Single in Sin City

A good girls survival guide to dating in Las Vegas

THANK YOU!!!!

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Thank you to Relationships Reinvented for nominating me for the Blog of the Year Award. I am flattered and honored because I really love your blog! Thank you and thank you and thank you! 2013 was a trip. I have grown more in the last year than I could ever imagine. While I am definitely ready to reach a point of stability and security in my life, I am just not there yet. I am hopeful! I am happy! I am lame!! (oops that slipped)

Writing helps me but so does reading what the talented writers of the Word Press community have to share as well as trying to help the people who contact me. It is on that note that I will share the rules of the award…..but first go to Relationships Reinvented’s blog. It’s impressively written by twin flames that were able to unite. Pretty neato!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1. Select another blog(s) who deserve the award;

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;

3. Include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

I love ALL the blogs I follow. I may not always comment, but I’m always reading.

  • Dating Dramas of a Thirty Something: She is waiting for her happily ever after…I get it. So am I!
  • A Series of Very Bad Decisions: Dating does suck. Her blog consists of her struggles in finding a suitable suitor. Plus she’s funny!
  • Like Crazy: She was one of the  first blogs I started following. I love reading about her college, romantic and life adventures.
  • Break Room Stories: Hilarious! It’s a blog about the life of a waiter. It actually includes many contributors.
  • Why I Can’t Stop Reading: It’s a book review blog! Do I really need to say anything else. I love me some books!
  • Vegas Thoughts: He takes podcasts of Vegas nightlife. You know I am born and raised here but I don’t really “know” the nightlife. I  chose a different path when I was in my 20’s and I am actually kinda sheltered. The videos are entertaining!
  • Chin up Chest High: A blog about a man and his struggles in love and life. I enjoy reading your posts and they usually give me a different perspective.
  • Congeez: She’s a fairly new blogger but I will always admire a strong-willed and independent woman.

There are sooo many more I could highlight. These are really only a handful but they are worth checking out.  I know many people tease about the blog awards but I think at the minimum they are a way to support other writers. I love the fact that ANYONE reads what I write and I am especially flattered that they liked it enough to nominate me. For now I will say thanks again, Happy New Year, and keep writing!

Look out 2014!!! Here I come!

Until Next Time….Ciao

January 5, 2014 Posted by | Blogging Awards, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Versatile Blogger in the House!

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Thank you my dear Audrey for the nifty, neato nomination! I am always honored that anyone reads the junk I write. I appreciate it more than I can put in words. It’s just super, off-the-hook cool!

So thank you to the lovely and remarkable Audrey of Like Crazy. I’m not one to buy into conspiracy theories, but if you don’t visit her site you’re doomed for one week of bad hair days. It’s true…I read it on the internet.

The point of the award is to recognize the giver and to pay it forward to other bloggers..

Here are da rulz:

Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven Interesting things:

1. If I were I song, I’d be “Every Woman” probably the Whitney Houston version because that’s my era.

2. I love 2 Chainz, Taylor Swift, Prince and One Republic. I don’t know whats wrong with me.

3. My top three favorite men in Hollywood (my absolute fav’s) are Alexander Skaarsgard, Fifty Cent, and Channing Tatum. In that order…I love variety.

4.  I watch Shrek, Space Jams, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit alone..I don’t care..I love it! (Like Icono Pop)

5.  I dream in color and quite often have conversations and see memories of people who I no longer speak with or who have passed away. I’ve had dreams so real, I wake up in tears.

6. I’ve never had a one night stand

7. I believe in reincarnation AND I’m Christian

Now here are my fantastic nominees..go check them out please! (I LOVE every.single.blog I follow!)

