Tara's talking HOLIDAYS!
My holidays are the best ever! I grew up with my mom decorating for every single holiday. She would do inside the house and my dad would do outside. There is a lighting contest in their township and they have won a bunch of times. I’m pretty sure you could see their house from space. I’ve carried on with this tradition and do the same thing now with my kids. For Valentine’s Day I have red candle lights that go in all the windows and a heart-shaped light-up wreath for the front door and a bunch of things for inside the house. For Fourth of July we put small flags all over the yard and red, white and blue lights on the bushes. Right now, it looks like the North Pole threw up all over my house! It takes me about a week to get everything put up.
I can’t really think of a funny holiday story that sticks out because every time my family gets together it’s hilarious and something inappropriate happens! One tradition that I love though is done the day after Thanksgiving. Whoever hosted dinner at their house the day before will have everyone over for leftovers the evening of Black Friday. After we eat, we all watch the movie “Christmas Vacation” with Chevy Chase. This movie was modeled after my dad. We’re sure of it. The house in that movie that causes the electric company to shut down? That’s pretty much how his house looks. It’s my family’s favorite movie mostly because my dad is well-known for stringing together a long, rambling curse with words that are hilarious, not words at all or doesn’t make any sense – just like the famous quote from Chevy Chase: "I want to look him straight in the eye and tell him what a cheap, lying, no good, rotten, far flushing, snake licking, dirt eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood sucking, dog kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat assed, bug eyed, stiff legged, spotty lipped, worm headed, sack of monkey shit he is!!!”
I bought my dad and two brothers a shirt with this quote on it a few years ago. My mom bought us all moose mugs, the same ones used in the movie, that we all use that night:
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Drew and Jenny have spent years being the envy of their friends with their out of control sex lives - well, not really. Mostly it makes their friends want to throw up in their mouths a little.
With two little kids and two busy lives, for the first time, Drew and Jenny aren't on the same page in the bedroom. Drew will stop at nothing to get his previously amorous wife back in the sack and Jenny will do anything for a full night of sleep.
Carter and Claire, and Jim and Liz are their usual (un)helpful selves and are full of advice for the disconnected duo, wanting nothing more than to help restore order to the usually happy couple's lives.
In the third and final installment of the Chocolate Lovers Series, will Drew and Jenny find the spark that's been missing in their marriage, or will the trouble they're having cause a stickier situation than the time Jenny poured honey all over Drew and he fused himself to a tree.
About the Author:
Tara Sivec is a best selling author, wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, short-order cook, genius and albino squirrel hunter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. In her spare time she likes to read, write and cover things in chocolate. Most of her material comes from real life experiences with family and friends. Lucky for them, the names have been changed to protect the innocent (aka, drunk).
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Other Book in the Series:
Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers #1)
Claire is a twenty-something, single mom that grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he’s asleep) toddler a better life.
When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time.
With Carter’s undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire’s panic that her stretch marks and slim to none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.
Warning: includes explicit sex, profanity and enough sarcasm to choke a horse.
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Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers #2)
Carter, Claire and Gavin have formed the perfect little family. Their friends are getting married and everyone is growing up, maturing and ready to face the future. Or are they?
From bachelorette party hell, porn addictions, dinner roll baseball and botched wedding proposals to finding out everyone's extended family is chock full of crazy, Carter and Claire begin to question the strength of the ties that bind them. Unfortunately, these ties have nothing to do with fuzzy handcuffs and everything to do with the mounting differences between them.
Will their friends make a mess of things with their inappropriate comments and need to know everything, or will they convince the couple that happily-ever-after sometimes really can start with beer pong?
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