What Apps Are On My Phone

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Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer

I wanted to do a fun post today giving you a little look inside my phone and what apps I use daily. I love seeing what other people have and I hope you guys love it just as much! I won’t really touch base on the standard apps that come pre-installed on the phone because that’s boring and everyone has those.

Spotify

I don’t have my own personal Spotify account yet. I tried making an account to put my wedding playlist on but their system was messing up big time. I used my sister’s account (bless her soul) for the wedding playlist and haven’t gotten around to deleting the app yet.

Social Media – Facebook (Facebook Messenger), Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube

Because who, in this day and age, can go without these apps?

WordPress

I love using WordPress’ mobile app. It makes it so easy to post and interact with people on the go. I use my laptop to write my blogs but my phone for most everything else!

Pinterest

There is no other place to go for inspiration and motivation than Pinterest. I wanted to give app a special shout out because by the time you’re reading this, I should have Obsessive Compulsive Designer’s Pinterest account up and running! Be sure to follow it for more!

LinkedIn

For those who don’t know, I also have a full time job and so many opportunities happen from networking. LinkedIn is a great networking tool. I don’t spend much time on it but I always keep the app on my phone for when people want to connect

Amazon

My obsession. Amazon Prime is everything!

Bank App

Nothing special, but definitely a must. I’m one of those people who checks my accounts daily.

Best Fiends

I first heard of this game from Casey Holmes on Youtube a few months ago. I am SO addicted to games like this. I won’t go into detail, because I’m definitely a nerd when it comes to things like that, but you should definitely download it and give it a go. It’s free so why not?

Design Home

I just recently downloaded this app and I love it already. I’m an interior designer by profession so a game like this is right up my alley. It’s so interesting to me to see many of the vendors we carry on this app.

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is WAY better than the Calendar app that Apple has pre-installed on your phone. Google Calendar is how I keep my blogs organized, and really my life. I’m not big into writing on a physical calendar because I’m always moving stuff around and I hate the imperfection of eraser marks.

Little Moments

This is the major photo editing app I use for all my blog photos. All my photos go through the same filter and correcting. I love this app because you can select filters but choose how opaque you want them to be. I don’t like giving my pictures the over-edited look so this app is perfect.

Live Collage

This app I don’t use as often. I just use this app to put pictures in a collage or stack them. Other than that, I don’t touch this app.

 

I hope you enjoyed getting a peek into my phone. Let me know down below what apps you recommend. I would love to try out something new!

Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe – With a Twist!

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I recently saw this recipe floating around the internet and decided that I NEEDED to try it immediately. I love my mimosas and had never contemplated adding in such a fun fall flavor! The recipe is ridiculously simple so I won’t even try to dress it up. Get a cup, some champagne of your choice, and some apple cider. Absolutely AMAZING! Super yummy and super sweet. I definitely couldn’t drink too many of these since they are way more sugary. Next time, I definitely want to try it with some local apple cider (couldn’t find anything but big name brand this time).

The Twist. I brought this drink to an early morning tailgate to share with my family and friends and we decided to kick it up a notch. We added a splash of Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka and that made the drink 10x more amazing. When I say splash, I mean just a splash (less than a shot). We aren’t trying to get too crazy. But the raspberry flavor added such a yummy twist on an already amazing drink. Let me know if you try this out. I’d love to get your thoughts! Enjoy!

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Strawberry-Lemon Sangria Recipe

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With the holiday weekend upon us, and with the gorgeous weather we are supposed to have (knock on wood), I think it’s a perfect time to share one of my new favorite summer drink recipes. Don’t get me wrong, sangria is great no matter what but this recipe knocks all others out of the water. Plus, one of the other things that is great about sangria is the fact you can prep a large batch of this the night before. Not having to leave the party to go mix up another drink is always a plus in my book. These light and delicious drinks will make a great Labor Day drink for your party or just for lounging around in the backyard or poolside. Remember to drink responsibly because these yummy drinks will sneak up on you! 😉

 

Ingredients :

1 bottle of wine (I like to use Primo Amore Moscato because it’s carbonated and eliminates the need to add a soda water for that carbonation kick.)

1 cup of rum

2 lemons

1 apple

2 cups of strawberries

Directions : Slice the lemons and strawberries and add to a pitcher. Core and dice the apple and add to the pitcher. Pour in your alcohol and let the mixture sit for a few hours so the fruit has time to absorb the alcohol.

Yup, it’s really that easy. If you’re entertaining a larger crowd, you may need to double the ingredients (this recipe makes about 6-8 glasses). And feel free to add more fruit, because that is honestly my favorite part! I’ve also found that, if it’s a warm day, adding some frozen strawberries helps drinks keep cool without watering them down. I hope you all enjoy this drink as much as I do. So enjoy and drink responsibly!