Facebook Stalker

Lisa here! Last week I asked everyone on Facebook if they had any questions about Lil Blue Boo or Ashley they might want me to talk about in my next post. Let me tell you I received some really great ones. I love sharing little bits of info that no one would ever know unless they were a fly on the wall.

Question from Jessica: How did you and Ashley meet and what was your first impression of her?
Ashley and I met at a party (but I secretly “met” Ashley somewhere else).

In 2009 our mutual friend Amber was hosting a game night at her house  and I knew everyone on the evite but Ashley. I was excited to meet someone new, but a little curious as to who she was. What does one do when you want to find out more about someone?? You look them up on Facebook of course! She is going to die when she reads this! I swear Ashley, you did not hire a stalker. Really, I just wanted to see if I recognized her from her profile photo. Please tell me I’m not the only one to ever look someone up on Facebook!? A side note: make your page PRIVATE people (so I can’t stalk you, lol!)


Photo bomb: Ashley and Lisa of Lil Blue Boo via lilblueboo.comI don’t think Ashley has the capability of being serious. She is always photo-bombing me, making fun of me, or making fun of herself.  Never a dull moment.


Just for fun, lets go back to ’09. Thanks to the new Facebook timeline it was easy to grab some of her old status updates (remember when status updates were in third-person!?).

Ashley Swenson Hackshaw:

…thinks 10 inaugural balls sounds like a nightmare. I’d want to hang out in my new White House digs in my PJs.
…thinks whoever invented the laser level is a genius.
…loves Costco rotisserie chicken.

…thinks an earthquake while changing your child’s diaper is NOT COOL.

Still sounds like the same Ashley!

My first impression of Ashley when I met her…pretty, tall, long blonde hair, witty, smart, knew a heck of a lot more about politics then I did. Ugh, I hated her (but actually really loved her).

We quickly discovered that we had a lot in common. We were both stay at home moms that liked to make things for our daughters. We  traded bows for handmade clothing. Oh, the good old days. We both had teeny tiny blogs and a love for photography. We clicked. Eventually, her blog started to take off, mine, not so much, ha! About a year later I went back to work full time, and Lil Blue Boo continued to grow.

When she asked me to join her at LBB I jumped at the opportunity. I knew LBB could be something really special, and there was no way I wasn’t going to be a part of it. Fast forward to today…and I’m sending out autographed photos of Ashley. Yes, she really does get autograph requests. When I ask Ashley to sign a photo we try and act all serious, but then start giggling like school girls.

Ashley: Why would anyone want my autograph??
I was thinking the exact same thing…hee hee, kidding.


Ashley of Lil Blue Boo via lilblueboo.com


Here is one of  my favorite questions.

Question from Anonymous Reader: You and Ashley seem to get along so well! Is there anything that she does that really annoys you??
Why yes Anonymous Reader, thank you for asking! Gosh, where do I begin!?

Lets start with the cords. Those gosh darn cords! You see, a while ago the Mac crashed. After it was repaired, rather then restoring all of her main files back on to the desktop computer, she started working primarily from her  laptop at the conference table. This spot at the table has become her desk, DIY workspace, and kitchen. I have to step over the pile of cords that lay in my way EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.  I don’t know, maybe she is lazy, or maybe she just wants to sit closer to me. I’m going with the former. Sorry Ash.

Behind the scenes of Lil Blue Boo with Lisa via lilblueboo.com


Then there is the fan. The infamous mini fan. Let me tell you a little story about the fan.

Ashley: We need a fan in here.
Me: Seriously! It gets hot in here with that chandelier.
Ashley: Yeah, and these hot flashes I’m having are killing me!

A few days later I notice the office got a new fan…



Behind the scenes of Lil Blue Boo with Lisa via lilblueboo.com


Hmmm…not what I was expecting. So, does she ever point that mini fan that plugs into her computer in my direction? That would be a no. Brett tried to point it in his direction while he was eating lunch  and was met with a harsh glare. Ashley told us where we could get our own, lol!

Now, this little fact doesn’t really have anything to do with Ashley, but with Ashley’s beloved dog. You all have seen Diesel appear in many pictures on the Lil Blue Boo blog. Well, did you know that I often times have to edit out a little something?? Yes, I have to Photoshop out Diesel’s teeny tiny (sorry D) wee wee. Ugh, annoying, and gross.


Behind the scenes of Lil Blue Boo with Lisa via lilblueboo.com

I will now leave you with that image stuck in your head. Have a fabulous day!

Hugs, Lisa

P.S. Any questions you have feel free to comment! Will work them into future post.





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About Lisa

Lisa manages the day to day operations of LBB, advertising, customer service and more! You can read her “Behind the Scenes” posts here.


  1. 1

    That is hilarious! I love your posts Lisa and it would never, ever dawn on me to photoshop out an *ahem* wee wee.

  2. 2
    Tiffany says:

    Lisa, how about unsend me an autographed photo of u! That outta fix her :)

  3. 3
    Ashley B says:

    Haha that was awesome Lisa!!! Had me busting up at work :)

  4. 4

    I have that exact same fan in my sewing area, except hot pink.
    Ew… and I’m glad you’re photoshopping out D’s little wee wee. Ew. dog wieners are gross!

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    Lauralee says:

    lol! love it! I want a little girl Diesel. Too cute. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. 6

    That was aweome! :)

  7. 7

    You guys make me smile :)

  8. 8

    I laughed while reading this! Both of you are just awesome and seem so fun:)

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    Khris E. says:

    Ha! You’re too cute! Dog wee wees really aren’t that offensive.

