about me

Hi, I'm Leslie Limon. Welcome to my lil' corner of the world wide web.  I never know what to write in these "About Me" pages, so I'm just going to give you a list of the 10 most important things I think you should know about me and what you can expect to read about here at La Casa de Leslie.

10 Awesome Facts About Me!

1. To start things off, and at the risk of breaking a few hearts, I must tell you that I am a happily married woman.  Hubby & I have been married for 22 years. My Hubby (whose real name is Alfonso) is a wonderful husband, an amazing dad to our 4 kiddies, and my best friend. I love him more than anything, even though most days he drives me absolutely crazy.  But he really is the man of my dreams. One of these days, I'll get around to finishing the story of how we met.

2.  I am a very proud mamá! My four kiddies are the smartest, sweetest and most gorgeous kiddies EVER!  So you will definitely be reading a lot about them.  Hope's 19, Nick's 17, Ashley's 14, and Jack is 12.

3. I'm a domestic goddess that can do it all. I just choose not to! I'm a card carrying member of H.A.H! (Housewives Against Housework) who really dislikes any and all household chores. I only do them every day, because no one else will.

4. I'm 41 years old and to be honest I don't have any feelings (good or bad) about growing older. Heck, I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. My only real problem with growing older is the losing battle I fight against all the gray hair that insists on making me look older than I actually feel.

5. I'm a full-time caregiver (like 24/7), but also work part-time as a freelance recipe developer and English/Spanish translator. I used to teach ESL (English as a Second Language) both in a classroom setting and as a private tutor.

6. As I stated in #5, I speak (and write) Spanish fluently. I learned to speak Spanish when I was five and it's really come in handy. (You'll find out how in just a sec....) And sometimes I even like to post in español for #SpanishFriday.

7. Fifteen years ago, Hubby and I made the decision to leave the only life I'd ever known in a sleepy little college town in southern California, to see what life would be like living in the small town where my husband grew up. I guess I should mention that the small town in question just happens to be smack-dab in the middle of Mexico.  Life here has been quite an adventure, and it makes for excellent blog fodder.

8. I love God, holidays, cows, all things leopard print, reading, makeup, nail polish, red wine, routines, I Love Lucy, Grey's Anatomy, 80's hair metal, picnics, afternoon naps, curling up on the couch to watch a movie or read a book, a good joke (naughty or nice), coffee, Diet Coke (or Coca-Cola Light as it's called in Mexico), photography, country music, planning, journaling, organizing, hanging out at el rancho, camping, my dogs Lucy and Colby, and our new pet hamster Harry Theodore.

9. I don't like cold weather, migraines, asthmabanda music, mean or negative people, shoes, shopping for shoes, movies that don't have a happy ending, movies about the devil, exercise, anyone touching my feet, the fact that I can't watch a movie without crying, rats, bugs, snakes, and any other kind of creepy crawlers.

10.  And last but not least, I love to cook!  But you'll rarely ever read about that here. For more about my mad culinary skillz, head on over to my food blog, La Cocina de Leslie.

If you made it this far through the list, I hope it means you'll stick around for more, so we can get to know each other better.  Mi casa es su casa!  I love it when you leave comments on the blog, but you can also reach out to me via Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to sign up to receive my new blog posts via email. (See sidebar.)

Speaking of getting to know eachother better, here are a couple of must-read posts:

And just for fun, you might also want to read: 


  1. I had no clue about any of that... Just kidding, I've become one of your biggest fans! :-)

  2. I probably should have told you before how much I really admire you. You are an amazing, down-to-earth, wonderful woman. I hope to keep reading about your trials and tribulations of your every day life. And, oh yeah, it just happens to be in the middke of Mexico.

  3. I feel like I should've brought a "blog warming" gift :) Your blog looks beautiful and you'll see me around!

  4. Visiting from SITS. What a great list! Makes me want to re-do my About Me page!


  5. I LOVE THIS! I am in the process of revamping my About Me, and you totally just encouraged me!! What a fantastic way to do it! :) Stopping by from SITS.

  6. Thanks for posting this on Sharefest I love this a out page. Fun, creative, and a great way to link to many posts! And your family picture is lovely.

    1. Whoops I meant ABOUT page :) darn keyboard!

  7. I think you did a fine job on you About Me page.

    Stopping by for Saturday Sharefest -- I'm a little late. I hope you had a great weekend.

  8. Hey Leslie!

    I just wanted to say that i've read some of your posts and they are great! I just came across your blog from other people's blogrolls and you have a beautiful family:)

    I would encourage you to take a look at my blog and let others who are going through the same thing to take a look at it:) Thanks for blogging!


  9. Hi Leslie, just found this blog. I have been using and loving the recipe blog to WOW my Veracruz, Mexico born fiance (giving you your due credit, of course ;). He has loved ALL the recipes. I'd have to say that he especially enjoys the enchiladas verde & aroz verde. We make the enchiladas with corn tortillas and he prefers shredded pork roast over chicken but I still make them both ways. They have become an entire family favorite. I usually make 4 pans at a time and pass them out to my mother and father. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I'm pretty sure your recipes are one of the factors in our successful relationship. He says I cook just as good as his mother. :)

    1. Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for commenting! I'm so glad you and your fiance are enjoying my recipes. I hope you'll stick around this blog too! :)

  10. Hi Leslie,

    I was looking on the internet for more recipes.....Instead of meat with salsa,beans, caldo de poyo , Caldo de res but with veggies,and rice....In Mexico that's all my husband family made and ate......very nice blog... If u have time I would love to here ur experience in Mexico sense u been there......

    Thanks Elizabeth

  11. Hi Leslie:

    Just found your blog and must say it is very nice. I live near Mexico City. I have been here for about 2 years now so am finding information on your blog site informative and helpful. I am a native american from California. I welcome you to check out my blog, if you choose.

    Loving Life on Earth

    I will be following your blog and it is nice to have met you virtually.

    Sincerely, Kathyann

  12. Hi Leslie,

    I am visiting from the SITS Girls Blogtober challenge. I'm so glad that I got you because I used to live in Mexico City. I lived there for 4 years and went to high school there so I am very fond of that place. I miss being there for Dia de los Muertos.

    I really like your About Me page. I think it's humorous and really explains a lot about you and your passions which will come through it the blog. You also have a lot of links back into your site which is great for internal SEO and encourages people to read deeper into your blog. The only suggestion that I would make it even more engaging is to list maybe 3-5 of your best posts that really represent your writing style and content. That way the reader knows what to look forward to if they follow you.

    Keep up the great work on your blog!
    Sue Kirchner

  13. Just found your blog, can't wait to keep reading. Love your family!

  14. Leslie,

    Long time reader and fan, you are my one of my favorites, I have enjoyed seeing your family growing up.