Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I bet you didn't know....

Here are 21 fun fact about me I know you have always wanted to know....

+ Stesha is the Russian name for Stephanie.  No I am not Russian, neither is my family but my dad found it in 2000 names for babies & loved it. It means "crown"... I was born a princess!

+ I was born & raised on a farm in British Columbia, Canada. I lived in the same house until I was 11 when we moved to Hawaii. 

+ Yes, I lived in Hawaii.  On the island of Molokai; population = 6,000. No stop lights, miles & miles of untouched beaches, breathtaking views. 

+ I always wear sunscreen, I burn like crazzzzy! I was the kid who always had to wear a t-shirt in the water on the second day in the sun. I cry when I see little kids in t-shirt swimming now, I know it sucks!

+ I am completely & utterly obsessed with ice cream. Any kind, but I prefer plain chocolate!

+ My high school mascot was The Aztec & my school colors were orange and gold. Worst ever!

+ My first job was a lifeguard at a resort water park.  I ended up working there for 7 years! I still know everyone who works there & visit them often. 

+ I have arthritis in my hips.  I developed it when I snapped my growth plate in half when I was 13. It doesn't affect me often but when it does I can barely move. I think hip replacements will be in my future. 

+ I started high lighting my hair at 15.  It was my 15th birthday,  I was living in Hawaii with my dad all summer, he asked me if I wanted to spend the weekend on Kauai (the only island I have not visited) or if I wanted my hair highlighted. Naturally, I chose my hair! It cost him $350 because I had to go to the fanciest salon in Honolulu (there were no hair stylist he trusted on Molokai). Needless to say I have been paying for my own highlights ever since!

+ I am the only person in my family who lives in the USA! My mom, dad, & sister all live in my hometown in Canada. 

+ I can only sleep on my stomach. Very rarely can I actually sleep in any other position. 

+ I crashed my mom's car one month after turning 16. I actually drove into 2 parked cars. I am not sure I even want to get into this story...

+ I wish I could live on a boat in the middle of the lake. Lake days are my absolute favorite, the smell of the boat in water, jumping off the end, wake boarding, tan skin.  All of it is just amazing!

+ I danced ballet starting at age 4.  I was in a serious ballet school with exams each year, I auditioned for the Royal Winnipeg School of Ballet in Canada when I was 10, however we moved that summer so I did not attend.  I continued to dance through high school and up into my second year in college. 

+ I am very loud. It just happens, I am loud all the time. Once you meet me, you'll understand. 

+ My mommy is my best friend. I talk to her at least twice a day. I hate that she lives so far away from me.

+ I am OCD about eyebrows. Mine used to be out of control, until once day I was comparing pictures and couldn't figure out why I looked different. I finally had them shaped!! Life changing. Now I check them daily to make sure all hairs are in place. 

+ I think Lauren Conrad is perfect. I also believe we could be friends in real life.

+ I have super sensitive skin.  I can not use any sort of scented lotions, soaps, perfumes, ect. My fav.gift I have received was a bar of "sensitive skin" soap. It's the little things!

+I have never had braces. I hated the dentist as a child, still not totally fond of them. I got lucky with having somewhat straight teeth, although there are a few things I would like to change. 

+ Chapstick is on me 24/7. I like the mint one because it tingles my lips!! I have one in each of my purses, my car, next to my bed, make up box!! 

+ Blogging has changed my life.


Melissa said...

AHH I feel your pain on the school colors, but I believe I can top yours: orange and BROWN. The Huskies. At one point, they tried to make us silver and black, the electrolytes. NOT KIDDING. Horrible.

Happy Wednesday, lovely!

Because of Jackie said...

Completely agree with most of these and I really loved reading these and getting to know you more:) P.S. I got my eyebrows waxed when I was 22 and it was life changing as well. No more black caterpillars across my face!

Kasey Lynne said...

Molokai is BEAUTIFUL. I went there a few years ago with my family and I never wanted to leave that island.

I have a similar story about crashing a car when I had just turned 16. Most horrific thing of my life!

I feel the same way about LC. If I had to pick one celebrity to be bff's with, it would be her. Hands down.

Jen said...

Sounds like Molokai was an amazing place to live.

Unknown said...

Love your post today Stesha. I love how you lived here in BC. I also wear somethign on my lips 24/7. It's so nice that your mom is your best friend. I wish i could say the same but i'm hoping that my son will still think of me as his best friend when he gets older. He tells my husband and i every day that we are his best friends and it melts my heart.

Don't forget to link up tomorrow for my weekly Tres-Chic Thursday Fashion Link up. Hope to see you there.



Brie Bemis @ Sophistifunk said...

love this post! p.s. i already knew 13 of these facts ;) #bloggingbesties

Anonymous said...

If I lived in Hawaii, I don't think I'd ever leave. Ha! I've never been there (I hope to visit one day) but it looks SO BEAUTIFUL :)

Such a fun post!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Lauren Conrad IS perfect, I adore her!

Cece @Mahogany Drive said...

Fun share!! Stesha is such a pretty and unique name. Love it. I also loooove Ballet. I started out in gymnastics and took ballet as an adult so I'm not very good but I love dance. How does one break a growth plate. Ouch!!

Because Shanna Said So said...

All I can say is that it's not fair you never had braces...I still give my mom crap about not getting them for me...you know how much I hate my teeth!! And Hawaii...how did I not know this???

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I am the same way with burning! It stinks so bad! I used to be a swimmer and would have to wear zinc oxide at swim meets. I looked so good with random white streaks all over me...not! haha!