Or treated. Or both actually... Tish from The Kat House just gave me the Halloween Treat award! It couldn't have been timed any better either. And no, not because Halloween's this week, but because today is Monday (which translates loosely in German to "crummiest day of week") and as luck or Murphy's Law would have it, I managed to get myself a speeding ticket this morning. Hooray. Even better, it was on my way back from dropping a friend off at his apartment, after spending all morning driving him to and from his doctor's office across the river for a follow-up visit to some surgery he had last week. Where's the karma in that I say? Sigh. So anyways, this delicious-looking award was a definite pick-me-up this morning. Thank you very much, Tish! Much appreciated. And while I'm guessing the apples in the pic are caramel covered, I'll check with the manager to see if I can swap them for those awesome, teeth-shattering hard red candy shell kind.
According to the award's creator, the Halloween Treat award should be passed "along to ones you think are deserving of a special treat for the season." Which means, not just regular yahoos who visit and chat on your blog, but even some random commentors. So with that spirit in mind, I choose to pass the treats on to the following folks:
Black Belt Mama - I don't even know if she's ever visited this blog, but I've been following her's ever since it was reviewed on BlogsWeLuv. And BBM could use some serious cheering up these days since she tore her ACL. Ack. So hopefully this'll help, even a little.
Danielle at Pink Internet Marketing - Sure it may be a "girly blog" and decked out in pink, but Danielle offers some great SEO advice and tells it like it is all while she's learning. Plus, she's constantly updating her header to tie into various themes. And she loves Chef Boyardee, so need I say more?
Loretta from Just Not Martha - Loretta entered our Win a Wii Contest and has left a few comments since. I've checked out her blog (she has a few actually) and they're all a lot of fun and bounce all over the place. Depending on the day, you may score yourself a recipe, a tip on free candy, or a story about a credit card-eating car. Plus she has excellent taste in Halloween candy so she deserves one o' these.
Allison at Reality on Bravo - I'm not a fan at all of Reality Shows. Just not my thing. But Allison has such a fun time writing her blog about all the different types of popular shows out there, I can at least appreciate her blog. I still won't watch any of the shows, though, but at least I'll keep reading her posts. And you should too!
Polli from Polliwog's Pond - Even though she certainly doesn't need any more sugar in the house, not with 6 kids (!), I am always entertained by Polli's adventures out on "the rock." She's funny, considerate, and has the cutest and most relaxing header on any blog I've ever seen. I dare you to look at that frog and not feel your anger or cynicism melt away! Go on, try it. Oh and she loves the classic cheesefest that is the "Flash Gordon" movie, so she can do no wrong in my eyes.
Just 'cause I'm giving out awards, doesn't mean there isn't time for coupons! And since we're talking all about treats, here are a few food and sweets-related codes for ya...
Extra 70% off Dining Certificates at Restaurant.com
Use promotional code TREATS.
Valid through: October 31, 2007 11:59pm CT
This discount is in addition to the everyday discounts at Restaurants.com. So if you buy a $25 Certificate for $10 and use a 70% off coupon, you pay only $3!
$20 off a $75 purchase online at Omaha Steaks
Use the above link to activate the coupon. Discount should appear in your shopping cart.
Valid through: December 31, 2007
Note: If you already activated another Omaha Steaks offer, you may have difficulty activating the $20 off coupon.
Free 1 pound box of Assorted Chocolates on $39+ at FannieMay.com
Use key code 10133.
Valid through: October 31, 2007
Cannot be combined with any other offers. Qualifying amount does not include shipping and tax. Free 1 pound box of Assorted Chocolates will be sent to the billing address and is automatically added to the order.
10% off online orders over $19.99 at Davids Cookies
Use coupon code DC10.