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.
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.
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