Tag Archives: Apps

Holiday Decorating Tip #3 – Songza

Written by on 23rd November 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments


My tip this week is to select some great tunes to get you in the mood to decorate. I’m obsessed with Songza (a free Music site) on my computer and my iPhone and I can tell you that the xmas playlists they have ARE the soundtrack to my holiday season!

If you’re like me you have had various colour phases with your tree decor… This year my goal is an Authentic Christmas  and so I picked the most special ornaments at random from each of my whims from Christmas past … I also enlisted an impartial third party to hang the ornaments (my two nieces) so you can be guaranteed that anything they ever made me out of macaroni is featured front and center. It’s cool, and I like it.  The only thing I would do differently is to tell them at the beginning This is NOT a race:)DSC_1214[1] 600 pix

This year I also opted to use my summer garden globe lights instead of my little Christmas strings. Those old Christmas ones were half burnt out anyway, and I like the slightly retro feel of the big fat bulbs.

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So there it is, my happy random and big bulb Christmas tree for 2014. My nieces selected the teen pop Christmas playlist from Songza while we did this holiday decorating…I didn’t know Beiber wasn’t cool anymore. Now I’m off to get the sparkles off my face.

If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

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Dropbox App

Written by on 5th January 2012 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

My most used App for design projects last year…and definitely this year is Dropbox!!  As I move around from job sites and projects I am always eager to document each step of the way in photos.  I simply use my iPhone to take pictures when I’m on the go and drop my pics into Dropbox when I get home to my computer. Super Easy Super Smart!

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Stroke of Genius

Written by on 29th July 2011 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

Last spring I challenged my husband to select a piece of art from 20×200 because I didnt want to dominate our walls with my own selections.  One of his choices was this one by artist Jorge Colombo, but the intersting part is that he painted it on his iphone using the Brushes App.

Jorge Colombo

The great thing about this medium is that the artists whip up these pieces in less than 20-30 minutes, and they all agree that the convenience and the fact that there is no clean up make it an artists dream! I like this one by Stef Kardos of the Pasadena Club.

Stef Kardos

Not all the paintings are smudgy like these that Ive featured…I just happen to like this style. Check out the app for yourself, or google around for your favoutite iphone artist! Have a great weekend.!

Brushes App





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Yard Sale iPhone App

Written by on 28th April 2011 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

Of course there’s an app for that!  I spent some time last week gathering  information (old school) on local flea markets and sales to compile a comprehensive page on the website…but of course…sigh…. there’s an app for that called Yard Sale Mapper, and it’s free!!

The app uses craigslist and other forms of adverstising to locate the sales and sync the information with your geographic lcoation…Check it out! It just told me about 7 sales this weekend within 20 miles of my desk. sweet!

Happy Hunting! (I’ll leave my page up for those shopaholics without access to life saving apps!) Check back for updates as the season gets going!


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Instagram for iPhone

Written by on 5th April 2011 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

You have to get this one! It’s a photo share app, It’s free and it’s awesome. I love that you can take a picture with your iPhone and add any number of filters – I like the aged looking ones and then send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – It’s photo sharing, reinvented.  Check it out here or at the App Store


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Pretty Picture iphone App

Written by on 18th February 2011 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

The free Houzz Design App lets you browse over 90,000 photos from top designers around the world and save the pics you like in your own ideabook.  The rooms are really well done and the selection is outstanding. I really like this App more than other similar photo  storage Apps in the istore. Check it out!

I have also added the Houzz database to my sidebar so you can search it here AND on your iphone. Enjoy!

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iPhone Fabric App

Written by on 2nd February 2011 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

The Free eDesign assistant from Kravet allows you to search over 36,000 fabrics and furnishings.  Use your iPhone camera to match colors and zoom into the fabric samples for up close detail.

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i so happy

Written by on 16th January 2011 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

I got my iphone this weekend…thanks Chris!  How’d you like a stylish charger like this palm of your hand piece of art?  Look forward to my reviews of design apps and cool uses for my new toy.

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Holiday Apps

Written by on 28th November 2010 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

 These are for all those lucky i-phone owners out there.  I have not yet set foot in a mall, and it is not yet Dec 1st but I am looking forward to all of it!!!!

Free – “Fast Mall” – Mall Directory and GPS to find your car

.99 – “Christmas Calendar” – interactive advent calendar

Free - Menorah” – Light a candle for each day of Hanukkah

.99 - “Snowball Runner” – Snowball game

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Colour App for iPhone

Written by on 29th October 2010 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

 Here’s one for the techno designer in you!  The ben Colour Capture iPhone app lets  you capture any colour that catches your eye and instantly find its match from Benjamin Moore’s thousands of colour selections!

It’s easy. Just…

  • Snap a picture of your colour inspiration, tap on the image and instantly reveal the closest Benjamin Moore paint color.
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