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25 Random (and silly!) facts about me

It’s no surprise that I am posting up food and lifestyle content on the regular. Sometimes revealing little tid bits about yourself can be so nerve wrecking when you’re not used to it! These 25 random facts posts about bloggers are some of my FAVORITE content posts that other bloggers post. I love getting to know them and diving into their personal lives for a few minutes! So I bit the bullet, and thought I’d share a few random facts about me that you may not have known. Enjoy!

(in no specific order)

1.) My first year out of high school was spent working at my local Williams Sonoma – look where that got me.

2.) I’m allergic to cats.

3.) I wish I could have gotten a degree in jeopardy trivia.
4.) In fourth grade I memorized all 50 states and capitals in one night. I. Was. Obseeessed. 

5.) There are 12 seasons and 293 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and I have seen every single one. 

6.) I am also allergic to shellfish… and bees. 

7.) Before I was was a communication studies major, I was declared as a geography major. 

8.) Jared and I met working at a summer camp as counselors in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. 4 years later and no looking back.   

9.) I tried my first taco when I was 16. (Not so proud of this one…I was a picky teenager). 

10.) I have never been great at being a morning person. Most mornings I hit the snooze button at least once or twice. 

11.) No tattoos. Six piercings. 

12.) My middle name is Ilene. Elizabeth Ilene Van Lierde. 

13.) Two desserts I can hardly ever say no to: fresh chocolate chip cookies and mocha almond fudge ice cream. 

14.) It took me three times to pass high school algebra. I get frustrated just thinking about it. 

15.) I started playing softball when I was 8 and stopped when I was 16. I hated all the politics in high school ball. 

16.) I have an abnormally sensitive nose to nasty smells. Really just all smells. 

17.) When I was a kid my favorite toys were building blocks, playing with legos, making Lincoln log houses and of course my barbies. 

18.) We have a 9 month old golden retriever named Rascal. He’s the best. 

19.) In high school I wanted to be editor of a magazine.

20.) In 2014 I was accepted to transfer to UCLA as a geography major (with an $8,000 scholarship!) only to find out two months later my acceptance would be revoked because I failed statistics my last semester at community college (yes, I really suck at math).

21.) I graduated from the same college (University of Northern Colorado!) that Jared’s Dad did. We think it’s pretty cool.

22.) Up until I was twelve I had a gap between my tooth front teeth so big I could practically stick a straw through it. 

23.) My first job (where I’m currently working) out of college is at a private athletic/social club in downtown Los Angeles. 

24.) If blogging or event design doesn’t work out, I would love to try my hand in the interior design industry. 

25.) I locked my keys in the car twenty minutes before my drivers license exam. I got the keys out in time and only missed one mark on the test. 

Thanks for playing along with my 25 random facts about me!

*if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below. But make sure you also leave a random fact about yourself ;)!



  1. Amy
    February 26, 2020 / 10:17 pm

    Hi Elizabeth! Absolutely love your blog and your insta. Look fed to trying a few of your recipes, namely the banana bread and the ramen bowl. You really have beautiful content, lots of flair and adorable enthusiasm. Thanks for all of it! Amy. Random fact: hubby and I have been Blue Apron subscribers for 4 years and really enjoy it! Also I put sprinkles on my yogurt๐Ÿ˜‹

    • elizabethvanlierde7698
      February 27, 2020 / 8:04 pm

      Hi Amy! It’s so nice to connect with you, I love your sprinkles fact. Too fun! I would highly recommend the banana bread. Anyone who makes it says it becomes an instant easy staple in their recipe arsenal. Happy cooking ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kevin
    June 12, 2019 / 12:57 am

    Making tall towers with building blocks was also one of my favorite things to do as a kid. So cool.

  3. Andy
    February 2, 2019 / 1:37 pm

    Hello Elizabeth,

    I made a cheeseboard from your video last night to entertain friends and it was a big hit!
    I’ve made many cheeseboards before but my guests last night own their own catering company, so I really wanted to make sure I nailed it. Thanks to your video, I did.

    I used my local organic market in lieu of Trader Joe’s but picked up similiar if not the exact ingredience you suggested. It looked gorgeous, receiving praise immediately but was quickly devoured by hungry and excited vultures!
    Thank you so much for your tips for creating a crowd pleasing cocktail party cheeseboard. I look forward to reading more of your blog. You seem to really know what you are talking about!

    With sincere gratitude,

    Random fact about me: (per your request)
    I love to eat room temp Spagettios straight out of the can. ๐Ÿ˜

    • elizabethvanlierde7698
      February 11, 2019 / 4:36 pm

      Hi Andy! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cheeseboard! Sounds like a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Virginia vall
    July 21, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    First ti.e for me to read a blog.When did you become the housewife.Funny mishap which happened to me. I loved a boy in my childhood. I was for sure I Loved him. One day I walked into a pole. Looking for himHe saw me walk into the poleI gave him a big ego. Where is he now who knows lol

  5. August 2, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I totally get how vulnerable it can feel to share about yourself, I struggle with the same doubts on my own blog. But your facts were great and I agree that I love getting to know the person behind the blogs I follow!

  6. August 1, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Haha loved your one about jeopardy trivia.. my husband and I watch it allllll the time. We even found out our amazon echo has a jeopardy feature lol loved that you shared these facts!

    • August 1, 2017 / 11:41 pm

      Hi Ellis! Wait whaaaaa! I’ve got to get my hands on one of those. I seriously grew up watching it with my Dad. See you around the blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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