How sweet! The Super Sweet Blogging Award!

11 Sep
I simply love cupcakes – even shared before a personal recipe for “Margarita Cupcakes“, with and without alcohol, for little ones… 😮
Although I love baking them, especially for my kids’ birthday parties, this year, I’ll take a break – beginning this October, I’ll be BUYING ALL SWEET TREATS for my ones special’ special day… And why? Just because I’m realizing that, between the sweetness of all the planning, and the crude execution, assembling, decorating, there’s  pretty STRESSED PERSON – somebody who ends up changing from a sweet mom into a CRANKY, TIRED, bossy, baker…
And from this point on, I’ve decided: I want the ‘sweet, kind mommy’ back into my kitchen! My kids deserve better than a stormy mother running around the kitchen, before breakfast time! And their dad deserves a caring partner, instead of a screaming wife, telling him to get the decorations ready, while she’s finishing up with the toppings! 😮
That said, I’m retiring from my “home-baking goods mommy business” – at least, until one of my girls, now aged 4 and almost 2, are able to jump in and help mom in the kitchen. Until then, dear ‘commercial bakers out there’, I’m all yours! 😮
Coincidently, right after I had this ‘realization’, I found out my blog had been nominated for a SUPER SWEET BLOG AWARD! 
Maybe, it’s the sign I was looking for: I can still write, share experiences and images, discuss with other parents about the challenges of raising TCKs all over the map, and enjoy celebrating my kids special days… with ZERO STRESS! Loved it!
So, here is the award, its rules and next steps: Enjoy! ♥

Thanks to Catherine, from Mezzaphonically Speaking for being super sweet and nominating me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!  I appreciate this special honor and opportunity!

Rules for this award include:
– Thank the super sweet blogger who made the nomination.
– Nominate a baker’s dozen of other bloggers:

They are bloggers talking about life, food, kids, adventures… All in all, a ‘treat’ to read! Go check them out – they’re some of the examples of readings that keep me going!

And answer five questions:

  • Cookie or cake? Cookie
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
  • What is your favorite sweet treat? Brazilian Dark Chocolate (the tiny ones with caramel!)
  • When do you crave sweet things the most? Night
  • If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Cupcake! 

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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in expat, FOOD, LANGUAGE


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18 responses to “How sweet! The Super Sweet Blogging Award!

  1. elle1111

    October 22, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    yum! great cupcakes! Elle x


  2. Russel Ray Photos

    October 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!


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  4. mydearbakes

    September 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Congrats on the award! =D


  5. Marianne

    September 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Well deserved!

    Sweet 🙂


  6. Cherise

    September 12, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Cupcakes look fantastic!
    I remember the fun/quality times of baking cake/cookies, carving pumpkins & popping popcorn on the stove with the Miranda family … the boys were more creative than I was


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      September 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Let’s hope one of the boys (my hubby) is still creative! I’ll need his skills this October to carve pumpkins, and help set Cesar’s birthday up! Apparently, according to ‘birthday boy’ it’ll be a ‘Halloween-Ninjago-Marvel Heroes-Boys’ theme… whatever it is!!!! But Cherise, this time, I’m buying the cupcakes, probably from another mom from the school… It’ll still be fun, I’m sure! 😮 Miss you guys!


  7. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    September 12, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Thanks you so much …. and … congratulations to you.


  8. Sizzle Food

    September 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Cupcakes look incredible!!! Congrats!


  9. fgassette

    September 11, 2012 at 11:40 am





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