Vlogging About My Hair Routine [Reader Request Video]

My hair.

Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s bad. But most days it’s top-knotted, messy and held together with a headband and dry shampoo.

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My hair has always been straight, blonde and something I spend about .086 seconds on each and every day. IMG_3688

A few weeks back I received an Instagram question about my hair washing/styling routine since I teach 2409593017539025 spin classes each week. In the photo I mentioned I only wash my hair 3x/week (even after hot yoga … stop judging me) … which led me to put together this quckie video 🙂

Enjoy!

What hair products do you use? Do you wash your hair every day??

Taming My Sweet Tooth: A Work in Progress

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always, all opinions and commentary are my own. 

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Sugar.

I love it.

Candy, FroYo, chocolate … give me it all. But, thankfully, my stomach hates it. I get such a bellyache when I overindulge (which of course is my only option with it comes to that deliciousness), so I must find alternative options.

Enter: the newest edition to the Blue Diamond Almonds family, Salted Caramel & Blueberry.

Holy yum.

Since receiving this delicious bundle from Blue Diamonds, I’ve snacked on them by the handful, tossed them on top of my dairy-free yogurt and even chopped and sprinkled them on my shakes. The packaging says, irresistible … and it couldn’t be more spot on.

Salted Caramel was definitely my favorite. How do I know this? Maybe because the canister was devoured in less than 3 days. No shame. Salty and sweet, my fave way to snack on these bad boys was straight out of the container.

The blueberry flavor was my second favorite … only took me 6 days to polish those off 🙂

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With a stronger berry coating and sweeter taste, I tossed them into my Greek yogurt on my dairy days — I’m currently still trying to figure out if milk products are causing me any stomach issues. As of now, the jury is still out — and on top of my PB shakes the other days (PB+J anyone??).

So there you have it, folks. Two new flavors from Blue Diamonds. And if you ask me — or look in my pantry — you’ll know these delicious morsels of healthy snacking are a must.

Plus, when my sugar cravings kick in (and a quick trip to the mini mart for a pint of my fave ice cream is calling my name) these are a wayyyyyyyy smarter option.

Nom. Nom. Snack on.

Are you a sugar lover? How do you curb your sweet tooth? 

-TTT

Kevin from Comcast

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If you’ve ever moved you know just how many companies you must call to switch things over; Cable, utilities, change of address, possible street parking permit and the hundreds — okay, maybe only a few — bills that must now be rerouted to your new home.

For me moving is always stressful. It’s never fun and it’s always hot.

Shlepping dorm room belongings between residence halls and storage units during May and August in Tampa, FL was not the most glamorous of times. Fast forward to Boston where the dreaded September 1st move-in date annually leaves the city streets looking more like an abandoned flea market than a bustling young professional neighborhood.

Like I said, moving sucks.

And amongst the unpacked boxes and feelings of unsettledness, the overwhelming amount of phone calls still loom. Customer service experiences on the horizon, buckle up.

So when I rang Comcast to chat about switching my  cable from my old abode to my new digs, I was pleasantly surprised when a jolly voice came across the line. Hello, Kevin.

At this point in my moving process I had spoken to nearly 10 customer service peeps. Ranging from automated systems to cranky overseas individuals, chatting with Kevin was a breath of fresh air.

Perhaps it was my newly single mentality or vulnerable mid-move state, but Kevin was kind and spent so much time explaining  each step of the process to me. Lowering my monthly rate and making my life easier, it lead me to think … what if all customer service reps were this simple to speak with?

Sure, sure, Comcast wants you to spend money on their services … so OF course they’re going to shower you with love and affection over the phone. Geez, I’m shocked Kevin didn’t propose over the phone if I committed to HBO and Showtime. However, there have been many a times where this has not been the case (not with Comcast, but others who’s products or services I’ve purchased).

So here in lies the lesson. No matter who you’re speaking with, be kind, be helpful and be patient.

This convo with Kevin from Comcast was 4 weeks ago. Clearly it left reality TV-filled imprint on my heart.

Be present, kiddos, you never know who’s on the other end of that phone. You could be making quite a positive mark on that person’s day.

Oh, and hey, Kevin … call me.

 

Joking, people. But really, have you ever had an unexpected and positive experience like this?

-TTT