In troubling times often our thoughts will turn to all aspects of the security of ourselves and those we love. The protection of our homes from threats is one avenue that can help to achieve some relief from those concerns. The incorporation of a good home security system can not only help keep you safe from obvious threats such as prowlers, but can also help you keep an eye on pets, children who are home alone, alert you to the presence of fire or harmful gasses, and can even help you get a handle on you electric use. With the continual growth of the internet of things, home security devices have come down drastically in price and are no longer dependent on high priced monitoring subscriptions. This has allowed for the everyday DYI home owner to set up some piece of mind for themselves.
Over the past few years the options available for DIY home security have been rapidly growing. Initially the available equipment had some drawbacks. It tended to be a bit on the bulky side, had less than ideal battery lives, and the integration with smart home technologies was limited. In an attempt to overcome some of these shortcomings, a couple of former Amazon engineers founded Wyze. Their stated mission is to provide customer-centric, high-quality smart home technology at prices that make it more accessible to a wider swath of people. Here are some details on the Wyze Smart Home Starter Pack which can easily become the foundation to build out DIY home security in your smart home.
Chicken can be an easy go to after a hard day but if you’re not a Michelin rated chef it can get boring rather quick. Here’s an easy week night meal that will please the whole family. The chicken and asparagus are prepared in one dish which makes clean up a breeze. Bite for bite this dish is full of flavor and satisfaction.
After what feels like a long summer, fall has FINALLY arrived! It’s time to start thinking about being outside more. What outdoor setting is more accessible than your own yard? It is the best space for a quick weekend get together with family or friends during this time of year. A well-crafted yard can also give you a quick evening escape after a long and grueling weekday. This time of year, especially, a well put together outdoor space can reflect a warm, welcome, and comforting atmosphere. Adding a portable outdoor fire pit can be the perfect upgrade that will broadcast a cozy, inviting feel that both you and your guests will enjoy for seasons to come. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.
Halloween can be a fun time of year for the whole family. The kids get excited about trick or treating, the adults get excited about getting to relive their childhood memories. Let’s not forget about how much fun it is to dress up for the parties! Let’s not leave out our furry family members. Your excitement is their excitement as well! Cat, dog, large, or small, this year help them join in the fun with some cute and festive apparel of their own.
The Abode line of home security devices was founded in 2014 by a former ADT executive and has been offering excellent options for do-it-yourself home owners looking to get both reliability and quality without spending too much of the budget. Having been on the scene for several years now, abode has shown staying power that translates into … Read more
Most of us love to shine in some aspect of our home lives. With the unexpected turn all of our lives have taken in the past few months that place to shine has quickly become the kitchen. All this extra time we’ve had in our homes has made many of those “I’ll get to it … Read more
It’s that time of year again when everything about fatherhood is celebrated by all those who benefit from. Sure, you could get Dear Old Dad another tie, but that’s so cliché. Let’s face it, Pops can sometimes be hard to shop for. You want to get something special that shows how much you care but you also want it to be something unique and nothing he already has.
A great way for anyone to easily start a new garden, or even refresh an old one, is set up a raised garden bed. Gardens aren’t required have to have a significant amount of space in order to flourish. As long as you have adequate soil, water, sun, and nutrients available your plants will thrive with minimal effort. Just because you may be limited to a patio, balcony, or small yard does not mean you will be left behind. A good garden bed can let you grow just about anywhere you desire. Here you will find a compilation of the current top five best selling raised and elevated garden beds on Amazon.