Best Apps 2018

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Best Apps 2018


Do you run your life from your phone?

These are the apps I go to over and over.


The following are in no particular order.

TED: I am a TED junkie. I love the information and listen daily. This app will put talks in my feed I would not have normally chosen and I have found some nuggets.

Forrest: This app grows tress when you are not staying on task on your phone. I truly have grown a forrest but it helps me get back on track.

Simple Habit: Meditation made easy for busy people.

Plant Nanny: No mocking me. This pone helps me stay hydrated and I am not telling you how many plants I maintain.

Free Flow: One of the few games I will let my grandkids play on my phone. Helps build visual spacing and improve brain function.

Canva:I gave up trying to master photoshop and use canva. More limited but I can navigate it.

Zappos: Shoes people. I love shoes.

Unfold:My favorite app for templates for instagram stories.

Plann: Best way to plan a blog like post for instagram and see what it will look like visually.

Breethe: Sometimes there are so many ideas running through my brain and I need help calming it down.

FavorEats: Download your recipes from pinterest and actually use them.

Chefling: Gives you ideas as to what you can cook with what you have in your pantry.

Time Hop: It gives you pictures of the previous year. We love this one.

Google Keep: This is a daily use app. Think of it like a post it note for your phone.

Happy Color: A little spot of creativity in the middle of the day.

So now I have told you mine share yours? Leave a comment below with your favorite app.

16 Lessons Learned After 16 Years of Business

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16 years ago today I was making a bar of soap for the first time. Never realizing what it would lead too. It has not been all sunshine and roses though so I wanted to share what I have learned.


  1. It always comes down to relationships
  2. Surround yourself with people who are smart
  3. Sometimes you have to end a relationship, end it with dignity and keep their name safe
  4. Step away from dreaming and take action
  5. Some people will not understand your dream. They think it will diminish their dream. Determine how often you hang out with that kind of person
  6. Focus on the things you do best and hire out everything else
  7. Always be open to learning
  8. Create systems and write them down.
  9. Know your numbers, repeat. Know your numbers.
  10. Celebrate every step of growth no matter how small
  11. Keep writing thank you notes no matter how busy you are
  12. Ask better questions
  13. Stop comparing yourself to others, run your own race
  14. Kindness counts
  15. It never happens as fast as you think it will, don’t stop five minutes before your miracle happens
  16. Don’t let it consume you, take a break and live a life filled with deep connection. Those are the moments that will bring the greatest insight to tap you into your inspiration to make the world a better place