25 Things You May Not Know About Me

Tomorrow I'll be celebrating my 25th year of life. (When did that happen?!) To celebrate making it this far, I thought I'd share 25 things you may not know about me. Here goes.

(This post was originally shared in 2014.)

  1. I was born in Africa and lived there until I was 7.
  2. I'm the only one in my immediate family with red hair. We're still not sure where it came from.
  3. I speak a secret language that can only be interpreted by my best friend.
  4. I use to hate the colors turquoise and orange, now they're two of my favorites.
  5. I'm obsessed with Vogue, Lara Jade and Marie Forleo. If you don't know either of those last two, you should.
  6. My favorite thing to dip in chocolate fondue is pretzels. Anything salty and sweet is my kryptonite.
  7. The first day of 2nd grade, I climbed to the top of a pine tree before school. In my pajamas.
  8. Taking pictures makes me insanely happy. I'm finally putting together my first styled shoot.
  9. I've been to Italy twice. Once during college and once on my honeymoon.
  10. I'm deathly afraid of deep waters. Don't even ask me to go scuba diving.
  11. Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods. Made only better with Oreos.
  12. I became a vegetarian a year and a half ago. It's the best decision I've ever made.
  13. I married a really, really talented guy who inspires me to follow my dreams.
  14. I used to hate running. Now it's my favorite way to exercise.
  15. My favorite season is gradually turning from winter to fall. But I still love the snow.
  16. I love coffee but I'll never drink Starbucks again, thanks to this girl.
  17. I've never been to Ireland, but I have a feeling it will be my favorite place on earth once I get there.
  18. I love thunderstorms.
  19. I took four years of French in high school and I'd love to be fluent one day.
  20. Pesto is my favorite sauce. I ordered it almost every day in Italy.
  21. I cry every time I watch Susan Boyle's first audition.
  22. I'm a big list maker. I literally can't go a day without making at least one.
  23. I want to encourage people to make their dreams and passions a reality. Life's too precious not to.
  24. I love airports and libraries.
  25. I would be proud to be compared to my Granda Mueller. As a person and a cook.