Hey guys! So today I wanted to answer a few questions to help you get to know me a little better! I chose this dorky picture of me because I feel that it represents my personality pretty well. I'm pretty cool you guys.
1. Who are you?
My name is Jacqueline and I am 24 years old! I currently live in a little city called Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, but I grew up in Vancouver, WA. I am a mama, a wife, a musician, an artist, and a lover of beauty. I am a big fan of fitness, the outdoors, fruit, rainy days, comfy old T shirts, online shopping, and laughing. My mom has called me "Martha Stewart" since I was in elementary school, when I would spend all of my allowance at the craft store, organize my room like a Drill Sargent, and beg her on the daily to take me to the library so I could check out Martha's VHS tapes. My husband and I have been married for three years and we have two beautiful babies, Dallas (4) and Presley (2). I am a stay at home mama and I absolutely love my job!
2. Why did you start blogging?
Originally I started blogging in the early months of 2014 when my friend from the gym kept encouraging me to create a blog to share all of my healthy recipes. I had tons of fun blogging about healthy food, but it quickly changed into something more meaningful for me. I bought a professional camera and started learning more about photography, I began to really enjoy documenting my ideas in an artistic way. Deep down I knew I had other passions that I wanted to write about and share. So I took a break and went back to drawing board. While healthy living is still a passion of mine, I decided to relaunch my blog with a new name and a new concept in October of 2014, to showcase inspiration for health and fitness, food, activities and crafts with my kids, entertaining, party planning, DIY & crafts, fashion and beauty, and lots, lots more!
3. Who is your blog for?
I would say that my blog is for anyone who likes to get inspired! Whether you want to start living a healthier lifestyle, start on a DIY project around your home, plan a fun dinner party for your friends, I want my readers to feel like they can always come to Queen of Bees for daily inspiration to make their lives a little more fun!
4. What's something you've been working on lately that you're really proud of?
Currently I am super proud of the plans for son's fourth birthday party. He loves Superheros more than anything, so I have been working around the clock, bringing that to life for him. It's going to be really special and I can't wait to share it with you guys really soon! Another project I am really excited about is our new place. I have been decorating it like crazy since we moved in last month and we are just putting on the finishing touches now. I'll definitely be sharing it when it's finished!
5. What is the message that you really want people to take away when they visit it?
I want my readers to feel inspired to express themselves in their own everyday lives, and to not be afraid to take risks.. To enjoy the little things in life, to pay more attention to the details. Most importantly, I hope to inspire my readers to pursue their passions, and make them into realities. My mom told me the other day that "going to work should feel like you're on vacation". That is exactly how I feel when I blog, I enjoy every second of it. Whatever your passion may be, just know that if you dedicate enough of your time to it, you can create a life that maximizes your creative energy, makes you feel invigorated, excited to get to work, and gives you enough time freedom to do whatever you want.
Thank you guys for your continued support! Feel free to comment below with any other questions you may have about me or my blog. Talk to you soon!