Thursday, September 24, 2009



My heart is a flutter with the honor of the Honest Scrap Blog Award.  My new and dear friend Tracey at French Larkspur has passed this award on to me and I am very flattered. Thank you Tracey!

Rules of the game:

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 other people 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 the HONEST SCRAP AWARD.

Off to the races with the 10 Honest Things About Myself.....hummmmmmmmmmmmm

Do you really want to know ?

1)    I am actually a very shy person...but overcompensate for it by taking charge of situations where I am uncomfortable.

2)  I am an over protective mother and struggle with the thoughts that I should be doing more.

3)  I hate laundry with a passion....sometime my clothes will be left for days, just waiting to be folded.  The only way I can get through it is to have a nice long phone conversation; it makes the pain more tolerable.

4)  Making others happy makes me happy.  If I could I would fix all the world's problems, I would .... too bad the world is not listening to my suggestions.

5)  I am adopted and proud of it!

6)  I am terrible with money, will not discuss it or even utter the words "budget".  YUCKY

7)  I live for new decorating projects.  If I could change my house around on a yearly basis I would.  My furniture moves every three months, seasonal decorations excite me to no end and I enjoy collecting "finds" and fitting them into our lives.

8)   My motto for life, every since I was a young girl, I told my father...."LIFE IS LIFE".  Later, as I got older and asked myself what do when you just don't have any more answers... "PUNT".  I always remember, somehow even in our darkest moments we alway end up coming through them on the sun filled side of life.  You just have to ride out the storm.

9)  I enjoy a nice glass of wine, well maybe a couple.

10)  It amazes me how much I have enjoyed this journey into blogging .... it gives me hope and faith in humanity that good people do exist, that kindness is a natural extension of self, and that people can accept you even with differences. 


Now onto the fun part of passing on this award!!!!!!!

Patina Soul
Fawn Hamilton has inspired me in so many ways!

Faded Plains
Andrea has an amazing sense of style!

Remnants of the Past
Judy's Antiques are Amazing...only wish I lived closer.

Acorn Cottage
Nancy helped me find some of the best places to visit on my last trip to KC...

A Little Sussy
Nicole is an amazing photographer and a great sense of style!

Modern Country
Makes me want to change to all white...

Thinking Out Loud
I so admire Jan for her honesty and passion!

Ok that is it....I hope you enjoyed this post.  The pictures are my latest of design inspiration.  I am finding that I am going through another style evolution and want to find a new fresh direction.  It is hard to figure out what works for me and what fits our life style.  More on that later .... enjoy your day Girls!



nicole hill gerulat said...

thank you so much! i'm honored!

Tracey said...

I didn't know you were adopted. You know I'm with ya on the wine thing! Loved your list!!!

:) T

traci said...

love the honesty. thanks for sharing. that bathroom photo after #1 makes me swoon. beautiful photos.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Congratulations! And most deserving, I might add. I'm finding so much on your blog that I love.
Big hugs,

A.Love said...

I hear ya on #2!!!

Jen R. said...

Congrats on your award Janet!

Jeanneoli said...

So fun to get to know you better.

the wild raspberry said...

I'm finding you to be a kindred spirit in many ways!
Loved your list and the beautiful photos to go with it...and I adore your header.

I met Nancy this summer...she is fabulous and such a hoot!

Have a wonderful weekend. Congrats on your award.


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We love knowing more about you, Janet. Thank you so much for sharing!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me...I'm honored. