We Are the Diamonds + Free Download

"In the wake of every heartache
In the depth of every fear
There were diamonds, diamonds
Waiting to break out of here."

Music is moving.  The lyrics of a song can put into words feelings that you just haven't been able to speak.  Songs can move you to action.  They can refresh your soul and ignite hope. 

"Diamonds" by Johnnyswim, is one such song.   During the last season, I was feeling beaten down, like a failure and unsure about where my journey was taking me or if I was going to like the destination.  I was tempted to believe that I wasn't enough and that I had really made a mess of things career wise.  Insert this song on my way to the grocery store one rainy Sunday afternoon. It spoke healing to my heart and caused bravery and hope to rise up.  I wanted to share it with you. 


I hope these lyrics sink down deep in your heart and that you would rise up out of any dust in your life.  

I created a couple phone/desktop background downloads to remind you that "We are the diamonds". 

Download desktop version here

Download mobile version here

Download desktop version here.

Download mobile version here. 

Much love friends! - Vicky

Top 10 iPhone Apps

Who doesn't love a good app?!  I mean, what good would having a iPhone be without the all important apps we love. I have a handful of apps i just wouldn't want to live without.  They make life easier, prettier or just more fun. 


I use Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest every day and I feel like they are iPhone basics so I have not included them in this list. 

Here are our top 10 in no particular order: 

1. Party! Party! by A Beautiful Mess - I was instantly obsessed with this app when it came out.  It makes .gif's and stop motion videos that are entirely too much fun and addictive to make. 

2. Timehop - I love getting to see what happened on this day as far back as my social media goes!  It's so fun. 

3. Fitbit - I love tracking my steps and I am so motivated by challenges with friends.  Do you have a Fitbit?  Let's be friends!  

4. Michael's (Store) - I love this app because of the coupons.  I regularly save 40% on one item or 20% on my entire purchase with the coupons in this app!  So great! 

5. Ticket to Ride Pocket - I love this board game and the app is just as fun.  Plus you can play with friends near or far away.  I also have to mention that I am pretty good at this game and that my husband and I play all the time (we bet .50 a game) and I might have just cashed out $5!! 

6. FMC App (or the Pinwheel App as I like to call it) - This tracks your monthly cycle and ovulation.  It's easy to use and it's so nice getting a little notification (of your choice) a couple days before, alerting you of your upcoming visit from Aunt Flo. 

And the rest are my favorite iPhone photography apps!  Cause who doesn't love a little iPhone photo editing?!

7. VSCOcam - I LOVE these filters and the editing capabilities. TI is my favorite filter on the App.

8. Whitagram - I use this one ALL the time.  It adds a white background (or any other color of your choice) so you don't have to crop photos for instagram.  Easy to use!  

9. Diptic - Sleek app for making photo collages on your phone. Fully customizable frames and LOTS of options. 

10 iSNAPZ Remote - This is not just an app but a tiny remote you can buy (with a phone stand) to snap selfies hands free!  I love this!  Works great for taking group photos or snapping a non- selfie looking selfie! And it's super affordable! 

I hope you found this list useful and possibly discovered something new today.