Happy Friday everyone! I feel like I’m part of the cool kids club now – it’s Friday and I’m doing my first Five on Friday post! 😉
I thought I would start by saying, this is not a sponsored post or ad in any way shape or form. These are just some thoughts and feelings on products and services I love and use today. And also some random thoughts thrown in as well, because it’s Fri-yay! afterall, right?? 😉
many others most of America, I heart shopping on a little website called Amazon.com. It’s my favorite. I love adding things to my many Wish Lists and coming back to see if they’ve dropped in price. I mean, who can pass up a good deal??
Well, sometimes I felt like I missed out on some good deals because I just didn’t have time to watch the prices all day long (I do have a job after all, and two other jobs called Brynn and Asher!). That’s when I’ve discovered an awesome site that does all the work for you – camelcamelcamel.com!
camelcamelcamel is an Amazon price tracking tool. As a researcher, I LOVE the amount of detail this site gives. It sort of blows my mind. It tells you (hold onto your hats, I’m breaking out the bullets!):
- price history of a particular item from both Amazon directly and third party sellers (with charts!!),
- best price ever info,
- “good deal” price (maybe not the lowest price the item ever was, but what camelcamelcamel considers a good price if you’re interested in buying the product), and
- price “watches” so you can be alerted when the price drops (you can set the exact price you want to alerted at – camelcamelcamel even offers some info so you can make an educated decision when setting your price).
There are some possible negatives. The price watch emails are not instantaneous unfortunately, but that’s something I can generally live with. Plus, Amazon prices are always subject to change, so there is the possibility the price could jump up again before you get a chance to purchase.
However, I use this all the time. I have 19 price watches set up as we speak – even for some potential Christmas gifts for the kiddos! Definitely worth a look if you’re as obsessed with Amazon as I am! 🙂
TWO. So I think I have a slight water bottle addiction. I have a lot. And I keep buying them. It’s a problem! We’re running out of room! Side note – J (the husband, just to be clear) BOTH have an addiction to buying glassware, too – for him, it’s beer glasses:
For me, it’s basically all other types of glasses (in addition to the water bottles): 😉
So back to the water bottles. I just got another (see???) today from Amazon (shocker! ha!) and it arrived today! Yay! I had been eyeing the S’well water bottle at Target for a while, but it seemed a little pricey. Well, when I was getting my Amazon “window shopping” fix the other day, I took another look at the bottle and came across a similar product that Amazon offered up as a suggestion.
It’s the Simple Modern Vacuum Insulated 17oz Water Bottle and I can’t wait to use it! The reviews were great and I love that it keeps cold things cold and hot things hot. This will be great when we take walks or go to the playground I think, since it’s been so darn hot lately (not that I’m complaining – I’ll take heat any day over snow!)
THREE. So podcasts. I admit, I have always thought I have been a bit of a techy nerd, but lately I feel really behind the times (i.e., I’m getting old, man). I don’t live under a rock completely – I’ve definitely heard of podcasts before, I just haven’t listened to any.
Well, that changed tonight! I listened to my first podcast from Young House Love. You may recall, my last post mentioned them too! I definitely
loved was more than slightly enamored with their blog, so I figured if I was going to listen to a podcast, theirs was the way to go! Plus, the topic really enticed me since it was about blogging!).
Check out the episode I listened to here.
FOUR. So if you don’t follow me on Instagram (@erin_rowley), you would not know that several weeks ago I found the biggest spider in the world in our basement, lurking ever-so-stealthily under some rouge laundry:
I probably wouldn’t dwell, except I set up my office/blogging area in the basement, inches away from where I found it. Eek! If you don’t hear from me in the next couple of days, send in a search party – I’ve probably been taken hostage by a spider family!
FIVE. Speaking of the basement, add another room to the list that needs to be painted. This red has got. to. go! But first, J and I are prepping for painting the trim and dining room tomorrow. Whoo hoo! I can’t wait to see it all finished.
I’m having a few last minute doubts though. The room doesn’t get a ton of light, we have very dark furniture, and we have a chair rail. At first I thought we would do the same light grey (Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams) above and below the chair rail, with Snowbound as the white for the trim. But now I’m wondering if we should do different colors above and below the rail, especially because I wanted to use the same grey in the adjoining living room.
*sigh* I hate when I waffle at the last second. I love to be decisive so when I get unsure, it frustrates me to no end! Looks like I’ll be hiding under the covers with my iPad tonight, stalking Pinterest.
Or, I’d love to hear some feedback from all of you! Anyone out there with a room with a chair rail? One color or two? Any other tips before we embark on our next DIY home improvement journey??
As always, thanks for reading! With five posts under my belt now (how ironic for Friday!), I’m really loving having a blog! I only wish I had started years ago! 🙂