Thursday, July 20, 2017

Top Five Friday : Reunited

TGIF everyone!  Today is a very happy Friday for me, because Dan is coming home from a work trip!  He left right after we came home from Mexico, so it's been a very long three weeks without him.  We have a lot of fun plans after he comes back, but are also spending a lot of time relaxing too (he had to work 15 hour days every day for the entire 3 weeks..eek!).  Besides that- I have a lot of fun and different things to share with you all for my Top Five Friday post!  I hope you enjoy and manage to relax this weekend!





linking up with ErikaHeather, and Friday Five 

Song

Anything by Wisin
It might have to do with the hot, hot, HOT weather we've been having lately, but I can't stop listening to Latin/Spanish/Carribbean music lately.  One of my favorite genres is Reggaeton, which is kind of like Latin hip hop.  Wisin is one of my favorite artists, and I have been listening to his albums (El Sobreviviente and El Regreso Del Sobreviviente).  They always make me want to dance and put me in the best mood!


Podcast

Homecoming
This was definitely one of my favorite podcasts last year, and I'm so excited that the new "season" is out!  There's only been one episode so far, but I'm already completely hooked.  It's picking up where the last season left off, with new characters being introduced.  This year, the creators are also coming out with a companion novel, and a series is in the works with Amazon (with none other than Julia Roberts set to star).  Check it out!


Product

I have been looking for the perfect utility jacket for what seems like years- I had one that was ok, but not perfect, that I bought for really cheap from HM back in college, but I had to get rid of it last year.  Ever since, I've been looking for a replacement.  I wanted to get a jacket that I loved instead of just one that was good enough, which I knew meant that I would have to spend a bit more money.  I originally found one from Gap that looked great online, but ended up being awful in person.  Then, when I was running errands at the mall, I happened into Madewell to look around, and found THE jacket.  I knew as soon as I saw it that it was the one, and it looked even better on!
The material is really high quality, and the color is the perfect shade of green.  I love the fact that it has a zipper, along with plenty of pockets (that don't make the jacket too puffy).  The sleeves are the perfect length, and the size is just right for me.  It was expensive, but I know that I'll get so much use out of the jacket and be able to wear it for years to come!  Sometimes, waiting for the right piece is worth it!


Shows

Big Brother - It's been so hard for me to keep up with the show this year!  Since they air a few times a week, I feel like I'm always trying to keep up.  So far there aren't too many stand outs for me, and the big disappointment of the season (for me) is not getting to see Christmas actually compete in any physical challenges this summer!  I hope she comes back in a future season so we can see her school all of the "super tough" guys.

America's Got Talent - To be honest, I'm not that overwhelmed by any of the acts this year.  I'm kind of getting tired of the abundance of sob stories and singers (which makes me sound like an awful person...it just seems like this year EVERY contestant has an awful story).  Maybe I'll change my mind after the live shows start, but so far I'm not impressed.

SYTYCD - I'm loving the format for this year, but I can't believe we'll only get to see 10 dancers in the live shows!  It seems like there are a lot of super talented dancers this season, so I'm really sad we will have to see a lot of them go home.  I have a few favorites so far- Kaylee, Dassy, and the Russian duo (ahhh their dances give me all the feels!).  Can't wait to see the teams get formed and the final 10 get chosen!

World of Dance - Can I just come back as Eva Igo in my next life?  She is SO incredible, and just takes my breath away every time she dances.  I think she should win the entire competition (and if she doesn't, I'm rooting for Keone and Mari!)

Friends from College - Pretty much the only non-reality show I'm watching currently!  I just started watching this Netflix series, and I'm obsessed with it.  So funny and clever and unique.  If you haven't watched it yet, get on it!


Random

Simple Habit app
To be completely honest, I've never been much of a meditator.  I'm much more of a skeptic, and even though I love doing yoga, I always skip out on the quiet meditation at the end of a flow.  In college, I took a tai-chi class (which I loved), but during our 10 minute meditation at the beginning of the class, I could never get my mind to relax (might also be because it was an 8AM class which meant I was just trying to stay awake).  I've been having issues sleeping lately, so I decided to just give it another try by downloading a free app, and going through a nighttime guided meditation.  Now, I'm a complete convert!  I'm not sure if it's because the meditations are guided, so I just listen along and don't find my mind wandering, or the fact that these are more "active" (lots of tensing the body and relaxing to get your body to get ready to sleep), but I'm loving it.  There are so many options you can use to customize the meditations- from length to activity to mood- that I know I will always find the perfect one for me.



What do you like to listen to in the summer?
Favorite shows?
Do you meditate?

15 comments:

  1. OMG I felt the same way about AGT and thought that made me insensitive...lol. I just want to see their talent, I don't need to hear their "story". But of course my husband says that's all part of the show!

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  2. I love Madewell and that jacket is super cute! Hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend with your hubby

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  3. Yay for Dan coming home! Are you going to pick him up at the airport wearing no underwear? I love hat jacket on you! I downloaded the meditation app but that's as far as I got. :/ I probably REALLY NEED IT. But, I keep forgetting about it.

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    1. HAHA oh Suzy ;) You just need to set a reminder to do your meditation every day! Once the kids are napping or asleep, then just do it!

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  4. The AGT sob stories - I cant with them. I thought I was the only one. i can actually predict outcomes depending on the story lol

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    1. Ugh it's the worst!! I don't care about your life!! (so insensitive whoops)

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  5. 15 hour days?! ouch! hope you guys get some relaxing time. i will have to check Friends from College out, i've been looking for a new netflix show. that jacket is perfect on you! i was looking for something similar for years but eventually gave up. i'll have to try that one, though my main problem was always the length in the sleeves and in general. everything is too short lol.

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    1. No idea how he survived it...too much work for me! This one probably won't work for you then..the sleeves were ALMOST too short on me :(

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  6. Yay for your husband coming home! Wow, that is a really long time away!

    I'm glad you're more into meditation. I think a lot more people would like it if they realized that you don't have to get your head perfectly clear (is that even possible?), you just have to be more aware of the thoughts going in and out of your mind. Like anything else, it takes practice to get better at it and start getting more out of the practice. It's not for everyone, but I think there are a lot of misconceptions around what it means to meditate that scare away people who would otherwise really benefit from it.

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    1. I think having a guided meditation helps so much, at least for a beginner like me. I know some people like silence, but it's NOT for me!!

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  7. We've been watching the Tour de France for the past 2 weeks! Not sure what I'll do when that is over.

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    1. Dan used to be really into that, but I've never really followed it. I heard that Lance Armstrong started a podcast to talk about it..you might like checking it out!

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  8. I am going to have to download that app as it sounds perfect!

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