About Us


Don’t you get frustrated browsing through dozens of articles and videos on YouTube, just to know if the product you want to buy will indeed be the right choice? Well, let me tell you, I’ve been in those shoes and know how it feels.

After serving 40 years in the force, I realized the only thing I find more exciting than chasing down crooks is helping people make wiser choices. So, when my son asked me to co-author for a website of his, there wasn’t a way I could say no.

Now, you might be thinking “what would a police officer know about gardening or cooking or technology?” To that, my response would be A HELL LOT!

You see, I might be an old-timer, but I’ve been cooking and pursuing gardening as a hobby since my teenage years. I bet you $50 that you’ll find my barbecue steaks meaner than the fanciest place you’ve been to!

That’s a Harold Haroldson promise. Even today, I prefer spending most of my time with tools, tending to the plants, and fixing things around the house. And of course, my second love – blogging.

My son and I regularly buy new and old products to see if they indeed do what the companies claim. Why? Because it’s our passion. We do it so that you don’t have to.

I know how tough it can get to cut through all the noise and find out what you’re looking for, but with my help, I hope you’ll have an easier time. From kitchen tools to cooking sets to the best barbecue recipes, you’ll find it all on GrownupThinking.com.

We’ll bring you the best of everything you ever desired so that you can go right ahead and buy it. No more going through fake reviews and exaggerated opinions, all you’ll find here are Legit.




Hi, I’m Susan! The lady of the house who keeps it all together. I’ve worked retail for most of my middle years and learned fascinating aspects of human behavior.

My manager used to say “Susan, you have a gift. The gift of persuasion. It’s as if you can sell anyone anything!”

The younger me took that as a compliment, but, I then later realized no gift is worth it if you don’t use it for good.

There have been many instances where I sold products that I wouldn’t use myself to keep the job, but one day I had enough.

That was the day I quit and started focusing on taking care of the home and finding means of earning on the side. Being a woman who has been independent all her life, I cannot imagine living without bringing home my share of the pie.

And that’s how I stumbled upon blogging and Internet marketing.

I finally decided to use my powers for good and help you people choose some of the best kitchen and gardening products out there.

I’ll also be writing detailed guides, DIY tutorials, and even recipes to prepare at home – all in the quest of making you lead a better life.

I am grateful for the family I have and could not have even thought about running this blog without the help of my husband, Harold, and son, Brian.

I hope you have a great time browsing through our content. And if you have any questions at all, feel free to email me at susan@grownupthinking.com.

I promise to get back to you as soon as I can!


Hey folks! I’m Bryan, and I’m excited to welcome you to the Grownup Thinking blog. Your best resource on everything DIY and shopping. My friend and I had this idea of starting a blog back from the college days, but it never came to fruition.

My friend got busy with his life, and I moved away after getting a scholarship. I’ve had a passion for messing with technology since a very tender age, and that led to quite a few mishaps that I’m not proud of causing.

Yeah, sure, I got to learn a lot about how things work, but when you break down your father’s watch to see what’s inside, the reaction cannot be positive, can it?

Well, my curiosity of taking things apart (and sometimes putting them back together) has remained, and I intend to share it with you people here. If you’ve ever wondered what place to check for your next DIY project, worry no more!

My father and I have put a lot of thought behind setting up GrownupThinking.com, and this blog contains the best of our knowledge that we’ve both gathered over the years.

We’ll bring the best of home, gardening, and kitchen equipment so that you can buy with your eyes closed. And even if you don’t have anything to buy or don’t want to, our DIY guides will tell you exactly how to accomplish whatever you were aiming for.

So please, make yourself at home. Check out a few of the articles posted on this blog and see if you find what you are looking for. I hope we grow and learn together to make our lives even better. That would be all for today, thank you!