Top Five Friday : Busy Bee

Happy Friday!  This was such a crazy week and I feel like I've been on the go every day!  I'm definitely hoping to catch up on some sleep this weekend, but also have a few fun plans, including an early Thanksgiving dinner, brunch with friends, a Penn State game, and my first long run of marathon training!

I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll talk to you on Monday!

linking up with ErikaHeather, and Friday Five 


Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft
Kelly Clarkson just came out with her newest album and it's so amazing.  She has (in my opinion) one of the best voices out there, and I love the new style she's evolved into lately.  Love So Soft is the first single to come out and I can't stop listening to it.  I just listened to an interview Kelly did on Anna Faris's podcast, and now I'm even more in love with her.  She seems so cool and down to earth, even though she's incredibly talented.  Love her!


I enjoyed season one of this podcast, but I have to say that season two is just knocking it out of the park.  On this show, Jonathan Goldstein bring in people that have wanted to confront a person about something that happened in the past and help them do just that.  The episodes have all been fantastic (and the most recent one about a guy confronting a driver that nearly killed him was really inspiring and eye opening), and Jonathan is such an amazing podcast host.  He's funny, a good story teller, good at interviewing people, and the editing is fantastic.  Even the ads are hilarious! 


Foam Roller

This week, I started marathon training, and earlier this month I started adding cross training to my routine.  What that means is that I feel sore a lot of the time, and I know it's just going to keep getting worse as training progresses.  So, after my runs and in the evening I've started to foam roll, and it's been helping a ton!  I can pretty much immediately tell a difference in my muscle tightness, and feel so much better the next morning.  I just use a basic foam roller at my gym, then use one with nubs when I'm at home.


Great British Bake Off
I was so excited to log into Netflix earlier this week and find a new season of one of my favorite shows was available!  If you haven't watched GBBO you're missing out.  Each week, the bakers face three different challenges, all around one central theme (like cakes, breads, cookies, etc.).  The things that they make are amazing, but what I like even more are the different personalities.  I'm not sure if all British people are so charming and sweet as the people that are picked for the show, but it's making me want to drop by ASAP.


Pittsburgh Winery
I know what you're all thinking- Pittsburgh (and north-eastern) wines are disgusting.  They're all super sweet, low quality, and don't match up to other regions around the world.  Ok, maybe you're not thinking that, but I sure did when I heard of this place.  I quickly changed my mind once I tried their wines, and the reason why they're so good is because the grapes are actually grown in California, but turned into wine in Pittsburgh.  I quickly decided to join the wine club (which gives you free tastings every time you come, discounted bottles as well as a few special releases every 6 months, and invitations to special wine club events).  On Wednesday, I made it to my first wine club event, where the winery was celebrating their 5 year birthday!  There was amazing food, new release tastings, and a chance to make our very own red wine blend.  It was such a fun night and the wine was GREAT.

Favorite kind of wine?
What are your plans this weekend?


  1. I hope you had a great weekend! What na interesting concept for a podcast—I love it! My boyfriend has a foam roller and uses it every single night (he’s a golfer), but I’m not familiar with the nubs! I bet that makes it even better :)

    1. Thanks Lexi! It's definitely more painful with nubs but it gets deeper, so I guess it's worth it :) Hope you had a great weekend too!


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