Creamy Coffee & 20 Questions

The past two mornings I’ve skipped my daily Sbucks cappuccino in an effort to save some monies.  To be honest, I’m kind of missing chatting with the baristas and sipping on a cup of piping hot, frothy milk but I know in the long run my bank account will thank me.  I calculated it and I spend approximately a whopping $26 every week at Sbucks [oye, that’s gotta change]…


To fill the cappuccino void, I’ve been putting my Keurig to good use and making creamy coffees [approximately a 2:1 ratio of coffee and Silk Light Vanilla] to-go.  This morning’s fuel was an apple and a PB&J bagel sandwich- such a classic, so simple, and so satisfying!  Lunch was a bunch of snacky foods [veggies, fruit, string cheese, ham deli meat, crackers, a Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Granola Thin] because I wasn’t in the mood to make a real meal last night.


Last Friday Janetha from meals & moves answered 20 questions and I couldn’t help but want to do it myself…  But I gotta admit, I had a really difficult time answering some of the questions and most likely will think of something I wanna add or change 10 minutes after I click “Publish” [haha]!

1.  What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

~Sleeping in till 7AM…  I know, it’s not THAT late but it’s an hour or two later than my usual weekday wake-up time!

~Making a hearty bfast

~Doing something with my friends/ family that requires minimal thinking [going to a movie, shopping, sightseeing, etc.]

~Going out for a dinner date

~Saving all of the to-do’s for Sunday

2.  List your top three favorite TV shows.

~The Today Show

~The Real Housewives

~Modern Family

3.  Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

Take them because I’m having tons of fun playing around with my newish camera [a bday present from my momma]…  Be in them to have lifelong memories!

4.  Why do you blog?

I started reading blogs junior year in college.  I enjoyed reading about other people’s interesting daily do’s, eats, and finds and felt inspired to some of my own.  Since starting my blog, it’s become more of like my personal [yet public] online diary…

5.  Share five websites that you visit regularly…



~Google Reader


~Blackboard to access school-related resources

6.  If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

Hm, I don’t have a Twitter account?  But if I could have lunch with anyone, I think I’d choose Oprah.

7.  List a few of your favorite snacks.




~Protein bars [Cliff Mojo, Luna]

8.  Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

Yup, Charlie and he’s a toy poodle…

9.  Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?




10.  What’s your favorite drink?

Flavored seltzer water

11.  Do you enjoy cooking?

Totally and I enjoy grocery shopping and eating too!  Thankfully, the three all compliment each other 😉

12.  Do you have children?

Nope, not yet, but I’d like 3 in the future…

13.  What are your favorite hobbies?

~Working out





14.  Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

OUTGOING!  Can ya tell?

15.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

My health.  The past few years have been a struggle physically and mentally and I’m hoping that 2012 will bring me good fortune…

16.  Who is your favorite actor/actress?

Actor:  Steve Martin

Actress:  Jennifer Aniston and Rachel McAdams

17.  What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

I ran 1.5 miles!  It’s not much but it’s more than I’ve run in the past 3 weeks since having bronchitis…


18.  Do you live near your family or far from them?

My momma and dad live less than 10 minutes away which is super convenient, but my extended family is scattered all throughout the east coast so time spent all together is rare.

19.  List three of your talents.

~I can pinch using my big toe and second toe.

~I can needlepoint.

~I am good at building things.

20.  What is your greatest attribute?

I said being organized, Ryan said caring- isn’t he sweet [*sigh*]…


Ryan worked from home today because he had a morning dental appointment he was home to greet me after work.  I felt exhausted all day so I decided to take a day off from the gym and opted to go for a little family walk.  It was Charlie’s first walk out of the neighborhood and he had a blast- smelling every square inch of pavement, picking up anything small enough to fit into his itty-bitty mouth, and racing against Ryan [quite the sight]!

Ryan made a fire, I made us some dinner, and we’re planning to play The Game of Life and to watch the second season of Modern Family…  The perfect way to welcome the weekend 🙂

P.S.  After wearing boots Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, I felt compelled to finish off the week wearing, boots [with the fur]- casual Friday = comfort…

“I’m not striving to perform perfectly; I’m just looking for harmony.”

~ Ellen Gibson

Daily Memorable Moments

January 19:  Falling asleep on the couch with Charlie sleeping next to me.  It was a picture perfect moment.

January 20:  Going on our first family walk and watching Ryan and Charlie race!

Question:  Have you done any of the things I did today?

Question:  Classic PB&J?  PB and banana?  PB and honey?



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15 responses to “Creamy Coffee & 20 Questions

  1. Charlie is absolutely precious… I love his little tiny sweater!!!

    And I’m a PB & banana lover 🙂

  2. PB and apple with cranberry. Try it, you’ll be amazed!

    And I stole the survey from you!

    • Life's a Bowl

      I used cranberry-apple butter as my jelly! Do you used slices of apple?!

      Awesome, look forward to reading your answers 😀

  3. I could eat peanut butter with anything, apple jelly, grape jelly, chocolate syrup. My fav is to spread it on crackers and dip it in vanilla yogurt.

    • Life's a Bowl

      Peanut butter + crackers is delic! I’ve never tried dipping them into yogurt but bet it’s tasty [strawberry Chobani especially]!

  4. i used to have a similar starbucks addiction. i would go there almost every day (sometimes multiple times a day) to study or just hang out. that stuff really adds up into some serious cash! now i hardly go at all – just for a special treat. although i do splurge on more expensive coffee that i brew myself. but it still isn’t a fraction of the cost on what i spent going out.

    • Life's a Bowl

      Def started going during college- meeting friends, to study, to write papers- and it’s continued through life after college, but it’s gonna stop haha 😛 Especially after crunching those numbers…

  5. Marcee

    Interesting favs Allison! It’s nice to read what other people enjoy.

    Starbucks has never been my hang-out for coffee. I find it way to strong ….. even bitter. For the holiday I received a few boxes of their new K-cups. Ohhh …. eeek ….. verrrry strong indeed. You can flip-out from the caffeine. 2 K-cups every other day is plenty for me. I just like a milder brew.

    Looking at your Charlie is great …. what a cutie pie!

    Decided to comment instead of logging off for the night! Now I will do that. You are my last food blog until Monday Allison! Keep enjoying your weekend.

  6. Your 7 AM made me smile because I slept til 2:30 today. No joke. I am a slug. I hope 2012 brings you good fortune, too!

    • Life's a Bowl

      Haha, I was up and at it at 6:15AM this morning 😛 But no worries, I did nothing productive before 2:30PM yesterday so it’s like I was still asleep!

  7. Your pup is gorgeous! I’m so terribly jealous!!!

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