15 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me


Hiya, folks! So this is a very stereotypical lifestyle blog post – but I haven’t done one of these in probably two years! I have some funny, odd tidbits to share. XD Also I wanted to do this because HI, I HAVE A HUGE NUMBER OF NEW SUBSCRIBERS! *waves to new followers* If you’ve recently followed me, thanks so much!

I went from 23 to 100 subscribers in two months. It might not sound like a lot, but I didn’t really have a real email list for years and since finally deciding to use MailChimp, I’m pretty impressed. (Secret: once I get 150 followers I’m going to do a giveaway, so!)

Anyway, are you ready for some strange, fun facts? I dug out some old pictures to go with these, so enjoy!

YES, THAT IS A MUFFIN. And seee, I DO wear overalls! Can’t say they help make me slimmer… XD

1. My favorite movie growing up was The Gladys Aylward Story.

2. I rarely got to read “normal” children’s books – most of the books I read in elementary/middle school were Amish or Mennonite (and we’re neither. XD)

3. I learned to read when I was three and entered school a year early – but did an extra year of middle school, so when I hit ninth grade I did it in one semester and did tenth the next so I could graduate a year early. Which is how I graduated at sixteen.

I think I miss my long hair. Also credits to Hannah.

4. I was born in New Hampshire but since moving down here fourteen years ago I become more and more southern every day.

5. I was in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Princess and the Pea operetta when I was nine. It was a five-day workshop and I had the flu for three days. (Unfortunately I was not the princess. And they used a hamster ball for the pea. XD)

Credits to Hannah for senior pics – this is one of them! 

6. I was obsessed with WWII for years, starting when I was in middle school. Every time the babysitter came over that was my favorite game to play – that we were running from Nazis.

7. My obsession came to a climax a couple years ago when I pretty much acted like I lived in the 40s…

8. Two-thirds of my friends are blogger/internet friends – which is saying a lot because I only have six total. XD

YES, I always wrinkle my nose to the side when I’m shooting….

9. My first camera was a toy camera that I used to take pictures of flowers off the TV screen. XD

10. As a child, when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’d say “a mother”. That was before my aunt had eight children. XD O.o

There are those rollers…. 😜

11. I wore glasses for nearly ten years and it took me approximately three hours to put in my first contact. XD

12. I never really crave food – nor is there any particular food, snack or candy that I could die for.

13. I can still remember most of a song I memorized in choir when I was ten.


14. I used to listen to the Piano Guys 24/7 and I got SO sick and tired of them so now I rarely listen to them at all. XD

15. I’m seventeen years old and never been kissed – and until my wedding day, you can bet I’ll put a boot to the stomach of any guy who tries to kiss me. *puts hands on hips*

HA! So, was this an enjoyable, strange, or amusing post? Enough about me. What’s one thing I don’t know about YOU?

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  • Reply Christina Snyder

    These facts are so cool! I love the last one lol. Was the babysitter okay with that? xD


    January 26, 2019 at 12:08 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Hee hee, thanks Christina! Ha ha, yeah, she was. I’m not sure what she THOUGHT, though. XD

      January 29, 2019 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Goodness this was funny – especially that last one. :) I used to pretend I was from the 1940’s too, I think it came from Molly the american girl doll, so I always wore two braids, a skirt, a button down shirt, and cardigan. 😛

    January 26, 2019 at 12:16 pm
    • Reply Aria

      HA HA, I’M SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED. Ha ha, seriously? That’s hilarious!

      January 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Maddison Merriman

    I really enjoyed this post, Aria! I also graduated early (15)! Did you homeschool? If you did/didn’t, did you like it? I did all the way through school and loved it! Hmm, things you don’t know about me… I’ll just name a few haha 1) I was born in Alaska and have lived in 5 different states. (Air Force brat) 2) I have really long hair (it goes to mid-calf). 3) I am a pastor’s kid. :):)

    January 26, 2019 at 12:19 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Really? And I thought sixteen was pretty young! Yeah, I was homeschooled, and I loved it! I don’t think I would have survived public school, oh my. Hey, that’s so neat! WHAT, WOW! YOUR HAIR ISSS LONG! Oh my goodness. My hair was almost long enough to sit on at one point, but wow. IMPRESSIVE!

      January 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm
      • Reply Maddison Merriman

        Yeah, I was a very determined student! I skipped eighth grade and then completed high school in two years, so it was pretty intense. Haha Yes, I have been called Rapunzel many times! I love my long hair though! Maybe I’ll do a post on it sometime.😉

        January 30, 2019 at 11:55 am
        • Reply Aria

          Wow! That’s really impressive, Maddi!
          Yeah, I love long hair too, but you wouldn’t know it to look at me. XD I’d LOVE to see a post on it – I would love to see your hair!

          January 30, 2019 at 5:32 pm
          • Maddison Merriman

            Haha thanks! I’ll see what I can do about the post.😉

            January 30, 2019 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Cat

    HA, number 15 😂😂😂 that’s so cute!

