One Lovely Blog Award

I honestly cannot believe that I was nominated for the "One Lovely Blog Award." Thank you so much to Chevron and Centers for nominating my blog for this award! Please go and checkout her blog to see some absolutely FABULOUS centers! Her packets make my life as a kindergarten teacher far less stressful!

The blogging community has been phenomenal! I have learned so much from some fantastic teacher bloggers. I also appreciate the enthusiasm that this community has given me in regards to my pals/doodles! I wish I would have started this venture so much sooner! It is always a great experience to learn from teachers outside of your district and outside of your state. Thank you!

Now, here are ten things about me:
1. I was a ballerina for 10 years! I was very serious about dancing!
2. I have type 1 diabetes. I will probably make some special clip art when it is National Diabetes Month!
3. Before I became a teacher, I was working on becoming a Registered Dietitian. When I was completing my Nutrition in Schools class my senior year, I realized that I liked the teaching part of school nutrition more than I liked the science and research portion.
4. I was the Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper.
5. I am obsessed with the show, "Boy Meets World."
6.  My husband and I will be celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary this August!
7. I played Clara in "The Nutcracker" when I was in 6th grade.
8. I took Chorus my entire time in high school, but I am still an awful singer!
9. I helped found a Christian Sorority on my college campus (Sigma Phi Lambda at the University of Tennessee)!
10. I have an unhealthy obsession with Yankee Candle! I only buy two different candles. I buy Pumpkin Spice during the fall and Christmas, and I buy Lilac Blossoms the rest of the year. I buy 4 LARGE candles every two months! I burn candles ALL the time.

Now, I will nominate some other bloggers that inspire me! Please check out their blogs because they are incredible teachers and bloggers!

Kimberly at Love of Teaching 
Laura at Luv My Kinders


  1. Awe, you are so sweet. Thanks for the nomination. I feel honored. We have a lot in common. I danced, ballet, tap and jazz, for 10 years growing up as well. I even taught dance for a few years during college. My niece is Type I diabetic and I am the only one in the family that she will let give her a shot if she is having a bad low reaction. Good thing we only live 1/2 mile from each other. For a while I was really into studying all about nutrition and even considered getting a personal trainer's certificate. So great to get to know a little more about you.

    Luv My Kinders

  2. This is why I adore the blogging community! It is SO awesome to find connections with other teachers! I taught dance classes when I was in high school, and then I took some classes when at UT! I also did tap and jazz, but ballet and pointe were always my first love! I taught an after school dance class at my school this year, and I had a BLAST! It must be so nice to live that close to your niece! It is awesome that she trusts you to do that because that is usually when panic sets in! I always feel awful when my blood sugar drops (and I am not always a nice person when that happens). I can't wait to find out more about you!

  3. You are just too awesome! Thanks so much for the nomination. I do the SAME thing with candles but from Bath and Body Works. I only 2 scents. "Leaves" for fall and winter and "Pineapple Mango" for spring and summer. I've even gotten my husband hooked on them so he usually has one burning by the time I get home from school! When we recently moved, we redecorated our living room in tan and goldenrod to match both candles. Loved learning a bit about you. Can't wait to get my post up soon!
    The Chalkboard Garden

  4. I just stumbled across your blog for this first time- so cute! I love the polka dots! :) Congratulations on the nomination! :)

    I HAD to comment because I am a fellow Tennesseean (went to UT also- GO VOLS!), and it seems like we have a lot in common. I teach 1st grade and have JUST started blogging (about school related things). My husband is obsessed with Yankee Candle, too! Haha

    I love all the same things as you: my Jesus, husband, family, friends, and of course, my firsties!

    I am about to place an order for a character- they are just too cute!

    1. HA! I love meeting fellow bloggers! I love that we have SO much in common! Are you still in Tennessee? I love blogging, and I am so pumped that you are starting this journey, too!

      I am so happy that you love my little pals! Thanks for being so supportive!

      GO VOLS!