Sunday, June 30, 2013

And The Nominee is...

Well I am beyond flattered about today's post, y'all...Imagine my surprise when I woke up on day two of my little vacay to an email from "Mrs. T" over at Mrs. T's Wild Ride saying that she had nominated me for my first ever Liebster Award!!  I was so excited that I may or may not have let out a little squeal :)  And then proceeded to brag about it to the hubs for a bit.  You see honey, this isn't a complete waste of my time...I still love ya!

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 Five Blogs That I am Nominating:
1.  Kristi and Kara @ PG Sisters
2.  Emily @ Dear Owen
3.  Jenna @ The Fahionista Teacher
4.  Kimmie @ Skinny Kimmie
5.  Stephanie @ Stealing Sweet Kisses

Answers to the Questions from my Nominator:
(Q):  Why did you start a blog?
(A):  I originally started a blog about a year ago, completely unaware of the whole blogging community out there, to strictly document the happenings in our son's life.  That and we had just finished our 4th move in under a year, so I had a lot of things to talk about...well after about three posts and no followers, I just gave up.  It took too much time and I just wasn't ready to commit to it.  Fast forward to April of this year, after I had been following a few blogs pretty religiously, I wanted to give it a shot again.  I knew I had a story I wanted to share.  A passion.  A drive to inspire and motivate others about my fitness journey with some real life happenings mixed in.  It has just grown by leaps and bounds since then!  I love the friends I have "met" through this whole experience and am grateful for each and every one!  Blogging truly is a community of support, love and caring...I am just kicking myself for not starting this sooner!

(Q):  What is your favorite blog {besides mine?}
(A):  Oh my goodness!! There is no way in heck I could choose just one favorite blog!!  I have so many blogs that I follow religiously and love different things about each one that I can't narrow it down to a solitary blog.  I will just name a few that I have actually connected with and become blog friends with since starting this journey...Lori over at FATTOFIT41, Darci over at The Good Life Blog, Holly over at Where We Can Live Like Jack and Sally, Melanie over at 4KOTTEZ, and Brin over at Bold Butter Baby have really reached out and welcomed me with open arms from the very beginning...long before I even had five posts to my name!  I do have so many more that I love, but these ladies are experienced, and have helped me whenever I have a question.  I owe a lot of my knowledge to these ladies and am very grateful for them!

(Q):  What is your favorite TV show?
(A):  You guys, I have a little confession to make:  My name is Jenna, and I am a TV junkie.  Like for reals.  I love me some TV at the end of a long I will just name a few of my faves right now!  I am loving the new shows on ABC this summer, like Whodunnit? Mistresses and I am always a sucker for the Bachelor and Bachelorette series.  I also love me a good food related show, so I also really like Masterchef and Chopped...

(Q):  Any Family Traditions?
(A):  Well, I have plenty of traditions with my sister and brother and Mom and Dad, but as our little family of three is growing, we are trying to start our own little traditions.  One of our favorite ones is, on Sunday, we go to church, and then we do brunch at a cozy little cafe and talk about our week ahead.  It's just so refreshing to start your week with a little family bonding before the chaos ensues in the following days!  We also have started, the night before Madden's birthday, we order pizza and I make him his own individual cake and the three of us celebrate before the rest of our family comes over for the big party!  

(Q):  Have you met any celebrities?
(A):  I have met a few, actually!  I have met Tim McGraw, Rascall Flatts, and my most recent, would be Larry the Cable Guy (aka "Mater" from Cars).

(Q):  If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be and what would you all do?
(A):  As cliche as it might be, I have always, always wanted to meet Channing Tatum...I'm sorry, but he is just too yummy and truly seems genuinely nice.  Plus, he's married to a Jenna, so I think we would get along just great, because he would never confuse my name for hers ;)

(Q): Favorite alcoholic drink?
(A):  I've shared my love for these before...and they are truly a staple in our house this summer time!  I am loving the Bud Light Lime Strawberitas right now!!  They are absolutely DELISH!  Go get yourself

(Q):  No kids, no hubby, no work-what are you doing with your time?
(A):  Um, hello!!  Spa Day!!  Everything from mani/pedi, to facial, massage and haircut/highlight.  It takes a lot of hard work to raise a child and to take care of a husband, and that would be the best way to give me a fresh start and put me in full relaxation mode...

(Q):  Where is your favorite place to shop?
(A):  Ok, I love to shop, but if I had to pick just two, I would have to say Target and H&M.  I mean, who doesn't?!

(Q):  Bath or Shower?
(A):  Ok, if I am already clean, I love to soak in a nice hot bath after a long day...but there is no way in heck you would find me hopping in the tub to clean myself...I'm sorry, but sitting in my own filth just makes me cringe!!  I definitely prefer a long, hot shower to feel squeaky clean!!

(Q):  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
(A):  Well, if I'm being completely honest, I love living right where we are.  I know Nebraska isn't anything special and people definitely don't come here to vacation, but it is home to me.  I was born and raised here.  All of my family lives within an hour + from us and we can be in the country in ten minutes if we want to get away for some fresh air and open sky.  I would, on the other hand, love to have a second house in Scottsdale, AZ someday...honey?????? ;)    

11 Random Facts About Me:

1.  I used to play the trumpet from 6th grade through my sophomore year of high school.
2.  I didn't fly in an airplane until I was 16 years old.
3.  I played softball from the time I was 7, through my senior year of high school.
4.  The hubs and I were crowned Homecoming King and Queen together our senior year.
5.  My Mom helped to set the hubs and I up on our first date our sophomore year.
6.  My parent's house burned down (after all 5 of us escaped) on New Year's Eve my freshman year of college.
7.  I have to, absolutely must, have something sweet to eat after I have already eaten any meal.
8.  I have major baby fever right now...
9.  The way to my heart is a handwritten note just letting me know how much I am loved and appreciated.
10. I only gained 9 pounds when I was pregnant with Madden.
11.  I love to bake cookies because I love to eat the batter/dough more than I do the actual cookies themselves!

11 Questions for my Nominees:
1. Why did you start a blog?
2. What is your favorite blog {besides mine?}
3. What is your favorite TV show?
4. Any family traditions?
5. Have you met any celebrities?
6. If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be and what would you all do?
7. Favorite alcoholic drink?
8. No kids, no hubby, no work- what are you doing with your time?
9. Where is your favorite place to shop?
10. Bath or Shower?
11. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Ok!!  That about does it for me!!  Thank you soooo much for nominating me!!  Go check out her absolutely adorable blog over at Mrs. T's Wild Ride!

Until Next Time...


  1. Awwww, you're too sweet - thanks for the shout out, sweet friend!! And I'm with you and then some about wanting to meet Channing Tatum! ;) ;) ;)

    Great little Sunday tradition by the way -- I just looked over at the hubs and told him I want to start doing that!

    Happy week ahead, girl!

  2. I am so thrilled to be nominated!! Thanks so much, Jenna!! Just so you know, I would TOTALLY nominate you back if the rules allowed! I really look forward to your posts every day!

  3. Congratulations! How exciting!!! Love your 11 random facts. :)

  4. Thank you so much for this nomination! I finally got to play along :) I SOOOOO would have nominated you, if the rules hadn't said not to!!! I'm so honored you chose me out of all your little blog worlders! :)