52 Week Blog Challenge - Week One: Meet the Blogger


Today, at MLIS, is the launch of a year-long weekly blog challenge (A big thanks to Sarah over at Sarah Emily Blogs for starting this!). Each Wednesday, I’ll be posting the answer to the prompt of the week.

In case you’re interested in joining in on the blog challenge fun this 2016, here are the weekly prompts.

52 Week Blog Challenge from Sarah Emily Blogs

Week One — Meet the Blogger

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Yep. That’s me 🙂 Although some of you have been following My Life In Snippets since it’s birth on September 4, 2014 – many of you are new to my little corner of the internet. Therefore, let me introduce myself. My name is Ashlee. I’m a 23 year old Applications Engineer. Originally born a country girl in the great state of Michigan, I now reside with my other half, Max, in Louisville, KY.

From the Fall of 2011 to the Spring of 2015, I studied Computer Science at Michigan State University (GO GREEN!). After graduating in May of 2015, I packed my bags and headed for the big, little city of Louisville.

Aside from work, I also enjoy spending time writing for this little corner of the internet. I’m an avid runner, find Jillian Micheals workouts actually fun, a true foodie at heart (baking, cooking and eating, if it involves food, I’m there!) and a lover of time spent with family and friends.

Travel is something that I’ve truly become interested in as I’ve grown older. I spent a month with my other half in Europe over Christmas break last year, and fell in love with the different cultures, the sights, and what else, but the food!

I am an organizer, an overachiever, and a thinker – those who know me well call me an old soul.

Although that pretty much sums up my current status, let me share 10 random things about me, because why not 😉

  1. My left eye is smaller than my right.
  2. I’ve never had a nickname that stuck. Ash, maybe, but no one really ever called me that but a few friends and my sister.
  3. Cherry Cordial Ice Cream is literally my best friend.
  4. Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, but the Fourth of July is a different kind of second 🙂
  5. Yes, I develop software for a living. Yes, I find value and enjoy technology. But there are still days when going off the grid sounds appealing 😉
  6. Fall is my favorite season.
  7. And Lake Michigan is my favorite place to walk along the beach (and the pier), dig my toes into the sand and contemplate life in my very own mental nothing box as the waves continuously dance with the shore.
  8. I went skydiving. And I want to go again and again and again. 100% Serious.
  9. The only pet I’ve ever had was a little purple fish named Cupcake. You’ll notice I said “had” because little Cupcake passed on to a better place a year and a half or so ago. Someday, I would like to have another little fish – or maybe a dog… maybe.
  10. I grew up on a tree farm 🙂

Stay tuned to next Wednesday, when I go “Behind the Scenes.” 🙂


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Your Turn

Your Turn is a place for me to ask you questions! Be sure to answer them in the comments below! :)

  • What’s the last blogging challenge you took part in?
  • Favorite ice cream, ready, go!
  • Do you have a nickname? What is it?

  • Fun challenge! It’s the first time I stumble accross your blog,I will be coming back 😉

  • This sounds like a really fun challenge! :] I haven’t done a blogging one since November of 2014, but I’m in the middle of an instagram one right now, if that counts! 😀 Will definitely be popping in–the prompts sound like fun!

    Fairyburger is one of my nicknames, hence, the name of my blog! 😛

    • Instagram challenges definitely count! 🙂 Glad you’re planning to come back and visit! Fairyburger is a great nickname – it’s awesome that this is where your blog name comes from! 🙂

  • Nice to meet you Ashlee 🙂 I am doing 52 Week Money Challenge this year. Let’s see how it goes!

  • Nice to meet you, good luck in this challenge!

  • I was born in Michigan, too! And lately moved to Kentucky, about an hour or so south of Lousville, Cave City. And then moved lots of other places haha! That thing about wanting to go skydiving more than once is pretty unusual, I’d say…

    • Wow!! So you’ve been all over?! That’s exciting 🙂 And haha, yes, I’ve been told that before…but once you go once, it’s the most thrilling thing… words can’t express it!

  • It was so fun to read. I have a pretty long name so it got me so many nick names. Noori is the most common one.

    Noor | Noor’s Place

    • 🙂 That’s a great nickname, Noori! Thanks for visiting MLIS 🙂

  • Ashley Chase

    I am doing this challenge to! Little late – my first post will be tomorrow!

