The Candy Expert

December 14, 2008

Sarah took the name on her shirt very seriously....

I found the treat jar that is hidden away.....this only comes out when I am a really good girl!!

I must have been really good....these are even better than the usual M&M's that Mommy gives me as a bribe when she wants me to smile for the camera!!

I love anything that is chocolate and I cannot stop with just one!!

You are not going to take my jar away are you!!

Please don't take it.....Can't I have one more? I will make the pouty face.....will that work?

Sarah has become quite the chocoholic these days!! It all started with the M&M's for potty training and it has been downhill since.....she is always on the lookout for chocolate or skittles.......she refers to them as "BEANS". When I saw this shirt a couple weeks ago, I knew it was perfect for her.....she is the quite the candy expert!!

It has been an absolutely crazy weekend....we have been going nonstop!! I am glad that over the past two weeks I had a bunch of posts that were started and pictures that were already taken....otherwise I would not be posting at all!! The days are just flying by and there doesn't ever seem to be enough hours in a day to get everything done!! Is anyone else feeling extremely overwhelmed??

Okay...better to address Christmas cards and wrap gifts!!


Chasing Dreams Photography said...

LOL I love candy too!!! Sarah is my kind of come to Aunt Colleen's house Sarah and I will feed you all kinds of candy then send you home to mommy : )

Anonymous said...

Sarah is just so cute and I just love the faces that she makes. My kind of girl with the chocolate!!!

I'm jealous that you are able to address your Christmas cards....that have pictures!!! :)

Enjoy your week!


Kim said...

I need to address my Christmas cards.. but out desktop computer is down.. John is suppose to get it done.. or I am in BIG TROUBLE...
I have 100 cards
Love the pictures..
Sarah is tooo cute..
Love her cute little bow.. and the shirt is Darling..
We are busy here also..
Have a Great Week...

Jodee said...

That shirt is a hoot! It looks like it fits her to a T!

Oh, yes -- I am completely overwhelmed this time of year. I am having such a pity patty party too without a computer. Cory finally caved and let me hijack his work laptop! What a guy!

Hope you have a great week!

Steffie B. said...

too cute....I love the pictures but I think the 3rd one is my favorite....she looks like she is in heaven with her candy

Marla said...

Awwwww, if she made that face at me, she'd get all the candy she wanted. :) She is too precious!

And yes, right there with you on the overwhelming busy-ness of this season. My to-do list the week is nearing the point of ridiculous.

Jboo said...

So cute!! I'm a bit of a chocoholic myself -- glad to see that Sarah is starting early! You're never too young for chocolate!

Hope you have a great week!


Tisha said...


You have a girl after my own heart! I sincerely believe there can never be such a thing as too much chocolate. ;)

It sounds like you are getting very organized so you will really be able to enjoy yourself as Christmas draws near. Have a great evening.


Michelle R Photography said...

Cute, cute photos of Sarah. Oddly enough, I am a candy expert, too. Although I don't need a shirt... it shows on my hips. Ugh!

Yes, I understand completely. I want to slow down and truly take in every moment of this miraculous season, yet there is never enough time on the day. So many things on our calendar; gifts to buy; cards to send; packages to wrap. I am looking forward to next week, taking some time off work and being able to relax and enjoy time together. Do you get to take time off over Christmas break?

Missy said...

Ok, the word verification on this post is: somblog ... I agree, this is SOME BLOG!!! : )

That is one cute candy expert if I do say so myself. She gives the cutest little expressions. She is such a hoot.

I see the Nutcrackers are in their correct placement in the background : )

Yes, girl, you know I am overwhelmed. I will be able to slow down and enjoy after Christmas. Oh well! Looking forward to January!
Hugs and have a great week!

Jeni said...

Do they make that shirt in adult sizes?

Have fun doing your cards!

Mandi said...


That is so funny. Mylee has the same outfit and the only reason I got the shirt is because she too is a cholohalic. We bribe her during her therapy with M&M's. Hey, whatever works. By the way, I think Sara and Mylee have the exact same outfits from Gap.


