Sunday, October 16, 2016

How To Amuse Yourself At Lowes

My husband loves Lowes. He could spend hours in Lowes salivating over all the power tools. It's sort of how I feel being in Target. I get it. Still, after five minutes I am completely bored and I'm ready to leave. But my husband is never ready to leave after five minutes. So I've learned ways to amuse myself.






1. When your husband is looking for an exact nail because Lowes has 234978 of them, grab a large one and use it as a microphone. (That's my husband in the black shirt looking at the 234978 nails.)



2. Husband looking at the 2897234 drill bits? Take a large one and amuse yourself with it. (I mean seriously. Who needs that big of a drill bit? I guess someone does.)



3. Confuse your children and give them the giant drill bit. Tell them to pose with it.




4. Laugh when your kid is like, "What are all these? Why do you need so many choices of these things?" (But then realize it's probably how men feel when they look at women's shoes. Or in my case, all my books.)




5. Have a nail fight with your kid.




6. Since Lowes also has 60834 screws, take one, place it in your husband's hand and go, "Wanna screw?" Don't be offended if they tell you to "cut it out" and "stop embarrassing him."




So how do you amuse yourself at Lowes? Or do you enjoy the store? I do have female friends who love it in there but they're the ones who understand staining and purposes for the giant drill bits.



120 comments:

  1. Lol! I actually enjoy going to Lowes with Military Husband. He does take too long on some aisles, but it's fun. I usually make him laugh.
    My dad? Omg. Him and those drawers with the screws and shit...idk how my mom does it!! He will spend hours.

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  2. I hate it. If I had to go for work to find something I was sent after I would quickly find help and ask for it. When my hubby goes and I have to go I go and look at the appliances.

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  3. My least favorite place is Loews and Home Depot!!It drives me bonkers!!

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  4. HAHA I'm with you, Lowes would bore the sh*t out of me and I would get all silly as well. #3 haha

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  5. Hahaha this is amazing!!! My Dad and I could spend hours in Lowes, Kyle not so much.

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  6. This post and its title made me laugh. I manage to get a pass from Lowe's/Home Depot because my husband makes the trip by himself (thank goodness). Kudos to you for making the best out of it!

    Beth || Visit me at www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  7. lol, I wish my husband could amuse himself like this when we are browsing in the shops I like. Instead of standing there looking at me impatiently after 2 minutes. Love your post, it's a good laugh!

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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  8. Haha, I like to DIY so actually I'm the one that the other day was thinking to buy a complete set of drill bits.

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  9. You guys sure know how to have a good time at Lowes! :) We practically have our home improvement store map laid out in our heads, after remodeling our first home & my addiction to Pinterest DIY projects. I swear we have spent so much money at that store we should have bought stock in it. :)

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  10. Love it! You have to make the most out of those Lowes trips.

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  11. Lol, you sure know how to make every situation super fun!
    If I'm not the one doing the shopping, I get super bored and drill bits shopping? ugh!
    But somehow I found your experience so interesting.

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  12. Ah, a carriage bolt sword fight.

    For all the bolts, nails, and drill bits they have, they never have the right ones.

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  13. Ha! I've used the "wanna screw" thing before. That's a classic. I do my best to avoid going but when we do I take my kids right to the garden area and let them ride on everything.

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  14. I don't go! And of course, my husband always wants me to tag along. or I go and push the cart. That's my entertainment. My kids like to go in the showers. They're weird. We usually don't bring them.

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  15. This is probably why I'm never allowed to go to hardware places with my husband. If I do, I will totally utilize these ideas!

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  16. haha - I can't remember if it's there or Home Depot, but we get the race car shopping carts. And the kids climb the ride-on mowers. I'm certain that's against policy.. but.. it's entertainment.

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  17. The kids and I would go to the doorbell section and have fun That would hurry up my husband as he hates the doorbells

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  18. I lol while reading this. My grand kids love going to Lowes with me and they seem to have a blast so we go often. There is always something I find there that I can use.

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  19. This is very amusing! It reminds me of Home Depot over here! I love the size of that drill bit!

