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USB Wall Plug

USB Wall Plug

Phones, tablets, iPods, radio control helicopters, GoPro cameras (okay you get the idea)… It seems like just about all the electronic devices out there these days are charged via a USB.  So why not install USB wall plugs in your home?  They look like a normal outlet, except that they have USB ports. These USB plugs could be installed to replace any existing outlet in your home where you charge your gadgets, eliminating your USB power adapters, and freeing up your standard outlets.

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Heaven’s Half Pipe

skiing heaven's half pipe

A buddy Paul Knudsen and I had a fun hike to a place called Heaven’s Half Pipe on the south side of the Alpine Ridge to enjoy some Spring skiing.  We started up in the afternoon from the Schoolhouse Springs Trailhead hiking the 3 mile approach.

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Decorative Entry Light

decorative entry light

Good lighting in a home can make it easier to function within an area, improve the appearance of a space, and even have positive psychological effects on the people who live there.  Updating or upgrading the decorative lighting in your home to fit your style can also make a big impact on the design and feel of the space.  I recently installed a new chandelier in an entryway that I think sets a beautiful tone for the home the minute you step through the front door.

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Painted Can Light Trims

painted can light trim

Can lights provide good ambient lighting for general purpose use and basic task lighting needs.  Most people like can lights because they illuminate a room in an inconspicuous way.  They recess into the ceiling, and for the most part blend into their surroundings.  Recently in a basement home office, I converted can lights into decorative accent lights using a can of spray paint.

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Programmable Timer

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When we built our home five years ago, we had the electrician install switched eave plugs.  These are handy because they provide a convenient place to plug in your Christmas lights and you can turn them on and off from a switch inside your home.  Five years later, we still haven’t invested in some nice eave lights, but we did run an extension cord from one of our switched eave plugs out to some Christmas lights we hung on the pine tree in our front yard.  (It is a TANNENBAUM semi-dwarf mugo pine after all).  The only problem was we kept forgetting to turn the lights on at sunset, and a few times we forgot to turn them off before going to bed, wasting money on electricity.  Enter the solution to our problem… (drum roll)… a PROGRAMMABLE TIMER!

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