Friday, April 15, 2011

Blast From The Past

I found this post from almost 2 years ago--May of 2009!!  I thought it was interesting especially because THIS May 13th, I will be attending a Jennifer Lancaster book singing with my good friend, Amber!!

recently put a How Well Do You Know Lesli quiz on my Facebook and most of my friends got 80 to 90% correct. But that could be because I made the questions super easy. A few questions tripped everyone up--such as what is my middle name and what happened to me in the second grade. 

So I decided to make a little refresher list of stuff about me--and I have to give credit for this idea to Michelle over at Just Jump.

1 - My middle name is Alison, not Anne as most people would guess. Lesli Alison is the name!

2 - In second grade, I was I was voted the cutest girl in my class.

3 - And shockingly sent to advanced math.

4 - And spent most of my time drawing & playing with Barbies while in class

5 - Fast forward, I met my husband at work when we both worked at a collection agency.

6 - He did not attend interior design school with me.

7 - Nor did we meet on a cruise ....

8 - And not in line at Taco Bell either!

9 - I am 5'3" barely and maybe even 5'2" and 3/4th--but I round up

10 - I have been a vegetarian since I was 6 years old

11 - I don't like watching sports of any kind on TV, but I am all for attending live events because there is always people watching and snacks

12 - My birthday is October 13 & that makes me a Libra

13 - I have lived in the states of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, but would love to live in California, Washington State and Hawaii & hope to add them to my places of residence some day

14 - I went to school for interior design but somehow wound up as a receptionist at a bath & body company

15 - I decided a long time ago I am never having children

16 - My maternal instinct comes out for my cats and my Pug

17 - My favorite colors are lavender, pink and yellow.

18 - I wear a lot of pink.

19 - And black. 

20 - My favorite shows are Gossip Girl, Real Housewives, Samantha Who (farewell!), Ugly Betty, Tori & Dean, and Denise Richards, It's Complicated.

21 - I like watching a lot of reality shows, but not Survivor or Amazing Race.

22. My favorite movies are Confessions of a Shopaholic, Clueless and Legally Blonde.

23 - I am scared of mice and rats.

24 - I am also scared of being fat, ugly or poor. 

25 - To that list add house fires and becoming blind.

26 - I have always wanted to own a Porsche

27 - And a Volkswagen Beetle - either in pink or light yellow

28 - I have seen Legally Blonde the musical twice

29 - My favorite concert ever was Britney Spears Circus

30 - My favorite Las Vegas show was Donny & Marie

31 - I love reading ...

32- Almost as much as I love shopping.

33 - I don't really cook but I like to bake

34 - I collect Hello Kitty

35 - I have a Pug named Noodles

36 - And would like a girl Shih Tzu named Betsey Johnson

37 - I miss my cat, Chloe, every day

38 - I have my backup cats who are very much loved, but not the same as Chloe - she was one of a kind

39 - I keep this blog because I love to write & be creative and make new friends

40 - I will probably regret not going to the Jen Lancaster Pretty in Plaid book signing!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Getting To Know You ...

Today's idea for a blog post comes from Amber again, surprise, surprise!

1. do you watch/read the news?

I usually read the Minneapolis news on- line and I do like to watch national news on CNN. However, I try not to over-dose on too much news – it can be really depressing. I just like to stay informed on current events.

2. how would you describe your "look"?

I am a girlie girl and very much into fashion so I like to be very of-the-moment. My favorite designers are Rebecca Taylor and Nanette Lepore and I like the whimsical style of Kate Spade. My fashion icons are Carrie Bradshaw and Lauren Conrad.

3. did you play sports in high school or college?. No – so not a jock!


4. would you rather give up lipstick/gloss or high heels?

Neither!!!!!! I am only 5’3” on a good day so I need my heels and I am never without my lip gloss. This is a neither situation!

5. what's your favorite show to watch on tv?

Real Housewives of Orange County!

6. would you rather bake or cook?

Bake. Cupcakes, cookies, cake—all fun!

7. shorts or skirts?

Skirts! I love skirts because they go along with my girlie girl, romantic style. See #2 above.

8. what's your favorite scary movie?

Rosemary’s Baby – classic scary

Be sure to stop by other blogs during the coming week--I will be adding weekend updates with photos from a prom dress event and surprise birthday party and sharing what I bought and doing a review of some great makeup I found.  Noodles also went to Starbucks with me so be sure to check back for pictures!  Updating soon!  Happy Monday!
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April!

Happy April! Despite the wet, slushy half inch of snow we received last night (which has since melted - see other blog), I still say spring can't be far behind!

So Happy April & Happy Friday and here are two of my favorite things!

     Champagne and gummi bears are wondrous things!      

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