Thursday, March 14, 2013

Liebster Award!

Thank you to Jennie at The Diary of a Real Housewife and Tiffany at Life of a Thirty Something for nominating me for a Liebster Award!!
This award goes out to up-and-coming bloggers, so I'm beyond excited to be considered! It's a great way to get to know other bloggers!

Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you. 
2. Write 11 facts about yourself once nominated. 
3. Answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you. 
4. Nominate 11 blogs with 200 or less followers.  
5. Create 11 Questions for those bloggers to answer.

11 Random Facts about me:
 1. My husband and I met at work.
2. I'm a HUGE Taylor Swift fan.
3. I'm an over-analyzer.
4. Red Velvet is my favorite.
5. At the ripe ole age of 28, I'm ready to retire.
6.  I would eat out every meal, if I could.
7. It's my mission in life to meet and shop with Giuliana Rancic.
8. I'm addicted to Reality TV (mostly those on E, Bravo and Style)
9. Pure Barre is my newest workout addiction.
10. I would love to be my own boss and say bye-bye to the corporate world.
11. I don't drink coffee, ever, and rarely have drinks with caffeine in them.

 11 Questions from Jennie:
 The Diary Of A Real Housewife
1. What is your favorite food?
This is hard, since I love all things food! I have to go with Sushi... it's my latest food addiction.

2. What is a nickname you have?
My nickname, since I was little, is tata. Don't ask me why... One day my grandpa picked me up from daycare and called me Jessica. I then told him that "my name's not Jessica, it's tata!" Kids.

3. What is your favorite beauty item?
I'm pretty simple when it comes to makeup, but since this is broad, I have to go with cleanser, toner and moisturizer.. This combo is SO necessary for my skin.
4. What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving! I love celebrating with friends and family and eating lots and lots of food. 
5. Who is the first person you go to for advice?
Definitely Tyler. He can leave emotion out of things, when I can be super emotional - so, he's very level-headed. There's some advice you just have to go to your girlfriends, and I go to my besties Paige, Whitney or Sarah - hands down.
6. What is your favorite store to shop at?
This is a tough one!! Nordstrom for a department store, Target in general and J Crew Factory for an outlet!
7. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
I absolutely love Emma Stone! She's funny, down-to-earth and can pull off being a blonde, brunette or red head!
8. Could you go 24 hours without your phone? What would a day without it be like?
Yes!! It would be A M A Z I N G, especially since I  get work e-mails and calls on my phone. If we were at home, the day would consist of being lazy in our PJ's all day and catching up on the DVR... then we would get all fancy and go out for a date night. If we were on vacation, our day would consist of pure relaxation on the beach or getting a massage, lots of food and sight-seeing.  
9. Would you rather be stuck in traffic with no radio or no air condition/heat?
I'd rather be stuck in traffic with no radio...because I can sing to myself! Besides, I can get pretty cranky when I'm hot and if I'm too cold, I'm miserable! 
10. What is your dream vacation?
I want to spend 2-weeks in Fiji and stay in the hut-like extravagant 'hotels' on the water. You know, like the Kardashians did!
11. What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
I kiss Tyler, tell him I love him and that I'm getting up. 

11 Questions from Tiffany:
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 1. Chocolate or vanilla?
2. Hot or cold?
Hot... I'd much rather be hot than cold and if we're traveling for vacation, get me to a beach and tropical weather - no snow!
3. Which is your favorite chapstick?
3. 1 makeup item you cannot live without?  
Moisturizer and Chapstick! I cant' stand it when my lips are dry and cracked or when my face is super dry - it's uncomfortable. 
4. A brand you love? 
Kendra Scott!! Her jewelry is amazing! 
Michael Kors!! I die over his watches and purses!
5. Is there anything you wished you didn't do, and what and why?
No, I have no regrets on anything that I did. Do I look back and think that I was an idiot a time, or two? YES! But those mistakes/instances happened for a reason and got me to where I'm at today. And I'm loving where my life is now!
 6. Do you partake in gossip, why or why not? 
Yes I do. I don't go around talking bad about people or stir shit up just because. I mainly vent, which means I'm talking about people and how they are affecting me, my life, my job, etc. I'm the type of person who needs to talk things out, not to be rude or catty, but to work through a situation.    

7. What do you think makes or breaks a relationship?
I definitely think honesty, trust and a sense of humor can make a relationship. Dishonesty and distrust can break a relationship quick.  
8. What do you fear?  
Failure. Fearing failure is  a great motivator for me! No one likes to fail, it sucks! I want to be successful in everything that I do, so I work really hard to get there. Do I always get there? No, but if I don't, I learn from it and move on.. it makes the successes so much better!
9. What inspires you?
My surroundings, whether it be my husband, my family, my dogs, a stranger, Pinterest, a billboard, a workout class - anything! I aspire to be a better wife, daughter, granddaughter,  niece, friend and person in general. And yes, my dogs inspire me. Kasey is so sweet and genuine and Riley, well,  he's independent and an instigator! He has such a care free attitude, one that I wish I had sometimes.

10. Why do you blog?
The reason I started blogging is simple, I read all of these blogs and felt connected to these ladies and loved what they were posting about. Then I was like I can do this too! Tyler and I had just gotten married, bought a house and I had just graduated with my MBA, so I thought it would be the perfect time to start a blog! It's so much fun to just take a break and share with the blog world. I've met SO many great ladies that I can call friends. It's a great community!

My 11 Nominations:
 I can honestly say that I adore each and every one of these girls, along with their blogs! Be sure to stop by and say HI, you won't regret it!! :)
1. Brianne at Being Bracco
2. Allison at Texas Mrs.
3. Jordon at Love Always, Nancy J
5. Lindsay at Our Lovely Life
6. Amanda at Rhyme & Ribbons
7. Caroline at Love, Caroline
10. Lacey at Sunny and Turquoise
11. Cortne at Coco in Magnolia

11 Questions for my Nominees:
 1. What's your favorite color?
2. What made you decide to start your blog?
3. How did you decide on your blogs name?
4. What's your favorite thing to cook?
5. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
6. What's your favorite movie?
7. Who's your blog crush?
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
9. How would you best describe yourself?
10. What's in your purse at this very moment?
11. If you were buying a house, would you want a fixer-upper or move-in ready?

Whew! If you made it through this entire post, go have cupcake and some champagne! 

I hope y'all have a great Thursday!



  1. YAYYY you finished this post!! And I see some KS and MK brand references up there! ;)

  2. Thanks for the Liebster nomination! I'll get on that ASAP. I'm your newest follower now! And I completely agree that a sense of humour can make or break a relationship! xx

    Amanda @

  3. Hey thanks for the nom! I TOTALLY agree about choosing hot over cold. I literally cannot stand to be cold, and you don't want to be around me if I'm's not pretty haha.

  4. Thanks again girly!!! My post is up and excited :)

  5. I rarely drink caffeine. One time I had a mocha from SBucks, and I was literally bouncing in my seat at work. People were staring. I guess that's what happens when you don't drink it all that often!