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8 Historical Hot Beverages for Fall & Winter

Many of us drink hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and hot tea (or…ahem…pumpkin spice lattes!) during autumn and winter. When I used to live in Houston, I would go to Holiday on 19th Street every December (watch for details here). Many of the little shops would stay open late, and we would have a great time Christmas […]

Energy Efficiency at Home

Celebrate Energy Awareness Month in October with 5 Useful Energy Tips

Throughout the United States, different programs are underway to promote energy awareness. The US Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) promotes energy and water conservation practices throughout the Federal government. State governments and organizations such as TeamPA in Pennsylvania, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and Texas is Hot are also doing their part to educate consumers […]

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3 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin in Fall

One of my favorite fall activities is visiting the pumpkin patch with my family. I love the corn mazes, hay rides, hot apple cider, and most of all, I love the beautiful array of pumpkins: big ones, little ones, skinny ones, fat ones, white ones, orange ones, and more! With so many different varieties of pumpkins, […]

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Direct Energy September 2014 Pinterest Roundup

September 23rd marked the official start of fall, and here at our headquarters in Houston, we could not be more excited for cooler temperatures. The cooler temperatures introduce the start of holiday decorating and new recipes – especially involving the seasonal staple, pumpkin-flavored everything! This DIY craft is cheap & easy to make. Make your […]