Happy Friday friends! It's been a busy week here with 4 events after work (including one tonight) & it's there's no denying that the holidays are in full swing!! I thought I'd continue my Favorites from 2016 series with Tech & Home items I loved this year!
Apple Watch || I did a review of the apple watch after about a month of use and here we are almost an entire year later and I'm quite possibly more in love with it than I was when I first got it. All of my initial "loves" about the watch are still there, plus a few more - like the functionality of being able to answer a call on my wrist while I'm cooking or the fact that it tells me to breathe when it "senses" I'm a little stressed out - from my heart beat. I never once felt like it wasn't dressy enough and I seriously love that I can change out the bands to match whatever the occasion calls for. I still get all my bands on amazon and that won't be changing any time soon. If this is on your wishlist this holiday season - don't hesitate - it's so much more than just a watch that tells time!
FocalMark || I was introduced to this app after reading an article about hashtags & instagram - doesn't everyone read about hashtags?! If you like to # then this is the app for you! You pick the category that your picture fits into - let's say a cityscape, then you pick the city that you're living in & boom your hashtags appear and you can choose to use them all or copy just a few over. You can also have a mixed category - meaning more than one category - so cityscape & travel in Boston...it's so easy to use! It doesn't have everything, but you can always use it to learn a few new hashtags you haven't used before!
JBL Pulse || After about 6 months of use, the JBL Pulse is still one of the best purchases of this year! We use it almost every single day - while we're cooking, cleaning & a lot of the time just when we want some light music in the background! It holds a charge for a really long time & we actually brought it to Florida to use for my grandmother's 90th birthday to stream the audio from my computer for the slideshow. Portable, light & easy to use - that's tech I can get behind!
HOME 🏠 ||
With our move in September we added a few new things to the space - actually it was more Gary than me since he is constantly striving to make everything more efficient.
Lift Top Table || I first mentioned the idea of the lift top table in the "we're moving" post and after 3.5 months of use, this was a super practical & well used purchase! Not only do we use it's functionality every day, but it also gives us a bit more storage, which I can always use. I'll admit building it was no easy feat, but 2 hours and a few curse words later (not at each other 😊) we had ourselves a coffee table!
USB Outlet || I'm sure you all can relate to this, but we have a lot of things that we charge that require USB ports and sometimes there just aren't enough! Gary decided to switch out the outlets in our kitchen island to be USB compatible. This tiny little change - I'll admit I have zero clue how long it took him to switch it out - but assume not that long - is the best! We always have something charging!
Ikea Shoe Organizer || As painful as this shoe organizer was to put together, for Gary that is - it's one of my favorite pieces in our place! We have in our entryway with a catchall for our keys & some candles to dress it up & I hung a mirror above because it was missing something above! I also like that the top drawer is sort of a junk drawer with pens, candle lighter & notepads - we don't have a junk drawer in our kitchen so this is a nice addition.
Have you tried any fun new apps this year? Any great home purchases?
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