Five: A Random Blog Survey

Super random blog post coming your way today!

I got the idea for this blog post on Sunday when Ryan and I were hanging out on the couch chatting about travel plans for the year. We are really hoping to plan a family vacation within the next few months but our destination is totally up in the air. We came up with a list of about 10 places we’re dying to go that might work with a baby and I thought I could morph that conversation into a blog post focusing on the number five (because 10 is a little long for this type of thing)!

FIVE - A Random Blog Survey

It’s a survey-esque blog post and I’d love for you to pick a few categories to share your “top fives” in the comments section.

Happy Thursday!

Five: A Random Blog Survey

  • Five Places I’m Dying to Visit


Alaska (to see whales in the wild)

Australia (to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef)

Napa Valley/Sonoma (one day in the future… when we’re okay with leaving Chase for a bit)

Olympic National Park (dying to visit the Pacific Northwest with Ryan!)

Yellowstone National Park (okay, basically any National Park…)

  • Five Foods I Eat Every Day



Peanut Butter or Almond Butter

Sweet Potatoes


  • Five Talents I Wish I Had

Calligraphy Tutorial

(photo source)




Website Coding

Graphic Design

  • Five Healthy Food Bloggers I Wish Would Cook For Me Every Day

Chicken Fajitas

Kristin from Iowa Girl Eats

Brittany from Eating Bird Food

Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean

Brittany from A Healthy Slice of Life

Gina from SkinnyTaste

Best Instagram Accounts

TheDogist (Gorgeous photos of different kinds of dogs, typically shot along the streets of NYC)

HilariousBabies (This one cracks me up)

BethWilliamsFitness (One of my favorite BBC trainers’ new fitness account)

Tank.Sinatra (A hilariously inappropriate account)

JulesHough (She could not be any cuter)

  • Five Things I Wear (Almost) Every Day

Bombas Ankle Socks


UGG Slippers

Bombas ankle socks or Fabletics no-show socks

Fabletics no-show underwear/thongs

Headbands (SparklySoul, BicBands <— Both are great for working out and don’t slip!)

  • Five Songs I Listen To On Repeat

Cocktails acappella

Shark In The Water by The Cocktails (My all-time favorite a cappella remake)

Water Under The Bridge by Adele (The most beautiful voice)

Chandelier by Twisted Measure (Another gorgeous a cappella remake)

Valerie by Amy Winehouse (So catchy)

Ugly Heart by GRL (An upbeat BodyPump song discovery)

  • Five Beauty Products I Use Every Day

Beauty Favorites

Rosehip Oil (I use this obsessively. Stay tuned for a post all about this stuff because I’ve been receiving emails from you guys daily with questions about how I use it. It’s without a doubt my favorite beauty discovery from 2015!)

EOS Lip Balm

TheBalm Stainiac Lip Stain (I initially received this as a sample in one of my Birchbox mailings and fell in LOVE. Now it’s something I use to give my lips a hint of color every day. You can keep it light or layer the color for a richer look. It’s the best!)

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

Almay Get Up and Grow Mascara

  • Five Movies I Can Watch On Repeat

Pitch Perfect

Father of the Bride

Harry Potter (all of them, but especially the first one)

Love Actually


  • Five Books On My Current Reading List

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff

The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee (We actually read this one during library story time on Monday but I’m sharing it here because it was hilarious. It is a great baby book that new parents will appreciate as it makes light of some of the harder parts of parenting a new baby. I also think this would be a great baby shower gift!)

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

A Mom’s Practical Guide to Baby-Led Weaning by Brittany Dixon

  • Five Random Things I Ate Yesterday

Sriracha Lime Pretzel Crisps

Prep Ahead Breakfast Bowl

Egg White Oatmeal Protein Pancake Topped with Peanut Butter (morning snack)

Sriracha and Lime Pretzel Crisps

Aloo Gobi with Shredded Chicken

Greek Yogurt with Almond Butter Granola and Blueberries

Question of the Day

Choose a couple of the above prompts and play along!

Need a place to get started? Here ya go

  • 5 Talents You Wish You Had
  • 5 Foods You Eat Every Day
  • 5 Instagram Accounts You Love
  • 5 Beauty Products You Love


  1. says

    Fun post!! I love the HP movies & books too 🙂

    I wish I had the talent of singing too. I can belt it out in my car so I think I sound like Idina Menzel….. haha. foods I eat every day: eggs, protein powder, whole wheat bread, yogurt, spinach


  2. Lexie says

    After you fly you must definitely do a post about how it went and with tips. We’re flying for the first time with a baby next month and I’ve been researching up a storm!

    My baby is a few weeks older than Chase and we’ve been doing BLW for about a month now. We love it! It’s easier than pureeing, she just eats what we eat, no salt or sugar. I can already see a difference in her fine motor skills and she’s loved everything she’s tried so far. Frozen broccoli and green beans are great for teething too!


  3. says

    You are too kind – thank you so much for including me, and if I lived closer I WOULD come and cook for you every day! 😉 Let’s see here, I feel as though the “5 Foods You Eat Every Day” is appropriate for me: 1. Chips and salsa 2. Applegate Farms uncured salami (#cantstopwontstop) 3. some sort of berry 4. does Perrier count? Obsessed. 5. leftovers. Love me some leftovers! Have a great weekend, Julie! 🙂


  4. Sabina says

    Five Places I’m Dying to Visit
    California Wine Country

    Five Songs I Listen To On Repeat
    – anything zac brown
    – anything jimmy buffett
    country nation by brad paisely
    savy it for a rainy day by kenny chesney
    Like a wrecking ball – eric church

    Five Beauty Products I Use Every Day
    -ole henrickson truth serum
    -benefit roller lash mascara
    -eos lip balm ( coconut swirl is my fav at the moment )
    -Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo or style cream if i just washed my hair
    Eternity perfume

    Five Movies I Can Watch On Repeat
    You’ve got mail
    Die Hard
    Hunt for red october
    Sound of Music

    Five Foods I Eat everyday
    – eggs
    – bacon
    – salad
    – olives
    – chicken
    – mustard


  5. Kim from MN says

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy these posts, I was too busy to comment last week. Super fun to read! I’ll play along belatedly with movies I could watch repeatedly (there are so many to choose from, honestly): When Harry Met Sally, The Shawshank Redemption, Sense and Sensibility, the Shrek movies, and so many others but a recent fave is We’re The Millers. I also watch Elf repeatedly! Ditto HP movies! And all your choices were good ones! Star Trek 2009 (yes, I like historical movies, prison movies, cartoons, musicals, comedy, action, and sci fi! I’m kind of into all genres.)


  6. AJ says

    Come to Australia and you’ll hit your whole list in one go! Great Barrier Reef, beautiful national parks, gorgeous wine regions and whales galore. We see them migrating north and then south again every year, i live on the coast and you can spot them from the beach. Ps we also have great
    coffee 🙂



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