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 –…

Meet the EggFest Cooks – Team Chickens

We are getting so exited for Texarkana EggFest 2017! Big Green Egg aficionados from all over the region are signing up to cook on March 25. Ticketholders will get to taste foods, ask questions, and swap stories & recipes from 9am until 4pm. Today we are happy to introduce one of the teams that will…

Getting Married? Register at a Hardware Store!

Ahh, weddings. It’s one of the few times in your life as a couple that people are willing to shower you with gifts. When we think about registries, we often think about those classic wedding gifts: fine china, silver, beautiful wine glasses—things meant to last a lifetime. But let’s get real. Fine china is amazing,…

7 Ways to Prep Your Lawn for Spring

We think it’s safe to say that winter weather is mostly done in East Texas. Sure, we may get a few more chilly mornings, but it’s time to accept that the snow day just isn’t coming. The good news is, when we get a clear day and want to head outdoors, it’s not too soon…

Home Storage Hacks to Help Organize Your Space

A place for everything, and everything in it’s place. That’s easier said than done, right? But it’s true! Taking the time to carefully plan your space and designate a place for every item can make a huge difference when it comes to organizing your home. Luckily, there are a few handy products that can help…

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…