^^ A strawberry growing in my grandmother’s vintage strawberry pot!
Happy June!!! I can never decide what my favorite months of the year are, but May + June and September + October are all in the running. June and October might win because our wedding anniversary and my birthday make them extra special!
Speaking of summer, I just sent Mazen off to his first day of summer camp! He’s doing 4 different weeks throughout the summer at two preschools. He actually thinks he’s going camping so I hope he isn’t disappointed with all the arts & crafts, songs, stories and playground time. We might have to dust off our four-person tent that my parents brought us from their attic…
Yesterday’s two soccer games were hot hot hot. Despite lots of water, I think I’m still thirsty. After I leave my games each Sunday I am always tempted to go by Kohr Brothers but it requires a U-turn, so I usually pass. But yesterday – since it was my last day of women’s league and our hottest games yet – I stopped in for a cone. That was my lunch!
Dinner was quite healthy though. We made arugula salads with homemade yogurt dressing (yogurt + olive oil + Dijon + salt and pepper) and cheese omelets to go on the side. Plus a little leftover potato salad and a few crackers.
Breakfast this morning was overnight oats with strawberries and blueberries.
I get absolutely giddy over new technology these days, and all the photos in this post were taken with my brand new LG G4. AT&T sent me the G4 to review in celebration of their 4K Seconds Sweepstakes where they are giving away a new G4 every 4K seconds (or 66 minutes) for a total of 500 phones! The sweeps runs from May 29 through June 20, and you can enter HERE. All you have to do is take a photo with your current phone and upload it to enter. There is also photography contest with fancy TVs up for grabs for the top place winners!
I’ve been playing with the G4 all weekend and have made it my primary phone. The camera is pretty awesome!! You can even shoot in full manual mode and adjust things like ISO and white balance.
A few other things I love about the phone:
-There are no side buttons, which I think is great because I find it hard to hold a phone and not accidentally turn the volume off! The buttons are on the back, but you can also tap on/tap off the screen which is super convenient.
-The home page fits SO MANY more apps than other phones I’ve used. Before I had the Gmail widget plus 2 rows of 4 apps, so I had many of my apps in sub folders. But the G4 has an adjustable version of the Gmail widget plus THREE rows of FIVE apps – so I can fit 15 apps instead of 8 in addition to the 5 along my home row. Huge plus!
-I love the sounds. They remind me of a club mix, especially the Echo noise I have set for receiving texts : )
-You can use a code word to verbally activate the camera shutter. There are several to choose from, but I went with “Everybody say ‘Whiskey!'”
-The size and curved back are really comfortable. With my old phone I got used to a huge screen, and the G4 is nearly as big but feels more petite in my hand because of the curve. It is easier to hold if you have small hands like I do.
I’m such a huge fan of Android in general, that I love everything about this phone and its Lollipop 5.1 OS. I’ve also been using my phone camera so much more than my DSLR when I’m away from, so I’m glad have a great camera in my pocket at all times.
This review was sponsored by AT&T LG G4