Sarah just tagged me for this meme. I normally don’t do these sorts of posts, but this one was quick and somewhat informative. Enjoy!

5 things under $5 that I couldn’t live without
1. Orbit teeth whitening gum–any flavor will do, so long as my teeth are white and my breath is fresh
2. Yellow legal pads and post-it notes–they’re perfect for my to-do lists
3. Filtered water–without it, I’d be a pimply, dehydrated mess
4. Stamps–so maybe I can only buy 11 of them for $5, but how else would I send cards and letters?
5. Intense mouthwash–I’m really particular about my breath (see Orbit gum above)

5 favorite movies
1. The Shawshank Redemption–watched this on my 17th birthday; my first R-rated movie ever!
2. A Beautiful Mind–I love movies that make me think and teach me something. This was great.
3. Matrix trilogy–rented the first one on my 17th birthday too; my second R-rated movie ever. I’m a rebel.
4. Bourne trilogy–saw Bourne Identity on my first date with David
5. Lord of the Rings trilogy–I cried when Gandalf “died” and one of my guy friends laughed.

5 baby names I love
1. Caleb
2. Abigail
3. Anne/Anna
4-5. TBD…honestly, David and I haven’t given it a ton of thought, but will once the time comes.

5 songs I could listen to over and over again (note “*” links at bottom of post)
1. I will lift my eyes by Bebo Norman–used as the background for our wedding clips. Thanks, Brady!
2. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol–anything of theirs, and really anything that appears on Grey’s Anatomy*
3. Apologize by One Republic–first heard this on “So You Think You Can Dance”…love it
4. The Moment I said it by Imogen Heap–really, anything of hers is great. Thanks Garden State for introducing her to me by way of her old group, Frou Frou!*
5. All things by the Dave Matthews Band–several of my favorites are Stay or Leave, Crush, The Maker, #41, Warehouse, etc

5 people who have influenced me in a positive way
1. Christ–he’s a life-changer, for sure
2. David–he challenges me to better myself, and for that, I’m truly thankful
3. My mom and dad–they’re amazing and truly love unconditionally
4. My brother, Greg–he knows how to call it like it is and keep me smiling
5. Sarah Allen–my maid of honor, my closest friend from childhood, the sister I never had

5 things that are always in my purse
1. Cell phone
2. Wallet
3. Pen(s) and paper
4. Gum
5. Camera

5 moments that have changed my life forever
1. Becoming a Christian
2. Marrying David
3. Walking on to the women’s rowing team at Clemson
4. Being completely broken down and subsequently built back up by God during my graduate school career
5. Moving away from Greenville, SC

5 obsessions I have now
1. My husband–he’s pretty much amazing, so I love all the time I get with him
2. Running–and it’s culminating in a marathon on Sunday; I cannot wait!
3. Google Apps–especially the calendar and reader.
4. Reading–currently finishing up “Cold Mountain,” then it’s on to “On the Road”
5. Exploring/Traveling–I hope David and I take as many weekend/day trips in GA as we did in PA. Too fun!

5 places I would like to go
1. The Amazon–how amazing would that be?
2. Back to Vermont–our honeymoon in Stowe was excellent, and David and I would love to visit again
3. Alaska–the thought of the sun staying up all but 4-5 hours in the day during the summer sounds great
4. St. Lucia, St. Kitts, any Caribbean location, really–because everyone else has
5. Europe–especially the UK, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, back to France…all over

5 kitchen tools I cannot live without
1. Scissors–how can you do anything in the kitchen without scissors?
2. Spoon–quite possibly my favorite utensil. It scoops what it should, then picks up the fork’s slack.
3. All my Pampered Chef gadgets–we had a Pampered Chef wedding shower and got spoiled. Everything is incredible!
4. Spatula–a wonderful multi-purpose tool
5. Measuring cups, mixing bowls, mixing spoons–how else would I bake properly?

5 people whose top 5’s I would like to see
1. Jen
2. Kacie
3. Blythe
4. Emily
5. Greg

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*Of course if you want to see the particular scene it was shown in, Grey’s fans, here you go!
*This song was debuted–at least for me–on So you Think you can Dance, here.

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