Shari said...

One of Amelia's first words was Chocolate - now she'd rather have an apple!

I am overwhelmed beyond compare!!
I finally wrapped some gifts yesterday and I only have a few more things to pick up. I got my cards out yesterday. I'm averaging 5 hours of sleep a night. I turned in the final project for my class a week early, but I still have this week's assignments to do. We haven't made a single cookie yet - and my family is celebrating Christmas a week from today!

Gail said...

Sarah is adorable as ever and I love her expressions looking at the cute. I bribe Will with M&M's too, in a store when I want him to behave, etc.

I'm getting overwhelmed with all the tasks that need to be completed in the next 10 days...yikes. I have tons of wrapping to do and have only done a little. Ugh. Better get busy.

Have a great week Lisa! Take some time for yourself too. :)

Catherine said...

What a great shirt and an adorable little model. Does it come in big people sizes? :o)

day by day said...

Sarah...I can't stop at just one, either. : ) Actually, there are not many ladies I know who can. lol!

Have a great week, Lisa!!

Michelle said...

Oh my Gosh, I wish they had that shirt for adults. I'm known as kind of a candy freak in my family. Every time I go visit my niece, the first thing she asks me is "When are we going to the candy store"? Heh.

Love the pouty face. So cute.

Kim said...

How CUTE! I loves that she calls them BEANS....LOL...She is a doll and she is my kind of girl!!!


Sylvia said...

Tell Sarah that I love chocolate too. I can't stop at one either!

Jennifer said...

She is way too cute :)

I am sure you already know, that of course I feel the same way! It is crazy here, which is why I still need to post! Hope you have a blessed week :)


Kerry said...

Oh Lisa- I am so relieved to hear someone else say that they are overwhelmed. I am right there with you!

All this shopping, wrapping, decorating etc. is eating into my blogging time!

Hugs! Love these shots of Sarah. Gotta have the good stuff!
Have a great week.

Adele said...

Oh these pics are just precious! She is soooo cute! My Mallory loves getting into the candy as well....especially the chocolate! I actually bought that same shirt for my daughter. LOL! Love your blog!

fleur de lis cottage said...

She's a girl who knows what she wants. I love the shirt and she's just the cutest.

This time of year is so fun, yet so exhausting. Have a great week.

Keisha said...

Ohhhh... YUM!
My girls are choco-holic's too!!!
You go girl! Love the pouty face!

Shell in your Pocket said...

So does the pouty face work on mom???
Happy Monday!
-sandy toes

Lucy said...

Sarah is darling! Love that she's a candy expert. Magnolia loves chocolate too but overall would go for the salty things instead... I just don't get it! :)
Enjoy your holidays, it is starting to get really hectic...I still have shopping to do!

Briana's Mom said...

Hee, hee! She is a pro at that pout face! Briana has that one down too. So cute!

Kate said...

Darling!!! Sarah does look to be in heaven holding that piece of candy...and dare I say...a little bit protective of that candy jar???

A gal after my own heart to be sure!! verification is untru...but I sense this post is anything but un-true!!!

Amy said...

So cute!:)

And a girl after my own "chocolate" heart.;)

Happy Holidays, Lisa!
God Bless,

Sherri said...

She's pretty much hugging that candy jar! LOL! She's so sweet a little more sugar won't hurt her ;)

I'm starting to feel a little stressed myself now. 5 more days of school and then the kids are home for 2 weeks. I am looking forward to that.

Have a good week!

paige said...

her little expressions are adorable!

Shelly and Family said...

Sarah is just too cute for words! I so love the photo of her with the "Oh-No you won't take them away" face!

How right you are...these past few weeks have also been really crazy for us (and it doen't help that at first we were all sick and now I ma sick again & I can't seem to find the energy to finish anything I start!) Anyway, I am so looking forward to next week when my whole family will be home for one whole week! That's all that is mattering to me! Call me when you get a chance...Love Ya!

