Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I couldn't be more excited or proud to receive not one, but two, Honest Scrap Awards. One from Yansy at Designing Life and one from Karen at Strictly Simple Style. Thank you both so much for the award and the support!!! Be sure to click on the links to check out their fabulous blogs!

You know you sit alone at your computer typing away, having a big old time looking at pretty pictures and having highly entertaining conversations all in your head. By yourself. So it is really nice when someone pats you on the back.

Here are the rules I must follow, upon receiving this award:

1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
2) Share "10 Honest Things" about myself.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving.

Are you tired of hearing about me? If so, I understand and you don't have to continue reading, but I will try to come up with something interesting to say about myself.

1. My children's names aren't really Doodle, Peanut and Butterball.
That's just what I call them.

2. Their names are Cricket, Clay and Locke. And yes, Cricket is a nickname. Her real name is Catherine. Doodle is a nickname for Cricket. Remember this is all coming from a girl named Sissy. We're big into nicknames.

3. I don't like poetry. It makes me a little queasy.

4. I don't watch a lot of T.V. and when I do it's not very sophisticated.

5. I am a fan of Dancing With the Stars. Maybe it would be fun to have Dancing with the Bloggers? ABC if you are reading this, my two left feet and I would love to compete.

6. I also love Giuliana and Bill. Have you seen it? If not try to catch an episode. You will be entertained.

7. I am afraid I am boring you to tears!!

8. Here is some exciting news if you live in or near Wilmington, The Big Green Warehouse Sale is this weekend!!
Friday Sept 25th 8-5
Saturday Sept 26th 8-3


Last time I went I had a great time. Pictures here. I don't know if I will make it this time. I am saving up for some big changes around here. More on that later.
Before I go I wanted to include some pretty pictures for you from Designing Life & Strictly Simple Style. Enjoy!!

Can't believe it is Fall. I may try this with my pumpkins this year!


  1. congratulations!! You deserve them both for being so entertaining and having such a great blog! How divine is that huge framed ikat?! And last fall I thought I should make Larry carve the pumpkins like that {must've seen that picture}, but it never happened. So please take pictures of your pumpkins!

  2. So funny about the nicknames. My kids rarely get called by their real names. I call my son (Grant)Granite or "G" and call my daughter (Molly) either Sweet Petite or Bittie. Long stories, I won't bore you.

  3. you need nicknames with 14 letters in your last name!

  4. congrats!

    you are never boring and always delightful combining humor, living life and design.

    would love to see you in your orange wellies w/white polka dots :-)

  5. congrats!!! I did get sucked into Giuliana and Bill's show the other day. Reality shows can be so addicting. Beautiful pics from their blogs!

  6. i LOVE dwts too!!!

    i knew we were kindred spirits.

  7. Congrats on your award ! I can't remember the name of the restaurant but K-38 is not ringing any bells.

  8. Congratulations! You really deserve receiving this award.

  9. It must have felt wonderful recieving this award. I think you trully deserve it. Congratulations!

  10. Loving those pumpkins! What a fun way to think of Fall! Have a great weekend!


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