I couldn’t wait to get up to Grand Rapids for Artprize, it’s the largest art competition in the world and it’s only a half hour from my house. I live in the country now but I’m from Grand Rapids so I love getting back to the city! Denise and I took it as a great opportunity to have coffee at Schuler’s book store and then enjoy lunch at Cinco de Mayo on the Monroe Mall.
We stopped in to the studio to do my “Real Moms of West Michigan” segment on Star 105.7 with Tommy and Brook @TommyAndBrook. These guys are the best and I always have a good time when I get to hang out with them!
And while we were up there we popped into Wood TV8 to see some Twitter friends Matt Kirkwood @MatthewKirkwood, Emily Linnert @EmilyLinnert, Terri DeBoer @TerriDeBoer and Brett Thomas @daybrett (but he was chatting and missed the picture). I love their temporary Artprize studio in the GRAM (Grand Rapids Art Museum), it feels like you’re at the Today Show with people standing outside the window waving during the broadcasts.
Ok, and now you need to see what Terri really wears for shoes around the studio:
If you live in the Midwest and you’ve never been to Artprize, I highly encourage you to visit next fall!
OK, so on to the Real Moms segment…
I shared some must have apps for cool moms. Oh yes, the REAL moms ARE the cool moms!
Grocery Gadget Shopping List Cost: free to $3.99
It creates multiple shopping lists for different stores, matches coupons to shopping items and lets you compare item prices across stores. You can even sync it with other family members in case one of them makes it to the store before you do.
RedLaser Cost: free to $1.99
It scans the barcode of an item and lists the prices of the product online and at local vendors. This is awesome when searching for anything from peanut butter to appliances. Compare prices in your area!
Our Everyday Lunch Cost:$0.99
An entire week’s worth of menu options, with each day showing a new recipe, so you’ll never be out of ideas for what to pack yourself for lunch. Plus, the shopping list generator helps you plan ahead.
MomMaps Cost: $2.99
Mom Maps helps you find family fun places, kid friendly locations on the go! Restarants, museums, playgrounds this app will let you know where the kids are welcome.
And I especially love this one:
– Includes the latest up-to-date emergency information from the American Heart Association.
– Review first aid procedures anytime, anywhere. From your home, to your car, to the wilderness.
– Easy to learn, easy to use, right there when you need it.
– Manage your first aid kit checklist, to be sure you have what you need in an emergency.
– Save your medical information for quick retrieval. Look up your doctor or emergency contacts with a single click.
– Store your insurance information for easy access.