The ABC’s of Me

Sorry I party …

Whenever I find or start following a new blog, I immediately head to the About page to learn more about the blog’s author. I was inspired by Katie Elizabeth last week when she posted the ABC’s of Me – following suit, here is my version so all of you can get some quick facts about this Midwest girl. Enjoy! 

Age: 25
Birthday: Feb. 27

Color(s): OPI nail polish shade Lincoln Park at Midnight, Gold, Pink and Gray
Drink: Sprite Zero

Eyes: Blue
Flashback: My favorite family vacation to California with my parents the summer before I left for college. We took studio tours of Warner Brothers and Paramount and while at Paramount, we got to go on the set of Entertainment Tonight and meet Mark Steines (the show’s co-host at the time). This is when I was highly considering going into broadcast journalism, so the crew was giving me pointers on how to use a teleprompter, etc. I even told Mark I wanted his job! If only that dream came true … 

Gent: My boyfriend and best friend of (almost!) six years; my fiance for 16 months; and my now HUSBAND of five and a half months, Ryan

Hobbies: Too many to count! Blogging, writing, shopping, going to and watching movies, decorating, organizing
Indulgence: Cookies. All and any type of cookie.

Job: Previously, communications specialist; currently, stay-at-home wife. Searching for full-time employment in the greater Milwaukee area
Kiddos: None right now, but hopefully one or two in the future!
Love: My husband, family and friends (duh!); Hot Apple Cider K-cups, pajamas and cozy nights at home, TV, the beach and vacation time
Music: Anything except rap (I’m talking about you, Kanye)
Nickname: Karly is technically my nickname since my legal first name is Karlyn (pronounced Kar-lyn, not Karalyn!); others include Kar, KB and wifey (who do you think calls me that?)
Pets: None at the moment but hopefully in the next year or so – we are thinking a chocolate lab or golden retriever

My childhood dog, Sandy
Quote: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 

Residence: Menomonee Falls, Wis. – approximately 25 minutes outside of Milwaukee
Siblings: An older sister and brother

Ha. Haha. Hahaha. The night of my college graduation. Can we say hot messes?
Temperature: 73 F and sunny, all day, e’ery day 
University: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
Vehicle: 2012 Chevy Cruise, which replaced my two-door Honda Civic that was totaled in a car accident when a girl ran a red light and slammed into me! 
Worst Habit: Biting and peeling my cuticles and hangnails 
X-Rays: A few on my neck when I had a benign cyst on the right side of my thyroid gland; I had the cyst and thyroid removed in 2007
Yuck: Finding mice in our rental home (yes, really) and ants – I hate ants!
Zodiac: Pisces 

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  1. 3.27.14

    Haha love that one of your favorite colors is an OPI shade! A girl after my own heart šŸ™‚ You look beautiful in your wedding picture and a big YUCK to mice, I can't believe that!!

  2. 3.27.14
    carly said:

    I love these posts! That sounds like such a fun family vacation– so cool to see all of the behind the scenes stuff I bet! Gorgeous wedding picture! Your dress looks amazing! And I love lincoln park after midnight too! Such a perfect dark color!

  3. 3.27.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Ugh, Kanye lol. Love these posts šŸ™‚

  4. 3.27.14
    Nicole said:

    Love this post! All day, e'ery day lol. šŸ™‚

  5. 3.27.14

    I LOVE San Diego. We went there twice for family vacation growing up – it is one of my favorite places in the U.S. Perfect weather all the time!

  6. 3.27.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    P.S. If we would have lived in California, you WOULD have had Mark Steines's job!!

  7. 3.27.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    So many happy memories, I was laughing and crying at the same time! We've had so many fun (and a few not so fun) times together! Seeing Sandy still breaks my heart!

  8. 3.27.14
    Biana Perez said:

    I so enjoyed this!! I'm a Pisces as well!! totally agree nothing scarier than finding mice in the rental (or any) space!! For your perfect weather – you guys should move to San Diego!!! That was one of my favorite trips!! Thanks for sharing!