Just like you guys, we travel a lot during the holidays. We try to see as many friends and family as possible. It’s super important for us to get in as much as we can. Who doesn’t want to see their loved ones?! Especially since we have a new niece!




One thing that can be stressful during the travel season is leaving your home unattended. Even though we live in the city and have great neighbors, we still get nervous. You never really know what could happen. We’ve been looking into smart lighting for a few months now but never really felt like going forward with anything. This has been on our mind ever since we became obsessed with our Amazon Alexa. The thought of being able to control our lights from our phone is super intriguing. But more importantly, we wanted to be able to schedule lights to come on while we were away. This would help deter any possible unwanted visitors, ya know?? We also just really love technology!

This is where Caséta by Lutron comes into the picture. Guys, we’re 100% obsessed with this new smart lighting system. No, we aren’t exaggerating. We decided to install the systems in a few places throughout our house. We placed the lamp dimmers downstairs —  one in the dining room and the other near the holiday setup. Good idea, right?! We can control our Christmas tree and garland now. We always leave the house and question if we turned off the tree lights. Now we just open up the app and, if we forgot, simply turn it off. Oh to be alive in 2018 LOL.

We can also create schedules for when we are away. We have a ton of traveling coming up so we can make sure the lights are on and off while we’re gone This really does give us a ton of peace of mind. It’s just one less thing to worry about. Another feature we love is the dimmer, especially in the dining room. We have a super bright floor lamp that can sometimes be too much. We can now dim the lamp to create the perfect ambiance during dinner. You know how we are all about creating a cozy, warm space.

If you’ve been thinking about adding some new tech to your home, we highly recommend this system. It’s super easy to install and works with over 1000 bulbs. For the lamp dimmers, you just plug the system into the outlet and voila — you now have a smart lighting system! CRAZY. To learn more, visit their site. Keep us posted on your travel plans this holiday season! Until next time…



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  1. Navia Cruz
    December 15, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    I’m so crazy about everything you guys do. You have such a beautiful life. I wish you love, health and prosperity!!! You have ao much love to give❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thanks!

    • Alex & Mike
      December 27, 2018 / 9:27 am

      Wow, Navia! So kind! Thank you so much for the love! Sending it all right back!

  2. Jonathan Garcia
    December 15, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    I’ve seen these around the store and I have really debated buying them. But I never knew you could schedule on/off your lights! I travel a lot with my family so I’m on the same boat. These will definitely be added to my Christmas wishlist 😀

    • Alex & Mike
      December 27, 2018 / 9:33 am

      We are honestly obsessed! So convenient for traveling. The app is super easy to use!

  3. Greg
    December 16, 2018 / 9:33 am

    Uhg I LOVE my smartlights. I have a Nanoleaf and it’s legot my fav lighting system

    • Alex & Mike
      December 27, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Oohh! We are obsessed too! How did we have “dumb” lights before?! LOL

  4. Greg
    December 16, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Uhg I love my Nanoleaf! Legit my favorite smart lighting system 💕

    • Alex & Mike
      December 27, 2018 / 9:38 am

      Oohhh haven’t heard of that one before! But we are obsessed with smart lights now. How did we live without them before?!

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