Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

About a week or so ago, I was reading through the comments on this post (mmmm, brownies...), when I came across Anne's comment telling me she wanted to give me an award over at her blog.  What?  Me?  An award??  I never get awards.  I clicked over to Anne's blog at From My Sweet Heart and was shocked to see myself listed for the Versatile Blogger award among a group of awesome food bloggers, many of whom I read and draw inspiration from on a regular basis.  As Anne stated over on her blog, this blogging stuff is HARD!  I have had this blog since late 2009 but only recently started posting with any consistency.  Between taking pictures, writing up posts, commenting on other's blogs, oh, and of course, the actual baking part, it takes a large chunk of time to continually post quality material.

I was very honored that Anne considered me for this award and it has inspired me to keep going.  At the least, I hope to be able to look back on this blog down the road and see it as my journal through food.  I am passionate about cooking and baking and believe that food (for me anyway) is strongly linked to memories.  For example, I associate a fried avocado salad with a wonderful Easter weekend with my parents or Devil's Food White Out Cake with celebrating my Dad's birthday.  Since keeping a traditional journal never worked out for me, I'm hoping that The Sweet Touch will be a record of all the great moments in life!

So, in keeping with the rules of the award, you must thank the person who awarded you by linking back to their post.  You must tell 7 things about yourself.  And you must pass the award down to 15 other new or newly discovered blogs.  

Here are my seven random facts:

1. I love zumba!  Even though I have no sense of rhythm, I think it's a blast.
2. My mom is my best friend (Hi, Mom!).
3. I could eat potato chips with a spoon.  Step away from the Ruffles and no one gets hurt!
4. My husband is from England, but his accent keeps people guessing now that he's been here for a few years.
5. I love television - soaps, reality, dramas, you name it, I love it!
6. I have two fur babies, Roxy and Jasmine.  They are the sweetest cats in the world.
7. I wish rollerblading would come back into style, loved that back in the day!

Now, here is my list of other awesome bloggers I would like to share this award with:

Presidential Living - bee keeping (!) and gardening with recipes mixed in
Every Little Thing - chocolate chili?  yes, please!
The Sweets Life - I often check out this blog for simple, delicious weeknight meals
FoodSnobStl - healthy eating with a dash of sugar, yum!
What the Dog Ate - planning to make her Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies tonight
Bakergirl - delicious desserts!
Baking Me - my mouth is watering over her shortbread and jam cookies
Eat Laugh Love - I can't wait to try her bacon cheddar quick bread!
Katie's Feast - super creative meals over here
Kitchen Riffs - the Pimm's cup she recently posted reminded me of our trip to England, mmmm!
My Nikon Eats Food - she just got a job at a cupcake shop, awesome!
Sweet Life - check out her blog for yummy margaritas
Little Yellow Kitchen - blood orange and pomegranate mimosas, need I say more?
Baking & Creating with Avril - I bookmarked this blog after I saw her cookies sticks - perfect for dunking!
My Tiny Oven - a delicious mix of dinners and sweet treats

Whew!  What a list.  I warn you in advance, you could get sucked in for hours once you start clicking but it's worth it.  Thank you again to Anne from My Sweet Heart.  Oh, and if you haven't already had enough of a sugar fix, you should check out her Devils Food Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting while you are at it!

Any other new and interesting blogs I need to put on my list?  Please share in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Congrats on your blogger award (from one Zumba lover to another)! I too, find that food blogging is fun and a hobby that I truly enjoy, but more time consuming than I ever imagined, especially if you're posting recipes! (:

  2. Congrats on the award Lucy and Thanks! I also was surprised to see me listed as a blog you wanted to pass this on too!

  3. You definitely deserve the most versatile blogger award! Nice! Thanks for mentioning my blog too!!

  4. Congratulations on the award Lucy! I always enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for including my blog in your list :)

  5. Lucy, your award is tremendous. I am proud of you and thrilled for you! What an honor and inspiration for us other food bloggers. Thanks for including me in your list.

  6. Wow, thanks! Sorry, I'm a little behind on my blog reading :)

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  8. Thank you so much for thinking of me Lucy! I really appreciate it. I love your blog!!

  9. Yay!!!! I love zumba, potato chips and I have 2 cats, too! I love your blog, Lucy, and hope you plan to continue it...though I can appreciate how much work it takes! Keep up the great work! : )

  10. Thank you sweet Lucy for passing on this award to me! I hope you have had a chance to make those fabulous cookie sticks on my blog...so much fun and super YUMMY too! :-)

  11. Hi Lucy, congrats! And thanks much for mentioning my blog. I'm away at the moment (vacation in Alaska!) but when I get back next week I'll certainly look into this more. Thanks!

  12. Hi Lucy. Congrats on the award and thank you for passing the honor onto me. I love Zumba too. As I'm noticing many other food blogger do too. Do Zumba, eat more baked goods. Works for me. Thanks again!

  13. Congrats on your award & thank you for passing it on to me as well! It means so much to me. And I agree... I never thought food blogging could be so time-consuming. But it's definitely worth it. :)

  14. Thanks!! how sweet, sorry I didn't check it out sonner..have been a little under the weather..finally feeling a bit more like myslef!! I adore your blog and thanks for all the wonderful eats!!