Liebster Award

I am super excited to be nominated ο»Ώfor the Liebster Blogger Award!  This award recognizes up & coming bloggers and I couldn’t be more honored.  THANK YOU to the very talented Kristin at Lexi and a Little Lady for thinking of me.  It truly means a lot, especially since the first couple of months I was writing this blog, I’m pretty sure my mom was the only one reading it.  Even then, I really looked forward to writing each day but the fact that others now appreciate it makes it that much better!
And obviously, the best part while be sharing this all with Waverly Maye one day.
Thanks, Kristin!
The Rules:
1.  Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
2.  Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers your pass the award to next.
3.  Choose new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4.  Go back to their page and tell than about the award.
5.  No tag backs.
My 11 Random Facts:
1.  I have looked forward to being a mom my entire life.  Really, even when I was little.  I felt like it was what I was meant to do.  And now that I officially am, I completely understand why I have always felt this way.
2.   My husband & I met in Math class when I was in 10th grade and he was in 11th.  We met at the beginning of second semester one day when I was wearing my cheerleading uniform.  I had a 100.00% average first semester and a 72.00% the second.  We dated on & off ever since, and got married two years ago.
3.  Both my husband and I are one of four children, two girls & two boys.  I am the oldest and he is the youngest.
4.  Keeping on the “my hubby & I” theme … We are both are very close to our families and live within two streets of both of our parents.  We lived in the same neighborhood in high school and both our families have since moved … but to the same new neighborhood.  Which, again, is within two streets of ours.
6.  After high school, I went to Radford University in Southwestern, VA.  Most of my favorite memories from those four years have to do with my sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma.  I was President and lived in the sorority house my senior year.
7.  While at Radford, I majored in Fashion Marketing.  I decided on my major because I love fashion, style, and everything that has to do with it.  But after graduation, I learned that I didn’t want to move to a big city away from my family … and that is where all of the fashion jobs were.
8.  I am a high school Fashion Marketing teacher.  After the realization of Question #7, I decided to get my teaching license and got super lucky to land my job at a high school less than 15 minutes from my house.
9.  Each year, I plan a fashion show at my school. My students are the models, we borrow clothes from local stores, and we always choose a theme.  My husband proposed on stage three years ago.  The theme was “A Fairytale in Fashion.”  It couldn’t have been more fitting.
10.  After planning my backyard vintage-themed wedding, I absolutely fell in love with planning events of any kind.  I am already planning Waverly’s birthday party.  I will try to keep in under control.
11.  My favorite “me” things to do?  Watch reality TV and shop, of course.

The 11 Questions from Kristin and my Answers:
1.  What are you currently reading or the last book you read?  I love a light & fun beach read (Think Confessions of a Shopaholic), but since having Waverly Maye, I definitely haven’t found the time.  The current book on my nightstand?  What to Expect the First Year.
2.  What did you want to be when you grew up?  Um, everything.  I still haven’t given up on many dream jobs … I just have so many passions & interests that it is hard to pick just one.  But ultimately (and I still feel this way), I wanted to be a mom.
3.  What is your biggest fear?  This is more of a day-to-day fear, but I’m completely OCD and hate clutter, being disorganized, and being un-prepared.  It seriously gets me really nervous & uncomfortable.  I’m trying to work on that.
4.  What is your biggest accomplishment?  I totally know this is cliche, but it’s definitely Waverly Maye.  Although I know I can’t completely take credit for how wonderful I think she is, I really have learned a lot over the last seven months and feel like I’m doing OK at this whole “mom” thing.   
5.  Are you a weekly meal planner or are you a fly by the seat of your pants kind of eater?  It depends.  With lunches, I am definitely a planner.  I eat pretty healthy and have found what works for me, so I pretty much eat the same lunch everyday.  But dinners?  Although I try to plan, that is totally my domestic downfall.
6.  What would be your ideal date?  Definitely just me and the hubby having a seafood dinner over a bottle of wine.  And if we are really dreaming big, it would be back in the Bahamas where we had our honeymoon.
7.  What is your inspiration for your blog?  First and foremost, Waverly Maye.  I love the fact that she will be able to look back on this one day and write with that in mind.
8.  Pet person?  How many and what kind?  We have two dogs, a lab & a toy yorkie.  Waverly is obsessed with our lab and will spend many minutes of the day just gazing at him.  It’s too cute.
9.  If you had 24 hours alone, how would you spend it?  This totally seems so unrealistic right now … but the thought alone is a little tempting.  I would get a manicure and pedicure, lay on the beach reading one of those Shopaholic books, drink a daquiri, and obviously fit in a little shopping.
10.  Neutral or colorful?  Totally depends on my mood.  But in fashion and interior design, I find a need for both.  Just at different times and in different cases.
11.  What is your favorite vacation spot?  Without a doubt, the Island Seas in Freeport, Bahamas.  This was where we honeymooned and were some of the best 7 days of my entire life.

I am Giving the Liebster Award To:

The Three Little Birdies
Jason, Me & Baby T
New Baby Keigan
One Fifteen Danville

The 11 Questions I’m Giving Them to Answer:

1.  What room in your house is your favorite to be in?
2.  What is the first thing that you notice about people?
3.  What is your favorite item of clothing and why?
4.  What is the next planned event that you are looking forward to?
5.  Sunrise or Sunset – Are you a morning or a night person?
6.  What is the most peaceful day you have ever had?
7.  What is the best gift that someone could give you?
8.  When was the last time that you cried?
9.  What is your warmest birthday memory?
10.  What were you doing before you started writing this blog post?
11.  Why did you start writing your blog?
And what would a blog post be without an appearance from Miss Waverly Maye?
Not a very good one.
Waverly’s sweater is from Baby Gap, skinny jeans are from Macy’s, and Headband from Little Hip Squeaks on Etsy.


  1. March 6, 2013 / 7:01 pm

    OMG when I read this and I saw that you tagged "The Three Little Birdies" I immediately was like *OMG I KNOW HER SHE'S MY ONLINE MOMMA BFF!!!* I felt like I knew a celebrity! So congrats Jenna! You totally deserve it! πŸ™‚

  2. March 7, 2013 / 2:03 am

    LOVE it!!! Love your random facts and your answers! I feel the EXACT same way about my girls and being mommy. Thanks for passing it along! Waverly's outfit is the cutest ever! I LOVE how you style her!

  3. March 7, 2013 / 2:44 am

    Thank you SO much for the nomination!!! I will be working on this! I love getting to know other bloggers πŸ˜‰

  4. March 7, 2013 / 2:59 am

    Thank you for the nomination, Ashley! I will work on my post and get it up sometime tomorrow!! {once again, Waverly looks adorable!}

  5. March 7, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    Thank you so much for the nomination!! I just posted my response πŸ™‚ I got a little giddy when I saw our little old blog nominated πŸ˜‰ Love that sweet girl of yours!

  6. March 7, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    I always wanted to be a momma too πŸ™‚ There's no other job quite as perfect πŸ˜‰

  7. March 7, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    Thanks so much Ashley! I just finished my post! It was so much fun participating and I love the other blogs you nominated πŸ™‚

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