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{infatuation friday}

02.22.2013

  1. d0179d1e7c8811e2b4b422000a1f903d_7Pringles Stix. Wednesday night, Hilary gave me a 100-calorie pack of Honey Butter-flavored Pringles Stix. If you’ve never tried these, do it. No, seriously–go buy some now and eat them. So amazing! Also, I’m completely ignoring the sodium content as I rave about this newfound snack. (I mean, they are still Pringles.)
  2. Twitter. On Wednesday, Twitter started reducing the size of tweets that include URLs. Links with http bring the character count to 118, while https links drop tweets to 117 characters. Read more about it at Mashable.
  3. Lip Gloss. I found a cool tutorial for DIY lip gloss made with Crystal Light. It reminds me of a lip gloss-making kit I had when I was a kid; I got to blend different scents in containers that looked almost exactly like those pictured in the tutorial. I really want to make some for Josh’s oldest niece and some of my cousins. I need a gift-giving holiday.
  4. a295effb-44d5-40cb-a2f6-91549d225d11_zps91c95361Whiskers. Earlier this week, I stumbled on this interesting article about why dogs (and other animals) have whiskers. So cool! (It reminds me of when Rascal would lose a whisker and I’d find it and spend forever trying to figure out what it was.)
  5. Beards. Turns out, guys’ beards can help improve their health and how well they age. Pretty cool, right? You can read all about the study that led to this discovery at AL.com. In the meantime, I’m going to encourage Josh to keep a bit of scruff. (Besides, it looks really good on him.)
  6. Social Media. I am loving this photo of social media in real life. Pure awesomeness. (I’m not even pretending that isn’t me.)
  7. Breaking Bad. Josh and I finished season 4 of Breaking Bad last week, and not being able to start the next season is driving me crazy! I need season 5 to be on Netflix, pronto.
  8. Bruschetta Burger. Remember how yesterday I mentioned how much I like bruschetta? Well, then this bruschetta burger came along, and, omg, I need it in my life. Now I need to figure out how to trick Josh into eating tomatoes.
  9. moviesThe Watch. Last weekend, Josh and I rented a couple of Redbox movies for our Valentine date night. We weren’t such huge fans of Pitch Perfect (gasp!), but we loved The Watch. It was hilarious! I totally recommend.
  10. Margarita Day. Happy Margarita Day! How are you celebrating? If you want recipe ideas for twists on the classic margarita, head over to my boozy pin board (you may need to scroll a bit for the margarita pins). Bottoms up!

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{infatuation friday} Halloween 2012

10.26.2012

  1. Franken-weenie(Movie) I kind of really want to see this movie. I really liked the original, and I love the twisted child-like feel of the newer version (sort of like Coraline–though that movie actually freaked me out a little). I’ll wait until it finally makes its way to Netflix before I watch it though. (Watch the trailer here.)
  2. The Mirror. ($0.99) This app seems interesting enough, but I doubt I’d actually pay for it. You use your forward-facing camera to look in the mirror, which transforms your face into something scary/creepy. The app description says this about sharing the app with friends: “Make sure you volume is turned up and watch THEM scream!” So I guess there are spooky sounds to accompany the distorted reflections. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
  3. Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween(Book) I like history. Like, a lot. So I might have squealed a little when I found this book on Goodreads. It looks at the history of Halloween (which is super-fascinating to me anyway) and mixes it with personal anecdotes as well as a social analysis. I’d love to have the chance to read it.
  4. Pumpkin Masters Official Carving App(Free) This adorable app can be fun for both kids and adults. You choose your pumpkin from seven shapes and pick a carving pattern. After watching a few-second-long cartoon clip of a the pumpkin’s lid being cut and its filling removed, you get to “carve” the pumpkin by swiping your finger over the design. Once the design is complete, you choose from four types of lighting. When you’re finished you have the option to save, start over or share the app on Facebook. I must say, this is a pretty spectacular (spooktacular?) free app. Available only for the iPad.
  5. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror. ($9.99 per collection) This was the Starbucks Pick of the Week last week, so I downloaded it for free. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but I’m pretty excited. Now, the free app was only the first episode (which I still like). You can purchase individual episodes in iTunes for $1.99 each (linked above).
  6. Halloween Sounds Pro. (Free) For a free app, it’s not too bad, though I’m not a huge fan. I think, if used very creatively, it could be good for a Halloween party or a haunted house. Or kids might enjoy the spooky sounds (and aggravating their parents). Beyond that, I don’t see much use for it. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
  7. Disney Scary Storybook Collection(Book) I found this in Target last night and thumbed through it for a few minutes. It’s super cute. It seems to be the original Disney stories recreated for Halloween. There are 15 tales in this hardcover book. Target’s in-store price was $15.99 (though the online price appears to be $2 cheaper). Of course, it’s available online and in stores elsewhere as well.
  8. Costume-Decider(Free) This app allows you to spin two wheels to decide what costume to wear. The costumes are often goofy selections such as “disco devil” or “werewolf nurse.” There are also sound clips to match each costume idea. Honestly, this might help me overcome my annual horrible costume curse. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (linked above).
  9. Paranorman(Movie) This movie looks absolutely, adorably creepy. The main character is a kid who can talk to ghosts. I don’t know much else, but I’m okay with that. I still want to see it. (Watch the trailer here.)
  10. 200+ Scary Stories, Sounds, and Pranks($0.99) I haven’t downloaded this, but it looks like it’s worth the money. This app feature more than 200 horror and ghost stories in an in-app e-book format, more than 40 haunting sounds and several pranks and games. The app gives you the option to set haunting sounds to play at random moments, which the app’s description says will “give your friends a good scare” and is “perfect for scaring yourself while you read.” Available for iPhone and iPod Touch. iPad version–100 Horror Stories, Sounds, and Scares for iPad–also available in the iTunes store.

