet the EggFest Cooks – Prosper Eggheads

Today we are excited to introduce another great team that will be cooking at our upcoming event, Texarkana EggFest 2017! If you haven’t yet heard about EggFest, it’s an opportunity for enthusiasts of the wonder grill known as the Big Green Egg to come and swap recipes, learn tips and tricks, and most importantly –…