As most of you know, my family and I live in a 1934 cottage-style home. When we bought this house about 8 years ago, it was in bad shape. You should have seen the orange shag carpet that was on the stairs or the bedroom upstairs that had carpeting up over the baseboards (what were they thinking with that one.....I'll never know). We have done a ton of improvements throughout the years (most before I ever started blogging). However, in the last three - four years home improvement has not been on the top of our list with having three kids under the age of five, my husband busy at work, my 'The Cottage Mama' business and all the other things in life.
I'm hoping that next year will leave us a little (maybe just a little) more time to tackle a few projects that have been on our list of to-do's for quite some time. So when the folks from Home Depot contacted me asking if I would like to surprise my husband, Brett, with an early Christmas gift of RYOBI 18V One+ Lithium-Ion tools........I thought, well that sounds like perfect timing!
I was able to pick out a set that I thought would be perfect for him. I decided on the RYOBI One+ 4 Piece Lithium-Ion Super Combo Set and guess what? I get to give one of these sets away to one of you as an early Christmas gift! So here is Brett receiving his early Christmas gift......
Brett's early Christmas present waiting for him under the tree.
Brett: "Hmmmm......I just had my birthday and it's not Christmas yet. What is this?"
Caspian: "Hey, Daddy.....what's going on?"
Brett: "Check it out buddy, I got an EARLY Christmas gift. Isn't it awesome?"
Brett: "Wow, this set has four tools!"
Caspian: "That's great, Dad, but let's focus here and see if I this thing is strong enough for climbing."
Caspian: "Actually, let's forget about the power tools.......I'm digging these twinkle lights"
Brett: "Wow, buddy, it has it's own carrying case."
Caspian: "That's great, Daddy. It looks just my size for climbing inside."
Caspian: "Again, Dad, forget about these tools.....let's check out this super-cool box."
Brett: "No, Caspian power tools are super cool and this one has a lithium-ion battery."
Caspian: "Power tools, huh.....well, let's see if I can chew on this thing. We'll see what kind of power it's got."
Brett: "Now listen, Caspian, a man should know how to use his power tools. If you want to know how to put together the biggest toys ever, you need to know how to use this thing."
Caspian: "You're right, Daddy, drills are super cool"
Isn't a drill that runs out of battery so frustrating? You get all the supplies out for your project only to realize that your drill will not even last long enough to get through completion. I was excited to get Brett these RYOBI One+ tools because of the Lithium Ion batteries. Lithium Ion batteries produce a consistent charge throughout the life of the battery, can be charged many more times than other batteries and are not damaged by leaving the charger on too long.
The RYOBI 18V One+ Lithium Ion Compact Drill Kit features the latest in power tool technology and is a great gift idea for the DIY person in your life. This drill weighs less than three pounds, the RYOBI One+ Compact Drill Kit is easy for users of any strength or skill level to use. I love that the tools are more light-weight because sometimes I have to take DIY projects into my own hands and it's nice to know that I will be able to use my husbands tools if need be. Lithium Ion batteries are lighter in weight, allowing for smaller, more powerful outdoor and power tools. I'm not a wimp or anything, but some of those drills are SO heavy!
Not sure exactly what tool set your loved one would like for the holiday.....then how about a gift card to the Home Depot? That way they can pick out whatever set or tool they would like. They have some really fun gift cards that are interactive. My favorite it the one with Santa's apron that plays jingle bells. How cute is that? A little more fun than just a piece of plastic. Just something to think about if you are not sure what to get that DIY person in your life.
So what do you think? Does this sound like a set you would like for you or a loved one? If so, just leave a comment below letting us know why you would like to win the RYOBI 18V One+ Lithium-Ion Super Combo Set (Retail Value: $179.00).
Giveaway open until Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at midnight (CST). I will announce the winner soon after so you can make sure to get your gift in time for Christmas!
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