Tech Talk: Battle of the Music Apps [Spotify vs. Apple]

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Hello, hello! Welcome to a SPECIAL EDITION Tech Talk: Battle of the Music Apps [Spotify vs. Apple] It has been over a month since Apple released their much anticipated “Spotify Killer.”  Within that month, I have tested it out, analyzed it, decided what I like, what I don’t, and compared it to my all time favorite app, Spotify.  Now of course, to each their own.  Each has its advantages, and disadvantages.  I will divulge all that information here, in a pro vs. con style review for each application.  I leave the decision to each of you.  Each service has a cost for these premium services [$10] and I hope that you try both out yourself before diving into either as a subscription service!

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2015 Organization Update: What I’m Using Now

2015 Organization Update: What I'm Using Now

So I started off the year getting organized in a big way!  I was determined to keep it together, with blogging, with life, with fitness, and with normal everyday planning.  I had LOTS of tools I was using, and I loved them!  Now that we are half way through the year, let’s examine how they worked out, what’s changed, and why!

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Summer Slimdown: The Gear

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Today we are talking all about what I love to use when I work out!  Whether that is food/drink, attire, the machines, the playlists, the audiobooks, or other stuff, you will find it all here!  I am so excited about this, and can’t wait to hear what you guys love to use, too!

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Audio Roundup: The Beach Reads Edition

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                              Enchanted August     summer house thayer     barefoot

SO, I was clearly seeking out SUMMERY reads this past month, and boy did I get them!  Unfortunately, I didn’t love them all, but you can definitely toss any of these in your beach bag for a light[ish] summer read!  So without further ado, as promised! Audio Roundup: The Beach Reads Edition.  Soon you will be getting a thriller edition, too!

 

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Joys of June: A Month in Favorites

Joys of June: A Month in Favorites

Ahh, June, where on EARTH did you go?  I listened to six audio books, and read one.  It was pretty awesome, I will confess! I got a lot accomplished Wedding wise, and started a new feature!  AND, another new one is coming this month!  So exciting!

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Why I Blog: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books!

Why I Blog: The Intro

This is a new feature that was developed and created by me, with some [ok lots!] of assistance from Hannah of So Obsessed With!  I always want to know why people blog, how they got started, and some tips and tricks they’ve picked up along the way.  Now, with your participation, many bloggers can speak up about why they blog, and how it has changed them!  I am starting it off this week, but every week we will showcase a new blogger!  If you are interested, at the bottom will be the sign up info!

 

Why I Blog: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books!

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Why I Blog: The Intro

Why I Blog: The Intro

This is a new feature that was developed and created by me, with some [ok lots!] of assistance from Hannah of So Obsessed With!  I always want to know why people blog, how they got started, and some tips and tricks they’ve picked up along the way.  Now, with your participation, many bloggers can speak up about why they blog, and how it has changed them!  I am starting it off this week, but every week we will showcase a new blogger!  If you are interested, at the bottom will be the sign up info!

 

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TTT: Summer Reading List

  I love seasonal TBRs! Plus diner is definitely the season of reading more than normal for me!  
 

Summer Secrets , and The Summer of Good Intentions give me that contemporary friendship story. Except one has a mystery entwined! Fun!

YA is prevalent here and I’m totally doing a Nantucket Series reread especially since I’m visiting Nantucket in July! We also have Three Day Summer on the list which is about a summer music festival. COUNT ME IN. 

Of course my dear Huntley makes the list! Can’t wait to dive back into this world. And a contemporary that takes place in my home state? That’s The Summer After You and Me and I’m all about it!

Middle grade by a favorite author (The Forget Me Not Summer) with a cute cover is a definite for a quick fun read this year- plus early reviews say it’s delightful!

Lastly? My thrillers! Both sequels by previous favorites. Linda Castillo brings us number seven! And Stephen King gives me the sequel to last years blockbuster hit- Mr Mercedes!

Audio Adventures: Things You Won’t Say by Sarah Pekkanen

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Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews & it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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What’s In My Beach Bag? [& GIVEAWAY!]

What's In My Beach Bag? [& GIVEAWAY!]I am SO EXCITED about this post!  As many of you actually don’t know, I am YouTube obsessed.  I subscribe to over 60 channels, many being beauty/lifestyle gurus.  My favorite videos to watch?  What’s in my bag, and of course, what’s in my beach bag!  So, after watching 100’s over the last few years, I decided to do this post for you guys!  And, at the end, if you make it there, of course, there is a beach read giveaway!  SO, if you like free books, I suggest you scroll on down!

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