all about me

i don’t know about you guys but whenever i read someone’s blog, i always want to know who they are, where they live, what they do, etc. i like to feel like i actually know something about the person’s life i’m reading about…makes me feel slightly less creepy 🙂
since i have some new followers, thanks to my sister! i thought i’d share a little about me!
first, this is what i look like! i always like to see a picture of the person’s blog i’m reading. makes me feel like we’re friends.

i’ve lived in raleigh since january, when i moved from chicago, where i grew up. i moved because i transferred to State, wanted something new, and wanted to be near my sister. after living 1,000 miles away from each other for four-ish years, it’s nice to be two blocks away 🙂
i’m in the college of textiles at state, studying fashion & textile management. not sure what i want to do with it yet but probably something in merchandising or brand management. i think being a buyer would be pretty cool too. 
my sister and i have a jewelry business, Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry, which is what i spend most of my spare time on. i love to be creative and make jewels for other people to enjoy!

i’m a christian. well, really, i’m not a huge fan of saying that [that term has lost it’s meaning over the years] so i like to say that i’m a follower of jesus…at least, i try to be. i’m a broken person who has been redeemed by christ’s love and god’s grace. i’ve done nothing to deserve it and continually fail at it, but god loves me and pursues me anyways. i’ve tried doing life without Him and it just isn’t worth it to me. 
i’m a cat person. there, i said it. i grew up with cats & dogs but so prefer having cats as pets. cats rule, dogs drool.

i have a slight addiction to burt’s bees chapstick. i always have a stick of it within 5 feet of me…at all times. i also have a slight addiction to buying purses. some people buy jewelry, some buy shoes, i buy purses.

i love to travel, especially to new cities. i’m definitely a city girl over a beach girl. the beach is beautiful but i get bored in about 12 nanoseconds. i’d much rather be exploring and conquering a new city. i went to boston for the first time a few years ago with my sister and loved it. i have seattle, san francisco, and d.c. on the top of my list of cities to visit. 

my favorite season is fall and it’s finally here! yippee! 
that’s all the important stuff i can come up with right now. if you want to know anymore about me, just ask!

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  1. i am making your doughnut holes today! they just looked so delicious. it's rainy right now where i'm at, so i thought it would be just perfect!

    Posted 9.25.11 Reply
  2. donuts are always perfect, but especially perfect on a rainy day! hope they turned out for you…they're really delicious! thanks for reading 🙂

    Posted 9.25.11 Reply
  3. Jo wrote:

    Hi, I just found your blog, via your sister's. Printed out your doughnut holes and are going to give them a try this weekend.

    Posted 9.27.11 Reply
  4. Jo – hope the donuts go well for you! super easy and super tasty! thanks for reading 🙂

    Posted 9.27.11 Reply
  5. Hi there, I found your sister's blog through a pin on pinterest one day & looked at your blog when she posted about the donut holes you made {which I plan on trying to make soon}. If you are a city girl, you will LOVE San Francisco! It's amazing! I'm not really a city girl, but I do love that city. Like you I want to visit Seattle 🙂

    Posted 9.27.11 Reply
  6. ashley – i would love to go to san fran! i have some family out there, so i'm pretty sure i should just make a trip out of it 😉 hope you enjoy the donuts…they're so delicious! thanks for reading 🙂

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  7. Rebecca wrote:

    Hi! I'm a new follower from pinterest and I love your blog! If you ever make it out to Northern California let me know and I can show you around San Francisco! I live about half an hour from it. It's a must see!


    Posted 9.30.11 Reply
  8. rebecca – thanks so much! i'm dying to get out there, maybe sometime soon! thanks for following 🙂

    Posted 10.1.11 Reply
  9. claudia wrote:

    hello there! i'm also a new follower and I found you through yous sister! Love the jewelry you make!I'm a purse person too but also shoes and cloth! ha well everyhting! I love reading your blog!

    Posted 10.7.11 Reply
  10. Hi there, just wanted to introduce myself. Just found you and your sister's blog last night through a relative's board on pinterest. After losing 25 pounds last year I'm trying to pay more attention to fashion, feeling much more confident these days wearing some of the trends. I love your blog and look forward to being a daily reader.

    Posted 10.8.11 Reply
  11. claudia – i'm an everything kind of girl too 😉 i like your style! thanks for reading!!

    anna – so glad you're feeling more confident these days…confidence is the best thing any woman can wear. if you feel confident, you will look great, no matter what you're wearing! hope you find some of my tips to be helpful! thanks for reading 🙂

    Posted 10.8.11 Reply
  12. jennybaby wrote:

    Love your blog! I just finished spending a few hours between your and your sisters, and wanted to comment that my girls are named Lauren and Kate. I hope they are as creative as the two of you!

    Posted 12.15.11 Reply
  13. Sarah wrote:

    Was directed to your blog by someone who links up with you on High Five for Friday. I Love how honest you are about your love for Jesus. He really is amazing and im thinking about telling my story on my blog. I would love to share what he has done for me. Thanks for giving me even more faith!

    Posted 2.21.12 Reply
  14. Kristy wrote:

    Just found your blog via your sister – I now check both daily! You should add Portland, OR to your list of cities – it really rocks here. 🙂

    Posted 2.27.12 Reply
  15. Hey Lauren. My name is Annie. I am 12 years old and I live in MT. You have been such an inspiration to me. I just wanted to say thanks! I seriously want to meet you soooo bad! ~Annie

    Posted 4.29.12 Reply

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