Monday, March 21, 2011

Baby's 1st Blogger Award

Although my mom probably won't add this achievement to my baby book, I am thrilled to announce that last night I received my very 1st mini blogger award! The fabulous Alyson of The Average Girl's Guide deemed me worthy of the Versatile Blogger Award! Check out her award post here.

As part of the award, I am to link back to the individual who bestowed it upon me, write seven facts about myself, and present it to seven other fabulous bloggers!

Here are my 7 fast facts:

  1. I have a wonderful boyfriend, Kellen, who gives fabulous foot massages and makes the best mocha latte I've ever had!
  2. I was a bartender at a blues club in Chicago for over 4 years, so I can make a mean martini!
  3. I'm currently working on my Master's in Psychology, but my previous degrees include a B.A. in Psychology, and more surprisingly, an A.S. in the Culinary Arts!
  4. The town I grew up in was so small that it didn't have a movie theatre, a mall, or even a chain restaurant other than fast food places!
  5. I love animals and currently have a cat named Noodle, but my previous pets have included Hammie the Hamster, Jamal the Beta Fish, Sneaker, Tiger, & Minor (all cats), Xavier, Jack, & Major (all dogs), and some other fish I can't remember the names of!
  6. I have played volleyball for 16 years now, and was fortunate enough to play in college and on a club team that placed in nationals!
  7. I love making lists- for everything! My boyfriend thought I it was odd that I enjoy list making so much, but then he met my mother, who has since made several lists in his presence! :)
And now for my 7 lovely, versatile awardees:

Congrats to these bloggers, and thanks again to Alyson of The Average Girl's Guide for giving me this fabulous award!

Also, my seven facts listed above will serve as my "Mix & Mingle Monday" for the week, so please feel free to comment about them and tell me some interesting facts about yourself! I love to hear from you all!


  1. Congrats on the award girl and for passing it on to me! :) Boy who gives a foot massage is a keeper (just saying! :P)

    Here are seven random things about me:
    1. I am really good cook ;)
    2. I hate swimming 'coz I do not like my hair getting wet in chlorine water
    3. I only like people who like me
    4. I still send Greeting cards in mail for all special occasions
    5. I love receiving long emails
    6. I hate talking on the phone
    7. I love traveling

    You have a good week!

    from ©

  2. Love learning more about you!! Good luck with the master's... you'll feel so proud to hear that sheet of paper!

  3. Thanks, gals! Love learning more about you, too!

  4. Congrats, darling!
    How cool that you were a bartender!
    Thanks so much for honoring me, too :)


  5. He's a barista...AND he gives foot rubs?!? Good man!

  6. Indeed, I'm definitely hanging onto him! :) Thanks, ladies!

  7. Aww thanks dear!

    1. I'm an avid traveler
    2. I've lived in 4 countries for over 4 months (and this one for more than a year!)
    3. I am super sick this week. :(
    4. I evolved into a fashionista and am concentrating on pieces that work, even if they're at a higher price point.
    5. I really cooked after I got married.
    6. I want to go on a safari some day but the husband refuses to accompany me.
    7. I probably get 300 e-mails a day between several e-mail addresses. Help!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  8. Wow! That's a ton of email! You need a personal assistant! :)

  9. congrats luv--you totally deserve this award Tara!

    thanks so much for sending it my way. you are one smart lady it seems! :) and i also played volleyball in high school. played back row as i am so short, but i had a pretty good serve!

    -i was born in jamaica
    -i am married
    -i'm a pisces but i hate fish
    -i named my dog inigo montoya after the movie "a princess bride"
    -i was a gymnast when i was really young
    -i wanted to be a singer
    -i don't watch romantic comedies

  10. Thanks, Cheryl! Too bad you live in Arizona or you could play on a volleyball team with me!

  11. Congrats, girl!! I love your blog! I am following now so I can be sure to keep up!! :)

  12. Thanks, Krystle! It's awesome to make new friends! :)