Mary Kay's Bio

Mary Kay Hansen is an interior decorator and loves to design and build spaces.  She is also an inventor and has obtained 3 US utility patents. Her invention, the BLADEater® is a holster with a built-in blade snapper for segmented utility snap knives. 

She markets her invention, which is being used by many professionals and do-it-yourselfers. The BLADEater® has received the Handyman Club of America "Seal of Approval" and received rave reviews at the International Hardware Show. It has been featured on syndicated radio talk shows, such as "The Money Pit", "Jump Start Your Business Brain", "On The House", "At Home with Gary Sullivan", "Ask The Builder with Tim Carter”, and on Cincinnati's WKRC Television Channel 12. Mary Kay also appeared on The Home Shopping Network (HSN). The BLADEater® has also been featured in several publications, such as "The Carey Brothers Syndicated Column", "The Cincinnati Enquirer", “The Cincinnati Post”, "San Diego Union-Tribune", "The Community Press Newspapers", and magazines, such as “Plant Engineering", “Paint & Decorating Retailer”, “Jobsite”, "The Inventor's Digest", Handyman Club, and "The Wallcovering Installer". In the past several years, in between all of her other responsibilities, Mary Kay has taken on the daunting task of rehabbing a house in the Blue Ash, Ohio area. Not only did she design it, but she also did most of the work herself as you will read throughout her posts. Mary Kay resides in Blue Ash (Cincinnati), Ohio with her most supportive fan, her husband Greg Hansen who has also helped in many ways. Greg and Mary Kay are musicians and enjoy playing music around town at churches, nursing homes, hospitals, and coffee shops and for special events.  

Snap your knife blades fast!

The patented BladeEater® holster snaps blades faster and safer, using only one hand!

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Welcome.  I hope diy-Inspiration
inspires you with new ideas to help
you with your next building or craft
project.  And, if you're like me,
you just might get inspired  to
Yours truly,
Mary Kay Hansen

Real Cork Top LED Lights

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 Light up your party with these real looking led string lights for bottles!