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Katy Foley

Katy is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Jasco, helping with online marketing efforts including email campaigns, blogging, public relations and company websites' efforts. Katy is the "hostess with the mostest", actively planning parties and get-togethers with friends and family with the help of her trusty sidekick Max the cattle dog, with a side job as a professional napper. She holds a degree in strategic communications from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Recent Posts

Dorm Room Power & Charging Solutions We Swear By

Posted August 7, 2019 at 10:52 AM

Surviving school isn’t about remembering your pen, notebook and binder anymore. You have to make sure your laptop is charged, your smartphone has a full battery and any/all tech devices are ready to take on a long day of class, studying, and club meetings.

How can you keep all of your devices charged at any/all hours of the day? How can you squeeze so many chargers and plug-ins into two outlets in your dorm room? Fear not – we’ve compiled a list of power and charging solutions to help you (and your tech) survive the school day.

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Topics: Mobility, Power

9 Patio Design Ideas and Tips from Bloggers Who Love Enbrighten

Posted July 16, 2019 at 09:59 AM

Every year our outdoor spaces get utilized for parties, holidays and cookouts with friends and family while also serving as an outdoor oasis to relax in from day-to-day. But when designing and decorating these spaces, what should you consider to make sure your ambiance will serve many purposes while also appealing to the eye?

Whether you are a DIY home project expert or one to leave it to the professionals, here is the happy medium you have been waiting for. We've recently partnered with some creative expert bloggers who have shared 9 patio design ideas and tips for your outdoor space using Enbrighten and much more.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

How to Quickly and Easily Become Tech Savvy in 4 Steps

Posted June 20, 2019 at 08:18 AM

In this day and age, we can all comfortably say how much we rely on our phones and devices without judgement, but how tech savvy do you really consider yourself? Technology is becoming more and more prominent in several different aspects of our lives where it may have never been before. With technology constantly evolving, you can easily fall behind new trends and innovations. Before you know it, a trip to your local electronics store might seem a little overwhelming, but there is hope. 

Here are 4 steps you can take to get familiar with and incorporate the use of modern technology in your life while quickly and easily becoming tech savvy.

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Topics: Insider, Around the Home

The Guide to Smart Home Living: Home Automation Protocols 101

Posted May 24, 2019 at 12:53 PM

Home automation continues to be a common buzzword with new home technology. Smart home technology, however, has transformed significantly in the last decade so that even your ordinary home electronics can be automated through a specific smart home hub, your Wi-Fi network, and virtual assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home.

According to Parks Associates, one-third of U.S. households are now familiar with smart home devices, but what does home automation mean for you and your home?

Here's a sneak peek into our  smart home guide where we explain the basics of home automation, the differences in smart home protocols and discuss other important factors to consider to help you choose the right fit for your home and family.
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Topics: Smart Home, News

Why Motion Sensor Lights? An Inside Look at Your Next DIY Home Project

Posted May 1, 2019 at 03:33 PM


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Are you still turning on your lights manually? Out of habit, you may not even think about having to flip the switch on and off every time you enter and leave the room–which could also mean you're forgetting to turn off the lights. Motion sensing lights can change the way you think about lighting by providing convenience, energy efficiency, security and an even a decorative touch around your home. Here's an inside look at why adding motion sensor lights should be your next DIY home project.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home, Safety & Security

Ask the Experts: Antennas

Posted March 22, 2019 at 12:04 PM

Did you know antennas have a higher visual and audio quality than cable or satellite? After you choose to cut the cord, the next thing to determine is how to set up your HD antenna to receive the best signal for the best picture possible. Without a cable service representative coming to the house to set up your home entertainment for you, questions can quickly arise in a DIY setting. We talked with our antenna experts here at Jasco and asked them all the questions you will need to know in "Ask the Experts — Antennas edition.”

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Topics: Q&A, Cutting the Cord

Enbrighten Landscape Lights: Which Do You Need and Why?

Posted February 22, 2019 at 08:04 AM

Enbrighten Landscape Lights and Enbrighten Mini Landscape Lights are newer to the outdoor lighting scene but quickly winning over the hearts of home enthusiasts everywhere with their abundant color-changing effects, high quality design and versatile functionality. However, for the ones who haven't jumped aboard the quick and easy DIY landscape lighting project yet, how do you know which to choose? We've laid out the similarities and differences of both sets of Enbrighten Landscape Lights below to help you in your decision making and determine which landscape lights are better for you. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

5 Ways Bloggers Have Used Cordinate Products to Organize Their Life

Posted February 1, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Tidying up and keeping things in order is an everyday goal but more often than not, the chaos of the week leaves organization tasks for another day. Jasco partnered with some incredible bloggers and had them try out our favoriteCordinate Extension Cords to see how one item could help improve their coordination at work and in their homes. Whether it's juggling family needs, coming up with ideas and creating content or meeting deadlines, these full-time bloggers are actively hustling around daily to get things done. Here’s 5 unique ways each of the bloggers used the decorative extension cords to quickly organize their individual spaces.

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Topics: Around the Home, Power

4 Hacks to Make Your Workspace More Productive

Posted January 22, 2019 at 02:28 PM

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According to a Gallup study on Americans in the workplace, 51% of Americans aren’t engaged at work while 16% of those are “actively disengaged,” resenting heading to work on a daily basis. That’s entirely too much time to not be happy in your workspace, your "home away from home" for most of the day.

So, how do you brighten your day? Your physical workspace plays a big role. Adding some office decor and organization could be your key to this mental shift in thinking so you can stay motivated.

Here are a few ways we’ve beaten the statistics and created an inspiring environment for ourselves that brings satisfaction and increases productivity in the workplace.

 

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To, Around the Home

4 Easy Hacks to Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted January 3, 2019 at 09:22 AM

The beginning of the year is a time for many people to self-reflect and be encouraged to make positive changes in their lives. However, did you know the U.S. News and World Report found that 80% of New Year's Resolutions fail by February. One of the most common reasons why resolutions fail are simply because people feel overwhelmed with the change they are trying to make, according to Psychology Today.

But here's the good news. It is still possible to keep those resolutions going strong by focusing on easy areas to start and establishing small goals. This will make change seem more manageable and you'll be surprised how a few small changes can make a big difference in your life.

Some of the most popular resolutions of getting more exercise, improving health, saving more money and getting organized can be achieved with these 4 easy hacks to keeping your new year's resolution.

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Topics: News