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As a blogger, I am so very thankful that the World is my office. I literally can take my laptop (or phone, or both) and writing tools with me and work anywhere I want. But, being able to carry all of my blogger necessities is not always easy, until now. Today, I introduce you to the American Shield Granite 25 Backpack. My go-to to carry all of my blogger (or even hiking and travel) necessities.

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My Favorite Blogging Companion

Everyone knows that when it comes to blogging on the go, a camera and laptop (or some sort of writing tool) is a must. But for me, I am always looking for something to hold my things securely. Recently I was contacted by American Shield to try out their Granite 25 Backpack and I’m not only impressed, but I’m also loving it. If you’re looking for something that is not only classy and stylish but completely functional – this is the bag for you. I’ve been using it as my blogger bag and it’s been the best backpack for my needs.

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What makes this backpack so special?

The Granite 25 Backpack from American Shield is an elegant and timeless design. It offers you versatility with spacious room and can be used for functional or multi-purpose needs. The bag is designed and made in the USA. The Granite 25 features Oxford Fabric (that’s tough, strong and durable) with textile lining. You have beautiful genuine leather accents on the buckles that are gorgeous and smell absolutely amazing. You get a flap + press stud (magnet) + drawstring opening to ensure that you secure your belongings on the go. The magnetic closure is very strong and sturdy. The straps are padded for comfort and the back is also padded. There is also a 15″ laptop compartment, which comes in handy on days I want to take my laptop with me.

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Lots of pockets to hold all of your things!

The bag features a total of 8 small inner pockets (perfect for pens, etc.), 1 front pocket, 2 external side pockets (my favorite place to put my cell phone or my water bottles), 1 back pocket and one strap pocket (perfect for your jump drive or memory cards, house key or pocket change). It’s comfortable to use, with adjustable straps and even comes equipped with a top handle.

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Is the Granite 25 only available in black?

The Granite 25 Backpack is currently available in Black & Brown, Green, Coffee and Black (which I own). It’s made with quality materials so it will hold up to the stress you put on it. And, trust me when I say I put stress on the backpack. I have taken this backpack with me everywhere and it’s been a great companion.

What makes this backpack a favorite of mine?

My favorite part about this backpack is how comfortable it is on my shoulders. I suffer from back problems and holding a backpack on my shoulders and back for long periods of time can cause much strain. But, my Granite 25 is so comfortable on my back and helps to evenly proportion my items on my back so I can hold it comfortably. As I mentioned before, the back is also padded which makes it comfortable to wear. If I decide I don’t want to hold it on my back, I can use the top handle and hold it in my hands.

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How much is it?

The Granite 25 backpack retails for $249.00. Yes, it’s a pretty hefty price tag, but absolutely worth the investment. The back is made of quality materials and as I mentioned before, it’s sturdy and will be a work horse for you. American Shield also offers a Limited Guarantee.

Granite 25 Backpack Sizing Dimensions

Length – 16.6 inches, Height – 13 inches and Depth – 7 inches (15.6x13x7) – (42cm x 33cm x 17cm)

The American Shield Granite 25 is a backpack worth looking into. As a planner girl, I find that I am always looking for a bag that I can grab all of my things and head on out. This backpack offers me the versatility to be able to hold A LOT of things that don’t need to be work related, so I can grab whatever I need at that moment and throw it in there.

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This could be your Go-To backpack!

Did I mention that this makes a great bag for hiking, traveling or exploring? Well, it surely does. The backpack can hold so many things, that it makes it ideal for use as your go-to bag for any occasion. I’m looking forward to using this backpack for so many other uses. I think this would also make a fabulous graduation gift for that graduate that needs something good to carry all of their school books or work-related items.

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I am so beyond impressed with the quality of this backpack and I’ve been raving about it to everyone I know. It’s worth the price point when you get a backpack that’s gonna last. But I think one of the biggest qualities that this backpack has for me, is how it looks. This could easily be an executive style bag. It doesn’t look like a school kid’s backpack and could be used as a briefcase for an executive. It’s classy and very nice. I also love that it could be used for both women and men.

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So, have you heard of American Shield before or the Granite 25 backpack? Is this something you could see your self utilizing?


Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.

