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Kathryn Emery

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Fall is around the corner, which means more time inside. Kathryn Emery, Home Improvement & Lifestyle Expert has five projects for us showing off easy ways to enhance home, and a few items to make projects not feel like a chore. 

Products Seen:
https://www.libertyhardware.com/project-inspiration/collections/adjusta-pulltm-cabinet-hardware
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Boxtown-Team-Cut-N-edge-3-in-x-3-in-Paint-Edger/1002966498
https://www.lampsplus.com/products/s_workstation-dimmer/?s=1
https://store.generaltools.com/
https://store.generaltools.com/ltm1-2-in-1-laser-tape-measure-50-laser-distance-measure-16-tape-measure
https://store.generaltools.com/speed-drive-screwdriver-set-18-bits-2-extension


Liberty Hardware Adujsta Pull  Cabinet Hardware Makes Updating Easy

• The simplest way to update your kitchen or bathroom is to change out the cabinet hardware. This is a project you can do in a couple hours. 
• Simply remove the existing hardware and update it. I have a great solution for cabinets and furniture with nonstandard spaced holes, Adjusta-Pull Cabinet can easily adjust to ant size, including a longer length without having to drill any holes, or repair existing exposed ones. 
• This hardware allows you to easily transition from standard size pulls to a longer length or to fit unique size cabinet pulls without having to drill new holes. Simply place the screws in your drilled holes, slide the cabinet Adjusta-Pull Cabinet Hardware over the screws and tighten into place.

Painting Shortcut to Make Projects Easier 

• Painting is the easiest way to update any room, it’s a project you can do in one weekend. Look for products that help get the project done quicker with less steps. Let’s take painting for example, it is the best way to update the look and feel of a room, but the prep work takes a lot of time. I have a way for you to say goodbye to painters tape which is one of the most daunting tasks in painting. 
• This is the Cut N Edge – it is a paint brush accessories that allows for clean paint lines as well as edging and cutting without tape. You simple lock it in over any brush and it controls the bristles to deliver the right amount of paint at the right angle. 


Lamps With Built In Dimmers Provide Ambiance

• Update the look of any room with new lighting. Check out this workstation lamp base from Lamps Plus, you can place any lamp on top. There are two built-in USB ports for charging phones and other electronics. Plus one outlet plug. And...best yet - another outlet outlet plug gives you touch dimming control of your lamp Plug the lamp into the outlet, then touch the base to control it!

Fill Your Toolbox with Quality Tools for All Home Projects

• Let’s face it, we are all doing more projects around the house, and we are buying online more now.  So let’s make sure your tool box is filled with what you need two items you’ll need for the projects we talked about today are a good screwdriver – this one has 18 heads stored inside. And a good tape measurer, this one has a laser system with an LCD screen for easy measurements.
• Make sure you fill your toolbox with tools from a tool company that has been around for a while, so you know you are getting quality tools. General Tools has been in business for nearly a century, and they just launched a new  online store, specifically to fill up your tool box.

Fall is around the corner, which means more time inside. Kathryn Emery, Home Improvement & Lifestyle Expert has five projects for us showing off easy ways to enhance home, and a few items to make projects not feel like a chore.

Products Seen:
https://www.libertyhardware.com/project-inspiration/collections/adjusta-pulltm-cabinet-hardware
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Boxtown-Team-Cut-N-edge-3-in-x-3-in-Paint-Edger/1002966498
https://www.lampsplus.com/products/s_workstation-dimmer/?s=1
https://store.generaltools.com/
https://store.generaltools.com/ltm1-2-in-1-laser-tape-measure-50-laser-distance-measure-16-tape-measure
https://store.generaltools.com/speed-drive-screwdriver-set-18-bits-2-extension


Liberty Hardware Adujsta Pull Cabinet Hardware Makes Updating Easy

• The simplest way to update your kitchen or bathroom is to change out the cabinet hardware. This is a project you can do in a couple hours.
• Simply remove the existing hardware and update it. I have a great solution for cabinets and furniture with nonstandard spaced holes, Adjusta-Pull Cabinet can easily adjust to ant size, including a longer length without having to drill any holes, or repair existing exposed ones.
• This hardware allows you to easily transition from standard size pulls to a longer length or to fit unique size cabinet pulls without having to drill new holes. Simply place the screws in your drilled holes, slide the cabinet Adjusta-Pull Cabinet Hardware over the screws and tighten into place.

