So, I wasn’t exactly tagged to do this A to Z thing, but thought it was a fun idea when I read it over at Carrots ‘N’ Cake a few weeks ago. I’ve had it in the works ever since, but then forgot about it and was reminded again when I saw it over at Beautifully Nutty. Anyway, it’s a little change of pace, but hopefully at least a little entertaining! Cheers!
A. Attached or single?
Attached, married for a little over 2 months and together for about 5 years.
B. Best friend?
C. Cake or pie?
Make It Paleo’s, grain-free coconut cake. I make it with raw honey instead of maple syrup and use a dairy-free lemon coconut frosting instead of the option they suggest in the book. It is straight up divine. You can check out my variation here.
D. Day of choice?
Saturday — it’s the only full day that Jesse has off. I just recently started working Saturday mornings out at CPC (by choice), but it’s only a couple hours out of my day, and then I have the whole rest of the day to do whatever. Saturdays have a special vibe to them that I dig.
E. Essential item?
- Beauty: coconut oil, it’s the best moisturizer!
- Clothing: see workout clothes…it’s what I live in! I do like Levi’s low-rise demi curve bootcut skinny jeans though. I have two pairs and they’re my fave.
- Workout: Lululemon cool racerback tanks and wunder under crops
- Food: eggs, kale and coconut butter
F. Favorite color?
Blue, and it has been since I was a little kid.
G. Gummy bears or worms?
Well, neither because I don’t eat that stuff! I honestly don’t even remember the last time gummy candy touched my lips. As a kid I liked both a lot — probably the worms a little more because they could be savored longer — eaten in two bites instead of one. I really liked the bears though too and wasn’t partial to one over the other.
H. Home town?
I. Favorite indulgence?
Homemade coconut milk ice cream or the grain-free coconut cake I mentioned above. A nice dry white wine or hard cider too. If I’m in Hawaii though, it’s definitely a Mai Thai cocktail.
J. January or July?
Definitely July because I love the summer! Coming off of all the holidays in January is hard and makes me feel a little blue. Plus, it’s wintery, wet and cold. Rainy season at its peak.
Someday, Jesse and I plan to have one, but not for a little while. Maybe in about 5 years.
L. Life isn’t complete without?
Our kitties, Mila and Dutch.
M. Marriage date?
June 8, 2013. Our reception is coming up in a few weeks — September 7, back in Michigan.
N. Number of siblings?
2 sisters, both older (Ashley 5 years older, Amanda 3 years older).
O. Oranges or apples?
Apples, hands down, especially pink ladies and honey crisp. I can’t wait for apple season!
Spiders and deep, dark open waters.
Oh, there’s many that I like, but here are a couple favorites:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -M. Gandhi
“Happiness is a byproduct of a greater frequency.” Unknown, but heard my yoga teacher say it before
R. Reasons to smile?
I could list a lot, but here a few: My upcoming trip to Michigan in a few weeks (for our wedding reception), a trip to Hawaii in less than three months, having cool jobs and being called Mrs. Fairbanks.
S. Season of choice?
Summer and fall.
T. Tag 5 people?
U. Unknown fact about me?
I used to have my tongue pierced. I did it on my 18th birthday and mom wasn’t very happy because I didn’t tell her I was doing it (sorry, mom!). I took it out when I was 21 because I was over it and didn’t want it anymore.
I love ’em, especially the green leafy ones!
W. Worst habit?
Picking the calluses on my hands and wasting time on the computer.
X. X-ray or ultrasound?
Well, I’ve only ever had an x-ray, so I don’t know what an ultrasound is like. I think looking at bone x-rays is pretty darn cool though.
Y. Your favorite food?
Hard to choose just one, but probably eggs. They always satisfy.
Z. Zodiac sign?