Saturday, March 21, 2009

Have Pants, Will Travel ...

These pants have been making their way to sisters all across the web and I'd like to offer a belated, heartfelt thanks to Jen from Savor the Thyme for passing on her Sisterhood Award to me. I'm so honored to receive this from you, Jen, as I'm a huge fan of your blog. Thank you so much!

The Rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 people whose blogs you enjoy.
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person who has nominated you for the award.

I think we're all tired of hearing my thoughts on rules. If you don't know I'm a rule breaker by now you're going to have a tough time with the pop-quiz. ~wink~ In that same vein, if I've passed on this award to you, feel free to break the rules yourself. Pass it on, don't pass it on, give it to 5 people, give it to no one ... its your choice. I'm giving this award to you free of obligation and solely as a token of my appreciation of your work. All of you make my days more delicious and this is just my way of saying thanks!

So sit back, relax, loosen your belt and get ready for an exceptional feast as I present my cherished Sisterhood Award to the following delicious foodbloggers, in no particular order:

Cookie Brochette of Lightbulb Cuisine - Cookie, simply put, I am in awe of your work. The quality and variety of offerings are nothing short of amazing! Folks, be prepared for a mind-blowing experience, and no small amount of chuckles, when you click this link and let Cookie B. show you the way - The Way of The Bulb.

Chrystal and Amir of The Duo Dishes - Mouthwatering morsels, an adorable couple and talk about your sassy writing ... this blog has it all. This is one Duo with whom I'd gladly dine ... frankly, I'm hoping for a party invitation! Now, I know this is kind of a girly award - sorry for that Amir - but if the pants fit, I say wear 'em and let your yumminess shine!

Michele of Life, Lightly Salted - I've said it before and I'll say it again ... for my money the coolest foodblog on the block. I just love everything about Life, Lightly Salted - and what's not to love? Great look, delicious - real - food, beautiful pictures and some awesome music recommendations as well. Still hoping to catch up with Michele "in real life" and when we do, I know its going to rock!

Steph of Step Chows - Another tasty blog that's got it all. Beautiful layout, endearing prose and most of all ... wholesome, hearty, healthy food. Steph, I love what you're doing and thank you for doing it. Still hoping to find time to make your whole wheat pasta ... and just about everything else you post. So glad I found your blog!

Laurie of That's Not What the Recipe Says - How can you not love a blog with a title like this? And ... last week she made Monte Cristo sandwiches for dinner ... need I say more? Again, I love everything about this blog - from the gorgeous background to Laurie's warm and friendly tone - oh, and the photoghrapy rocks too. Delicious!

Doggybloggy of ChezWhat? - Yeah, I know, he's a dude. Somehow I think this dog is just cool enough to take my pants ... wait a minute, that doesn't sound right?! Rewind. What I mean to say is that in my world there are two coolest blogs on the block and ChezWhat? is as cool as can be. Go, read. Read it all, you'll see. To say its unique would be to damn with faint praise. In short, I dig this dog and you will too.

Tangled Noodle of Tangled Noodle - Great name, huh? I'm a relatively new reader of Tangled Noodle and I like what I see. Yummy recipes, charming, thoughtful posts and Noodle's spirit is so warm and friendly I just know you'll become as tangled in her web of deliciousness as I have.

Kristy of The Wicked Noodle - Yay, more noodles! Although she's relatively new to the scene, and I'm new to her blog as well, this site is so jam packed with great stuff I don't even know where to begin. Its chock full of useful tips, great recipes, yummy food news and more.

Deb of Kahakai Kitchen - I can't recall who tipped me off to this fabulous blog, but I'm so glad I found it. You've already heard me speak of the wonders of Deb's weekly Souper Sundays event - which I adore, but there's so much more than soup simmering in Kahakai Kitchen. Delcious and healthy food, fun blogging events like Tyler Florence Fridays ... and chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate. Who could ask for more?

The Heavenly Housewife of From Donuts to Delirium - She may be across the pond, but The Heavenly Housewife and yours truly share a common bond of Divaliciousness. She describes herself as a "Dita Von Teese / Martha Stewart wannabe struggling between gorging myself on Krispy Kremes and trying to squeeze myself into fabulous clothes" ... intrigued? I know I was! ... and still am.

And that's my list of ten. I've tried to highlight some new blogs here, among some of my old favorites. In truth, I could have passed this on to everyone on my blogroll ... but this post doth grow long and my fingers are tired. Suffice it to say, if you're on my roll, I think your delicious!

Bon appetit!


Burp and Slurp~! said...

congrats on the well-deserved award! I enjoy reading your blog very much.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Thanks, Burp and Slurp! You've just reminded me that I need to add you to my blogroll ... will do so now. I think you're delicious too! :)

doggybloggy said...

awwww diva thanks I'd take your pants in a minute....I mean this pants award - is what I meant..really...I have become your newest biggest fan as of late...

Heavenly Housewife said...

*Hugs* thats so sweet :), thanks so much!

the wicked noodle said...

Wow, Diva, thanks so much! I have such a soft spot for you; you were the first person to link to my blog! It's been such a nice surprise to discover the wonderful community among food bloggers - it's something I didn't expect when I started my blog. Thanks so much for this award! I can't wait to put it on TWN!

The Diva on a Diet said...

doggybloggy - I'm delighted you've taken my pants ... wait, this is getting weird ... I mean to say ... the feeling is mutual, dahling! (said in my very best Eva Gabor accent)

Heavenly Housewife - *Hugs* back to you, you are most welcome indeed!

Wicked Noodle - aw, that's really nice. I'm happy to pass it on to you was well. You, too, are most welcome! I agree about the sense of community amongst foodbloggers - quite remarkable and so very lovely.

Laurie said...

Thank you so much, Diva! I'm so honored to be in such great company on your list.

That award goes right back to you, sister!

I've been feeling so guilty that I haven't had time to post the interview you sent me, but today I came up with the perfect time - my blogoversary is coming up in a few weeks. So if you don't mind, I'd like to post the interview then.

Debinhawaii said...

Congrats on the award!

Thanks so much passing for it on to me and especially for the nice things you said--it means a lot!



Sass said...

Congrats to you, diva! ;)

The Diva on a Diet said...

Laurie - you are most welcome! Don't even worry about the interview ... I am strictly no-guilt, no-pressure. Post it whenever you like and don't think twice about it. Really, its all good! :)

Deb - I mean the nice things ... I greatly enjoy both you and your blog! Just a little token to thank you for the super work on Souper Sundays. You're welcome!

Aw, thanks, Sassy!

stephchows said...

Diva thank you so much for the kind words!! I love checking out your blog too :) It's totally on my list of links to go through every morning lol! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Wowzers, another thanks to you for this! Do you know a diva is the female version of a hustler? Well that's what Beyonce said! So you're a major food hustler! Always on your game and keeping the rest of us in the know too. And you've got us up on new blogs to read. Can't wait!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Steph - you're welcome and the feeling is mutual! :)

Duo - LOL! I did not know that ... must listen more carefully to Ms. B! Thanks also for the kind words, you are truly appreciated. :)

Anonymous said...

I'll be sure to check out these blogs. If you like them, they must be good!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Dana - I wanted to pass the award on to you, Cheryl and Charmian as well ... but you guys are the pros so I sort of felt funny about doing that. Consider yourself a big part of my "sisterhood"! :)