Dot’s Ace Hardware Christmas Tree Angels

As you’re out doing your Black Friday shopping (or if you’re at home shopping in your pajamas), would you consider helping us provide a merry Christmas for several individuals who are in need? We’re gathering Christmas gifts for two children and a senior citizen this holiday season. If you’d like to help us make their…

Time to Talk Turkey

Can we talk turkey for just a minute? Yeah, we know it’s kind of early, but if you’re like us, you’re planning to do a trial run of your Thanksgiving bird so you know you’ll end up with turkey perfection on the big day. Who wants to end up with dry, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation-style…

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…

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…

Five Unconventional Valentine’s Gift Ideas

  Valentines Day is approaching, and visions of flowers, chocolates and strawberries are being paraded in front of our consumer eyes. Why not try something outside the box this Valentine’s Day? Your local neighborhood hardware store has a few ideas that can help you change it up this year! 1. Go Big with Big Green…

Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas Morning Edition

It’s almost Christmas, so you’re probably done shopping… Right? You’ve selected the perfect gifts for everyone, and now they’re resting under the tree, waiting for their big debut. This post isn’t about selecting gifts. It’s about getting the darn things open. Have you ever gathered the family on Christmas morning and realized with dismay that…

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

  1. LICENSE PLATE LETTER KEYCHAINS Ladies and dudes alike will appreciate this handmade, functional gift, cause after all – there’s always a set of keys that could use a little love. 2. Yeti, again The Bunny proves that yes, a Yeti Tumbler does fit in a stocking. His is filled with cocoa, but you…

Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

1. J. R. WATKINS BATH SOAK & BALMS Starting with their trademark liniment in 1868, J.R. Watkins has been selling natural U.S.-made bath and body products ever since. Their nontoxic, plant-based formulas are well-known for their quality–and their distinctive packaging design. If she’s into cooking, be sure to check out J.R. Watkins spices and extracts,…

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…

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…