Ok so I’ve been keeping a little secret for months. Almost 6 months to be exact! that’s a lot for me and anyone who knows me knows that I am a terrible secret keeper. But I kept it to myself and NOW …now I can finally share a really fun project that I am beyond excited to have been a part of.
I consider myself pretty lucky to have been able to work with a lot of amazing people, talented people, wonderful companies, innovative brands and such. And while I love them all, sometimes I get to work with some groups that I draw my own inspiration from. Ecobee is one of those companies for me. They’re Canadian, they’re young and innovative. They have true values and morals that I believe in and support.
If you haven’t heard of Ecobee they make the BEST smart thermostat around, and we’ve tested a couple in our own home. And now they also came out with the Ecobee Smart Switch! Not just a smart light switch, but with built in Alexa.
In the fall they approached me about being part of their campaign in 2018. To help them launch it, help them spread the word, be in photos but more importantly they wanted me to do it 100% my way, to collaborate in the truest sense of the word. So this campaign is all us. Everything, well minus the plastic fiddle leaf tree which looks much better than my half dead tree. Its our clothes, our house, our life….with much nicer lighting and a cool front hedge I’m going to have to ask my neighbours to let me replicate.
We find the smart switch indispensable now. Our smart thermostat has built in Alexa as well, and when we link the products together its seamlessly integrates into our day. I love that I could have my hands full with Henrik and groceries and ask Alexa to turn the lights on for me. Or when I’m ready to run out the back door for school drop offs and realize one of the kids left the living room light on I can just call out for Alexa to turn it off. I feel like I have a helper with me in every room now, someone to take notes or write a grocery list. Someone to order me more paper towels when I run out of my Amazon subscription. Someone to change my measurements from millilitres to cups or run a timer when I cook my eggs. Even the fact that I can play music in any room of my house just by asking for a song is just really really fun. Smart homes are so cool and the way of the future for sure.
The Ecobee Smart Switch opens for pre-orders today so go check out our campaign, and order one. I’m so proud of this collaboration and the super smart group of people behind this amazing brand.
Also, the team at Ecobee have created something called the ecoBeeNB – a voice controlled smart home that has been outfitted with ecobee switches and thermostat along with other partner products like an august smart lock, fire tv and sonos speakers. This home allows its guests to experience whole home voice for the first time. No hubs, no wires – just Alexa built right into the walls of your home. You can hear the news, play your favourite playlist or tv show and of course adjust the lights and control the temperature. AND they’re going to be giving away an ecoBeeNB smart home makeover to one lucky winner so that they can experience it for themselves. So if you want to enter, please go here.
This post was created in partnership with Ecobee but as always all thoughts, ideas and words are completely my own. Thank you for always supporting me and the sponsors that make this blog possible. For more details on sponsorships please see this post here.