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Jumping On The Year-End Review Bandwagon

Happy New Year! Sexy Nerd and I will be celebrating at the zoo. Yeah, we're fun and dorky like that.

Sitting here trying to eat my toast (yeowch!) it seems like an ideal time to look back on 2011. Let's see...

I stepped outside (waaay outside) my comfort zone and attended Camp Blogaway. It's not something I would do again, but I'm impressed with my shy self for going.We bought 13 acres in the mountains for our future dream home!Sexy Nerd and I became an uncle and aunt...fear of babies be darned.We traveled to Santa Fe (does this still count when you live in Albuquerque?) and San Francisco. Hmmm...what else?
Pica resolved to act smarter in 2011. It didn't stick.
 I showed you my pale, hairy leg. Here at LambAround, being classy is #1.
As for 2012, I'm hoping we'll finally make it to Australia to sight see and visit my family. Sexy Nerd and I have been together 8 years and he still hasn't met my Papa! Craziness.

Will we have a baby in 2012? Don't be silly…

Braces - 3 Weeks In (50+ To Go!)

My teeth are loose - a very unnerving quality as an adult.

You always wanted an up close and personal view of my funky teeth, right?
Despite having the nicest orthodontist in Albuquerque, there's no denying that braces suck! Oh, my poor teeth are killing me. Teenage Me, who swore she would never get braces, is very upset with Grown Up Me! She was right all along.
Seriously, everyone told me that my teeth would hurt for the first few days but then be fine. It has been 3 loooong weeks and my teeth are just as sore as when my braces were put on. Sexy Nerd says I'm a wimp. My boss, the pediatric dentist, says I really shouldn't expect to or try to eat anything solid, like a sandwich (!) until the braces come off and that a liquid diet would be best.
I would probably lose a ton of weight over the next year...but chocolate cake, ice cream, and pudding are all so wonderfully soft!

My Half Asleep Post...

...because I stayed up too late eating Christmas cookies.

Easiest Sugar Cookies

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The key to these yummy, soft sugar cookies is not to over mix the batter. I slice them up into 24 cookies straight out of the oven with a pizza cutter. They're always gone by the end of the day!
These are the cookies I'm bringing to our cookie exchange at work. I had the image above printed at CVS as 4x6 photos. Feel free to "borrow" my recipe card for yourself! I also included the recipe with each of my Christmas cards this year. You know, the 3 cards I got into the mail. How can Christmas possibly be here already?!

Link Your Favorite Posts! BLOG HOP

Come share your awesome blog posts! And don't forget to enter my FREE EGGS coupon giveaway. It ends tonight and a whopping 4 people have entered so far. With 4 prize packs to send out, at this point you're almost guaranteed to win!

4 Winner Giveaway! Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs

*Update*
This giveaway has ended and the 4 lucky winners have been emailed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter!

Just in time for all your holiday baking, I'm giving away 4 Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs coupon prizes! The odds of winning are HIGH, especially because this giveaway ends in just 4 days.

What can you make with Pasteurized Eggs? Anything you would make with regular eggs, of course. Recipes involving raw eggs (chocolate chip cookie dough, anyone?) are especially perfect for these. Might I suggest a little Chicken Mayonnaise?
The Prizes There are 4 prizes that include 1 coupon for $2 off 2 dozen eggs and 1 coupon for $0.75 off 1 dozen eggs. One of these 4 prizes will also include 1 coupon for a FREE dozen eggs!
How to Enter Like all my giveaways, there are a ton of entry options. Choose whichever one (two, three, etc.) you want! Just leave a comment for each.




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Link Up/Blog Hop with LambAround

It's time for another Not "Baaad" Sundays blog hop! Share any post you're proud of.
As for me, I will be going out to see either Midnight in Paris or 50/50 today, hopefully with Sexy Nerd...though I'm sure he'll say "But I hate going to the movies! Can't we just watch those at home?! I don't want to see either of those movies anyway!" just as soon as I tell him.
(fuddy duddy)

We're Reluctantly Engaged!

Our engagement was a bit of an uncomfortable situation. We'd hardly been dating a year and, having just gotten out of the Worst. Relationship. Ever. (with this loser, if you're wondering), which had been a twisted, rapey mess, I was barely keen on dating Sexy Nerd. Valentine's Day weekend, he checked us into a local hotel for a "romantic surprise". Ummm...yeah.

Room service arrived with champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and to sprinkle rose petals on our bed. Yes, rose petals on our bed! Supposedly, the plan was for them to do this while we were out to dinner, but they were running behind and instead set this up right in front of us. Awkward, you think? Oh yes.

I was feeling pretty mortified by the rose-petals-by-strangers incident. Almost as soon as the two men from room service had closed the door, Sexy Nerd got down on one knee and pulled out an engagement ring. This is the part where, on TV and in movies, the lucky girl bursts into tears and throws h…

Blog Hop! Not Baaad Sundays Link Party

Brrr! It's our first snowy day of the season here in Albuquerque, NM. I'm blogging beneath an electric blanket and am planning to veg out in my pajamas and drink hot apple cider all day. How about you?
Have a wonderful weekend, my bloggy friends!