I RECEIVED AN AWARD!!!!! Oh….and heaven in the form of drive-thru chicken is at Pollo Tropical (Jacksonville, FL) :)

OMG guys so as you can tell from the title…I RECEIVED AN AWARD!!!!  I am super stoked about it because it was totally unexpected.  I am really humbled by the “blog love” I’ve received since starting my blog one month ago.  I really appreciate all of you and truly enjoy visiting your blogs and reading your comments.  I was awarded the “One Lovely Blog Award” by the lovely  CocoaGirlD at http://cocoacazhmere.blogspot.com/.  Her blog focuses on beauty and inspirations and it’s a breath of fresh air!  Thanks chica!

So there are a few rules:

1.) Link back to the person who passed you the award

2.) Share 7 random things about yourself

3.) Award 15 blogs

4.) Drop a note to tell them about it


1.) I LOVE LOVE LOVE to draw!!! In 2009 I fulfilled one of my “bucket list” items…I illustrated a children’s book!  It’s entitled “Why Does The Sunset Mommy?” written by Rhonda Boles.  Please check it out here and here!!!

2.) All of my life I’ve been told I look like “Rudy” from The Cosby Show…No LIE someone told me earlier this week “Hey you know who you look like….Rudy!  From the Cosby Show!” What do yall think?

Keisha Kight-Pulliam (Rudy)

3.) I was a military brat, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

4.) I LOVE dogs!!!! Both big and small!

5.) I was a model in a modeling troupe in college.  I still walk in fashion shows here and there.  I’ve got a pretty mean walk!!! 😉

6.) I’ve run in the 15K (9.3 miles) Gate River Run every year for the past 3 years with one of my BFFs Maribel!

7.) I have recently become addicted to Pollo Tropical- Chicken on The Grill!  It is the best quick-service chicken joint around!  If you don’t live in Florida, New Jersey, Bahamas, Venezuela, Honduras, Trinidad, Ecuador, or Puerto Rico, you’re missing out.  I had it for lunch yesterday with my parents who are here visiting me!  You already know I come bearing pictures so here they are:

The chicken is citrus marinated and the also have mojo pork, and guava barbecue ribs!  The chicken is always so fresh and it is hormone and trans fat free!!! The best part is that you can get all this fresh goodness in a drive thru!!!! WHAT!!! 

Did I mention how affordable they are…the 3 of us ate for $20! 

Oh and you can get wine also!!!

My mommy had the chicken quesadilla salad

My daddy had the Tropical Trio which included the ribs, chicken, wings, and 2 sides!!!!  (Yall those wings are that DEAL!!!)

I had the quarter chicken (leg & thigh) with yellow rice.veggies, and black beans!  YUM-YUM!!!

This food is sooo good and the prices are even better!

Pollo Tropical on Urbanspoon

On to those who I want to give an award to but first let me say that I enjoy reading all of your blogs!  Blogging has become a favorite past-time for me and you all deserve a lovely blog award but to follow the rules I’m going to list 15 of you:

1.) http://styleandpoise.blogspot.com/
2.) http://fromthereztothecity.blogspot.com/
3.) http://www.majormusthaves.com/
4.) http://girlwithcurves.tumblr.com/
5.) http://www.allthingsfab101.com/
6.) http://www.bravoerunway.com/
7.) http://afendibagandabadattitude.blogspot.com/
8.) http://yummychunklet.wordpress.com/
9.) http://25poundsofnothing.blogspot.com/
10.) http://full-figureddiva.blogspot.com/
11.) http://stylechic360.blogspot.com/
12.) http://keekeebe.blogspot.com/
13.) http://live-life-in-style.blogspot.com/
14.) http://girl-loves-food.blogspot.com/
15.) http://mispapelicos.blogspot.com/

I frequent these blogs quite often and I LOVE them!!!!!! Thanks again Cocoa for the honor!  Talk to you all soon!




  1. Ro
    June 17, 2011 / 1:05

    THANKS SO MUCH…I am really glad I found your blog its truly FAB :-)…love the fun facts….15K ??? YAY I'm working my way on up.

  2. B.Inspired
    June 17, 2011 / 1:05

    Awww…Thank you so much for the award!!! I am going to do the same 🙂 and Pollo Tropical looks amazing, and 3 people for $20??? Sign me up!

