My Favorite Apps

As an iPhone and now iPad owner, I am always downloading new apps and love to read about others' favorites.  I thought I'd share mine, and please let me know yours! In no particular order...

iPhone
  • Captio -The easiest way to send yourself an email.
  • VoxerA walkie-talkie app that I use with my roomies.
  • Traffic.comI always check the traffic before leaving work. It's very accurate.
  • ShazamThe easiest way to find out what that new song is on the radio.
  • InstagramThis is obvious. 
  • HipstamaticMy original favorite photo app. I love the vintage quality of the photos.
  • IMDBI watch the newest trailers and look up actors/actresses.
  • Comcast Xfinity TVYou can set your DVR from anywhere!
  • Spotify - This is my go-to for music listening these days.
  • Cuptakes (iPad too) - These aren't called "wallpapers for girly girls" for nothing.
  • SliceThis app organizes & tracks all of your online purchases, and alerts you of status & delivery.
iPad
  • FlipboardThe best way to view all my Twitter, Google Reader, Instagram, and other feeds.
  • Draw Something So fun, so addicting.
  • Words with Friends (iPhone too)--One of my favorite apps on both devices.
  • Read it Later | Pocket (iPhone too)--An easy way to remind yourself to read something.
  • The Collection - This app is for the New York Times fashion & style section and The Cut blog.
  • Kindle - I am not a fan of reading on my iPad, but when I forget my Kindle, this app comes in handy.
  • HBO GO--Love watching my favorite new and old HBO shows on this app while traveling.
image via Pinterest

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Friday Faves

I feel like this week flew by as quickly as this picture.  I am off to Marco Island, Florida Sunday-Wednesday for a work event.  I have a couple posts scheduled, including a guest post.  Have a nice weekend and enjoy these faves!

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Art by Julia Denos

Ever since I saw fellow Boston blogger Noelani's redesign of her blog, Mon Petit Chou Chou, by Jessica Sutton & Julia Denos, I can't stop looking at Julia's cute, playful drawings. I am planning on getting my own place when my lease is up this summer; one of her pieces framed (this or this) may be my "apartment warming" gift to myself.

images via juliadenos.com

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What I'm Wearing Wednesday: A Tea Party

On Saturday, my friend Mrs. A hosted a tea party for an afternoon of tea, champagne, treats, and conversation.  She pulled out all the stops with a lovely set-up, homemade cupcakes & lemon angel cake trifle, and selection of beverages.  Thanks to Mrs. A for a great afternoon! I wore:
flowers for the hostess! 

  • Banana Republic white, lace dress- from the outlet
  • Nordstrom BP white blazer
  • Necklace from Egypt (gift)
  • Tory Burch wedges- loved these last year and snagged them from the outlet this year!
  • Pedicure: Essie 'Sure Shot'


    before
    after
    my friends doing their What I'm Wearing Wednesday poses :)



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Living Walls


Living walls are just amazing to me; and none so as much as ones used with succulents. These from Etsy site Tiffany's Living Art are gorgeous!  Since the are pre-made & unique, you get what you pay for, so I love the idea of this more affordable, mini living wall kit below from So Succulent.  Let's be honest, my green thumb isn't so green, so this really is right up my alley.

Then there's this uber amazing living wall I saw in Palm Beach...
Hipstamatic photo by me

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Spinach, Lentil, & Tomato Soup

spinach-lentil-tomato-soup-easy-recipe
My allergies last week were getting the best of me, and despite the nearly 70 degree weather,Thursday night after work, I just wanted soup.  I had Pinned this recipe long ago and it seemed easy to make after work.  I decided to use lentils, instead of orzo, and rosemary diced tomatoes, instead of oregano.  After 30-40 minutes, my soup was ready, and with a toasted piece of fresh sour dough, it was just what the doctor ordered.  I am already thinking of trying it next time with cannellini beans and a fennel roasted diced tomatoes.


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Friday Faves

Have a great weekend everyone! What's on tap for you? I am looking forward to a girls tea party hosted by Mrs. A on Saturday. 'Til Monday, here are some favorites for the week.
  • DIY condiments for summer cookouts @ A Beautiful Mess
  • and a DIY bloody Mary bar I must try for the mornings after those cookouts @ Candyfloss & Persie
  • I really love the tent from this country orchard wedding @ Style Me Pretty
  • view the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective without leaving your room/office @ Design*Sponge
  • cool, alternative Disney movie posters- The Lion King is my fave @ Revelment
  • tour a beautiful, historic farmhouse @ From Me to You
image via revelment



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Mind the Gap

 Would you mind the gap?

Images: 1 via Pinterest, 2, 3, 4

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For Mom

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I've rounded up some gift ideas for any type of Mom out there...
For the entertaining Mom | salad tongs @ Paper Source

For the outdoor patio loving Mom | hurricanes @ West Elm

For the fashionista Mom | bangle set @ Ann Taylor


For the bookworm Mom | Kindle Touch
For the organized Mom (or Mom that needs to get organized!) | Portofino Jewelry Box @ The Container Store

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Funny Ladies

I can't resist a good book that is a quick read and makes me laugh out loud.  These four funny ladies' books totally fit bill.  Of the four, Tina Fey's Bossypants was my favorite.
Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres

Have you read these books? If so, which was your fave?  Any suggestions on some funny books I should add to my reading list?

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Friday Faves

Art or... @ Verdigis Vie
These are agate, not art...beautiful!

Easy DIY Fabric Mousepad @ Shelterness
Cute idea.


Nutella Cookies @ FEST
Yes, please.

Backstage at Tory Burch A/W 2012 @ Vanessa Jackson
Loving these behind-the-scenes pics.

Inkblot Nails DIY Rorschach Manicure @ Love Maegan
Amazing! I wouldn't have the patience..

Santorini @ Dustjacket Attic
I wish, I wish...

Eeep- it's Friday the 13th! Avoid black cats and ladders today.
Happy weekend!

PS: Two thanks: 1) to AV for my blog facelift & 2) to Bloggers.com for featuring me as their Editor's Pick on Wednesday! 

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Chocolate-covered Matzah

My inner Jew came out last Friday night, and I went to a friend's parents' house for Passover. Not wanting to show up empty handed, I made some chocolate-covered Matzah. I started with this recipe and put my own twist on it with blue sprinkles.


Turned out quite delicious (as were those macaroons!)!

I have to share a picture of their Golden, Wesley, too!

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