Top Five Friday : Getting HOT HOT HOT

And just like that, it's summertime in Pittsburgh.  Last week I was running in temperatures in the 30s and 40s, and now all of a sudden we're in the 90s!  How does that happen?!  Luckily I love warm weather and I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time outside this weekend.  We have some fun plans which include checking off some breweries on my "Tour de Beer" list, and hope to get in some hikes with Selma.  I hope you have a sunny and happy weekend as well!

linking up with ErikaHeather, and Friday Five 

Song : Despacito Remix 

I feel like I've been hearing this song everywhere lately, and I don't even care because it's SO GOOD.  It makes me want to dance every time it's on (which means I had to put it on my running playlist!).  It's catchy and I think it'll be my summer anthem.

Podcast : Girls Gone WOD

I've been listening to this podcast for a really long time, but have to mention it now!  Joy and Claire (the two hosts of the podcast) just started a Whole30 and are documenting their experience every single day.  I've gone through two Whole30's myself and had a great experience with them, so if you're thinking about trying one out or want to learn more, I would suggest listening to their thoughts, which are being shared in real time!  Plus- this is a Crossfit podcast, which means that they'll be covering the Regional competition that starts today, as well as the Games later this summer!

Product : Suave Kids Detangler

I'm not embarrassed to say that this is my all-time favorite hair product.  Not only does it do a great job of detangling my hair (which can get really knotty if I'm not careful), but it also smells amazing.  I use this after my shower to help me comb through my hair, and it leaves my hair silky smooth and with no knots.  If anyone here follows Alina Gonzalez (aka thehyperbalist) on Instagram, I also use this as part of her #lifechanging air dry hair tip!  It works perfectly, and I've loved having wavy, air dried hair lately.

Show : First Dates

I admit that when I heard the premise of this show I thought it would be really dumb and cheesy, but I'm actually obsessed with it and binge-watched every available episode!  The show follows couples (usually about four per episode) as they have their first date.  There are interviews with each person before, during and after the date, as well as a couple interview where it gets awkward and the producers ask if there will be a second date.  It's a really sweet show that shows so many different types of people in a raw and authentic way.  I highly recommend it!

Random : Team Bonding

This week was my group's annual All Hands meeting, where we had presentations and activities all week.  This is always a really educational week, where we get to learn about different projects and teams in my group, as well as do some deep dives into emerging trends in the industry.  We always get to do a fun group activity as well, to get to know people in other groups on a more casual and social level.  This year, we got to make tricycles and wagons, and decorate canvas bags that we filled with books that were going to be donated to local non profits.  We also played a very competitive puzzle game, where my team ended up having one of the best scores!  It was a long week with 12 hour work days, but it was so nice to get to interact with new people and find out what's happening across the company.

What's your favorite hair product?
Who else loves team bonding?!


  1. All time favorite hair product: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Hair Serum. I've been using some form of it for... 15+ years? I don't know how many bottles I've gone through. It is also a detangler, but it tames flyaways, makes your hair super soft, and does it all without being greasy. Plus it is made for people with thick or A LOT of hair (like me), so it helps keep your hair from getting bulky!

  2. I have used that hair detangler, too! I have fine hair, but a lot of it...and it's always a knotted mess after a shower.

  3. I have sometimes curly/usually wavy hair that is thick and coarse ... so there's no way I can comb or brush it, unless I want it to be frizzy for days. My current favorite product is a spray-in gel to keep the waves/curls intact while it air drys -- I think Pantene, but not sure. I'm not a fan of team-bonding, I guess because I spend more time with these people than I do with my family. I know enough about them. :)

  4. Yay to warm weather! Can't wait to follow your stories on Instagram with your hikes with Selma! We're getting warm weather this weekend too. Supposedly. So, I ordered on amazon this detangling spray and the Suave shampoo you told us about before because we don't have it up here. I love all your recommendations!

  5. I need that detangler and the product Suz mentioned! I've been going through different shampoos and conditioners like crazy trying to find one that doesn't leave my hair a knotted mess!

  6. That's awesome that detangler works so well! Sometimes i need that for sure. I'm really loving First Dates too!


  7. I love the original version of Despacito... but that's only because I can't stand JB, and the salsa version is perfect!!

  8. I am all about the defrizzing hair products because my hair can get out of control when it's rainy or humid - but I also have one detangling hair product that I loveeeeeeeee!


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