  3. Tammy
    June 17, 2011 / 1:05

    There you go again showing all this yummy food in the am.. smh 🙂 THANK YOU LADY for the award… Oh & I will def check out this book as well as say YES "Pollo Tropical" is the spot.. I love their food..*Congrats to the other FAB bloggers as well!Tammyhttp://afendibagandabadattitude.blogspot.com/

  4. Mordrian
    June 17, 2011 / 1:05

    Great idea! love it when i win awards, hope to be in your next list 😉 haha Great blogx mordrian

  5. KeeKeeAllNatural
    June 17, 2011 / 1:05

    I Love your blog too sistah! & WOW! You've only been blogging for one month? You are doing very well. Your niche is very creative, no one has a blog like you. This is why I read often. Thanks so much. I am going to be getting my post together this weekend & pass out my awards. lol Thanks again!

  6. sacramento
    June 17, 2011 / 1:05

    You are a true angel. Thank you so much for choosing my blog.I will have a good look at all the other ones.have a fantastic weekend.I love that you have a pretty mean walk, LOL.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  7. Inez of Style Chic....360
    June 17, 2011 / 1:05

    Thank you so much for giving me this award. I loved learning a little more about you. And you do resemble Rudy. 🙂

  8. Anonymous
    June 17, 2011 / 1:05

    Thank you so much for passing this award onto me! You definitely deserve yours. I love reading your blog. It's a breath of fresh air to see fashion when I'm inundated with legal briefs and cooking blogs most of the day.

  9. Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle
    June 18, 2011 / 1:05

    Congratulations on the award honey and Congrats to all of you getting it too. :)<3 MarinaFashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

  10. CocoagirlD
    June 18, 2011 / 1:05

    Now that I think about you do look like Keisha Knight Pulliam.. girl now see imma have to drive to jville and try that place cuz that food looks delish I never been there… and they reasonable oh yeah new spot to try.. wow i didnt even realize you only be blogging for a month wow aint God good.. Wow u do 15k race no wonder you got them killer legs.. they look awesome thats something to be very proud of. Wow i didnt know you were born in HI, i wanna get there so bad soon and very soon i hope. Thanks for the shout out.. honey enjoy your weekend..Tisha

  11. Fitz Chronicles
    June 18, 2011 / 1:05

    How exciting…I loved the fun facts and yes you do resemble Keisha Knight Pullem…I so wish that restaurant was near me…lol

  12. Belle
    June 18, 2011 / 1:05

    Hey girl! Awesome job on the blog and congrats on the award! You are doing such a good job! Can't wait to see more! Love ya! -Belle-

  13. Katie Mac
    June 18, 2011 / 1:05

    Congrats on your award and great job on the blog!

  14. B.Inspired
    June 18, 2011 / 1:05

    Thank you Trice 🙂 I woke up late this morning so now I am notifiying my 15 awarded bloggers 🙂 can't wait to see your next post and….I am hungry LOL 🙂

  15. Style & Poise
    June 18, 2011 / 1:05

    CONGRATS honey on your blog award and thank-you kindly for the award..it's such an honor..thanks so much doll !!!!XOXO

  16. Zarna
    June 18, 2011 / 1:05

    congrats on the award! it's so amazing that you run that much every year!

    June 19, 2011 / 1:05

    Congrats on the award girl!! You really do have a lovely blog. I enjoy reading each post. Man I would love to meet you and hang out with you…you seem like a really cool chick!! 😉 WOW you illustrated a children's book!! That is really something!! My daughter is a little doodler (is that a word?) so maybe she will become the next Frida Kahlo!! I can't believe you run over 9 miles every year!! Girl I couldn't walk 2!! bwuahhhhhhhh I wish they had that chicken joint here. I am addicted to Chipotle but I'm tired of it now and need a new spot!! lol Girl Imma need you to record that fierce Naomi Campbell walk for us! You do kinda look like lil Rudy. That is a compliment…she is beautiful! I love dogs too! I was not a military brat but I was in the Air Force for 4 years. Thank you so much for the award girl!! Kiah

  18. Shasie
    June 19, 2011 / 1:05

    Congrats on your award! I love your facts and YES you do look like Rudy!!! Thanks for passing the award onto me! Means so much!Shasie Live Life in Style

  19. honeisos
    June 24, 2011 / 1:05

    congrats !!! love ur blog … and mmmm the food looks so yummy ! <3

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