Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cool Gadget Giveaways; 2 Chances to Win!

In October, I posted about a fun, new picture hanging tool that I came across online.  It's called "Hang and Level".  This product is made by Under the Roof Decorating.  After I posted about their product, a representative from Under the Roof Decorating contacted us, and sent us some products to try ourselves, and to give away to our readers! 
A demonstration, by Mr. HandyMan himself.  Notice the "I'm only humoring you" face here.

Place your photo on the hook.  Use the single hook for a smaller frame.  There are two hooks below that one for a larger or heavier frame.  This frame had a sawtooth hook on the back.
"Can you hurry it up? I want to get back to watching my movie."

Position your picture on the wall where you want it.  Use the handy, built-in level to level it.

Remove the picture, leaving the tool in place.  Press the button (or buttons) to mark your spot. 

Hammer in your nail, hang up the picture and level it.  So easy!
We also hung a second photo above the first.  This tool really helps when you want to create groupings of pictures. 

Ta-da!  That was fun, and it only took about three minutes.  No struggling, no "Does this look straight?", etc.  We will be using this when I get around to hanging more photos in our stairway.

If these look crooked, it's because *I* was crooked, not the photos.  (I was trying to get a photo without showing any glare from the glass.)  A long-time friend gave us these photos of Sydney, Australia.  (H, If you're reading this, I'm sorry it took us forever to hang these up!)

Before you scroll down any more, can you guess what this next product does?
This is a cute little item called the Stoppy. The web site calls it "the ultimate door and window stop."  The Stoppy grips all types of surfaces, and will not mark your doors, windows or floors.  There's a short video on the site that shows the different ways you can use this tool.
We tried it out around the house.  Here it is, holding up a heavy window that doesn't stay open by itself. 

Crafty Woman: "By the way, why haven't you've fixed this yet?!"
Handy Man: "I've been too busy building my shed!"

Excuses, excuses. 
We also used one to hold open a door.  Very clever! 
We have items to give away to TWO lucky winners:
  • The first winner will receive one Hang and Level Tool, and one Stoppy
  • The second winner will receive one Stoppy
Simple rules:
- Open to residents of the United States only.
- Please become a Google follower (see right sidebar), or follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or let us know if you already follow us.
- Post a comment telling us about a project or idea you’d like to see on our site in the future. (I know I did this on the last giveaway, but I really liked reading your ideas.  Some of your suggestions are in the works...)
- You must include your email address with your comment! Your email will not show publicly, only we will see it.

- Contest ends at 10 AM on Saturday, November 20th.  Two comments will be chosen randomly.  If we cannot reach you within 24 hours after the end of the contest, another number will be chosen.

Good luck!  

**This contest is now closed.**

Linking to: Tools are for Women Too!/ It's a Blog Party


Susan said...

Just blogging around this afternoon and found your blog. I love reading all the different blogs, they are all so unique and interesting. Thank you for letting me visit.

Scrappy Gal said...

I was just thinking about suggesting to you a new idea. Teaching your readers how to create your own calendars, step by step.

I've done these for the past 3 or 4 years for family members and they are SO easy to do and much more personable than one from the store.

Haggermaker4 said...

Hey, just ran across your blog today via Blue Cricket. Now, I am following you, too! (like I need another blog to follow) lol...I love the picture hanging gadget! What a clever idea. This would come in so handy for me!

As far as what ideas to suggest....anything on organization (easy, cheap organization).

Tona Haggemaker

Aretha said...

The picture hanger is very cool. But the stoppy thing is fantastic!! Classroom doors all across country that are being wedged open by blocks are crying for one of these!

Beki Hilton said...

Hi! I am a new follower and subcriber! You can visit me at

Melissa said...

That picture hanger looks great. Where was it when I moved last year and had to hang all my pictures?

Amna said...

I'm a new follower...just went through and read a bunch of posts, and I love it!!! :D
As for ideas, please post on de cluttering! I really need help with that. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Turtle Mom said...

I'd love to see more "how to" ideas on home remodeling, easy to medium crafts, or recipes - any and all recipes!

Kaesmom said...

LOVE the picture hanging tool! Hanging pictures in our house is NEVER a fun event because we can NEVER agree on how level things really look. This would be ideal in our house!

And the stopper -- I would have never thought to use it to hold up a window. Very ingenious!

Nicole said...

I love that picture hanging tool!! I have a ton of pictures to hang up in my new house and though I know theoretically how to hang pictures without something like that, I'm actually too lazy to do all the work!!

I'm already a fan on Facebook, and I'm subscribed to your blog in my Google RSS reader. :)

~Niki~ said...

I'm a follower!
I would love to see how you might clean grout on a ceramic tile floor ~the cheapest easiest way ;)
thanks for letting me enter!
nikimcn (at)hotmail do(t)com

Martha in CA said...

Darn! I missed the contest! That stoppy deal would be great for the doors in the house that just can't stay open all the way (and drive. me. bananas.!)

I love picture groupings! Have several in my house - sure would have made putting them up much easier (I ended up hanging them so it looks like I meant for them to be that random...cough, cough!)

Love the blog (especially pics with commentary - sometimes I swear we must live with the same people!). Keep up the great work!

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