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  20. I have never been in Lowe's because we don't have them over here. I love this fun posts and all your pictures to go with it. You guys are fun!

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  21. I would totally have a nail fight in Lowes. I completely understand that when you are bored in a store you have got to find ways to amuse yourself. I did this when I was little and my sister would spend hours trying on clothes.

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  22. Haha! I haven't been to a lowes on forever but I love doing this to keep entertained at good ol Walmart :)

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  23. Hahahahaha your pictures are so funny! That is the only way to have fun there for me.

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  24. Haha, I actually like Lowes. Actually I like Home Depot more but I'd choose a hardware store over target.

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  25. Lol got a good laugh reading this. I don't like to be at a hardware store unless I have to be these were funny ways to pass the time

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  26. I did love going to Lowe's, but after doing some home remodeling - I am over it. However, I would go with you next time. I never had that kind of fun in Lowe's. 😂😂😂

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  27. love all your great puns, I think we could be good friends. I think about the same way
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  28. Haha this was hilarious! Also, I'm the same way when I got with my husband to Lowes!

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  29. haha I love how goofy you all are inside the store. I will be bring my kids this weekend our fun time grocery shopping.

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  30. When I was forced to go to hardware stores there were two sections I always drifted off to, lighting and paint. I could stay there forever. I blame the creative side of me!

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  31. That photos was really fun. I remember the Home Depot

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  32. Hahah that's so cute! I loathe going into hardware stores, they're quite boring

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  33. LOL you are so funny, and the kids also nailed it!

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  34. Hahah, good tips. I find the hardware store here very overwhelming and quite boring too! I laughed at your "wanna screw?"

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  35. OMG, I have got to try the "wanna screw" exercise in front of my teens. It will drive them insane. I actually like going to Lowe's just for fun with no purpose in mind.

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  36. LOL This is funny idea and good advice. It looks like you're not boring anymore haha

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  37. This cracks me up. We got there or Home Depot often and we do entertain ourselves.

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  38. HAHAHAHA!! Oh goodness, I NEEDED that laugh today. The "Wanna screw" one, hahaha. I really dislike to DIY shopping but I'll find ways to amuse myself next time, haha. Great post!

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  39. haha what a way to make it fun!

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  40. You're a good sport. I hate it in there. I went in thre once to get grout for a DIY project and I thought my children would have to come identify my body after I just wandered around in there for weeks until I died of starvation (still not having found the grout.)

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  41. You're a good sport. I hate it in there. I went in thre once to get grout for a DIY project and I thought my children would have to come identify my body after I just wandered around in there for weeks until I died of starvation (still not having found the grout.)

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  42. Send him on his own next time, problem solved! Make sure you set a budget or you'll be in trouble!!

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  43. Lol your kids faces are priceless. My husband hates going to any store and is definitely not handy. I actually take over building stuff he takes to long and cant read directions for the life of him.

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  44. yes, I also enjoy enjoy visiting any hardware. I can always buy something which I can use everyday )

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  45. Looks like everyone had a great time! I would love to join in on the "nutty" fun!

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  46. hahaaaaaa!!! it's always fun when you can get the kids into it too.

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  47. I hate going to stores, but when I have to go, I usually get lost, because I got distracted by some random thing.

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  48. I love this idea, now I know what to do on the next department store heheheehhe :)

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  49. haha, this post was great! Thanks for the laughter, and that drill bit... for real!! -Madelain

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  50. I love going to Loews because that usually means I'm working on a project. Thanks for the laugh.

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  51. I am mostly confused but men really love stores like this one! It's like one huge toy store for them, lol. I'm glad you find stuff to amuse you though, it can get quite boring.

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  52. When it comes to that kind of store, I'm all about getting it done in the fastest possible time. I don't enjoy those visits!

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  53. This is too cute! I love how the kids joined in on all the fun. I'm the same way when it comes to shopping in "foreign" places ;)

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  54. Our equivalent is B&Q (other DIY shops are available) and even though I'm not particularly handy I still get drawn in to the world of power tools and screws, brackets and nails. Guess it's genetic!

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  55. Too funny! I don't mind shopping at the hardware store with Adam, but I tend to find ways to amuse myself as well. Screwing and caulking usually get talked about...

