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Friday Faves- HUGE news and not your average smoothie

HAPPY FRIDAY friends!!

So so so happy it is Friday, as this week has been exhausting because I haven’t been sleeping well.

Yesterday I did 0.3 mile repeats on the treadmill (treadmill is old and can’t read to the hundredths place) instead of 400’s. They were hard and awesome.

This AM I did an easy 5 miles πŸ™‚

Now on to Friday Faves!

1.Β Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

hair curl smoothie cream

It takes a lot of work to tame this mane! In my opinion, curly hair just naturally looks frizzy so we need a lot of product to control it. I found this “smoothie” at Target a little while ago, andΒ I’ve been waiting to tell you about itΒ because I wasn’t sure if it really was that good. It is. And it’s really natural. So if you have curly, frizzy hair, I highly recommend this!

holiday party kyle me

2. Mango Black Tea

mango black tea

Even though it’s summer, I drink a ton of hot tea at work to stay warm.Β I guess a TON of AC is better than no AC? I found this tea a few weeks ago at Trader Joe’s and have been hooked ever since!

3. My foam roller

I’ve been foam rolling (instead of stick rolling) as much as possible and my knee did NOT hurt during my speedwork yesterday!

4. Stability ball desk chair

stability ball

I have a bad back, so ergonomics are really important to me. I’ve been spending more time at my desk recently, and I’ve noticed my posture can get sloppy when I’m tired. Our company has an awesome ergonomic team and they were happy to get me a stability ball desk chair. This can help with posture because it forces you to engage your core. So far I’m loving it! And of course I’ve been bouncing around a little bit πŸ˜‰

5. This living room.

house living room

Why, you ask? Well friends, this is the living room in Kyle’s and my new house!!!!! Yep!!!! We bought our first house together!Β I’ve been keeping a secret from you guys (sorry!!!). We’re sooooooo excited!!! Oh, and broke πŸ˜‰

What hair products do you use?

Tea drinker? If so, what’s your favorite? I want suggestions πŸ™‚

Have you used a stability ball desk chair?

Do you like my living room? If you say yes, you can come visit. If you say no, you get to sleep on the front lawn.


53 thoughts on “Friday Faves- HUGE news and not your average smoothie

  1. I’m so excited about your house I can hardly stand it. Yesterday at Costco I had to resist buying everything in sight, my inner monologue was “the kids could sure use this”. Staying cool though and resisting temptation!

  2. ahhhh! congrats on the new home! I love your new living room!

    Even though I wear my hair straight throughout the school year, the summer’s I go curly so I’m excited to try this out.. Thanks for looking out for the curly haired girls!

    I’m not currently rocking the stability ball but I think I MAY invest in one for my desk for next year and I may even get some cool points too….lol

  3. Love your new living room! So happy for you guys! Congrats!!!!!!😊
    Can’t wait to see your new place! Yay!

  4. CONGRATULATIONNNNSSSSS, sweetie pie! I am so so happy for you guys! I can’t wait for you to build new memories there!!! I remember when Justin and I were buying our condo, nothing beats that feeling! *okay… maybe I’m exaggerating it coz my wedding was the best feeling lol, but you get the point :D* Also, yay for your knee, it seems like there is a good progress. Oh, and I’ll have to check out that tea, I’m an addict just like you ❀ xoxo

  5. OMG Congratulations on your new house!!! Judging by the living room, going broke was worth it. πŸ˜‰ Buying a house is so huge and stressful in the beginning but awesome because it’s quite an accomplishment. You totally gotta post more pics, I want to see more!

    1. THANK YOU!! LOL yes, going broke was definitely worth it πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to share more photos with you! Unfortunately it will have to wait about a month cause we don’t move in for a while haha! ❀


    OMG you bought a house! Haha!
    Haha I spent the majority of this post wondering if your huge news was running 5 miles with your injury situation.

    Go celebrate and get some sleep chica!

  7. HOMEOWNER!!! Congratulations, my friend!! That is amazing news and your new living room is lovely. Now all you need is a creepy statue garden in the yard to make it really feel like home. ❀

    I wish I needed curly hair products. I tend to like anything that has "smoothie" in the name.

  8. So proud if you two and excited.
    Linda H. – I have the same problem… Must resist so I don’t cramp their style and don’t go broke!!!

  9. Hooray for your new Dublin house! Sure, I spose I like your living room πŸ˜‰ As for hair products, I use moose. Oh I drink the crap out of some tea. I was in to Teavana for a while, but they’re so expensive. I keep rotating – sometimes depending on what’s on sale. I like a good English or Irish breakfast tea!

    1. THANK YOU!!! Oh good, now you don’t have to stay on our lawn πŸ˜‰ LOL funny Teavana story. My dad wanted to get some for my mom as a Mother’s Day present. He didn’t know how much it cost, picked up a tin and asked the person to fill ‘er up. The employee was like, that will be $150. My dad was flabbergasted and in shock, told them to take some out, but still paid like $100 for tea…we give him a hard time about this any chance we get.

  10. Love your new living room, congrats! Also your hair looks great πŸ™‚ I’m pretty plain jane with my hair products, just a lot of heat styling (I know, not good). I’m jealous of your pink “chair,” we don’t sit much at work so no stability balls here!

    1. Awww thanks love!!! Haha my hair is lucky that I’m lazy and don’t usually bother to heat style too often πŸ˜‰ Haha you guys deserve whatever sitting device you want for the amount of time you’re on your feet! Massage chairs? Shall I talk to your manager?

  11. Glad your knee is feeling better!
    WOOO congrats on the house! That’s so exciting! At first I thought your huge news was the hair smoother…womp womp…but your hair looks good πŸ™‚
    I use mousse–currently herbal essence, but usually whatever is cheapest

    1. Aww thank you so much love!!! PAHAHA no, the hair smoothie was just the boring side note. OMG SAME! I go through so much hair product, I buy whatever is on sale. That’s actually how I found out about this product haha.

  12. Congratulations!!!! That is so exciting! Your new living room is beautiful! Also, that is an awesome idea about using the stability ball for posture!!!! I had no idea!

  13. Congratulations girlfriend!!!! That is HUGE and exciting news!! Now you can spend all your days on Pinterest and Houzz while Kyle gets crackin’ on his honey do list πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hear more about this and see the new place! xoxo miss you!! (My fault)!

    1. Gawwww thank you so much!!!! LOL that’s EXACTLY what I’ve been doing in my spare time/ALL the time…I can’t wait to show you! Miss you too girl! I hope the new job, pup, and hubby are doin’ well ❀

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