Amazon Prime Day

My Amazon Prime Day Suggestions For Runners

Pretty self-explanatory per the title, no? In advance of Amazon Prime Day on July 12 and 13, I’m sharing some of my favorite products for runners that can be purchased through Amazon. Now, I don’t know what’s going to be discounted in advance, but as I understand it the odds are pretty good for most things. Prepare to be shocked: the below links are affiliate links. Rest assured I’m just trying to pay for my domain and web hosting or whatever, not building an empire. And if I do wind up with an empire, I promise to rule justly....

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Nathan water bottle

Hydration Part II: Nathan SpeedMax Plus Water Bottle Review

As threatened promised, I bring you a running water bottle review! I used to use a $5 Mickey Mouse water bottle on my runs, which was just barely the right size and shape to be tenable. Unfortunately I fell on the boardwalk again a couple weeks ago (I KNOW! I’m being more careful, I promise!), and while I was luckily fine, I lost that water bottle in the kerfuffle. I put out a call on my Instagram for suggested replacements, and Nathan’s water bottles rose to the top of the heap. After perusing the options, I went with the...

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Minnie Mouse makeup table

Disney Makeover Time! Let’s Clean Up My Vanity

Because everything looks better spackled over with Disney-ness! As a card-carrying ADHD kid, my approach to organization is simple: first, make a mess. Second, become overwhelmed by the very idea of cleaning up said mess and go do something else, ideally in a different room where you can pretend Step 1 never happened.. There is no Step 3. No, obviously, there is a step 3, where I inevitably do clean up the mess with varying degrees of success and/or lapsed time. But I have ways to make some activities less painful. One easy solution is to Disney-ify the activity,...

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Parks and Rec Ron headphones

Headphone Emergency II: A Twist In Sound

Remember Headphone Emergency I, where my designated running headphones broke at a most inopportune time? I had a long run planned while away from home, and wound up scrambling to Target for some emergency JLab FitSport headphones. They worked great and all was well. Until it wasn’t – the third-ever time I went to charge my new headphones, they… didn’t. I tried a couple different plugs and sockets before absconding to the internet, where I found multiple reviews citing this exact same problem. That’s the bad news. The good news is JLab was very accommodating about replacing them. In...

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Under Armour Sportsmask front of packaging

Under Armour Sportsmask Review Part 2: Original VS. Featherweight

I have good news and bad news, guys. Bad news first: I lost my Under Armour Sportsmask. The good news is that this gives me the perfect opportunity to review the next generation model, the Sportsmask Featherweight. Extra good news: Pat wound up getting his own, 1.0 Sportsmask, which means I still have the OG version to compare it to. But first, a couple notes: 1. Pat wears a M/L, and I wear a S/M. Therefore disregard any size differentials you may see in the photos; they’re not relevant. UA says all sizing remains the same for both models....

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Sparkle Squad logo

Is A Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Squad Membership Worth It?

I’m decidedly NOT a team sports person, but I’m not against joining a team of running individuals, especially if they offer discounts. Did I join Sparkle Squad for the camaraderie or the discounts? Trick question! I joined it for the visor! And the blog post, of course. Anything for a blog post. WHAT IS SPARKLE SQUAD? Right, so, Sparkle Athletic is a small but mighty athletic apparel store geared primarily toward women, although I’m sure they’re happy to sell to anybody who’s angling for a sparkly running skirt or ball cap. You’re almost certainly familiar with them if you’re...

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Ursula lipstick

Is Disney + Colourpop Only Good For The Packaging? An Investigation

This is not a review of Colourpop Disney cosmetics so much as it is, shall we say, a revue of them. I show them to you so that we might ooh and ah at their splendor. I’ll offer my thoughts, of course, but I’m a mere makeup tyro. In it for some pretty colors, fun names, and SUPER cute packaging? Let’s go! I’ve dabbled in Disney makeup before, but never to this extent. See, Colourpop offered a really great sale price over Memorial Day weekend, and I got overexcited. Behold my bounty! Ready for the super fun part? We’ve...

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Twelve Days of Sockmas Advent Calendar

Disney’s Twelve Days Of Sockmas Advent Calendar: Let’s Open ‘Em Up

The full trip report is over, but the details still need filling in. Read on for more May 2021 WDW fun! WE’ HAVE A 2319!!!!!!! Twelve of them, actually. Okay, so, one of the items I picked up at Cast Connection was a sort of sock advent calendar, which offered twelve pairs of socks behind little cardboard doors. I figured it’d be fun to open a door each day after I got home from my trip. ADVENT CALENDAR SOCKS BOX ON THE OUTSIDE Normally advent calendars have 24 doors for December 1 – 24, so I suppose you’d start this one...

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Haunted Mansion

In Which Jenn Reviews Sights & Smells From The Haunted Mansion

I’ve never performed the lengthy soul-searching required to select my favorite Magic Kingdom attraction, but if I had to make a quick call based on gut feelings alone I would probably say the Haunted Mansion. Sure, it’s not the most thrilling experience in the park, but in terms of theme, aesthetics, and storytelling, I think you’d be hard pressed to top it. So it should come as no surprise that much like the hitchhiking ghosts, some Haunted Mansion items have followed me home! And since they’re – shh – third party items readily procured via the internet, I thought...

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OK Tape

In Which Jenn Finds A Cheaper KT Tape Alternative

The KT Tape adventures continue! I’ve been a pretty loyal KT Tape user over the years. I found Rock Tape to be pretty much the same but harder to get, and the CVS off-brand version, while not unusable, didn’t have enough stretch. I’ve been sticking to KT Tape only for a couple years now. (Amazon links in this post are affiliate!) And for the last year or so, I’ve needed to use rather a lot of it – I’ve been plagued by very minor injuries that KT Tape can absolutely handle, and even render runs pain-free. But it does...

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