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  56. A trip to the hardware store is like a trip to Disneyland for these men! My husband is exactly like that. And what's funny is that they can stay there for hours just looking at the tools. It's adorable as well.

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  57. What a fun post. I have never thought to amuse myself at Lowes, although I should! We typically go in and get out.

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  58. Enjoyed reading this post. I rarely go to Lowes but maybe because I don't own a house yet.

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  59. Lol.....too funny. I love how you occupy you and your family time at Lowes

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  60. This is funny. I actually love shopping at Lowes. I think I need a strategy like this to amuse myself at Best Buys!

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  61. That is funny. I love seeing a family that knows how to have fun together.

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  62. Haha this is so funny! I feel the same way at hardware stores and I imagine it's exactly the same way my boyfriend feels when I drag him into Sephora!

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  63. I literally laughed out loud! I am definitely doing this in my husbands favorite stores!

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  64. Now, that is a Lowes trip I would go on! Looks like you all had a blast

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  65. so you would love my hubs because he is like you and I spend way too much time in Lowes..he has no interest...send him to a Dicks for Golf equipment and you will never see him again... love the humor...and I love the screws in hand and "want a screw" lol

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  66. Hahahahaha your pictures are so interesting and funny. Loved reading the post !!

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  67. This is hilarious! I actually love hardware stores as much as I love office supply stores!

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  68. I've spent a lot of time at Home Depot lately, so your tips were perfect!

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  69. So funny! I dread going to hardware stores and avoid them at all costs!

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  70. omg your face expressions are hilarious :D

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  71. Haha this is probably how I feel when I got to GameStop with my boyfriend. Only, there's nothing there to play with. Your kids are lovely by the way.

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  72. Lol! My hubby is not really into DYI or construction stuff, so I never have to endure this kind of store trip, but I used to with my dad and I was getting bored to tears!

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  73. This is hilarious! I usually don't go to Lowes but whenever I am in Home Depot I always get so overwhelmed with all the crap that is in there. I am not a fan of home renovation!

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  74. Looks like you had a great time there:D I don't like that kind of places in fact I'm not a shopping lover

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  75. I remember the days of being dragged to Home Depot with my dad and being bored out of my mind! It's always better when you can make it a little bit fun!

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  76. I think we actually have that giant drill bit :-D We used it when running new outlets after we bought our house 10 years ago!

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  77. Super funny !! I like your style. Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.hautepalette.com/single-post/2016/10/13/Rose-Quartz-and-Serenity

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  78. Love shopping at Lowe's much? LOL. Seriously, I know what it is like to wander the power tool aisle with a man obsessed with power tools and you couldn't care less.

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  79. That sounds like something I would do. I have so many books myself so I can relate to that.

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  80. We don't have Lowes here but we do have Ace Hardware which is very similar to Lowes based on your post. We can buy any hardware supplies at Ace and at an affordable price too. They have all the diy supplies needed for home improvement. It is my number one to-go store for diy whatsnot.

    xoxo, G
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  81. OMG my dad used to drag me here all the time when I was a kid and I hated it. I don't remember how I entertained myself...

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  82. i haven't been to a place like this with huge nails hahaha I bet i wud have make silly selfies as well

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  83. Lowes is one of the most fun places to go and just play around...

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  84. Hahahahahah '... wanna screw..' lol had me in stitches but I can understand as my ex was the same with B&C and other local shops with so many screws etc

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  85. funny stuff. Way to make a boring trip pretty entertaining

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  86. This is really good. An interesting post. Thank you for sharing this post . And that was a huge nail. We don't have that huge nails here or may be people don't use it much here.

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  87. So funny! I actually love roaming most of the aisles of Lowe's - but not the nails or drills - so I could see myself doing this too.

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  88. Glad you had a good time while waiting on your husband to fine the right nails he needed. I actually enjoy going to Lowes but I do a ton of building and use power tools all the time.

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  89. That's hilarious! I almost chocked with my lunch with the wanna screw line! You make shopping fun that's for sure!

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  90. I laughed so hard at this. Great points! I'm going to have to do some of these things the next time I go to Lowe's.

