Four Apps + Naps

October 1, 2013

Here are four new-to-me apps I have been loving. And a giveaway for some awesome naps at the bottom!

Yahoo Weather


Google Play // iTunes

This app is a MILLION times better than the Weather Channel’s app. I got so tired of clicking all these random buttons on TWC and came across the Yahoo one in an app roundup one day. I can’t rave about it enough. First off, it’s gorgeous. You see a photo of your city in the current weather condition when you open it along with the temperature. To see more info, you simply scroll down. The forecast, hourly, map, chance of rain and even sun + moon info are all in one big list. Add another city and swipe right to view more. I just love this improvement to my weather-tracking life! It has a great Android widget too.


Mobile Check Deposit with Bank Apps


     B of A Google Play // iTunes          Wells Fargo Google Play // iTunes

I seem to go to the bank all the time to deposit checks. (A good problem to have, I suppose!) One day I was thinking that I had a vague recollection of a way to deposit checks via a bank app. Sure enough, this technology existed and I wasn’t using it! Through the above apps (and I’m sure other banks have this too) you can take a photo of both sides of a check and submit it all through your phone. Within a few hours the check is deposited. Yay technology! 


Public Broadcasting

Public Broadcasing

Google Play // Not sure about iTunes!

I decided I wanted to listen to more talk radio, and after trying a few apps this is the best one I’ve found. I listen to it on my walks with Mazen (when my mom isn’t available to talk!) I love that you can fully download the podcasts instead of streaming and using data. My favorite programs so far are This American Life, Earth Eats, The Moth Podcast and Life Habits ( <—my favorite because it’s all about organization!) Would love some more recommendations!




Google Play // iTunes

This app has been so great for quick communication between those you text all the time. My friends and I use it to coordinate play dates and meet ups and Matt and I use it for complicated messages “So if you leave the bakery at 5pm, do you think we could meet you at 5:20 at this park and then walk…” you get the picture! It’s great when there is too much to type but email is too formal. And it’s great when you only have one hand free (like when you’re stroller walking). Matt and I used to use a similar app called Hey Tell, but it was not reliable and important messages often went without a notification. So far, Voxer is flawless.

Now for those napkins!


Jennifer of Dot & Army wrote to thank me for writing about my sister’s wedding napkins and linking to her store. (She has some amazing designs!) She sent me a set of her seersucker napkins as a thank you. And I have a set to give away as well!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Don’t you just love seersucker!?


That’s all folks!

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1 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

Love the napkins — so cute!


2 Jackie October 1, 2013 at 10:24 am

Adorable! I’d love a set!


3 Lauren @ The Highlands Life October 1, 2013 at 10:49 am

Love the seersucker!!

I definitely need to try out the Yahoo weather app! You are right, the weather channel app and all the different clicks I need to make get on my nerves.


4 Jesse October 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

oh those napkins are SO cute! i am sucker for seersucker. i got atticus a pair of pants at consignment that look so cool with his chambray and toms.


5 Ashley N. October 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

Love those napkins–so cute! Thanks for sharing these Apps, I definitely get frustrated with The Weather Channel, so I will be looking into the Yahoo one!


6 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

Love discovering new apps! Thanks for the info!


7 Samantha October 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

You should check out radiolab! They do amazing stories!


8 Natalie October 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I just love those seersucker napkins! The perfect blog prop! 😉 I would love to add them to my collection!

Crossing my fingers,


9 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna October 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm

So simple and fresh, loves it! I have been on the look-out for some cloth napkins so that I can reduce my kitchen waste – I hate throwing out paper napkins!


10 Alex @ Kenzie Life October 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I remember loving those napkins your sister had for her wedding!


11 Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon October 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I recommend Radiolab for talk radio- hilarious topics, but serious content and really interesting facts!!


12 Kate October 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Love the napkins – we always like adding to our cloth napkin collection!


13 Tory October 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I love seersucker! And thank you for the heads up about Yahoo Weather. I HATE TWC app but didn’t know of a better one until now.


14 Melissa October 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Radiolab is fantastic! Really engaging and entertaining as well as informative on topics you may not be familiar with.


15 Lacey October 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Those napkins are so cute! The ones with blue edging would match my kitchen perfectly!


16 Stacy K. October 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I really love the napkins, but what I really wish you were giving away actual Naps I could use one right about now 😉


17 Nicole October 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Those seersucker napkins are so amazing!


18 Jessica October 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Thanks for the weather app recommendation! I hated the one that came with my phone (it was never accurate) and usually just ended up having to google the weather every day. So far I’m really liking how this app looks and handles.


19 Katherine October 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

adorable! I love these napkins : )


20 Lindsey @ The Hungry Hydrologist October 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I got really excited that you were giving away naps (the sleeping kind). Wasn’t sure how you were going to do that, but just kept thinking, I could use a nap! The napkins are pretty neat too. 😛


21 KathEats October 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Hahahah free naps!!


22 Emily October 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I bet you (and Matt) would like the Alton Browncast!


23 Jennifer G Conforti October 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Try Good Food from KCRW. Great podcast!


24 Christiana October 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Pretty napkins!


25 Kelsey October 1, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I highly recommend Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on NPR. You can get the podcast for free on itunes. So funny!


26 Allison October 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Those napkins would look great in my house!


27 jm October 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Beautiful napkins!


28 HeatherFromKC October 2, 2013 at 8:48 am

Thanks for the info. I downloaded the Yahoo weather app, love it!


29 Karla October 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

I would love a set! They remind me of my grandma’s pants growing up! :)


30 Megan October 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

I love to listen to podcasts while I walk (and walk, and walk…) my dog. If you like This American Life, you’ll also like Radio Lab. I love the Joy the Baker podcast “about totally important unimportant things”. It makes me smile and a new episode motivates me to get moving even if I’m tired.


31 Chelsea @ TableForOne October 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

I love app roundups, I always get such great apps to use from them. Also, naps are adorable!!


32 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

I’ll have to check out the yahoo weather app! I’m also a little annoyed with the weather channel app


33 Ana October 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Like those napkins a lot!!!


34 Amanda October 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

Another great podcast is NPR’s Marketplace Money.


35 Casey October 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Always like being pointed in the direction of quality apps. So many out there. Thanks that that!


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