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,

Truffles Truffles 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.

More chocolates

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

Toy store

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

Toy store

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.

Chocolate for Mommy

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  1. Posted October 16, 2011 at 19:15 by Rachelle | Permalink

    I want to live like he does… sample life and savor the sweet things

  2. Posted October 16, 2011 at 19:21 by Cookie's Mom | Permalink

    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

  3. Posted October 16, 2011 at 19:23 by Runnermom-jen | Permalink

    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 :)

  4. Posted October 16, 2011 at 19:38 by [email protected] Wants This | Permalink

    Little J certainly knows how to live the life, go you, Little J!!

    Now, I REALLY, REALLY want truffles.
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..Guest Star: Multitasking Mumma

  5. Posted October 16, 2011 at 19:54 by Bits of Bee | Permalink

    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.

  6. Posted October 16, 2011 at 19:57 by Kim | Permalink

    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 :)
    Kim recently posted..Unplugging…

  7. Posted October 16, 2011 at 20:25 by Jen {at} take2mommy | Permalink

    Donuts, jams and chocolate? Yum!
    Great photos. Your son is the cutest.
    Jen {at} take2mommy recently posted..Guilty Pleasures

  8. Posted October 16, 2011 at 20:39 by Bruna | Permalink

    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!
    Bruna recently posted..dear me

  9. Posted October 16, 2011 at 20:59 by Kiddothings | Permalink

    Chocolate, donuts, more chocolate and toys. I’d feel guilty too! Thanks for mentioning my mangos ;)
    Kiddothings recently posted..Bentong Farm Visit and A Guilty Pleasure

  10. Posted October 16, 2011 at 21:21 by Erica M | Permalink

    Great photos as usual! Fun prompt again. It’s hard for me to follow rules, but it doesn’t ever kill me, so there’s that.
    Erica M recently posted..Monday listicle: guilty pleasures

  11. Posted October 16, 2011 at 21:46 by Mama And The City | Permalink

    I love the story being told with your pics. Bad me, bad me. I did not have enough time grrrr…Anyway, I made it. :)

    I think food is going to be in most lists somehow.
    Mama And The City recently posted..Guilty pleasures

  12. Posted October 16, 2011 at 21:50 by Jessica | Permalink

    Oh, I love this! Little J is the cutest.
    Jessica recently posted..[287/365] Rays

  13. Posted October 16, 2011 at 22:22 by Amanda | Permalink

    Sounds like a great trip. And oh, those truffles!
    Amanda recently posted..Twitter Is Weird.

  14. Posted October 16, 2011 at 23:43 by [email protected] | Permalink

    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!
    [email protected] recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – Haumade Robots

  15. Posted October 17, 2011 at 00:50 by [email protected]'s Desk | Permalink

    Truffles… yummy.. great guilty pleasure.. I too crave chocolate.
    [email protected]’s Desk recently posted..Sunny Monday ~ A Glimpse of Colour

  16. Posted October 17, 2011 at 04:25 by Fabulosokids Bruce | Permalink

    Is that a cup of liquid chocolate–to dip your truffle in? That’s hard core Stasha!By the way, I like chocolate too, but feel not the least twinge of guilt in indulging in it.
    Fabulosokids Bruce recently posted..Monday Listicles–Guilty Pleasures

  17. Posted October 17, 2011 at 04:40 by JDaniel4's Mom | Permalink

    JDaniel loves samples too. He seeks them out in every store we go into. What wonderful treats you had to try. The toys really look necessary for pretend play.
    JDaniel4′s Mom recently posted..Muffin Tin Monday- Boo for Lunch!

  18. Posted October 17, 2011 at 05:36 by Rachel Tatem | Permalink

    Looks like a pretty awesome day, for him and anyone who loves sweets! Gotta love free samples
    Rachel Tatem recently posted..So yesterday…

  19. Posted October 17, 2011 at 06:24 by Amanda Austin | Permalink

    Those donuts look SINFUL. I want one right now :)
    Amanda Austin recently posted..Five things I learned from Project Runway

  20. Posted October 17, 2011 at 06:36 by Anna | Permalink

    It sounds like an ordinary day. But at the sae time- so many positive emotions. Invaluable:)
    Anna recently posted..My tooth veneers – Just like nail art

  21. Posted October 17, 2011 at 06:46 by Gina | Permalink

    That is quite a day full of yumminess!!
    Gina recently posted..Monday Rewind- 10/17/2011

  22. Posted October 17, 2011 at 06:51 by Ally | Permalink

    Mmmmm, chocolate. That’s a smart boy you’ve got there :)
    Ally recently posted..Monday Listicles – Guilty Viewing Pleasures

  23. Posted October 17, 2011 at 07:00 by Iza Trapani | Permalink

    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!

