One Lovely Blog Award



Thank you to Chewettes for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award! Chewettes is the home of tasty foods, cooking tips, and restaurant reviews. But my favorite thing about her site is the cow mascot and musings! 😉 Be sure to check out her site at Chewettes.



Here are the rules of the award:

  • Post to accept the nomination
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blogs
  • List 7 things about yourself
  • Link to 10 blogs you nominate
  • Notify the recipients of their award
  • Post the rules

Random things about myself.

I giggle during scary movies. The more suspense, the more intense the laughter. (giphy)



Although I didn’t live in the fifties, I adore soda shops and diners. Maybe it has something to do with the milkshakes and malts? Nah. (photo)


I prefer to write in a completely silent environment. (photo)


I find tranquility in the Mountains, particularly in the fall or winter months. (photo)

Visiting amusement parks makes me feel like an excited little kid. Maybe in part to the sugar-high. (photo)

You can never own too many hat boxes. Anything stored inside, feels that much more special. (photo)


I feed my chocolate obsession with related hobbies: baking, chocolate candy making, cake decorating,…and ordering off the dessert menu often.



Now, for the nominees:



Bacon Loves Cookie

Just in Queso

Home, Hugs, and Huskies


Masala Vegan

Mindful Palate

My Thoughts

Root and Leaf

Tea is For Tina 

The Quirk and the Cool


Congratulations, Bloggers!! To accept the award, follow the rules above. Looking forward to learning more about you all!

Liebster Award Part 3



I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Deirdre’s Daily Dose.  Visiting her blog is a breath of fresh air. Deirde’s kind-spirit and love for the world keeps you coming back, post after post. At this time, she’s facing a challenging recovery after surgery, but still managing to keep a positive spirit. She is an inspiration! If you haven’t done so already, check out her blog, and send some kindness her way!❤️ 

Thank you, Deirdre for nominating me for the award. It’s such a nice surprise and honor to be recognized by a fellow blogger. (gif)




Here are the rules:

  • Acknowledge the person that nominated you.
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself. Here is my list! 😊
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the person that nominated you.
  • Post 11 new questions.
  • Nominate 11 blogs for the award.
  • Notify your nominees of their award.

Here are my answers to Deirdre’s questions:

  1. What is your favorite thing to do on a summer’s day?  Eat ice cream, read, write, (preferably indoors, where it’s cool) …and wait for Autumn.
  2. Why did you start blogging? To connect with others who like to read, write, cook, bake, or just laugh.  The world needs more Laughter! 
  3. What makes you continue to blog? So many wonderful people!
  4. What is your favorite genre of music?  Do you listen to it when you write or do you like silence when you write? When I writeI prefer silence or rain.
  5. Where is the place you’ve traveled to that you’ve enjoyed the most and why? hmmm…Hershey, PA 🍫🍫🍫 haha
  6. If you could do anything in life where money was no object, what would it be? I have a special place in my heart for Autism and Animals.  On a selfish note, I’d travel…and then, write stories based off my experiences.
  7. If you had to give up reading or writing, which would you give up? That’s an ugly question! But, I could never stop writing. Being creative is what makes me tick.
  8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? First stop Paris, but l have much chocolate exploration to do. Italy, Belgium, England, Switzerland 
  9. What is your favorite meal? Dessert.  Sad, but so true.
  10. What can you not leave the house without in the morning? I need my Coffee, or I will be inclined to growl at someone.
  11. What country do you live in and have you ever traveled outside of it?’ US. I’m a Southern gal.

The greatest part of the Liebster Award, is paying it forward. It’s an opportunity to recognize new and notable blogs. 

Drumroll, please.


And the nominees are:

Aromatic Essence









The Quirk and The Cool


Here are my questions for the nominees:

  1. Describe your blog in 5 words.
  2. What is the last dessert you ate?
  3. Name any 3 people (living, dead, fictional) that you have never met, that you would like to have dinner with.
  4. What would you serve for dinner?
  5. What is the best decade, and why?
  6. What kitchen gadget could you not live without?
  7. Where’s your happy place?
  8. Romance, Mystery, Drama or Action?
  9. What’s your dream job?
  10. What’s the best find in an assorted box of chocolates?
  11. Give the link to the favorite thing you have posted.


Congratulations, Bloggers!


Looking forward to your responses!