    January 26, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Hee hee. XD

      January 29, 2019 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Clara

    YAY FOR NEW FOLLOWERS! I’m so glad to hear that your blog has been growing! :)
    This was such a fun post to read! I loved all the photos and learning more about you. 😀 Hey, we learned to read at the same age, most of my friends are online, and I used to listen to The Piano Guys all the time. XD

    -Clara <3

    January 26, 2019 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ha ha, I’m so glad! Oh, neat!

      January 29, 2019 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds

    To answer your question, this was an enjoyable, amusing, and strange post! 😉 It was awesome! 😀 One thing you don’t know about me…? Um… I am the only lady on my mom’s side of the family (besides some very young cousins) who doesn’t wear glasses. Actually my sister doesn’t wear them either, but the eye doctor says she’ll have to get them at some point.

    January 26, 2019 at 1:29 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ha ha, glad to hear it!
      Hey, that’s pretty neat! I’m sure you’re glad you’ve evaded that issue. 😉

      January 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Cassia

    This is a such a fun post!!! I can’t remember the last time I one of these! Should I do one? Also, girl you are so gorgeous 😍 also cute pictures! Always enjoy reading your post!

    January 26, 2019 at 1:46 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Of course you should! I really enjoyed writing it, and it’s been the most popular post this month, so! Aww, thanks, dear! ❤

      January 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm
      • Reply Cassia

        Maybe I’ll do one soon then! 😊❤️

        January 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Amie

    Loved it, Aria! And I actually learned a few things about you…

    January 26, 2019 at 4:57 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ooh, well great! 😉

      January 29, 2019 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Jo A

    And yes, I scrunch up my nose when I’m shooting too. I’ve been told it looks cute.
    I punched the last guy who said that.
    Anyway, howww on earth are youu soo professionall and good and ahhhh- I wish I could graduate at 16. I honestly doubt it. 9th grade is crazy enough. 😛
    Also, I have no clue how you can shoot in heels. That’s so awesome. XD

    January 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ha ha, seriously? SERIOUSLY, JO?
      HA HA, UHHHH. I DON’T KNOW. Yeah, it’s no piece of cake, that’s for sure. *shakes head sadly*
      Ha ha, they weren’t even that high, Jo! They were only like 2.5 inch WEDGES. Wedges are so much easier than regular heels. *nods* Trust me on this one. I KNOW.

      January 29, 2019 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Aha, those are some fun facts!
    Wow, 77 followers in 2 months, that’s a lot to me! I’ve tried to spread the word to my friends to help get it up 150.

    January 29, 2019 at 2:05 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Hee hee, glad you liked it!
      It’s a lot to me too, so! Awww, really? Thanks! :)

      January 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Megan

    This was an enjoyable post! And also amusing with a dash of strange. 😛 One thing you probably don’t know about me is I actually really like donkeys. 😮 XD Okay, hmm. Aha! I sort of want to break a bone to see what it’s like.

    January 29, 2019 at 5:39 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ha ha, well, that’s me, right?
      NO. I WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN. Oh yeah, Allison told me that. We both don’t think it’s a very good idea, Megan. XD

      January 30, 2019 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Esmeralda

    This was really fun to read!
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award. :)

    January 29, 2019 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Aww, thanks!

      January 30, 2019 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Allison

    WOOHOO, congratulations on all the new followers, dear! Also I LOVED THIS POST! And hey, amazingly I didn’t know all these facts already! O.o I’d say this was definitely an enjoyable and amusing post. 😉 One fact you don’t know about me? Oh dear, are there any? XD XD Um, I don’t especially like chocolate cake. Did you know that?

    January 30, 2019 at 10:52 am
    • Reply Aria

      THANKS! Ooh, I’m so glad! Everyone else seemed to as well! I think it was a hit. *nods* WOW, REALLY? I thought for sure you’d know most of them. HA. Good question. Ohhh, yeah, actually. I think I did. XD

      January 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Emma Hornsby

    This was such a fun post to read, Aria! It took me forever to get used to putting contacts in the first few days… :) I was really into WW2 for a while too. I still love it, I’m just not quite as obsessed. :)

    Also, I just want to tell you how much I love your blog! It’s so inspiring!


    January 30, 2019 at 10:08 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ha ha, yeah! Same.
      Awww, thank you so much, Emma! I’m glad you enjoy it. Thanks for commenting, dear! :)

      January 31, 2019 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Elle

    Hello, Aria! I found your blog through Allison’s, which I found through Megan’s, which I found through Rosy’s. XD Anyways, I enjoy your blog! Also, I learned to read at three as well, and though I didn’t start early, I am on track to finish in 2020, either at 15 or 16. And I’m homeschooled too! And I completely, totally agree with you on #15! As for a fun fact about me, my name is actually pronounced Ellie, not like the normal Elle.

    P.S. I read on your Q&A with Allison that your family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, and our family actually doesn’t either :)

    February 5, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Hi, Elle! Oh, cool! I’m so glad you enjoy reading! Neat! I hope you succeed. :) Aww, that’s great! Hee hee, not many people do! Oh, neat!
      P.S. Really? Why not?

      February 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm

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