I mean…. that happened.. and it still feels so surreal!! So unbelievably proud of this season with Jordan, we worked so hard and truly could not have done it without each other and without our incredible support system and fans. This was truly the most rewarding season not just because we won but because I had the opportunity to create dances and moments on this show that I know I would not have been able to do without someone as talented as Jordan Fisher. Not only was he talented, he trusted me and all my crazy ideas and gave me 100 percent effort every day and thats why  were able to succeed and do the things we did. I will cherish this moment for the rest of my life!!

Dancing With the Stars: JUNIORS

This past summer I got to be a mentor on the very first DWTS Juniors and I can honestly say that it was the most special thing I have had the opportunity to be a part of! I mean you can already see that my two precious kiddos I got to work with are unbelievably adorable but what you can’t see in this picture is their undeniable talent, work ethic, and kind hearts that made this journey my favorite yet.  
The best part of this journey for me was the fact that I was mentoring my baby sister, Rylee, and we actually got to be roomies all summer long while filming. Family is without a doubt the most important thing in my life and the fact that I got to do what I love with who I love the entire season made it unforgettable. It also didn’t hurt that we had the most talented partner, Miles Brown, I have never seen a harder working 13 year old boy in my life and I am beyond proud and excited for his future he is going to do HUGE things. 
All of the kids on this show are beyond talented and what shocked me the most was how mature every one of them was, all while maintaining the kid spirit and energy it was truly amazing to see. I learned so much throughout this process and was reminded about what is most important in life. The kids were such great examples of love and support! Although they were all competing against each other they would always cheer each other on and show genuine happiness when someone else did well. It was very refreshing to have that energy around and reminded me to carry that with me into the regular DWTS season. 
The memories that were made on this show will last a lifetime and I am so grateful for everyone that was involved for making it so memorable. I love these two kiddos so much and can’t wait to see what their future holds!! Proud mama. 

xo linds 

Us Weekly 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me


  1. I have been pulled over six times and have never gotten a speeding ticket.
  2. I am firm believer in “knocking on wood.”
  3. I am a total water snob … I won’t drink anything but Arrowhead water.
  4. In elementary school, I accidentally pulled down a kid’s shorts playing flag football.
  5. When I get mad enough, I still unconsciously stick my tongue out at people like I am 5. True story — ask my husband.
  6. I twitch uncontrollably every night before I fall asleep.
  7. In ninth grade, I fell asleep in math class and woke up to the sound of my own fart.
  8. I have a very good memory. I still remember dances I learned back when I was 10 years old.
  9. My dad put me on a soccer team when I was a kid, and I played goalie. My final game ended with me missing a block because I had managed to get my arms and feet stuck in the net.
  10. I have the worst case of arachnophobia. If I see a spider in my bedroom, I will not sleep there that night.
  11. When I am nervous, stressed or choreographing a dance, I pick my lips.
  12. I only like to listen to songs I know the lyrics to, so I can sing along.
  13. I have never broken a bone (knock on wood).
  14. I have a weird OCD thing when it comes to listening to music, the volume has to be set either on a even number or eleven because that is my lucky number.
  15. I don’t do mornings.
  16. I have always wanted to be a famous singer.
  17. I met my husband when we were both 14 years old, we went to our high school prom together and have been together ever since.
  18. I jumped the gun on our first kiss and practically head butted my husband because I was so nervous.
  19. I strongly dislike tomatoes and mushrooms.
  20. I graduated high school with honors and had a full ride academic scholarship with plans to become a physical therapist, before I made it on So You Think You Can Dance [in 2012, season 9] and everything changed.
  21. When I was younger, I would cry every day on the way to dance because I didn’t want my mom to leave me, and the only thing she could do to get me to calm me down was to recite the pledge of allegiance.
  22. I can surf behind a ski boat without a rope, and I got up on a slalom ski my first try.
  23. I can eat (a lot) more than the average male on a daily basis.
  24. I absolutely HATE getting ready. The smell of a hot flatiron makes me sick.
  25. I am in love with everything and anything key lime pie-flavored.