Plan for Warmer Days Ahead With Our March Home Checklist
If you live in Texas as we do, you know winters out here can get pretty dicey. I mean, our “arctic blasts” don’t hold an icicle to places like Minnesota, Boston, or even North Dakota, but we have our fair share of power failures, impassable roads, school closures, and being stuck in your house for…Read More
Can a Ceiling Fan Make My Living Room Warmer?
Every winter, you watch your spouse flip the little black switch on the base of your ceiling fan to the opposite position, promptly forcing the fan blades to spin clockwise rather than counter-clockwise. He always says that rotating the fan blades in the opposite direction causes the room to feel warmer and more comfortable. And…Read More
What Is the Farmhouse Style?
When you live in the suburbs with neighbors close by and the hustle and bustle of the city not too far away, it can feel like you’re the furthest away from where you want to be: the farmhouse. Ah yes, the farmhouse style — fresh air … lots and lots of land… laid back ……Read More
The Aperol Spritz Cocktail: A Delicious and Healthy Drink for the Holidays
What comes to mind when you think of the most popular alcoholic holiday drinks? Some might leap to eggnog, hot-buttered rum, Champagne, or even mimosas and a hot toddy. Others can’t resist Baileys Irish Cream or a cranberry orange margarita. But don’t sleep on the deliciousness of a good holiday cocktail — specifically, the Aperol…Read More
6 Quick Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter
Yes, it’s probably still warm, dare I say hot, where you live. And we haven’t officially reached the cooler temperatures of fall yet. But here we are, writing what we feel is a timely blog post to share tips that will help you prepare your home or ranch for this winter. Talk about getting an…Read More
Is Your Ceiling Fan Damp-Rated? If Not, it Needs to Be!
A friend of ours was hosting a housewarming party recently. While everything started great, he ultimately had to hilariously explain his way through a pretty embarrassing moment with his outdoor ceiling fan. Hint: it was an indoor-only fan and not damp-rated! But we’ll get to that in a minute. Now, in fairness, let me first…Read More
Can Holiday Decorations Be Rustic?
You don’t have to be an expert interior designer to hear the term “rustic” and immediately think of log cabins, a weathered look that says something has been around for ages, and colors that are approachable, relaxed, calming, earthy, and traditional. Rustic is easily one of the more recognizable design trends today, and everyone wants…Read More
Aluminum Windmill Fans for Outdoor Spaces
As the summer heat creeps in and the sun stays out later, our minds turn to cool our outdoor spaces so they can still be enjoyable! And that means outdoor ceiling fans… An overhead ceiling fan can elevate a basic back patio and turn it into an oasis. Outdoor ceiling fans are a must for…Read More
4 Things to Consider When Buying a Ceiling Fan
After all, there are so many factors to keep in mind when buying a ceiling fan, from the size of the blades to the style, uniqueness, where you plan to install it and more.Read More
3 Ways to Save Energy this Summer
With increased air conditioning usage, it is time to start thinking now about additional ways to save energy this summer. We’d like to talk about three of those today: upgrading lighting, adding curtains, and getting a quality ceiling fan.Read More