Happy New Year from First Choice Power!

Happy New Year from First Choice Power!

Hooray for 2015! Celebrating the arrival of the New Year is always a grand occasion for gazing into the crystal ball to see what life holds in the 365 days that stand before us. It’s also a great chance to remember the events of 2014, wipe the slate clean, and start a new calendar with fresh perspective and plenty of hope. Here at First Choice Power, we spent 2014 making strides to take care of you. This specifically included revamping our website to be more user-friendly and to present information about our services with more effective language. We also ramped…

Enjoying Winter in Texas: 3 Fun Road Trips

Enjoying Winter in Texas: 3 Fun Road Trips

People living in colder climates may not truly appreciate the winter road trip – no one really likes driving through snow and ice. Although the climate varies in Texas by region (parts of North and West Texas actually experience 4 real seasons), overall it tends to be fairly pleasant. Sure, the occasional storm might bring sleet, ice, and below-freezing weather to the Lone Star State, but in between these storms, we have long periods of mild, sunny, comfortable weather. Thus, when you factor in the weather with the general joy of the holiday season, the winter is a particularly good…

Merry Christmas from First Choice Power!

Merry Christmas from First Choice Power!

Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad. Buon Natale. Feliz Natal. メリークリスマス. Joyeux Noël.  Frohe Weihnachten. While Christmas is celebrated around the world in unique ways by different countries, they all center on celebrating the birth of Jesus.  And although those delicious smells coming from the kitchen and the languages spoken at the table may differ, the tradition of family, friends, and community remains consistent around the world during the Christmas holiday season. Traditionally, Christmas is a time of year to be thankful, so we want to take the time to thank you for being part of The First Choice Power family. It…

Celebrate Texas with the 2014 Christmas Wish Lists of First Choice Power Employees

Celebrate Texas with the 2014 Christmas Wish Lists of First Choice Power Employees

Hooray for Christmas! We really enjoy this wonderful holiday here at the First Choice Power offices, so we wanted to spread the holiday cheer by sharing the Christmas wish lists created by a few of our wonderful employees. Hopefully, you can use these ideas to kick-start your own lists! Monica My Wish List to Santa contains lots of great items from Texas-based artists and companies. Subscription to AFAR Magazine These Gold Swirl Earrings from Adornos A Red Ombre Bead Necklace from Adornos This colorful Kaftan from Carla Christoph A Set of 4 Agate Coasters This Laguna Cuff from Noonday Collection…

5 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home for Christmas – Texas Style

5 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Home for Christmas - Texas Style

The idea of decorating your home for Christmas is so exciting.  That is … until you get to the actual act of decorating. It can be challenging coming up with new ways to use the same old decorations, and it’s often too expensive to buy new ones. So, here are some fun ideas on decorating your home for Christmas that are inexpensive and inspired by your love of Texas. 1) Wreaths Wreaths are an essential holiday decoration no matter where you live. You’ll see them on doors, in windows, over fireplaces, and just about anywhere. They’re great because they are…

Yee Haw for the Holidays! 6 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Texans

Yee Haw for the Holidays! 6 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Texans

The holiday season is officially here – yee-haw! While it’s an exciting time, it is also time to start thinking about buying holiday gifts for your loved ones. If you are in a rut in terms of ideas on what to get your friends and family, check out these 6 holiday gift ideas for your favorite Texans. 1) For the Meat Lover BBQ probably tops the list of favorite things in Texas. So what better gift to send a Texan than meat? So this year, forget the Omaha Steak and think about sending a delicious mesquite smoked peppered beef tenderloin…

The FCP Roundup: 4 Top Activities in Small Town Texas this Winter

The FCP Roundup: 4 Top Activities in Small Town Texas this Winter

As any Texan knows, there is a plethora of options for fun activities around our great state, whether you live in a big city or small town. Winters are often enjoyable in Texas – since they’re so mild compared to the rest of the country, you can go outside to enjoy the activities the Lone Star State has to offer. While it’s easy to keep up with the events happening in large cities, it’s the small Texas towns that offer some of the best activities for the family. So, here are some of top activities in small town Texas this…

Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

Happy Thanksgiving, Y

Happy Thanksgiving y’all – from the First Choice Power family to yours! May your Thanksgiving Day be a safe one that is full of great food and merriment. Here at First Choice Power, we would like to thank all of our customers for your business. We appreciate y’all and will continue to work hard to provide top-notch service for our Texas customers.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’d like to give the gift of time, so here are 7 Thanksgiving life hacks to help you can spend more time with your family and friends and less time confined to the kitchen.…

6 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Texas Home for Winter

6 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Texas Home for Winter

With the recent blast of arctic cold pushing the temperatures in Houston all the way down to 32°F on November 18, many Texans are dreading the coming deep, dark months of January and February. This past week’s cold weather will have given you some really good clues about where to start reducing your energy use and improving your home’s efficiency. So, instead of bitterly dreading the coming cold months, let’s look at our six home improvement tips to prepare your Texas home for the rest of winter. 1)  Replace worn-out weatherstripping. One of the easiest ways to find drafts in your…

5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Texas-Style

5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Texas-Style

Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means it’s almost time for family, friends, and lots of food. While Americans celebrate Thanksgiving generally the same way, Texans tend to put our own spin on this holiday of thanks to make it more our style. So here’s how we celebrate Thanksgiving: Texas-style. 1) Fry That Bird! When it comes time for Americans to sit down to eat their Thanksgiving feast, many meals feature an oven-baked turkey. Not Texans – we feast on a beautifully deep-fried turkey. After eating just a bite, a plain oven-baked turkey will never taste as good as one with…