// Alexa Sleepsounds // I have a love/hate relationship with Alexa. She rarely does what I ask, she hears her name at random times, and then there was that report that she laughs maniacally. BUT one thing I do love about her is the Sleepsounds skill. I have a hard time sleeping in absolute quiet – as in I can’t do it. Alexa has forty sounds you can choose from to help you fall asleep. My favorites are the crickets and the distant thunderstorm, but they have everything ranging from trains and city sounds to babbling brooks and whales – so, you know, pick whatever helps you relax.
// Obsessories // My new favorite Etsy shop. The cutest earrings and buttons. I even bought my sister and I a pair of the taco ones. And that was a hard choice between the chip and salsa or the chip and guacamole or the tacos. We decided that the tacos would be appropriate to wear on the plane to San Francisco since we’re flying out there on Cinco de Mayo.
// Littlepassports.com // When we car pool in the morning, we normally listen to NPR. And one morning an advertisement for Little Passports came on, so I instantly went to check it out. Everyone loves subscription boxes, but this one is for kids, and it’s all about learning! They have one for the littlest (3-5 years old) where they will learn about the ocean, music, dinosaurs, etc. They have a few for the older kids – space exploration, one that gives you info about a different country each month, and one that tells you about two different states every month. It is a little pricey (we haven’t taken the plunge on it, yet), but it is definitely a really cool idea.
We are headed to the beach this weekend, and I’m off work Monday and Tuesday. I can’t wait to not be harassed by any customer before 7 am. My out of office will be set around 2pm today, and will include the words “limited access to email.” I hope you guys have a great weekend!