I mustache you some questions…

Happy Friday from my homegirl KP! Who’s ready to celebrate? I’m going to my group of friends’ annual Friendsgiving dinner so I couldn’t be happier!

Thanks to Kaylin for tagging me in this questionnaire! It’s been floating around the blog world for awhile now and I’ve loved reading everyone’s responses.  Now it’s my turn – and I’m excited for the opportunity for you to get to know me a little better.


Four Names That People Call Me (Other Than My Real Name):

  • Lo – Not sure where this came from but multiple people call me that now. I love it, actually!
  • Lela – My best friend Kaitlin’s name for me growing up.
  • Pumpkin Head – my Dad called me this growing up. I always thought it was a “cute” nickname but in actuality it was all about my giaaaant dome. Thanks, dad.
  • Leehock – people in high school called me that. Not a lot of nicknames have come my way in life haha I guess Lauren just fits me too perfectly

Four Jobs I’ve Had:

  • Server
  • Barista
  • Writing/production intern for “The McLaughlin Group”
  • PR intern

And now I’m currently an educator at lululemon and in January (fingers crossed) I’ll be a NASM certified personal trainer!

Four Movies I Have Watched More Than Once:

  • National Treasure (1 and 2)
  • The Patriot
  • Horrible Bosses (Jason Bateman is the best)
  • White Christmas (it’s that time of year!)

Four Books I’d Recommend: 

  • Gone Girl
  • 50 Shades of Grey (because, I mean, come on)
  • Life of Pi
  • Bossypants (Tina Fey for the win)

Four Places I’ve Lived:

  • Madison, WI
  • Washington D.C.
  • Paris, France
  • Champaign, IL (#college)

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I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and in two weeks will finally have my own place in the city! So let’s add Chicago to that list, shall we?


Four Places I Have Been:

  • Belize
  • Prague
  • Spearfish Canyon and Sioux Falls, SD (it’s BEAUTIFUL there)
  • Captiva Island, FL

Four Places I’d Rather Be Right Now:

  • LA
  • Washington D.C.
  • Nashville
  • Scottsdale, AZ (my friend Jordan just moved there and I miss her like crazy)

Four Things I Don’t Eat:

  • Red meat
  • Dairy milk (unless it’s my only option or it’s an ingredient in a dish – but otherwise I don’t drink it)
  • Beets (NEVER)
  • Sour Cream

Four Of My Favorite Foods:

  • Seafood (tuna melts, fish tacos, GET AT ME)
  • M&Ms
  • Nuts (I almost always carry a bag of nuts around in my purse. This also includes pb)
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Popcorn
  • Eggs
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Spinach Dip
  • Carrot Cake
  • wait was I supposed to stop at four?


Four TV Shows That I Watch (or have watched):

  • Arrested Development
  • Modern Family (one of my all-time favorites)
  • Seinfeld
  • Scandal

Four Things I Am Looking Forward To This Year:

  • Getting my NASM certification and finding a job in the fitness world
  • Traveling to Scottsdale to see Jordan (as long as the ol’ wallet allows it)
  • Baking perfect French macarons. What can I say I set my sights high.
  • Training for the Chicago Marathon



Four Things I’m Saying: 

  • “Totally”
  • “Wait let me get a picture of that”
  • “Thank you” (I say thank you for eeeeeeverything)
  • “Sorry” (ever seen this video? Totally me. See what I did there?)

Four People I’m Tagging To Do This Next:


  1. Now I am ready to see those perfect french macaroons! I know you can pull it off. Oh popcorn…I do love thee. I’m a popcorn freak. I can’t get enough, I swear I snack on some every day. So glad you took the survey too!

    1. Haha the macarons will probably happen in 2015 so don’t get too excited 😉 but I’m determined to do it! I’ve heard it’s reallly hard and that most people fail the first few times. I’m a popcorn freak too – butter, kettle, cheddar, white cheddar, Chicago mix, I LOVE IT ALL!

  2. No I know where you would rather be right now, in a chilly Scotland with Jen! 🙂

    With you on national treasure, loved that film! Have only seen the 2nd one once must go back and watch it again! made me want to be a treasure hunter!

    Have a fab weekend!

  3. OMG, ELF!!! Love that pic!! So freakin’ cute!! Also, totally LOVE carrot cake so much and roasted sweet potatoes…YUM!! Yaaay, getting personal trainer certified!! That’s awesome!! You’re going to make a fab trainer!!! So kind and sweet and knowledgeable and fit!! GO girl! Have a wonderful Friday! I’ve missed you! Hope all is well!! XOXO

    1. Well only for 4 and a half months but stilllll! I lived with a woman who only spoke French so it was the real deal, let me tell you. Plus I could see the Eiffel Tower from my room 🙂 okay I’ll stop bragging now haha but it was an amazing time

  4. I don’t really do dairy milk either…grew up lactose intolerant as a child and now I just don’t really like it honestly!! I love almond milk. Esp in my cereal! Annnnyyyway yeah I saw this survey on To Live and Diet in LA and I was like, I have to do it!! Maybe next week. Have a great day 🙂

  5. this was fun. totally with you on Life of Pi but hateddddd 50 Shades…if i didn’t have to read that for a sexuality assignment, i wouldn’t have made it past the first page. lost me there. 🙂 PARIS. enough said. love that city and jealous you lived there!

  6. I love Nashville and DC! Both are great cities that I would love to live in someday 🙂 Yay for moving to the city!

    Oh and if you need a taste tester for the macaroons I will gladly be a volunterr!

    1. I can’t wait to learn even more about you 🙂 Paris was amazing. I lived with a french woman for 4 and a half months – she didn’t speak any English so that was interesting! Plus I could see the Eiffel Tower from my room – don’t be too jealous 😉

    1. Red meat shall never enter my body! It shan’t! haha. No but really it’s weird I don’t even consider red meat food — my mom is a vegetarian so we rarely had meat growing up but always had chicken and fish so I love that. Red meat, on the other hand…I don’t even consider it as a possibility of something to eat at this point haha. Weird right?

  7. I thnk I am going to have to start watching Modern Family. I typically get into TV SHOWS after they have their series finale. I hated Friends until it was over, and the same thing goes for How I Met Your Mother and nOW………… I LOVEEEEEEE THEM!! So while I HATE Modern Family now, when it’s off the air, I will love it! ha ha ah!

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