Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweet & Irresistible

...two words I would never dare use to describe myself or my blog.  But fortunately, someone thinks otherwise and I have an award to prove it!!  

I woke up quite early today and found that I've been given this very sweet award...The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.  And without even getting caffeinated, the sight of this shiny trophy took my grumpiness away!....(let's just hope the effect lingers)...

So, this is how the award goes...

1.  Thank and link back to the person who gave the award.

A big shout out to the CherWriter: The Curvy Blogger, for not only passing this award to me, but for sharing a lot of insights that always remind me of home, the Philippines.  You say you're new to blogging, but your posts clearly show that you've always been a writer.  Keep those posts coming!

2.  Share 4 guilty pleasures that you have.

Cheetos, the puffy kind....oh soooo cheesy and cooperative even when you're trying to watch something on television that requires you to pay close attention to the dialogue.  They melt in your mouth so you don't have to stop eating (and assault your ears with the crunch sound) when trying to watch and listen to your favorite shows!

Lindt Lindor Truffles, dark and milk chocolate...H----E----A---V---E----N.  They make me forget my blood sugar levels! go-to 'place' when I'm bored, hoping to God that my friends' lives are much more interesting than mine.  Wait, I take that back....Misery does love company!

Watching re-runs of my favorite addictive series...In Treatment (both seasons), Ally McBeal, Sex & the City, and CSI Las Vegas (all seasons).  I know it's a waste of time and electricity but it's just the best way to vegetate, as far as I'm concerned.  Don't forget the puffy Cheetos please! 

3.  Pass the award along to 6 other Sweet Bloggers.

 Soccer Mom 4.0:  If you want honest, witty and entertaining writing, then here's a spot on the blogosphere you definitely need to (at least) check out.  Soccer Mom 4.0 talks about her adventures in raising her four boys while always finding humor even in 'less-than-humorous-thank-God-this-didn't-happen-to-me' situations.  She bakes a lot too and though she has a bad sweet tooth, it's still a mystery to me as to where she puts all those sugars she consumes.

List, Lust, Lost:  Suzanne is trying to make dinner for her family every night of the week and she shares not only those recipes, but also her experiences and insights along the way.  She also has a lot of food tips that any alpha cook would appreciate!  I just recently got introduced to her blog and I must say I'm happy and hooked! world of crafts and more...:  She knits, bakes, crafts, sews and more!  If you want to learn new ideas / solutions for the home, then check out Len's world.  She sells her knitted masterpieces too so if you want one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family, then go ahead and visit her online shop found on her blog site.

MarloElaine:  This site was actually one of my initial inspirations for blogging.  Here you'll find a wealth of information on parenting tips (especially related to health and safety), money-saving ideas, yummy recipes that are VERY doable, and also product reviews you can trust.  This site is simply eye-candy!  And please don't take that to mean that they don't offer any substance.  It's just that Amanda shares her knowledge on cooking, crafts, home decor, travel, blog-maintenance/enhancements among other things, and makes sure she posts beautiful pictures to tell her story even more 'effectively'!  If you don't believe me, you have got to go see for yourself and then come back and thank me!  

Sarah Markley: The Best Days of My Life :  I think this blog is 'sweet and irresistible' simply because it is extremely honest and the 'shake-you-to-the-core' type.  Sarah shares her life with her readers in such an insightful way and for the most part, you can get a sense that she's talking about parts of your life too.  I think she's the voice most of us don't have the courage to articulate and reading her posts often challenges her readers to tread in the unknown depths of their souls, finding a little more wisdom every single step of the way.

Three more blogs are worth mentioning here but they've already been given the same award.  Congratulations, ladies!----


  1. Thank you so much Joy! I stumbled onto your blog a few weeks ago and I stayed up way past my bed time reading your archived posts. I think you are a great writer, I appreciate your feedback so much!

  2. Congrats on your award! It's so nice to meet a fellow Filipina blogger online :)


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