Great Gift Ideas for Recent College Grads!

Great Gift Ideas for Recent College Grads!

I can remember college graduation like it was only yesterday, and let me tell you, it was as exciting as it was intimidating! After spending years in a fairly sheltered and inexpensive environment (it was acceptable to have dumpy furniture and eat mac ‘n cheese 3 nights a week), I was about to embark on […]

Keeping cool shouldn't make you lose yours when the electric bill comes.

Challenging Common Energy Misconceptions (A Series)

There’s a bunch of misconceptions and mistaken assumptions about energy that often mislead people into doing things that wind up either causing more problems or costing them more money. The very vexing thing about these misconceptions is that at first glance, they seem to make sense. Let’s take a closer look to find out why […]

Pool safety

Safe Summer Fun Around the Pool

We’re quickly coming up on ideal pool weather! As is summertime tradition, as the weather gets warm and the winter tensions ease, inhibitions are loosened and mishaps happen, so let’s take a few minutes to talk about safety in and around the pool. Electronics and water don’t mix. If something requires a plug, keep it a […]

Green Ideas for Your Outdoor Lighting

Green Ideas for Your Outdoor Lighting

Though my budget may not reflect it, I’m a total freak for lighting. Indoor, outdoor, you name it: I want great lighting. But great lighting is an energy suck, or at least it used to be. The latest and greatest advances in light bulbs and how we power them have given the greenest of lighting freaks a […]