Monday, January 2, 2017

Our New Friend Alexa

Happy New Year everyone!

A new year and a fresh start always feels nice. I am coming off a nice long 11 day break and I can honestly say I feel rejuvenated and refreshed. 2016 was busy and the busyness was amplified as the end of the year drew near. We hosted Christmas this year and then threw a 1st birthday party for our Croix boy two days later. It was a lot, and on the 26th we were going 100 mph getting our house de-Chrstmasfied, but I will say I was one happy girl to be sitting in a clean house, all neat and back in order on the 28th.

With the house all tidy we were able to spend our "break" actually relaxing, checking fun things off our to-do list and playing with some Christmas gifts. Speaking of Christmas gifts, today I thought I would share one of our favorites.....Alexa.

Do you see her, tucked behind the picture frame? Alexa is the voice that speaks to you from the Amazon Echo.

Brent's Dad and Laura gave us the Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas and we have really enjoyed it! I had heard of the Echo Dot in passing but never really knew much about it, so I was really excited to find out all it could do for us. Basically the Echo Dot creates a "smart house" vibe in your home. You can literally say "Alexa", and she lights up which is your cue to ask her anything! For example...."Alexa, what is the weather like in Japan?" "Alexa, turn on 90's rock music" "Alexa, turn the volume up to 6". "Alexa, tell me a joke." She can also be programmed to work alongside your thermostat, alarm system and electrical outlets! She can even call for an Uber!! She is crazy cool and convenient, so much so that we decided to order another one for our 2nd floor. Now when it's time to go to sleep Brent and I don't have to rock/paper/scissiors for who has to get up and turn off the lamps across the room. We simply say "Alexa, turn lamps off" and POOF!

The Echo Dot comes in black and white. We have the black one downstairs and opted for white for our bedroom. I like both and really appreciate the the low profile size and sleek aesthetic of this little treasure. At just under $50 bucks you can't really beat the bang for your buck.

What do you guys think? Do I sound like an infomercial?? Sorry if I do, I just thought we could ease into 2017 with a little info on a jewel that just might make your life easier. I don't know about you but these days I'm all about anything that makes life a little more convenient and Ms. Alexa does just that.

All photos are my own. 

2 Appreciated Comments :

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Blogger said...

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