Advertising Policy

This policy is valid from April 2012.

The Nerd’s Wife is an eclectic mix of life lessons, photography, recipes, reading and nerdy things.

Each month, we receive more than 10,000 unique visitors with 20,000 page views.

We have more than 650 email subscribers, 950 Facebook fans and 1,800 Twitter followers.

And we’re continually growing!

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Disclosure Statement

This policy is valid from December 2009.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Arena Blake, The Nerd’s Wife. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will always be identified as paid or sponsored content. Some ads on this web site are affiliate ads (we get compensated a tiny tiny bit if you click and buy a product from that company.) We abide by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. In some cases, compensation received may influence the topics or posts made on this web site.

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Authors I’ve Met

Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve had the chance to meet several wonderful authors that I adore.
Here’s a list of the literary masters I’ve met:
Holly Black
Holly Black, author of White Cat and Zombies vs. Unicorns
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Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot
, author of Insatiable and contributor to Zombies vs. Unicorns
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Follower her on Twitter.
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness
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Follow Margaret on Twitter.
Kristen Miller
Kirsten Miller, author of The Eternal Ones.
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Andrea Cremer
Andrea Cremer, author of Nightshade.
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Follower her on Twitter.
Scott Westerfeld
Scott Westerfeld, author of Leviathan and Behemoth, and contributor to Zombies vs. Unicorns
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Justine Larbalestier
Justine Larbalestier, author of Zombies vs. Unicorns
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Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver and Linger
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Charlaine Harris
Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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Wishful Wednesday: Christmas Edition

Wishful Wednesday

As you know, I’m an avid blog stalker. I love finding these blog carnivals and reading about their assigned topics. What a great idea to have many different bloggers give their insight on one topic! This is Wishful Wednesday over at The Seattle Smith’s and I thought I’d participate.

Here’s the topic: “I wish … Santa would have remembered ________ on my list!”

There really isn’t a whole lot that I wish I would have gotten for Christmas. As you’ve read, I got a really good haul this year!

But, there is *one* thing that I was hoping to get that I didn’t come away with. This *amazing* necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs would have made me very happy:

Maybe it will be a nice Valentine’s Day or birthday present. I just have to convince The Nerd that the reason I don’t wear necklaces is because I don’t have *this* necklace. :)

And now, for your viewing pleasure, some photos from the Christmas celebration with my side of the family. You got to see our family photos yesterday, but now here are some photos of everyone opening their presents!


River had lots of presents. She got a Pooh Bear doll from The Nerd and me, a Pooh Bear tree house from Nanna and Pappy, some adorable clothes and a toy vacuum from Brad & Jet!


Riv was so excited, she couldn’t wait to get it out of the box!


She really loves Pooh Bear!


Brad got some super-sweet sunglasses! (And the Game of Life!)


Here’s Jet looking at some of Hyrum’s haul: a Baby Bjorn carrier, a singing bear and a singing octopus!


Isn’t their family so cute?

Sadly, I didn’t get any photos of James and me, or Nanna and Pappy. :( I was too absorbed by the babies to photograph much else!

I got the complete set of Sookie Sackhouse books (the books that True Blood is based on).

James got Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. We now own every BSG show/film ever made. Score.

Pappy got a novel on revelation. He’s reading it now.

Nanny got an awesome frame that says “Nanna and Pappy’s House” and lists their grandchildren.

Awesome presents, right?

What do you wish that Santa had brought that he didn’t? I’d love to hear your wish lists!

Thanks for looking!

Welch Family Photo Shoot

It’s been a pretty crazy week, and I’ve been putting my new Canon Digital Rebel XS to good use!

My family is all gathered at my parents’ house — Brad, Jet and Hyrum drove in from New Mexico and Andy, Alex and River came in from Mt. Pleasant, and MeMa came in, too — to celebrate Christmas. With two grandbabies in one place, my Mom decided it would be time to take family portraits.

And who better to take family portraits than the child-less daughter with a brand new digital camera?


This is the group family shot!

Later in the day, it started snowing! Of course, we went outside and took individual family pictures!


Don’t Alex and River look like models?


Their whole family loves tasting snowflakes!


Andy and River having such a good time!


Brad, Jet and Hyrum. I absolutely love this shot!


Isn’t Hyrum so cute on top of Brad’s shoulders?


Nanna and River had to go out in the snow!


Aren’t they adorable?


Nanna, River, Pappy and Hyrum — this is one of my favorites!


And last but not least, the Nerd and me. I didn’t get a chance to edit ours like everyone else’s. We don’t have kids, so we don’t matter as much. :)

I took so many pictures, and I’m going to post many of them in a photo album on Facebook. If you’d like to download copies of any of them, add me as a friend.

It was a fun day, and I think we got a lot of really neat photos. 

Thanks so much for looking!

Christmas on the Beach

The Nerd’s parents recently moved to the Texas coast. This was a very beneficial move for us, because we get to go to the beach whenever we visit.

That’s why I was super excited to head out Saturday morning for our Christmas visit. They rented a beach house in Port Aransas for the festivities. It was a great house, despite the tacky sea horse statues and the lamps that looked like fish mouths (seriously).

On Sunday, we decided to go for a walk on the beach to watch the sunset.


This is Kate and Paul. They agreed to be my guinea pigs for silhouette photos.


I think this turned out very nicely. :)


Here are the four of us together.


I really like this shot of The Nerd and me.


Here are our shadows. :)

When we got back from dinner, the Christmas festivities ensued. Lots of wine and beer was imbibed.


Yum! Leftover Wedding Wine!

Then the fun began…Here are photos of everyone opening their presents from us!


Kate got a sweater from us. The color will compliment her beautiful blue eyes.


The Nerd’s mom, an avid quilter, got a a coffee table book about American Quilts.


Paul got a belt buckle flask. It’s awesome! :)


Lonnie got some fishing shirts, a necessity.


The girls modeled their present bows (made from awesome ribbon from the Container Store!)

It was a great trip and we had so much fun.

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