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The DIY Lifestyle

If you choose to undertake a similar task (which we highly recommend), here are two pieces of advice:

1) Always unplug the appliance before beginning work.

2) If you remove the belt from an electric GE dryer, be sure not to slightly dislodge the idler pulley arm… ask us how we know.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Truth Train team…






Amazing Proposal

The Truth Train Team is getting a new brother in law! Check out his awesome proposal.

Patio + Ikea Ammerö Furniture

Here’s a quick look at a Truth Train team member’s patio setup this summer. Keep an eye out for an upcoming “how-to” post about potting a palm tree…

Screwpop™ (4-in-1 keychain tool)

Have you ever opened a cooler full of beer only to see nothing but pry-off tops? Have you attended a birthday party where a gang of unruly 3rd graders insists that batteries be immediately installed in all of the new toys? There is no need to fear these situations any longer thanks to Screwpop™.

The Screwpop™ is an extremely convenient tool that fits right in the palm of your hand. As a screwdriver, it leverages surprisingly impressive torque delivered through a reversible snap-in Flathead and Phillips screw-bit. Old, weathered, and rusty screws were no match for the tool in our tests. The compact design even functions as a ¼” nut driver for tightening loose bolts and works as a mini pry-bar for working things apart (using flathead bit). The Screwpop™ also functions as a bottle opener for people who’ve worked up a thirst unscrewing things.

Noticeably smaller than most car keys, its compact size fits nicely in the pocket without adding significant bulk. I added it to my keyring this weekend and had no trouble adjusting to the extra mass. The Screwpop™ has a high build quality, including some etchings on the tool (absent in the pictures above) that add a nice level of detail.

With a paltry price of $4.95, you really can’t afford to not have one of these on your keyring.

Arctic Blast 2010

I’ve never been one to run to the grocery store when we have an impending snow/ice storm.  I do understand going if you actually need groceries, but can someone please explain the milk/eggs/bread combo?  I guess I understand the bread, but it just sounds like a good excuse to make some french toast to me.

Please leave a comment and let us know your reasons!

Marmot – Sharp Point Jacket

Well, the weather outside is frightful.  Or so I hear.  I picked up this jacket right as we weather started to turn cold.  This jacket has been around at Marmot for a couple of years now… I can see why.

The Gore Windstopper® stands up to strong winds, light rain and snow.  The lightweight softshell material keeps you warm while continuing to be breathable and durable.   Retail price for this jacket is $250, which is expensive, but it will your new go to jacket.

All Aboard!

Keuring Platinum Brewing System

Do you ever wake up and all you need is coffee?  Well that happened this morning!  I’ve seen Keuring popping up in stores more frequently recently and I’m glad.  These coffee machines are the next level of brewing.  You never have stale coffee and clean up is easy.  With all the different K-Cups, you can try new coffees every week.  Fresh coffee in seconds, that isn’t instant! You’ll love it too.

All Aboard!

Kaboom Bowl Blaster Toilet Cleaner

This is a powder toilet bowl cleaner that transforms into a raging foam when it contacts water.  It has a strangely alluring scent, and gets the job done. The bottle said to use 1/3 capful and to use more next time if the foam didn’t “reach the rim”, but 1/3 capful wasn’t nearly enough for my bowl. Throw an entire capful in your toilet and let this stuff do the work for you.

All Aboard!