...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congrats to Mike who inherited his father’s math and problem solving skills. And let’s hear it for another male winner – the second one in the past month!! Keep up the good work, guys.

Father’s Day is quickly approaching {seriously, HH, what do you want?} and The Home Depot gift card is a great option for any DIY dad. From building supplies to grills to power tools, The Home Depot has something for every dad in your life. So, go ahead, give dad the gift of doing.

Better yet…why not win a gift card? See entry details below.

PRIZE: $100 gift card to The Home Depot

RULES: You must be at least 18 years old and have a U.S. shipping address {no P.O. boxes please} to enter. One entry per email address.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “DO MORE!”

DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, June 14th at 9:00 p.m. EST. One random winner will be announced on Friday, June 15th.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Share a trait, skill, family heirloom, affinity, etc. that the paternal man in your life passed down to you. I’ll go first. The most obvious is a great love for houses. My dad built with his own hands two of three homes I lived in as a child. He also built my siblings and me the most amazing clubhouse on stilts. Whenever we’re together, we always end up talking about something house-related…whether it’s a project we’re taking on or a DIY idea.

Another trait of my dad’s that’s slowly rubbing off on me is his patience. He is one of the most laid back and patient people I know. He isn’t easily upset or frustrated. Not that he’s lazy…in fact, he’s quite the opposite…always busy doing something. He has a way of approaching problems matter-of-factly instead of emotionally. If something doesn’t go as planned, he just rolls with the punches. And, believe me, he’s had his share of punches. Over the past year with the stresses of selling our house, buying a fixer-upper, renovating, moving {twice!} and unexpectedly getting pregnant, my dad’s response has always been ‘oh, it’ll all work out.’ Simple as that. Don’t sweat the small stuff or the big stuff. It’s just stuff.

The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote their gift cards. As part of this promotion, I received a gift card to share with my readers. They did not tell me what to say about the gift card. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.The winner of this giveaway will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

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737 Comments

11.June.2012

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My freshman year of high school, my parents bought a fixer-upper. I was their slave labor…as they called it. I did the grunt work during the day while they were at work, then they would come over and the project was a bit more ready to start. I thank them for the skills I have learned! I am pretty handy now in my own home. I would have no problem spending this gift card, Home Depot is our home away from home.

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11.June.2012

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My dad is such a good example of always being interested in other people’s welfare…I love him!

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad is not a handy man – so he has taught me to marry a man that is! ha ha

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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11.June.2012

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Happy Father’s Day. My dad is a man of many traits, but the main one he passed along to me is that working hard always reaps rewards!

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11.June.2012

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My daddy was an artist and passed down his love and appreciation for beauty.

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! I see the potential in many things that others pass by as trash. My dad is very resourceful, and that rubbed off on me!

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! I inherited the constant search for the perfect bag from my Daddy…..

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad passed on the fact that if you dread going to work every morning, you’re at the WRONG JOB. It still shocks me how many people don’t think about it this way. :)

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11.June.2012

Do More! Unfortunately I’ve inherited both my parents’ ability to hold onto stuff like a pack rat, so I’m constantly working on simplifying.

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11.June.2012

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My dad taught me unselfishness – to always think of others before myself, and to always think about how anything I say and do will affect others. He also instilled in me smart financial principles and taught me to never have debt.

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad has handed down (not just to me and my brothers, to everyone he meets) a love of exploring and food! You can mention the smallest town in the middle of nowhere and he will tell you exactly where to go eat! It’s unreal!

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! I need a new kitchen faucet!

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad built a lean-to from scratch by the pond with trees that fell down in an ice storm. I loved helping and watching the project go from nothing to something!

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11.June.2012

Do More! Because of my dad, I think that everything is a DIY project!

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11.June.2012

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My dad taught me how to tell a funny story with perfect comic timing. It’s my favorite inherited skill!

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11.June.2012

Do More! I learned DIY skills from my dad

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My Dad is very handy but passed nothing on to me unfortunately so I just ask him to make everything for me!!

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad passed on his gift and love of math. It serves me well every day at work :)

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11.June.2012

Do more! My father passed down his OCD-like perfectionism.

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11.June.2012

Do More! My taught me how to be a thrifty do-it-yourselfer!

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! I got my easy-going nature from my dad, and I also got my love of thrill rides from him too. My husband is not a ride junkie and my kids got the thrill-lovin’ gene, so it’s a good thing one of us loves those loop-de-loops!

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do more! thanks for offering this! my dad wasn’t much of a DIYer, but he was amazed at what my boyfriend and i did by ourselves on our home. i wish he could see the rest of our progress.