Painting Shortcut to Make Projects Easier

• Painting is the easiest way to update any room, it’s a project you can do in one weekend. Look for products that help get the project done quicker with less steps. Let’s take painting for example, it is the best way to update the look and feel of a room, but the prep work takes a lot of time. I have a way for you to say goodbye to painters tape which is one of the most daunting tasks in painting.
• This is the Cut N Edge – it is a paint brush accessories that allows for clean paint lines as well as edging and cutting without tape. You simple lock it in over any brush and it controls the bristles to deliver the right amount of paint at the right angle.


Lamps With Built In Dimmers Provide Ambiance

• Update the look of any room with new lighting. Check out this workstation lamp base from Lamps Plus, you can place any lamp on top. There are two built-in USB ports for charging phones and other electronics. Plus one outlet plug. And...best yet - another outlet outlet plug gives you touch dimming control of your lamp Plug the lamp into the outlet, then touch the base to control it!

Fill Your Toolbox with Quality Tools for All Home Projects

• Let’s face it, we are all doing more projects around the house, and we are buying online more now. So let’s make sure your tool box is filled with what you need two items you’ll need for the projects we talked about today are a good screwdriver – this one has 18 heads stored inside. And a good tape measurer, this one has a laser system with an LCD screen for easy measurements.
• Make sure you fill your toolbox with tools from a tool company that has been around for a while, so you know you are getting quality tools. General Tools has been in business for nearly a century, and they just launched a new online store, specifically to fill up your tool box.

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Labor Day in San Diego means living outside continues for a couple more months! That gives you some time to tackle some projects outside to get home ready for the changing seasons. Let’s not forget about some ways to relax on this labor day outside as well. Our friend, Kathryn Emery, home improvement & lifestyle expert has some great ideas for projects this weekend for the outside of our homes, and shows us the latest trend in grilling, Pellet Grills and how to extend the season outside. 

Give The Outside of Your Home & Your Windows a Good Washing 
Yes, you should give your windows and your house a good clean, so that when we do move into the rainy season, dirt and grime aren’t lingering. Forget about getting on a ladder to do this. I love ways to clean efficiently and get the job done quickly. Clean your house and also your windows by just attaching Rejuvenate Dual System House Wash & Window Cleaner to your hose.
You can easily get rid of mold and mildew on the side of the house, and then turn the nozzle and hit your windows, and great a streak free shine. Nice thing is, it’s safe for plants and grass so no worries there. 
You Can Become Your Own Pool Maintenance & Save Money 
Become your own pool care maintenance – with just an APP! I love technology. Clorox Pool&Spa has a great system that truly empowers you to DIY 

First download the Clorox App and get the My Pool Care Assistant test strips. Then you dip the test strip in the water, scan it to your phone, and suggestions are made specifically for your pool’s needs. You click the products you need right there in the app, they show up on your doorstep, you add it in your pool and viola you are swimming.

This will actually end up saving you money too!  

Pellet Grilling is the Hottest Trend in Grilling – Cook Everything In It (including Thanksgiving Turkey!)

Cook in a pellet grill. You can barbecue, smoke, roast, grill and even bake or braise in a pellet grill. You can cook everything from pancakes to ribs to cake. You can cook ANYTHING on a pellet grill, and it is easy to do it. This grill has an easy ash removal (patent pending) that makes cleaning super easy!

A pellet grill works like a convection oven. Wood pellets are poured into a storage container called a hopper. The pellets are then fed into a cooking chamber by an auger that is powered by electricity. Thru combustion, the wood pellets ignite, heating the cooking chamber. Air is then brought in by intake fans. Heat and smoke are then dispersed throughout the cooking area.


