But before we skip ahead too far... here are my super random Friday Five.
New favorite drink combo.
My mother in law showed me a drink combo very similar to this a couple weeks ago. She'd been drinking a splash of juice (cranberry, cherry, or pomegranate) with Pellegrino sparkling water. I tried it and LOVED it. I don't normally buy Ocean Spray juice but when it was on sale last week at the grocery store, I thought I'd give the combo a try for myself. I picked up this cran-pomegrante juice and some Pure Lacroix and LOVED the combo. I seriously have been having this drink non-stop all week. It's just a SPLASH of juice and then filled with a can of water and add ice. It gives the water a little flavor without getting all the calories and sugar of a glass of juice. Seriously. SO GOOD.
iCal not saving things.
I used to use my phone as my only planner. But then I started to notice that it was deleting things. I could swear up and down that a certain event or reminder was in my phone yet I couldn't find it. So, to remedy the situation, I put things in my phone short term and then transfer them over to my paper planner. While it is a bit annoying to need two planners and to have to remember to carry my paper one around with me, I know that things don't mysteriously disappear off my paper planner like my iCal.
But anyway, the point to my story is... can someone help me? I've gone into my settings and changed everything that I can think of but my iCal on my phone only seems to sync "one time events" back a month whereas it keeps "repeating events" for always. You see, I use my phone for reminders. I set an event in my calendar and have it pop up with a reminder. For instance, on Mason's birthday, I had a reminder to not forget his birthday cupcakes. Before that, I had a reminder to order a stroller on Amazon for Disneyland at the beginning of the month. And last month had a reminder to remember to leave the check out for the house cleaners. Random things like that. I also have events like Mason's speech appointments and ABA sessions. These things happen at the same time every week for an infinite (undetermined) number of weeks. These are the "repeating" events I was referring to. If I go back to, say, January those events as well as birthdays and such are still there. But random little reminders to pick up my prescription at Target are not. What am I doing wrong? I don't want events to only sync back a month. That's not nearly long enough. I just scheduled a hair cut for Mason and I tried to find out when his last one was and it was gone! I want at least like 6 months to a year of syncing. Help!
Health app not working?
Top left : Me before we walked to the car // Top right : Me after we walked to the car
Bottom left : Seth before we walked to the car // Bottom right : Seth after we walked to the car
Me walking to the car : 1,386 steps // Seth walking to the car : 2,008 steps
Since apparently I'm using today's post as a forum for help... here's a problem I've been having. I've been loving using my phone's health app as a pedometer. I love seeing how many steps I take in a day. So when we went to Disneyland last weekend, I was so excited to see how many thousands of steps I would take. Seth and I were together all day, both had our phones on us, and neither one really left each other where one would walk more than the other. So when we checked our phones at the end of the day, before we left, I was shocked to see he had SO many more steps than me! I knew for sure something was wrong (you know, in my expert opinion). So we tested it. We each screen shotted the totals before we walked to the parking garage and after. We (expertly lol) determined that we walked the same speed and had the same strides so when we got to the garage and he had, again, MORE steps than me, I was shocked! Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to calibrate the app to my stride or something? Help!
About three-ish years ago, I tried essential oils for the first time. I was visiting my friend and she shared some with us when we were staying over at her house. She put some lavender in a diffuser in our room and I swear I had the best sleep I'd ever had in my life. I inquired more about them and ended up getting a starter set. We used them a bit with Mason and to be honest, I didn't really see a difference. I kind of put them on the back burner and haven't really looked at them since. And then I was browsing Pinterest the other day and came across this pin. And I got to thinking. I've been looking into it a bit more and asking various friends for input and their opinions and I think I may give it a try. I figure, why not? My only problem is, which company? I've been doing a good amount of research and I think I know which way I'm leaning. The oils I used in the past were DoTerra but now I'm thinking Young Living. But I'm really torn! Regardless of which company I choose, I'm just excited that I found another way to (hopefully!) help Mason. Also, any advice or recommendations are welcome!
Foodie for a Year.
This Tuesday, August 2nd, is our next Foodie for a Year link up! This month's topic is to share a quick and easy week night meal. I, for one, am SUPER excited for this topic! As a working mom whose working husband does all the cooking, we NEED quick and easy week night meal options. I have a good amount that are on a regular rotation but I'm always looking to add something new and exciting! I'm excited to see what everyone shares.