Things I’ve Googled

Oh Friday, you just brought the best weather ever. It’s wonderfully warm outside and the girls and I spent most of the morning enjoying some sun. Unfortunately, my feet are not quite ready for their first public appearance if you know what I mean. Anyone else suffering from closed-toe shoe shame? I need to get on that, immediately (#weekendgoals). Next week is Easter! I am so excited because I have some great posts lined up for you, including a fun new series launching on Monday. I hope you guys like where I’m headed with it and can’t wait to share it with you. In the meantime, here are a few random things I Googled this week. Have a good one! xo

Kid friendly app similar to Snapchat filters
The controversial Snapchat filters, at least the non-scary ones, came in super handy last week as I shuttled the girls across the hospital. With all the tests and treatments for Ellie’s pneumonia, we ended up hanging out for over four hours. I waited a while before breaking out my phone in a moment of desperation when Harper kept commenting on the impressive beard of another gentleman waiting. After a few in depth searches, I didn’t find what I was looking for. All the apps seemed creepy, or lame or weren’t free. For now, we’ll stick what we know works but I definitely have to test each filter first. No scary bunnies allowed over here. (BTW, my Snapchat username is: RecoveringCorp)

How do you (really) know when your running shoes are done?
My friend Kate visited me when I was living in Las Vegas and forgot her workout shoes so it was a great excuse for us to go shopping. It was 2013. I was pregnant with Elliot. THAT was the last time I bought running shoes. I found the following guide here:

You run:
Replace:
2 days/week Once/Year
3 days/week Every 8 months
4-5 days/week Every 6 months
6-7 days/week every 4 months

So, considering that I have ran three times (max) since Elliot was born, I guess it’s cool I haven’t replaced my shoes since then.

Ways to keep up on food recall notices
A while back, my friend Kristin sent over an article on this recall notice for the applesauces we sometimes buy. It looks like FoodSafety.gov has an email alert you can subscribe to which seems handy. It also seems like it could flood your email with unnecessary anxiety. Now that I have the site, I may just scroll the recent recalls tab every now and again when I’m curious.

Flotation therapy
I had to look this up to see if it was real. A lightless, soundproof isolation tank? More like a claustrophobia inducing pinnacle of your worst nightmare. No thanks. This is what oversized bathtubs are for IMHO. P.S. This one in particular has my name all over it. Ha.

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Things I’ve Googled is an ongoing series and comes from one of the standard questions Jim and I ask each other when we get home. Often, it’s a good indicator of where our minds have wandered off to in the middle of the day and the topics usually make us laugh. So consider this part educational. Part oversharing. Part nonsense. Completely random.

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