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Shopgirl: HomeSlice makes divvying up tasks easier

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I live with two friends, and since our lives are busy it can be difficult to stay on the same page as far as bills, chores and other house things go.

I recently found an app that might make that a whole lot easier – HomeSlice. You can create a shopping list, leave notes on the “whiteboard” about bagels that are up for grabs, post bills and assign chores. Pretty standard, right?

What sets HomeSlice apart in my opinion is that instead of getting a “got it” text within a group message, your roommates can check off when they vacuumed the hall or see exactly when you’re due to pay the gas bill. It makes delegation a lot more chill and keeps you from getting behind or frustrated. Get it free for iOS or Android devices.

WHAT’S TRENDY

We’re seeing a lot of ladylike shoes this spring and as we edge into summer. I’m not sorry to see the whole gladiator trend die, and while the menswear silhouette is still very present it seems to be softening out a little bit.

I don’t think I’ve seen this many slingback styles in quite a while, from a basic kitten heel to a pump in a bright color. Zara has a great pair that comes in lemon and orangey-coral, both of which will transition nicely into full-on summer.

If you’re looking for something a little more formal, Alejandro Ingelmo’s Frederica pointed toe pumps are to die for. It’s a warm nude color with rose gold metallic cutout leather, and I love it because it takes a very tired new “staple” (the nude pump) and spikes it without losing too much subtlety.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE

The Augusta Spring Greek Festival is next weekend – the best chance to get lamb, greek pastries and watch traditional Greek dancers.

Per usual, the festival will take place in the parking lot of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Telfair and 10th streets in downtown Augusta. Admission is free, and the festival runs Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

Go to holytrinityaugusta.org for more details.


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