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Monday

27

July 2015

The End of The Newlywed Notebook

Yes, you read that right.

Unfortunately, I have made the heart-wrenching decision to stop blogging here at TNN.

Let me tell you this has certainly not been an easy decision by any stretch of the imagination. As I’ve said over and over again I LOVE blogging. I’ve learned so many life skills by blogging in everything from all that it takes to have and run your own business, to financial and social skills, to even some advanced technological skills. I’ve made so many amazing friends through blogging too, and for all of those things I will be forever grateful.

I’ve really been thinking hard about this for the past few weeks, but if I’m really honest with myself I’ve probably been toying around with the idea for much longer than that. I’ve been a “blogger” for over 3 years now…it’s what I know how to do and a big part of who I am. But I need to do what’s right at this point for me and for my family. I need to actually spend time with my husband again. I need to focus more on my health, especially as we gear up for my big surgery in a few weeks. I need to look forward to the weekends and spend them being lazy with my husband or doing things we love like working on the house, instead of feverishly trying to burn through all the list of things I either have to do for my blog or things I’ve been neglecting because of it. Read more…

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Monday

27

April 2015

7 Netflix Series Your Husband Will Watch With You

If you haven’t already figured it out, Eric and I watch a lot of Netflix. Especially during the winter, we spent many cold nights posted up on the couch running through various tv series. One of our biggest disagreements though is always which tv show to start next after our previous one ends. Eric always wants to watch something action-packed (often involving guts and gore), and I always want to watch some girly drama with a good amount of humor mixed in.

I don’t totally hate what Eric wants to watch and he doesn’t completely despise my shows, but in the past we would often have to take turns compromising on what we wanted to watch. Lately though it seems like we’ve really come across quite a few series on Netflix that we both really enjoy watching. Instead of keeping this marital gold-mine to myself, I thought I’d share our 7 favorite Netflix series here today. If there are any of these you and your hubby have yet to see, make sure you add them to your list!

Today I'm sharing 7 Netflix series your husband will watch with you. Both my husband and I are equally invested in all of these tv shows on Netflix!

{Click on any series title to read a description of the show over on Netflix}

1. Parenthood || Ah, Parenthood. I deeply regret sharing that Eric and I never watched this show when it actually aired. I think we just didn’t start it from the beginning, and once we decided we wanted to watch it the show was too many seasons in and we didn’t want to attempt to try to catch up. Well, I’m please to say that this is easily mine and Eric’s newest favorite series. We watched the first 5 seasons in less than a month and are chomping at the bit for the final season to come out on Netflix. If you haven’t seen this one yet, start watching it TONIGHT! Read more…

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Wednesday

28

January 2015

Another Stella Story | She Did WHAT??!!

Today I bring to you another Stella story…and let me tell you this one is a fiasco.

Apparently I like telling you about Stella’s bathroom habits and incidents this month because I have another bodily fluids story to follow up the one from last week.

So if you remember, when we first got Stella a year and a half ago I was working from home. In dog, this translates to, “I can eat and sleep and poop and play whenever the heck I want! Yay — my life is so great!” Then a few months ago I started working outside of the home everyday, and let’s just say that Stella has been less than pleased. The poor little puppy has to hold her bladder for over 9 hours every single day. And let me just remind you that she is barely 10 pounds. I’m not sure what that translates with regards to the weight of her bladder — all I know is that thing has to be tiny.

She’s actually been pretty good lately with not having any accidents, but some days that litter stinker just can’t make it. Like yesterday, for example. Except what she did yesterday was so much worse than any other accident she’s ever had before. Let me tell you what happened…

Today I'm sharing with you another Stella story complete with all her crazy antics, and how she managed to singlehandedly almost destroy our home.

When I left for work yesterday morning Stella still hadn’t gone to the bathroom for me. Some days are just like that for her. And some of those days she can make it until Eric gets home and some days she just can’t. Yesterday was the latter. Read more…

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Wednesday

14

January 2015

A Classic Poop Story

Those of you who have a dog will completely understand what I mean when I say, “when you have a dog, your life revolves around poop.” I don’t know how many times a day I say the word “poop” now, whether it be in the context of time, frequency, consistency, or location.

So as I’m sure you can imagine, many of my stories worth sharing revolve around poop…most of the time Stella’s.

My most recent story would be a recap of the poop fiasco my entire family had the privilege of enduring yesterday evening. Let me start at the beginning…

Yesterday evening after work, my entire family got together to have dinner to together in celebration of my little brother’s 22 birthday and as a farewell to my Grandparents who were leaving to go South for 3 months. We were all going to meet at my parents house and order in food, so we decide to bring Stella along so she could get out of the house a bit (how dogs don’t go stir-crazy I will never know).

I had to come right from work, so Eric brought Stella over and met me there a little bit after 5:30 p.m. As soon as Stella arrived, she put her crazy-stalker-girl eyes on and ran around the house sniffing everyone and giving kisses. Once she had thoroughly welcomed my family to their own home, she started the second part of her typical routine. You see, whenever a dog goes out to go to the bathroom at my parents house, they get a treat when they come back inside. This is something my dad started years ago and I’m sure very much regrets it to this day. Nevertheless, Stella has discovered that the treats are AMAZING (much better than the healthy crap her mom and dad keep around her house) and that she gets one anytime she goes outside, which is a highly unfortunate combination… Read more…

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Wednesday

7

January 2015

New Year Resolutions for Newlyweds

Well guys, it’s time for the stereotypical New Year Resolutions post.

In all seriousness, I’m not a big fan of these. In fact, ask my husband. Whenever anyone brings up the idea of making New Year’s Resolutions, I tend to silently roll my eyes and tune out.

Why? Because the majority of resolutions made this January are going to be broken before February 1st. We all know it. The problem with the way “resolutions” make themselves out to be created is that once you break them that first time you sleep in instead of getting your butt out of bed to get to the gym, you’re sunk. You might as well stop trying because your resolution has been broken.

And it totally makes sense – why would you want to keep doing something you’ve technically already failed at? I know I wouldn’t. So instead, I try to think of the goals I set for myself for the new year simply as that. Goals. (Yes – Eric does remind me on a weekly basis that it’s really just a matter of word choice, and I’m doing the exact thing I make fun of. Someone give him a call right now and remind him that I say they are totally different.) But at least this way, I feel like goals are things I can constantly continue to work towards throughout the entire year. If I mess up a few days here and there, I’m not sunk. I can just get right back up and keep going. I also think goals are easier to edit and change throughout the year as your life, and your wants and needs change as well.

So let me quick jump down off my high horse here so I can share with you my four goals for 2015. If you’d like to hear what they are, then keep on reading. And if not, that’s totally cool too. I know these posts have the potential to get a little boring. I admit I like reading about other people’s goals and resolutions, but then again, I’m super nosy. Read more…

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