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When you’re looking for something to keep your kiddos busy or to help with learning their alphabets or reading, there are apps that can help.  Interested in getting a bit more organized or need something to unwind and relax your brain for the day – hey, Amazon Underground Always Free apps got you covered.  You never have to worry about your kids downloading apps and games that will cost you money and you can get access to over 3,000 apps and games that are 100% FREE.  Simply download them from Amazon Underground to your Amazon Fire tablet or Android smartphone and you are good to go.

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There are so many apps available in the Amazon Underground catalog that there is something there for anyone – my whole family is enjoying the selection.  100% free apps & games are a part of the Amazon Appstore with access to great content that you would normally have to pay for in “other” App and Playstores, but they are at zero cost through Amazon Underground.  I am loving that some of my favorite games are available through access to premium apps and my family and I get to take advantage of the fun and convenience while we take a break from our busy day.

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As a mother the Amazon Underground apps allow me to take my coloring on the go – letting me take a few minutes to focus on me while coloring – utilizing an easy app I love called Adult Coloring or Zen: Adult Coloring Book.  When my family and I like to work our brains and have some fun together, we enjoy playing Brain It On! or some of our favorite games called Cut the Rope, Sonic Dash and Zootopia also make for some family enjoyment.  For drawing, sketching and note taking, the app Notepad+ is also a great selection for fun as well as productivity.

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On night that I need to unwind and relax and fall asleep soundly and easily, I love using the White Noise Sleep Aid – the Forest Noise is ideal for falling right asleep and feeling rested the next morning when I awake.  You see, the options are endless and the Amazon Underground app store offers you a variety of selections for the busy mom and dad, student and school performance and studying and even the college bound teen that needs a little help making the transition.

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If you are looking for something fun to do, get productive or organized or just have a little “me” time, I highly suggest checking out Amazon Underground.  It’s easy to use and many apps and games are available at your fingertips.

If you’re interested in checking out the Amazon Appstore and learn more about what it has to offer, click here and check out the Amazon Underground catalog of 100% free apps and games.  You can also access the Amazon Underground on your Android smartphone by visiting here.

 

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I love getting flowers for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Mother’s Day or “Just Because”, but I’m always open to fun ideas and little things that make these occasions fun, exciting and sentimental.  While flowers are nice, I love finding products that are practical and will have a purpose.  This year, I wanted to share a few items that I have been loving lately that would make GREAT Mother’s Day gifts.  Whether you are buying this as a treat for yourself or making the day of that special mommy in your life, these gifts are definitely some that will make any woman happy.  Read on if you want to check out this round up of Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.

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I have had my fair share of great Mother’s Day gifts.  My husband and I are so in-tune with one another that we usually know exactly the gift we want to get for one another or something that is practical and we’ll get a lot of use out of.  My goal for this list is to offer a variety of goodies for any woman, whether the stay-at-home or work-from-home mom, busy business woman or the granny with style, these gifts will surely please.

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Let’s start with a little makeup – shall we?  I recently was introduced to Youngblood Cosmetics, a beautiful line of mineral cosmetics created by Pauline Youngblood.  From Foundation to lipstick and everything in between, Youngblood Cosmetics offers a wide range of color cosmetics that is made with quality ingredients and great black and chic packaging.  I have been using a few of the products from the line and look forward to trying more.  Anything from Youngblood is gorgeous, but two of my favorites is the Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in Shanghai Nights ($43 USD) and Mineral Radiance Compact (pictured) in Splendor ($43 USD).  Each or any of the products are perfect for the sophisticated woman that is looking to add a little color to their life or the makeup and beauty loving mom that wants to try something new.

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A great cleansing oil and a fantastic mud mask is perfect for that mother in your life.  One of my favorite gifts to give to my favorite gals is the Borghese Fango Active Mud Mask for Face and Body so I just had to include the Fango Active Duo Set as a gift option.  This two piece set retails for $60 USD but the Fango Active Radiance Facial Oil retails for $60 on it’s own, so it’s like you get a free product or gift with purchase.  This set is gorgeous and I love how Borghese products display on the vanity.  The Radiance Facial Oil has a blend of botanical oils that help to transform the skin’s texture, soothe dull and dry skin and nourish and restore lipid loss due to aging and environmental damage.  The Fango Active Mud for Face and Body is one of my holy grail masks, offering a detoxifying mineral-rich mask that hydrates and firms the skin while reducing fine lines and providing you with smooth and toned skin.  Paired together, this not only makes a wonderful gift – but a great treat for anyone.

