5 Favorite iPhone Apps

Favorite Iphone apps

My 5 favorite iphone apps >>
(because who isn’t always looking for fun ones besides Instagram?)

1.) Waze: If you live in a city where you can walk everywhere, then you’re luck. For the rest of us that fight traffic and have terrible rush hours, Waze is key. It works better and is more accurate than Google Maps. My favorite feature is that it takes into consideration traffic and provides you with the fastest route. You register an account with Waze and share tips with other drivers. Including where pesky police officers are hiding…

2.) Kristin Cavallari: Huh? She has an app? Yep, and it’s actually pretty informative. I always love seeing the recipes she posts on Instagram and her app is where she shares the recipes for most of them. I think we can all agree that her Laguna Beach days are behind her and she’s made a serious name for herself. She shares beauty, fitness and health tips that’re so informative!

3.) Keep: Think Pinterest, style picks and shopping all in one app. You can follow other “keepers” to see what items they’re coveting, new items that’re trending and you’ll even get an alert when something you’ve saved goes on sale. If you have an account, be sure to follow me (@ateale) so I can follow back!

4.) Poshmark: I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but have you actually set up and account and used it? I swear by this app for selling the pieces in my wardrobe that I don’t have room for anymore. Forget taking a stack of clothes to Plato’s Closet where they’ll only end up giving you $2 for a stack of like-new J.Crew and Poshmark items (I’ll never understand that…). Poshmark sends you the pre-addressed shipping label once you make a sale and all you have to do it drop it in the mailbox. It doesn’t get easier and spring cleaning is right around the corner…

5.) Goodreads: The website that helps keep track of reading also has an app! My favorite part about this app is that it let’s you scan the barcodes of books while you’re shopping so that you can remember them. I’m a big fan of the local library, and this app helps me remember which ones I want to lookup/reserve when I get home. It’s also fun to see what you’re friends are reading if you need some recommendations!
*if you’re an iPad reader, I love Oyster!

Now spill! I’d love to know your favorite apps!


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Glowing Goddess Juice

Green Goddess Juice

Excuse the radio silence yesterday. Let’s just say the couples shower on Saturday night was so much fun I was feeling less than amazing on Sunday. I should’ve been drinking this green juice to recover, but instead I opted for a burger and fries. Desperate times call for desperate measures people.
That’s all besides the fact. This green juice is such a great one to start the day with. If you’re new to juicing, this may not be the first one you love since it’s predominately greens with only half of an apple and a lemon to sweeten it up a bit. To me, green juices are an acquired taste and one that you alter to fit your taste. This option from Tone It Up is so great for your skin and packed with vitamins!

Glowing Goddess Juice
via Tone It Up

1 lemon, peeled
1/2 green apple
1 cucumber
handful of kale
5-8 stalks of celery
1 small bunch of cilantro

* I left out the cilantro since I didn’t have it and still liked it!

Process all ingredients through a juicer, stir and enjoy!


Weekend + Links

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Friday fever is in full force this week. I’m picking up B tonight from the airport and tomorrow we’re kicking off wedding festivities with a couples shower that two of my close friends are throwing for us! I’m so excited to get to spend time with everyone and feeling so thankful that they’re helping us celebrate. I’m behind on blog reading this week because of long work days, but I plan on having a lazy Saturday morning in and catching back up. Weekends are just plain good for the soul.

favorite links from around the web this week…

+ Annie shared some great Instagram tips earlier this week that are great for those looking to up their Instagram game, or just wanting to play around with editing features.

+ Such a good Rag & Bone look for less.

+ My mom shared this clean eating recipe with me after it was such a hit at home. Can’t wait to make it next week!

+ A great list of the best super foods for travelers.

Stay warm friends!


