Sunday, May 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Vacuuming
D - Dog's name: No pets for us, but my mom's dog is Missi.
E - Essential start your day item: my laptop. It's true. I get on first thing every morning to wake me up
F - Favorite color: green
G - Gold or Silver or Platinum: white gold
H - Height: 5'6''
I - Interesting fact about yourself: I brush my teeth so hard that I have broken a toothbrush (I think I've told ya'll that one before, but oh well).
J - Jewelry you wear everyday: my wedding and engagement ring and earrings
K - Kids: none yet but we want one or two. Maybe next year.
L - Living arrangements: Living in a house that my hubby owns but trying to sell
M - Mom's name: Jo
N- Nicknames: My old roomie calls me Tich, my mom calls me Ta, The NewlyHusband has a bajillion for me. Most people just call me Tara.
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: nada
P - Pet Peeve: I have a lot. People annoy me. People that abuse the system, not using a turn signal, etc etc etc. Seriously I could write a whole post
Q - Quote: Can't think of a specific one right now.
R - Right handed or left handed: Righty
S - Siblings: 1 younger sister
T - Time you wake up: during the week, around 7 or 7:30, the weekends it was 4:40. Since I'm starting the new job Monday, I don't know when I'll be waking up. I do know that the NewlyHusband and I are going to start doing Couch 2 5k in the a.m. though
U- Underwear: how bout none ya? love you guys, but c'mon
V - Vegetable you dislike: How bout veggies I do like? Green beans, raw carrots, cucumbers. Seriously that's all. Much shorter list.
W - Ways you run late: staying on the computer too long (this is my #1 reason for running late)
X - X-rays you've had: mouth a bunch and foot once
Y - Yummy food you make: what the NewlyHusband calls "Tara's Tasty Baked Chicken"
Z - Zoo favorite: elephants!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
We stayed at the All Star Movie Resort. It was alright.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
There were 39 entries all together.
Winner number 1 is....Entry 17. Natalie Rae!
Winner number 2 is....Entry 1. Sonja!
Congratulations ladies. Hope you enjoy your Paula Deen Cookbook/Recipe Journal.
Sonja, I'll be emailing you shortly to get your address. Natalie Rae, please leave a comment here with your email or email me with your address. CSN Stores has sponsored this giveaway, so I will forward your addresses to them and they will get your books sent out.
Thanks for playing!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Elliott asked "Does your husband know you have a blog? I've encountered people who blog in secret, and their families never know about it."
Yep, the NewlyHusband does know about my blog and sometimes even reads it. However, he is the only person IRL that knows I have a blog. While my blog is not necessarily anonomous (I use my real first name and have my picture up), I don't want to have to censor what I say and worry about what people in my real life think about it. I also sometimes want to vent about something and don't want to offend anyone I know. I have thought about it and doubt I will ever tell anyone in my day to day life about this blog.
Peterson Family asked "Has your husband asked you not to blog about any part of your lives? If not, what would you say to him if he asked you not to blog about something?
He has never asked me not to blog about something. Sometimes something will happen and he'll say "Oh gosh. Are you gonna blog about this?" in a joking way. However, if he asked me specifically not to blog about something I wouldn't. You have to have that respect in a marriage. If I asked him not to tell his friends about something and he did, I would be hurt. Same concept.
Hannah asked "I just read that you're in Florida and go to college here...which one?"
Hannah, I'm at UNF. Less than 2 months till graduation!
Brittany asked "What are you going to do with your degree when you graduate soon?"
My degree is in History with a minor in Psychology, and I won't be using that at all. I am looking for a job in Human Resources. I just needed to get my Bachelors in something and I like history and psychology.
"What's your favorite candy/sweet?"
My favorite all time candy is Mike and Ikes, but lately I've been eating sour patch kids. Favorite sweet though is probably cookies.
"Did you grow up in Florida?"
I moved here when I was 8, so practically. I have lived in South Carolina, Virginia, Arizona, and upstate New York.
"What's your favorite thing about living in Florida?"
This is a great question for now, because usually I don't love living in Florida. I burn extremely easily, so I'm not a fan of the beach. But with the crazy snow the rest of the country has been getting, I'd have to say the fact that we don't have snow. I like cool weather, but I hate freezing cold weather.
CarissaJaded asked "Top five fave movies?"
