Saturday, June 12, 2010

I Can't Believe It- A Blog Award!!!???

I am so honored and a little surprised that I have been given a blog award. I just made my very first blog post on May 29, 2010 and I am just so glad that some people are starting to read (and hopefully enjoy) the posts that I write about. I have found some wonderful blogs to follow about many of my interests. I love the creativity that you all have in blog land. It blows my mind on a daily basis how darn cute some of your decor, crafting, sewing and entertaining posts are continually. I am really just trying to get the bloggy thing figured out, but I have a hard time doing it because I am soooo busy ready everyone Else's cute little blogs. So many cute blogs and so little time!

One of the blogs that I came across and started following is The Answer Is Chocolate. She has written so many wonderful posts in the brief time that she has been writing her blog. I can't possible pick a favorite among her many fun decor projects. The Answer is Chocolate passed along the Honest Scrap Award to me for the post I made entitled It's All Too Much.

You don't have to be a scrapper to win this award, but there are a few things to do as a result of this honor:
1) Share 10 honest things about yourself.
2) Pass along the award to another deserving blogger.

So, are you ready to hear ten honest confessions???
1) I really am not a fan of very modern decor. It just feels so cold to me.
2) I had a Gastric Bypass in 1999 and successfully lost a lot of weight.
3) I love watching true crime and forensics shows and will usually be watching these if not watching HGTV.
4) I can also watch gory health channel television shows, but when it comes to my own self I could almost pass out giving blood.
5) I wear dresses almost every day because I think they are so comfortable. About the only time I will not have one on is when I am exercising or doing a project.
6) I am a vegetarian. I read the book Skinny Bitch and have not eaten meat since.
7) I have committed to running a half marathon in Phoenix next year. I don't know if I can run the whole way, but I am sure going to give it a shot.
8) I knew I was going to marry my husband two weeks after I met him. It took a couple of weeks longer for him to figure out the same about me.
9) I once had my belly button pierced, but it got infected and I let it close up. Is it too late for a 48 year old woman to do it again?
10) I am addicted to Starbucks. They like me so much they gave me a custom gold Starbucks card with my name on it. Seriously!!!

Now I am going to pass along the "Honest Scrap" award to these 10 deserving blogs that I have loved reading and have been inspired by:
1) The Love List I loved her F U, BP post and admired her for speaking what many of us won't say publicly for fear of being politically correct. She took a lot of crap from an anonymous commenter for her post.
2) Green Your Decor I love Jennae's blog and admire her strength and honesty in dealing with a situation that would make most of us totally fall apart. 
3) Savvy Southern Style What a nice blog. I love to read this and I loved how she personalized the recent umbrella stand post by telling us the story about her father-in-law.
4) Self Confessed Lamp Tramp I drool over her slip covered dining chairs and she makes it look easy, even though I know it isn't. However, her Alive Day post really touched my heart!
5) Funky Junk Interiors I love her decorating style and loved reading about her experience in the "So You Think You Can Decorate?" competition.
6) Infarrantly Creative Besides being a Hoosier, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative had so much guts to bare her soul and talk about her way back to faith in her Real and Raw Series. I read each entry and admired her courage. (I live in Arizona, but was raised in Indy) 
7) The Magic Brush Inc. She is so talented and yet as impressed as I am by what she does to interiors, I really loved her post on running being a mental sport. She has accomplished a half marathon and I so admire her honesty about what it takes.
8) Velvet and Linen We all know that Brooke has one of the most beautiful blogs out there and I love anything she and her talented husband Steve create. It was her Mother's Day post on mothers, daughters and interior design that made me cry. I showed the post to my mother and she loved it as well.
9) Nanny Goats in Panties How could anyone not love a blog with that name. Now, throw in some really cute goat pictures and a fun writing style and this writer's blog is a winner!
10) Denton Sanatorium This fellow Arizona blogger writes about her life, kids and motherhood like she is in the room talking to you. My kids are grown and almost out of the house, but I get a kick reading about her life.

Thank you so much to The Answer is Chocolate for this thoughtful award. Now, please go check out some of the wonderful blogs above!



  1. Susie, thanks so much for the award, but I made my blog award and tag free a while back. Just too hard to pick a few bloggers to pass it on to.

  2. Ahhhhhh.... you are so sweet! I'm glad you are attempting a 1/2 marathon! You will do it! I will be doing 2 more posts on running in the next month or so.

    I consider myself a partime vegan. I read Skinny Bitch also and went vegan for a month. But I just felt so deprived and hungry. So for the last 9months or so, I eat a tiny bit of meat only 2-3 times a week.It seems to be enough to satisfy me!

    U go girl!!!!

  3. Thanks so much for the blog award. I always love it when I find a new blog to read, and I'll be back to yours. And I love that you're in the Valley! If you see me and my hundred kids, stop and say hi!

  4. I didn't know you could turn into a vegetarian from reading Skinny Bitch. I'm going to have take a look at this book.

    Thanks for the award, I'm honored.

    - Margaret

  5. Thank you so much for the award. What an honor that you ready my entire story. Good luck on your half marathon. What a huge accomplishment it will be!