22 September 2009

I have had the pleasure of making some new friends through blogging and one of them is Tricia from Backyard Candle Company. She is so sweet. I love her blog..and her shop...please visit her at http://www.backyardcandle.blogspot.com/ ...you will be glad that you did.

So, here's what I I am supposed to do.......

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

So here we go...

First - The day I met Tricia she gave me the inspiration I needed to start working on my wares again. Thanks Tricia! And thank you for the Honest Scrap Award! Visit her don't forget!!!http://www.backyardcandle.blogspot.com/

Second -10 Honest Things About Myself
1) I wanted to be a Doctor...went to the University of Northern Iowa to major in biology and the plan was to then transfer to University of Iowa to go to med school ....I never graduated from UNI and I am not a doctor...but this is the life I was meant to have and I am grateful.

2) I LOVE to travel...near, far, cold, warm, beach, mountains...doesn't matter! Have passport will travel!

3) Cooking is a passion of mine....especially baking!

4) The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie of all time...I know...I know....but ever since I was a little girl this has been my favorite...I have even owned a Cairn Terrier(like TOTO) his name was Ozzie...he's in heaven now. You know Dorthy had the power all along to go home...I think we are like that we have the power to get us where we want to go...sometimes we just don't use it!
5) I used to be a Vegan....for health reasons...I didn't eat any meat any animal products...no dairy...no eggs...nothing...and rarely if ever had sugar....I had some health issues and my doctor at the Mayo Clinic strongly disapproved of my diet....soooo.....not so much anymore....but would do so again in a heartbeat if I could make it work.

6) I am a total Magazine addict...............you don't even want to know how many I have. I keep past issues....(okay I know I can't be the only one...anybody else????) I can't seem to part with them....I just like to snuggle up with them and get lost!

7) I struggle with my weight....ugh! I used to be thin (almost too thin I realize know) but am now the same weight as when I was hugely pregnant with one of my boys that was a 10lb baby and gained alot alot of extra weight. I try to remember though...and I heard this somewhere...that I am as my creator made me and if he is satisfied then so am I.

8) Project Runway....I love this show......I group of designers who have challenges in which they use their talents to compete against each other to win a grand prize.....I love it! I love to see the challenges they get...how they take a concept and make it into their vision...

9) I wear my heart on my sleeve.....

10) My hero and my greatest inspiration...my 13 year old son. My youngest son had to be delivered early (27 weeks) to save my life.....I had severe preeclampsia and my body was beginning to shut down....he weighed 1 lb 3 oz and was 12 inches long....He has cerebral palsy. He has endured so much and even through it all he is the happiest person I know! I have always said that he is my strength not my weakness. He is beautiful...inside and out!

Me and My Hero!

Now the seven people I am giving this to are.....
Tracey - http://www.frenchlarkspur.blogspot.com/
Cindy - http://www.romantichome.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://www.curioussofa.blogspot.com/
Jeanneoli- http://www.bushelandapeck.typepad.com/
Rebecca - http://www.rebeccaforvintageliving.blogspot.com/
Donna - http://www.donna-jenkins.blogspot.com/

I am VERY new to blogging...but the blogs listed above are ones that are either creatively inspiring, were very welcoming to me into my blog world journey and/or have meaningful dialogue that touches my heart. Please visit them....I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


  1. Thank you so much for including me! I'm also a magazine junkie and I feel like they are taking over my home! I also struggle with my weight and until I read this post I never really thought that I weigh now what did when I was pregnant...actually more I think!

    I stopped posting tags and awards on my blog because for awhile I was getting like 4 or 5 a week! I appreciate the thought though! Thank you so much! Good luck with your blog and I hope you get as much enjoyment from blogging as I have!

  2. You are so... precious! Thank you so much! I love stopping by whenever I can. I am also terribly new to blogland. It rattles me alittle to share myself so openly with people don't know. Weird though...I consider everyone I encounter as a new friend. God Bless you and I wish you great success...Blessings to you and you family...dj

  3. You're such a sweetheart - thank you for the award and for considering my blog worthy of mentioning! I really do appreciate it :) Your #10 is so touching...EVERY child is a blessing and your son is an extra special one!!!

    :) T

  4. Hello
    Oooh, thank you so much for the award! How sweet you are...I am also new to blogging and I have to say it has been so much fun meeting all these wonderful women with such talent and inspiration.
    I love the picture of you and your son...my twin grandsons just turned 12 this week, they both have cerebral palsy and I can't get over how much resemblance there is between Luke and your son. Luke had surgery a couple of weeks ago and was doing well but now has caught a bug and one of his incisions is giving him trouble...he is such a little trouper. My heros also.
    Thank you again for the honor.
    PS I see you like Pinecone Hill...I carry the line in my shop and have those needlepoint pillows also.
    PSS I mapquested the Sisters shop and they are only 3 hours from me...I think a roadtrip is in order :)

  5. Thank you so much!!! Isn't this blogging world amazing! I am so glad that you have jumped in .....you are going to love it. I am also a magazine junky and I keep old issues too:-)

  6. I love learning more about you!! That is a great pic of you and your son! Have a great day!!

  7. Hey, I found your blog via Rebecca. The "Honest Scrap" award is pretty cool...this is the first I've heard of it! I'm also pretty new to blogland (since Aug), and it's so much fun. That is a great picture of you and your son..I know he is truly a blessing from God! Take care and I'll be checking with you regularly...Be blessed!

  8. P.S. I also love bees and all things to do with bees. I posted on 'bees' earlier this week! I hope to be 'beekeeper' soon as well...keep flying!

  9. Hi Queen Bee,
    I Love your list. I am sitting with my hubby and here is his response to #6 ‘ How many cabinets has your husband had to build to warehouse your library'?
    Seriously though, you gave me chills and a tear to see your beautiful son and know he is your hero. I also had preemies (triplets) and I thank God everyday that they are healthy.

  10. A great way to get know you. And Tricia is rather great, isn't she? :) Our children teach us more than they will ever know! Loving the picture of you and your son. Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for the kind words you left on my blog. My son is doing great today. Hope all's well.