Ah, saving money… sounds great in theory but so hard to do. I know I’m not alone, as it’s often a topic of conversation among my friends. So whenever I see a new app or tool to help save, I investigate. Digit is a simple tool that analyzes your cash flow and siphons off what it feels is appropriate to an FDIC insured account. These deposits range from $1 to $50, 2-3 times a week. Don’t worry Digit will never take more than your account can handle, which is why offer a no-overdraft guarantee.
I have been using Digit for less than a month and already saved $45.39. This money is going towards a dream vacation to Patagonia!! I get weekly text updates with my balance. With simple text commands, you can check your balance, deposit more money or withdraw.
So what does it cost? Nothing. Imagine Digit as your digital piggy bank – piggy bank money doesn’t earn interest and neither does your Digit account. Well, technically it does but Digit takes that interest as their fee. So the service is free. Want to learn more? This Huffington Post article breaks down Digit and other savings apps so you know exactly what you are getting into. Do you have any other helpful saving tips? I would love to hear them!
I have this weird thing about cooking meat, I tend to over cook it out of fear of poisoning myself. So when I search Pinterest for a new recipe I tend to stay away from meat. But I’m feeling confident and adventurous so I have decided to test out these tin foil salmon recipes. I tried out a simple buttter and lemon recipie last week and it worked! Super easy Salmon in the oven. One of my favorite food blogs, Damn Delicious swears that tin-foil is the best and only, way to cook salmon so I will be testing out her Asain Salomon dish this week.
I have said it before and ill say it again, Mara Hoffman can do no wrong. Her new activewear line is just ridiculous. My workout attire consists of over-size pi phi t-shirts and Nike shorts. My one pair of Lululemon pants were bought with a gift card from my first job. My other cute outfits? Old Navy Activewear (huge fan!). So I am not one to lust over $150+ spandex… but these “Birds of A Feather/They Attack” pants, I die. These are perfect for Phish Winter Tour (fingers crossed) and you know like working out…
This summer I hit my 39th Phish show which equates to about 22 show prints from my adventures across the country. Getting each one of these beautiful posters framed is a hassle and insanely expensive. While I have some friends who love to DYI, I have tried and failed miserably, so many fingerprints and dust.
Back in college I had a reliable farmer who cut me major deals, my Phish Red Rocks 09 print is beautifully framed in a distressed turquoise wood frame with gold trim, and it only cost me $150! These days I stick to the basic white mat with black frame and I have been quoted $300 to $800 for framing!! All of that has completely changed now that I have found Famebridge. I read about Framebridge on my daily Netted email and used their discount to frame my AJ MasthayGorge 2013 print for the all in price, of $118.15. Yep, you read that right $118.15 for this custom frame. You can use my discount code BLUEMOUNTAIN for 15% off you order too!
1. Download the app or use the website to pick out your frame. If your having trouble you can leave it up to their design experts who will pick the 4 best options from you to choose from based on your piece.
2. Pack & ship your print – shipping is totally free within the continental US plus the will send you the proper packaging if you don’t already have it. Don’t have the physical print you can upload an image to the app or site to get framed too.
3. Sit back, relax and think of the money you saved! In a few days your print will arrive, so all you need to do is find a place to hang it.
Framebridge uses high-quality techniques and materials to insurance your print is archived correctly. Their standard matting technique is not ideal for all poster collectors. So, I shot them an email to see if they could use mylar corners. Of course, they can!!
Just add your request to the special framing instruction when you order or contact a team member and they will work with you to get exactly what you want. They can even accommodate double cuts so you can frame your ticket and poster together!
The worst part about custom framing is the absurd prices. That’s why I love Framebridge’s super easy pricing structure. You know exactly how much you are paying before you ship and shipping is always free!
Since my roomie, Kristina has moved out our poster wall has some major gaps… with Framebridge I can fill it in at a fraction of the price. Up next my prints from the Chicago GD50 shows! When you get your custom frame back be sure to tweet about it! I would love to see your final product!
Blue Mountain Belle readers can take 15% off their first order with code BLUEMOUNTAIN.
The weather might not be changing, but my online shopping is telling me it’s a brisk 55 outside. Here are a few fall items on my wish list. These Tory Burch riding boots are to die for as are all boots from Tory Burch. I really don’t care for any of her clothing, but she kills it in the accessory department. My hat obsession continues, I just picked up a black one from Hailey Grace and I love the detail work on this brown one Ale by Alessandra. I have a thing for green jackets and this insulated Parka from Patagonia needs to find it way into my closet.
One of my favorite trends for fall is the fringe bootie. I have to admit it took me a while to warm up to the bootie but now I’m digging especially with the fringe detail. I love my Jeffery Campbell booties in black and love this version in brown suede with fringe. These wedge booties are only 59.99 at Nordstrom Rack, pretty good deal for such a trendy piece.
Last week Denver temps dipped into the 60s! It’s back up to 90 this week, but fall weather is starting to creep in, in the mountains. My obsession with rompers continues and I am loving the long sleeve romper look for fall. Here are a few of my favorites.
I remember the long dog days of summer when things really started to get boring… but I have not felt that once this summer. I can’t believe its already mid-august and I have barely checked off my Colorado Summer To Do list. But really m the only one to blame booking back to back trips but I love to travel and they have all been for music or friends and those two things make my world go round. Tonight, we head to Red Rocks for Jim James and tomorrow we go camping! Finally sometime in the woods! The next three weekends are back to back traveling – Magnaball, Telluride and Newport, RI!
Plan A Trip: Cuba! That’s right Cuba! The travel embargo has not totally been lifted but you can still go and my lovely blogger friends Lesley and Ellen went a few weeks ago with Conscious Cuba. Check out Ellen’s trip here.
Catch a Ride:Rally Bus is the Uber of busses, say you want to get from point A to B and its WAY longer than a cab ride away. Just set up a Rally share the link and when enough people join a rally bus gets “tilted” so to say, and voilà you know have a safe and easy ride from point A to B. Genius.
Make This: When I was back in the South at my family’s lake house I lived off of boiled peanuts and peaches. Nothing is better than a perfect peach on a summer day. Georgia, from the Comfort of Cooking, just took one of my favorite meals to the next level with peaches – Peach and avocados Caprese. I will be bringing this easy dish to my next cookout.
I really love hammocks and tree houses. Alex Shirley-Smith found a way to combined those things into one amazing tent. Tentsile creates hammock like tent that suspends from trees like a freaking tree house. It’s incredible. Why would you not want to sleep off the ground! People are taking these tents to the next level with tent suspended over cliffs and water – but they look pretty awesome. Basically, anywhere you can find 3 trees or points to secure your tent you can create your own tree house. In a perfect world, my friends and I would have our own so that when we went camping we had a little Tentsile Forrest… I need this dream to come true.
You can buy direct from Tentsile or your favorite outfiter like Backcountry or REI. Also follow them on instagram for more amazing photos of these hammock tents.