Pineapples Lust is your source for inspiration about every day [pineapple] life and love topics, traveling on a budget, do it yourself (DIY), and Health & Wellness. I hope to add some fun and positivity to your life!
I started Pineapple Lust 4 times. But officially, in 2017 when I completed my master’s degree and found myself with a lot of time on my hands. Over the years, I have found passions in DIY home renovations, health and fitness, travel, and my passion for my career in Higher Education. Once in awhile, I would start a blog on a certain topic, get bored, and start a new blog about something else. I finally decided to share all of my passions in one place in hopes to inspire a broad range of people; cheers to it working!
Born outside of Buffalo, New York, the capitol of bad sports teams and alcoholics, my parents spent their youth sneaking into bars and watching semi-crappy bands. Legend has it, my dad fell in love with a tall, blonde, lead singer of a band who went by “Cool Justine.” From that moment, he just HAD to have a daughter named “Cool Justine.” However, he had to work to get there. My older sister’s middle name is Justine and by the time I was born, he finally got his way. I was born Justine Elizabeth, AKA Cool Justine.
My favorite place in the entire world is Charleston, S.C. right next to the Pineapple fountain. The pineapple represents hospitality and friendship. I have sat next to that fountain more times than I can count throughout my lifetime and the pineapple has come to mean something very personal to me. I always keep the reminder of the message of the pineapple nearby and strive to live a “pineapple life” full of love, lust, hospitality, friendship, and always remaining sweet on the inside.
xo – J