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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

3M Frameworks Giveaway...the Right Equipment for the Job!

How well do you collaborate with others?
Can you and hubby DIY together?
Can you craft with a friend?
Can you build something with your Dad?
I attempt to do all of these things and for the most part it all works out.
BUT, there is a special brand of communication that happens when 2 people work together.
That's Couple Speak - that special way of communicating - or not - when working together. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes silly, sometimes it leads to a brief moment of tension, but in the end (hopefully) it all works out.

Here's a sample of the current Couple Speak at our house:
Me: "We should paint the family room"
Translation: Grab a bucket and brush buddy!

Him: "Why? What's wrong with white?"
Translation: Go for it...I'm in the middle of a good book.

Me: When do you want to paint your room?
Translation: Are you going to help?

Joe: Later.
Translation: You can do it while I am at school.

No matter how we translate one another, thankfully the one thing we have all learned about DIYing is that the right products and proper preparation and safety precautions are necessary.

3M Frameworks has amazing products for safety and function:

I recently grabbed my 3M TEKK Protection and the Pro Grade, Sandblaster™ and went to work on my deck railings.

We had the deck power-washed and sealed only last year, but the weather has been especially wet and miserable...and it looks like it has been YEARS since we have even gone outside! Scary, right?
 Oh yeah...and it is a BIG deck. Guess what I will be doing for along while.

I used the 3M Sandblasters in  and I am well on my way to reviving the beauty of my deck. First Green fro stripping paint and old finished,
and then the red for sanding bare surfaces.
 Much better, right!
Still some work to be done...but on the right track!
ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape
I LOVE painting stripes and all kinds of things on my walls - this is a must have.
3M™ TEKK Protection™
From my own mistakes and those of my Dad too, I have learned that protection is of the utmost importance. I once spray painted chalkboard paint inside a small playhouse...wish I would have been smart enough to use the right protection then!
Scotch® Tough Duct Tape
It is Duct Tape...what more do I have to say!

3M™ LeadCheck™
This is especially important to me as I live
in an older home and have kiddos. No lead for me please!

These products are so amazing and really make completing any DIY job safer and easier.

3M is celebrating these Frameworks Products and the "joy" of Couple Speak 3 ways.
Number #1
You the chance to win $5K by making a video for the Couple Speak Video Contest.
Show us how you communicate, how you work together (or not), and how you get it done.
Then ENTER for a chance to have your Couple Speak win you $5,000.
TWO videos will be selected (based on pre-determined criteria) to win!
Enter your video here!
(and get all the rules and details!)

This is one of the videos to get your creativity flowing
(this is so me and my hubby...assuming he ever painted anything!)

You can click on one of those sidebar ads to be taken to see more videos!
Number #2
You can also join in the fun for "What's Your Couple Speak?" weekly drawing for $250.00 This is a he said/she said take on typically home improvement scenarios. It is simple to enter...go to the 3M Frameworks page on Facebook, give it your best shot at translating the latest scenario, keep it short funny, and clean (all the rules and details are on the page).
So, what do you think?
Ready to WIN a great package of
3M Frameworks Products

You can win a package of these fabulous 3M Products:
2 3M LeadCheck Swabs
1 Roll of Scotch Blue
3 Stages of Sanding (green, maroon, gold sandpaper)
1 gloves, respirator, eye wear

How to Enter:
1) Participate in the translation sweepstakes being hosted on the 3M Framework Facebook Page. You must LIKE the FaceBook page too.
2) Comment HERE on this post - telling me participated.
3) The comment must include their translation (you posted on the 3M page).

Winner will be selected on Tuesday 9/13/2011 at midnight PST

And you can SHARE this opportunities with others too:
Share on Facebook or Share on Twitter!
Please visit the Couple Speak page for full contest rules and details.
This post brought to you by 3M. The opinions/stories are my own.


  1. I participated in the translation on the FB page and liked them too.

    He says: yeah, thus project will be so easy; I know what I'm doing

    He means: maybe you should call your dad

    I hope my husband never sees thus comment! :)

  2. She says: Honey, you don't need to waste money on a plumber to do that...
    She means: I want to use the money for my hobby!
    Rise Isom

  3. I liked the 3M page and participated..this is my entry:

    He Says: *(*^*#( CHEAP *(&8@^ WORTHLESS PIECE OF (*(&%

    He Means: That's going to cost me another trip to Home Depot and another $25

    thanks for the chance!
    shel704 at aol dot com

  4. haha! I played!

    SHE SAYS: Oh honey, you're so strong and handsome and talented!
    She means: Will you make that shelf for the kitchen for me now??

    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

  5. I liked 3M Frameworks and participated in the 3M Frameworks sweepstakes. What he says "Maybe we can get some advice from your dad?" and the translation "Maybe your dad will do this for me!".

    Cracks me up every time. :P


  6. Barbara Mitchem7:33 PM

    My man thinks a woman can do anything when it comes to construction and i usually show him that we can.He has to take time to think each step through but not me i want to get it done.

  7. He says: No, don't bother your dad! I can do it honey!
    He means:
    Gosh if her dad has to drive over and do this, I'll never hear the end of it!
    Participated in the 3m translation contest and liked their facebook page-Jessie Taylor Goodwin, facebook name.
    My entry was he says: I know where we're at
    He means: I have no clue, but I'm not letting you know that.

  8. I entered.
    I used the No, don't bother your dad.
    My translation
    Man, I'm going to have to call my dad, and miss the game!

  9. I liked the 3M frameworks Facebook page! Barb Stewart
    Participated in their translations and here's mine:
    He says: Don't worry I'll get it done soon!
    He means: It might be a month or two before I get to it.

    Hope that my hubby doesn't see this!!

    barbs562 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Anonymous7:14 PM

    I liked the facebook!! :) And I entered the contest!!

    He says: I can fix that!

    He means: I will attempt to fix that, then have to pay someone to actually fix it!


  11. I liked the page on facebook and entered the contest.

    She says: Honey, the cat made a mess.
    She really means: I fed the cat too much and assisted in making a mess.

    It's late, and it's all I had. :)

    avroradavidovna at gmail dot com


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