Top 5

Yesterday was spent road-tripping up north with my best friend Audrey! Um, I like her. That is all. We got settled into my grandma’s, hung out with her for the afternoon, and then got our nails done all together! Aren’t we just adorable. Get ready for some shenanigans to happen over the next few days on here….





I have seen a couple people do a “Top 5” kinda thing lately, so why not do it, too?

Top 5 TV Shows

  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • The Bachelor/Bachelorette
  • The Walking Dead
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Pretty Little Liars

Top 5 Movies

  • Pretty Woman
  • Bridesmaids
  • Eat, Pray, Love
  • Taken
  • Elf

Top 5 Celebrities

  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jillian Michaels
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Jennifer Aniston

Top 5 Books

  • Unbearable Lightness, by Portia de Rossi
  • Julie & Julia, by Julie Powell
  • Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

Top 5 Foods

  • yogurt with fruit and granola


  • quinoa arugula salad from CPK

  • mojitos (I hope this counts as food)
  • cabernet (I also hope this counts as food too)
  • Newman’s peanut butter cups

Top 5 Places

  • Manhattan Beach, CA


  • Cayman Islands


  • Florence, Italy


  • Saugatuck, MI


  • Los Angeles, CA

Top 5 Memories

  • hugging Ellen DeGeneres


  • driving home after taking my last class ever at college
  • my first kiss with Luke at a football game when I was 16


  • going on a family vacation to the Jersey shore


  • wine tasting in Italy


Top 5 Websites


Top 5 Apps

  • Perfect Fit
  • Candy Crush
  • Pic Stitch
  • Awesome Note
  • Instagram

Now that you know a bunch of useless facts about my life and all my favorite things at this exact moment in time that will probably change in 5 minutes, tell me 5 of your favorite things!


  1. Mojitos definitely count as food ;) my top five include running, being done with moving, not having to eat out so much, sunshine, and lots of tea to help me survive today. Have a great weekend love!

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Glad we are on the same page with that :p Tea is a great one! Hope everything is going great love <3

  2. Ooh I love this Top 5! Totally gonna steal it at some point. :)

    I also LOVE that book by Portia de Rossi. It is one of my all-time favs.

  3. This is awesome! I might have to take the idea haha I’ll give you credit, of course! Five favorite things: green tea in the morning, early morning workouts, fro yo, pinterest, teaching :)

  4. I haven’t heard of 2 of the apps you mentioned – looking them up as soon as I finish writing this comment. You have some great memories on there! And I agree about quite a few of those TV shows, books, and movies :)

  5. Always so thoughtful! My top 5 right now is coffee in the morning, sunshine (although we are lacking that in MN), butt kicking workouts, movies that leave you thinking, and baking!!

  6. Hannah :) says:

    OMGOSH! The quinoa arugula salad from CPK is amazing! I get it without the feta (healthier). But it’s just perfection right there. oh, yum.

  7. I love the top 5′s! Five of my favorite things: Bentley, nut butter, sweet potatoes, almost being done with the semester, friends :) Have a great time with your friend this weekend!!

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