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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My First Blog Award Nomination!

I am beyond thrilled to be nominated for my first blog award!  Jenna @ Jenna Rae Everyday nominated me for the Liebster Award for new blogs and I am JUST. SO. EXCITED!!!  I really love reading her adorable blog, so it means so much that she loves mine too!

To accept the nomination I must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

The 9 Blogs I am Nominating:

Jenna's 11 questions for me:
1. Why did you start your blog?

Ever since the invention of Pinterest, I have been a blog hoppin' gal!  I loved (and still do!) reading fashion and teaching blogs for inspiration.  But then one day I thought, hey, I have some pretty great ideas to share, too!  So, The Fashionista Teacher was born!

2. What is your favorite blog (besides mine)?

Oooooh, this is tough.  It is so hard to choose just one, but I have to go with Schoolgirl Style. 

3. What is your favorite T.V. show?

I hate to admit this, but I am a little obsessed with The Bachelor.  I know I waste a couple of hours of my life every time I watch it, but it's my guilty pleasure.  Sine the teachers at my school share my Bachelor obsession, we had our very own Bachelor bracket contest going during Sean's season!

4. Any family traditions?

Yes, lots!  But I'll just share one.  We are leaving on Wednesday for Lake Okoboji, where my extended family goes every year for the 4th of July.  We stay at the same old hotel, eat at the same places, watch the same fireworks show, you get the point!  But none of it ever gets old because we just enjoy being together and creating memories!   

5. Have you met any celebrities?

I am a pretty big Husker football fan, so I count the players as celebrities.  I chaperoned my sister's dance group trip to Orlando this winter break, where the team also happened to be.  Her group danced at the Capital One Bowl, where the Huskers played this year, and our hotel also happened to be right across the street from theirs!  While we spotted quite a few coaches and players out and about, my favorite and nicest player to actually meet was Kenny Bell, who was so kind to take his picture with us.  I was also pretty thrilled to meet Cinderella on the same trip, too! :) 

6. If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it

 be and what would you do?

I would love to meet Kate Middleton.  She just seems so classy and poised, yet down to earth.  We would go shopping...duh!  She has amazing style!

7. Favorite alcoholic drink?

I'm kind of a wino.  I love a sweet, white wine during the summer (moscato is my fave!) or a glass of red (any variety!) in the winter.

8. No kids, no hubby, no work.  What are you doing with 

your time?

No kids yet (besides Lucy Lou) but if I have the house all to myself, I usually make a messI've found out Logan does the same thing when he's gone for work, so I guess we must just clean up for each other!  And if I get cabin fever while the hubby is away, I could definitely be found at the mall doing a little mucho damage!

9. Where is your favorite place to shop?

Most of you know I work part-time at Loft, and I only applied there because it's my favorite!  My other faves are JCrew/JCrew Factory and Target.

10. Bath or shower?

Definitely shower.  We have a huge, brand new soaking tub (with jets!) in our house and it has never been used in the 13 months we've lived here!  I'm usually in such a hurry to get ready (this girl is ALWAYS running late!), and I am always on the go all the way up until bedtime, so a bath is just never in the cards for me!  I'll have to make time soon I guess!

 11. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Right where I am.  Yes, I do wish the weather in Nebraska was a little warmer, but I truly love my home!  Plus, since our move to Elkhorn/Omaha a year ago, we've been blessed with great jobs, fantastic neighbors, solid friends and a church we love, so I just know this is right where God planned for us to be, fulfilling His plan for our lives!  

11 random facts about me:

1. I've always wanted to be a teacher.  I even had a school in my basement on Friday afternoons for the neighborhood kids back in the day, so I had PLENTY of teaching experience even before the age of 12! :)

2. I once won a cow-mooing contest.

3. I was an All-American high jumper in college.

4. I have conversations with my dog when we're home alone together.  Like REAL conversations.

5. I was a cheerleader in high school.

6. I am a Christian. 

7. I was proposed to at a mall.  Go figure! :) 

8.  My grandma was a teacher, my mom is a first grade teacher, and I have three aunts who were/are teachers. 
9. I throw birthday parties for Lucy.  Like invitations, monogrammed cupcakes, and pink party hats kind of birthday parties.  Does that even surprise you?

10.  My college intramural ultimate frisbee team won the championship three years in a row. 

11. I was raised in a small town, but am a big city girl at heart!

My 11 questions for my nominees:

1. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
2. What is your favorite place to shop? 
3. Where would your dream wedding be?
4.  Why did you start your blog?

5. What is your favorite blog (besides mine)?
 6. Do you have a special talent?
7. What is the last book you read?
8. What's the number one most played song on your itunes?
9. What do you miss most about being a kid?
10. What chore do you hate the most?
11. What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?  
This was just so much fun!  I hope you got to know the girl behind the blog a little better!  Now, head on over to the nine blogs I nominated and my sweet nominator's blog...they really are all fabulous!  

This will be my last post for the week, since I will be on va-cay...wooo hooo!  This is your last reminder to enter the Rodan + Fields mini-facial giveaway! To enter, click here and comment on the product you would most like to try or use the Solution Tool and comment on your recommended regimen.  The winners will be announced Friday, so get goin', ladies!

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  1. AHHHH!!! L.O.V.E. it all!! Jenna, you have an absolutely amazing little blog over here! You are so sweet and genuine...Keep up the great work!

    So glad we were able to reconnect after all these years through the great world of blogging!!

    Have a BLAST in Okoboji!! Tell your Mom and Dad I say hi!! Happy Fourth!

  2. Thanks so much for the nomination and sweet email.
    I really enjoy reading your blog as well.
    Have a great second vacation of the summer. You are a lucky lady.

    School Is a Happy Place

  3. Jenna thank you for the nomination! You totally made my night. Enjoy your vacation.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  4. Thank you so much for your nomination! You SO made my day! I really enjoy reading your blog! Have a great vacation!

    The Bilingual Teacher

    The Bilingual Teacher

  5. You are SO super-sweet for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award, but I'm not sure I qualify, because I've been nominated twice before.

    Oddly, in reading through the comments above mine, I noticed the Okoboji reference...we used to live in Omaha, too! I even have a Pinterest board called "O! How we miss you!" Check it out, and tell the big O! I said "hey" from back down south. I have tons of friends in Elkhorn - you and I just might have to meet in real life.

    1. Such a small world! We have been in Omaha about a year and I hope it will be our forever home! I will go check out your Pinterest board right now! :) :)

  6. Hey Jenna,

    I found your through a line of Leibster Awards! :) I had a lot of fun reading your random facts and answers to the questions. I am also your newest follower. Feel free to stop by sometime!

    1. Woooo! So glad you found me! I am heading over to check out your blog right now! Stop back soon :)