Pellet grills, use wood pellets, (pellets come in a variety of flavors—hickory, pecan, alder, mesquite, cherry, apple, maple) and have a digital thermostats ranging from 180°F to 500°F. You can cook “low and slow” for that smoke flavor or searing hot to get the job done.

COOK WITHOUT LEAVING THE COUCH! This Monument Grills pellet grill have a meat probe that is wifi controlled, download the app – you insert the thermometer in the meat; it will send an alert to your phone when the meat is done, you can turn off the grill from your phone and keep your meat hot. You could literally put a brisket on when you leave for work, and like a crock pot it would be ready and warm when you get home. 


A Fire Pit Can Extend Spending Time Outside In the Evenings

Invest in a fire pit, or fire feature. We all know it gets colder in the evenings in San Diego and a fire feature can extend your time outside. There are three options for you to look at, depending on your space.

First let’s start with small table top ones you can use for cooking Smores with the family, these are great because they are portable, can go anywhere, and only require a small tank of propane to operate. Next are wood burning fire pits, these have all the safety precautions built into them and are very easy to use. Next takes a little more installation, a gas powered fire pit, that usually just means installing a propane tank inside of it, but then you can turn it on anytime with the flick of a switch. Three great options to extend living outside.

Products Seen:
Monument Grills https://monumentgrills.com/collections/pellet-grills/products/86000-deluxe-pellet-grill

https://monumentgrills.com/collections/pellet-grills/products/85001-small-luxury-pellet-grill-with-mechanical-control

Rejuvenate Window Cleaner https://www.rejuvenateproducts.com/rejuvenate-32oz-outdoor-window-cleaner-32oz-mold-and-mildew-stain-remover

Clorox Pool & Spa https://www.cloroxpool.com/ 

Fire Pit https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Briarglen-Fire-Ball-with-Tree-Branches-118023/309397794

Labor Day in San Diego means living outside continues for a couple more months!

Products Seen:
Monument Grills https://monumentgrills.com/collections/pellet-grills/products/86000-deluxe-pellet-grill

https://monumentgrills.com/collections/pellet-grills/products/85001-small-luxury-pellet-grill-with-mechanical-control

Rejuvenate Window Cleaner https://www.rejuvenateproducts.com/rejuvenate-32oz-outdoor-window-cleaner-32oz-mold-and-mildew-stain-remover

Clorox Pool & Spa https://www.cloroxpool.com/

Fire Pit https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Briarglen-Fire-Ball-with-Tree-Branches-118023/309397794

That gives you some time to tackle some projects outside to get home ready for the changing seasons. Let’s not forget about some ways to relax on this labor day outside as well. Our friend, Kathryn Emery, home improvement & lifestyle expert has some great ideas for projects this weekend for the outside of our homes, and shows us the latest trend in grilling, Pellet Grills and how to extend the season outside.

Give The Outside of Your Home & Your Windows a Good Washing
Yes, you should give your windows and your house a good clean, so that when we do move into the rainy season, dirt and grime aren’t lingering. Forget about getting on a ladder to do this. I love ways to clean efficiently and get the job done quickly. Clean your house and also your windows by just attaching Rejuvenate Dual System House Wash & Window Cleaner to your hose.
You can easily get rid of mold and mildew on the side of the house, and then turn the nozzle and hit your windows, and great a streak free shine. Nice thing is, it’s safe for plants and grass so no worries there.
You Can Become Your Own Pool Maintenance & Save Money
Become your own pool care maintenance – with just an APP! I love technology. Clorox Pool&Spa has a great system that truly empowers you to DIY

First download the Clorox App and get the My Pool Care Assistant test strips. Then you dip the test strip in the water, scan it to your phone, and suggestions are made specifically for your pool’s needs. You click the products you need right there in the app, they show up on your doorstep, you add it in your pool and viola you are swimming.

This will actually end up saving you money too!

Pellet Grilling is the Hottest Trend in Grilling – Cook Everything In It (including Thanksgiving Turkey!)

