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I Spent Over 6 Hours Working On This Post!

I'm so excited to see you! Today is my SITS Day and I was hoping you would be able to stop by. You do know what it means to have my SITS Day, don't you?
Paaaaar-tay Time!

Welcome to my LambAround party! Let me start out by introducing myself. I’m Lamb, a newlywed who has been known to place shirts into the washing machine one color and have them come out another. My hubby, Sexy Nerd, never, ever asks me to do his laundry. My blog provides an often humorous peek into my life, with focus on my cooking and decorating attempts. If you'd like to know more, please click here. If you enjoy stories about weddings gone wrong, I promise you won't be disappointed. Our male wedding officiant, Captain Howie, showed up late, wearing a skirt, and tried to make me climb a tree branch over a fishpond while in my wedding gown!

Oh, and there was a bit more to the stuffed animal in the washing machine story than the SITS site told you. Yes, I was worried about my lamb being washed. Guess what? It came out missing an ear! This is one of those "told 'ya so" stories to hold over my mom for life.

But enough about me. Can I offer you some munchies?

 Cornbread muffin, anyone? They're filled with hot dogs and spinach and they taste much better than they sound (promise!)

I was just showing the other SITS ladies some photos from our last cruise. We've cruised Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. We've seen some beautiful places, but of all my cruise photos, this one is my favorite. We returned to our room to find a cute towel-animal dog. Unfortunately, the room steward had forgotten to refill our fruit bowl. We wanted to get his attention in a way that would ensure he did not forget again.

On vacation, you need to make an extra effort to eat healthy!
Speaking of fruit, here's Kitchen Pig to offer you a drink.

 He's not just any party animal. He's a party pig.

You'd love a tour of my home? Well certainly, my dear! Here are some Before and Afters. Sexy Nerd and I are remodelholics.

Well, technically I just supervise, but when you think about it, isn't that the most important part?

Guest Bathroom (complete with a magical mirror washing machine)

What fun is a Master Bedroom without a fireplace?

What say we just pretend that pesky little cord isn't there. 

Built-In Bookcase, sans the books

Kitchen with 2 islands

Here's that second island. Sexy Nerd says that now we have an archipelago.

Our Living Room. Much cozier now!

More of the Living Room. Sexy Nerd added the closet and the accent wall.

Our pride and joy (and finally almost finished!) - our Master Bathroom

 Master Bathroom Shower. No glass-scraping for us anymore!

We'd better skip the backyard. There's an unexplained fungus on the loose.

Our poor cherry tree never saw this coming!

It's so important to me to show you SITS gals a fun time today. I know, we'll have a contest!

How does a CSN Gift Certificate sound? You could use it to buy a flowering tea set (and, you know, invite your good pal Lamb over for tea).

Heck, you SITS bloggers are so fun. We may as well have two contests!

Fingers crossed that you win this assortment of spices!

Now, gather 'round everyone. The best part of any good party is the gossip. Did I ever tell you about the funny time that Sexy Nerd was was feeling a little bit "lovey"? He had candles lit and wine and suggested that I put on a sexy outfit. I changed into something skimpy, somewhat covered by an equally skimpy, see-through robe. Being Mr. Smooth Talker, he came up to me and said in his sexiest voice, "Oooh, you're wearing layers. I'll have to take them off. You're like an onion."

Oh yes, the stinkiest of all the foods. I'm a lucky girl!

Before I forget, I stayed up all night (literally) making a present for you. I hope you'll be able to use it.

Isn't it beautiful? I put even more effort into making the present than wrapping it. Click Here to see what I made for you!

I wonder whether I'll receive a hostess gift from any of the SITS girls today. I have these flowers, but Sexy Nerd wasn't very happy about me keeping them. I received them under very mysterious circumstances!

I never did find out who sent them. Sexy Nerd insisted there'd been a mix-up and that the florist must have redelivered an order he'd sent me back when we lived in our rental house. One problem though. The last time Sexy Nerd sent me flowers was looooong before our rental house days! OOPS.

At least I saved whoever it was some money by having the bear refunded.

Well, I've had a great time chatting with you today. I have to go, but before I do, let me introduce you to some of my other guests. I'm sure you're dying to mingle!

Extra Special Wednesday Edition for the SITS Bloggers!

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 want everyone to have a chance to mingle! I do ask that you link directly to your post and include a photo from that post, not just your blog logo, please. And, like always, the links you enter today will be back on Sunday (and the Sunday after that) so you can get any visitors who missed you the first time.

To up the fun factor, I will be selecting some of these links to feature this Sunday! You aren't required to post my button on your sidebar or with your linked post, but you'll need to have it somewhere if you want to be featured.

Oh, and of course, remember to comment on the Spices Giveaway after linking up here - this counts as a bonus entry!

*Linking to Between Naps on the Front Porch, which I love!

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