Thursday, August 15, 2013


Happy Friday eve, my dears!  I wanted to do a fun little post today to help y'all get to know me just a little bit better...I love reading things like this, so when I saw Amy from over at "A Balancing Act" do this post a couple weeks ago, I just knew I wanted to borrow her idea!  Thank you Amy!!

Anyway, here are a bunch of random "Firsts" from the life of me...

First thing you do when you wake up in the morning:

Put on my workout clothes that I laid out the night before, slather on some deodorant, and brush my teeth before heading to get my workout in.  (I always do my workout early in the morning before I talk myself out of it!)

First thing you reach for when you open the fridge:

My sugar free caramel macchiato creamer for my coffee.  (I workout on an empty stomach, then coffee is immediately following my protein shake)  I cannot think about anything else until I have my caffeine!!

First thing you do when you get to the gym:

20-30 minutes of interval training on the elliptical or the treadmill before heading to lift weights.

First thing you do when you get home from work:

Well, since I technically "work" from home, the first thing I do when the hubs gets home from work, after he changes his clothes, comes downstairs, we have a drink (a beer, a mixed cocktail, or a glass of wine) together while we eat dinner and talk about each others' days. (more of me talking since it's my first adult interaction of the day and him nodding along)

First car:

1988 Buick Riviera.  I ran that puppy to the ground...

First accident:

Knock on wood, I haven't been in an accident...I realllly hope I didn't just jinx myself!

First thing you wanted to be when you grew up:

I have NO CLUE why I wanted to be this, because I think mouths are disgusting, but I always wanted to be a dentist...until about the 2nd grade, when I realized that I hated bad breath, tongues and nasty teeth! ha!

First choice beverage:

If you have been around here for the past few weeks, you would know that my drink of choice right now is Root Beer Float Vodka mixed with Cherry Coke Zero.  Yummy in my tummy!

First choice breakfast:

Any sort of omelet.  Veggie, all meat, cheese, you name it.  Pair that with a side of hashbrown potatoes and we are set!

First choice dessert:

Well, considering that sweets are my weakness, it's hard to choose just one, but I would have to say one of my all time faves would have to be the white chocolate bread pudding from a restaurant here in Omaha called Biaggi's.  To die for.

First song that comes to mind:

Nelly and Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise."  Maybe it's because my two year old son requests to listen to it every time we are in the car!

First major purchase:

Our current house that we bought when we moved back to Nebraska over a year and a half ago.  This was the best purchase we've ever made, thus far.

First job:

A cashier at a local pharmacy in my hometown when I was 17.  This was during the time in my life where I thought I wanted to be a pharmacist, so I was just trying to get a feel for that profession...we all know how that one turned out!

First time you flew on a plane:

Y'all.  I grew up on a farm, so we never took vacays further than an hour from our house where we could drive.  So, the first time I flew on a plane I was 17 and a Junior in high school with my softball team.  I was beyond nervous, so I took some xanex and drowsy dramamine and crashed for the entire 2 1/2 hour flight to Florida.  I don't remember a single minute of it!  

See??  Wasn't that fun??  Thank you, Amy for the great idea!!  Feel free to share this post on your's a fun one to whip up!

Until next time...


  1. Oh heavens, bread pudding is my LOVE!! I always test a restaurant by how well they make bread pudding! I may need to travel to Omaha! :)

  2. I love the new blog design! I think I'm going to have to try the caramel macchiato creamer next... I'm polishing off a bottle of Girl Scouts Thin Mints creamer right now... yummmmmm.

  3. Beautiful home! And I think I might steal this idea for a blog post!

    1. Thank you so much, lady!! That means a lot!! :) And go right ahead!! It was so much fun to do! I can't wait to read what your "firsts" are!!

  4. I am trying that drink tomorrow. My Aunt is celebrating her 50th so we are going on an 18 person bike bar. All 18 of us have to pedal the bike around Soulard (Missouri) along cobblestone streets. It's BYOB(D) so that is what I am bringing. I am super stoked and hope that it gets me through three hours of pedaling. You had me at bread pudding, I want some. Can I steal this post for tomorrow? I am stumped for tomorrows post.

  5. nice post

  6. Loved this post - stole it and did a post today of my "firsts" - thanks for the idea!! =)

  7. Loved reading these, new to your blog :)