*this post is sponsored by Bosch Tools*
Did you know I live in the house I grew up in? My family has lived here for over 35 years, so when my parents decided to move about 10 years ago, there was no way I could let anyone else live in “our house.” I grew up helping my dad with DIY projects, from building a building a barn to working on simple things that made my mamma happy.
This is my first Father’s Day without my dad. He passed away 3 months ago, and I miss him every day. Once in a while I’ll finish a project and wish I could call him over to come see. He loved watching us work, even when he eventually got too sick to pitch in and help. I spent countless hours learning how to do almost everything from fix a sink to fixing a car with my dad, which started my love of power tools. He helped me to become the strong, independent woman that I am today. “Figure out a way to fix it” was his motto – and it really does apply to almost every aspect of life. Have a bad day? “Figure out a way to fix it.” Hate your job? “Figure out a way to fix it.” He not only helped me to build a strong work ethic, but eventually build a strong business. It was his faith in my abilities that helped me to succeed in everything I’ve ever accomplished.
He was so proud of all of the renovations we’d done on this house since we moved in. The very last time we hung out on my front porch together a few months ago, he took the time to tell me how much he liked all of the things we’d done to the house both inside and out. I didn’t even realize how much that simple conversation would come to mean to me months later – but I’m thankful that I had the time to sit and talk with him about how far we’d come and what we wanted to do next. Any time I would get stuck in a project, he’d just tell me “Figure out a way to fix it.” And I did. I took all those ways I figure out how to fix things and share them here with you.
So this Father’s Day I’m partnering up with Bosch Tools to help you build some memories of your own. One lucky winner will receive a Bosch 18-volt Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Cordless Combo Kit with Soft Case (regularly $229 but on sale through 7/4/16 for $169) which includes Bosch Compact Tough™ 1/2-in drill/driver, 1/4-in hex impact driver, two 18-volt Lithium-ion batteries, charger and soft carry bag. The quality and durability of these tools is so amazing it’s no wonder that Bosch tools are some of the best you can buy. They make a wonderful gift that will help you build memories for years to come.
To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite DIY project – that’s it!
Winner will be selected Saturday, June 18th at noon central time. Giveaway open to US residents, 18 and older. Void where prohibited. Winner will be contacted via email, so be sure your email address is correct on the comment form.
And Happy Father’s Day!
*This post was sponsored by Bosch tools. I was compensated and received tools for free to share this promotion.*