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  91. This post is too funny. I would be bored at Lowes as well. Luckily we don't have them in Spain! However we do have shops that sell the same kinds of things ... I just don't have a need to go to one.

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  92. Oh my gosh I love you! Last week my husband drag me to Home Depot and I literally whined the whole time. Next time I think I might just do what you did here. It'll at least past the time it will be entertaining.

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  93. hahahahahahahahaha :) I annoy my husband so he usually doesn't want to take me (to be fair i don't want to take him to Target). I wander around and ask for ridiculous things. Hey honey can I buy a lime tree? Hey sweetie can I buy this giant inflatable nothing thing? :)

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  94. Sound interesting! Love the way you amuse yourself instead of boringly waiting for your husband. Wish your family the best.

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  95. Lowe's is one of my favorite spots to amuse myself! I'm completely oblivious as to what most of the stuff is so it's fun to pretend!

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  96. Haha it sounds like you had a great time amusing yourself at Lowes, sometimes it is easier to do boring things when you just make it a little more fun.

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  97. This is so funny. I have spent countless hours of my life walking around Lowes while my husband shops. I'll have to remember these.

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  98. I would be bored to death after 2 minutes. I'm in for light bulbs and maybe soil and out!

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  99. HAHAHA!! LOVE this. I laughed my butt off. This is me at every hardware store ever. WHY so may types of wood and screws and nails. BORED. I do like the appliance sections though. FUN times there. You have some great idea here and you made me laugh.

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  100. You sound like me at Lowe's. Since my husband passed, we haven't been there much, thankfully!

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  101. Haha this is a funny post! With so many choices, you'd think they're a bit of a screw up! Sorry for the bad puns :)

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  102. OMG I laughed so hard at this! This is the best post I've read in a long time hahaha Thank you for the amusement and ways to embarrass my husband when we go places!!

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  103. That drill bit is huge! I wonder who needs a drill bit that big...and what they need to use it for.

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  104. When I am in a store I do not usually shop at waiting for someone I like to go explore. At Lowes I like to go look at all the paint samples for inspiration.

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  105. Lol! You definitely have to make the most out of family time, even if you're shopping! I like your ideas!

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  106. Lowes sounds like the Aussie Bunnings. When I'm dragged there I usually head to the cafe ;) Or wind Dec up by pointing at random things and ask if that's what he's looking for... on a very rare occasion I'll manage to find what he is actually looking for before he does!

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  107. Ha ha it was a good laugh for me. Indeed men love Lowes like places tons and can spend some hours gorging over these mechanical pieces.

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  108. That's pretty cool idea!! really made me laugh

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  109. LOL! This is the best post I have read during this week. The nail fight with kids sounds like a lot of fun and the "Wanna screw?" one is hilarious!

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  110. These are all great ways to amuse yourself at Lowes. I happen to love going to any hardware store though because of my love for remolding. Crafts are also a great reason for me to go to a hardware super store. Thanks for sharing the ideas and laughs.

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  111. I love going to Lowe's. I stay at the garden center all the time for gardening stuff that I could afford to buy lol.

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  112. Haha I have never been to Lowes but by looking at you, it looks so much fun to go there

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  113. That's an funny way to amuse yourself, I myself would definitely get bored too so I'll keep this idea in mind. It's great that your kids found your idea amusing too.

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  114. I would have loved to have a mom like you growing up. Sounds like you make it so much fun there. I will have to remember this in the future when I drag my daughter in there.

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  115. I love to visit stores and especially when I'm with my friends. At times we succeed in finding something interesting and most of the time I and my friends have fun running and finding things for our use.

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  116. This seems like a great idea.. My hubby generally takes like an hour to shop there... I would do this :D

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  117. Oh my!! Your picture are so funny. Lol!! Lowes sounds like a great deal. You have definitely to make the most out of family bonding. even if you're shopping! I like your ideas!

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  118. This was a cute post. I actually havent been to Lowes in a long time.

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  119. Hahahaha too funny!!!! Lowes,Home Depot, basically any home improvement store gives me anxiety since I am clueless about such things lol

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