Good morning! I hope you had a good Monday yesterday! The weather here in north Alabama was drizzly, which worked out well because all I had the energy for was relaxing. It’s funny how every day here at the end of pregnancy is different; Some days I feel like Superwoman and almost nearly forget I’m pregnant (until I catch myself in the reflection of glass at the grocery store) and other days all I’m good for is growing roots in the couch. 🙂 Jamie will be here SO SOON, so I’m thankful every day that I wake up pregnant because that means his odds of being here for the birth of his daughter are greater.
Today’s post is a response to my reader survey from a couple months ago and is a little more light-hearted. An anonymous reader suggested I write a post on my general likes and dislikes to get to know me as a person a little better, and I thought that was a great idea! I searched for a “favorite things survey” and liked this one below.
Pizza, ice cream, and fresh fruit (Give me all of the strawberries, raspberries, and pineapple.)
Believe it or not, the 4th of July! There’s nothing stressful or formal about it like so many other holidays. It combines so many things I love: summertime, BBQs, fireworks, community festivals, and family and friends. Last year was the best!
Our belated honeymoon to Costa Rica (It was truly once in a lifetime!)
Favorite TV show
The Bachelor/Bachelorette (the only TV show I regularly watch actually)
I can’t stay awake during movies to save my life, so I don’t have a favorite because I don’t watch a ton…
Zac Brown Band in Birmingham in 2010
Favorite Piece of Jewelry
Of course I love my engagement ring and wedding band, but my blue topaz David Yurman ring is my favorite! Jamie got it for me as a complete surprise about two weeks before our wedding because he knew it was my dream ring. I’ve worn it almost every single day on my right ring finger for 5.5 years!
Favorite Place to Eat a Meal Out
Panera! I really could eat there every day and never get tired of it.
Favorite Beauty Product
I have three that are tied because I couldn’t live without any of them!
- Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
- Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette
- CeraVe Moisterizing Facial Lotion with SPF 30
I’ve driven four different cars in the last 13 years, but my current car (my Jeep) was my dream car since I was a teenager and I’m still obsessed with it 3.5 years after purchasing it!
Favorite Chocolate Bar
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups in either white chocolate or milk chocolate! This is a recent thing, but I’m obsessed!
Favorite Form of Exercise
Running (Bonus points if it’s a beautiful Saturday morning and I’m loaded with a playlist of new songs!)
New York City! I was just telling my mom the other day how I’m really itching for a weekend trip up there to just wander around for a couple day. It’s my favorite.
Favorite Time of the Day
I love when Jamie gets home from work until we put Hadley to bed. It’s sweet family time (I can’t wait for it again once this silly deployment thing is done.)
Favorite Form of Social Media
Currently snapchat! @WhimsicalSept (Erica DeSpain)
What do we have in common?!
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo