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…

Getting to Know the TWOK Grill

At Dot’s Ace Hardware, you know we’re all about grills. That’s why we’re excited to feature these totally unique grills that originated right here in East Texas—Tyler, to be exact. The TWOK (pronounced tee-wok, in case you were wondering) is a super versatile grill that brings all kinds of new dishes into the great outdoors….

Gearing up for EggFest 2017 – Why We Love the Big Green Egg

If you’ve been in our store, or even just driven by, chances are that you’ve heard or seen mention of something called a “Big Green Egg.” But what is that? And why are we always talking about it? The Big Green Egg is a grill. Well, it’s more than just a grill, but we’ll get…

5 Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

Plumbing: it’s not exactly a sexy topic, but when something breaks, things get urgent fast. If you own a home, check out these plumbing tips to help keep things running smoothly. 1. Don’t wait until something breaks. Plumbing is one of those things we kind of take for granted unless something goes wrong. We expect…

Winter Bird Feeding 101

Winter is a critical time to feed birds because there are less natural food supplies around. Did you notice the birds going crazy last week when we had a little bit of snow? They go into a frenzy when they know the ground could get covered and they won’t be able to search it for…

Space Heater Safety 101

Brr! Things are getting chilly around these parts, which means many of you might be turning to electric space heaters to bring a little extra warmth to rooms where your central heat just isn’t cutting it. When used safely, space heaters can be an economical way to heat up a particular room or area—you’ll save…