Friday, June 7, 2013

I've been so SWEETLY dragged out of my blog rut!

Some really, really sweet blogger friends recently nominated me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.  Risa, Teresa and Aislinn... thank you for dragging me out of my blog rut.  It's been bad, people... really bad (more on that later, though!).  Oh and Risa, I will surely let you know if I ever find myself in cold @ss Minnesota.  I'd love nothing else but to have a hot cup of hot cocoa with you!!

The rules of this blog award state that I must: 1.)  thank the person(s) who nominated me, 2.) answer five super sweet questions, 3.) include the Super Sweet Blogging award image in my blog post and 4.) nominate twelve other bloggers.

Super Sweet Questions:

1. Cookies or cake? 
Um, either will do!  I guess I don't have a favorite here.  How about both?  As in together.  A slice of cake with a cookie on the side.  Yes, I'll have that!

2. Chocolate or vanilla? 
That depends.  If we're talking about cake or cupcakes, I'll go with vanilla.  Vanilla all the way.  Vanilla cake with vanilla icing.  My brothers and sisters in law tease me because my favorite cakes are the grocery store sheet cakes (you, know the ones that have Elmo on them or Lightning McQueen from Cars).  In fact, my favorite thing about my niece and nephews' birthday parties for the past six years has been their cakes... there's nothing like 'em!  Mmmmm, the artificial sugary-ness of the vanilla icing?  I love it!  De-lish!  I dig in just like the kids do... icing first.  But candy?  If we're talking about candy then definitely, definitely, chocolate (M&M's anyone?!  I'll take any kind of M&M any day... pretzel, peanut, peanut butter, dark, milk... LOVE them all!)!

3. Favorite sweet treat? 
Aside from vanilla on vanilla grocery store sheet cakes and M&M's, I'd have to say my Aunt's banana pudding takes the cake.  I've been craving it big-time recently.  I thought about making it this weekend, but I'm scared that it won't come out as good...

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?  Normally, after dinner, I'll grab a couple handfuls of M&M's for dessert (yeah, I'm clearly the poster girl for healthy eating, huh?!).  But, since starting my priming cycle for CCRM, I've had to cut out coffee (I know coffee isn't considered a sweet, but I can't not mention this!) and chocolate completely.  My life is just not the same without chocolate.  The worst part, though?  Nick and I have a weekly ritual in the summer: ice-cream-for-dinner-Sundays.  You should try it.  I look forward to it all week long.  It makes the end of a weekend and the realization that Monday is only hours away much more sweet.  But, you guys... my favorite, favorite, ice cream of all time is coffee oreo.  Coffee and chocolate.  Oh my gosh, I can barely type it without drooling.  Standing in line for ice cream has been torturous.  I tried banana ice cream (knowing my love for my Aunt's banana pudding) and it was just ok.  So last week I got this:
Cake batter ice cream loaded with rainbow jimmies (read: sprinkles, for anyone not in Boston).  It was great!  But I still miss my coffee oreo weekly fix.  Oh!  And just because she's the sweetest thing on the planet, Belle came with us last week, too.  We ate our ice cream in the car because it started to rain a little bit, so Belle did what she does best and people watched (I love how you can see her little legs in the side mirror),

 5. Sweet nickname?
Aub, Aubs, Aubbie... That's about it. 

My Nominations:

Well, we'll kill three birds with one stone here and I'm going to re-nominate RisaTeresa and Aislinn for my 1, 2 and 3.

4.  Allison at The Blogivers
5.  Amanda at Genuine Greavu
6.  Erika at Something Beautiful
8.  Emily at Eat Love Procreate
10. Sally at Nothing isn't Nothing
11. Kimberly at No Good Eggs
and 12.  Gypsy Mama at Gypsy Mama's Journey

I love you all!  If nothing else, maybe this sweet blog award will help you, too, out of a potential blog rut :)

Happy Friday!


the blogivers said...

Aw shucks, thanks for the SWEET nomination :) and I LOVE your ice cream for dinner Sunday summer tradition!!! Might need to implement this in our life!

Aislinn said...

I just may have to steal your Sunday night ice cream tradition if I can convince my husband. Best idea I've ever heard.

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I think I would die if I had to give up chocolate. You have more willpower than I will ever have.

Pretzel M&Ms are one of my favorite candies! I have yet to find someone else who likes them.

Glad to see you post again. Hopefully you've climbed out of the blogging rut :-D

Erika said...

OMG! Ice cream for dinner on a weekly basis??! GENIUS!!! Thanks for the nomination!! :)

Melissa said...

Haha! I loved your section about coffee oreo ice cream & ice-cream-for-dinner Sundays. I had to read it to my husband b/c we are both coffee addicts but he is an ice cream addict as well. Now he's all like, "COFFEE & OREO ICE CREAM?!!? WHERE DO YOU FIND THIS?!?!" So um, what brand is this? We have never seen this before! Haha!

I am with you though. My biggest struggle with my diet is NOT to go to the gift shop at the hospital where i work for a bag of m&m's. LOL. They're my fave!

Ashley said...

Love M&MS!! Ice cream for dinner sounds great! We might have to try that!!

Amy said...

Awesome! I always LOVE reading your blog. Almost always, your words could be mine. Thanks for blogging!

Sally said...

I have basically fallen off the face of the earth lately....have been in St. Louis for the last four days for an education conference.....and I'm sooooo happy to be home and get caught up and SEE THIS!! Thanks!! And also.....that cake batter ice cream cone.....need to find one STAT!!! xoxo

Team Harries said...

yay!! glad you are back :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable pic! So glad you are out of the blog rut!

Risa said...

:) Blogging ruts suck! Banana pudding sounds amazing. I know how you feel. I'm always worried about making a recipe that someone in my family has perfected and then screwing it up!

Em said...

I live by Risa, so if you find yourself here, having hot chocolate with her, I want to come too!!!

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