1.  Why I can’t stop reading

2. Cotswold Girl

3. Matt Reviews Movies

4. Second Thoughts Twice

5. Dating Dramas Of a Thirty Something

6. Smile Calm

7. Unconventional

8. A Series of Very Bad Decisions

9. Relationship Reinvented

10. An Open Secret

11. Another Single Womans Blog

12. 1001 Ways to Love Me

13. The Office Inbetweener

14. Chin up Chest High

15. Reject Reality

November 11, 2013 Posted by | Blogging Awards, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

WordPress Family Award…Awe: I love you guys too!

wordpress-family-awardI am so very flattered that I was nominated for the Family Award. It doesn’t matter what someone may think or not think about these awards. I am always honored that ANYONE reads my stuff. In addition to reading it, every once in a while, someone really likes what I have to say enough to nominate me. All I really wanted to do when I started this blog is help others through my blunders. I think I am doing that! Maybe not on a huge scale, but I have had some serious talks with a couple of people and I really think I have helped their outlook on dating. The fact that I no longer worry about players or dating drama proves my theory and now that I am dating a great guy (um no I’m not on my way to the alter-that would deserve an entire post not a side note geesh) just adds to the credibility of my philosophy. BUT back to the topic at hand. I found very early on that reading other people’s thoughts, opinions, and experiences was infinitely more rewarding than writing. GO figure right? I started by connecting with single people like me and then I expanded. There are so many beautiful writers on WordPress..especially Clark Kent..who constantly challenges me to not run from pain but to embrace it and let love shine through instead.  Through his encouragement and my STRONG desire to not repeat past mistakes, I am breaking my normal patterns and becoming a better person. I thank you for taking an interest in what little ole me even has to say and I SUPER thank you for nominating me!  (OK I just WAAAAY exceeded my mushy limit but I mean what I wrote too.) Life really is a trip and I never thought in a million years I would be where I am right now; but my heart tells me I’m exactly where I need to be. I’ve stepped away from my usual behavior, I’m scared, I’m clueless, and I’m just trying not to be as stupid as I used to be….so there.

So..Here’s Da Rulz:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love

My nominees are as follows:

1. Confessions of an Online Dater – Yes I’ve nominated her before but this is the WordPress Family Award. I feel like I know her and I cheer for her new relationship-lol!

2. New Single Guy – Same story (except he’s NOT a she)…PLUS we have a couple of things in common like hometown and that whole”I married my high school sweetheart” thing.

3. Chronicles of the Romantically Challenged – Man if there is one person who has had WORSE dating experiences than me its her. (Your day is coming..I know it!) She’s funny, she’s real, and from her posts she has great taste in shoes!

4. Memoirs of a Mom Who Ticks – She is a better writer than me by far and 99.9% of her posts make me smile. (I didn’t like it when you dissed Mumford and Sons) but other than that you’re cool people!

5. ddeashion – This is one of the first people I started following. I love hip hop and his ideas on fashion and news. 

6. Diary of an Aspiring – What an inspiration. Keep up the great writing.

7. Simple Tom – I don’t think there is anything simple about you.

8. Fashion for Lunch – Need I say more?

9. The DAFT Diaries – This is one awesome woman! Creative and witty..I love her style.

10. Harsh Reality – Yep he sure does call it like he see’s it! This is one opinionated man! I respect anyone who speaks their mind.

 

April 23, 2013 Posted by | Blogging Awards, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Thank you AGAIN!!

Thank you to angelicreader for nominating me and I HIGHLY recommend you check out the blog. Its a great way to discover reviews and perhaps learn about books you didn’t know existed.  I hate to get all mushy but it is really moving that someone appreciates what I have to share. So thank you and thank you and thank you!

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The rules are very simple – The rules for the Liebster are to thank the person who nominated you, answer the 11 question they have asked you, nominate 11 other people and ask them 11 questions in return. According to the guidelines the Liebster award should be sent to bloggers with less than 200 followers so that new bloggers can see how awesome they are!

Here are my answers to the 11 questions:

1. What was the first thing you thought when your received this nomination? Wow someone thought my blog had value!

2. What are your biggest fears? To die alone-oh and opening those tin cans of biscuits..perhaps a fatal biscuit opening event where no one is around to help.

