I pride myself on being thrifty, and as a full-time blogger I am embarrassingly low-tech. Just to give you a sampling of how low-tech we truly are:
- We don’t have cable television.
- We own one television that is sporting a big backside and bunny ears.
- We don’t have a blue-ray player.
- We have one portable DVD player that we connect to said bunny-eared television.
- We don’t even have Netflix.
- We don’t own any gaming devices.
- We don’t have a stereo
We don’t have a cell phone plan
Up until last week our cell phones were pay-as-you-go, T-Mobile phones from the year 2003. Below is a picture of the old relic. Yes, it still works but not all that well.After traveling for several weeks and being completely at the mercy of everyone else for all of my communication needs, I decided enough was enough. I came home and purchased two iphones. A 4S for myself and a 4 for the hubs. My credit card company, knowing me all too well, wouldn’t allow the transaction to go through and actually called me to ask if my card had been stolen…or if I had gone temporarily insane. I told them that it was the later .
So now I have officially joined this century, and I have to admit that I am LOVING it! Who knew it was so bright and shiny and convenient in this era? Yes, yes…..you did. Okay, so here are some of the apps I’ve downloaded and played around with so far:
In my defense, the two games somehow jumped on here when I sunk my phone. They were in my itunes from my kids’ 1st generation itouch and are now uploaded onto my phone.
As you can see, I have a lot of camera apps because I’m addicted to taking pictures. I adore my Nikon but it’s not super practical for taking pictures of the cute pillow on sale at Target, or of my entree at a restaurant, or of the paint I’m using for a project—you know, all the weird things we as bloggers take pictures of everyday! The camera is definitely my favorite aspect of my phone. Granted most of my pictures so far have looked something like this:
So what apps am I missing that are must haves?
I was told to get an Otterbox Defender case for my phone, but I was feeling truly reckless and instead went with this adorable case from Joss & Main. Perhaps I’ll be crying over this decision when my phone shatters into a million pieces but for now pretty is winning over practical!
And this is completely unrelated to my new love but might help out some of you procrastinators. I bought two of these Groupon deals today for Mother’s Day. It’s $20 for $40 worth of FTD flowers which I thought was pretty decent. Just be aware that they add $15 for shipping and handling so take that into account when you choose your flowers.
So what are you loving right now?