I use the White Noise app on my phone, but it sometimes clashes with my alarm clock app, Timely. Just this morning, my alarm went off for 45 minutes before shutting itself off.
Uhmm… yeeaaahh, it went off silently.
I’ve once pondered getting a sound machine for myself but got a simple alarm clock with charging ports instead. There are no challenge questions to turn off the alarm, but the harsh beeping does do that trick. I’m up. I like that little clock.
For the kids, I purchased 3 of these HoMedics sound machines. They did ok at first, but then started having issues. I reviewed this item on Bed, Bath, & Beyond’s website with 2 stars, not recommended. When it worked, it was great. However, it started having issues after about 6 months of use. Now, I’m going to need 3 more machines! Save your money and get a better sound machine from the start. I don’t know what that machine is, yet.
If only I could convince the kids to switch over the app on their devices! I may try that angle again. Spending $150 or more on sound machines is not my idea of fun.
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Purple Dot Journal By Artist’s LoftTM – $5 from Michael’s
At this price point, it’s a great deal. I like the size too. My favorite pens are the Pilot G-2 gel inks. They do bleed through the pages ever so slightly. The hardcover is on the softer side of things, it has some give. I love that it has two ribbon bookmarks and that there’s a table of contents style to the first several pages.
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I originally was going to review several journals here, but I’m realizing that will take a really long time. I’ve been using this journal for my first bullet journal and I’m enjoying it. I think I’ll get a blue one next time.
Update: I posted my review on Michael’s website.
To help with our educational goals (and make use of my giant Kindle library), I purchased 3 Kindle Fire HD 8 tablets on Prime day for the children. I also got these MoKo cases. Both products are great!
My Review of the cases on Amazon:
We got three of these cases. The cases are sturdy, fit well, the kids love them, and they’re pretty. Who could ask for anything more?
Incidentally, my giant Kindle library is largely due to a BookBub subscription. That service is brilliant!