10 Fun Facts About Me!

August 7, 2017

Hey girl heyyy, so glad you’ve clicked this post! You may have read a little bit about me from my little bio in the sidebar or my About Me page, but this post is going to give you an even better picture of the girl behind Laila Anne Co! By the end of this we’re gonna be friends cause I’m going to let you in on all of the wacky and wonderful stuff that makes me the silly everyday girl I am. I love the idea of really connecting with my readers and I feel like in order to do this I need to offer a deeper glimpse into my life. So here goes nothing! Get ready for some cuteness, a little bit of drama and hopefully not too much TMI!

1. I was born in Idaho – which is like the most random state ever! Most people don’t even know where it is on a US map – and I honestly can’t blame them! I was born in Boise and spent the first two years of my life in this snowy state that is actually known for producing potatoes. When we lived in Boise my family apparently had a huge garden and I’ve been told I loved to toddle around eating strawberries straight from the vine!

2. I am allergic to dogs, cats and basically any animal with fur, which is kind of tragic! But I do have allergy pills which I can take if I know I’m gonna be meeting some furry friends. My allergies aren’t a big issue, they just mean I have to think twice before petting any cute puppers on the street.

3. I was a competitive synchronized swimmer for eight years! For those of you who are unfamiliar with sport let’s just say it’s a combination of dancing, gymnastics and swimming that involves performing short routines to lit music. The sport was very physically demanding but it taught me so much about health and fitness and for this it will always have a special place in my heart!

4. I LOVE hip hop – music and dancing! This is a recently discovered passion of mine but I’ve become really invested fairly quickly. I ignored hip-hop music for years because I thought it was intimidating but now I’m completely smitten with this cool, innovative and edgy style of music! I also love to dance along to hip -hop songs – something about matching movements to the beat makes me feel so free and happy!

5. I have a birthmark in the shape of a horse on my leg! And I only realized that it looks exactly like horse within the last two years, I’ve had it my whole life but before I just saw it as an elongated blob. One day while zoning out in English class I guess I was staring at my legs and I was like, ” Omg that looks like a horse’s head!”. Now I feel like this is something I can be proud of – because having fun birthmarks is super cool! The only thing that would make this better would be if it were a unicorn!

6. I have the same birthday as Mariah Carey and I think that’s pretty sweet! I listen to her songs all the time because I love a good throwback – plus who can resist jammin’ to “Touch My Body”?? I’m proud to share a birthday with this lady boss and even though I cannot sing to save my life I still try to live up to the pressure of sharing a birthday with a musical goddess.

7. I was once kissed by a dolphin on a cruise, in fact, this was probably my first kiss! I’ll just say it was rather slippery – a quality I’ve come to dislike when it comes to kisses! That being said I can’t blame the dolphin because he/she was just doing her thing for us tourists – plus I got a pretty adorable pic out of it!

8. I’ve fainted while shadowing a surgery – but I was completely fine in a couple of minutes! I was just trying to get my Grey’s Anatomy on but something in the OR just didn’t agree with me, so down I went. I’ve been told that this is actually an incredibly common experience so I wasn’t too worried!

9. Yo hablo Español con solutura! This means I’m fluent in Spanish as I’ve been studying it basically my entire life. I’ve really worked hard to improve my language skills and I’m really happy with the level I’m at now!

10. I once bought a shirt for $0.01 – yep that’s 1 cent – at Nordstrom Rack and it is probably my best budget fashion find to date! It’s a super cute light pink chiffon tank top with a flowy, relaxed fit. I don’t know if the tag was mislabeled, but I kid you not, I paid for the shirt with a literal penny! Finds like this come once in a lifetime but that doesn’t mean I don’t get my hopes up when shopping sales from time to time!

That’s a wrap! Thanks for following along and learning a little bit more about me. Let me know a weird fact about yourself (or if we have anything in common) in the comments!


