Wednesday, April 29, 2015

32 Current Favorites, by a 32-Year-Old

Well, I'm 32.

I have to say, I truly have loved my 30s so far!  I feel stronger and happier than I ever have in my entire life.  And also?  Despite my mushy, post-two-babies figure, I also feel the most confident I have ever felt, so proud of my 32-year-old body and all it has accomplished.  Birthdays really don't bother me, getting older really doesn't bother me because - to be honest - I'm happy to celebrate getting to live this life for another minute, another day, another year!

To commemorate turning 32, I thought I'd throw together a "Current Favorites" post to mark what things are my jam at this point in my life.  Hopefully I'll remember to do this each year around the time of my birthday so I can compare/laugh/make fun of myself.  Here goes nothing!


Song: "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town.  Or if I'm running, something totally cheesy and overplayed, like "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor or "Shake It Off' by T Swift.

Dessert:  Cupcakes.  Duh.  And in terms of flavor, I'm a big vanilla (boring, I know) and Oreo-flavored-ANYTHING lover.

Drink:  Non-Alcoholic?  Regular Coke.  Mmmmm.  But I don't let myself drink it anymore, because LBS.  Alcoholic?  Red wine (right now I'm loving Pinot Noir) or beer (Blue Moon or Michelob Ultra Amber).

Breakfast:  English muffin with peanut butter and honey, a banana, and coffee.

Lunch:  I usually eat a salad most days since I'm working on my fitness.  BUT I love a deli sandwich and could eat one everyday.

Dinner:  Oh man.  Anything seafood.  Or a big chef salad with good, homemade ranch dressing.  Or pizza, I always love pizza.

Time of Day:  About 7:30pm, when I'm putting E to bed.  I nurse him in his quiet room, usually sip an adult beverage, browse a little social media... and soak in the peacefulness and the perfectness of my sweet baby.

TV Show:  Homeland, hands down.

Sleeping position:  On my tummy, head laying on my left ear, arms tucked into my body.

Day of the Week:  Friday.  I love how everyone is usually in such a good mood on Fridays!

Piece of Jewelry:  Well, it was a gold bar necklace that said, "Never Lose Hope."  I had it made while I was pregnant with E, even wore it while I gave birth.  But it's gone missing. :(  And another one can't replace it, because it held too much sentimental value, so I'm crossing my fingers that it turns up!

Guilty Pleasure:  Bad reality tv, like the Real Housewives of EVERYWHERE.

Candy:  M&Ms... plain, peanut, almond, peanut butter.  I don't discriminate.

Blog:  This girl.  I stumbled upon her a couple years ago, and adore her.

Sound:  CK making E laugh.  Oooooh my heart.

Thing to Wear:  Workout clothes.  I feel the most confident and comfortable in good workout gear.  And I try to work out most days, so wearing the clothes keeps me motivated and it's also a great stay-at-home mama uniform.

Restaurant:  Local?  Probably Little Hawaiian.  But my all-time favorite is The Melting Pot, and I NEVER go!

Ice Cream Flavor:  Cake Batter from Coldstone with tons of rainbow sprinkles (yes, I know I'm not 12).

Store:  Target, of course.  Though TJ Maxx has been awesome lately.

Cereal:  T and I have been all about some Kroger brand Raisin Bran Crunch.  Ha!

Way to Exercise:  Run.  By myself.

TV Channel:  Love me some Bravo and all of its trashiness.

Way to Relax:  Oddly enough, run.  But it's only "relaxing" if I'm by myself.  And I'm a new bath-lover, as long as the door is locked so no threenagers can get into the room.

Sport:  3-year-old tee-ball!

Vacation Spot:  The beach.  St. John, preferably.

Fruit:  Pineapple!  Though I don't eat it a lot.  I do eat a banana in the morning and an apple in the afternoon, almost every single day.

Vegetable:  Steamed broccoli.

Household Chore:  Vacuuming  and mopping.  I actually enjoy doing it and seeing the final product.

Flower:  Tulip.

Color:  Navy Blue.

Smell:  Honeysuckles.  Clean Laundry.  And babies, especially mine.

Bible Verse:  Oh, this one is tough.  Right now it's a tie between three:   "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer."  (Romans 12:12)  "You can make plans, but the Lord's purpose will prevail." (Proverbs 19:21)  "Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus." (Thessalonians 5:16)

So here's to saying goodbye to 31, and welcoming 32 with open arms!  I am excited to see what God has in store for me as a 32-year-old, and I am so thankful to be celebrating another birthday living this crazy, chaotic, wonderful, brutal, beautiful life! <3


  1. This was a great idea Jessie. I'm so happy for you.