Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Super Sweet Blogging Award

Aw, the sweetness! I've been awarded a sweet 'lil blogger award - can you believe it? And then I went and took forever to post about it, but ah well, such is life. The very funny All Day Mom was kind enough to pass the sweetness on to me - THANK YOU! This one is a fun way to spread the bloggy love. I haven't followed the trail to discover where this one begins, but someone started by passing out the Super Sweet Blogging Award, attaching a questionnaire to it (wait for it - crazy seriousness and lots of self reflection ahead), and then winners of the award spread the sweetness by choosing 13 blogs to award it to. See how quickly that can add up? This is all exponential and stuff. Sweet.

(And yes, I'm using various forms of the word "sweet" over and over on purpose... in case that wasn't obvious).

Without further ado, my very first ever and no kidding kind of made my day, Super Sweet Blogging Award!

As these things go, there are rules attached, to keep the fun going.

1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you (yep)

2. Answer the 5 Super Sweet Questions (coming next)

3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your post (there it is)

4. Nominate a baker's dozen (13) other deserving bloggers (coming up)

5. Notify your Super Sweet nominees on their blog.

(Is this too much like a chain letter? Or one of those, "Repost if you love Jesus" things you see on Facebook all the time? I hope not.... Nah, nothing like that.)

Five Super Sweet Questions

1. Cookies or cake? Both?
I have never met a cookie or cake I didn't like. Except maybe those store bought ginger snaps - you know, those crunchy ones that make your tongue tingle? Not a huge fan. But otherwise, I gotta go with both.

2. Chocolate or vanilla?
I'm sorry, is that a serious question? Chocolate. Always chocolate.

Poor taste? Perhaps. But you know you laughed.

3. Favorite sweet treat?
Do I have to pick one? Depending on my mood... sea salt caramels, homemade chocolate chip cookies, or chocolate ice cream with caramel in it are all favorites. When I'm being less naughty, I love strawberries with fresh whipped cream.

Aaaaand, now I'm hungry.

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?
Probably when I'm tired and stressed. Or when I'm posting about sweet treats and searching for sea salt caramel pictures.

5. Sweet nickname?
My husband calls me "Girl." I know, it sound super boring, not super sweet. But it started when we were teenagers and he'd jokingly say things like, "Gee golly, Girl," in his best imitation of a preppy 1950s boy scout. Eventually, it got shortened to just "Girl."

So the last part of this here award, is to pass it on to a baker's dozen other blogs. This part was harder for me than I thought, and truthfully the real reason I have had this post sitting as a draft for so long. It isn't that I didn't have ideas for Super Sweet blogs to pass it on to - I just started overthinking what the bloggers would think when I posted my little "nomination" to their blogs. A lot of the blogs I read regularly are "Big, Important Blogs" that have huge readerships, and I balked at sending them a message from little old me. And I'm not a frequent commenter on other people's blogs these days, so I felt a bit awkward at sending messages to 13 other bloggers, who basically don't know me at all, and telling them I nominated them for this award, and if they could just follow the instructions and keep it going, that'd be greaaaat... yeah....

But I decided to stop being silly, not worry about it, and just put it out there. So if I nominated you, and you found this post, and you're like, "What the heck!?!" Sorry. But, if you're like me and you thought, "Cute and fun!" well, then you're welcome. So here we go, in no particular order, a baker's dozen of Super Sweet blogs, deserving of pink swirly cupcakes:

1. This Ain't the Lyceum
2. Amongst Lovely Things
3. Garden Tenders
4. House Unseen, Life Unscripted
5. My4kiddos
6. Toasty Marshmallows
7. Zing Day
8. Messy Wife, Blessed Life
9. Barefoot and Pregnant
10. Rebecca Frech
11. Clan Donaldson
12. Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
13. Martin Family Moments


  1. Thanks for the award Claire! And for sharing the 'chocolate can't get you pregnant meme'. That made my morning....after the nomination I mean. The only downside to this post is it's making me crave candy; guess it's Snickers for breakfast!