  24. Posted October 17, 2011 at 07:01 by Jackie | Permalink

    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!

  25. Posted October 17, 2011 at 07:02 by Ado | Permalink

    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. (-:

  26. Posted October 17, 2011 at 07:53 by Bridget | Permalink

    Chocolate, trucks, and a lift? Sounds like a perfect day.
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  27. Posted October 17, 2011 at 07:54 by Rach (DonutsMama) | Permalink

    Those truffles look awesome. What a nice weekend you had.
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Life’s Lessons: The Quiet Edition

  28. Posted October 17, 2011 at 08:06 by RoryBore | Permalink

    I think I could fit chocolate and a good book into almost any list! Loved this one today.
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles – Guilty Pleasures

  29. Posted October 17, 2011 at 08:56 by Jamie | Permalink

    I love those rosey red cheeks… I can feel the fall breeze!
    Jamie recently posted..i will not miss this part

  30. Posted October 17, 2011 at 09:22 by KLZ | Permalink

    I am always amazed at how many toys my child can negotiate.
    KLZ recently posted..A Tale of Two Fishes

  31. Posted October 17, 2011 at 09:40 by Jessica | Permalink

    I want some truffles. I promise I drag my feet or ask for new toys. Please.
    Jessica recently posted..Read This While I Cry In The Corner

  32. Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:54 by Katie E. | Permalink

    Looks like a fun trip! And I love chocolate, too. And donuts. And buying toys and other things my kids want.
    Katie E. recently posted..My Guilty Pleasures

  33. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:15 by jacqui | Permalink

    This might be my favorite list of yours! I love the photos and am totally jealous of Little J. You have a beautiful family, Stasha!
    jacqui recently posted..One Mysterious Chick…

  34. Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:30 by Just Jennifer | Permalink

    I wonder if we might ever get to meet IRL? I’d love to meet all the other WA bloggers!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Oh, the Guilt!

  35. Posted October 17, 2011 at 12:16 by Bestfoodies | Permalink

    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

  36. Posted October 17, 2011 at 13:23 by deborah l quinn | Permalink

    Who could resist the Little J smile? Not me, that’s for sure. I’m surprised he didn’t get the entire fleet of construction vehicles, frankly! Lovely day & thanks for sharing. I feel like I got a little mini-vacation too!
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Monday Listicles: Guilty Pleasures

  37. Posted October 17, 2011 at 14:46 by Jodi Hall | Permalink

    mmm chocolate! :D Those doughnuts look yum!
    Jodi Hall recently posted..Cloudy Monday…

  38. Posted October 17, 2011 at 16:24 by blueviolet | Permalink

    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!

  39. Posted October 17, 2011 at 21:08 by [email protected]'s Desk | Permalink

    I’m trying to link up my monday listicles post but the linky doesn’t seem to work for me.. here’s this week’s post.
    [email protected]’s Desk recently posted..Top 10 Guilty Pleasures

    • Posted October 18, 2011 at 03:07 by Stasha | Permalink

      All done. I am sorry but I could not load a photo with your entry.

  40. Posted October 17, 2011 at 22:30 by [email protected] Rasler | Permalink

    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. : )
    [email protected] Rasler recently posted..Guilty Pleasures

  41. Posted October 18, 2011 at 02:03 by ashley | Permalink

    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

    • Posted October 18, 2011 at 03:10 by Stasha | Permalink

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

  42. Posted October 18, 2011 at 05:18 by Kate F. (@katefineske) | Permalink

    Yum! Those truffles look GOOD! :) I was so excited to be able to link up finally to your Monday Listicals as I always have such fun reading everyone else’s posts who link up each week.
    Kate F. (@katefineske) recently posted..The Missing Hour

  43. Posted October 18, 2011 at 20:02 by Lisa | Permalink

    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

  44. Posted October 18, 2011 at 22:36 by Janice | Permalink

    I really love this post – especially because of the pics that accompany each “guilty pleasure!” It looks like the day was awfully fun and full of eating. =) Wish I could try those truffles too!
    Janice recently posted..Tuesday Night Poets: The Falling Leaves

  45. Posted October 20, 2011 at 08:23 by Mama, Hear Me Roar | Permalink

    Those truffles look delightful! Now I feel like popping a dozen chocolates right now – but can’t. A viral infection seems to be coming round again ;( Miss doing a listicle!
    Mama, Hear Me Roar recently posted..How To Get a Successful Start to Breastfeeding (Part 2)

  46. Posted October 21, 2011 at 21:09 by Julie | Permalink

    That is a smart, gorgeous child.

    I love his hair! Now I’m so sad about cutting my son’s. Again.
    Julie recently posted..Back to life, back to reality

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