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The Sunshine Award


Holymoly! Did someone just give me an award?!?! What? But I write less than 30 posts a year….. Whoops you weren’t supposed to know that. 

Karen, the master writer from Sitting at the Crossroads and my other half in our duo, forwarded this award to me. I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty surprised when Karen told me this in the comments section. I’ve been such a lazy blogger that I feel undeserving of  any awards! I’m glad she thinks that my blog “positively and creatively inspires others in the blogosphere.” 

Thanks Karen! This is the perfect pre-3rd blogiversary gift 🙂

There are two parts to this award, the first involves me answering a personal survey! I just realized that I’ve never done one of these before. I feel like I’m breaking down walls and letting you guys get to know me better. Hope you’ll enjoy this!

1. Who is your favourite philosopher?

Hmm, I actually don’t have one. But if I had to choose, I would pick Lao Tzu, because there was a unit about him every year for the 10 years that I attended Chinese school. I especially love this quote by him: The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

I’m a really impatient person. I always want to reach  my goals in the shortest amount of time possible. Other times, I just get really overwhelmed by what’s to come and I feel like no amount of planning will help to prepare me. At times like that, this quote reminds me to just take it slow and breatheee.

2. What is your favourite number?

Ahaha, you’re going to laugh at how I chose my favourite number. My favourite number is 5… because it’s in the middle of 1 and 10. That’s all. 

3. What is your favourite animal?

Animals scare me. Maybe this phobia traces back to my childhood when I used to get chased by dogs A LOT. I would be happily riding on my bad-ass bike (it had flames painted on the side) then all of a sudden I would hear the sound of jangling chains. I was always so scared that I would jump off my bike and book it home to hide behind my fence. Sometimes I would barely make it past the gate with the dogs less than a meter behind me. Now that I think of it, why did I think I would be faster on foot than on my bike? 

If I have to choose, I would say wombats are my favourite animal. I’ve never met them and they’ve never chased after me, we’re on good terms.

4. What are your Facebook and Twitter?

I don’t have twitter because I think that it is the dumbest thing in the world. I do, however, have facebook. Check out the side bar on the right! 😀

5. What is your favourite time of day?

Golden hour. I guess this only really applies to days when the sun is out (which is a rare occasion in Vancouver). I love golden hour because the sky takes on so many different looks at this time, no golden hour is ever the same. Sometimes the sky is set ablaze with deep oranges and red. Sometimes it’s softer; shades of yellow that subtly blend into orange.  

6. What is your favourite holiday?

Christmas! I’m a sucker for Christmas jams, dorky holiday sweaters, silver bells, reindeers, the idea of Santa Claus (sorry if any kids are reading this), and hot chocolate.

7. What is your favourite physical activity?

Running. Enough said.

8. What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?

Water 🙂 I don’t like alcohol at all.

9. What is your favourite flower?

Never been one to like flowers. I would much rather receive chocolates. Do chocolate flowers count?

10. What is your passion?

I have 2 passions, and they’re completely opposite of each other. 1 Nutrition and learning about it’s relation to the body. 2 baking sugar and chocolate laden desserts.

I’m sure many of you already saw that coming 😛

Here comes the hard part. For the second part of this award, I have to pick 5 blogs to pass this award to. There are so many good blogs out there, but here are my top 5 and the blogs that I read regularly. In no particular order: 






Have a great Easter weekend everyone! 


One Lovely Blog Award


Starr, the baking mastermind behind The Misfit Baker, presented me with my third blog award ever! I never thought that my blog would ever ever get any awards, so to say that I’m very happy about this would be an understatement. I’m ECSTATIC!!

Rules for participation:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
  • Tell them 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other blogs you like for this award.
  • Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated.
  • Resume blogging your regular posts.

So let’s get started !!

7 facts about me:

1. I eat chocolate in the morning as part of my breakfast at least 6/7 days a week. 

2. I loathe doing the dishes. 

3. I eat condensed milk and caramel sauce straight from the jar with a spoon. I’m making you sick aren’t I? 

4. You do not want to be in the same room as me when I’m hungry. I’m not a nice person when I need food.

5. It really annoys me when people don’t know the difference between macaroons and macarons. 

6. I’m athletically challenged, aka the kid no one wanted on their team. 

7. Autumn is my favourite season. 

The bloggers that I wish to pass this award onto are:

1. Blissful Britt

2. Fun, Food and Free Weights

3. Cake on the Brain

4. The Comfort of Cooking

5. Unsweetened Cocoa

6. Angie’s Recipes

7. Haute Pink Pretty

8. Tastes Good to Me

9. Insatiably


Versatile Blogger Award

Firstly, WHO SAW THE AVENGERS?! I watched it with my sibs and cousins last night and it was AWESOME! Some of my friends thought that the movie was just meh, but I shall respect their opinions and not call them crazy on this blog 😉 I love action movies for the fighting scenes, explosions, sounds, oh and hot guys. Captain America made me melt in my seat 😛 There is some controversy over who is the hottest superhero. I would say that all them are undoubtedly attractive, but Captain America has my heart! I turn into a giggly schoolgirl when I think about him! So who do you think is the hottest avenger?

Okay now onto the award! Natalie over at insatiably gave me this award a LONG time ago and I never got to thank her for it. Thanks Natalie for one of the best gifts everr!!! This is my second award ever and I really appreciate you for nominating me. I never thought that anybody would even care to read my silly blog,  so I was happily surprised when I was nominated for awards!

The reason I took so long to post about this is because I had a really hard time trying to find 15 bloggers who weren’t already nominated! 

The rules for the award are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award on to 15 more bloggers that You enjoy.
  4. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated!

7 things about me that I haven’t mentioned before

  • I am TERRIFIED of heights… but sky diving and bungee jumping are on my life bucketlist.
  • If I had to eat the same meal everyday for the rest of my life it would be broccoli, chicken, and some sort of carbs (potatoes, rice, pasta).
  • When it comes to cheesecake, I prefer vanilla over chocolate.
  • I have never traveled to any other province in Canada.
  • I am a worry-wart. I blow things up and turn small problems into big ones. I’ve tried to avoid doing that, but I JUST CAN’T. 
  • I’m afraid of animals. Like, really afraid. 
  • I cannot, I repeat, cannot, watch scary movies because they will haunt me for the rest of my life. I do not get over scary movies and the characters in them always come back to get me when I’m alone climbing stars, showering, or riding in an elevator. 

I choose YOU, to have this award because you’re pretty darn awesome :

1. Angie’s Recipes

2. Mostly Desserts

3. Sitting at the Crossroads

4. Josh Likes Wine

5. Fun, Food and Free Weights

6. Blissful Britt

7. Trail-Mix

8. The Cooking Actress

9. A Bitter Days

10. Thoughts Appear

11. Haute Pink Pretty

12. Sixteen Beans

13. Healthiful Balance

14. Tastes Good to Me

15. Corrie Anne

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