Valetine’s Day Gift Ideas

Hey guys and gals and all the lovers out there! Here comes that one day a year where you can show the person you love just how much they really mean to you! Here’s a few creative ideas from our expert designers from The Flower Shoppe at Steve’s Ace. This year Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, February 14th. Why not …

Car Seat Tips

With the New Year comes an opportunity to make safe choices for your growing family Hi! This is Tricia, Sara’s sister filling in this month. Let’s talk car seats! My sister Sara and I are both Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. We have taken a detailed week-long course in Des Moines on all aspects of safety in vehicles, and are …

Christmas Gift Ideas

Sure, we have the typically thought of gifts for the handy person on your list.  From Craftsman Tools to Stihl Power Equipment, Steve’s Ace is your one stop shop for all things home.  But we are more than just a hardware store. Steve’s Ace Home & Garden has some perfect, and often unexpected, gift ideas for those hard to buy for people …

Amy Howard One Step Chalk Paint

Meet Amy Howard… This past spring, I had the opportunity to attend a huge antique and flea market in Round Top, Texas.  Having really no idea what I was in for, I set out on a five-day trip with a couple of girlfriends to an area that has become the nation’s largest game of find and seek you can possibly …

Landscaping Tips

When did you last change the paint color of your living room?  Replace the flooring?  How long has it been since you refreshed your home’s landscape?  When it comes to home improvement I notice often that people are reminded to update the interiors of their homes.  As I drive around town, I am quickly reminded that many folks do not …

Fall Gardening Tips

Is it too late to plant? Every year I get people calling me to ask if it’s too late to plant.  Fall is actually THE BEST time of the year to be planting in your yard.  The ground temperatures are warm and the air temps are cool, which means the plant’s stress is minimized.  Plus the sooner you get your …

Make Your Home Sale Ready

This last weekend while relaxing in the pool, I had the opportunity to chat with a good friend about her house which she was preparing to put on the market.  In typical Sara fashion, I offered to stop by afterwards and provide some tips for improving its curb appeal.  Before I knew it I was pruning, weeding, edging and trimming.  …

Grill Your Ace Off

Grill your Ace off Nothing says summer like the smell of BBQ on a grill.  I have blessed with a husband who recently found a love for cooking.  For father’s day, we purchased him a Big Green Egg.  While we have been die hard Weber fans for years, we wanted the flexibility to do some different styles of grilling, including …

How to Treat Your Garden With Constant Rainfall

Throughout the Midwest we have recently received a healthy dose of consistent rainfall.  And while the local landscapers are behind due to the weather, plants everywhere are in full force.  I don’t know about you but I have had to mow two times per week just to keep ahead of our lawn!  Along with the tremendous growth, many plants that …

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers Day is coming this weekend! Not only is this a great time to honor all that your mom has done for you but for many it is the needed confidence that it is officially time to plant. Traditionally May 10th is our frost free date in the Tri-States. Although we have had some unseasonably warm weather lately, we are …