Hello, my name is Lara and I am many things – wife, mother of one son, writer, musician, gardener, farmer’s daughter, and soon-to-be LuLaRoe Independent Fashion Consultant.
I grew up on a farm near Hector, Minnesota and wanted nothing more than to leave that small town at age 18, get my journalism degree at the University of Minnesota and take that wherever it would lead me.
A funny thing happened along the way. My degree and experience led me back to agriculture and for the past 20 years, I have talked turkey (and chicken) as the Communications Director for the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota and the Midwest Poultry Federation. It’s a job – a career – I love more now than when I first started, but who could’ve guessed I’d be known as Minnesota’s Gobble Gal?!
I live in Buffalo, Minnesota – part small town, part suburbia – with my husband (a teacher), our 6th grade son, and our senior citizen pug dog, Earl. I am beyond obsessed with shoes and dresses (hence my newfound love for LuLaRoe!), love white wine and a good sidecar martini, like to get my hands dirty in my gardens, and am a self-proclaimed baking queen and travel junkie.
The inspiration for my blog name comes from one of my favorite books of all time – Bridge to Terabithia. In it, Jess (the main character) explains how being friends with Leslie makes him feel like his “other more exciting self.” He transforms from quiet to courageous. I love that line and can relate to what he meant. I know people who make me feel like this – and I hope I can return the favor to others as well.
You can reach me anytime via the contact form below, at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages – I’d love to meet you.
Welcome to my other more exciting self!