WHERE ARE ALL OF YOUR MASKS FROM?
I’ve been making my own masks! It’s actually what sparked my desire to sew so much this year. I’m still using the same pattern, though I’ve upped my fabric game. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make them to sell. But I have shared a couple of mask round ups though; here’s my most recent one.
WHAT TYPES OF BOOKS DO YOU PREFER (DIGITAL, PAPER, AUDIO)?
If you asked me six months ago, I would have said paper books, followed by audiobooks, and then finally digital books. Right now though? Audio, digital, and paper last! Say what? I used to need to listen to books in a very specific genre and I’d sometimes regret choosing audio, wishing I had read a physical copy. I’ve gotten so into audiobooks though and now it’s almost always my preferred choice. I think it’s because I feel like I can get totally swept up into a story when I’m listening to someone read it to me? And as for physical books… I still love it, but I’ve been downloading e-books from the library and LOVE having the books on my phone at all times. And if Mike goes to bed before me, I can stay up reading without worrying about the lights.
WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU HAVE? WOULD YOU DRIVE ANY OTHER CAR?
I have a 2015 Subaru Forester. It’s pretty bare bones, nothing fancy! But man do I love it! I own the car and love not having car payments, plus Subarus retain their value and last for, like, ever. Sometimes I wish I had a fancier car and maybe I will upgrade at some point, but for now she’s a keeper!
DO YOU ANSWER DMs STILL?
Yes and no. I receive too many DMs to answer them all, which I hate (not that I receive them but that I don’t have enough time to respond). I wish there was a better way I could manage DMs… but right now I spend between two and three hours a day JUST answering DMs and that doesn’t include my time on email. It’s a lot. I wish I could respond to everyone, but I try my best to tag products, add appropriate geotags, and link to blog posts where I answer FAQs. I tend to use frequent DMs as content guidelines for my blog.
ARE UGGS STILL COOL?
I don’t even care if they’re cool or uncool. I love ’em and couldn’t live with out them at this point. These are my favorite pair and I pretty much wear them at some point every day between October and May.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL NUMBER OF KIDS/TIMELINES?
I’ll take whatever, honestly. I’m really excited to be a mom, no matter what road I need to go down. Ideally I’d like at least two children because I love the idea of having siblings. I feel *so* lucky to have had a sister and I hope my children have a similar relationship with each other regardless of quantity or gender-combos. I used to only want two but then I married a man from a big family and it’s a totally different, amazing, energy. I know I’ll be happy no matter what.
HOW DO YOU LIKE NJ?
I never pictured myself living in NJ– I had only gone to NJ for crew races in college and we saw nothing other than the river and river banks so I just didn’t know what to expect. New Jersey was a non-negotiable for Mike (from both a career and family perspective) and I had no roots where I was living so it was an easy decision. I would have moved here no matter what because I love Mike and I have no problem blooming where I’m planted, BUT it turns out I love New Jersey! I also really like this particular area because of its proximity to NYC. Obviously right now we’re not going in (haven’t been since March 6), but generally speaking.
HOW IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL GOING?
I went in for a session at the end of February… and then obviously couldn’t go in again. It hurt a LOT more than I was expecting. All the Youtube videos I watched made it seem like it was ~painless,~ but I was sweating and gritting my teeth through the pain while the laser was going over sensitive areas. I was expecting pain in the usual spots (like my bikini area), but my SHINS were the most painful. With that said, the one session definitely worked for that lifecycle of hair, so right now I have awkward period of time with like patchiness. It’s a bummer because I paid for a bunch of sessions and haven’t felt safe enough to go in again. (You’re in a super tiny room and I’ve been getting full body which takes hours.)
TIPS FOR STARTING BBG? HOW DO YOU FIND THE MOTIVATION TO WORK OUT?
The only way that doing BBG worked for me was when I did it with friends. I had an accountability group and we all did the same workouts in the same week. We lived in a bunch of different places so we never worked out in person, but I knew I was going to have to tell them on Monday morning whether or not I had completed that week’s workouts. It also helped that we could text each other our moanings and groanings!
As for how I find motivation to work out right now? Doing workouts that I enjoy is the only way I can get excited. I also try to plan ahead and put workouts on my calendar so I don’t have the “I don’t have time” excuse. On Sundays, I sit down and figure out which days I’ll be working out and at what time. My schedule is crazy so sometimes it’s morning workouts, sometimes it’s pre-lunch, and sometimes it’s after work in the evening. No matter what, doing something I love and mixing up my routine when it gets stale are my biggest motivators for staying on top of things.
DO YOU FEEL DIFFERENT BEING MARRIED?
Mostly, I feel exactly the same! I feel like we had been living a pretty similar lifestyle, especially since we bought our house. It’s weird to say “husband” and hearing Mike say “wife” in reference to me. I still feel like we’re in a bit of suspended reality due to the pandemic so I’m not entirely sure if that’s playing a part in it not feeling that different? But I think it’s owning a home together first. I kind of love that we got married and came back from our honeymoon and then settled right back into our normal life. 🥰
FAVORITE PELOTON INSTRUCTOR?
CODY!!!! I know it’s such a basic response, but whatever it’s true! I love his personality and music selection and I always feel good doing his rides. They’re hard enough where I feel like it was worthwhile and yet not too hard where I feel like I “failed” or couldn’t keep up. And his stories? So entertaining, which is just what I need when I’m dying on the bike! PS Come spin with other blog readers with the hashtag #pelotonprepsters