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Can we just talk about the design of this unit for a second?  My gosh, it’s so pretty and girly and would make the most wonderful Mother’s Day gift for any mom.  The Michael Todd Soniclear Petite is one of my favorite skin cleansing tools.  I have raved about it time and time again here on my site and would recommend ANY of these units for a gift.   This cleansing tool is the petite version, smaller than the original and the elite but perfect for travel and comes with a universal USB enabled charger which makes this great for those on the go.  It’s a waterproof unit with 3 speeds to help tailor to your cleansing needs and is antimicrobial.  What makes it so great is not only the design (and the pattern) but that this product is reasonably priced at just $109.00.  I seriously wouldn’t mind unwrapping one of these as a gift and I know it would make a fabulous present for anyone.

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I wrote about these two products from LATHER on my blog a few weeks back and they continue to be favorites of mine so I know they would make any mom or mom to be happy.  The LATHER coconut creme body whip ($22 USD) is one of my favorite body butter / lotions to date.  I have used MANY, trust me, and I find that it not only smells yummy – it moisturizes my skin wonderfully and leaves a light fragrance that is so delish.  This body creme is silky and whipped to perfection and my skin is left soft and hydrated for hours.  This is the perfect creme for any mom or mom to be.  I highly suggest this as a gift to that “mom to be” because this would make a great body creme to lather on the body while pregnant too.  The Vanilla & Argan Lip Scrub ($10 USD) is a must have for anyone.  It is moisturizing and tastes delicious and sloths away any dry skin on your lips leaving them plump and soft for your favorite lip product or for kiss… teehee.  What’s great about these products is that they come from a great brand and are made with quality products.

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With the summer months just around the bend, nothing says beachy and ready for some sun like a great tote.  This gorgeous striped Sportswear Tote by Helly Hansen ($50 USD) is lightweight and the perfect bag to store your everyday essentials for all your summer fun activities.  It’s available in three different colors:  Navy, Aquamarine and Sorbet and has a shoulder strap and carry handles.  Marine stripe fabric and detailing give this tote the perfect look for sporting and toting around this summer.  As a handbag lover, I know that I would love to get this quality made bag as a gift this Mother’s Day.

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The next gift is one of my favorites… for moms like me who like to take their hair ties and rubber bands and turn them into an unsightly fashion statement as we wear them on our wrists.  The Bittersweet Hair Tie Bracelet ($45 USD) was created by Maria Shireen – a functional fashion accessories company.  It was a gift from her husband as he had it designed and created so that she could  eliminate the pressure on her wrist from the elastic bands but also make her hair tie look like a stylish bracelet, by creating a channel that holds the hair tie in place.  Hello – total genius, simple, unique but functional.  This bracelet has literally changed my fashion game up hugely.  If you have seen any of my outfit posts here on the blog – then you know that I have turned my many hair ties into the ugliest thing to grace my wrist, but I NEED them at a moments notice so I keep them handy that way.  Now with the Bittersweet bangle I can literally look fashion forward without being a fashion faux pas.  This literally makes a great gift for any mom and I know they will make use of this bangle as much as I do.  I love it so much – I have my eyes on the gold and rose gold too.

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You can’t go wrong with buying your favorite mom a perfume for Mother’s Day and Pacifica Beauty offers a set of three for just $19 USD.  The Daydreamer Roll-On Trio offers three delectable scents that would make any mother happy.  Tuscan Blood Orange, Tahitian Gardenia and Indian Coconut Nectar (one of my favorites) this set offers a roll-on perfume for everyone.  Pick up the whole set and gift it together or break up the set and make three mother’s happy this Mother’s Day.  Pacifica offers cruelty free products and are available on their website: Pacificabeauty.com, Target and Ulta stores.

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Now, of course – I know there are moms out there that may be stationery, planner, pen or paper addicts… like me.  So, I wanted to make sure that I included something that would satisfy those moms too.  I LOVE pens and some of my favorites come from PenGems and from their signature collection.  I probably have 8 or 10 of them and I love them not only because of the way they write, but because they are beautiful, stylish and just a great statement to any planner, purse or notebook.  Pens, pencils and notebooks can be great gifts for mom from children or grandchildren.  I love searching through Target’s One Spot Dollar Spot section for cute notebooks, pens and pencils as well to give as gifts.  You can get a great selection for about $1 to $3 and you’re bound to find something you will enjoy as well as the favorite mother(s) in your life.  These kinds of gifts are easy to personalize and make great little presents to open.

