Today I have an interview with Jessica of Dream Mo(o)re, a twenty-something
Southwest Ohio gal who is about to get married!
Your lifestyle blog is called Dream Mo(o)re. Why did you start it and how did you choose the name?
I started my blog back in 2011, because I wanted to document my life. I knew that Zach and I’s relationship would be taking some serious steps eventually and I wanted to be able to look back at it. And here we are getting married in 5 months! With my blog name, I think I went through 4 different names before coming up with my current name. I have a canvas hanging on my wall that starts with the words “Dream more” and I think of it as my daily inspiration. After Zach and I got engaged, I changed the “More” to “Mo(o)re” because my last name will be Moore once we get married.
What’s the first step you’re taking to accomplish your dreams?
I really like working as an assistant manager. I would love to eventually move up to store manager, but I’ve only been working for my company for 6 months and I’m still learning a lot of stuff. I’m nowhere near ready to move up, but my manager is the best and is really working with me to get me to the next level when I’m ready.
You and Zach are so cute together! How did you guys meet?
Zach and I met almost 6 years ago while we both worked at T.J. Maxx. We were both working part time and going to school. One Sunday when we were working together, we talked the whole time. Since we only were working a few hours, we decided to meet up later after we both got off, and get some ice cream. We met at our local Cold Stone and the rest is history!
You’ve lived in Southwest Ohio you’re whole life, so what is your favorite and least favorite thing about living there?
My favorite thing about living here is that my family is here and has been here for generations. I think my least favorite thing about living here is that we’re all surrounded by a bunch of cornfields! Whenever I go to my grandma’s house, no matter which direction I’m coming from, her town is surrounded. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s just boring to look at.
What’s one place you’ve always wanted to visit?
Europe. I would love to go to Italy, France, and England among others. I’m jealous that Zach was able to go to Europe back in 2006 and was able to kiss his then girlfriend at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Do you have a favorite book? A favorite author?
I can’t say I have a favorite book, but I have a few favorite authors. I love Emily Giffin, Elin Hilderbrand, and Nicholas Sparks.
What did you read recently that you wish you’d gotten to sooner?
I haven’t been reading novels lately, but I’ve been looking at a lot of wedding books. I would like to read Divergent before I see it, and Safe Haven. I have both the book and movie, and I don’t want to open the movie until after I read the book.
How do you stay inspired? Any tips?
Recently I’ve been looking at my life to stay inspired, and Pinterest. I hope my life will get more interesting once Zach and I move in together.