Apps I Use Every Day

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my favorite apps

Phone apps. There are so many, right? You name it, there’s an app for it.

Ready for a weird confession? I love looking at other people’s phones to see what apps they have. It’s like a tiny peak into their world. Now I get it – phones are sort of a private thing and I promise cross-my-heart I’m not snatching up people’s phones to nose around! But I find it fascinating when I catch a glimpse of people’s phone apps. How do they organize them? What apps are on the bottom menu bar?

Too nosy? :)

In fairness, here are the apps I am loving lately:

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Life Lately – April 2016 Edition

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toddler walking

How is it already April? How is it already past the middle of April? Life – you move too fast sometimes.

I’m so excited that warmer weather has hit our area. I didn’t realize how much I have missed the sunshine this winter (mental note: take more Vita-D3 next winter!!). One of the things our family loves to do is take walks together. The fresh air, conversation, and gentle exercise make my soul happy!

And isn’t there something about setting foot out the front door that feels like a little adventure? There’s something about it… It makes me feel young and free. And there’s that feeling of anticipation – I never know quite what will happen. What will we find on a walk? Will it rain? Will we meet someone? Continue reading “Life Lately – April 2016 Edition”

Healthy Shamrock Smoothie

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Healthy Shamrock Smoothie

Whether you’re proud of your Irish roots, or just a die-hard Shamrock Shake fan, this post is for you! Personally, I fall into both categories. My heritage is mostly Scotch-Irish so I am always down with any celebration of those cultures. And I used to LOVE those infamous Shamrock Shakes! Basically, I love mint-flavored anything.

Unfortunately, the typical Shamrock Shake is not so great if you’re trying to stick to health goals. Did you know a 16 ounce (medium) Shamrock Shake contains up to 660 calories and 93 grams of sugar?! Plus, there’s 19 grams of fat, 76 milligrams of cholesterol and 210 milligrams of sodium.

Um, no thanks. Continue reading “Healthy Shamrock Smoothie”

How to Naturally Clean Hard Water Stains on a Bathroom Sink

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How to Naturally Clean Hard Water Stains on a Bathroom Sink

We have a history, hard water stains and me. When I was growing up there was a time my family lived in an old farmhouse with a well and our water was so hard that it deposited reddish stains on our sinks, tubs, clothes, and even hair. These mineral deposits were hard to clean – even with strong chemical cleaners. I hated those stupid hard water stains!

I can remember one time when I was about 13 or 14 and it was my job to clean the family bathroom. I was determined to get the hard water stains off of the tub and shower. I used one of those scrubby sponges, powered cleaner, and I went to town. After much scrubbing, the tub and shower looked white again! I was pretty pleased with myself. The only problem was the scrubby sponge I used was so abrasive that it completely ruined the finish on the tub and the shower. Oops. (Sorry, mom!) Continue reading “How to Naturally Clean Hard Water Stains on a Bathroom Sink”