Introduction Post

I'm sitting here at home and procrastinating on doing my speech homework. I have to do a persuasive speech and I haven't picked my topic yet. Any suggestions? I'm pretty bad at persuading people to do anything... haha...
Anyway, I just came across The Dainty Squid's introduction post. I thought it'd be a good idea for me to do this since I've been getting new readers every day! (Yay!) Plus, I'm sure you guys are sick of only seeing 10 Things I Love Monday posts. =P

So, here we go!...

I'm Alexz! The Z is silent. I'm also sometimes called 'Alex with a Z' or 'Alexzzzz'. haha I run this blog and my shop, Bird Trouble, where I sell wallets, bags, pouches, cup sleeves, and some stuff to make your home cute. I also work part-time at a spa as a receptionist and I'm a full-time college student (eep, I know, I got a lot on my hands. Oh, life and growing up).

I live right outside the windy city: Chicago, IL. I've lived right outside San Francisco and right outside Philadelphia but I'm a Midwest kid at heart. I absolutely love it here. Chicago is an amazing city. It has so much to offer. I suggest you come here to visit if you haven't!

I'm a mother to a pit bull. His name tag says Mr. David Bowie... yes, after the Mr. David Bowie. He's one of the kindest and smartest dogs I've ever known. He is also a pretty big baby at times.

I have some of the best friend's a girl could ask for! You'll read a lot about my time with my friends because they're a huge part of my life. I recently got out of a 3 year relationship around New Years and my friends have been a huge support group. I love them.

One of my favorite things to do is to go to antique stores. There are 3 really awesome antique stores around me that I can be lost in for hours. I also really enjoy thrifting and try to go at least once a week.

Some random facts about me:
  • I'm obsessed with bacon. I can seriously eat an entire package of bacon in one sitting if it's placed in front of me.
  • I'm 100% Mexican but I can't speak Spanish!
  • I'm the only child and all my cousins are either a lot younger or a lot older than me besides two, but they live in Las Vegas so I don't get to see them.
  • My favorite animals are squirrels!!! It all started in high school when I rescued 3 squirrels that were abandoned by their mommy in my attic. They were the sweetest babies ever. I freak out every time I see one and I try to befriend all of them. They usually just look at me like I'm weird.
  • In real life, I'm pretty outgoing and I say a lot of weird things. Sometimes I'm kind of creepy, hahah. I'm very likable and I love being friends with everyone. I'm also very easily amused. I'll laugh at everything.
  • I went to school for Fashion Design right out of high school but dropped out after a year. The competition and being in school just wasn't right for me at the time. I'm glad I left, traveled for a few years, and came back because now I know what I really want to do.
  • I'm into a lot of punk music. I've listened to the same stuff I listened to since I was in high school.
  • I love cooking and I love to take pictures of food.
  • I hate body hair (lol Emilie).
  • My favorite movie is Bonnie and Clyde by Author Penn. I have a weird obsession with Bonnie and Clyde.
  • I love to drive. When I drove to Chicago from Philadelphia by myself last year, I found it to be one of the funnest times I've ever had. Yes, I love being by myself too.
  • I hate tasteless funny movies. I think Borat and Napoleon Dynamite are horrible. (I know I'm weird)
  • I'm afraid of bridges. Walking on bridges, driving on bridges, thinking about bridges. They've always freaked me out. Yuck.

I think everyone should do a post like this! It's a lot of fun to learn random facts about others and I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about me.


  1. i love your post. everytime i read more about you, i'm always like. this girl rocks my face off. so yeah... not in a creepy way. :]

  2. i love your post. you're a doll. thanks so much for sharing your life with us! xoxox ps LOVE your tattoos. how did you decide on what you wanted? i have one on my right side; it's a huge piece. but i want some more visible ones.

  3. Awesome! I read Kaylah's introduction too, and I think it's a great idea. I will do one of my own! I'm scared of bridges too. I'm secretly paranoid about walking/driving over one and think it'll fall apart. Ha :) It's so cool to do introductions. I recently posted a tag of 100 random facts and it was fun. It kinda made me know myself better I guess.
    Have a lovely day!!

