“Alexa, add eggs to my list.”

I am not technology advanced, that’s for sure. But I do love technology that helps me stay organized and has an important use. This past Christmas I splurged and purchased the Amazon Alexa Show for my kitchen and two Alexa Dots for my kids rooms. My main purpose was to have speakers throughout the house when I want to play music. Our cheap speaker that we had broke, so I wanted an upgrade. I play music all the time on the Alexa Show. I can play the same station on all 3 speakers or we can all play our own music of choice. I love it. It sounds great and can play right from my amazon prime account. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, it’s awesome. That’s a whole other blog…

Let’s face it, you can usually find me in the kitchen. I am always cooking and my hands are either filled with food or are wet! One thing I love is that the Alexa Show is basically hands free. I can easily state, “Alexa, play cooking with country”, and my music is streaming. It’s great!

But the real reason I am writing this blog is because of my shopping lists! I love being organized. I have always been a pen and paper kind of girl when it comes to my lists. I have a million lists including: Target, Publix, To-Do’s, Blog, etc… And I almost always forget to bring an important list that I need with me when I really need it. So Listen to this. I can be cooking and realize I need eggs. So I say, “Alexa, add eggs to my Publix list.” She adds it to my list and that the list is always under the Alexa app on my phone. Of course I bring my phone everywhere, therefore I always have my list. I am not sure if your family also tells you while you are doing a million things to not forget to get their chia seeds, underwear, shaving cream, folder, pencils, etc… like my family does, but most of the time I am not near my lists and it slips my mind. Now my family can add their items to the list when they realize they need it. All they have to say is, “Alexa, add shaving cream to my Target list.” And when I’m shopping I will see the items they needed as well! I am not gonna lie, with two boys in the house I do see poop added several times on my list! But seriously this has really helped me stay organized. As I purchase the items on my list or tackle something on my to-do list I can check it off. I can also edit my list in the app.

 

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Other amazing features:

  • I can watch videos, movies and TV shows.
  • Make video calls to anyone with Skype, the Alexa app, an Echo Spot, or Echo Show. I see when my sister Jen is home, and we can video chat while we are both prepping dinner! And don’t have to hold a phone while chatting!
  • I can watch recipe videos, cook along to step-by-step recipes and set timers.
  • I also splurged on the Ring Doorbell and LOVE it! I can see and talk to the front door through my Alexa Show.
  • I can also watch the news, see weather forecasts, calendars, and my favorite photos. 

I also purchased the adjustable stand that is perfect. It is a quality stand that I feel you definitely need if you purchase the Alexa Show.

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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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