Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Five

It's a summer miracle! 5 posts in a week for the first time in forever

1. Have you seen this article about what we post on Instagram vs. what actually happened? I think it's something all of us in the blogging community can relate to and if you say you can't, you're lying. If you scroll through my phone camera you'll see dozens of the same picture each just slightly at a different angle, evidence of my trying to take the perfect picture to capture the most "likes." I'd love to see some university do research on the types of angles/which filters lead to the most likes, that would actually be some useful information
Allison's take on it and Rachel's take on it are also good reads I suggest.

2. This might just be the most random item I've ever included in a Friday Five post, but I promise it's worth it. Go watch this Ted Talk video. I'm not going to tell you what it's about because you'll think I'm weird, but seriously everyone should watch it. My brother made me watch it the other day and I thought he was crazy, then I tried the tips yesterday at work and was amazed it worked. Serious life changer right here.

3. Have you ever heard of the Cart Wheel app for your phone? It's basically this free app for discounts from Target. You download it to your phone and then scan the barcodes of the items you're going to buy and it'll tell you if there is a special discount on them. You then save all the items you're buying and show the specialized discount barcode on your phone when you pay. I used it the other day and saved over $10 that I wouldn't have if I hadn't used the app. Make sure you scan everything because random things will be on sale, like the Target brand $1 bags of candy were 5% off.

4. Speaking of saving money, I recently decided I want to save $3000 between now and the end of the year. That would give me a comfortable amount in my savings account that I could put towards a new car or save for when I eventually move out on my own a rainy day. I know there are tons of great savings calendars out there, but I can't find one for this. Anyone have a really great one they love and would recommend? It's okay if it's not exactly for the same amount/time I can tweak a good one a little bit.

5. As if I could make my song of the week anything else

Linked up with Whitney and Lauren 


  1. I watched that Ted Video and was a little surprised when I saw the title - you're so right though, life changing! I will never look at paper towels the same!

    Pick Your Beau

  2. completely agree with the article about Instagram!!!

    Makeshift Munch


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