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11.June.2012

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My favorite trait passed down from my father is his quick wit, often catching people off guard since we’re both pretty pensive.

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11.June.2012

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My father passed on to me his love for wood-working and creating. My dad was the most creative man I’ve ever known, and I am lucky to have inherited his love for working with my hands. He taught me how to build furniture, paint, draw, and have an imagination.

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11.June.2012

Do more. . . my father and I enjoy working on my home together and shows his love through his efforts.

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad is a DIYer to the bone. He built the house we grew up in. My strongest childhood memories are hanging out in or tree house, driving our go cart, and playing with my dollhouse….all things my dad put his time and effort into to build for us.

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11.June.2012

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My grandfather taught me never be afraid to handle a tool. He owned a rental property in Chicago for over 20 years before moving out the suburbs. Grandpa was the king of the “handy-man special”. We can laugh about about many times duct tape helped a project get started.

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad was would always write out lists. Also with house projects, he liked to sketch out his ultimate goal in order to visualize and plan. I find myself doing both of those things too.

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11.June.2012

“DO MORE!” My dad lives 6,000 miles away so he can’t enjoy a Home Depot card, but I can use it to fix up the house like he taught me :-)

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad was not a handy man so he did not pass on a love of DIY but it did pass along a love of baseball!

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11.June.2012

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My dad passed away when I was very little, but one thing I remember him passing to me was his dramatic flair. I vividly remember him throwing a “fit” about me not wanting to eat the hot dogs he had “slaved over a hot stove” making. Odd memory to share, yes but it is one that stuck with me through all my high school drama classes and beyond.

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11.June.2012

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my dad is a very go with the flow kind of guy…I can’t say that I inherited that but I am working on it!

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11.June.2012

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By far, the biggest thing I got from my dad was my sense of humor and ability to roll with things when under pressure. Grateful for him!

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11.June.2012

Do More! My dad’s problem solving skills are one thing I was lucky to inherit.

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11.June.2012

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Like you, my Dad has passed own a love of houses and a strong DIY ethic. He’s also passed down the curse of being a huge perfectionist. The bad news is that it can be really annoying to be such a perfectionist and can cause projects to take WAY too long…the good news is that almost every project I do, comes out great and I’m happy with them for a really long time!!

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad is an extremely hard worker who sacrificed a lot of time spent away from his family for work. I feel like his work ethic has definitely rubbed off on me. I’ve learned success only comes with a lot of blood, sweat and tears!

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11.June.2012

“DO MORE!” My Dad taught me the value of hard work.

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11.June.2012

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My Dad passed along his love for gardening and doing things with his hands. I haven’t much opportunity to do either lately, but someday soon, I hope!

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! My dad is very, very organized and the only one of 4 siblings with the same tendencies would be me.

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11.June.2012

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My dad taught me to read the directions and figure out how to do something before I start. My natural instinct is to jump into something and figure it out as I go but I’ve found it’s better to “do it right the first time” with home projects.

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11.June.2012

DO MORE! I got my sense of adventure and energy level from my dad. He always has something up his sleeve – whether it’s a trip to the North Pole or plans to build a catfish feeder out of PVC pipe. He never stops.

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11.June.2012

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My dad is a farmer, so he passed his obsession with the weather down to me.

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11.June.2012

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My Dad passed on his gardening skills to me!

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11.June.2012

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My Dad taught me to love learning and that whenever I’m stumped by something the answer is out there somewhere. All I have to do is find it.

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11.June.2012

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I share my dad’s sarcasm and love for DIY. He builds almost everything himself – decks, bathrooms, counters – you name it, he does it. I certainly share his love for DIY but am nowhere near his skill level!

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11.June.2012

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My dad and I recently discovered that we both can’t go to sleep unless the dresser drawers and closet doors are completely closed. Ha!

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11.June.2012

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My dad always laughed when things went wrong (after making sure no one was hurt). When I drove the tractor and bucket into the wide ditch sideways and couldn’t get it back out, he laughed and then got it out. When my mother hit the police car and wrecked theirs, he laughed when the police brought her home.

My kids have always hated it when I would laugh and make jokes when they did dumb things. I know how they feel. Wish he was still here to laugh at our “stupids”. He died last Sept. at 79.5 years of age after 4 years of dealing with stage 4 colon cancer. We still envision him looking down and laughing at us as we try to help Mom with all the things he did so easily.

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11.June.2012

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Didn’t have a dad…

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11.June.2012

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My dad passed his “do it right the first time” mentality to me. My dad is someone I have a lot of respect for, both as my father and a man. He is an all-around wonderful guy! I couldn’t have asked for a better father!

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