  4. I had to do a persuasive speech a few years ago in college and my topic was centered around the dangers of tanning. My motivation was a bit snarky, as there was a girl who liked pointing out how pale I was on a semi-regular basis in the class, but I did get an 'A'.

    Chicago is on my list of potential places to make my southern exodus toward.

  5. YAY!!! It's always good to learn more about ya ;) I'll have to do one of these too. You know I didn't know the Z in your name is silent!! I've been calling you Ah-LEX-Zee in my head LOL! Now I'm going to have to remind myself it's Alex with a Z ;) It's kind of blowing my mind hehe.

    I HATED doing persuasive speeches!! I think I did mine on convincing people to spay/neuter their pets to help prevent pet overpopulation...very Bob Barkerish of me haha!

  6. I love this! I'm a new reader and I'm glad to learn all of these things about you :) Maybe I will do an introduction post.

  7. You just get more and more adorable! I can't believe that your dogs name is David Bowie, so awesome. Chicago seems so amazing, I hear wonderful things. I did one of these intro posts a few weeks ago. It was fun!

    Hope your feeling better.

  8. You are the cutest, I love hearing it all! It's neat to hear you are an only child, I am, too, but I rarely meet anyone else who is! :)

  9. i KNEW you were hispanic! we can just spot each other :)
    i think it's cute that you are a secret foodie hahaha

  10. You are pretty dang awesome! I stumbled upon your blog from your button on Biscuit's blog...& I'm GLAD as heck I did! I LOVE your pitbull by the way...I think they're some of the best dogs ever, they love & totally need their humans! Oh & I'm one of the most awkward people in real life when you first meet me (sometimes people think I'm a B word...but I'm totally not!) I'm totally gonna do an intro post like this now! Thanks for being awesome!

  11. Hahaha, I love you! This was really great... I can't wait to meet you this summer when you go on your road trip! I'm going to make a post like this soon :)

  12. Great post. I recently found your blog and think you are just the cutest! Everyone says that about you huh?

    I get you on the bacon thing. If you ever make it our to Jersey try pork roll. You'll be hooked!! Dare i say it is better then bacon?!

  13. You are so cute!!!

    Look I saw this and thought of you!


    :) I loved all the random facts!

  14. holla! come check out my blog, you might see something you like! :]


  15. i'm passing along the blogging love by nominating you for a beautiful blogger award.

    if you accept - - please visit.


  16. Just to let you know I like your blog so much I've tagged you with an award on my blog. x

  17. holy snap. like seriously, you are awesome and we have so much in common!
    My dad took me to Chicago in high school and I absolutely fell in love with it. I want to move there sooo badly!
    And heck yes to punk music, squirrels, driving, and fear of bridges. :]

  18. :) more for you:

  19. Nice to meet you Alexz :)! I really like your blog and crafts. My name is Nikki, i also run a blog! Here are some fun facts about me :)

    ♥ I love cheesy chickflick movies.
    ♥ I'm a cry baby, just put on some pretty music or a sad movie and the taps will open :).
    ♥ One of my favorite musicians is Kate Nash, i love her!
    ♥ I drewl over Alex O'Loughlin
    ♥ Pippi Longstocking is my heroine
    ♥ My mom, dad and brother are all cops!
    ♥ My boyfriend teaches physics on a highschool
    ♥ My favorite drink is jasmin tea
    ♥ I'm a sucker for the Twilight Saga and everything else that has to do with
    gorgeous vampires ;).
    ♥ I recently had my first Tattoo, and it probably won't be the last!
    ♥ I love dolls, especially Blythe
    ♥ My favorite band is Katzenjammer
    ♥ I'm a vegetarian
    ♥ I'm kinda lazy and often take 'the easy road'.
    ♥ I love to sing and i wish i was in a band!(don't we all :p)
    ♥ I'm a computer nerd, photoshop lover and digital scrap dork :)
    ♥ I'm a donor and i think everyone should be

    I have put your cute button on my blog ;)

  20. Hi Alexz! I love your blog, just came upon it today =]
    I love the introduction post! Maybe I'll do it when I have a few more followers, haha