Creating a Care Package for Your Son's First Day at a New Job

Creating a Care Package for Your Son's First Day at a New Job

It has finally happened: Your son has announced that he’s entered the realm of adulthood and has landed his first professional job. The long hours you spent at the kitchen table helping him with his math homework when he was a boy and the thousands of dollars you dropped on his college tuition have finally paid off. You swell with pride, and you decide that you want to show your son how proud you are of his accomplishments while also making sure that he starts off on the right foot in his new...

What Is a Bullet Journal (And How Do You Create One)?

What Is a Bullet Journal (And How Do You Create One)?

Have you ever heard of the bullet journal? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. It’s a relatively new fad sweeping the internet and is a way for people to take regular A5 Notebooks and turn them into something both functional and stylish. One of the reasons that bullet journals took off is because they provide a way for people to get their thoughts down on paper without spending inordinate time doing so. Bullet journals center on brief bullets of information highlighting everything you need.

Creating the Ultimate Man Cave

Creating the Ultimate Man Cave

We’ve all heard of the man cave: that mythical escape room in a secluded corner of the house where you can go off to do the things you love with some semblance of privacy. If you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated room in your house to pursue your hobbies, whether they include video games, bar games, or simply working with your hand, you’ll want to personalize the space and really put your mark on it. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating the ultimate man cave.

Keep Your Eyes on the Road: Maintaining Focus While Driving

Keep Your Eyes on the Road: Maintaining Focus While Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month,  a concerted effort to limit preventable deaths from driving distracted. We recommend watching the commercial for the Enclave Minivan, which drives home the importance of paying attention while driving. Fiddling with your GPS, searching for spare change for toll booths, and checking your text messages are all distractions that could lead to preventable accidents and even death.

Designing Awesome Business Cards

Designing Awesome Business Cards

You may have noticed by now that most professional men carry business cards. Business cards are a great networking tool because they offer an easy way to give out your name and contact information to potential clients and associates. We even offer business card holders for those men who do enough networking to need numerous cards in one convenient location. If you’ve never had a business card, however, you may be uncertain how to go about setting yours up. Business card printing services abo...

Where Did That Paycheck Go?

Where Did That Paycheck Go?

The majority of people don’t have enough money in savings to cover a $500 emergency. Others manage to put more than half of their income into savings every month. What’s the big difference between these two groups of people? Believe it or not, it’s not how much money they make—or at least, that doesn’t tell the whole story. While it is, of course, necessary to make money in order to save money, the biggest factor in whether or not people have money in savings isn’t how much they’re making, bu...

Packing a Carry-On Bag for Your Summer Vacation

Packing a Carry-On Bag for Your Summer Vacation

April has finally arrived and spring is in full bloom. The older you get, the quicker the seasons seem to fly by. Before we know it, summer will arrive, bringing with it a wave of heat and a need for exploration. Summer is the perfect time to take a vacation. Children are out of school, allowing your whole family to travel together and have a good time. Traveling is not what it used to be, however. Baggage fees are high, which means that it’s important to make the most out of your carry-on b...

Designing a Functional Office Space

Designing a Functional Office Space

Your home office is a place for you to shine. Whether you use your home office to get a little work done on the weekend or to pursue your creative endeavors, it’s imperative that the space dedicated to your work is neat and functional. Even the smallest corner of your home can work as a functional home office as long as you are intentional about the space. With that in mind, here are some tips for setting up the perfect, functional home office space.

A Man's Guide to Being a Professional

A Man's Guide to Being a Professional

Fresh out of college, young men have a lot to their names, from a degree to a strong work ethic and a drive to succeed. What they may not have is an understanding of what it takes to be a professional in today’s competitive market. As men, we’re not trained to ask for help with these sorts of things—we haven’t been taught to call our dads and ask what to wear to work, for example—but we know that if we get it wrong, there can be serious repercussions to our reputations. If you find yourself i...

The Paradox of Choice and Our Cavalry Collection

The Paradox of Choice and Our Cavalry Collection

Have you ever stood in a grocery store and stared at twenty different jars of jam debating which one to bring home? That debate is something known as choice paralysis. While our society has taught us that choices give us freedom, too many choices can lead to feelings of paralysis rather than liberation. This is known as the Paradox of Choice, and psychologist Barry Schwartz has written an entire book about how this sensation of having too many choices can lead to stress, anxiety, and freezing...

Quick and Easy Guide to Putting Together an Easter Egg Basket

Quick and Easy Guide to Putting Together an Easter Egg Basket

Creating an Easter egg basket for your kids is an important tradition. You want the basket to have some of the items that they look forward to such as candy and toys, but you don’t want to waste money on a bunch of things that will just get thrown away at the end of the day. That’s why it’s important to carefully plan the Easter basket you’re creating so that it’s a good mix of high-quality items your kids need and cheaper “filler” items they’ll enjoy.

Planning the Ultimate Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Planning the Ultimate Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is right around the corner. As a kid, you may have indulged in Easter egg hunts each year, but chances are you haven’t had a chance to participate in an Easter egg hunt since then.  Here at Popov Leather, we believe that children shouldn’t be the only ones indulging in the holiday. Celebrate Spring by setting up the ultimate adult Easter egg hunt for your friends. You’ll be the life of the party and they’ll love your gumption.