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SheIn -Your Online Fashion Vintage Dress

What About Me?

Fashion has always been a part of my life.  I was the girl in school wearing a new outfit and trying new fashions.  I've had some great hits and definitely some misses.  Starting this blog has been such an adventure and something I wish I had done years ago.  I love "meeting" new bloggers, looking at their outfits and getting inspiration.

So I thought it was about time to tell you all little "bits" about me!  Here's 10 and feel free to ask me more! 

1.  How old are you?
Ummm.. I plead the 5th on that one.  I know I look young (thanks to my freckles), sooo let's leave it at that.

2.  How tall are you?
I'm totally vertically challenge, 5'1".  

3.  What do you do for a living?  
Well... that's an interesting question and somewhat complicated.  I'm a full-time wife and mom.  I know it seems strange to say wife, but my husband comes first even before the kiddos.  I also have a part-time @home business and an out of the home part-time job (HR recruiting).  Whew!  That's a mouthful.

4.  Where do you live?
Philadelphia, PA.  Originally from Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!)

5.  Why did you start a blog?
I started a small jewelry company a few years ago and found it very difficult on my own.  Different than being a rep for another jewelry company, I did EVERYTHING.  I still have my business, but wanted another way to showcase my style and passion for fashion (that totally sounds corny).  

5.  Who takes your photos?
My hubby.  He's been a part-time photographer for a long time and he's a huge cheerleader for me.  He uses Canon a 50 mm, f1.4 lens.

6.  When did you get married?
My hubs and I got married in February 2006, in a blizzard!  It was THE most wonderful day of my life.  My hubs makes me smile and laugh every day (even when we've had a fight).  He's my rock through thick and thin.

7.  What do I do other than blogging and working?  
I love spending time with my family.  We usually try to find fun things to do together (harder in the winter time).  If I'm not with my family, I'm at the gym.

8.  How do you stay in shape?  
Exercising is really important to me.  When I'm consistently exercising, I feel better physically and emotionally.  I do cardio (mostly interval training) and weights.  Stretching is huge for me too.  I keep a lot of stress in my shoulders, so it's imperative that I stretch.

9.  Do you diet?
HA!  That's a toughy.  No, I don't call it a diet.  I call it eating healthy and that means what I eat as well as how much I eat.   I used to be someone that would not eat breakfast, grab a salad for lunch and then chips and salsa was my dinner.  I was skinny then and I only had to worry about myself.  Now?  I have to make sure I'm healthy, have energy, and most importantly I'm setting an example to my kids in how to eat properly.  I eat most of my complex carbs before 3 pm.  You'll hear more about my healthy eating soon.

10.  Crazy things about me?  I drive like a maniac. I hardly ever pay for a manicure, but love getting pedis.  I am a neat freak, and organizational nut case.  I wear contacts (which I hate) & I've had "braces" twice.  I have a major sweet tooth and am a total foodie.  I love salmon, brownies, REAL icecream and BBQ!  I don't like going to the movies, or reading books, but love my DVR and style magazines!  

There you have it.  I would love to hear some fun things about you!

Lulu Soler
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  1. Nice post! I love that you and your hubs got married in a blizzard...I bet that made for some GORGEOUS pictures!


  2. Lovely post my dear!

    Kisses from Bucharest,


    www. rock-and-roses.blogspot.ro

  3. awww a wedding in a blizzard, that's so romantic :) and i love your freckles!

    1. Thank you! It was truly the best day of my life. I'm going to post soon when our anniversary gets closer.

  4. Haha! I read that you like salmon brownies and got super disgusted and then realized my mistake! ;-)

  5. You are so gorgeous! I drive like a maniac too. And I have a little bit of road rage that I am not proud of. I hate getting manicures too! I always mess them up when I am still in the salon and am always too embarassed to ask them to fix them and I hate waiting for my nails to dry at home!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    xo, Amy

    1. I know I have to control my road rage too. Sometimes the nugs will ask me, "mommy why are you so mad?" HA! Then I know I'm outa control!

  6. I loved reading more about you, so fun!!

  7. We have lots in commom! A jewelry company, drive fast, love pedis, ORGANIZED, ice cream, BBQ, and a total sweet tooth! I love all the sweet things you said about your hubby! That is hard to find but sososo important. I am very happy to read about love like that!

    1. Thank you Shelli - too bad we live so far apart! Would love to have lunch!

  8. Newlymeds has left a new comment on your post "What About Me?":

    Beautiful picture of you! Loved reading your about me! XO

    1. I deleted this by accident from my iphone!! whoops - thank you!!

  9. Hi.!
    I follow your blog and i follow you in facebook. If you want, you can folow my blog, and me in afcebook:

  10. Well, Lulu.. I've been following you for a while but today shall I start all over again and say "Hi, Lulu! Nice to finally know you.. at least a bit!" ;) Good facts and 1 love no. 8 and about you being a foodie coz I am all about 8 and food!

    Kisses and Hugs from :

  11. Hi Lulu I just found your blog and I'm already a fan. I follow you in my Google Reader. Has anyone ever told you that you look just like a young Martha Stewart? She started out as a model ya know. The pics of you in the handmade brown sweater are dead on look a like and thats a Good Thing. Thanks so much Cynthia

  12. HI :)

    very pretty blog ! I like it

    hope you have a nice day

  13. Your freckles are seriously stunning. so pretty :)

  14. I too just started following your blog through GFC; you could check out my new blog as well if you want!! :)

  15. Great sharing, awesome post!

  16. Love getting to know you more! I read your about me, and you have the cutest and most adorable family! I just stumbled on your blog and am glad I did! Now following :) Would love if you stopped by mine!


  17. It was great to get to know you a little better. We have so much in common. I agree wholeheartedly that the hubby should come first and I know not a lot of people agree with that when it comes to kids.
    I am following you now:-)
    XO, Gina

  18. So much in common: I'm 5'0" living in Philadelphia too!

  19. I tried to reply back from your comment on my page but you are a no-reply blogger. Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment! I look fwd to reading more of your blog! Do you ever come back to the burgh? Where about did you live


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