  • Brittany N

    August 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I love reading these! Yo hablo espanol tambien 🙂 I’ve been studying it since I was 12 (27 now)! And a shirt for $0.01!?! Girl that’s amazing 😉

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Muchas gracias!

  • Kristen Jones

    August 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Facts posts are some of my favorite! Bummer about being allergic to fur babies, but your birthmark being shaped like a horse head!? That’s totally awesome. Also, 1 penny for a shirt. Definitely a one in a lifetime find!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 1:36 am

      This was so fun to write, thanks for reading :D! That shirt was definitely a very unique find!

  • Shannon

    August 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    It was nice to get to know the real you Laila:-) So cool you were a synchronized swimmer!!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 1:37 am

      Thanks for reading! Synchro is always my fun fact when I have to come up with one!

  • Felicia @ The Starving Chef

    August 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    First kiss from a dolphin! Too cute 😀

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 1:38 am

      Haha I think so too!

  • Harmony, Momma To Go

    August 7, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    these are ahilarious! so did you move out of Idaho? Ive never been… I do think I know where it is on a map though! So 0.01 for a shirt – no tax????

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 1:45 am

      Thanks! I’ve since moved to Boston, which is where I found that miraculous $0.01 shirt!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    August 8, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Loved getting to know you! My brother lives in Boise – his kids do the same thing with strawberries they grow in their yard!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 1:52 am

      That’s so cute, I’m glad other youngsters are enjoying the beautiful Boise gardens! Thanks for reading!

  • Lindsey

    August 8, 2017 at 2:07 am

    A shirt for 1 cent?! WOO WOO!!!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 2:42 am

      It was pretty exciting!

  • Kristine

    August 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I love these types of posts! I am SHOCKED that you scored such a good deal at Nordstrom Rack – good eye 😉

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I honestly didn’t believe it when I first saw it! Thanks for reading!

  • nicholle demag

    August 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I wish I was fluent in another language! That’s so cool!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      I’m still working hard to improve, I have basic fluency but I’ve still got a lot to learn!

  • Kait

    August 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Ugh.. stinks that you are allergic to dogs!!! I am obsessed with them. Good thing you can take pills for that! Also, Nordstrom does have penny sale finds.. when I got my card the women at the counter was telling me about it! SCORE for you xx

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      I’ll have to look into those sales because I’m definitely interested in finding more pieces like that!

  • Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    August 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    A shirt for just $0.01! Heck yeah! That’s an awesome fun fact!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks, I think so too!

  • Kuleigh

    August 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    This is so interesting! I can honestly say I’ve never met anyone who is a synchronized swimmer! I love watching them compete in the Olympics.

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 8, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you! I get that a lot honestly, it’s a little known sport!

  • Rachel

    August 9, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Such interesting facts! I can’t believe you were able to snag something at Nordstrom Rack for a penny. I’m impressed!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 9, 2017 at 1:33 am

      Haha thanks!

  • Alexis

    August 9, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I literally laughed out loud at #8! I love Grey’s Anatomy, but this totally would have been me too.

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 9, 2017 at 11:46 am

      I’ve heard it’s a regular occurrence in the OR! Thanks for reading!

  • Rachel R Ritlop

    August 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I love hip hip too! and that stinks you’re allergic to dogs! happy you have some pills because there’s nothing like a little mush’s cuddles! haha

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm


  • Sydney

    August 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    So nice to know you better. Great fun post!

  • Kait Around The Kingdom

    August 9, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    WOW! $.01?! I’ve done $.03 before at Pac Sun but that’s the cheapest I’ve found! You go girl!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 9, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      $.03 at Pacsun is amazing, they’re so expensive! Thanks for reading!

  • Danielle

    August 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    It was nice getting to know you! I am also allergic to dogs, cats etc. It sucks because I have always wanted a dog.


    1. lailaanne.co

      August 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      To be honest I still want one but its a tricky situation to figure out!

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