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Here for some puppy cuteness? Meet Olive and Bernadette.

We love our woolly bullies...even when they flooded our house!

Bad Albuquerque!

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In our neighborhood, there is a group that comes by once a month to pick up donations for charity. Sexy Nerd and I gathered up a little of everything they were requesting - kitchen appliances, sheets, cutlery, blankets, clothes, shoes, etc. - and left our donation on the curb. We had 6 large boxes for charity, clearly marked with the bright orange pick-up tab we'd received in the mail. The donations were picked up. Great, right? Our donations were picked up by the wrong people. They were STOLEN! What kind of loser goes around stealing from charity? Perhaps the next time donations are being collected, we should leave a great, big box of dog poop.

Time for a Blog Hop! Not "Baaad" with LambAround

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for the Best in Show Award winner this week. A beautiful, yummy blog won. Be sure to visit so that you can read posts like: Kiwi Lemon Mousse and Basil-Honey Dressing (the little black dress of salad dressings) Congratulations, shockinglydelicious ! Your blog inspires me to be a more adventurous cook (and maybe, just maybe, more adventurous in real life, if I get up the courage to attend Camp Blogaway with you!) Here is your Best in Show Award: (So sorry for chopping your name in two! There was no way around it!) Now it's time for another chance for everyone to earn a Best in Show nomination. If you've never linked up before, you can read the blog hop rules here . Play nice and be sure to visit the other Not "Baaad" party goers! You don't want to set yourself up with bad karma for linking and running, do you? Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

Window Seat Ideas

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Sexy Nerd and I are planning to build a window seat beneath the windows in our dining room. Well, really Sexy Nerd is going to build it while I blog in my pajamas, but I'm still planning to take 98% of the credit. I love all the possibilities offered by a new window seat - extra storage, a reading nook, and even a place to stretch out and take a nap. Here are some photos I've gathered from various sites for the best window seat ideas . There's something for every style, from a traditional all-white farmhouse to a cozy mountain hideaway: Window Seat Ideas I love everything about this room, especially the wall color. Sexy Nerd hates this photo! Not because of the design, but because I realized when I saw it that we could create this exact space if we (he) moved our washer and dryer upstairs (and built a place for them upstairs, of course). Do you have one of those snug laundry rooms that you have to walk through to get from your house to your garage

Digital Scrapbook Page - Our Wedding

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As mentioned before, Sexy Nerd and I did not have a typical wedding. Our vows were interrupted by a live chicken. When doubting our photographer, we were told not to worry because he's "#1 in Argentina". My dad caught the wedding officiant, Captain Howie, relieving himself in the bushes immediately following the end of our ceremony (really, do not use Above Heaven's Gate Weddings on Oahu!) Click the image to enlarge Yes, of course he had been smoking the Maui Wowie!

For the Love of Thin Mints

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There are many people out there who will tell you that Thin Mints should be eaten frozen. To these people, I say that you haven't lived until you've tried them dipped into marshmallow creme. Mmmmmmmmm! This takes me back to my Girl Scout days.

The Best in Show Award

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Are you ready to visit some nifty new blogs? I was completely floored by all the talented bloggers who participated in last weekends' Not "Baaad" Sundays blog hop. Narrowing down a reasonably-sized list of nominees for the Best in Show Award had me feeling like a bully, with so many impressive posts to select from. You're all winners in my book! (Sorry, I just can't bring myself to post that. You really are superb, but let's try to keep the cliches to a minimum here at LambAround!) This week's nominees for the customized Best in Show Award are: house to your Home The Best of My Nest Lauren Lane Decor Mom's of all Trades (The teddy bear is going to be okay. Really!)   Heidi's Recipes Shockinglydelicious (Yes, that is olive oil being drizzled onto ice cream!) Many Moments of Me The Seven Year Cottage Congratulations to the cream of the crop nominees! I hope you'll take a button: Option #1 (for the competitive bloggers) Option #2

Not "Baaad" Blog Hop - Come Link Up!

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It's time to announce the winner of the Best in Show award! This week, the blogosphere has voted for: Congratulations, Helby's Hatch ! I hope everyone will visit your blog, where they'll find great posts like: Walking in LA...cheaply and Lazy Sunday Now, it's time for the 23rd Not "Baaad" Sundays linky party! Time is just flying by, isn't it? By now, I'm sure everyone knows the rules (if not, you can read them here ). Play nice and be sure to visit the other Not "Baaad" party goers! Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

Valentine's Schmalentine's

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Overall, I had a pretty mellow Valentine's Day. Did I get candy? No. A fancy, home cooked dinner? Nope. Was there even any snuggling (and maybe more)? Umm...no! But that was just fine this year. Sexy Nerd and I seem to have settled into the "old married couple" phase, where Valentine's Day is, for the most part, just another day. Oh, he did get us tickets to see Lewis Black here in Albuquerque in two weeks! And I don't have to go to Monster Jam with him this weekend (woo hoo!) As for me, I made us a scrumptious dinner of chicken soup, including egg noodles made from scratch, and got Sexy Nerd two (yes, two!) Snickers bars. Wait. The chicken soup was made on Sunday, not Monday. Well, I still got him the Snickers bars! Hey, it's an improvement over last year. Last year's post: Valentine's Day - Darn You, Sexy Nerd! Did Sexy Nerd sweep me off my feet for our 2nd Valentines Day as a married couple? Well, not exactly. Not at all, in fact. I had told

Nominees for the Best in Show Award

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I see you there, fellow blogger, admiring my beautiful buttons. Option #1 (for the competitive, ruthless, claws-out bloggers - my kinda people!) Option #2 (you're still my people, but I think you're missing out on a chance to have some fun.) I bet you're thinking to yourself, How can I get one of these beautiful, super-cute, fancy schmancy buttons for my blog? I'll tell you how! Just swing by LambAround each weekend and link your favorite posts to the Not "Baaad" Sundays linky party. Easy peasy! This week, we have an impressive assortment of do-it-yourself projects and sugary deliciousness. Who gets to take a button this week? These amazing bloggers: Food, Folks, and Fun Stephanie @ Home   {On and Off My Plate} *junkrestore* Budget Wise Home Sun Scholars Helby's Hatch   Paisley Passions All of these posts are wonderful and I hope my LambAround readers will visit them all. Being nominated for an award is just the beginning of the excitemen

Not Baaad Blog Hop and Best in Show Winner

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Thank you for swinging by LambAround for the 22nd Not "Baaad" Sundays linky party. By now, I'm sure everyone knows the rules (if not, you can read them here ). Before linking up, I hope you'll visit this week's Best in Show Award winner: Congratulations, The Iowa Farmer's Wife ! Just in time for Valentine's Day, I'm sure LambAround readers will be excited to try your Love Bites mini pizzas: A heart-shaped pizza with heart-shaped ingredients - how cute is this?? Now, let's link up. Play nice and be sure to visit the other Not "Baaad" party goers!

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas

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Sexy Nerd and I have been to Las Vegas together several times, but we didn't discover the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens until our last trip. It was decked out for Christmas when we were there. According to their website , it is currently decorated for Chinese New Year. It's definitely an attraction we'll seek out on future visits!  A giant polar bear is no big deal, you say? What if I told you that he's made out of white carnations? The reindeer are decorated with hundreds of acorns.