About Elle

No matter where I live, I feel like I will always be a Southern girl; it’s in my blood!  I’ve lived in South Carolina, Florida, and our nation’s capital.  This blog is just about me- my experiences, opinions, and some ramblings on things I see, with some news splattered here and there for good measure!  I love, live, play, think, read, and have fun!

I’m an only child who didn’t really have imaginary friends growing up but learned to entertain myself.  I had tons of friends and was always involved with some type of extracurricular activity.  My mother has called me “Social Butterfly” since I was in middle school.  I like things to be a certain way, and for that reason, I will volunteer to serve on various committees to ensure my voice is heard.  I truly believe that if you address a problem you should have an idea for a solution; if you just want to complain, I’ll quickly stop listening.  Probably because I’m a Fire sign (Aries all day!), I’m a natural born leader (but I know when and who to follow).  Most people’s opinion on me is that I’m a sweet girl who has a nice smile and warm disposition.  I think that’s an accurate depiction!  If my life movie were being made right now, I would want Jurnee Smollet to play a young Elle and Sanaa Lathan or Kerry Washington to play me (even though they are at least 5-10 years older than me!).  I love all things purple (including “Purple Rain”), Beyonce, Angela Bassett, Boris Kodjoe, and Prince.  Pop culture, reality tv, and supporting good movies and good music also take up a lot of my free time!


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  2. Love the title to your blog…..I’m actually a native of California born and raised in the valley and recently moved to Arkansas….so it’s quite a culture shock, but I’m adjusting…….well…..until I come across some strange country critter that I have never seen before. hahahaha

  3. Hi there! I write a blog called Desperate English Housewife in Washington (www.ukdesperatehousewifeusa.com) and I love reading your blog. I would be delighted to feature a guest post or interview with you on my blog to showcase to my British and American readers what a ‘real American gal’ in the area does, who she is, and what makes her tick. What do you think?! Claire

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