Label Game 2

For Label Game 1, please click here! :)

At the recommendation of my coworkers, I decided to try Blue Bell ice cream. It was okay. One particular ingredient seems very odd to me though. See if you can guess which one. (insanely unhealthy!) ingredient breakdown for almonds?? Almonds are just almonds! I don't think I'll be buying Blue Bell ice cream again in the future.

Made with loving care indeed!

Digital Scrapbook Page of the Week

(Click the photo for a larger image)

If anyone wants to know more about Captain Howie, (Sexy Nerd and I do not recommend him!) click the "Who Are These People?" button.

New Bed + $35 Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY

A few years ago, Sexy Nerd and I spent 3 weeks apart while my mom and I visited family in the Seychelles. Although he made it seem like he didn't want me to leave, Sexy Nerd was secretly looking forward to it. He had a surprise planned. For years, I had wanted to buy a pretty new bed, just like this one:

Unfortunately, being a full-time student and working as a Pizza Hut manager didn't leave me with any money to actually buy a bed. Sexy Nerd was also a poor college student. What to do, right?

Build a bed, of course!

It took up the entire bedroom in our rental house!

Of course, we have since moved into our own house and our tastes have changed. Want to guess where I am heading with this?

Fear not, my bloggy friends. Although the photo above looks like a hopeless mess, our bedroom remodel is actually close to finished (with more photos coming soon!) One of the last steps is to sand down this ginormous bed and restain it a dark brown. *Ugh!*

We're quite tempted to move this bed into the guest room, as is, and just buy something new. I've been browsing through the cheap bedroom furniture from CSN. Sure, a new bed wouldn't have any sentimental value, but it also wouldn't need any work!

Would you take the hard-working route and risk splinters and polyurethane headaches to save this bed? If so, you're a Sexy Nerd! I think you know who I am (hint: Sexy Nerd has never posted on this blog, despite my pleading).

What's that, you say? You don't care about our cruddy remodel or do-it-yourself bed story? Geez! We'd better get on to the main event!

$35 CSN Stores Gift Certificate Giveaway! 

It may not be enough for a new bed, but there are plenty of other things you can buy with $35 at, like:

I would use this to make my all-time favorite dessert - Baked Alaska

Incidentally, if anyone out there is wondering what Lamb would like for Christmas, think of this as one of those *hint, hint* kind of blog posts! I will be randomly selecting a winner on or around October 14, 2010. This giveaway is open to all U.S. and Canada residents.

Enter by doing one or any combination of the following (you only need to comment once saying what you've done - not 8 times!):

Worth 5 entries! Register for HauteLook through my referral link by clicking here (quick, easy, and no purchase necessary).

Worth 2 entries! Follow LambAround on Facebook (see the left sidebar).

Worth 1 entry! Follow me through Google Friend Connect (at the top of this blog).

Easy, right? Good luck!

This Giveaway is CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Because White Doors Are No Fun

When we remodeled our kitchen, we painted the door to the laundry room with chalkboard paint. Let me tell you, if you don't have a chalkboard in your house, you are missing out! It is so much fun to write wacky messages together!

The paint was a little tricky to obtain. They keep it locked up at Lowes, where I suppose it will be safe from all those elementary school teachers with bad intentions. We can only hope, right?

Biscuit mostly speaks Spanish.

 It's a long story.

Christmas in August? Sure, why not!

Cartoon Sexy Nerd never leaves home without his trusty Pocket Protector

Neither of us speaks Spanish, (other than a few phrases we remember from college) but the phrases are supposed to say something about our dog Biscuit hiding under the safety of the table and searching for her turtle. If our online translator can be believed, it does.

 Note that Pica is shedding profusely, like usual. She does not speak Spanish and is just mocking poor Biscuit, who I must say looks quite charming in her little cartoon sweater.
Donde esta mi tortuga!


We had planned to update our chalkboard door with a new design for every holiday, special event, etc., but we've been having too much fun making fun of our dogs (with love, of course!) with this design to change it. Does anyone else out there love making fun of your dogs?

Menu for Sexy Nerd's Birthday Dinner

Thanks to everyone who offered recipe ideas for Sexy Nerd's birthday! I was having a tricky time deciding what to make, but luckily a great idea occurred to me. I asked him what he wanted! It's such a simple concept, right?

He said anything would be fine and that he's sure whatever I made would be delicious, which is sweet but also so very not helpful! After a little pestering, he decided on green chili chicken enchiladas.

Here is the menu:

Which will be made using fresh green chili (one of the only benefits to living in Albuquerque) and this chicken recipe 

Which will be served with

I was going to make these sweet potato fries as well, but sweet potatoes were not on sale this week.

I have a lot to do today - not everything can be fancy!

I also need to make dinner for tonight and something for Sexy Nerd to take into work for his birthday tomorrow (you know, like if he were in elementary school? Silly engineers!) In a lucky coincidence, I have the day off work. My plan is to make everything today so that there is less to do when I get home from work tomorrow. I started making the chicken in the Crock Pot last night, which was a great idea except for one thing. Around 4am, I woke up because I smelled chicken. Well, really I woke up because I smelled something and shot up in bed thinking 


I've been awake ever since and am ready to tackle my day of cooking just as soon as I pull myself away from the computer.

Pretty New Living Room Pillow

Guess what! I am a lucky duck. I entered the giveaway for a homemade stenciled pillow on the Cheap Chic Home blog and actually won! I never win anything!

Isn't it pretty? I put it in our little reading nook in the living room.

Isn't it just the cutest little pillow ever?

On a quick side note, my bloggy friends, Wednesday is Sexy Nerd's birthday (he's so old!) I want to make him a romantic dinner after work. If you have any ideas, please send me a link. Thanks!

Oh, and did I mention that it should also be inexpensive and fairly easy to make? I'm sure you knew that already ;)

Savory Zucchini Pancakes

These are very simple to make. We eat them as a snack but they would also make a great side dish. The recipe below is for 2 people.

Sexy Nerd has been growing a lot of zucchini in his garden.

Why he wrapped the larger zucchini in plastic is anyone's guess.

 Beat 2 eggs.

Personally, I think photos of beating eggs are fun.


Coarsely grate 1 zucchini. There is no need to peel it.

If you're looking for a review of my Kitchen Aid food processor, I'm sure there will be one posted one day. For now, just know that I am not a fan (it leaks!)

Mix 1 cup of zucchini in with your eggs. There is no need to drain any moisture from the zucchini.

Mix in 1/2 a cup of pancake mix. Does it concern me that Sexy Nerd and I go through several of these 10 pound bags a year? A little.

Oooooh, drippy.

Mix in a pinch of onion salt, a dash of garlic powder, and a generous sprinkling each of curry powder and italian seasoning. I love curry powder so I tend to add at least a tablespoon. Sexy Nerd, however, is not much of a curry powder fan.

Drop spoonfuls onto a hot, nonstick pan. Cover.

These are set to about medium-low so that the zucchini has time to become tender.

Personally, I like to use my Proctor Silex griddle for things like pancakes.

Ours was a steal at Bed Bath and Beyond because it had a broken leg. It cooks the same, with or without 2 legs!

Check them in a few minutes. They should be ready to flip.

Toward the end of making pancakes, do you ever get impatient and just throw all the remaining batter onto the pan? I do. I'm the same way with cookies.

Really, they taste the exact same and you can always cut them into smaller pancakes after they start cooking.

Bonus points if you spotted Pica lurking in the shadows.

The perfect snack for Sexy Nerd's painting break!

Kitchen Pig is a fan.

Ta da!
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