Sunday, June 30, 2013

Photo App Fun- PicsArt

This weekend I discovered the joy of playing with your photos on my S4 with photo editing apps.

Here are the apps I downloaded:

Photo Grid

PicsArt has a ton and I say a TON of options.  To the point I was/am a little overwhelmed!!
With menus in menus in menus and more choices within those menus there has got to be everything you are looking for in here.  Don't quote me on that because I haven't scratched the surface with this app.  Navigating through the app takes a moment just because there are so many options but once you get the hang of it, it is a breeze.  I haven't found anything so far I don't like about this app.  It is just a little intimidating because of the magnitude of options.

As I play with it a little more we'll see what I come across.

Stay tuned for my 2¢ on the other apps and see how they compare.  What are your faves?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Phone

Finally...a new phone for me!!!  And so far it is AWESOME! 

Have you seen the commercial for it?  I have been able to set up most of the features that are shown in the commercial.  I liked my Samsung Infuse but the Galaxy S4 I have noticed does not drop as many calls.  There is a very specific area I drive and there was a noticeable difference in the amount of dropped calls I have had in that area.  Very happy about that.  The speaker on the phone is just so-so.  It seems like my Infuse got louder with better sound quality.  Maybe I just need to clean my ears though.

The process of installing apps has been slow but I didn't want to load up the phone with a lot of apps I didn't use anyway.  Slowly but surely I will get it exactly where I want it.

I have had it for a little over a month now and I can honestly say I do not have any complaints.  No issues whatsoever and the battery life is fine for my daily usage.  Granted  I have a charger at home, in my car, and at work maybe a true representation of the battery life is lacking.

It's a keeper!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekly Workout

This is my ease back into it week.  Or at least that is what I thought.  The xFinity App on my tablet has a fitness channel.  There is a variety of workouts that vary in length so it is nice to select something based on the amount of time you have.

This week I am going to be doing one of the walking workouts.  What is considered a walking workout is more what I know as aerobics.  Since the beginner level was fine a few weeks a go I upped it a notch.  A walking workout, easy peasy right.  Even moving up a step it shouldn't be to bad.  WRONG!!!  Have you all noticed I am wrong a lot!!

Yesterday sucked.  For real.  As I was working out my body began to feel every motion.  The first 5 minutes were the worst and that was just the warm up.  Admittedly I am severely out of shape so surprise was not an emotion that even surfaced.  But my goodness.  Anyhow,  the good thing is I finished and I plan to be back at it tomorrow.


Yep, I took that first step and even though I am not a workout rockstar yet my mantra for the week is JUST FINISH.  I think that is what counts.  Off to take my measurements so I can have reference point to see how I am progressing.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


So here it goes.  I am going to try the Paleo way of eating.  After talking to one of mom's on my daughters soccer team, she had a lot of success with achieving her weightloss goals.  My reasons for doing it are to lose about 10 pounds and then from there maintain a healthy eating lifestyle.  The kicker for me with this eating program is the no dairy.  NO DAIRY.  YIKES!!!!  Seriously, I eat cereal with milk, yogurt, cheese, day in and day out.  This will be hard but I have to get myself together.  This will also allow my to make foods that are healthy that the who family can enjoy.

Today was Day 1 and I made it through.  Egg whites and bacon for breakfast.  No real lunch so celery and carrots and I tried a   Spicy Drumstick Recipe for dinner.  It tasted like chicken (yay me!) but it was not spicy at all in the quantities called for in the recipe.  My daughters still ate it and liked it though so that's a win in my book.