April 09, 2012

i Am in Love


Serenity. Today our Spring break ended and it's very quiet in my house. Almost too quiet. Don't tell my family I said that. I kind of feel like I don't know what to do with myself. I'm not sure why that is. There is plenty on my need to do list. The problem is I'd rather be doing stuff on my want to do list.

This weekend I finally broke down and got a new phone. Mine was 3 1/2 years old which we all know is 127 in cell phone years. After a year of research, because I must research to death every major purchase, (and a lot of the minor ones too) and being told 33 times by my Sweet Hubby to get the phone already, I got an iphone 4s. I have to admit it's very user friendly for someone who is technology challenged like me. Now I'm on a mission to find the very best apps. Clearly I've discovered Instagram (the picture above is the dogwood on the side of my house this morning) but I'm wondering what are some of your favorite apps? I also need to get a phone cover ordered asap so if you have any recommendations for that I'd love to hear them also!

24 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new phone. I need a new one, too~so I am NO help with feeding YOU any info...YOU are well ahead of ME in that area.

    It is quiet here today,too...a rather odd day all the way around. xo Diana

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  2. Hey Jen ~ I don't have an iPhone (don't want one right now either), so I'm no help with that. Just popping in to say hello...it's a beautiful spring day here in northern IL and my house is quiet right now, too, as my hubby's at work and my 21-year old son is still sleeping! (He'll be up in a few min. to get ready for school. He commutes to a nearby college.) I work outside my home on Tues, Wed., and Thurs. so today is another "free" day for me. Like you, there are SO many things I could be doing ~ but I just don't feel like it! I think I'll run up to Target and get a few needed things and see what Easter candy is left, that's on sale. ;-) Then I will come home and exercise (yes, I really will!) and work on some scrapbooking. Sound good? Have a great day!

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  3. I have an iphone and I LOVE mine! Few of my favorite apps are: Mapquest (green square with ma on it) - it will pinpoint where you are and speak out loud with the directions... Pinterest... Pandora (free music app)... Facebook... Nook... CardStar (this lets you put all of those loyalty/reward cards on your phone so you no longer have to have all those little cards dangling on your keyring)...
    Have fun and welcome to the wonderful world of iphone and ipad!

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  4. JJ - My relic of a phone just fell into her grave a mere hour ago! (sniff sniff). We are twins.

    ps - What's an app?

    :)

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  5. SO jealous! Enjoy! I do have the new iPad and I love the Pixler app. It is a cool photo app as well. I use Pixlr.com for my blog and it's basically the same thing.

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  6. What do I have, app-wise? BBC News, Blogger, Etsy, Flashlight (which is really neat because it turns your phone into a flashlight), Flipboard, Hipstamatic, Instagram, Houzz, Mapquest, NPR, Pandora The Weather Channel, Urbanspoon and MLB At Bat.

    That's what I have so far. I just got this iPhone in December. I think each of my apps was free except for Instagram.


    xo
    Claudia

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  7. That tree is way too close to your house from what I can see (which may be nothing)
    Sue

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  8. That tree is way too close to your house from what I can see (which may be nothing)
    Sue

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  9. That tree is way too close to your house from what I can see (which may be nothing)
    Sue

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  10. isn't it sooo fun. i love it. i need to use instagram more often. i don't use too many apps. i like postal pix where you can print your instagram pix. handy level. starbucks and cartolina for sending text cards. and i think your tree looks beautiful right by your house.

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  11. yay you!!
    i didn't want to pony up the cash for an upgrade but then i went & dropped my phone in the toilet. now i LOVELOVELOVE my iphone. LOVE. LOVE.
    must find you on instagram ;)
    ps, red stamp is fun too

    xoxo

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  12. If you are like me, you will find out that you love to take pictures with your iPhone more than your camera. Besides it being SO easy, the quality is unbelieveable. Some camera favorites: Hipstmatic (worth the $$), Pocketbooth (loads fun), PuddingCam (my favorite today over Instagram and it's FREE) and Camera+ (cool sharp Pics). Pandora is a must for music, Pinterest for killing more time you don't have and JO-Ann's so you have free coupons on your phone when it's time to go shopping! :) Must be useful too. Have fun exploring!

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  13. OOH!!! One of my alltime favorite things! I LOOOOOVE cell phones! I watch our Netflix on it, I
    listen to Pandora on it, I use it to listen to my favorite radio stations at I Heart Radio..& on and on.
    I also love Pocketbooth (FUN) Of course I use it for facebook and Words with Friends and twitter, Craigslist, Etsy and Kindle...oh my dear, I could go on and on.
    I use an Incipio "stowaway" for my case. It holds my credit card and driver's license and some $ or a spare check securely under a little flap on the back. Very protective and I always have my phone with me so it is a better bet for me than my wallet!
    OK, hope you're not sorry you asked! Looking forward to everyone's suggestions...
    (also anxious to make your Italian meatloaf-thanks!)
    Mare

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  14. I'm not good with the app question, but I'll let you know that both Cath Kidston & Amy Butler have iPhone covers....not to lead you into temptation or anything....;)

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  15. words with friends and draw something, so you can play with me. ;o)

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  16. you're gonna hate me for this too, but i love the etsy app, makes buying pretty darn easy. I am warning you :)

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  17. Favorite apps...facebook, all your favorite blogs can be saved, pinterest app...and your local newspaper. Oh, the "flashlight" comes in handy in dark restaurants, if you are over 40. :)

    And www.zazzle.com for the cutest phone covers ever. Just go to the site and search "cute iphone 4s covers"....and thousands will show up. Dinner and the laundry will have to wait.

    Welcome to 2012 where your brand new phone is already outdated. Love, Julia

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  18. You need a rubber case for your phone, It's not good when you drop it and smash the screen!! I speak from experiance . . . . . . .
    Love Helen xx

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  19. You need a rubber case for your phone, It's not good when you drop it and smash the screen!! I speak from experiance . . . . . . .
    Love Helen xx

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  20. I broke down and purchased one and I love it!!! Great photo.
    Bristol

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  21. Glad to read you love your iPhone. You completely describe me and my husband to a T. I still have an old phone and am thinking about the iPhone. I tagged you on 2 Pinterest images of iPhone cases you might like. Be sure to post a photo of what you end up with! xx ~Shannon

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  22. now i must be the only person with a nokia! LOL one of these days? ...

    happy apping!

    xo
    elyse

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  23. Check out handheld items.com.They have an extensive array of products, excellent prices and fast shipping.My rubber cover and hard decorative case were less than $13.00 for both.Same hard case in ATT store was $41.00

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  24. hi...i like teux deux for to do lists :) it forwards anything not completed to the next day until you've checked it off. also has a "someday" list...it works like my brain does!

    enjoy your phone--i love mine! i also like words with friends (a scrabble game, if you like that kind of thing! my username is Kimber-Leigh if you need someone to play!)

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