Vitamix Fail

I just used our Vitamix to make a peanut butter, banana, blueberry smoothie. It also contains flax seed, grapes, spinach, cranberries, cucumber, chia seeds, strawberries, raspberries, and nectarines. Now, I'm just kicking back and relaxing with my refreshing beverage, courtesy of my own clever Vitamix recipe.

Actually, that's a bit of a lie. A more accurate description would be "my own Vitamix recipe for disaster". It tastes horrible! Just because you can use the Vitamix to blend everything, doesn't mean you should. Also, I didn't have any peanut butter, so I just threw in a bunch of nuts. You can do that with a Vitamix, right?

I'm too much of a cheapskate to throw this out. If only I hadn't made 8 cups! The Vitamix container is so large. It beckons for me to fill it!

It's so healthy. I really should drink it, especially considering that my breakfast today was Red Vines. It smells bad though. It tastes like feet.

Anyone have any advice for another ingredient I can throw in to mask all the other yuckiness? I have some candied ginger from Trader Joes. Might that help?

Mmmm, yummy! Want to come over and help me drink this? You can have as much as you want.


Blog Hop/Linky Party

Welcome to another Not "Baaad" (get it?) Sundays link up. There are 2 things that makes this blog hop special:

1. This Linky is open to all posts that you are proud of. Did you recently post about a great decorating project, craft, or recipe? That's wonderful if you did, but just fine if you didn't. I just want you to link to a post or posts you are proud of.

2. Do you ever find yourself trying not to duplicate posts on blog hops but aren't quite sure what you posted the previous weeks? Problem solved! The Linky from today will return in the future, making it easy to see what you posted last time (and giving you a 2nd chance to visit any great posts you may have missed!)

I do ask that you link directly to your post and include a photo from that post, not just your blog logo. And if you could post my Not "Baaad" Sundays button or at least a link with your post, I'll love you forever! Link up, then get out there and mingle! Don't forget to tell people that you found them through LambAround. That cute lil' lamb button above would look so nice on your site (pretty please?)

Have a terrific weekend, everyone!

Kids are Repulsive. Repulsive!


I did something stupid at work on Friday. Someone forgot their sippy cup of milk in our waiting room and I put in on our lost & found shelf, thinking I would throw it out if no one came for it by that afternoon. Then, I forgot all about it.

It was a hot weekend and we leave our air conditioning turned off when the office is closed. I knew the sippy cup of milk was going to smell sour. But it was so much worse than I'd ever imagined!

The cup LEAKED ALL OVER OUR LOST & FOUND SHELF! Instead of just a cup of sour milk, I entered our office today to find this horrible, milk-jelly stuck to everything. And, of course, when I picked up the funky sippy cup, it quickly spilled onto my dress and our recently-cleaned carpet. As for all the forgotten toys, clothing, and electronics in our lost & found? All plastered onto the shelf in a layer of creamy goop! I had to scrape everything off with a spatula from the break room.

The smell. Oh, the sweet and sour smell of death. Everyone always warns about the many gross things you'll come into contact with when you have a baby. They say you'll be barfed on and peed on, etc., etc. But I never hear anyone mention old milk. If that's a smell that accompanies you into your home and car when you have a baby, count me out! It has been hours and the stench is still clinging to me, despite opening the windows and taking everything outside to the dumpster.

 This photo is from a previous LambAround post, where I actually thought a baby might be in our plan somewhere down the line.

Forget it!

Blog Hop/Linky Party

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I'm actually cleaning the house! If you know me well, you just fell off your chair.


BLOG HOP! Link Up Your Fave Posts

Hi everyone! It's that time again.

THE WEEKEND! No getting up early. No driving during rush hour. No wearing a stupid, uncomfortable bra!


Share your favorite blog posts and find great new blogs to enjoy. Remember, please visit at least 2 linked posts and let them know you found them through LambAround.

Oh boy am I going to be good and lazy this weekend :)

Dream Home Dreaming

We've finally broken ground on our mountain dream home! Can you believe it? Even more surprising, we actually managed to work a good chunk of this list into our actual design.

Original post:

Sexy Nerd wants to move up building our dream home to yesterday. I still don't know what I want though! Yes, it's difficult to decide on things like paint colors, flooring, and appliances. My problem is a bit worse.

Should we build one of those adorable 500 square feet mini houses? A (budget-friendly) mansion? A charming stone cottage?


The internet makes it easy to find great design ideas for building our dream house. The downside is that all my favorite photos combine to make an overpriced, mismatched conglomeration.

According to my Pinterest account, my dream house has:

...a dramatic front entrance...

 ...a charming brick fireplace...

...this eye-catching wall of mirrors...

...stone accents like these...

....a copper apron sink...

...a floor-to-ceiling window...
(Though perhaps the bathroom isn't the most appropriate place for this.)

...a quatrefoil ceiling in the master bedroom...

...a brick ceiling inside the kitchen...

...a curved floor in the guest bathroom...
(But with shorter cabinets and different tile that continues all the way to the door.)

...the cutest little writer's nook...
(No writer's nook. I'm pretty sure this is why I haven't finished my novel yet.)

...this ceiling...
(How did they even create this?)

...a cobblestone floor like this for the patio...
(And maybe inside the house too?) of these rooftop tower dealies...
(Rooftop tower dealies is so much more fun to say than cupola. Try it.)

...a fountain on our rooftop deck...
(Can't have a fountain on the ground with the bears, after all.)

...this brick barrel ceiling inside the dining nook...

 ...a view straight into the backyard when you step through the front door...

...acid stained concrete floors in a shade like this...
...metal accents like this...
(But with nice crisp corners.)

...these windows!

What do you think? Can all my photos be merged into just 1 house? Are the design gods going to strike me down?

Sexy Nerd is ready to build, but based on my saved photos, our house fund is going to need at least a couple (dozen) more years of padding.

Disclaimer: All of these photos are from Pinterest. If a photo belongs to you, please let me know and I will be happy to add a link to your site or remove the photo from this post.

BLOG PARTY! Extra Fun Holiday Weekend Edition


Some of us (me!) even get Monday off. Booyah!

Is that how you spell booyah? When it's capitalized, like above, Blogger is just fine with it. Lowercase, I get the little red squiggly line beneath it. Hmmm.

Have a great holiday weekend, bloggy friends.

No Regrets - Adopt a Pet!

I just posted this, but afterward I continued browsing through all the adorable adoptable pups and found one that I just have to share:

 Alan is very serious. He is available for adoption in San Jose, CA.
Look at his little doggie tie!!!

Okay, back to business.

Today, I have some fancy Google maps to share with you. The first shows all the places in Albuquerque where you can adopt a dog and the second is for cats.

Find Albuquerque Dogs & Puppies

Find Albuquerque Cats & Kittens

These maps are listed at It's a great site for finding a new family member. With 2 dogs (not just 2 dogs - 2 dogs who are insanely jealous of other dogs!) we aren't in the market for a new addition any time soon. It's still fun to browse through all the cute widdle doggie faces on the site though. Sexy Nerd says I'm tempting fate. Whatever.

I have enough self control just to puppy window shop. Though, I'm pretty sure Fluffy belongs at our house. Heidi too. And little Derrick! And Bogart. And they are all in need of a home. Adopting these dogs would be a kind, admirable thing to do. These dogs will make me a better person!

Okay, Sexy Nerd might not be too far off with his concerns.
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