The Bindery Blog

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  • When You Look At Me

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    Mr. PQ and I wish for the Quills to be well rounded and to neither hold back nor be held back from exploring all the facets of their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. At times this has called for a little Mrs. PQ “mom nudge”, like signing the 5th grader up for tackle football league, knowing that linemen don't need so much coordination and team sports shouldn’t be defined by the ball hogs and the hyper-athletes who rule the soccer field at recess. Continue reading

  • Won't You Be... My Neighbor?

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    Being a neighbor is somewhat inevitable; unless you are the Unabomber holed up in a remote cabin in the middle of nowhere. I think we can all agree that there are some neighbors we like to have close enough to wave to, but not so close that you need to actually talk to them, and some neighbors you would donate a kidney to, even if it’s for their 3rd cousin twice removed.

    Be it the post-WWII tiny boxes neighborhoods or the post Y2K cubicle office spaces or the annoying people who insist you maintain them as a Facebook “friend”, you are going to have neighbors. Continue reading

  • New iPhone 7 Cases & iPhone 7 Plus Cases Leaked!

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    The new iPhone 7 & 7 Plus may not even be announced yet, but already we are already seeing iPhone 7 cases and covers being released into the wild. What can we learn about the new iPhone from the leaked case images? Continue reading

  • Mr. PQ, A Meandering Soul?

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    One would never describe Mr. PQ as a meandering soul, he is the prototypical entrepreneur driven by vision and optimizing resources in order to succeed. Our youngest son would never be described as “outdoorsy”. He has been known to decry our walks in the woods as a form of medieval torture and has been known to cry out, “why would anyone do this to themselves on purpose?” He is his father’s son. Unfortunately, while his soul may indeed be half robot, the other half tends towards the meandering kind, wandering Walden, albeit the latter appears a deeply recessive gene. Continue reading

  • 6 Essential iPad Pro Accessories & 1 Bonus

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    The iPad Pro is one awesome tablet. Whether you have the 12.9 or the 9.7, both are powerhouses and workhorses replete with refinement and classy design. A few of the best iPad accessories can really kick it up another notch, though. Check out this list of essential iPad Pro accessories to get the most out of your new tablet. Continue reading

  • Paper Bag Getaway To Crazy Town

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    For whatever reason, in spite of the overall square footage of the PQ house, our entire lives seem to be lived in about 200 square feet of living space, aka the kitchen and den. It’s no wonder then that Mr. and Mrs. PQ feel the somewhat frequent urge to rent a hotel room for the night. Twenty-six years of marriage has taught us that sometimes you’ve got to go crazy. First, the fact that we view a night in a hotel as “crazy” is a bit disconcerting, however, the fact that we still want to get away together generally outweighs any consternation. Continue reading

  • Leather 101- Leather Quality

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    There's nothing in the world like leather. It's been used for thousands of years as a textile to create durable, protective, and fantastic looking goods. It is a time-honored material and turning it into useable objects has been honed into an art that is like none other.

    However, if you are anything like us when we started this journey, we had no idea about leather grades, quality, tanning processes, or how to tell a good piece of leather from a cleverly painted piece of scrap hide.

    The truth is, not all leather is created equal. When buying a fine leather bag, leather jacket, wallet, iPad Case, or anything else, knowledge is power. Many so-called "leathers" are not what they appear to be. So this series will explore the amazing world of leather so you can avoid getting burned next time you are in the market for some great leather goods. Continue reading

  • 6 Juicy Rumors for iPhone 7

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    Apple's iPhone 7 is almost here, and the rumor mill is churning faster than ever. New color options, professional quality dual cameras, smart connectors, and a third option of an iPhone Pro... We've rounded up all the juicy rumors for the iPhone 7 just for you. So take a break from playing Pokemon Go for a few minutes and see what the future has in store. One thing is for sure, though, the iPhone 7 will unfortunately not look like the above picture. Continue reading

  • 6 Wallet Carry Essentials, 6 No-Nos, and 5 Maybes...

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    A wallet is likely the most important piece of every day carry you have. It contains some of your most essential items. However, most of us carry way to many unnecessary things in our wallets. Here is a list of the 6 most essential things to keep in your wallet, the 6 most important things to NOT carry in your wallet, and 5 things you might never have thought of carrying until now... Continue reading

  • 5 Things The Best Leather Wallets All Have In Common

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    A leather wallet is one piece of any male's wardrobe that is indispensable. The average man keeps his wallet for 7-10 years. Over that time a wallet will become like a close friend. You carry it every day and it molds to you, it adapts to your hands, takes on its own personality, and becomes a part of your identity.

    So what should you look for when buying a quality leather wallet for men? What is it that makes a wallet the best leather wallet in terms of quality and style?

    Here are a few things to look for when buying a wallet that will be with you for the next decade. Continue reading

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