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 much of a peanut butter fan)

These cooked up in just about 3 minutes in our countertop toaster/convection oven, set to 300F. Keep an eye on your pretzel s'mores. You want to get your marshmallow toasty and your chocolate melty, but not burn your pretzel. It helps to place them close to the upper heat source.

I always strive to be fair, so when this batch was finished, I divided the pretzel s'mores evenly to share with Sexy Nerd, "one for you, one for me" style.

Like this:
"One for you." 

"One for me."

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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 coupon code 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 coupon, I paid only $9 for 5 pieces of designer clothing. That's including shipping!

The ThredUp box actually did arrive in perfect condition. A certain blogger was too excited to see her clothes and ripped into the package before taking a photo.


I will enjoy.
Super-cute pair of pants on top = love

My "OMG, this skirt was only $1.80, shipped" face.

Where do you even find pants like this?

The dogs thought my new/used pants smelled interesting. They actually smelled fine to me, but Pica and Biscuit made me paranoid, so I ran them through the wash.

Uhhh, Biscuit...can I help you with something??

This should be the part of the blog post where I show you my other fantabulous ThredUp deals, which were the pants from the box photo, a fancy blue pair of pants for work, and a cute autumny dress, but Sexy Nerd refused to take any more photos. He said he had too much homework to do. (You know, for his "just for fun" second master's degree.)


ThredUp Coupon: 
BTS15 - takes $15 off your first ThredUp order with no minimum purchase 

100% unrelated topic P.S.
Do you love or hate our river rock fireplace? I'm on the fence.

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 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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