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Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Baked Chicken Chimichangas

When I’m out at a Mexican restaurant I tend to always order tacos or a taco salad. Chimichangas aren’t typically the healthy option on the menu since they’re often fried, but this version is so simple to make and are a lighter option since they’re baked. It’s a great weeknight menu when you’re pressed for time and just want a quick dinner. I cooked the chicken in the crockpot (using this recipe) to make things even easier, but you could also shred a rotisserie chicken. Feel free to spice the recipe up with any of your favorite ingredients!

Baked Chicken Chimichangas
via creme de la crumb

4 large burrito size flour tortillas
1/2 c refried beans
1 c guacamole
2 c shredded chicken
1 c shredded Mexican style cheese
salsa (optional)

Heat oven to 425 degrees F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Lay your tortillas out on a flat surface. Spread refried beans in the middle of each tortilla. Add the guacamole on top of the beans. Add shredded chicken then shredded cheese. Roll into a burrito. Repeat for the remaining 3 tortillas. Place the burritos on prepared baking sheet and gently spray with cooking spray or brush with oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the tortillas are browned and crispy. Serve with additional guacamole and salsa.

* Next time I plan on adding some diced jalapeños into the mix to kick the heat up a bit!

New House Vibes

New House Vibes

I’m the type of girl that decorates the house and each room before we’ve even selected one. Please tell me I’m not the only one? One thing B and I want to focus on is getting some great new art that we both love for our house. Finding Etsy shops with talented emerging artists is what I’m after and this piece would be beautiful on one of our (unknown) walls. An indoor/outdoor garden stool is great for extra seating or a ledge for morning coffee. Fresh flowers in this vase with this candle lit would be perfect in the kitchen. A handful of these matches could rest in a little dish on the coffee table with this book. I love this bench paired side by side another one at the end of our bed or as an extra long coffee table.


Friday Favorites + Links

Joss and Main Pillows[ new pillows arrived and are calling the couch their temporary home]

Friday the 13th…
As a superstitious person (thanks dad!), I’ll be tip toeing around today and setting my sights on Saturday. B and I aren’t normally big Valentine’s Day people, but he’s planned a few special things for tomorrow and I’m just thankful to get to spend the cheesy holiday with him in St. Louis. I feel like every February I’m desperate for warmer weather and just in an outfit funk. Shopping for new (springtime) clothes isn’t any fun if you can’t wear them for at least another month, am I right?

Summer Food Cookbook[ for 2015 I’m aiming at cooking more that’s in-season and really take advantage of those fruits and veggies as they come. I’ve basically marked every recipe in this book they all look so good! Summer, I’m ready for ya.]
Society 6 iphone case[a new iPhone case that I can’t get enough of]
Bonefish Grill Tuna Bowl[I haven’t been to Bonefish Grill in forever, but B and I grabbed dinner there on Monday night and their seared tuna bowl was delicious.]

favorite links from this week…

+ I picked these up from Costco a few weeks ago and am addicted. They’re great to toss in snack mix, yogurt or just straight from the bag. It’s literally just organic apples sliced and baked. So good!

+ A one way ticket to Mars? No thank you. Pass

+ Loved these creative uses of the same ikea shelf.

+ Everything you need to know about Fashion Week for Fall 2015

+ A fun cross body option that comes in so many great, classic colors

What do y’all have planned for Valentine’s Day/the weekend ahead?
Hope it’s a wonderful one!


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Passion Roses + Giveaway!

Passion Roses

There’s nothing quite like getting a delivery of the most stunning roses to brighten your week. As someone who isn’t normally drawn to roses, I was completely blown away by the colors and quality of the ones from PassionRosesThese roses are all grown on sustainable farms in Bogota, Columbia and are the official roses of the Miss. America Pagent and The Rose Bowl game.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day I’m teaming up with PassionRoses to send one lucky reader two dozen of the most beautiful roses! If you’re looking to send a little extra love to someone in your life, you can use the code ROSE4YOU for 15% off your purchase at PassionRoses. It’s a quick giveaway and the winner is announced tomorrow!

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