3. Why did you start a blog? To help educate myself and others about dating in sin city.

4. If you could have anything in the whole world right now, what would it be?(not necessarily in this order)  A tiara, a pony and a boyfriend that is an incredible kisser-I love a good kisser…

5. When you get that pay check / allowance each month what is the first thing you do with it? bills, savings, etc – Really a bunch of boring grown up stuff.

6. If your inner child could talk to you, what would it say? Dance Sara Dance!

7. What is your dream job? To own a dance studio

8. Everyone has an addiction, what is yours? Bubble gum…I just found Orange Crush flavored Hubba Bubba..mmmmhmmmm

9. What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Make coffee 🙂

10.What is your favourite cartoon character and why? Gotta be Miss Piggy. She was the first true diva I ever saw and she has great taste in shoes and she kicks butt. I love a diva that kicks butt.

11. What is the motto you live by? “Don’t tread on me” just kidding hahaha I guess I’ve never given that much thought. Maybe “If at first you don’t succeed, get up and try again.”

HERE’s My questions:

1. Why did you start your blog?

2. What do you want to be when you grow up?

3. Who do you consider your role mode?

4. What’s your favorite color?

5. What’s your favorite movie?

6. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

7. If you could have three wishes, what would they be?

8. What’s your favorite song?

9. What did you dream about last?

10. Is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit? Explain? (um I’m kinda running out of ideas)

11. If you were an animal, what would you be?

Okay so you have my questions..Here’s my nominees….wait for it………

  1. New Single Guy  – Always great to hear about single life from the other side…plus I married my HS sweetheart too-I can relate.
  2. Chronicles of the Romantically Challenged – She cracks me up! New blogger but a very entertaining writer
  3. Confessions of an Online Dater – We both started our blogs around the same time-love reading her adventures
  4. Diary of an Aspiring – You are one of a kind my dear!
  5. Masterdaterblog – Another very new blogger but she’s good!
  6. Stacey’s Adventures – “It all started with a dream to move to Alaska.”
  7. Patinspire – LOVE the motivation..Keep it coming
  8. Singleisfunny – Sometimes singe is funny but your posts are great!
  9. Project Southsea Blog – very good writer with an interesting perspective on life
  10. Like Crazy – I like reading about the adventures of the next generation of professional women- um I’m not old yet – but college seems a little bit away-Keep rocking girl!
  11. Loveactually2013 – this is a brand new blog but I love reading it so far!

Congrats to all. I LOVE every single blog I follow!  Remember this award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers. Pay it forward and recognize other new writers!!! xoxoxoxo – – Ciao

February 25, 2013 Posted by | Blogging Awards, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 7 Comments

Inspiring!

I guess I can be inspiring! Nice! Seriously, when I started the blog it was out of shock of what the dating world was like. I can honestly and truly say that marriage is hard. BUT it is waaaaay easier than dating. So I decided to write, share and hopefully help someone else. What I never ever expected or realized existed was such an amazing group of writers in the blogging community. I receive way more than I give from everyone. I am happy, humbled and honored for the third award. Yeah but enough of the mushiness. A special thanks to a very insightful man (um yes I believe they exist.) He’s romantic and in-tune with his emotional needs which is amazing in any person. I love reading his stuff..Thank you Prinze Charming for the nomination. I hope everyone takes a minute to check out his stuff cuz it’s worth it!

I’ve been working on so many house projects this weekend that I’ve actually been writing this for three days 🙂 I just noticed I was nominated again and I promise to follow-up ASAP!

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The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Here are the rules of the award:
1.) Display the award logo on your blog.
2.) Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.) State 7 things about yourself.
4.) Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.
5.) Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back.

Okay so here goes….7 things about me

1.) I am addicted to bubble gum. My favorite is bubblicious grape flavored and it is hard to find.

2.) I miss someone terribly that I will never be able to lay eyes on again.

3.) I am a dancer at heart and used to teach hip hop to adults at a local studio and would love to find the time to do so again.

