Theme Layout

Boxed or Wide or Framed

[Framed]

Theme Translation

Display Featured Slider

Featured Slider Styles

[Boxedwidth]

Display Grid Slider

Grid Slider Styles

Display Trending Posts

No

Display Author Bio

Display Instagram Footer

How To Get Halloween Ready With Hive - #LetsGetLiving


It's Halloween and I have been busy getting ready for the trick or treaters that will stop by. However, I wanted something a bit extra to coordinate with my decor, and Hive was there to my rescue. Read all about it.


I have been using the Hive Smart Home Ecosystem in my home for the past few months, and I have to say that I've been extremely happy with it. I have even had a few friends update their home as well, and they themselves have been happy too. I have been able to cool my home in the summer, and warm it up before I get in during the cooler months with no issues. With Halloween being tomorrow, I want to share a few ways that Hive has  helped as well. I love decorating my home for the holidays, and Halloween is no exception. While I loved my outdoor Halloween decor, with my regular porch light, it looked just that... regular! I wanted pizazz and thanks to Hive I was able to jazz up my outdoor lighting and make it absolutely perfect, even at times a bit spooky. After all, lighting can make or break the way your decor looks. Halloween does NOT look the same with regular lighting!


With Hive's Active Light Color-Changing, I was easily able to match my decor. Everything is controlled from my phone using the Hive app. I can change up the light color when trick or treaters ring my doorbell through  the app, giving it a bit of a spooky glow. The Hive Active Light Color-Changing is not just great for Halloween, but for the Christmas holiday that is fast approaching.


There are so many ways Hive can help you get your spooks in, or just get your home holiday ready.

You can:

Get spooky with your lighting.  With 16 million colors to choose from, the color-changing Hive Active Light helps you match your lighting to any occasion. You can greet trick-or-treaters with a Halloween themed color, or tie it to the Hive Motion Sensor and scare those who dare to approach.

Be one step ahead of trick-or-treaters.  Use a Hive Motion Sensor or Hive camera to be ready with candy, throw on a mask, or set off a more elaborate scare on Halloween.

Automate your  scares. With a Hive Active Plug, you can turn on spooky decorations as trick-or-treaters approach your house, or trigger them to turn on when your Hive Motion Sensor detects movement.


So what exactly is Hive? 
Hive is UK's leading smart home brand which recently launched in the US and Canada in June 2017. Their Hive Welcome Home Plan which starts at $24.99/month let s you adjust your heating and air conditioning, lighting and even your appliances from wherever you are. We travel extensively and I was able to control my air conditioning in Colorado during the summer while we were vacationing in Florida. You can read my post on why I think everyone should have a smart home. Hive just makes your everyday life just a little easier, giving you more time to spend doing things you love with the people you love.

Hive is very simple to use and offers plans to fit your family's needs and budget. For more information, you can learn more on Hive's website. Here's a bonus for all AnnMarie John readers, you will get 10% off their Hive Smart Home Ecosystem with discount code HIVEANNMARIE10.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in Hive today!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all mine.

Annmarie John
43 Comments
Share :

43 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to be able to control my heat when I am not home. I HATE walking into a cold house.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hive looks so cool! Especially for use during the Halloween weekend! I'm sure it'll look awesome when Christmas comes too :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is so cool! I love that you can change up the lighting. You have so much control over your home with that thing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've heard so much great stuff about Hive. I'm really interested in getting this, but I haven't had the chance yet. I really love what you've been able to do with it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, that is pretty ingenious! I love the idea of being able to control so many things when I'm not at home.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is such a cool way to open up some smart possibilities with your home! I like the idea of using a motion sensor or camera to activate specific lights.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is pretty cool! I didn't know you could do this. I love how you can change the colors of the lighting. Very cool feature especially for Halloween.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That is so cool! I only recently hear of Hive, and I had no idea it could do any of this. I might have to look into it some more.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I haven't heard of Hive before - sounds like a fantastic service! Hopefully they come to Australia soon!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hive sounds amazing! I love that you can control your home while you're away, which is perfect because my husband and I usually drive to Florida during that time. Great tips on how to be ready for Halloween as well!

    ReplyDelete
  11. It would be so cool to use Hive Motion Sensor to make spooky decorations turn on and off. I have been wanting to get Hive.

    ReplyDelete
  12. How awesome that it's released here now. I love that the lighting can be changed, how fun and nice too!

