Handmade Gifts in the Susquehanna Valley

Handmade Gift Ideas from the Susquehanna Valley

Shop small, shop local! 2016 holiday gift ideas from the Susquehanna Valley.

The Restored and Refinished Leg Vice


It turns there aren’t any laws preventing me from procreating. How about that! I’m going to be a dad in about two weeks, and that’s changed some things for me.

Over the past nine months my priorities have shifted. I was plugging away with my new web marketing business and making slow, steady progress with RC Creative when we found out my wife was pregnant (good news). At the time I was really hoping I could turn this into something serious a little sooner.  Unfortunately getting my house ready for the baby has been more important.  I’ve been working hard building projects and finishing the remodeling on the house. I’ve finished the living room, remodeled a room upstairs to replace my office which will now be our nursery, finished the dining room, and even built a kitchen with cherry cabinets and counter tops from scratch.  But getting done was more important than doing it with the camera on.

So for those of you who like my content? Sorry I’ve managed to produce nothing aside from a one-off “vlog” episode in months. Unfortunately I don’t forsee that changing right now.  As I adjust to family life I’m hoping I can incorporate the maker part of me into it.  Maybe the web work that currently pays the bills will slow down and I can get on some of the projects folks as asked me to build.  That’d be nice.  But for now my focus is on building a good life for little baby Name To Be Determined.

Exercise Matts

On the latest episode of Wood Talk the guys were discussing using exercise mats positioned  in front of their power tools to prevent back pain.  It inevitably turned into a play on words involving Matt Cremona and Matt Vanderlist, and the hosts asked for someone to photoshop “Exercise Matts.” Ask, and ye shall receive!
exersize matts

Welcome to The Boring Homeowner Guy

Welcome to my new blog, The Boring Homeowner Guy! This is a second attempt at chronicling my life as a homeowner.  The first was 98marketst.com. It was fun while it lasted, but frankly I posted blogs about as often as I dust under my nicknacks (hint: never). I’ll do better this time, I swear! Plus I’m not paying for a domain so if I get lazy and never come back? Who cares!

I’m calling this The Boring Homeowner Guy because let’s face it: when those of us who took the plunge into home ownership talk to those who didn’t, we can sound boring.  When we talk about remodeling renters falls asleep, meanwhile our erections grow proportionally to the balance on our line of credit at Lowes.

So sit back and enjoy the show folks. I’m about to get my blog on.