The Girl Behind The Blog

September 30, 2016

Over the last 10 months, my little space on the internet has grown quite a bit and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I enjoy seeing new faces stop by and I get the warm fuzzies when I see my sweet, loyal blogger friends comment on every post. I truly love and appreciate every single one of you for taking time out of your busy days to read what I have to share.

So with that said, I thought it was time to share a little bit more about me. Some of these things you may or may not know…I tried to keep it as interesting as possible. Please bear with me, as I am not too fond of talking about myself. Thank you all for your love and support.

My name actually isn’t Lily…it’s Liliana, but so many people don’t know how to say it, so I’ve gone by Lily for as long as I can remember. I have been married to my best friend for over 5 years…funny story, he sat behind me in our Eco/Government class in High School and he would pull my hair or do anything to annoy me. Had you told me back then that we would end up married, I would have laughed in your face. But I’m lucky to such an amazing husband and the best in-laws a girl could have asked for.

We have the cutest pup ever, Charlie aka Charles, Little Buddy, Mr. Whiskers, Fatty, okay…you get the picture, he has tons of nicknames! We are huge animal lovers, if we could we would have a million fur babies and love on them everyday. One of my dreams is to open a no-kill shelter.

I am a nurse, currently working as a school nurse and going to school to be a real estate agent as well…heck, if I could be a nurse/real estate agent/wedding planner/blogger/interior decorator I totally would! You could hire me to plan your wedding, sell you a home, decorate it for you and in case something happened I could save your life…and blog all about it! LOL!

One of the things I miss most about working at a hospital is getting to bathe and cuddle with the newborn babies. All of my co-workers knew how much I loved taking care of post-partum mamas, so I would always get assigned to them. If I was your nurse, you were guaranteed a FULL night’s sleep while I cuddled with your baby.

Spanish was my first language. I didn’t learn how to speak English until I was in grade school, but somehow people don’t realize I’m Hispanic. Just the other day, I had some parents in my office who talked about me and my co-worker in Spanish! Uhm, hello…I can understand everything! #palegirlproblems

My idea of a perfect Friday night consists of pizza, comfy pj’s, chocolate ice cream and FOOTBALL…lots of football!

I wish I had the confidence to post outfit of the day pictures, but growing up as “the fat girl” really ruined my self-esteem. A little backstory…my dad and I loved playing basketball together, so when our town started the first little dribblers team for girls, my parents signed me up. I was thrilled that I had made it and was on one of the teams that was actually really good. Unfortunately, my teammates were so mean and ruined my love for the sport. I was the tallest girl on the team, definitely not the skinniest…so shopping for clothes was hard. I remember so vividly of them asking me “where the flood was” because my pants were never long enough for my long legs. Anyway, I definitely didn’t have it as bad as other kids…but their comments lowered my self-esteem…

When I was a little girl and would get mad at my parents, I would throw my underwear, my doll and pj’s (you know, just the essentials, haha) in a grocery bag and “runaway.” The furthest I ever made was the sidewalk! My mom laughs every time she tells someone. Oh to be 6 again!

While we are on the subject of being a kid, I remember wanting to be a grocery cashier when I grew up! #wtf

I wish I was more outgoing. The only times I feel comfortable enough to be my silly, outgoing self is around my family and husband. I am extremely shy around people I don’t know and I think it all goes back to being bullied by the mean basketball girls.

I HATE being surprised, and the last 2 years my husband has planned surprise birthday parties and I actually had NO clue.

I worked the night-shift for years at a hospital and our hospital was said to be haunted by a little boy. Although we were all super scared of anything and everything, we always managed to prank/scare someone at least once every night. We would have so much fun…and of course, our patients were always well taken care of. It’s hard working 12+ hour night shifts, so we had to do something to stay awake. 😉

I hope you guys enjoyed getting to me a little bit more. This is definitely a different post than what I normally write, but a “get to know me” post was long-overdue. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Hi there! I’m Lily, the girl behind Beauty With Lily. I am a real estate agent, nurse, wife, crazy dog mom — to our cute little pup, Charlie — blogger, beauty enthusiast, makeup connoisseur, and your everyday twenty-something southern gal. You'll usually catch me with an iced coffee in tow, an arm full of makeup swatches or behind my computer working (or shopping!) I hope this little space helps you feel beautiful, find your next clothing piece to buy or a place you come to after a long day. I hope you stay awhile. xo - Lily

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