Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Kelly gave me my first ever blog award and I'm thrilled. Thanks Kelly! She is super cool; she finished a sprint triathlon a couple weeks ago! Plus, she's planning her own wedding so expect more loveliness in her blog.

I'm supposed to pass this award to 15 blogs. Val, Kailey, and Karena's are lovely and they've also received this one. In place of the three, I'm including Allie, Katharina, and Maya so you can check them out if you're not reading their blogs yet. I've only started visiting theirs but I'm sure to go back for more lovely reads. Hopefully, I'll have the time to update my blog roll this weekend.

Live Laugh Eat
Burp and Slurp
the whole plate
Healthy Ashley
Eating for England
She Runs Brooklyn
Chocolate Shoestrings
American Gourmande
Girl With The Red Hair
Angie's Appetite for Life
Katharina's Food Adventures
Running To Slow Things Down
Madison's Healthy Happenings
Living Healthy in the Real World

If you're a Lovely Blog Awardee, kindly pass it on to 15 people and let them know you gave it to them :) I wish I could give everybody the award though so I'm sending you some virtual chocolate loving instead. :D

{Bitter Chocolate With A Spicy Kick Fit For A Kitty Princess}
As the rain pours outside, I lie on the floor near the balcony. After a little rain watching, I pick up a book and lose myself in the story while nibbling on good chocolate. Dolls, tell me about a lovely thing you like doing.


  1. Oh!! Thank you!!! :D I'll be sure to pass this award along in my next post. I'm so glad you stumbled upon my blog because that meant that I got to discover yours.

  2. Hey, just discovered your blog today.
    Chili chocolate, now that looks interesting! I don't think I'm brave enough to try it, lol.

  3. Aww...thanks so much! You made my day. :D I'll be sure to include 15 lovely blog awards in my next post. :D

    I can't wait to check out the other blogs you selected too!

  4. Thanks so much for the Lovely Blog award - super sweet! I'm excited to check out the other blogs you nominated that I don't already read AND excited to nominate my own 15!! Yay.

  5. Aw thanks Mia! That's so sweet. Rain + chocolate + book DOES sound lovely. Today I went to a coffee shop with a friend and we worked on our stories and afterwards we made a delicious dinner with my sister, and she and I organized our books. It was very lovely indeed.

    - Sagan

  6. Ahhhh, my mom LOVES this type of chocolate - and while I usually can't handle anything spicy it's actually quite addictive!! And it forces you to eat it slowly haha.

    How is your running going?

  7. You just put a HUGE smile on my face! Thanks so much Mia! :) I will pass it on gladly.

  8. Oh thank you so much Mia! I'm so honored! But I've already received and passed this award twice, so I'll let the others do the honors :-)

  9. Hey girly! Thanks for your sweet comment! I posted more dog for you though, check it out ;)

  10. Aww thanks for the award! Right back at ya!

    That chili spiced chocolate looks so good. One thing I like to do sometimes when I eat chocolate is drink a tea flavor that goes with it. Once I had vanilla yerba mate with bites of bittersweet chocolate and the heat of the tea in my mouth melted the chocolate and the flavors melded really well. Try it!

  11. :) Thank you so much for the award! You made me smile this morning! YAY!

  12. mia, thank you so much for the award! that is so kind of you, and you put a smile on my face. :)

    i love your lovely relaxing. i would so enjoy doing that right along with you. one of my favorites would be spending a rainy day in a tiny coffee shop in a corner, with a book or a notepad (or both), a big mugful of black coffee, and relaxing there for the whole afternoon.

  13. Awww thanks so much for the award!

  14. You're the best! Thanks! It's so nice to get some encouragement along the way. Makes blogging that much more fun.

    Do you like the chili chocolate? I'm too chicken to try it :)

  15. Aww, thanks for the shout out! I'm determined to find a race for you! Forgive me for having a TERRIBLE memory, but are you in tokyo or elsewhere in japan?

  16. Congrats on the award and the chilli chocolate looks so good. In the UK there's a crisp(chips) flavour that Walkers do that's chocolate chilli, it's actually quite nice.


  17. yay for lovely blogs - you picked some stellar ones there.

    chocolate with chile? i don't know if i could handle that spice!