I feel like it’s been a little while since I have been able to sit down and chat here. This week has been extra busy, and fighting off a cold since Sunday has really put a damper on my motivation to blog at night after long days of working and being out and about. I’ve missed you guys!
Today I thought I’d break things up with a fun survey I saw pop up on Tina’s blog a few months ago. I’d love to hear your answers to some of the questions, too.
Feel free to play along and comment with some your preferences below!
Chocolate or Vanilla?
While I often indulge in both, chocolate will always be my jam.
(Oh my gosh, this dark chocolate bark recipe. Amazing!)
In fact, I have a glass of dark chocolate almond milk or handful of chocolate chips every single night before bed. It’s great for satisfying an unruly sweet tooth!
Innie or Outtie?
I have an innie, but I’m oddly intrigued by the possibility of having an outtie if we ever get pregnant. Does is just pop right back in like nothing happened? Is it weird that I’ve thought about this?
Hot, Hot Summer or Snowy Winter?
I’m all for experiencing the seasons, but I think we moved to Michigan at the wrong time.
We are coming up on our fourth winter in The Mitten, and the last two years have literally broken records in both cold temperatures and snowfall. It’s been fun to learn how to ski and sled (even where we’re not supposed to), but I sure do miss the warmth and sunshine I grew up with.
That said, and as a native Floridian, I will always be able to tolerate hot, hot summers over snowy winters.
Save or Spend?
We’re somewhere in the middle. We’ve been great at saving in the past, then life happens. Like losing a job… twice, haha. For the most part, we like to pay our bills off as early as possible and have a good cushion left for savings. Anything after that usually goes towards treating ourselves to dining out, traveling, and buying things we work hard for. You only live once, right?
Elliptical or Treadmill?
There are days where I turn to the elliptical over the treadmill, but it’s only on days I just don’t feel like running. I’m part of the rare bread that actually likes the treadmill. I know, I’m a weirdo!
Truth is, I wish we had one at home! Back when I had a gym membership, I would take a group fitness class or complete a strength training circuit and then my favorite part of the workout would always be a quick 2 or 3 mile interval something-or-other on the treadmill afterwards. It’s a great way to really ensure you get your blood pumping.
(Check out my Cardio Page for some of my favorite treadmill and elliptical workouts!)
Banana or Apple?
But I never knew how much I loved them until Scott entered my life. He’s obsessed with them and will even ask for a sliced apple for dinner at times. Of course I intervene, but I could definitely eat an apple a day.
Hey, isn’t there a saying about that? 😉
Morning or Night?
In the past, I’ve been a bit of a night owl. These days, I’ve been enjoying getting up earlier in the mornings, which causes me to want to turn in earlier the night before. On the occasions we are out celebrating something special or traveling, we instantly become night owls. But, on a day-to-day basis we have become a lot better at putting ourselves to bed at a decent hour in order to be productive the next morning. It’s a beautiful thing!
Plus, there’s nothing like catching an early morning sunrise. *Sigh*
Love or Money?
Lip Balm or Lipstick?
It depends. For every day? Lip Balm. For a fun night out? Lipstick.
Living in colder climates? Always lip balm, sometimes layered with lipstick.
I’ve been loving Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balms as a middle ground lately.
Butt or Boobs?
This is a weird question… so I’m going to relate it to working out. I’ll always prefer a good set of lunges or squats over push-ups.
Alone or with others?
Believe it or not, I am completely content at home by myself. I love curling up on the couch with the fur kids and enjoying some me time.
I do, however, crave social interaction with others. After strictly working at home for a few years, I really enjoy the balance I have now between working at the gym part-time, working at the nursery, and at home.
Coffee or Tea?
I think you all know my answer to this one by now…
Coffee! I do enjoy a green, chai, or herbal tea from time to time, but coffee is my first and forever love.
Straight or Curly?
I was born with natural curly hair, so of course my answer is straight. Don’t we always want what we don’t have?
I rarely let my hair dry naturally if it’s not going up in bun. I always have to blow dry and straighten it or let it air dry or use a diffuser before hitting it with a curling wand to look somewhat manageable. It blows my mind when people can just hop out of the shower and then out door with wet hair that dries into something beautiful every day. Where did you come from?
Three Squares or Graze All Day?
I’m usually a huge snacker. My appetite, however, has actually slowed down on the late, so I have been less snack-y and more meal oriented. If I don’t prep snacks for a long work day, I’m usually ready to eat a limb when I get home.
So, yeah, I’d say I prefer to be a graze all day kind of gal!
(You can always see what a “normal” day of eating looks like for by browsing the WIAW category.)
Right-handed or left-handed?
Right! But both my brother and dad are left handed. I think that’s pretty cool and have always wondered what makes someone right or left-hand dominant.
Beach or Mountains?
Beach! Although waking up to views like this is pretty memorizing.
I think it just all goes back to the hot or cold question… always hot for me!
Mac or PC?
I’m an Apple girl, which turned me onto Macs long ago.
They seem scary to PC users, but they’re really not at all. I’ve been blogging and working on Macs since I graduated college in 2007, and I always feel like an idiot when I try to use a PC. (Where is the command key?! Ha.)
Shy or Outgoing?
I’m pretty outgoing in a social setting, but I guess it all depends on my mood. There are definitely days where I play the observer role and take everything in. Scott, on the other hand, will make a friend with a tree. It’s crazy to watch sometimes!
Now it’s your turn!
Chocolate or vanilla?
Hot, hot, summer or snowy winter?
Morning or night person?
Mac or PC?
Have a great Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow with this week’s Friday Favorites link up!