Weekly Tid Bits

I feel like my laid back weekends are occurring less and less frequently. Which on the one hand is great, because I definitely love to keep busy. But on the other hand, I think I’m losing a lot of sleep.. Does anyone else feel like the beginning of 2017 has started out on a busy note?

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Pizza night make up

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Exploring on my long run

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Midnight snack..dinner..breakfast?

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My laboratory. Ok jk, a brewery.

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First beer tasting at Somerville Brewing Company

 

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Superbowl Snacks

I am personally not a huge football fan. That being said, I’m a Bostonian through and through and given that the Patriots are in the Superbowl this year, it would pretty much be sacrilegious for me to not attend a Superbowl party. And while I can’t contribute all that much to the excitement surrounding the game, I can always provide food. Here are some of the options I’m choosing between for game day:

January Favorites

My goodness it’s almost February. Which means that’s we’re almost 1/12 of the way through 2017. Which means time is going by more quickly every year and I’m getting old. But regardless, I still have favorites that mostly focus around eating, drinking tea, and watching Netflix while I crochet. Jeez I am getting old..

  • Headspace – As you may or may not know, learning how to meditate is one of my new years resolutions. So the first step in getting there was downloading this app. I’m currently 8 sessions in and am still figuring out if it helps me relax or just makes me tired..
  • Chai Tea Latte – I’ve been treating myself to these at work nearly every day. So does that count as treating myself or is this just a new routine?
  • Ghirradeli Milk and Caramel Chocolate Squares – I brought some of these home with me from my parent’s house and for someone who doesn’t like chocolates all that much, I got through these pretty quickly. And purchased a new bag very soon there after.
  • Sherlock – This is my new obsession. If you liked the show House you would love this because it’s basically a good cop / bad cop mystery that is incredibly witty and addicting.
  • Michael Kors Bag – This was my big Christmas gift and I am so incredibly glad I chose it. There is a place for everything and for the first time, I can actually fit a water bottle in my bag for my perpetual thirst.
  • Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – This basically is exactly the same as a beauty blender, but bigger. It still has a pointed edge to get into the crevices but I honestly love this tool.

Weekly Tid Bits

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Being the tourist that I am in NYC for the Empire State Building

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Nail polish of choice for this dismal weather in Boston

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Just about the best parking job I have ever seen. Thanks a** hole with the black car

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Doing my bridesmaid duties and helping out with invitations

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Bunless turkey burgers!

Product Review: Pantene Color Revival Shampoo & Conditioner

To my hairdresser’s dismay (sorry Karen) I continue to use Pantene products. Here’s why:

PROS

  • You can’t beat the price
  • Leaves my hair feeling tangle free and smooth after getting out of the shower
  • Keeps my hair feeling soft and moisturized while other shampoos and conditioners can make my hair feel dry
  • Keeps my hair from getting brassy
  • Smells nice and clean, not too fruity or sultry
  • According to my hairdresser, my hair is actually in really good shape! Which I think says a lot

CONS

  • Not paraben and sulfate free

Overall, I couldn’t tell you the number of times I’ve repurchased Pantene shampoos and conditioners so it should be no surprise that I will definitely be repurchasing them. Every time I try something new I’m disappointed simply because I’m comparing the results to the ones I get with Pantene products, which have yet to be dethroned. Sure, I’m sure I could find some Bumble and Bumble or Oribe products that blow Pantene out of the park, but I’d rather not be shelling out hundreds of dollars a year on products that I don’t need. So for now at least, Pantene will have a coveted spot in my shower.