Friday, July 19, 2013


How COOL!!!

I was so excited and honored when I was nominated for the LIEBSTER AWARD from Jill at ABC's And Polka Dots.

After reading more about this award, I learned The LIEBSTER award is presented to 
newish bloggers, like myself.

“Liebster” means favorite, beloved, cute, lovely, dearest and welcome in German, and this award helps to draw attention to blogs that aren’t too well known.

I think most importantly, it's a great way to connect and 
make new blogging friends!
AND I am very excited to do just that!
ABC's and Polka Dots

Here are the "rules" for this award:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me

2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 readers
3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about myself
5. Create 11 questions for my nominees
6. Contact my nominees and let them know I've nominated them

Now I just need to search for my nominees!
This will be my goal in the next week!

1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
I love strawberry cheesecake ice cream! Especially from Cold Stones!

2. What is your favorite type of music to listen to?
I love all types of music so this is hard to answer. Funny, but I actually love "techy dance" music, especially when I am by myself in my car.
My husband laughs because every time he gets in the car after me, the stereo is up so loud!

3. What is your favorite subject to teach?
I like teaching writing to my kiddos. It's hard for them but I love putting on calm music and watching them write in their little "offices".

4. Where did you go to college?
I got my bachelor's degree and master's degree from National University. I will probably be paying off my school loans forever now haha!

5. Do you prefer sweet or salty?
SWEET!!!!! Sweets (chocolates) are my weakness! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE chocolate chip Pazookies from BJ's restaurant! My favorite candy is Reeces Pieces.

6. Name 5 things that are currently in your purse.
1. Tic Tacs (I drink so much coffee I feel like I always have coffee breath)
2. Two Starbucks gift cards (my favorite place!)
3. My cute cheetah wallet (full of receipts and needed to be cleaned out)
4. My new I-phone!!!! 
5. A to-do list of things to get at Target (my favorite store)

7. Where is your favorite vacation destination?
Anywhere tropical!! I have been to Cabo and Cancun twice and I have loved every minute of those vacations! The water is so clear and it's a perfect getaway!

8. How long have you been teaching?
I taught preschool for 5 years while going through college
and this next year will be my 10th year teaching in public schools.
So all together, 15 years!

9. What is your favorite children's book?
My all time favorite children's book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. It's so sweet and tender and teaches so much about unconditional love. This last year though, I was obsessed with Pete the Cat!!!

10. Do you prefer the mountains or the beach?
BEACH! BEACH! BEACH! NO question! I live in San Diego and my favorite thing to do is to get a cup of coffee and go to the beach! I love the sand, water and beautiful sunsets. Nothing makes me feel closer to God than being at the beach! 

11. Name one special thing about the town you live in.
One special thing about the city I live in is the weather! There is no where else in America (in my opinion) where the weather is more perfect! San Diego weather is always great!

1. I am a fraternal twin and I am married to an identical twin!
2. I am currently pregnant with TRIPLETS!!!!! Yes! It's true!
 (2 identicals and one fraternal)
3. My favorite stores are Target and Victoria's Secret!
4. I am a reality TV junky! 
5. I love sushi, diet coke and coffee!
6. I am very sensitive (which is my strength and my weakness)
7. I love throwing parties and having people at my house. 
8. I've always wanted to open up a bed and breakfast on the beach!
9. I can stand on my head forever! Honestly, if all the blood didn't drain to my head, I could stay on my head for hours.
10. My favorite color is pink!
11. I still sleep with my blanky from when I was a child. Silly, I know.

1. What is your favorite thing to do?
2. What are your 2 favorite stores?
3. What two words would best describe you?
4. What is something new you want to learn?
5. If you weren't a teacher, what else would you do?
6. Who is in your family?
7. What is the hardest part about blogging for you?
8. What do you do to relax?
9. What is the last movie you saw?
10. Would you rather have an appetizer or dessert?
11. How long have you been teaching? What grades?


  1. Hi Jaimie! Came by to see you on your blog! As I read about you-- we are alike in so many ways! I loved Pete the Cat, too! Did you listen to the song? It's very catchy! I love Target, the beach (most days), sushi... :-) I, too, love throwing parties at my house. I always said that I would love to be an event planner which is why in a a twisted way I love to decorate my classroom much like I like to theme a party and such! And congrats your new additions to your family! That is truly exciting!!! Hope you are enjoying your summer! :-)

    First Grade and Flip Flops

  2. Yay Jaimie! I LOVED reading your responses to all of the questions. It's fun getting to know more about you!

    Most of all, CONGRATS on your pregnancy!! Triplets!!! Triple the blessings, triple the LOVE! So HAPPY for you and your family!

    ABCs and Polkadots

  3. Hi Jaimie!

    We loved reading about you and wanted you to know that we have also nominated you on our blog. We think your blog is adorable and will be sure to tell all of our friends to pay you a visit. Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes to your family!

    Jo (and Erin)

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. You are so sweet! That is so exciting that you are having triplets! How awesome!

    Carolina Teacher