Tomorrow is December! AHHHHHHHH!!!!


It’s fine. I’m fine. Only a million things to do between now and Christmas.
WAIT. I MEAN BEFORE I HAVE A BABY WHO IS DUE ON THE 16TH. I don’t even get until the 25th!

I’m working with Allstate on this post to tell you all about their incredible new free app that has been helping me manage my chaos lately. 


So you know when you’ve got about 10 errands to run, but you don’t know where to start or where to go next? So you just drive and hope you come across all that you need without crossing town 3 times? Just me?

On Saturday, I had to pick up my new contacts, run to the grocery store, pick up a prescription, stop at a couple stores to check out their holiday sales, then get home in time to help with dinner. It was important that I didn’t miss any of these stops, which is pretty typical of me- to get home and then be like, OMG THE DRUG STORE, YOU IDIOT.

Enter the Allstate Quick Trip app (gah, I love me a good app). Note: these are pics of the app provided by Allstate because I realized if I showed screenshots of mine that would show everyone exactly where I live and grocery shop and go to the eye doctor, and I’m not saying you want to stalk me, but the internet.

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Imagine that I synced the app with my calendar, and it pulled up all the tasks I had for the day. Also, imagine that I had entered my tasks into my calendar at all (because that rarely happens). Since I hadn’t, it wasn’t a big deal because you can enter the tasks, complete with address and time within the Quick Trip app, and then they automatically go to your calendar.

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THIS is when the magic happens. The app takes into account what time you need to be at each place and for how long, and arranges a route for you that makes the most sense. No brain cells required!

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And I think we can all agree that at this time of year we have very few brain cells to spare, even if you’re not pregnant and due to have a baby in 2 weeks.

What I like about this app, other than the ease of coming up with a route to get me to all my stops throughout the day, is it gives me a great visual of what I need to accomplish. It’s also perfect for all you list-makers out there.

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LOLOLOL at me ever going to pilates at 6:30 in the morning. I will totally go pick up that cake, though.

I know life is getting a little hectic for all of us right now, and then the first of the year will come, and we’ll be like, “Gonna organize my life so hard this year!” So the Allstate Quick Trip app seemed like a natural fit for me to tell you all about. It’s free, it’s in the App Store, it could make your life a little easier. Hope you like it as much as I do.

This post was written as part of the Allstate Influencer Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine. As the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, Allstate is dedicated not only to protecting what matters most–but to guiding people to live the Good Life, every day.

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