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Of course, we can’t leave out the techie gadgets and nothing says awesome like the gift of a camera.  The Sony RX100 iv ($950.00) is the perfect gift to give that will help that special mom capture every moment that her family has.  It’s compact and powerful.  With the ability to capture images in 21MP at up to 16 frames per second and record videos in 4K or HD – this is the perfect camera for a beginner or camera enthusiast, offering an impressive compact camera for every day use or for special occasions.

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Whatever gift you decide to get that mom or moms in your life, I’m sure it will be wonderful.  These are just a little suggestions of products and goodies I’ve been loving lately.  Of course, as I mentioned previously – I love flowers and welcome them with open arms (especially my favorites) but when you want to think a little outside of the box, some of these presents would be perfect gifts for your loved one.  I look forward to Mother’s Day each year because it reminds me that being a Mommy is so much more than presents – it’s love and happiness year round.  I look forward to my sons making me beautiful handmade cards that take them hours to complete and while Mother’s Day is everyday in my house, I think it’s a day worth celebrating.  Besides, I wouldn’t be a mother myself without the help from my mom and those that have come before me… right?

xo

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My love for planners has been quite obvious over the last two years and if you have seen my planner collection, there’s no denying it.  But, my love for organization, staying on tasks and functionality is what keeps my planner addiction growing.  For a few months now, I have had my eyes set on a planner that not only had a zip closure, but that I could use to function as a wallet.  I’m sure after peaking into my wallet collection, you would probably ask me “why?” but I just felt like a small planner that I could use to organize my wallet essentials would work and let me tell you, it has definitely served its purpose.  A few weeks ago I placed an order with Dokibook.com – a planner company that is overseas.  I knew I wanted to get a planner that would be small enough for me tote around as a wallet and decided this would be a great opportunity for me to compare the Dokibook / Love Doki with my Kikki K.  Boy, to say I was very impressed and quite taken with the product would be an understatement.  Today I share with you my Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a wallet and my experiences with the brand and product.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

Now, if you have taken part in the Planner Community either on Facebook or YouTube, you  may have heard of the Doki Book or Love Doki book before.  It’s an affordable alternative to the Kikki K planners and have a similar look, though they do not come with such a hefty price tag.  The Dokibook could only be purchased via Spree Now at one time or through various planner enthusiasts and purchasing from Spree Now was a lengthy process as well as a hassle.  Recently Dokibook opened up their own website, offering their planners for sale, shipping Worldwide and no problems with calculating Customs fees, shipping from China and other things as the site will do it for you at transaction.  What I love is that they also accept Paypal which makes the process smooth and the check out much more secure than when doing so from Spree Now.  What I love the most is that I ordered on a Thursday and my box was delivered the following Wednesday – hello, Honey loves quick shipping especially when from over seas.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

The Dokibook comes in a variety of colors available on their site and two sizes – Large and Small.  I opted for the Small Dokibook in Lilac with Zip Closure which costs $26.50.  The size equivalent would be that to a personal size Filofax or Kikki K.  With shipping ($9.99) and a discount they were offering at the time – I paid about $32.00 for the book (shipping included) and I also ordered a few credit card inserts so that I could truly turn this into a wallet.  The package arrived in a soft mailer but the Dokibook was packaged very nicely in a box and wrapped in tissue paper.  I was very impressed on how it arrived.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

The little details always make a difference for me and I really liked the fact that they took the time to wrap the package so nicely.  Inside my planner – zipped up tight, were the sleeves I ordered (credit card sleeves, top loading pocket and zip pockets) as well a set of purple dividers (complimentary), a page marker and a page lifter.  No inserts are included with the planners, but Dokibook.com also sells some so you can get them there at an affordable cost.  Since I am using this more as a wallet, I figured I wouldn’t need one at this time.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

The actual planner is well stitched and well made.  I was very impressed with how it feels and looks.  A little different then my Kikki K – it has gold dots on it instead of gold diamonds like my Large Kikki K Time Planner has.  It is also faux leather though I’m still impressed with how it feels and the quality in the craftsmanship is great.  I am thinking about picking up one in White and Gold as well, though I would love if they created a black & gold one because I would be all over that in a heartbeat.  I love the zip around closure which makes it ideal to use as a wallet.  The only thing that I was a bit disappointed in was that the rings are silver, not gold – but it really doesn’t bother me all that much anymore.  The rings were tight and remain tight and I have moved in to this planner as a wallet now for a few weeks and enjoy it.  Heads turn in the store at check out and I always get asked about it.