Cook in a pellet grill. You can barbecue, smoke, roast, grill and even bake or braise in a pellet grill. You can cook everything from pancakes to ribs to cake. You can cook ANYTHING on a pellet grill, and it is easy to do it. This grill has an easy ash removal (patent pending) that makes cleaning super easy!

A pellet grill works like a convection oven. Wood pellets are poured into a storage container called a hopper. The pellets are then fed into a cooking chamber by an auger that is powered by electricity. Thru combustion, the wood pellets ignite, heating the cooking chamber. Air is then brought in by intake fans. Heat and smoke are then dispersed throughout the cooking area.


Pellet grills, use wood pellets, (pellets come in a variety of flavors—hickory, pecan, alder, mesquite, cherry, apple, maple) and have a digital thermostats ranging from 180°F to 500°F. You can cook “low and slow” for that smoke flavor or searing hot to get the job done.

COOK WITHOUT LEAVING THE COUCH! This Monument Grills pellet grill have a meat probe that is WI FI controlled, download the app – you insert the thermometer in the meat; it will send an alert to your phone when the meat is done, you can turn off the grill from your phone and keep your meat hot. You could literally put a brisket on when you leave for work, and like a crock pot it would be ready and warm when you get home.


A Fire Pit Can Extend Spending Time Outside In the Evenings

Invest in a fire pit, or fire feature. We all know it gets colder in the evenings in San Diego and a fire feature can extend your time outside. There are three options for you to look at, depending on your space.

First let’s start with small table top ones you can use for cooking Smores with the family, these are great because they are portable, can go anywhere, and only require a small tank of propane to operate. Next are wood burning fire pits, these have all the safety precautions built into them and are very easy to use. Next takes a little more installation, a gas powered fire pit, that usually just means installing a propane tank inside of it, but then you can turn it on anytime with the flick of a switch. Three great options to extend living outside.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO KATHRYN’S WEBSITE BE-THE-BEST-HOME DOT COM

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What needs to be in my toolbox?
Kathryn Emery, Home Improvement & Lifestyle expert, has 20 years experience around tools, and here she gives her top Nine essentials for any tool box, as well as storage tips, a quick fix for a tool box and the secret essential (hint it's powerful!).
For more information on Kathryn go to www.bethebesthome.com


Products Seen:
Multi Head Screwdriver: https://store.generaltools.com/speed-drive-screwdriver-set-18-bits-2-extension
Electric Screwdriver SKIL: https://amzn.to/2YLz8Jp
Tool Kit (Work Pro Pink): https://amzn.to/3gL9gU6
Hammer (Best Choice): https://amzn.to/3jodu5Q
Laser Tape Measurer: https://store.generaltools.com/ltm1-2-in-1-laser-tape-measure-50-laser-distance-measure-16-tape-measure
Power Drill SKIL https://amzn.to/32CEl7o
Power Drill DeWalt https://amzn.to/3lB4agQ 
Husky Tool Bag https://amzn.to/2YT3dqx 
Tool Box DeWalt https://amzn.to/3jwk4HA 
Basic Tool Kit https://amzn.to/3hLPOI3 

A well-equipped toolbox is essential for completing jobs around the home—everything from hanging a picture frame to putting together furniture. 

Screwdriver set: From prying the lids off of paint cans to opening child-proof battery compartments, screwdrivers are must-have tools. Aim for flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers in various sizes; I love this one from General Tools because it has 18 different heads/sizes, and a ratcheting system that assists in turning the screwdriver. 

Hammer: No toolbox would be complete without a solid hammer. One end is used to drive nails in, the other side to pull (usually bent) nails out of wood or a wall.. Rubber, plastic, or vinyl handles offer shock absorption and a better grip.

Pliers: Locking, adjustable pliers also known as plier wrenches, lock in place, they can be used as a clamp to tighten and loosen things. 

Adjustable Wrench: An adjustable, crescent wrench is like having multiple wrenches in one. You'll need one to tighten nuts and bolts and loosen fixtures.

Tape Measure: You might have heard the saying "measure twice, cut once." Well, you need a tape measure for that and to do other things like make sure furniture will fit in a room and measuring windows for blinds. This one from General Tools has a laser measure, making measuring easy!