Aspiemom said...

Sarah and I could enjoy "Chocolate Fest" at Hershey together! Mmmm!

Great pictures, but I've come to expect nothing less from you!

Lisa said...

She is way too cute!

Yes, I'm right there with's a crazy time of the year. I love it, but it is very overwhelming!

Take care! Lisa

kerri said...

Love the shirt, we have one little expert residing here too, LOL..

Christy said...

Mia has become a chocoholic as well and has the same shirt so maybe gap is putting something in their clothes that are making our kids candy freaks!! She looks so cute in the pics. I totally understand the crazy weekend-- we had one too. I also have all my cards to address. Way too busy this year!!

Christy :)

Michelle said...

What an absolute gift she is ... and I just love her t-shirt!!

Kayce said...

Just love that shirt! A girl after my own heart, chocolate skittles! YUM!

Sharon said...

I've got an M&M addict over here's worth it for the potty training and cute photos though! I love the last 2 pictures!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! Your little girl is precious! Where did you get that shirt? I want one for my munchkin! Merry Christmas!

Jodi said...

She's absolutely adorable!

Paula said...

I was cracking up at your picture in the scary man post. I would have done the same thing! too funny.
The pictures of Sarah with the candy jar are precious.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh that is so so funny! Kate too LOVES chocolate but it makes her absolutely crazy! I love Sarah's pouty face.


Jennifer said...

Love the Cnady Expert. She looks so cute in all these photos. When I saw that shirt I had to get it for Katie too.

I am SOOOOO overwhelmed. My Christmas cards are still not out. I am just about done them. I have to wrap and finish my shopping.

So much to do and so little time.


Casey said...

Yep. Overwhelmed. 'Tis the Season!! :)

Sarah is SOOO cute. Love that last pic. That is EXACTLY how I feel when someone tries to take away my chocolate. Totally get it.

Lovin' the jeans too :)

Our Complete Family said...

Sarah's faces are a riot! She is such a ham! The shirt...adorable. It would be perfect in our house, too. We'd like to think we're candy experts ;)
Yep, I am way behind, too. Hence why I'm behind on posts. Your pics look awesome, as always hun! Hey, when you do your pics on Flickr, are you uploading the large big size or the medium size? I've tried the big size and it cuts off the right side of my pics. Think I need to widen my column or do you have another photo trick up your sleeve to teach me?!?
Merry December hun~ Les

Anonymous said...

LOL - I love your little candy expert ;-)

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Kam said...

Right on, girlfriend! I am totally addicted to chocolate! I WAKE UP in the kitchen eating chocolate. It's a medical necessity, I'm sure of it! She's adorable...and so smart!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love Sarah's shirt! It is so cute and obviously very appropriate! :) Hope the Christmas cards and wrapping was productive!

Robin said...

It doesn't get much better than chocolate!! I love the shirt.

Such a busy time of year!!!


Jo said...

Does that shirt come in adult sizes? I "need" one of those, I can totally relate with Sarah!

I need a few more hours and days in my week if I hope to be ready for Christmas. I'm impressed your wrapping so soon, I'm hoping squeeze that in on Christmas Eve ~ ugh!

Have a great day,

jenbusymom said...

OMG, that's so cute Lisa! She's adorable and love the commentary!

I know the overwhelmed feeling lately! I think we all feel like that these days. There isn't enough time these days, soon we won't have enough time to sleep!

Hang in there!

CC said...

Awwwwwwww! The shirt is perfect!

and I love that I'm not the only one who bribes with candy for a smile. ;)

Ivy Shaffer said...

That's such a funny post. Afterall what girl doesn't like chocolate! Great photos as usual. Looks so cozy at your place.


Unknown said...

A girl after my own heart. Chocolate makes the world go round, ya know! :)

Rebecca Lily said...

Oh my word, the FACE! That says it all. :) Very cute post, Lisa!