Monday Listicles

Back from a quick trip and ready to start the week with a list.

So what did you all think about Ado choosing the Family tree as our list topic this week? I for one loved it. Reading yours and writing mine. There were mangos and Polish, English and Chinese and Grandpas and family treasures. We had mansions with secret rooms and Nobel prize winners and even a cat called Lucky. Food and lasagna gardening and simple pleasures many were grateful for. Not forgetting the fox and wrestling midget. And so much more!

Well this week One Pink Chick chose guilty pleasures. Which let’s face it is a great list to write. Even better to follow and check items off, daily. I promise I did not make her choose this so that I can feel better about eating incredible amounts of chocolate. It was her own doing and in fact I am worried all of you will not include chocolate on your list and then how can we possibly stay friends? Be as it may, thank you Jacqui for choosing a great topic and more then likely not following it…

Further more, I have a hugely huge announcement: next week we are writing a list Cookies Mom is choosing. Judging by her great blog and incredible similarities between us, we will have fun with it. In case you have been stuck under a rock, your mission, should you choose to except it, is to find her among the link ups and follow the prompt. I really think you need no help spotting Cookies Chronicles since you all participate in her Best of Blogsphere but I shall give you two pointers: she is above me and she writes great book reviews.

So, time for my list. We returned from a weekend in Seattle and my vacation rule (in a nutshell: anything goes) left the door wide open for many pleasures that I now feel guilty about.

Let us see yours!

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!


10 things my son did with pleasure that left me feel guilty


1. Chose many expensive truffles,


2. Then ate them.


3. Tasted many jams, but we bought none. Because nobody is eating the ones acquired on last trip.


4. Ordered half dozen donuts and ate two.


5. Sampled more chocolate while still eating the donut.


6. Took Daddy into toy store, negotiated a new bulldozer and backhoe loader,

then read a book about building machines to convince me new trucks are necessary.


8. Dragged his feet,


8. which made Daddy feel sorry for him and carry him many, many blocks.


9. Walk Daddy back to toy shop to collect vehicles.


10. While Mommy indulges in her guilty pleasures in peace.


51 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Stasha, you KNOW I love chocolate. (When you read my listicle, you’ll see why your photos were especially torturous for me this week.)

    Great photos as always! And though I didn’t list it, buying toys for my child is another one of my many guilty pleasures. Love the dragging his feet photo.

    Very, very excited to be selected to choose next week’s listicle. I hope it is worthy.

    P.S. Thanks for making Monday’s fun again!
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Guilty Pleasures

  2. Twitter: runnermomjen
    Oh, Stasha, now I know why we’re such good friends…it’s our love of chocolate! I love your list…it’s really sweet. Love Little J and reading the book, and being carried by daddy. One of my favorites of yours for listicles 🙂

  3. Twitter: Bitsofbee
    Love your list, and it looks like you had a fabulous time! Unfortunately, I’m highly allergic to chocolate (even a chocolate chip would put me in the hospital) so my list of guilty pleasures is cocoa free!
    Bits of Bee recently posted..I Indulge. No Regrets.

  4. I love what a storyteller you are with photos and captions! This post is precious and makes me want to sample chocolates and look at toys with my children and hubby 🙂
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  5. Twitter: beeswithhoney
    Looks like a fun trip! Your son is adorable. What a sweet tooth! My FAV photo is the one where he’s looking down and dragging his feet. So cute!
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  6. Since I don’t have a list this week, I’ll list some fun facts about me:
    1. My favorite restaurant in Santa Cruz is named “Chocolate.”
    2. This year I was nominated for Chocoholic of the Year for the Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival. I didn’t win.
    3. I’ve doubled my chocolate consumption in hopes of winning next year.
    4. The darker the better!
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  7. Wow, Stasha, you live in some great place- where you have ocean frontage and on the streets there are people with trays offering truffles. I want to live there! Little J is so adorable, and your husband is very handsome 🙂 Beautiful pics!

  8. Twitter: notwifezilla
    Stasha, it seems like you have trained your son well- good chocolate, delicous looking donuts, jelly, all while feeling no guilt!
    Looks like a perfect day to me!

  9. Your son is just so photogenic but then on top of that, you are really an amazing photographer!
    I love that chocolate and goodies are a big part of your list. (-:

  10. Twitter: bestfoodies
    Your son is absolutely adorable! I love the fact that he can be eating one thing and start the second…he would fit in with the bunch here really well! I am so proud of him for walking daddy home…daddys need that you know! Still loving Listicles!
    Bestfoodies recently posted..Foodie Guilty Pleasures

  11. When I saw the trip back to the toy store, I had to crack up. He’s got your number big time, and your chocolate, and your donuts, and…. awwwww, it’s ok. He’s so adorable. He deserves it all!

  12. Twitter: teamrasler
    I’m so glad I finally got it together on a Monday to join in! This topic made it pretty easy. Looks like you all had a wonderful trip to my neck of the woods! You got a decent weekend, which is saying a lot for October here. All those yummy treats made me want to go raid my cookie jar, but there are no truffles in it, so I decided to stay in bed. : )
    Jessica@Team Rasler recently posted..Guilty Pleasures

  13. Great photos as always! And though I didn’t list it, buying toys for my child is another one of my many guilty pleasures. Love the dragging his feet photo.All those yummy treats made me want to go raid my cookie jar
    ashley recently posted..flat rate movers reviews

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Ashley. I like your website. With your rates for moving stuff, we can buy our kids even more toys.

  14. Twitter: lisaschwartz05
    Seattle is one of my most favourite cities. We often make it a family trip and do the Children’s Museum and the Science Centre. One of my guilty pleasures is to wander Pike Place Market and indulge. Looks like a great weekend.
    Lisa recently posted..If You Give a Boy a Puddle

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