Articles About Home Automation

Home Security Without a Contract

Home Security Without a Contract

A couple weeks ago we had new neighbors move in around the corner and as is our custom, we welcomed them to the neighborhood with a plateful of treats. They returned the plate a week later with a lovely chrysanthemum plant. That’s wha ...
10 Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills

10 Ways to Save Money on Energy Bills

What… the… heck? It’s almost June and I FINALLY felt confident putting my winter coat in storage for the year. The rest of the winter jackets are still in the coat closet. I’m not kidding. We went from winter jackets ...
7 Easy Ways to Be Earth Friendly

7 Easy Ways to Be Earth Friendly

Thanks to the larger than life interest in “Earth Day”, the entire month of April has become synonymous with environmental awareness. You don’t need to be inspired by a month or threats of global warming or climate change ...
See the Light: Household Light Bulb Trends

See the Light: Household Light Bulb Trends

For as long as I can remember, light bulbs have just been another random meaningless piece of adulthood. If a bulb would burn out, I would unscrew the old one and bring it along to pick up another at the store. My focus was always on the si ...
Get Mobile with VIZIO Crave Go Speaker

Get Mobile with VIZIO Crave Go Speaker

It’s official. Winter is just around the corner. Some people judge the season by listening to the weatherperson. Others make the determination based on needing to wear long pants or a heavier jacket. Me? It’s all about when I ge ...
Get Vocal with Home Automation

Get Vocal with Home Automation

Isn’t it funny how accustomed we get to things and don’t even realize it? I gave up coffee for Lent and let me say that it isn’t the caffeine that I miss as much as the absence of the habit itself. A couple months back, I ...
Vacuuming From The Comfort of My Bed

Vacuuming From The Comfort of My Bed

Everyone has that one brand that makes them smile. For my uncle, it’s Coca Cola. His wife, Pepsi. A friend flips whenever she sees Dooney and Bourke while another is head-over-heels for Disney. For me, one brand that has stolen my hea ...
2015 Gift Guide: Home and Electronics

2015 Gift Guide: Home and Electronics

Is the reality of the season starting to set in yet? Are you noticing the holiday music playing in every store you enter, streets lined with lights and decorations and news about weather changing across the country? By now you have hopefull ...
Change Room Colors Without Using Paint

Change Room Colors Without Using Paint

Our house has been abuzz lately. Not because there’s anything exciting going on but rather because our lights have decided to go on the fritz. It has been so bad that we decided to unscrew two of the three lights to stop the constant ...
Evolution of the Automated Home

Evolution of the Automated Home

Every time we drive by one of the local parks, they girls comment on the fact that the merry-go-round isn’t there any more. One says to the other “I’m sad they took it out. It was fun.” The other replies “Yeah, ...