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Upgrading Outlets to USB with DIYZ

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with the DIYZ® app. All opinions of apps and companies that help me complete DIY projects are my own.

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One thing I hear all of the time from my family and kids is that I often forget to charge their tablets. My best excuse it that I have no idea where the chargers are or that I can’t find the big brick blocks that are required to charge these things. Fact is, it’s just a USB cable connected to some power. You can now upgrade your home outlets to include a USB port so you can charge your devices. Isn’t the future great? For this Mother’s Day, the kids and I are doing a little home upgrades. Mommy will be so proud.

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Now, I am a pretty technical person but when it comes to electricity, I can get a little freaked out. I need to be sure I am doing everything right so I don’t hurt myself, or someone else. That’s where this awesome app called DIYZ comes in. I downloaded the app to my phone and got right to it. It is a very easy to use app with a plethora of projects to look through for every DIY skill level. Each project includes step-by-step instructions and even the option to live video-chat with a professional contractor if you need it. The Pro Advisors are available Monday through Friday from 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM ET and on weekends from 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM ET. Check it out and #GetWise! The DIYZ® app is free to download and is available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android. For a limited time, the video-chat feature is also FREE!

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I easily found the project I needed and started going through it step-by-step. First, I needed to make sure I had all the tools needed, and within each project on the DIYZ® app you can easily browse a list of tools for each project with the option to purchase directly in the app via Amazon, if you don’t already have them. Doesn’t get much easier than that. I thought this project was going to be easy as I already had all the tools that were listed, so I was ready to get started right away. But first I figured I would get the kids involved in this as well. It is good for them to get experience with tools and get some hands on #DIYZ experience.

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So the first thing you always need to do when working with any sort of electricity is to turn off the breaker. Always be sure to double check that the flow of electricity has been cut with a none contact voltage tester, just to be sure no current is still going through. With all tools in hand and the electricity turned off, we were ready to start the removal of the old outlets. I picked up a couple outlets so we have some options on where we plug in our devices. We decided to start in the kitchen.

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The kids removed the screws from the outlet covers first and then they unscrewed the outlets themselves. I did all of the wiring. It was fun working with them on this little project using the DIYZ® app. The app really helps make the job a lot simpler and set my nerves at ease when working with something like electricity.

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There also wasn’t a big mess, and now Mom will be super happy being able to charge her devices just about anywhere in our home. The new outlets were unveiled on Mother’s Day and my wife was so proud of her kids’ hard work. It was a big hit in our home and I am finally out of the dog house when it comes to charging the kids’ tablets!

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“This post is in collaboration with the DIYZ® app. All opinions of apps and companies that help me complete DIY projects are my own.”

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The Butt Butler is #KickingRash

bpThings I like, hamburgers, nights out, and sleeping. Things I don’t like, making the bed, picking up toys, and jumping on my furniture. That is why I am working with Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® to start #KickingRash and taking names. For this post I have partnered with Life of Dad and Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®, but my opinions are my own.

Taking care of an itchy booty is just one of the things this dad does for his kids. So much that I might as well consider myself employed as the resident butt butler to these kids. “DAAAADDDYY!!, BOOOTYYY!!” is all I need to hear to know what needs to be done. When my kiddos have a red booty they need something that’s going to work and work fast. Bourdreaux’s® new Maximum Strength Butt Paste® is exactly what is needed when those little butts get too red. With no harsh ingredients it’s amazing how being formulated with 40% Zinc Oxide can start relieving diaper rash in as little as three hours!

What I really like about the product is that while it’s great to use with your own kids, it’s also a good gift for baby showers. You could go with one of the other creams, but seeing someone’s face opening up Butt Paste, it’s great. It’s pediatrician recommended so why not pick some up. You can get it at stores like Target and Amazon!

So Bourdreaux’s® sent me the new Maximum Strength Formula Jar, and it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. My kids are super happy after the Butt Butler visits. I would even be bold as to claim that the Butt Butler is more popular at bringing joy and happiness to our family than even Santa. That’s right, the big red jar is even better than the big red guy.

I bet you’re thinking, “How can this dad be so confident that something called Butt Paste® is better than Santa?” Well, I am glad you asked, because I am going to prove it!

ButtPasteHere in exhibit A; you can see very clearly how Butt Paste® can easily take care of messy bed. I’m not the best bed maker, but you can see that Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® does a pretty good job.

Sure it’s just the bed. It’s not like I’m not gonna mess it up again. But this Butt Butler likes keeping my bed beautiful, I just don’t like making it. Thanks Butt Paste®!

In my next example you can see how a messy floor covered with toys can be cleaned up with ease. The over 2x the rash fighting ingredient of Butt Paste® makes cleaning up these toys a breeze.

Last but not least, the kids themselves. Yeah Butt Paste® takes care of the rashes and itchy booties of these two adorable monsters, but what about their behavior?

I mean, we already see that Butt Paste is #KickingRash at making beds and picking up toys. How about getting these two stuntmen to calm down. Watch and see.

Imagine that! Butt Paste® does wonders on the kids themselves! Actually, it doesn’t but I sure wish it did. It works so well that I could have sworn that it was going to make my bed, pick up the toys, and keep the kids from jumping around the house. I guess the Butt Butler will just have to start #KickingRash myself.

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Win a $25 Circle K Gift Card

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Are you ready to beat that St. Louis heat Polar Pop style? Now is your chance to win a $25 Circle K gift card! U.S. residents only, so this isn’t only limited to St. Louis residents. You can be anywhere in the great USA!

So how can you win? Easy, just comment below with the best way you stay cool during those hot summer days and nights. Comments will be closed at 12:00AM CST on June 1st and a winner will be randomly selected from the comments. The winner will then be notified via email (so be sure to use an accurate email!) and they will have 24 hours to respond with their info so they can receive the gift card! If the winner does not respond within 24 hours another will be selected.

Want to win Polar Pop for life? All you have to do is show Circle K how you stay cool with a Polar Pop cup and you could win a lifetime supply of icy cold cups. All you have to do is Follow @PolarPop on Twitter, @CircleKStores on Instagram, or like Polar Pop on Facebook (optional). Then post your coolest picture with the Polar Pop cup and share it on Twitter or Instagram. Or reply to a Polar Pop Cup promotion post on any Circle K Facebook post. Tag your post or Facebook reply with #PolarPopCup4Life and #Sweepstakes for your chance to win!

Remember, to win the gift card just comment below, to win a lifetime supply, post to social media. You can read all of the official rules here.

St. Louis Dad partnered with Polar Pop and Circle K on this promotion. All opinions are my own.

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