Dokibook Personal Size Planner as a Wallet

I am able to fit all of my most used credit cards and cards as well as my driver’s license in the front pockets.  Behind the front is an open area where I hold my cash and I also have credit card sheets that I use to hold my cards.  Everything is tucked into its own little place.  Be sure to watch the video here for a full breakdown and showcase of how I set my wallet up.  I took a piece of velum that I had in my craft drawer and cut it to size to use as a dashboard and created a file pocket folder out of a file folder to hold my receipts.  I do have two months of calendar inserts inside from my Punctuate Planner just to help as reference and a few note pages for jotting down any information at hand.  Since I already had a large wallet prior to moving into the Dokibook, the size is really just a little bit larger than what I already had.  It fits everything I need, even my insurance cards, a book of postage stamps and a note book and if I wanted to I could zip my Note 4 into it so that it is all in one place.  I really like it a lot.

Well – do I love it? While I still have the Kate Spade Zip Around Wellesley on my mind and wishlist, this one will definitely do until I can fill that void and pick one up.  I’m really loving the functionality of my wallet now, the fact that everything I need is right at my finger tips and knowing I won’t be forgetting a card or piece of paper at home because I have it all organized in my planner wallet.  What about you?  What kind of wallet do you use and does it keep everything you need in place for when you need it?

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There is absolutely no hiding it, I am an android lover.  It has been said in various posts and videos in the past that as much as many have tried to get me to convert, I just can’t do it and am a huge fan of the Android base system and what it has to offer.  As if that was not enough, after owning the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 previously, I just couldn’t see converting to iPhone either… Recently, I upgraded my phone to the Note 4, and it is my technological best friend.

What's on my phone?

Being in a technology world, it comes as no surprise that I use many of my phone and computer features as a part of my daily routine and overall work base.  I whole-heartily believe that you must “disengage” yourself from technology often, but I also run my entire world through my phone and sync it directly with my paper planner so my lifeline for certain things can be found here.  It’s ingenious if you think about it, years ago when I was still carrying around my funky button phone, there was no such thing as an app and now – there are a plethora of them available at the touch of a screen.

So what apps are important to me.  Be sure to check out the video below where I walk you through each aspect of what is on my phone.  Click here to watch directly on YouTube.  It’s a long one, so grab a cup of joe and enjoy.  Not into long videos?  Well, do not worry – I sum it all up for you below.

 

Most of the applications on my phone are geared towards production or productivity.

Blog, Productivity and Tasks apps:

  • WordPress – I blog through WordPress.Org and use this app to write up drafts for my site as well as manage images, etc.  A handy app for blogging on the go.
  • Trello – One of my favorite apps for organizing anything.  This is a free app that you can use to organize a schedule, project, or anything you can think of and share with others so they can add and remove from your task list.  I use this for project planning and for party planning and I love how easy of an interface it is.  Interested in checking it out?  Click here.
  • Evernote – Similar to Trello but different, if that makes any sense.  Evernote is what I use on the go when I can’t access WordPress.  It allows me to type out notes or a full letter or post if I want and save for a later date.  I save images, task lists – anything you can think of and can sync via my phone, tablet and desk top as with Trello.
  • Wunderlist – Yes, I may be in a task list overload… but this app is my go to for grocery lists and even listing ideas for posts and videos.  I love that I can break it down easily in it’s own little folders, sub folders, etc. and check them off once I’m done.  It’s simple and again, works through my desk top and my phone/tablet allowing me to be able to access on the go.  This has been my go-to shopping buddy.
  • Scanbot – I use this to scan all of my documents into PDF form, includes receipts too and saves to the drives I request.
  • DocuSign – I use this app to sign documents easily using my built in S-Pen.  You can then email to the recipient or save.

