Blog Awards

I’ve received a blog award by Jess at Nothing But Purple. Thanks Jess! This is my first blog award and I’m excited. The blog is awarded for blog content and design. I love that others find my blog charming and they recognize that I have strived to create a diverse blog that everyone will enjoy.


Here’s the meaning of the award: ‘“This blog invests and believes, in ‘proximity’ [meaning, that blogging makes us ‘close’ – being close through proxy] “They are all charming blogs, and the majority of them aim to show the marvels of friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate?”Then let’s try to give more attention to them!”

As the recipient of this award, I must select at least 8 bloggers whose blog content and design are worthy of the Blog Academy Award. Once I make my selection, I must visit their blogs and leave a comment to notify them that they have been awarded the Blog Academy Award. Here are my selections:

Oh My Baby
Sassy Pink Boutique
A Wrestling Addicted Mom

Mommy’s Idea
Peyton’s Mamasita
The Momma Hood
My Sippy Cup Runneth Over
A Cowboy’s Wife

I’m heading over to the listed blogs to notify them of their Blog Academy Award! Be sure to visit them.

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Teen Beauty Queen Arrested

What a beautiful young lady. She’s Miss Teen Louisiana. It seems that Miss Louisiana has curves in all the right places, but a dent in her head. According to Fox News, Lindsey Evans and a few friends were arrested for leaving a restaurant without paying their bill. Lindsey forgot her purse, duh, and decided to return to the restaurant to retrieve it. She and her friends were arrested.

The bill was $46.07. Miss Louisiana was also booked for possession of marijuana that was found in her purse. This young lady is 18, so this could leave a permanent mark on her record.

After I read the story, I wondered what goes through our youth’s mind. At 18 you know that your actions are wrong. Why would you ruin your life for $46.07? My heart goes out to her parents most of all. From the photos on her web page, they have invested a great deal of love, energy, time, and money into this young lady so she could have a successful life. To have to retrieve her from jail had to be heart breaking.

This a case of beauty and no brains if I have ever seen one. Let me know your thoughts.

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Wordless Wednesday

Fall Has Arrived
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MJennings Designs Is Stamping!


MJennings Designs is stamping. That’s right Melissa Jennings has added a new product to her jewelry line. We checked it out, and it’s adorable. The above picture shows her son’s name. The design is simple, but each piece is unique. Melissa can stamp a name, date and or a phrase of your choice! The charms can be placed on a rubber or leather cord. I love the necklace.  I’m picturing it with my grandson’s name.  Nice Christmas gift for Gran, lol.  She can also create earrings or bracelets. The price for this piece starts at $15.00 and up. You can check out Melissa’s new designs at MJenningsdesigns.com.

Keep creating this beautiful numbers Melissa!  We love them.

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Ambajam

Cupcake anyone?  You can find this adorable shirt and other hip and cute onesies, trendy baby & toddler t-shirts and pants, baby blankets, quilts, and more at Ambajam.  Ambajam invited Giggles & Sugar Kisses to review this cupcake shirt and their froggie pants. You must know they are both adorable.

We were able to test the quality of the shirt at my grandson’s first birthday party. Boy, did he put it to a test. We decided not to allow him to wear the froggie pants at the party. It was being held outside and we didn’t want him rolling or crawling in the grass while wearing them. This was a jean kind of day, lol. We also thought we had made a mistake by allowing him to wear the shirt at his party. Instead of sticking his fingers into the cake, he decided to dive into the cake (see photo below). The cake contained orange, brown and red icing. We thought the shirt was ruined. After the party, I instructed my daughter to soak it in cold water with a little Tide. It washed up beautifully.

The froggie pants are just as adorable and durable. The fabric is a stretch corduroy fabric in a yummy chocolate. They’re trimmed with a hip chocolate dot fabric and embroidered with a cute little froggie on the leg. The shirt and pants get 3 snaps, a booty shake and they go into grandma’s bag. We have our eye on the shirt with the little elephant for Christmas. You can’t go wrong with a purchase from Ambajam! We encourage you to check out their site for your next gift.

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Wordless Wednesday

A Big Bug!

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Wordless Wednesday

Birthday Boy!

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The History of the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I wanted to recognize this important fact on my blog, but I wanted to do something more than display the pink ribbon this month. As I was deciding what, a question crossed my mind. What’s the history behind the ribbon? We all know what it signifies, but how did it come about? How many people are aware of how this ribbon originated.

