5 Apps I Can’t Live Without

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Let’s get straight to the point, shall we? I’m addicted to my phone. I know I have a serious problem, but since I spend most of the day attached to it, I thought I’d share some of my favorite apps that I couldn’t live without. From saving money to doing yoga,  these apps have been super helpful to me and I’ve been using them for the longest time. So go check each of these out if you haven’t done so already, and if you have any specific questions about their functionalities, let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them for you! Hope these help!


When it comes to money, I’m the saver in the Buell household. I’m always on the hunt for the best deals, and love using coupons. So if you like saving money on everyday stuff that you buy, you’re gunna want to check out Ibotta. I use Ibotta mainly for groceries, but other retailers and restaurants have offers you can take advantage of too.

It’s really simple, really. Whenever you go buy groceries, check out the rebate offers at the store you’re shopping at. Then, when you’re finished, upload your receipt. You can basically save money on groceries you’re already planning on buying, so it’s a great way get some cash back on your purchases. To date, I’ve earned over $250 from Ibotta. Not bad, huh?

So if yo want to check it out, create an account using my referral code and earn an extra $10 when you redeem your first rebate! – COST FREE



Ebates is similar to Ibotta, but DUDE. You can get cash back for ANYTHING! Just open up the app before you make any purchases online, and navigate to the store you want to shop at through the Ebates link. Booking a trip on Expedia? Right now they’re offering 10% cash back. Need to buy that new palette at Sephora? Earn 4% cash back. We do SO much shopping online, so why not get rewarded for it? Right now you can get a $10 bonus when you join using my link.  Free money yo. – COST FREE



I create almost all of my blog graphics using Canva because it’s super easy to use. For a while they didn’t have a mobile app, but they finally got with the program and launched it. I can create pretty graphics on the go now, and can post them on social media in minutes. – COST FREE




When I’m pressed for time and need to get an Instagram photo posted right away, I’ll typically use the pre-set Instagram filters to edit my photos. But if I have a little more time, I’ll use VSCO because there’s so much more you can do to edit your photos exactly how you want them. They have a whole bunch of pre-set filters that you can use (which also helps with cohesive branding). Some of them are free and others you can buy for less than $5. Definitely worth looking into if you need an easy to use photo editor on the go. – COST: FREE – VARIOUS PRICE POINTS



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Yoga Studio

I’ve tried a lot of fitness apps, but this Yoga app is my absolute FAVORITE. First of all, I love that I  can do yoga anywhere as long as I have my phone.  I also love that the guided classes are so relaxing! Honestly, I’m in love with the woman’s voice that you hear during the sessions. Is that weird? Oh well, that’s okay. I think it’s great that I can choose from different difficulty levels and also choose classes depending on how much time I have. Another awesome feature? You can schedule classes and put them on your calendar. #Namaste – COST: $3.99



So those are a few of the apps I can’t live without at the moment! How about you guys? Any really good apps you recommend? I’d love to know!

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  1. Molly

    March 14, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I need to GET ON THAT EBATES WAGON! That is such a great deal. And that yoga app sounds amazing, need to download that one as well!!


  2. Allison

    March 14, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Thanks for the recommendations! I love canva but didn’t even think to check if they had an app. Already downloaded it! And I’m going to try out VSCO, too. I really love the Headspace app. It’s a simple meditation guide that only takes a couple minutes each day and really helps me to change my mood when I’m feeling stuck.

  3. Caroline Thompson

    March 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Just downloaded Canva!! I didn’t even know something like that existed!

    Also, what type of camera do you use? I am considering purchasing a nice camera for my blog but I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg…

  4. Alissa

    March 15, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I’m completely and totally OBSESSED with Canva. It’s so easy to use and saves a ton of time. That yoga app looks AMAZING! Back in the day, I taught yoga classes and I need to get myself back in gear and this might be the trick!

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