For your next dinner party with friends…

Absolutely loving this deck of 56 cards by Sub Rosa to create some very deep and interesting dinner party conversations with friends. Grab your wine, let loose and explore your empathetic side. I’m definitely ordering me one.

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Interesting Mobile Apps you want on your phone!

It’s great that all my shopping stores now offer convenient apps so the need to actually physically walk into the store appears to be diminishing. The not-so-great thing is I find myself cruising these apps during a busy Monday and buying things I don’t need as means of relaxation. Which really isn’t all that relaxing once you receive the credit card bill. So I’ve decided next year I will aim to download less of the shopping apps and more of the useful, productive, educational, fun apps. Taking a break from life doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

As I’m shopping for some interesting apps out there, I find these and I’m like wait, these are pretty cool. Does anyone else know about these?

Reporter app

Reporter: Have you ever wanted to track the minutae of your life? You know, how many cups of coffee you’ve drank in a year, or which of your friends you’ve seen the most? Reporter, by Facebook Timeline Designer Nicholas Felton, can send you custom quizzes six times a day to find out, then graph the results. Hmmm I’m curious and scared at the same time. Not sure how I feel about a service telling me politely at the end of the year how I’ve managed to not have a life!

Panic Button app

Panic Button: You can call 911 from a smartphone’s lock screen, but Amnesty International has built something better for reporters in dangerous areas. (Or anyone with an Android phone, really.) It’s a Panic Button that you can activate in case of an emergency just by clicking the power button on your phone several times. It will send alerts and location data to three selected contacts. Don’t be messin’ with it unless you absolutely have to!

Foodscores app

Foodscores: Looks beyond a nutrition label and rates your grub on a scale of 1 – 10 based on nutrition (the standard calories, fat, and protein stuff); ingredients (including undisclosed pesticides, contaminants, or antibiotics); and processing (how far has that product come from its source whole foods). Nothing is hidden from their database of 80,000 products. You don’t want to know how they feel about Kellogg’s Corn Flakes either!

OK well…these are good for today…unless you’re hungry for more…then you may want to check out my previous posts on:  productivity apps, travel apps and other fun apps. Enjoy!

 

If you love chocolates…and taking pictures…and winning big…well…

…meet Cocoagraph!

Artist-turned-Chocolataire Rae Vittorelli discovered she could combine her love for fashion, photography and vintage aesthetic into one medium: chocolate! So she founded Cocoagraph: The Original Chocolate Photograph Co.

What is it about?

Well, you get a taste of her custom photo bars which are artisan chocolates printed with edible Polaroid-style photographs. Imagine what a hit these would be at your next slumber party!

 

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or, you can surprise your BFF with a box of Chocstagram Instagram bars to reminisce over those good old traveling memories:

chocstagram-instagram-bars1  or, win some serious marketing points at your upcoming company event by handing out delicious company logo bars to potential clients. After all, chocolate is the ultimate universal pleaser!

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Options are plenty. There’s a gluten-free, milk, white or dark chocolate bar waiting for you whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day!

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Who can deny even when Oprah is all over it!

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Don’t you think this is fabulous?

Best of the Web

This week, I’ll share with you a few awesome things I found on the web. I may be a late bloomer so if you already knew about these from like high school days please excuse my tardiness. I’m an 80’s child so I’m guilty of lagging on the world wide web bandwagon!

But honestly, I’m excited to share what I have in store for you…and we have a little bit for everyone.

So…

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and here we go!

ImageProxyToday’s focus is on Unroll.Me. Wait…before I begin, I need a moment! Where was this service 2 weeks ago??!? That’s all I gotta say! “Torture” is the appropriate term which comes to mind when I think of the effort I put in to rid my inbox of excessive “stuff” I subscribe to. Here’s how the story commences: back in the day when the World Wide Web was kicking off, Ms. Quaintrelleoquist couldn’t keep her paws off subscribing to all kinds of sh*t out there. Decades later, staring at an overly-excessive string of emails in her inbox daily would give her gastritis. And the thought of unsubscribing from each email one by one by one by…would erupt her ulcer. But she sucked it up and sailed away on the mission anyways! Until her inbox was down to cero! Now if she had stumbled on Unroll.Me in time, her excruciating effort would have boiled down to a few clicks and minutes. Because that is exactly what Unroll.Me offers: it allows you to unsubscribe instantly from whatever you don’t want. And once you’re finished unsubscribing from what you don’t want, you can combine what you love into one email called the Rollup! I swear, reduce the noise, shrink the clutter…and be happy like the millions of users out there!

I already enrolled on Unroll!

Coming up next: Tomorrow we have something special for them chocolate lovers!

Something the Runners and Workout Enthusiasts would appreciate

Introducing FlipBelt from Runner and Founder of Level Terrain Apparel, Mia Do!

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Where was this product when I used to run?

I think it’s pretty genius. It’s sleek, comfortable, form-fitting and designed to carry all your on-the-go essentials while your hands are free to workout. The belt is made of a moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial spandex-lycra blend which slips right on with no bulk or no bounce. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes (XS to XL) and is machine-washable.

This is how it fits everything around your waist:

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This product can be purchased on FlipBelt’s website, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, AcademyBrookstone and REI.

For more information, watch this YouTube video.

Etsy Find of the Day!

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Loving this TAKEN Keychain by Etsy seller giftforbestfriends! This keychain can be custom made with any name, date or symbols (with 23 symbols to choose from). Such a cute gift to give to your friend on their engagement, wedding or anniversary.

And it’s only $10!!!!