10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

10-Things-You-Probably-Didn't-Know-About-Me-Change-With-Us-BlogToday, I was thinking about how much or how little some of you know about me. I guess you could say it could be a good thing or a bad thing, but I figured I would share a few tidbits about me. Some may be obvious or you may know them, but for most… it’s a change of scenery.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

  1. I love to ORGANIZE.
    I’m a bit OCD and I love things being clean AND in their designated spot. It’s a love-hate relationship. I could spend hours reorganizing my house and be completed satisfied doing that. Kit and I don’t argue much, but when we do it’s over “little” things like CLEANING/ORGANIZING (well to him at least it’s little!). If you need a little TLC in the organizing arena, check out these Starter Tips on How to Organize Your Life.
    get ready every day, hair braids, off the shoulder
  2. I get ready EVERY DAY.
    By get ready, I mean I wake up, clean my face, do my makeup and my hair, and put on some nice, clean, clothes. My close friends think I am crazy for always being “dressed up”, but I don’t think of it like that at all. Getting ready each day is like a motivational thing for me – if you don’t look the part, you aren’t conquering your world. Even if I am just staying in most of the day, it is important for me to always feel and look my best for ME and no one else.
  3. I love DEALS. 
    You can find me at every GOOD sale or free event. There is something about scoring a great find that is so deeply satisfying. Plus, most of the stuff that you see me wear, accessorize with, or have in my home (like this DIY Marble Coffee Table) – there is most likely a sweet story behind it. Like how I haggled over $0.05 at Target for bringing my reusable bag or how I semi-conned a teenager at a garage sale to sell me vintage books for $0.25 each. It’s all in the wording, people. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
    purple bean, coffee, coffee time, coffee drink, reno nevada
  4. I don’t LOVE coffee.
    I’m not a huge coffee drinker. Yes, I go to coffee shops daily, but I always get tea or some version of a souped up, sugar filled, coffee-ish drink, that most likely contains little coffee. Hey! It is what it is…Kit on the other hand —> coffee since birth, ya’ll.
  5. Blogging is HARD.
    When I say that, it’s because I have the experience (this little baby was born in July 2011). Blogging isn’t easy and as much as I love it, posts can take hours to curate; between the words, the photos, the editing… oh and coming up with something to write about – yep, that one’s important. I give props to bloggers who have 5-7 posts up every single week. Never missing a day and having flawless photos. This girl, here? Yep, don’t have the budget, time, or 1-5 people writing for me as me (ghost writers). Woo, blogging is a whole post in itself… I’ll save that for a later date!
  6. I’m a SNACKER.
    As much as I love my main meals each day, this lady’s a snack lover. I would rather snack all day with one main meal, then eat three big meals. One, I don’t care for breakfast and if I do eat it, count me in for avocado toast or a big ol’ Belgian waffle. Two, I love red meat, so screw lunch and give me all the steak and ribs for dinner. In between those meals, I’ll be staining my fingers with Hot Cheetos, an Arbonne Protein Shake, protein bar, or avocado, NO SHAME.
  7. I have a BS in Marketing AND a BS in Management.
    I was actually a Neuroscience Major for 2 years, before I realized that my passion was for service, social media, and coordination. So, I chose to Double Major, no problem! Two years crammed with 4 years of work and still graduated on time. Thank you 22 credits a semester, summer and winter sessions. Oh and thank you WINE, my dearly beloved Moscato.
  8. I LOVE kids!
    Okay, okay, you probably know this one, already, but if you don’t — the love is REAL. I think I’ve had baby fever for as long as I can remember. Stepmom owned a private daycare, been in childcare professionally since I was 15, and have nannied for the past 5 years as a career. I’m definitely ready to have some of my own and there is never really a perfect time, but it’ll happen when it happens. 
  9. I love to SING! 
    I’ve been singing in the choir since I was in 3rd grade. In high school, I was the section leader for the Alto section, sang in All-State, and competed in various events. I still love it to this day, but I no longer practice as much as I should. Oh, and I would definitely need to brush up on reading music before I debuted some infamous solo to you. 
    West Shore Wedding, Lake Tahoe Wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Kit Carson, The Carson Coupon, Carson Wedding
  10. I’m married!
    Alright, if you’ve been around for a while, you definitely know this one already. But if you’re new or just haven’t followed my adventures for a while – this one’s BIG! Kit and I tied the knot on June 2, 2017. Surrounded by family, friends, beautiful Lake Tahoe, and love. It was a dream and the most perfect day ever – that’s a thing right? See our wedding video teaser here

You feel me, yet?

Hopefully you’re liking what you’re reading + want to stick around! 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me – Kit’s Version, should be making it’s debut soon. 

xo, L

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  • Congrats on your marriage! I need to make it more of a priority to get ready every day because I absolutely agree with you that it makes a huge difference in my mood and productivity!

    • Thank you, Nicole!

      And yes, it totally makes a huge difference! They days that I don’t get ready completely change the way I take on that day!

  • thesophiadiaries

    I get ready everyday (during the week) too! my friends also think I’m always really well dressed but I find that looking like a bum decreases my motivation to have a productive day xD and yes, blogging is totally hard!!!!! I totally understand that sentiment!!!

    • Completely agree! Plus, who doesn’t want to look fabulous? And AMEN to blogging is hard, it can sometimes be super frustrating!

  • So great to learn more about you! I like to think I’m organized, but probably not in others’ eyes haha.

    • Organization is in the eye of the beholder! My husband thinks he’s super organized — and by organized he thinks that by it all being in his own head and not on paper is the best way to do so…. 😛

  • I loved getting to know more about you! I’m totally a snacker myself.

  • I love coffee but I didn’t used to…I eased myself into it by accident with all the sugary coffee drinks but now I look forward to caffeine the moment I wake up. Love the photo from your wedding, it’s so sweet <3

    • That’s what I am slowly trying to build myself up to. I’ll get really close and then the sugary drinks reel me in. It’s addicting — but ONE. DAY. MAYBE. I’ll wake up looking forward to caffeine like my husband! Haha.

      And thank you!

  • Sydney Power

    I am not a coffee girl either!! I am all about tea!!

    • I love tea, but I am also kind of weird, I like all of my teas, ICED. Why I don’t like my tea hot, I will never understand!

    • Tori Dunlap

      I’m the same! Gotta have more chocolate than coffee to get me to like it!
      Love that braid in the first photo!

      Tori || Victori Media
      https://www.victorimedia.com

  • Blogging IS hard! This was such a fun post to read!!! I love to sing, as well 🙂

  • I admire people who gets ready everyday! I have my days… but most of the time I’n in the hurry that the only makeup I use is for my eyebrows.

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

    • Hey! Eyebrows complete the look! Lol. My daily makeup includes tinted moisturizer, lipstick, brows, and lashes!

  • BS in marketing and management?! You go girl!

    • Thanks girl! Lots of hard work, but it paid off! Plus I love learning!

  • Anna Hubbard

    Omg you were majoring in neuroscience for a couple years? That’s mad cool! But marketing and management are cool too!

    • Yes! It was awesome, but utterly stressful and I realized my passion was in Business!

  • Omg congrats on your recent wedding girl! You look stunning!

  • I also don’t like coffee and think blogging is hard! I have a full-time job, so I can’t post 5-7 times a week! I would never sleep.

    • Yes! I feel the same! About to start a 9-5, so the side hustle will be real!

  • Greta Hollar

    Congrats on just getting married! I loved learning all these things about you today.

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Sara Robbins

    Based on #6, you and I are going to be GREAT co-workers.