Favorite Dining, Review, Travel and Realty Apps:

  • Open Table – My absolute favorite app for booking reservations.  I use this app for looking up reviews as well.
  • Urban Spoon – Another cool app for looking up reviews and menus on restaurants.  I have been using Urban Spoon for years and have utilized it not only in my home state but many places across the US.  It is a life saver when in a pinch and you have no idea what or where to eat.
  • Uber – A fun taxi app.  I haven’t used it yet since I haven’t been traveling lately, but I will soon.
  • Yelp – I use Yelp often and if I’m not featuring a restaurant or establishment here on my blog, you know you can find my review on Yelp.
  • Yellow Pages / Yellow Book – Who needs to pay for 411?  I love that the Yellow Pages app is easy to use and quick.  Find anything you need from pizza to a hotel or a pair of socks at your finger tips.
  • Kayak – Have you seen the commercials?  This app makes booking travel very easy.
  • TripAdvisor – Look up reviews of your favorite destination resorts, etc. and find the cheapest rate for travel
  • Expedia – A long time favorite… I will always use this for discounts on airfare, travel, etc.
  • Zillow – An easy interface for looking for houses in the area you want to purchase.
  • Realtor.com – Find your dream house with this easy to use app.
  • Trulia – one of my favorite realty apps besides Zillow – this app will allow you to see what is available for purchase in the Realty market.  Since my hubs and I are always on the hunt to buy our dream home, Realty apps make it simple.

Shopping Apps:

Everything from Amazon to Etsy and don’t forget Sephora.  I have shopping apps at the click of the wrist.

shopping apps
Social Media Apps:

Of course, Social Media is an important part of blogging but in general my way to stay in communication.  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram are some of my daily used apps.

socia media apps
Finance apps:

Everything from Credit Score apps to PayPal, I find that balancing your Finances or just looking them up is a great way to stay on top of your task at hand.  Looking for an App to help manage your finances and get you prepared for Tax Season, Mint is a great one.  Oh – and Credit Karma really is free!  After paying a ton a month for another Credit Score company, I’m so glad I finally found Credit Karma.

finance apps
Food apps:

Everything from recipes to menu planning, if you follow me on Instagram or here on the blog, you will know that I am a major foodie.  While creating my dishes from scratch is what I strive for, I love trying new recipes that I can find in some of these applications available.  Yummly and Food Network In the Kitchen are some of my favorite recipe apps.

Food apps
Workout, Health & Fitness Apps:

Tracking my water intake daily, my period and my work outs are all easy thanks to some fun and easy to use apps that I have found available.  S Health is my favorite and came standard with my phone.  It tracks where I go via GPS, how long of a walk or run I have done and even plays music for you.  A great app for those looking to get healthy or stay healthy.  Interested in joining a community where others encourage you?  I think MyFitnessPal is a great one.  Looking to track your woman cycle or all the monthly stuff?  Check out MyDays.

health fitness apps
Game Apps:

I’m not gonna lie, I’m addicted to these Games listed here… don’t judge! hahahaha!  I want to know your favorite games, comment below and tell me!  FarmVille 2, Trivia Crack & Word Crack have been a few that I have been addicted to lately.

games apps
Music Apps:

Music feeds my soul and if you have been here on my blog a while, you would know this.  Each application has its purpose and I enjoy each one.  However, Pandora, Spotify and iHeartRadio are surely some of my favorites.

music apps
Photo and Video Editing Apps:

I’m always downloading and checking out new Photo and Video apps to try.  However, a few of my favorites that I use consistently are:  Magisto, Flipagram, PicsArt, Afterlight, Moldiv and Aviary.

photo video apps
So, that is the round up of my most used apps.  Of course, I do have my Google Apps which I use consistently like Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Google + and Docs.  Overall, even if I go old school with my planner, my phone works side by side with what I do daily and it is my go-to for everything most of the time.  Applications on my phone keep me organized and on task and they also help to keep the kids busy as well with apps like Netflix or YouTube Kids.

I hope you enjoyed this break down of the things I have on my phone.  I love my phone – it’s versatile, does what I need it to do and works for my lifestyle so the apps I download must be able to do the same.  Don’t forget to check out my video (click here) to get a walk through of everything available on my phone.  What applications do you find are necessarily to keep you on task?  What are your favorite things on your phone at the moment?  Comment below and let me know what apps you love.

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