  • I’ve never participated in a blogger challenge, but I’m definitely starting this one Monday!
    Favorite ice cream is blue bell rocky road, nothing comes close

    My husband calls me “bunbun” which somehow developed from honeybun, I just go with it lol

    • Haha 😛 Bunbun is adorable and mmmm Blue Bell Rocky Road!! I love ice cream! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re going to join in the fun, Marci!

  • I love met the blogger posts! I can’t believe you want to go skydiving again! I am terrified of the idea, but will totally go once.

    • It’s terrifying, thrilling and literally amazing. Go!! 🙂

  • Victoria Stacey

    Thanks for sharing the challenge! I would like to do one of these this year 🙂

    • Blogging challenges are a great way to try something different! Thanks for stopping by, Victoria! 🙂

  • Kate Walton

    Such a fun challenge. I want to join.. but one of my blog goals for this year was to simplify so that’s probably counter intuitive! HAHA! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to hear next week. PS- We would love to have you link up http://www.akreativewhim.com/100-happy-days-12/

    • Haha, yes! Blog Challenges can get overwhelming. I’ve done month long ones before and it’s been a struggle… but this is just once a week! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Kate! I’ve got the link up marked 🙂

  • Shann Eva

    So great to learn about you and find your blog. I really like the challenge too. I live in WI, so I love Lake Michigan too.

    • Isn’t it the greatest?! What is more beautiful that Lake Michigan?! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by MLIS!

  • This is so fun!!!

  • I love this challenge and how we can learn more about you through it! That’s so cool that you’ve been skydiving before and loved it so much that you’d do it again; I’m too scared to even think about doing that!

    ♡ Julia | lifeofjules.com

    • Skydiving is literally the greatest thing… I said before jumping that I couldn’t do it, and yet, here I am 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Julia!

  • Autumn Dickens

    I loved getting to know you! This is a really fun challenge. You’ve got some pretty interesting tidbits about you. Especially being an Applications Engineer and growing up on a tree farm. That’s so cool!

    • 🙂 Thanks Autumn! Be sure to come back next week for the next blog post!

  • Neely

    I love this idea. I need to participate 🙂

    • You definitely should! It’ll be great fun! Thanks for stopping by MLIS!

  • I love this blogger challenge. I think I’ll participate. Thanks for sharing

  • Painting it Purple

    This is such a great blogging challenge – get way to get to know the blogger behind the blog! 🙂

  • I love reading more about bloggers! I never really participated in a challenge, because I can’t stick with them for that long, favorite ice cream flavor- cookie dough, and my boyfriend calls me Panda (:

    • Awe! Panda!! That’s great 🙂 And mmmm cookie dough. I can never figure what is better, the ice cream or the cookie dough! Thanks for stopping by MLIS, Amanda!

  • The challenge sounds fun! Looking forward to following the series. 🙂

  • Kirsten @ Treat Yourself Sweet

    What a great idea! I love your list… never participated in a blog challenge, except Pintober…my fave ice cream is one called Old English Toffee AND my nick name is Kirst 🙂

    • Old English Toffee?! Yummy!!! Thanks for stopping by MLIS, be sure to stop back in anytime, Krist 🙂

  • Sarah Emily

    Ahh yayy!!! I am so excited you are joining me! Huge props to you for going skydiving! I love the idea of it but I am the biggest chicken around! I haven’t had Cherry Ice Cream but I am intrigued to try it! Have a great Friday!

    • Happy Friday, Sarah! I’m super excited for this challenge so props to you 🙂 Skydiving is totally worth the fear, go! 🙂 Happy Weekend!

  • Love your story, girl! Thanks to you, I signed up for the challenge too. Looking forward to more fun stories and connecting with you.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • Yay! I’m so glad you’re joining in on the challenge 🙂 Happy Weekend, Kusum!

  • Lovely to discover your blog! What kind of tree farm did you grow up on?

    • Nice to meet you, Rachel 🙂 The tree farm I grew up on has all sorts of trees… from Oak to Maple to Evergreen! Happy Weekend!

  • Sarah Koves

    Great story. I love the idea of a challenge to cover a list of topics. Sweet.