  10. 10

    Loved the post. We called our dog’s “privates” his “crayola”… Ha! Ha!

  11. 11

    OK. Too many things were funny to just pick one. Hope you both ha e a lovely afternoon and that the office isn’t too hot today. Poor Diesel. He will be forever remembered as the ridiculously cute puppy with the Photoshoped wee wee. Poor thing.

  12. 12

    Hilarious! Love it :)

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    Kathy Hoy says:

    AMG i would have missed that little problem and posted it… =/
    Thats classic!!!

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    Meghan Grace says:

    Funny! It is great to get to know you both!

  15. 15

    I love when you do your posts ;) so funny!
    ps – sending you out another headband this weekend! sorry it took forever I was working on my new summer line ;) hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  16. 16

    OMG..freaking hilarious..(D’s weewee)…..you guys are the best at making me smile!!! thanks!

  17. 17

    Love the real stuff! Has D been fixed??? Perhaps that little number might stay hidden then. :-)

    Glad you girls have fun at work!


    • 18

      He’s fixed…..poor guy. I think he has a muscle issue though and it gets stuck WAY too often….and usuallly when Mr. LBB is out of town. I end up having a panic attack :) -Ashley

  18. 19
    Liisa Sanchez says:

    BAHAHAHAHA!!!! You guys are da bomb!!! Love the part about D’s wee wee…..thank you SO much for saving your unsuspecting public ;)

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    Meghan Bash says:

    Hahaha! We have to photoshop out our dog’s “red rocket” all the time!

  20. 21

    Awesome post Lisa. You made me spit my drink!!! Now I seriously want an autographed pic from you and Ashley so I can frame it and put it in my sewing room!!!!!

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    Tleshia Farrar says:

    I always love your post Lisa, and that last bit having to photoshop out D’s wee wee….well I think on that note you deserve a raise :-) Have a great long weekend. And oh my….have to share this about the stalker thing….I have a close friend who wanted to “look up” an old flame just to see how he had turned out {really, she is happily married} and what his kids looked like, she did this from her phone and mistakenly typed his name in her status bar by mistake….by the time she realized a bunch of friends from high school had seen his name….she was mortified…..lesson learned, LOL!!!

  22. 23

    LOVE your post Lisa! What a fun and inspirational place to work…….When I grow up I want to be just like you —- well not the fb stalker part or the wee wee editor…..LOL

  23. 24

    OMG poor Diesel!! That is too funny!

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    Kimberly says:

    Lol. This post had me cracking up and all the comments… I love getting these posts to my email.

  25. 26

    Love the behind the scenes!! I turn to Facebook to see if I know the person too. Really, it’s just doing your research.

  26. 27

    Hahaha! The little red rocket! Thanks for editing that out for us ;) hahahaha!!!
    And, yes, yes I do check people out on facebook too! Doesn’t everyone??

  27. 28

    Boy, it was bad enough when you guys got a pic of Diesel wearing a dress, but to photoshop out the last bit of his masculinity… no wonder he growls at people lol

  28. 29

    Ha! I LOVED this post! How FUN!! you gals are too FUN(ny!) ;)

  29. 30

    Sounds so fun, like when my best friend and I worked together at Hobby Lobby. I don’t know how any work ever got done, but we decorated fabulous Christmas trees, made floral arrangements that sold for hundreds of dollars (we always marveled at that since we had no training whatsoever and never thought what we created was that special), framed beautiful pictures and just had the most fun. Being playful makes things a lot more enjoyable. We knew when to get serious but had a blast most of the time. We miss each other so much now that we live in different states. The Diesel tidbit was hilarious! I thought you were going to say poo but found out you were photoshopping something much more personal. ;)

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    Bethany says:

    Hilarious!! :) You two balance each other very well!

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    Ivonne delgado says:

    Poor Diesel! Ashley you should make a Facebook for Diesel, he has a lot of fans out there! :)

  32. 33

    I needed a good belly laugh!!! I love the photo of Ashley’s victory sign with huge laugh in the background of Lisa with her victory sign!! You both are quite a team!! You may go onto your own tv show!! NO comment on Diesel’s weewee!! I love you guys…mom

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  34. 35

    Too funny! Happy weekend one and all. S x

  35. 36

    I always love your posts Lisa! I guess being branded a Facebook stalker isn’t as bad as your “Girl who poops at work” label! (Also, I predict an influx of people requesting autographed pictures!)

    Jo. x

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    Tammy O. says:

    You guys are too funny! And I thought when you said “wee wee” you meant “pee pee”. I was looking for a puddle then realized what you were saying! I haven’t laughed that hard in a while!

  37. 38

    TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!

  38. 39

    So funny!

  39. 40

    haha, you’re not alone to look up new people on FB. I prefer to call it “vetting”

  40. 41

    Hahaha!! I’m dying imagining you editing out Diesel’s weiner! I took a really cute picture of my dog, Ramon sleeping on his back and had to cut 2/3 of it out because of his doggie ween. Eww!

    Also, I loved reading your Elle Bows blog, and buying your Elle bows! Leila has since passed hers onto Coco and they’re still my favorites :)

    Love both of you girls and super excited to see you soon!

  41. 42

    HILARIOUS!!!! Love these posts!

  42. 43

    I know I am a little late posting but we laso have a yorkie and we call his wee wee his lipstick…it is so gross!!!

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    Heather Louise says:

    Lisa, you are just plain awesome.