I love DIY because I love the challenge. I also love the benefits of performing projects myself, which are saving on labor costs & getting the project done on my own terms.

Green Living

Everyone is looking to go green. There are many ways to do this without being an extreme tree hugger. There are simple steps you can take to help improve the environment. I will provide some examples and personal stories.

Saving Money

By Doing It Yourself and Going Green you can be saving lot's of money. I will discuss ways you may be to save a little extra each month just by understanding your spending habits.

replacing brake pads and rotors

How I Made $205 Per Hour Replacing Brake Pads and Rotors

Replacing brake pads and rotors is not as hard as you may think.  I was afraid to do this myself because honestly, these are your brakes, this is what makes your car stop,  this is what saves your life, you do not want to screw this up.  After doing my…

stripped rusted nut

Stripped Rusted Nuts … The Horror

Removing a stripped rusted nut is one of the most frustrating tasks you’ll have to deal with.  A ten minute job could turn into 4 hours all because of a horribly (yes I’m about to say it again) stripped rusted nut.  I attempted several different methods to remove this stripped rusted nut,…

2001 Mazda Protege ES 2001

Saving Money On DIY Car Repairs

I’m taking on a challenge of doing some difficult DIY repairs on our 2001 2.0L Mazda Protege.  I never learned from a professional, nor have I ever worked in a service garage, however my desire to learn new skills far out weighs my lack of experience.  I would also be saving a lot…

Kohler Quiet Close Toilet Seat

Quiet Close Toilet Seat Not So Quiet Anymore

This is not how a quiet close toilet seat should work:   I could have easily bought a new toilet seat for the price of $35 to $75, however after akin the toilet seat apart, this is what I found: This piece is responsible for having the toilet close quietly….


Replacing A Rear Sway Bar Link

Replacing the rear sway bar link on our 2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.o seemed to be a simple task.  How hard could it be, unscrew the old bolts, remove the rear sway bar link, insert the new sway bar link and bolt it into place.  This project had it’s challenges though….