All About Me From A to Z

Well, I got tagged by my beautiful blonde friend (aka Twinie) Caroline over at The Trendy Trainer to fill out this A to Z survey about myself. Want to learn more about me? Read on my friends!
A. Attached or Single? Attached! Married to my best friend who loves me unconditionally. xoxo
dana and melanie

B. Best Friend?  I am one lucky girl to have many, including Dana (see A.). My family has always been there for me. They are my rocks and my best friends. My girlfriends from college, a handful of friends from high school, childhood friends, blends, co-workers, and friends I met through Dana are all my best friends. It’s okay to have more than one best friend! I have a lot of love in my life.

C. Cake or pie? It depends on the occasion and the crust of the pie. At birthdays I really adore a piece of cake. At Thanksgiving, I can really go for a piece of pumpkin or French Silk pie but won’t eat the crust if it is has the “standard” crust. I prefer the graham cracker kind or the gluten-free crust that my mom made with dates and nuts for last year’s Thanksgiving! Num.
D. Day of choice? Friday. You still have the whole weekend to look forward to!
E. Essential Item? Toothbrush and toothpaste. People tease me about how much I brush my teeth. I just hate the feeling of dirty teeth!
F. Favorite color? This changes every other day depending on my mood. Today, probably coral or mint.
G. Gummy bears or worms? LOVE both but especially enjoy red and white worms. But if we’re talking gummies, the strawberries and cream and peachos are my all-time favs. I haven’t had them in a loooong time though because of this whole eliminating sugar business. Someday I will enjoy a handful of gummies again!
H. Home town? Bloomington, MN born and raised suburban girl
I. Favorite Indulgence? Frozen yogurt, dark chocolate

J. January or July? July. We have like 3 months of summer and warm weather here. I savor it when it is here.

K. Kids? Someday yes! I love kiddos!
black and white photo
L. Life isn’t complete without? My family and friends.
M. Marriage date? October 1st, 2011. Best day ever.

N. Number of brothers/sisters? Three older brothers. Yup, some might say I’m the princess.

Family Photo

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples.
P. Phobias? Claustrophobia.

Q. Quotes?

love life

lift you higher

R. Reasons to smile? A million reasons to smile: my family, friends, health, love, life.

S. Season of choice? I love the changing seasons here in Minnesota and always look forward to the next season to come. They all hold a special place in my heart so I’m not sure if I have a definite favorite. Right now I am loving summer but so looking forward to the coziness and beauty of fall!

T. Tag 5 People. I’m tagging all of you! If you haven’t done this survey yet, you’re up next!
V. Vegetable? Hmm I’m a veggie-holic so this is tough. Snap peas, carrots, peas, asparagus.
W. Worst habit? Let’s ask Dana.
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Which do I prefer? Neither. I’ve had a number of ultrasounds in my day though and they’re not terrible.
Y. Your favorite food? Good quality dark chocolate!
Z. Zodiac sign? Scorpio.
YOUR turn! Pick your three initials and answer the corresponding questions in the comment box. 


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Currently…Survey Time!

I found this fun little survey on Julie’s blog the other week and saved it for another day because it looked like fun! The survey is titled “Currently,” and asks about things I’m currently loving.

Feel free to play along in the comments section!

Current Book(s): I was trying to read Under the Tuscan Sun but I’m having a really hard time getting into it so I have given up on it and am looking for a new book to read. My friend Kalley recommended The Fault in Our Stars so that may be next on the agenda. Any other recommendations?

Current Music: This is completely dependent on my mood. If I’m feeling calm in the morning I prefer contemporary christian or country, if I’m trying to get pumped up for a workout or feel like dancing around the house I like some pop, hip-hop, or rap, if I feel like singing along in the car I will go for the 90’s hits or musicals, if the sun is shining and it’s a summer day I will usually turn on Kenny Chesney. It all depends!

Current Guilty Pleasure: I wouldn’t say I feel guilty about it, but I am really enjoying dark chocolate. We have a bag of Dove Dark Chocolates at our house right now and I love unwrapping them and reading the inspirational words on the wrapper before I savor the chocolate.

Current Nail Color: My hands and toes are actually totally naked right now! I just took my toenail polish off yesterday, but it was bright fuschia pink. Up next, I’m not sure. Red, light pink, neon pink…

Current Drink: Medium roast coffee with coconut creamer and a touch of stevia. I am a huge water drinker too.



Current Food: Carrots and hummus, bananas and almond butter. Same old same old.

banana with almond butter

Current Favorite Show: So You Think You Can Dance, The Bachelorette, Modern Family

Current Wish List: Cute summer shorts, a summer dress, and to be fully and completely healed and off meds. I realize I’m all over the place here on this one.

Current Needs: I’m in need of a haircut and finally made an appointment for next week. It’s been a good six months or so now, so it’s time to get it cleaned up. I could use a pedicure too but I don’t NEED one.

Current Indulgence: If we’re referring to food it would be frozen yogurt on Monday night…

cherry berry

If we’re talking anything else it would be my new black maxi skirt from Victoria’s Secret.


Besides that, I bought some expensive cod liver oil that supposedly is like liquid gold for the body but that’s not exactly what I consider an “indulgence.”

Current Blessing: My body that keeps on moving. My family. My friends. My passion for healthy living.

Current Outfit: As in what I am in right now? Sweatpants of course. Sweatpants and an old turquoise t-shirt from a dance recital in 2002. Keepin’ it classy.

Current Excitement: I’m excited for some warm summer weather! I know it’s coming. We’ve waited a long time around here for it and had little sneak peeks here and there, but I’m ready for the real deal.

dana and melanie

Now it’s your turn!

  • Current Food…
  • Current Wishlist…
  • Current Blessing…
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