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Bobbie is a writing ninja with over five years of experience under her belt. Her background is in entertainment and home décor writing. She loves all things design and DIY. She has a B.A. from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. at National University. Her favorite ceiling fan collection is Fanimation’s Palisade Collection and she would love to help you “summarize” your house this year.
 


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Bobbie Jo Stuff in Conserve
The Facts About Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
According to EnergyStar.gov, more than 70 percent of sockets in America still contain the old inefficient incandescent light bulbs. They’ve challenged America to change just 20 million light bulbs to super energy saving light-emitting diodes or LED light bulbs in 2014. See the infographic below for more info...
How To: Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) averages most families spend roughly $1,900 a year on electricity. The bulk of that comes directly from the heating and cooling of your home. Adjusting a handful of factors will save your wallet and the environment big time. We will break these energy efficient he...
Greenhouse Gases 101: 5 Easy Prevention Tips
Earth is estimated to be roughly 4.5 billion years old. Our atmosphere has been continually evolving ever since. An extraordinary balance of elements come together allowing life to form and thrive on this planet. It’s our legacy to protect this unique planet for future generations by reducing greenhouse...
Bobbie Jo Stuff in Design
How to Use Ambient, Accent, and Task Lighting
What is task lighting? How to create accent lighting? What else is available besides ambient lighting? With so many different types of lighting available, it can get a little confusing when designing a lighting scheme for your home or office. Our guide explains the different types of lighting - ambient, task an...
Pinspiration: Top 5 Summer Fans for 2014
The re-pins and hearts have spoken and dual ceiling fans are the winning choice for your 2014 summer cooling needs. Here's our top five summer fans for 2014 as chosen by our Pinterest followers, along with some installation and decor tips.   1. Minka Aire: Gyro  ...
Summer Party Outdoor Lighting Tips
We think you’re due for a party, don’t you? The kind of evening that involves delicious aromas floating from your grill, happy children with sticky hands running through the grass and the enchanting laughter of your closest friends. You’re going to have the perfect summer bash, and we’re going to help you...
Bobbie Jo Stuff in DIY
How to Paint a Ceiling Fan
Does your room need spicing up? We have the perfect fix for your home decor woes - painting your boring ceiling fan. Painting your old ceiling fan is a wonderful, cost-effective way to create a functional art piece to display in your home or office. With just a few coats of paint, you can turn a dull fan...
Pinspiration: 7 Unique DIY Pendants & Chandeliers
Are you on a quest to infuse your home with individuality? Have you searched high and low for the perfect bowl or mini pendant that will showcase your unique style? We have rummaged Pinterest for these seven stylish DIY pendants and chandeliers. These lights are sure to permeate your home with a chic, modern feel, also, think of...
DIY Lamp Shade: Fabrics Edition
We adore taking something excruciatingly plain and transforming it into a fabulously stylish piece of art. One of our favorite ways to spice up a home is by occasionally updating the color palette and swapping curtains, throw pillows and lamp shades for new trendy looks. This is also a great way to add simple d...
Bobbie Jo Stuff in Learn
How to Balance a Ceiling Fan- The Essential Guide
A high speed wobbly ceiling fan will strike fear in the heart of anyone standing under it or even near it. An unbalanced fan could also end up with damage to the motor’s bearing and bushings. This could lead to an irritating unnecessary fan noise. Below we will teach you how to balance a ceiling fan and...
Ceiling Fan Troubleshooting 101
Over the years, we've encountered our fair share of ceiling fan troubles, but we've learned from our experiences and want to share with you what we've discovered along the way. We've compiled our best ceiling fan troubleshooting tips to help you identify and fix the most common ceiling fan prob...
Why Choose an Outdoor Ceiling Fan
What is better than sitting on your porch swing with a cold glass of smooth iced tea? Swinging on your porch sipping cold iced tea under the cool breeze of an outdoor ceiling fan. There are some important factors to think about when buying outdoor ceiling fans. If you're looking for an affordable, quality...
How to Clean a Ceiling Fan Guide
Keeping your ceiling fan clean and dust free is important. Not only does this ensure a long life for your fan, but it also makes the air in your home cleaner and safer for your family. Dust is one of the main culprits of a wobbly ceiling fan. Let’s be honest, no cleaning job is the same. We’ve...
Change the Frequency of Your Ceiling Fan Remote
Is your ceiling fan turning on and off on its own, even when you’re not in the room? Don’t call the Ghost Busters just yet. Most ceiling fan remote controls come with the factory set frequency. If two or more ceiling fans have the same frequency they can be controlled by either fan’s remote, whic...
10 Fire Safety Tips for Kids and Adults
According to FEMA, electrical fires end the lives of roughly 280 Americans each year, while injuring 1,000 more. The causes of these fires range from easy preventable extension cord problems to serious issues such as bad wiring in your living space. When installing and using our ceiling fans, floor fans and lighting fixtures we...
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