5 Ways to Keep Your Granite Countertops Clean

The following is a sponsored guest post One fear that plagues many homeowners as they consider granite countertops is how to keep the stone clean without damaging it. Fortunately, the hubbub about how hard it is to keep granite countertops clean is a bit exaggerated. There are a variety of ways that you can properly clean your granite countertops without harming the stone at all. 1.    Find a Trusted Granite Cleaner Granite countertops may seem tough, but they can be easily damaged when they aren’t treated with care. The best thing that you can do for your granite countertops is to find a trusted granite cleaner. Cleaners that are made especially for natural ...

My Watch Has Ended But the Ale is Still Flowing

It's been some time now since HBO's bloodthirsty game has come to end. We've all had time to truly digest the rise and fall of our favorite families from the Lannisters (boooo!) to the Targaryens (Yay! Er, boo?) to the Starks (Forever Yay!). Yes, HBO's Game of Thrones has ended but there's still time for one more toast. Brewery Ommegang and HBO are proud to announce the 15th and final offering in their line of ales inspired by the award-winning drama. I previously shared a pint of King of the North with my buddy Eric. This time around, however, it felt more appropriate to drink alone. The series is over. Characters are dead. ...

Protect Your Child from Bullying with Online School

The following is a sponsored guest post As parents, we strive to protect our children from the dangers of the world. However, many children experience threats in their classrooms and school hallways--spaces where they are supposed to feel safe and at ease. There are various things parents can do to help prevent teasing, tormenting, gossiping, or worse from peers. However, after reaching out to teachers and administrators, parents often feel as though they have exhausted all resources if the bullying continues. One option that an increasing number of parents are moving towards is taking their children out of traditional school. Instead, they are opting for alternative education methods, such as online ...

Vegas Vacation With the Family

I must have been to Las Vegas at least six or seven times in my life. Mainly for work. But this summer, I took the family for the first time ever. It was a short stopover on our way to the Grand Canyon, but we still managed to give the kids a good feel for what Vegas is all about. The Crazy Hotels I've always wanted to stay at Caesars Palace, but it was always too expensive. For some reason, prices were cheap so I took advantage. I know most hotel casinos on The Strip (are big and opulent but they all pale in comparison to Mighty Caesars. This place was HUGE. Seriously, ...

Save Swamp Thing From Extinction #SaveSwampThing

I was always a Marvel Zombie growing up. I would eat, breathe and sleep Captain America, Spider-Man, The Avengers, The X-Men and everyone else who fought for good in the Marvel U. My buddy Ethan was more of a DC Guy and was constantly trying to get me to give them a shot. But the books he mentioned sounded ludicrous. Animal Man. Booster Gold. Swamp Thing. Really? Swamp Thing? The muck-encrusted mockery of a man? I wasn't into horror and thought it just sounded... well, dumb. But I gave in to Ethan's prodding and started reading Saga of the Swamp Thing with issue #21, "The Anatomy Lesson" written by the crazy talented Alan Moore. And ...