I decided to goggle to find my answer. It seems a lady by the name of Charlotte Haley used the ribbon in 1990 when her daughter, grandma and sister were diagnosed with breast cancer. She starting making peach ribbons and attaching them to cards to raise awareness of the National Cancer Institutes’ lack of funding for research and handing them out at the grocery store.

In 1991, Evelyn Lauder, breast cancer survivor, of the Estee’ Lauder Corporation and Alexandra Penney of Self Magazine wanted to use the concept in Self Magazine to recognize breast cancer awareness month. They contacted Charlotte Haley to request use of the peach ribbon; however, Charlotte declined. She believed that it would commericalize the concept, her story was personal.

Evelyn Lauder and Alexandra Penney were determined to use the ribbon concept, so they went to their legal departments. It was decided they could use the ribbon; however, the color had to be changed. They choose pink. The rest is history.

Giggles & Sugar Kisses proudly displays the pink ribbon each October. Please leave us a comment how you’re promoting Breast Cancer Awareness on your blog.
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Wordless Wednesday

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Birthday Boy!

We celebrated Xavier’s birthday yesterday and I promised you pictures of my little angel’s day. Here they are. We were suppose to receive rain in our area the entire week-end. I prayed for sunshine. There’s something to be said about the power of prayer, we were blessed with a beautiful, sunny day on Saturday. It rained immediately after the last guest left. I truly thank my higher power for blessing Xavier’s day.

We posted zoo signs through out the yard(above), and tied jungle themed balloons on the posts. The “Xavier’s Zoo” and “Enter At Your Own Risk” were at the entrance of the tent. We had two others that said, “Lions, Tiger, and Bears” and “Don’t Feed Me”.

Stuffed animals from the Goodwill were used as center pieces for each table. After the party we give them to the kids as party favors, that’s after we made some of the adults put them back.  We ordered jungle themed party favors from Oriental Trading and placed them into a jungle themed favor bag.  Each child took home a box of the Barnum and Bailey animal cookies. Xavier loved the cookies.


We had approximately 30 guests, and served jungle burgers, warthogs, snake salad, quick sand, toad salad, floating grass, red fungus, swamp juice with ants, rolling rocks, and monkey bread. Better known as hamburgers, hot dogs, spaghetti salad, mac & cheese, potato salad, green beans & corn, stuffed tomatoes with crab, green punch with raisins, and hot dogs & hamburger rolls. We added mixed fruit with Whipped Creme to the menu as well.

Granddaddy Preparing The Warthogs

Xavier’s cousin, Ciarra, announcing She’s At the Party

In the picture above Ciarra, Xavier’s cousin, is telling one of her Uncles that she’s at the party. She just turned 2, it was hilarious.

We served jungle cupcakes (above). I had the bakery sculpt the icing in a grass texture and we used jungle shaped cupcake picks in the center. Everyone loved them. Initially we were going to use a cupcake tree, but we decided to just place them on a tray so the children could retrieve them easily. We did half of the cupcakes in chocolate and half in yellow with a butter cream icing. Everyone of the cupcakes disappeared. The children seemed to like them better than the cake.

The cake that we used for Xavier to stick his hand in had a whipped icing. As you can see, he decided to stick his face in the cake too. He was willing to share the icing with everyone by giving icing kisses. Gran didn’t mind. I love sugars from Xavier, lol. The cupcake shirt that he’s wearing is by Ambajam. They will be featured on our blog next month.

Everyone Singing Happy Birthday

Xavier Sharing Cake With Mommy & His Cousins looking On.
Mommy Wondering How She’s Going to Get Xavier Clean


Xavier received so many gifts my daughter and son-in-law couldn’t fit everything into their car. My daughter’s in-laws had to load half of them into their SUV. Guess who won’t be buying toys for Christmas. His favorite gifts were the Popcorn Popper that you push and the little balls pop up and down and his motorized car. His cousin is helping him with his new wheels in the picture below. My long drive way is finally good for something.

Opening Gifts With Aunt Nikki

Xavier With His Cousin Jordon

We played Pin The Banana on the Monkey and a board game similar to Candy Land, but with a jungle theme. The kids actually perferred to run and play football. Go figure!
We were worried that we would be unable to get the icing out of Xavier’s shirt, but with a little Tide and a good soak in cold water it washed up beautifully. It’s adorable, we’re going to let him wear it until he grows out of it.
We hope that you enjoyed the pictures. I’m not sure who had the most fun, the children or the adults. We will be doing a post on party ideas. Feel free to send your ideas to rhonda@gigglesnsugarkisses.com. We will add them.



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