Apr 30, 2019

Less Mess Arts and Crafts! A Few of My Favorites!

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My kids love to do art and create.  And I LOVE how creative they are. Honestly. BUT, they might be the two messiest children on the planet. I love them dearly but they are a hot mess. My little artists have colored and painted on almost every surface imaginable. My walls bare the reminders of their mural masterpieces. Because of their *ahem* affinity for unconventional canvases I have become somewhat of an expert on washable and mess free art supplies. I feel like I have tried it all and have carefully curated a collection of art supplies that will inspire their creativity while maintaining what's left of my sanity.

Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Crayons

These are the only crayons I allow in my home. I threw all of the other ones away. These are INCREDIBLE. They wipe off with just plain water. To date I have had to clean them off of walls, wood furniture, glass, upholstery, laminate flooring, carpet, and clothing. They have never failed me. They come in larger sizes for little hands and the regular size. I find them a bit more brittle than traditional crayons but I will gladly accept more broken crayons in the name of clean walls.

Apr 26, 2019

Amazon Prime Announces 1-day shipping instead of 2 for Prime Members

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Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky announced during the company’s first quarter 2019 earnings call that it’s working to provide free one-day shipping for Amazon Prime customers instead of the free two-day Prime shipping currently offered under the program. “We’re currently working on evolving Prime two-day to Prime one-day,” said Olsavsky.

It's going to take some time to roll out this perk to all customers. “We’re already starting down this path,” claims Olsavsky. “We’ve expanded the number of zip codes eligible for one-day shipping.” I live near a warehouse and have already noticed one day shipping as an option on some items. There isn't a set timeline announced but I would imagine people closer to shipping hubs will receive it first with more rural customers having a longer wait.

What do you think about the announcement? Are you excited or ambivalent? Let me know in the comments.

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