Level: No more crookedly-hung photos! A level ensures you don't hang or install anything (including your flat-screen TV and shelves) less than horizontally perfect. 

Utility Knife: For opening boxes, hello Amazon! Bet one with built-in blade storage and rubber-covered handles for comfort.

Flashlight: You'll need a flashlight for your emergency kit anyway, but you could get a dedicated LED light, head lamp, or work lamp to make sure you're sawing/screwing/nailing or otherwise DIYing correctly in low or no light.

Other: Though not your standard tools, a well-outfit toolbox should also include: safety goggles, work gloves, superglue, duct tape, WD-40 a mix of of nails and screws. 

BONUS: Power Drill:  Cordless drills are convenient for working anywhere, but the corded kinds cost less and don't require expensive battery replacements. Whichever type you get, an electric drill not only drills holes and drives screws, but, with different bits, also sands and grinds materials.

What needs to be in my toolbox?
Kathryn Emery, Home Improvement & Lifestyle expert has 20 years experience around tools, and here she gives her top Nine essentials for any tool box, as well as storage tips, a quick fix for a tool box and the secret essential (hint it's powerful!).
For more information on Kathryn go to www.bethebesthome.com
Products Seen!

Multi head screwdriver https://store.generaltools.com/speed-drive-screwdriver-set-18-bits-2-extension
Electric Screwdriver SKIL https://amzn.to/2YLz8Jp
Tool Kit (Work Pro Pink) https://amzn.to/3gL9gU6
Hammer (Best Choice) https://amzn.to/3jodu5Q
Laser Tape Measurer https://store.generaltools.com/ltm1-2-in-1-laser-tape-measure-50-laser-distance-measure-16-tape-measure
Power Drill SKIL https://amzn.to/32CEl7o
Power Drill DeWalt https://amzn.to/3lB4agQ
Husky Tool Bag https://amzn.to/2YT3dqx
Tool Box DeWalt https://amzn.to/3jwk4HA
Basic Tool Kit https://amzn.to/3hLPOI3

A well-equipped toolbox is essential for completing jobs around the home—everything from hanging a picture frame to putting together furniture.

Screwdriver set: From prying the lids off of paint cans to opening child-proof battery compartments, screwdrivers are must-have tools. Aim for flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers in various sizes; I love this one from General Tools because it has 18 different heads/sizes, and a ratcheting system that assists in turning the screwdriver.

Hammer: No toolbox would be complete without a solid hammer. One end is used to drive nails in, the other side to pull (usually bent) nails out of wood or a wall.. Rubber, plastic, or vinyl handles offer shock absorption and a better grip.

Pliers: Locking, adjustable pliers also known as plier wrenches, lock in place, they can be used as a clamp to tighten and loosen things.

Adjustable Wrench: An adjustable, crescent wrench is like having multiple wrenches in one. You'll need one to tighten nuts and bolts and loosen fixtures.

Tape Measure: You might have heard the saying "measure twice, cut once." Well, you need a tape measure for that and to do other things like make sure furniture will fit in a room and measuring windows for blinds. This one from General Tools has a laser measure, making measuring easy!

Level: No more crookedly-hung photos! A level ensures you don't hang or install anything (including your flat-screen TV and shelves) less than horizontally perfect.

Utility Knife: For opening boxes, hello Amazon! Bet one with built-in blade storage and rubber-covered handles for comfort.

Flashlight: You'll need a flashlight for your emergency kit anyway, but you could get a dedicated LED light, head lamp, or work lamp to make sure you're sawing/screwing/nailing or otherwise DIYing correctly in low or no light.

Other: Though not your standard tools, a well-outfit toolbox should also include: safety goggles, work gloves, superglue, duct tape, WD-40 a mix of of nails and screws.

BONUS: Power Drill: Cordless drills are convenient for working anywhere, but the corded kinds cost less and don't require expensive battery replacements. Whichever type you get, an electric drill not only drills holes and drives screws, but, with different bits, also sands and grinds materials.

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