1. Office Space
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Fever Pitch
4. Dirty Dancing
5. Role Models
"Fave actor of all time?"
John Travolta based on acting. Matthew McConaughey based on hotness
"Most embarrasing moment evah?"
This is a hard one. I think I seriously block embarrassing moments from my memory after they happen. I've blushed a lot in my lifetime though, so I know I've had plenty. I'll give ya 3 since I can't think of the most embarrasing ever.
1. Living with the ex- His sister had just been at our apt visiting. She left. I went into the bathroom. Came out naked and she had forgotten something and was back in our living room.
2. Used to work at Sonic. Yep, on rollerskates. I was on the patio when I saw the guy I was crushing on. Got excited and turned around to say hey. Fell flat on my ass. That was one of probably 15-20 falls while I worked there.
3. Anytime I have ever been drunk. I always wake up embarrassed. I have thrown my purse (open) down a flight of stairs, I have kicked a guy in the face, I have come thisclose to knocking down 2 tables while yelling "I wanna be 22 forever!" (That one still gets brought up a lot). Still wanna drink with me? Haha!
MandeeFoFandee asked "What do you think is the funniest word evah?"
Another hard one, but I'm gonna go with poon tang. Does that count as a word?
"Who is your favorite BL contestant this season?"
I don't have just one yet. I really like Sam and Koli. They are such hard workers and seem like really good guys. I also like O'Neil.
"Are you watching Jeff and Jordan on the Amazing Race?"
NO! And I so wanted to! I thought they were going to put it on OnDemand and they didn't and I never recorded it. How are they doing? PS, I still have Jeff on my pending friend requests on FB and now I'm getting his updates even though we're not friends.
"If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you bring with you?"
I'm assuming things doesn't include people or I would say the NewlyHusband.
1. my IPOD. I don't like silence. With the IPOD, I could fill up the deserted island with my awful singing and fab dance party skills.
2. Sunscreen. I burn so easily and so bad, I would be miserable without sunscreen.
3. Wilsonnnnnn! haha Just kidding- Sunglasses. If there is even the tiniest amount of sun out, I need my sunglasses.
Michelle S asked "puppies or kittens?"
I'm going kittens on this one. I got my cat when she was so small, I had to bottle feed her and she could fit under that little spot between the bottom of the bedroom door and the floor.
"Cake or pie?"
Cake. I like the cherry pie filling but don't love pie crust. So cake.
"Opera or ballet?"
Never seen either live, but I'd say opera. Ballet is just boring to me.
Vanessa asked "Favorite wine?"
Riesling"Do you collect anything?
I don't but my grandparents collected pencil sharpeners for me while I was growing up, so I still have all of those. They are pencil sharpeners that look like other things. Here's an example:
"Best gift ever given?"
"Best thing about blogging?"
I'm supposed to say the connections, right? Haha. No really though I love reading about other people and hearing what other people have to say to me. I haven't been blogging long enough to actually meet anyone but maybe one day. Also, I like having somewhere to put my thoughts.
Kishah asked "When did you start blogging and why?"
This is my first blog. I started it Sept 10, 2009 so I'm coming up on 6 months. I started blogging because of reading The Heir to Blair and LivItLuvIt (both of which can be found on my sidebar). They were both hilarious and I read every single one of their archives. One day, I thought The Life of a NewlyWife would be a perfect name for a blog for me if I ever made one. Thought about it for a couple days and figured Why not?
And last but not least, Kaz and Amy asked "What is your favorite pair of shoes to wear? The shoes you choose the most!"
Ooh! This one's easy. These boots from Kohls. So comfy!
Monday, March 1, 2010
1. I am going to miss watching Apollo Ohno. Did you guys see when the other two skaters fell and Apollo just jumped over the fall and kept going? Awesome. There is just something about him that I really like.
2. I heart Michael J. Fox. He is just so adorable, in all his Parkinsons glory. (I hope that doesn't sound offensive- I truly don't mean it to be). If you are wondering what the hell MJF has to do with the Olympics, he is Canadian and took part in the closing ceremony.
3. I feel for Joannie Rochette. This has got to be one of the craziest weeks of her entire life. To win a bronze Olympic medal and be dealing with your mothers sudden death at the same time.... When she skated, I actually was kind of rooting for Canada instead of the US.
4. Curling is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. I just can't watch it.
5. I love to watch short track speed skating and alpine skiing. Those two plus figure skating and ice dancing are probably my favorite events.
