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Link Up with LambAround

Do something FUN this weekend. Get off the internet (after linking up, obviously) and go out to eat, take a stroll to the park, and/or have a hula hooping marathon! I'm hoping to get a certain lazy someone in our house to go for a bike ride with me.

I've been trying all summer long, so we'll see how that goes. He enjoyed it last year and seems to have forgotten!

Pretzel S'mores Recipe

We're overdue for a trip to Costco. While craving the sweet and salty yummyness that is s'mores with pink Himalayan sea salt, I opened our pantry door and discovered a horrible, terrible thing.
No graham crackers!
(As the very person who'd polished off the graham crackers a few days earlier, you wouldn't think I'd have been so surprised, but what can you do?)
Instead of ignoring my s'mores craving in favor of, say, a stalk of celery, I improvised and created a new kind of s'more. Some (Sexy Nerd) will tell you it's better than the original. Others (me) will tell these new s'mores that they're cute, and even that they make a tasty snack, but not to bet on a recurring role in my kitchen. My heart belongs to graham.

Pretzel S'mores Recipe Ingredients: (self explanatory, but I'll get questions if I leave this out!) Mini pretzels Chocolate chips Mini marshmallows
Peanut butter (optional - this way is Sexy Nerd's favorite, but I'm not m…

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?

Pretty! Do men appreciate pretty when it comes to their food?
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:

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
I plan to make the enchilada casserole using fresh green chili (one of the perks of living in Albuquerque) and this chicken recipe:
Shredded Chicken for Enchiladas, Tostadas, Tacos...
Chips and Black Bean and Corn Salad Dip
Cheddar Chive Scones
Which will be served with
Super Easy and Delicious Zucchini Butter
I was going to make these sweet potato fries as well, but sweet potatoes were not on sale this week.

Restaurant Sweet Potato Fries
I have a lot t…

Blog Party - Woot, Woot! (Do people still say "woot, woot"?)

I'm typing this while stuck on hold with Travelocity. Why don't they offer an online chat option? They are an online travel agency, after all!
This call has been going on for close to 40 minutes. That's worth saving $25, right?
Have a great weekend, my bloggy friends!

*Update* My call finally ended and I actually saved $50, not just $25, on our upcoming Alaskan cruise. Totally worth it! (Though, I'm still not sure why it had to take sooooo long!)

Confessions of a (Thrifty) Shopaholic

*For the record, this post is not sponsored in any way whatsoever by ThredUp. I just wanted to share their awesomeness with the world! I also have a ThredUp couponcode to share, for all my fellow nifty thrifty gals, below.
I have a new favorite clothing store. They're online and they won my heart after I placed my first order and saw this: (My shopping soulmate?)
ThredUp sells used clothing and shoes, but only if it's name brand and in excellent/clean/like-new condition. There are things for women and children. You can also sell your top-notch, unwanted clothing, which I'm sure is great for some people. Me? I'm too much of a hoarder to part with any of my clothes and I have the outgrown walk-in closet to prove it.
(Too big? What if I gain weight one day! Too small? Motivation to fit into that again...or for the first time.)
Another big plus? You can search their site for your favorite brands, like Shabby Apple. I did a search for J. Crew and got 2,145 results!
With my c…

Blog Hop/Link Up/McLinky Party (Woo Hoo!)

It's that time again!


You know what I'll be doing this weekend? Planning all the fun we're going to have on our upcoming Alaskan cruise! It will be our 8th cruise but only our first visit to Alaska, so if anyone has any advice on what to see and do while there, please let me know. Fingers crossed for the best vacation ever!

Enjoy the blog party, everyone. Be sure to mingle with your fellow blog-hoppers!

Kitchen Door with Chalkboard Paint

I've been meaning to write a new blog post for a few days. With everything going on in my life right now, there's simply no time.

By "everything", I mean the exact same routine as always. That sounds so much more lazy though! We did recently have our move to Omaha plans squashed (boo hoo) and my insomnia has been worse than usual over the past week, so I think I can get away with a blogging repost this week.

No? There's never an excuse for a repost? But it's such a funny one! At least I'm being honest instead of trying to pass it off as new material.

(The darn date on the picture gave me away!)

As mentioned before, Sexy Nerd gets up insanely early every day (See the time written on the photo? INSANE!) By the time Zombie-me makes it out of bed, he's been at work almost 2 hours. When I came downstairs the other morning, there was a doggy-related message waiting for me on our chalkboard door.


Where's the "All of the Above" option?

Linky Party - Share Your Favorites

I've had too much coffee and green tea today. My intention was to stay caffeinated, but now I just want to lie down and take a nap!
As a friendly reminder, you can click directly on the linked post photo to share it on your Pinterest page and/or you can click the title of the link (below the photo) to go to the page. I'm looking forward to lots of new linked posts this weekend to share via the LambAround Pinterest page!
Ack...too much caffeine.
Have a great weekend, everyone.

Time to Bug Out

First, I'd like to begin this post with a traumatic TMI story. The other night, I was in the bathroom (TMI?) and a spider FELL FROM THE CEILING, landed ON MY BARE LEG, and - this is truly the stuff of nightmares - BIT ME! (!!!!!!) Now my leg is itchy.

Okay, on to the meat of this post. Are there any bug enthusiasts out there?

(You people are CRAZY, but to each their own, I guess.)

We have this weirdo moth/fly thingy in our loft and I've never seen an insect like it before.




Geez our windows are dirty. The last time they were cleaned was...by the previous owners of our house (I assume).

Also, what is this thing??

Share a Post (or Two!) and Increase Traffic to Your Blog

It's that time again.

Not wanting to post my blog hop button? That's fine. But I bet you won't be able to resist my cute new graphic.

(Hee, hee.)
On a side note, I'm typing this up during my lunch break and am in a wonderful mood because of one of the families that was in earlier. They were just so nice! So often, I don't think people really appreciate the effect they can have with their daily interactions. It's nice to know this family is out in the world, brightening the day of everyone they come into contact with.

Also, today's blog post has been sponsored by The LAShop. Their ad is at the bottom of this post. If you could click it a time (or two - kind of a theme today) that would be really nice. There's even a 10% off coupon for The LAShop that you can use. Personally, I was surprised by the variety of products offered by The LAShop, especially when I found these unicycles:

So many unicycles. Crazy!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

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