Liebster Award Part 2



I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award by the sweet Emily from Forever Emily’s Blog.  Checkout her site for yummy recipes, make-up tips, and other gal fun.  Thanks a bunch, Emily!


Here are a condensed set of the rules, if you choose to participate, (you can learn more about the official rules here):

  1. Thank the nominator.
  2. Answer the questions they provided.
  3. List 11 random facts about yourself. (You can find my original list here 😊 )
  4. Nominate 11 blogs of your choosing that you think deserve recognition.
  5. List 11 questions to ask your nominees.
Here are my responses to Emily’s questions.

  1. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? Anything Chocolate! 🍫
  2. Water? or Fizzy Pop? Chocolate Coke from the Soda shop.
  3. What is your top fear?  Chocolate shortage (It’s real! 😭)
  4. Are you a sweet or savory person? Sweet!
  5. What is your favourite book? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  6. Do you prefer to write in pen or pencil? Definitely pen! 
  7. Why did you start your blog? To connect with other book lovers, chocoholics, bakers, and good folk! 
  8. How many siblings do you have? If none, would you want any? Do Little Debbie and Peppermint Patty count?
  9. What 2 things do you like about yourself and why? I like to laugh, and creativity is my passion. Being myself, and smiling at the world is what life is about.
  10. If you could be any animal what would you be? Panda
  11. What is your favourite chocolate bar? Too tough to narrow. Any good chocolate with some crunch, nuts, or caramel. No raisins! 😁

Now, for the moment we’ve been waiting for… 


The Nominees are:

Around Zuzu’s Barn

Artisan Candyland

Back Pain Blog UK

Be Unique

Divya Deepak Rao

June Cleaver 21st Century Style

Mindful Palate

Mix tapes & Cupcakes

Scoop Squared

Snap Shots in Cursive

The Page Turner


Congratulations, Bloggers! 



Here are my questions for the nominees

  1. What inspired you to start your blog?
  2. Give 3 words to describe yourself.
  3. What is the last dessert you ate?
  4. Name any 3 people (living, dead, fictional) that you have never met, that you would like to have dinner with.
  5. Do you ever eat chocolate for Breakfast? (If so, please pass on all the yummy details! 🍫)
  6. Name a song, book, or movie title that relates to your life.
  7. What kitchen gadget could you not live without?
  8. Choose the best gift to receive: A book, A box of chocolate, Flowers, or make-up?
  9. Romance, Mystery, Drama or Action?
  10. Name a celebrity you admire, and why.
  11. What’s the best find in an assorted box of chocolates?
Looking forward to your responses!


Blogger Recognition Award


I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award.

First and foremost, Id like to thank The Jouska for nominating me for this award.  (Gif)


She’s one of the first bloggers I connected with when I started my blog. I’d also like to take the opportunity to congratulate her on an impressive site. Sometimes witty, sometimes sincere- always a good read! 


The Rules

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Nominate 15 bloggers who deserve the award.

About me:

I write. I read. And I eat a crazy amount of chocolate. I started my blog in hopes of connecting with others who had similar interests. Folks that like to laugh, and hang out in the kitchen are my favorite kind of people. And I’ve had the pleasure to meet so many of them!

My advice?

As I’ve only been at blogging for a few months, I’m surely not the one to lend the most expert advice.


My advice:

Be genuine. As a newbie, it’s so easy to look at other successful blogs, and think, wow. Now that blogger really has it together….maybe my blog should look more like that one? NO, of course it shouldn’t. That would get boring really fast. Sure, it’s okay to get inspired by a great blogger, but be yourself. Develop a style and a voice that’s all your own, and readers will love you, uniquely, for it!


Even if you have a goofy sense of humor, and an insatiable hunger for chocolate.☺️ (And this is where I give a warm thanks to my readers! ❤️)

Secondly, pay it forward when you can.  Like someone’s post?  Let them know.  Everyone can use the feedback, and interacting with each other is the whole idea. 


And now, my favorite part- announcing the nominees.



All In the Name of Love

Betsy’s Bakehouse

Chocolate Pages

Cooking Without Limits

Deirdre’s Daily Dose

Don’t You Forget About Me

Flavor Me This

Karina Pinella

Kathy’s Cottage

Mom’s Ranting

Natascha’s Palace

Rainy Day Writing 

Rumbly in My Tumbly

The Recipe Hunter 

What Makes Me Amber


Well Done, Bloggers!