Friday, January 21, 2022

Five on Friday - Awesome Running Shorts, the BEST Travel Bag, and a Phone Holder

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Hey hey and happy Fridaaaay!!!!  Even though it was a short work week it felt long for some reason, and we’re looking forward to some downtime at home this weekend.  I’m hoping to get a few more spaces cleaned out in our house since I neglected it last weekend in favor of going to Athens. 

Are y’all ready for some of my favorites from the week?

O N E – Best Running Shorts

B bought these running shorts for me for Christmas and they are ahhhh-maaaazing.  They are seriously every single thing I’ve been looking for in a running short.  The fabric is soft, the waistband is stretchy and comfortable, and they wick away moisture when you sweat.  They sit perfectly above my hips, but they’re not so high that they’re uncomfortable.  They have built-in underwear for added comfort, and they have a small back zipper pocket for you to store a key or anything else you may need.  The quality of these shorts is incredible, and it’s hard to believe that they’re from Amazon.  If you’re looking for a great pair of workout shorts, I can’t recommend these enough.  And they come in a variety of colors.


T W O – Hanging Travel Bag

My parents bought this hanging travel bag for me for Christmas, and y’all, it is the absolute best thing ever!  I got it all set up last week and used it for the first time on our trip to Athens and I cannot say enough good things about it!  This bag is big enough to hold full-size bottles and there is ample room for every single thing you’d ever need to travel. 

There are two main compartments with leakproof chambers, and each of the compartments has mesh pouches and elastic bands that hold bottles upright.  In addition to the two main compartments, there’s another medium sized compartment with a zipper closure (at the bottom), and two additional smaller compartments with zipper closure (at the top).

The compartments fold in so the bag can zip up, and then there’s yet another zipper pouch on the front outer part of the bag.  The best part is that there’s a hanger on the inside of the bag so you can hang it and see everything inside… this is awesome since so many hotels have very little counter space.  I was able to hang mine on the back of the bathroom door and access all items easily which freed up the counterspace for other items.

I was able to fit the following in my bag:

1 contact case

1 pair of extra contacts

5 hair ties

10 bobby pins

1 bottle of shampoo

1 bottle of body wash

1 body scrubber

1 full-size face wash

1 full-size face cream

1 razor in its storage container

1 full-size deodorant

1 full-size Bath & Body Works body cream

1 small bottle of contact solution

1 small bottle of hairspray

1 small bottle of hand lotion

1 pack of Q-tips

1 mini sewing kit

1 container of dental floss

1 small tube of toothpaste

1 travel toothbrush

5 feminine products

1 full-size Wet Brush paddle brush

All of this fits in the bag easily and there is still plenty of room to spare!  The bag has thousands of ratings on Amazon with 4.8 / 5 stars and it’s just a great product.  I highly HIGHLY recommend this bag!  Thank you again, Momma and Daddy!!  :o)  :o)

T H R E E – Phone Holder

This adjustable phone holder was another Christmas gift, and yet another item that I’m loving.  I sit at my desk for several hours every single day and this stand allows my phone to stand upright or sideways for easy access.  It’s adjustable so you can customize the angle.  It has rubber grippers on the back and bottoms so your phone doesn’t slide around, and it’s open on the bottom so you can charge your phone while it rests.  The best part is that it’s so small and sleek that it barely takes up any room on my desk.  It’s such a small, inexpensive thing that has made a HUGE impact in my day-to-day functionality.  And it also comes in five other colors if you don't like rose gold.  ;o)


F O U R – 90’s Pop Station

I know I mentioned this already on the blog, but the 90’s pop station on Amazon has been one of my favorites these last couple of weeks!  If you have an Echo device in your home, just ask Alexa to play 90’s pop music.  She will then play theeee best mix of music for you for free, and you’ll be guaranteed to be jamming all day and night long.  I’ve listened for hours and hours these last couple of weeks, and I can’t get enough.  This station plays a great mix of 90’s pop, hip hop, and R&B, and songs are rarely repeated so it’s not like you’re listening to the same handful of songs over and over like you do on Pandora sometimes.  90’s forever, y’all!


F I V E – UGA Mug

My littlest brother gave me a set of Georgia mugs for Christmas, and I’ve been using this one since I got it.  I used it on the morning of our National Championship win, and I may just use it for the next 365 days.  Haha!  It’s definitely been a favorite this week to glance down at that mug on my desk and remember that we’re finally the champions!!!!

(And I know I’ve talked about this a ton on the blog this week, and I promise not to dwell on it forever.  Haha.)


Friday Funnies

Only 90's kids will understand

Literally feeling this so hard right now

My actual music library in a nutshell.  All that's missing is DMB.  ;o)

Dyyyying.  Man, I miss this cat!

90's kids, Y'ALL KNOW!!!!


On the Blog This Week

 An Ode to Georgia in Honor of Our National Championship Win

Our Week – The One with the National Championship Win and SNOW!!!!

House Cleanout and Projects – Mid-January Update


Happy Friday, y’all!

*Linking up with 
A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites.


  1. Yay Friday Funnies!! That phone holder looks like a good one and so does the travel bag! I love a good travel bag with lots of compartments. Have a great weekend!

  2. I must be a 90s kid too! The travel bag sounds great. Gabbie has one she uses from Vera Bradley too.

  3. Those are the shorts I got for Grace. She likes them, but now says she wants some that are higher waisted. I have that phone stand and love it. And I always tell Alexa to play some kind of music (lately classical piano for a calm vibe) - makes it so easy to use Amazon music. I have lots of playlists on Pandora, but it's definitely easy to just tell the Echo to play some Amazon music station. Hope you have a good weekend.

  4. I'll have to check out those running shorts! I don't know why it's so hard to find decent running shorts! And those memes are great!

  5. I’ve been wanting those shorts!!! Also, that little Omicron sitting outside finally found us over here. 😫

  6. I just got a new toiletry bag for travel and can't wait to use it!

  7. Adding allll these things to my wish list, haha! Glad I have a birthday coming up in the next few months. :)


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