Age: 28 (a Libra).

Makes her living: Designing and maintaining a series of blogs for shopping by color,

Real passion: House of Turquoise blog,

Native: Of Iowa; grew up in Richfield, now lives in Bloomington.

Education: Bachelor's degree in sociology from University of Minnesota, 2004.

What you'd save if the house were on fire: Cats Kismet and Spencer. Then my iMac, iPhone and camera.

Favorite app: Tie between Shazam, which identifies songs by sound, and Holiday Count, which counts down days.

Favorite musicians: Bob Dylan, Coldplay and Beck.

Cooking or baking?: Cookies, cupcakes and brownies.

Reading: "Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less" by Barry Schwartz. "That's my boyfriend's name. But he's not the author!"

Perfect day: "On a beach in the Mayan Riviera. The water there is the most heavenly shade of turquoise I've ever seen. Combine that with the whitest sand ever. Perfection indeed!"

People would never guess you: Harbor fantasties about becoming a hairstylist for movies/television.


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