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{infatuation friday}

10.19.2012

  1. InstaFonts. ($0.99) This app allows you to add fonts to your photos in several styles, sizes and colors. I’m still trying to decide if I want to buy it (would I really use it that often?), but it seems interesting enough. I’d love to hear thoughts from anyone who’s tried it. This app is available in iTunes (linked above).
  2. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. I got the idea for this while perusing Pinterest last week. There was an actual recipe for homemade Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, and I seriously considered trying to make it from scratch. Of course, one look at my Libby’s Pumpkin Bread Kit was enough to change my mind. I threw all the ingredients together, added a teensy bit of extra cinnamon and nutmeg, then mixed in a handful of chocolate chips. It was darn good, I tell ya. Should I have claimed it was homemade? Probably so.
  3. Pumpkin Tea. I tried this earlier in the week when I was visiting the bestie. She knows I usually don’t add any sweetener to my tea, so when it tasted sweet I obviously had to ask. Turns out, the tea is naturally that sweet (I guess because of the pumpkin?), and pretty delicious. If you like pumpkin, I definitely suggest this.
  4. PhotoMage. (Free) This is very similar to Instagram in that it adds filters to your photos. The differences are that it’s not a social app (so your photos don’t have to be posted to a website or profile) and you can add text (in a really small font though) to the bottom of the photo. My dislikes: the tiny text can’t be enlarged and the photo has to stay in the one spot at the bottom of the photo. But for a free, non-social app, it’s not bad. Available in iTunes (linked above).
  5. PolitiFact. ($1.99) I haven’t downloaded it (Nearly $2 for an app? I don’t think so.), so I don’t know exactly how it works. My best friend got it as the free app of the day and showed it to me (I gave her the stink-eye for not telling me about it while it was free). This app can help settle political debates between friends or can let you fact check televised debates. (Because, let’s be forreal here, how often do the candidates tell the whole truth?) I thought it was pretty awesome and really wanted to download it, but I just can’t make myself pay that much for an app. (In case you don’t remember, $0.99 was a big deal when I broke down and bought Bubble Frame.) This app is available in iTunes, Google Play and Playbook.
  6. Pic Stitch. (Free) This app lets you add photos to a collage frame, then make adjustments to the photo (like adding filters or stickers, adusting lighting and so on) and change the color/pattern of the frame.  So far, I like it. And it’s free! Available in iTunes (linked above) and on Facebook. (Admittedly, I got a little carried away with the stickers and text. I think Hilary will love me anyway.)
  7. PopBooth. (Free) It’s like a photo booth, but for your phone or tablet! Now, I know some phones and tablets come standard with a photo booth feature, but this is a little different (otherwise, I wouldn’t even bother). This app allows you to add filters to the photos and offers the option of purchasing a photo postcard for $1.99. My only problem with this app is that it no longer offers the traditional photo strip layout. The latest update forced all users to use the box layout. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll offer both options. Available in iTunes (linked above). You can also follow PopBooth activity on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
  8. Poolga. (Free) My step mom told me about this app, but I haven’t had a chance to download it yet. However, the creators of this app are pretty straightforward; it’s art for your iPhone/iPad. The featured artwork varies in style, so check it out and find something you like. Available only in iTunes. You can also follow Poolga on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
  9. Oatmeal Skillet Cookie. I made this for my supervisor for National Bosses’ Day. She and a coworker loved it. I was glad it turned out yummy, since I’d never made it before. A few tips in case you decide to try the recipe: the blogger says to heat the sugar mixture on med-high heat, but I suggest low-med heat (my sugar crystallized quickly on med-high heat). Also, you may need to bake the cookie for longer than the recipe states (my cookie stayed in the oven an extra 10-15 minutes). Finally, your cookie will probably not look as pretty as hers (unless maybe you’re a pro at skillet-cookie-baking), so don’t worry too much about appearances. Mine looked not-quite-done on the edges, but I realized it was fine before I burned the cookie. As long as your knife or toothpick comes out clean, you’re probably in the clear. (These tips come from a gal who used a cast-iron skillet, if that makes any difference.)
  10. Red Riding Hood. Josh and I watched this last night. I’d heard good things, but he hadn’t. I was disappointed. The acting was pretty awful, the writing was cheesy and it was super-predictable. After we watched it, we had to cleanse our brains with some stupid humor by watching Evolution (which I do suggest).

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