    ReplyDelete
  13. We really want to add some smart upgrades throughout our home. Hive seems like an excellent resource and a total must have.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love making our lights a different color for Halloween! I've got to check out Hive!

    ReplyDelete
  15. That front door lighting is a really cool idea! I see people around town with it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I would like to have this Hive system for all the things that it does. I think it is a great way to save money on heating and air conditioning.

    ReplyDelete
  17. That is a really great idea. Hive sounds amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Me and my husband have been discussing about converting our home into a smart home. I mean, it would be so convenient to be able to remotely turn on the lights, switch the TV on and off, or even this new mood light thing. I will check this out and add this to the list of things/services to consider.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This looks SO cool! What a fun idea for this time of year. Especially a fun day like Halloween! I love it and have never heard of it but it sounds like something I'd like to try out!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is why technology is amazing! My husband and I travel often and we could use have in our home to help us manage everything while we're away! I like the convenience it brings.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I would love to have a setup like this at home! I can't believe I've never heard of Hive before. It's really awesome and it makes life easier for all of us. Managing the house isn't so difficult when you have Hive.

    ReplyDelete
  22. My kids would love to scare trick or treaters with Hive. You can jump out at the teens who come to the door even better when you've got some warning that they're coming!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I've never heard of this Hive before but that sounds interesting and it has cool features too. Imagine the lights suddenly changing as trick or treat goers approach your house, that would be spooky.

    ReplyDelete
  24. That sounds awesome! I haven;t tried Hive but I've been hearing great reviews! Would love to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  25. That is so cool! I love the lighting. It really does make the whole Halloween experience that much more spooky!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have been meaning to find out more about Hive. So thank you for sharing all about it here with us :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love how although you can use the Hive home system all year round it is especially cool at Halloween. I love the idea of the active plug which can help you automate some scares so cool!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love Hive! I have the bulbs for the colored lights and it is so much fun to play with them. Right now I have purple porch lights for Halloween!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow this is brillant. You can change the color of your lights with an apps thats futuristic!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love that you can "automate" your scares! That would be crazy fun to mess with the kiddos on Halloween. ;) hahahaha.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love to mess with my friends and family at Halloween time! I had no idea you could do such a thing!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Uhmm sounds great. Time saving for busy families. I love this kind of deliveries, since I don't have much time going out.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I definitely need to look into this for next year! I'd love to have colored theme lights for the holidays - especially Halloween!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. How cool is that? I found that the best houses last night were the ones who had some tech savviness. I want to have a smart home by the end of 2018. Or beginning!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love changing the color of it to make the doorway look spookier. That is a cool touch that I would have never thought of.

    ReplyDelete
  36. That is very cool! I had not heard of this before, it sounds like something I could seriously use.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hive sounds like so much fun. I love that you can change up your lighting to make it extra spooky and use a sensor to trigger the experience for trick-or-treaters.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hahaha! My son will not go up to houses that are decorated...he's too scared to walk up! More candy for the other kids!

    ReplyDelete
  39. That light is awesome! My daughters would absolutely love this for the holidays. It's perfect for Halloween but it would also be really fun with Christmas lights!

    ReplyDelete
  40. This is such a cool way to change the color on your porch and make it fun for visitors. So awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  41. So, I am dying to get one of these before the winter begins. I am very interested in being able to control the temps in the house especially while we are gone. I am definitely going to talk to hubby about going and getting one this weekend. Thanks for the reminder to just do it!

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I have never heard of Hive prior to this, but it seems like a nifty system. I will have to look into this for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Wow, what a cool home system! Can it do Christmas too? ;)

    ReplyDelete

[name=AnnMarie John] [img=https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X9gUeVik-ZY/WJjwNTOobII/AAAAAAABTJ4/qEhU0n62_AIo-j6-6LA2OFOr44lKCHASwCLcB/s100/AnnMarie%2BJohn%2BHeadshot.JPG] [description=AnnMarie John is a lifestyle blogger, mom of 4, retired army veteran and a huge Disney lover. Formerly from the beautiful island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean and now living in colorful Colorado, she loves sharing her opinions on everything, crafting and food.] (facebook=http://www.facebook.com/theannmariejohn) (instagram=http://www.instagram.com/theannmariejohn) (twitter=http://www.twitter.com/theannmariejohn) (pinterest=http://www.pinterest.com/theannmariejohn) (email=mailto:annmarie@annmariejohn.com)

Follow @TheAnnMarieJohn