Father’s Day #Giveaway! Thank Goodness for Home Depot!

“Honey, where’s the duct tape?”  This is a question I both hear, and sadly know the answer too.  Why?  Dear Hubby is a lot of wonderful things, but handy is just not one of them.  So I started to think, perhaps he would DO better, FIX better, CREATE better if he just had the right tools!  I mean he is crazy good with that duct tape, he has been known to swing a hammer and hang a picture with mad success, so imagine if he had all this:


The RYOBI drill is compact and powerful enough to handle any job on your project. The IntelliPort Technology protects battery cells, maximizes battery life and conserves energy so well it earned an Energy Star logo. The new and improved Lithium plus batteries improve performance of these and all Ryobi 18-Volt One plus tools. Compared to the 18-Volt One plus Ni-Cd battery, there are 4X more recharges, hold a charge 4X longer, have 35 percent more runtime and are 45 percent lighter. Add to that extreme weather performance and an on-board fuel gauge.


Dare I add that it’s pretty too!  Hubby and I are fans of the Home Depot so perhaps the next time we are out shopping four home reno needs we should steer clear of the paint and light bulb section and aim a little higher?  Sigh.  Imagine, home renovations completed without the aid of duct tape!  

Do you think this little beauty could make the difference in the Handy Man skills of your Hubby?   One lucky Canadian reader of How To Survive Life In The Suburbs will win a Ryobi 18V Lithium+ Compact Drill plus a $25 Home Depot Man Card (total value $175.00).   If your man wins, he gets to to turn in his “Man Card” (aka his gift card) and do some shopping!  Kind of love that!


A winner will be chosen from valid entries in the Rafflecopter form below.  Canada only.  Ends the day before Fathers Day!  Best of luck.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I’d like a new{er} deck!

  2. well the hubby would be closing in under neath our deck. so my first job would be handing him the tools :))

  3. Anonymous says:

    AMi B

    I have a new bookshelf that I want to build!!

  4. I would get hubby to fix closet doors.

  5. New boards on my front step! Thanks!

  6. fixing a door

  7. I would fix one of the dinning room chairs that has a spindal loose on it.

  8. Yes, most electric tools give me butterflys, they look menacing and a bit dangerous, some of then, like saws.

  9. I want to make some flower boxes with my new power tools

  10. water proof our basement

  11. Nothing fancy, I just want to put up drywall!

  12. Colin Fox says:

    Papa needs a new drill…that holds a charge longer than 10 minutes!!!!

  13. I would build a picnic table!

  14. Build a bookshelf

  15. This would be working hard as we redo the deck!

  16. My husband wants to build a wall unit and this would come in very handy!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  17. they give me a few butterflies, but I make sure that we are super careful with them

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  18. Fixing the stairs before we fall down them!

  19. I would get my hubby to replace some of the bad boards on our deck!

  20. I think I may tackle hanging a few new shelves

  21. sandbox for the kids

  22. We have to put up some bookshelves

  23. Putting curtain on our front door. It’s bright too early and wake our daughter up before 6 everyday.

  24. Maybe shelves, or fix up the deck.

  25. fixing the deck

  26. I’d love to replace the back deck. It’s falling apart.

  27. i would like to make a box for box jumps
    (stacey h)

  28. I would help my hubby replace our kids’ sliding shower door (it just fell down)!

  29. we have renovations planned for the summer,including building a new deck,so it would come in handy!
    (Karla Sceviour)

  30. Would I have to give it to hubby, I think I would like to have this myself to use for building planters etc. 😉

  31. Anonymous says:

    I would love (and also really need!!) this fabulous drill set! Great brand that really works too! As a single parent I am the fixer of all things and although duct tape is always at the ready this drill would be an awesome addition 😉 Thanks Steph – great prize!

  32. My hubby would build me some shelves! (I am not a power tool user – I can use a screwdriver like a boss though!) lol

  33. I would tackle replacing the gate! Darn dog keeps getting out! Duck tape isn’t working lol

  34. fix a cupboard door in the kitchen.

  35. Marlene Unruh says:

    Making a flag pole with grandson

  36. A new fence and deck

    leannemacg at gmail.com

  37. put some shelves up

  38. Putting up curtain rods for curtains as well as shelves.

  39. the cracks in the wall!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  40. the cracks in the wall!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  41. I need to build a privacy screen out on our deck to get some privacy from nosey neighbors

  42. we have a fence that needs fixing a drill would come in handy

  43. I’d get some shelves up!

  44. Victoria Ess says:

    My partner is currently reno-ing his new clinic, so he would love this (and me, I guess haha) so much.

  45. Sigh, once again as your “neighbor” to the south, I cannot win.

  46. Does it come with lessons? I am no handyman.

  47. I would but up the new curtain rods that have been sitting around for over a week

  48. I would have my husband make a bookshelf.

  49. Installing a new door knob.

  50. i would make shelf

  51. I would put together the new wooden chair that is begging to be used on the back deck.

  52. Fixing our fence!

  53. I would re-hang our closet door 🙂 it’s been waiting to be re-painted 🙂

  54. Put up a tv wall-mount.

  55. I’d try to get some shelving done in my office or perhaps get Hubby to finally get renos done in the basement!

  56. New shelves for the laundry room first!

  57. Tools give me butteries, especially electronic ones.

  58. I would have hubby fix the chain lock on the doors

  59. a new fence!

    *Tammy Dalley*

  60. Install curtain rods!

  61. I’d build a storage bench.

  62. I would finish the deck

  63. Put up paintings.

  64. Making a new book shelf.

  65. we need to put together some ikea furniture!

  66. Putting together a raised garden bed

  67. There’s no end to what we (hubby) could do with this Ryobi…he’ll need a custom made holter for it of course.

  68. We are planning to do the floors this summer. Not sure if I’d need a drill though?!

  69. Anonymous says:

    finishing the basement

  70. Building a deck!!!

  71. well in dream world I would love to build a custom bed for my son with storage and to save space in his already very tiny room 🙂

  72. I would use it to finish the bathroom we have started (a while agao)

  73. I would build our new porch as we’re having our foundation repaired and are using the old one as a shed 🙂

  74. Susanne McCarthy says:

    Get him working on our deck for sure 🙂

  75. i would fix the railing

  76. More than likely fixing trying to fix the deck at the back to make it more of a private spot to sit.

  77. I would get my hubby to make our boys a mini picnic table for the patio. It may not go well if I attempt it…

  78. Fixing our dining room chairs for sure

  79. I would have my husband finish the new fence it our backyard!

  80. Michelle G. says:

    New sliding glass doors.

  81. Hanging curtain rods

  82. We are adding another room in our home for our new baby boy due in July. I would use the drill during these renovations.

  83. would love to build a deck

  84. kathryn says:

    I would fix my balcony

  85. Fix the deck and railings.

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