4.) I have two amazing sons.

5.) I sing in the car at the top of my lungs.

6.) I am terrified of those cans of biscuits that you have to peel the paper off of to open. The pop scares the beejesus out of me.

7.) I wish I didn’t have to date.

My 15 Nominees…go visit their site or something terrible may happen like a hangnail or a bad hair cut…

PS: I love everybody I follow!!

1.) Mitch Being Honest – I love an honest man 🙂

2.) Memoirs of a Mom Who Ticks – I can relate to her ventures as a single mom

3.) Danny Does Vegas – Thank you for all the ideas of things to do in Las Vegas

4.) Clark Kent – Simply a beautiful mind

5.) The Daft Diaries – I really find your posts entertaining

6.) Theinnerwildkat – An incredibly talented writer and one of the first blogs I ever followed

7.) What Would Matt Say – I like to follow his stuff, it’s good!

8.) Sea Play Photography – Breathtaking photos

9.) Modernideals – New blogger like me but good stuff!

10.) Fishing for Fish – I am too!! Love it!

11.) Maggiejustmaysaythis – She is a great writer and I love her stuff.

12.) Women Cyclists – Coffee and dog lover = a  great person

13.) Stereotypical Man – Yeah he is and its awesome!

14.) Created – create.it – Great writer and I love the pictures shared!

15.) Vagenda Vixen – She’s off the charts and I love it.

CHECK THEM OUT—–They’re GREAT!!!

February 10, 2013 Posted by | Blogging Awards, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 16 Comments

Versatile Blogger! THANK YOU!!!

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I am very honored to be nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. What a SUPER community I recently had the privilege to become a part of. WOWSAS!!! Now if only I could find a steady boyfriend….oops I’m derailing again…

I’d like to thank vivaciousdeb at http://vivaciousdeb.com/ for nominating me and I highly recommend reading her blog. She’s a hoot! As far as the award goes…..Here are Da Rulz…

The Rules:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your website

2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award

3. Present up to 15 awards to deserving bloggers

4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself

Here are some blogs I feel deserve this award:

The next part is to share 7 interesting things about myself. Okay please don’t laugh too hard.

  1. I am OCD about my food being in a particular order when I check out at the grocery store. I am VERY particular about it.
  2. I love rap music and can rap almost every song Tupac wrote. (don’t judge me I really really like rap music)
  3. I love peanut butter – I REALLY love peanut butter
  4. I cry at Shrek-every time. (um yes I know it ends happy and that’s why I cry. I love romantic endings)
  5. I sucked my thumb until I was 8. (I have no idea why I have such straight teeth-it’s like a fluke of nature.)
  6. I love Martial Arts and am currently working on getting my yellow belt in Taekwondo (I should have it next month and yeah I’m kinda a bad a&*-lol)
  7. When I was a kid I had an imaginary family. They were the Upsidedown Family and Sally was my age. (They lived in my laundry room.)

Thanks again Vivaciousdeb!!!!!

January 17, 2013 Posted by | Blogging Awards | , , , , | 8 Comments

Thank You and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

ImageI am so excited to receive my first Blog of The Year Award! I started this blog as a way to sort through my dating experiences and help people along the way.  I really appreciate Kitt Crescendo from theinnerwildkat.wordpress.com and all of her support. Her writing is original and just pure awesome sauce! Yep I say Awesome Sauce

Here are the rules for Blog Of The Year 2012 (Thankfully, they’re simple):

  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog side sidebar … and start collecting stars…

I’d like to thank Kitt again for this honor and recommend you check out her blog because it rocks-just sayin! I am sharing this award with some great people whose writing has made me laugh and inspired me during the beginnings of my crazy journey. PS: I know some of you are like “Geez Sara it’s not 2012.” It’s just one day-whats the big deal?…It’s the thought that counts and these writers are good so chill… 

January 2, 2013 Posted by | Blogging Awards | , , , | 6 Comments