6. I loved watching the closing ceremony- seeing all the athletes full of joy taking pictures and videos of everything. I could feel the excitement in my living room.
So there are some thoughts from a newbie to this whole Olympics thing. I will definitely be watching in 2014 when they are held in Suchi, Russia.
*Don't forget you can still ask me anything. I will be answering all your questions tomorrow. And there is still time to enter the Paula Deen giveaway . Two people will win and I will be drawing the winner on Tuesday.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I found really nice kids bedding that I know my nieces and nephews would love, really neat kitchen stuff, like pots and pans, picnic baskets, aprons, and cookbooks, and very cool modern home accessories, such as artwork and office accessories that I want for my house.
For you, my lovely readers, I wanted to giveaway something that I would love to receive. So I am giving away, not just one, but two Paula Deen Kitchen Wisdom Cookbook and Recipe Journals. That's right, 2 of you will win this book!
What I love about this book is that it includes Paula Deen's recipes, which we all know are awesome, but in addition to that she shares some really neat tips such as what to do if your cake gets dry in the oven or you have people on their way over for dinner and your kitchen is full of smoke. And we all know that in this NewlyWife life, there are plenty of kitchen mishaps! There are even blank pages for you to write your own recipes!
1 entry for either telling me you are already a follower or becoming a follower.
1 entry for delurking and asking me a question on my last post.
2 entries for blogging about my giveaway.
That's a total of 4 possible entries (you know in case you couldn't do 2+1+1 on your own). Don't forget, two people will be winning. Please leave a seperate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using random.org on Thursday, March 4. That's one week from today.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
And while you're at it, I'm taking questions. Ask me anything. Really, anything. It can be totally random or it can be more deep. Whatever you want to know, ask. I know these have been happening a lot in our little blog world and usually I'm not a follower, but I think it's a great idea. I've never done one before and I have almost 50 followers now, so I'm sure some of you have questions. Or even if you don't, think of one. You know, to make me feel good. I will answer them a week from today.
And since I just gave you guys assignments, I'll let you in on a little something. There's going to be a giveaway happening soon! Get excited!
Friday, February 12, 2010
I had planned to start a new weekly post today entitled "My Faves Friday." I am going to start this weekly post where I tell ya what I've been into that week, whether it be blogs, tv shows, food, drinks, clothing, etc. However, something has been on my mind that I just have to talk about so My Faves Friday will have to start next week.
Yes, people, I'm talking politics on the blog today. I tend to keep my politics out of this blog and still will for the most part. Honestly, this post isn't really political, anyway, it just deals with politics. I will let you know where I stand. I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. What that means is that when something has to do with economics and policies like that, I tend to side more with Republicans. When it has to do with social policies, such as gay marriage, etc, I tend to side more with the Democrats. Yes, this does make it hard for me when it comes time to vote. I was raised by incredibly liberal Democrats and married a pretty conservative Republican.
Now to get to what pissed me off enough that I had to blog about it. I don't understand why some individual's cannot get over political differences. Case in point, I know a Republican who judges people just based on their political beliefs. This person even made a comment to the effect of "I just found out so and so is a Democrat. I thought I liked him." Why does knowing someone's political beliefs differ from yours change the way you feel about them as a person? My husband and I disagree a lot in election year November's. But it doesn't mean I don't love him or like him as a person. He has certain opinions that I don't understand and I'm sure I have certain political opinions that he just doesn't get, but does that mean we can't get along?
It's like the age old question, "Can men and women just be friends." I'm asking "Can Republicans and Democrats get along?" I certainly think so, but apparently this friend of mine does not. If we all had the same opinions on things, wouldn't the world be boring? Now I will admit that there are certain things that I feel so strongly about that if you feel strongly in the other direction, I question how we can be good friends. But these are very very few and they are things that directly affect my family. I will not judge you based on what political party you are registered with.
I'd love to hear your opinions on this.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Our First Dance (You Move Me by Garth Brooks)
Lemon filled wedding cake
Grooms Cake (Chocolate Ganache)
Me asking everyone if I should smash cake in his face
Dancin. We honeymooned in Mexico, so the groomsmen surprised us with sombreros and maracas
Last Dance (Don't Stop Believin by Journey)
And the NewlyHusband and I at the end of the reception
Hope you all enjoyed the pictures!