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 […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Home

With Mother’s Day only a few days away, it’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gifts if you haven’t done so already. Make your mom feel like the queen of her castle with these Mother’s Day gift ideas for the home. Bed serving trays. This gift is perfect for breakfast in bed (hint, hint), […]