Outfit Idea: Burgundy and Blush Pink, Plus 29 Things You May Not Know About Me

Happy Leap Day! If only we got the day off work for this "holiday," right? I love reading random facts about people, so in honor of this special day I'm sharing 29 things you may not know about me. (Along with an outfit too, of course.) I'd love to hear some facts about you too, so share something in the comments!

{29 things you may not know about me}

1. I used to be a vegetarian (7th grade through freshman year of college).
2. I won a contest to be a kid DJ on a local oldies radio station when I was in middle school.
3. In high school, I used to write down every outfit I wore so I wouldn't wear the same thing twice.
4. I took ice skating lessons for a year as a child.
5. I joined a softball team with friends as an adult and hit the ball one time the whole season (and got tagged out at first).

Outfit idea: burgundy with blush pink | www.shealennon.com

Pink cardigan: Old Navy (similar) | burgundy swing dress: Old Navy (similar) | earrings: Nickel and Suede | necklace: Loft (similar) | ankle boots: Crown Vintage (similar)

6. I was runner up in my school's spelling be when I was in 5th grade.
7. One of my most memorable birthday gifts was when a group of friends pooled together to get me a $50 gift card to Sheridan's Frozen Custard.
8. My son Jona is named after my late grandpa (my mom's dad) who was a baptist minster. His name was spelled the same way.
9. In high school I had a gum-wrapper chain that was several feet long.
10.   I played the piano from 1st grade up through high school.

11. I've attended a total of 5 colleges/universities, 3 for undergrad, 2 for grad school. #indecisive
12. When I was in elementary school I wanted to read all the books in the library, but soon realized (after Watership Down went way over my head) that I may not make it through.
13. On the day after my 8th birthday, a huge tornado went through the town where we lived at the time (Andover, KS). Luckily, we were safe.
14. I once called my best friend out of school, pretending to be her mom. She got caught and got In School Suspension, but she never told that it was me. (Thanks Abby!)
15. I played percussion (drums, timpani, marimba, etc.) from 5th grade through the end of high school.

Outfit idea: burgundy with blush pink | www.shealennon.com

Pink cardigan: Old Navy (similar) | burgundy swing dress: Old Navy (similar) | earrings: Nickel & Suede | necklace: Loft (similar)

16. I have a terrible sense of direction. One year (before Smart phones were more common) 2 of my friends sat me down for an "intervention" and told me I needed a GPS for my car.
17. I don't like the all-american dessert, apple pie. (Or cherry pie, or pretty much any other kind of pie that isn't chocolate or pecan.)
18. I'm an inch shorter than I thought I was. Last year we did a health screening at my work and it turns out I'm 5' 5", not 5' 6" like I thought. Bummer.
19. I'm terrified of clowns.
20. I was in the Kansas City Youth Symphony when I was in high school.

21. As a child we took summer trips to a lake and rented a houseboat with other families. At a young age I learned to balance myself on a "windsock" while holding a coozy-clad coke in my hand.
22. I used to get terrible, vivid nightmares. One night I dreamed I was being attacked and I rolled over my husband's sleeping body and tried to run out our back door. Luckily, this was before we had Jona... it hasn't happened since. (Also, I felt pretty bad for leaving Aaron and running away... some wife I am!)
23. When we first got married, Aaron and I almost moved to New York so that I could attend a culinary school there. It didn't end up working out, but sometimes I wonder what would have happened if we did. Would I be a chef right now?
24. I'm pretty nonathletic in general, but my senior year of high school I joined the swim team and loved it. It was the one sport I didn't suck at!
25. In school, substitute teachers would sometimes mispronounce my name and say "Shee-a" instead of Shea (rhymes with day) and my friends would tease me and say "sh-sh-sh-shee-a" like "ch-ch-ch-chia...pet." Jerks.

Outfit idea: burgundy with blush pink | www.shealennon.com

Pink cardigan: Old Navy (similar) | burgundy swing dress: Old Navy (similar) | earrings: Nickel & Suede | necklace: Loft (similar)

26. I went through a series of college majors: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Political Science, and English, before finally settling on French. I chose what is possibly the LEAST lucrative of the bunch. Go me.
27. I taught French (high school and middle school) for a few years before realizing that teaching is NOT for me.
28. When we were first dating in college, I used to read Aaron's textbook for his Short Stories class for fun, even though I wasn't even in the class.
29. At weddings, I'm usually one of the first people out on the dance floor. I LOVE to dance. Aaron, on the other hand, absolutely hates it. Opposites attract I guess.

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Linking with Hello Monday, Let it Shine, A Lovely Little a la Mode, On Trend Tuesdays, Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me, Confident Twosday, Oh Hey Girl, Thursday Fashion Filesand Thursday Moda.

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