It's a Dog Tag Wife Life

The musings of a non-conventional, soon-to-be Army Wife

Follow me on my new Blog November 29, 2010

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Hey everyone, in case you didn’t know, I moved my blog over to Blogger. If you visit there, please follow. For every new follower I get, I am donating one dollar to the Wounded Warrior Project. Thanks guys. The new address is


It’s Official, We’re Moving November 23, 2010

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Well, not me and the hunny, we’re here for a little while longer.  However, I am officially going to move my blog over to Blogger today.

I feel like it’s a slight hassle, but I’m hoping that it ends up being a good decision.

So, this will probably be one of my last posts on this blog.

If you want to continue reading about my random ramblings, please visit my new blogger blog over at:

I hope that you’ll join me over there and I’m looking forward to chatting you all more and my new blog design that will be revealed in the future!


Switching Blogs November 19, 2010

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Hey friends out there in the blogosphere, I have a question for you.  I know that my blog is still relatively young, but does anyone have any experience in switching from WordPress to Blogger?   I originally used WordPress because when I used Blogger years ago, it didn’t have nearly as many features as it does now and wasn’t exactly that easy, other than posting.  And that was it.  But like I said, this was several years ago.

But now, to make my blog look better, and have some of the cool features (like Google Docs) that I can’t use now.

If you’ve made the switch, let me know what you think.  Thanks!


Playing Around With Themes November 18, 2010

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I’m just playing around with a new theme for my blog.  I wasn’t sure the other one was quite as fun as I was looking for.  I’m going to keep playing to figure out what suits me best.  I love Uncork and Unwined and ACUs and ABCs new designs.  I wonder if Brea can do one for WordPress too.


Tasty Tuesday: My Favorite Spice November 9, 2010

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Cumin – a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to East India. Its seeds, in ground form, are used in the cuisines of many different cultures. (thanks to Wikipedia)

I adore cumin.  I use it in everything I think needs a little Mediterranean flavor.  Mostly, I put it in couscous.  The hunny wasn’t home for dinner tonight and sometimes, I miss him when I’m cooking, but I actually savored his absence this evening.  It meant I could have couscous as my meal.  The hunny isn’t big into vegetarian food, but I love it. I make couscous and add several types of veggies and it’s one of my favorite things to eat when he isn’t home for dinner.

I also put it in my tacos, it makes a really great smokey flavor.  It goes well on chicken, rice, and a ton of other food.  I love earthy flavors (not stuff that tastes like dirt of course) but cumin has this wonderful, warm, rich flavor, if you haven’t had it.  Plus, it goes well with red and white wine (in my opinion).

Sorry for the short post, it’s been sort of a rough day, work wasn’t kind to me.  You can also tell that by my post from earlier today on why Tuesday is the worst day of the week.


Shhhh, it’s a Secret November 8, 2010

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Ok, this is for those of you who follow my blog pretty regularly.  This isn’t a post that’s going to Facebook because I have a bit of a secret today.  Mostly because I know that both the hunny and my parents (especially our moms) will not like the news I’m about to share with you.  I just found out some great news and don’t have anyone to share it with.


We are so so so excited!!!  We have been wanting to get a companion for our other dog for some time, but nothing seemed to be quite what we wanted.  We fostered a husky puppy earlier this year who was about 8 months old.  We decided then we weren’t ready, puppies are just sooooo much work!  Even one that is 8 months old.  She did get adopted down the street from us so we still get to see her occasionally.  However, we’ve always talked about it and every time a dog comes into our vet, we always say we want to foster.  Usually, they get adopted out before we even have the chance.

Well, a few weeks ago, we started looking again.  We decided to be more particular about our criteria.  We wanted a female dog who was at least a year old and already housebroken.  We’re picky but we knew what we wanted.  Over my course of looking, there was one little girl who kept standing out to me; Chauncy.  Here is how the shelter described her.

“Chauncy is a 2 year old (as of August, 2010) black lab female mix dog. She is super calm and friendly and a real sweety. A lady said her husband found Chauncy 2 years ago as a stray puppy and kept her, but he is out of town traveling most of the time and she has no desire to look after the kids and a dog. The woman called the dog stupid several times and said she sits in the road sometimes and she can’t stand her anymore. We felt so bad for the dog, the way the owner seemed to have no regard for her at all, we took her in. We have found Chauncy to be calm, quiet, intelligent, and compliant. She seems to get along with adults and kids and likes most other animals. We find nothing stupid about her. We hope someone will take pity on her and give her a better home next go around. She is fairly average looking and will have a tough time finding a home. Many adopters want the prettiest dog in the place, or puppies.”

It really broke my heart.  Little D, our current pup, was a rescue also and a black dog (who have a harder time getting adopted).  As a puppy, he was adopted out to a woman who seemed like a perfect fit.  Except not long after adopting him, her job changed.  She was traveling all the time & no longer had time to take care of him.  So she gave him to her son’s friend, a college student.  He left him outside and we’re pretty sure he was abused because of the way he is around men and the way he reacts to certain things.  He got out of his fence and was found wandering the streets by animal control.  Luckily, the organization who had originally adopted Little D out had him microchipped and they took him back.  That’s where we came in and now he’s our little snuggly guy.

We went to visit her and just fell in love.  She tried to get in the car and put her head in my lap when I bent down to pet her, she put her head in my lap and gave me that puppy dog face.  I was done for.  So our little girl will be coming home soon and we can’t wait.  We’re so thrilled that we’re giving this little girl a second shot at life.  Oh, and a better name.  We definitely already love her, but not the name.  We’re still working on it, but she’ll have something cuter in the near future, and something that seems to suit her better. But shhhhhh, it’s a secret for the time being.

Here’s our soon-to-be little girl.


::Insert Happy Dance:: September 17, 2010

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Ok, so this is silly, but I can’t tell you all how stoked I was to come home and see that I had over 50 visits!!!! And I’ve only been at this for two weeks.  That makes me smile 🙂


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