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10 Things You May Not Know About Me

For those that don’t know, my name is Jackie, and I can’t thank you enough for following my page, and actually reading my blog! I started Lilac and Lip Gloss on a whim in October 2017, and it has been even more fun than I imagined!  I am clothes-obsessed, and figured this page would be an excuse to shop (sorry hubby), and something to keep me busy while A napped, and J was at pre-school (people don’t actually sleep when the baby is sleeping, do they?)

As you probably have figured out by now, purple is my absolute favorite color (hence the lilac), and I never leave my house without a dab of lip gloss (it helps me feel like I tried!). Anyway, I thought it was time I properly introduce myself, so here are 10 things you may not know about me:

  1. Let’s get to the most important part…my measurements (for size reference).
    Tops-XS or S depending on brand
    Bottoms-0/24, petite or short length if offered
    Height-5’1
  2. I met my husband at a bar (yes, it can happen!) and we got engaged a year later and have been married for 8 years. He’s the most supportive, loving husband and best father the kids could ask for.
  3. Boy momma here of 2 little guys, ages 6 and 2.  While neither of them make the best shopping partners, they are the best things that have ever happened to me and I am so happy to be spending this year with the two of them!
  4. I have been a third grade teacher for 15 years (took a year off after each boy was born). 
  5. I have no sense of smell or taste.  I lost those senses permanently in an accident about 10 years ago.  Long story short-I was running and got hit by a cyclist and landed on my head (no memory of this).  I suffered a traumatic brain injury and took some time to recover but I’m happy to report I am now fully recovered otherwise.  Lessons learned: never take anything for granted and you are stronger than you can  ever imagine.
  6. I hate having my picture taken…and rarely post on my personal FB page. Hard to believe from all the posting I do here right, haha?! 
  7. I’m shy until you get to know me.  Again, hard to believe right?!   One of my favorite quotes that inspired me to just run with this dream blog idea:  “Everything you’ve ever wanted, is one step outside of your comfort zone.” 
  8. My sister, Samantha, is helping me from finding the best deals to designing graphics, as well as scheduling and responding to posts while I’m in school.  Running a blog is 24/7 and I could never do it without her help.
  9. When I was younger (think middle and high school) my dream was to open my own boutique for petite women.  I am so happy that so many stores offer different sizing options now-a-days.  I also went back and forth deciding between fashion merchandising or elementary education for my college major (go UD blue hens!).
  10. I have never been more inspired than since starting this blog.  I have seen firsthand all the good and support that is out there in this world from the private messages I have received, to conversations I have had, and from all of you for following along!

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