Wednesday, August 24, 2011


OH MY GOSH there can NOT be enough time in this week! Things have been pretty hectic trying to transition for summer school over to the regular school year... and I've got extra responsibilities this year (but hopefully more on that later)

Luckily my classroom is ready and Meet the Teacher Night is tomorrow! I have been trying to train new teachers this week and we have been spending most of our days in MEETINGS.

BUT I do have some good news to share: A BLOG AWARD!!! A big Thank You goes out to Kariyah @ Sel de Lavende!!!

Anyways I leave you with my "assignment"


•    Link back to the person who gave you this award
•    Complete the form below
•    Share 7 random things about yourself
•    Award 15 bloggers this award and notify them of the award


Name your favorite colour: green
Name your favorite song: You Can’t Always What You Want by the Rolling Stones
Name your favorite dessert: Tiramisu and/or CUPCAKES!

Or how about a tiramsu cupcake?

What upsets you: People who only consider themselves in situations
When you're upset you: vent/complain or blog!
Your favorite pet: my sweet baby kitten sergeant tibbs!

Black or white: both!
Your biggest fear: I say never let them see you sweat!
Best feature: my willingness to go with the flow and try to accommodate others which sometimes also bites me in the @$$
Everyday attitude: You only live once! Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
What is perfection: Imperfection is beauty-Marilyn Monroe. If we were all perfect we would all be boring (plus, what would be the fun in that?)
Guilty pleasure: I think you all know Project runway and blogging!


  • I was born in California, so technically Im a California Girl!
  • However I moved to Texas when I was 2… so Im a Texan at heart!
  • I am the oldest of 5 kiddos (my youngest sister is only 14!)
  • I can be too honest. Honesty is always the best policy except when it ends up hurting other people.
  • After working with quirky kids, I am learning to embrace my own natural quirkiness!

  • Im learning that the biggest problems most people have are because they worry too much about what OTHER PEOPLE are doing (myself included)
  • I figure if you are going to get out of bed and take on the day, why not do it in style? Regardless of what you wear, getting dressed is still work! Might as well do it with a bit of fashion sense!

OK so this says I have to pass it along to 15 people... At first I thought this was going to be hard to come up with 15, but after I was done I went over by 3! So here are my top 18 "Bloggy Besties!" (in alphabetical order, of course)

@A Brilliant Melody
@A Little Ray of Sunshine
@Be Merry Kate
@Fashion's Maven
@From Portland to Peonies
@Hearted Girl
@Henning Love
@Kyla Is Inspired
@La Vie...J'aime
@Mo Pie, Please
@My Heart Stumbles
@Perpetually Engaged
@Schue Love
@Sometimes, Always, Never
@Spinning Threads
@Very Married
@Wish You Were Here

Hope you guys have a great rest of your week!

PS Stay tuned for an exciting announcement later this week!


Susan said...

Aww Jess thanks!! I will definitely do this tomorrow when I have time! Our week started last week and the days are going by so so so fast! I love the kiddos though, and I know you'll be ready for anything once the year starts!! You've got this!

trishie said...

Now i want a tiramisu cupcake!!!

natasha {schue love} said...

Awww yay!! Congrats on the award and thank you SO much for the recognition!! Totally made my day!! :) Loved learning more about you and can't wait to hear what your announcement is! :)

A BRIT GREEK said...

Congrats to everyone on the list!
Oooh, yippeee! Huge THANK YOU to you sweetpea, that's like totally made my week!
I'm very grateful to have peeps visit my little blog.

Loved everything you posted about here, thanks for reminding me to not worry about what other people are doing (or thinking) in life.
Sg.t Tibbs rocks!

Kyla said...

Aww thanks for the award and mention Jess! I'll do this after work today! And rock on for embracing your quirkiness, and doing it in style :) Also fun fact, I was born in CA too. And I can't wait to hear about your announcement!

Nikki said...

Aww, thanks dear!

Your best my best feature and it always tends to bite me in the butt!

Whitney said...

Thank you for the recognition Jess :) I so appreciate it! I love reading your blog so much!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Now I could TOTALLY go for tiramisu!

Punctuation Mark said...

very very cute post... have a great weekend!!!

MaNAa said...

love the alexa chung outfit ;)


Kel said...

That cupcake looks a little too amazing I might prefer it to Alexa Chung!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

talking blogger bullying

Claire said...

aww, thank you so much for this award! i think you're awesome too. yay for California girls! hee hee. and i love cupcakes. mmm... and can't believe you have 4 other siblings!!!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

congratulations Jess! and talk about not having enough time in a week (mines been out of comish for almost 2! - yipes) thank you for mentioning me among these other swells! so appreciated and honored. once again, Sgt. Tibbs has stolen the show and my heart! ♥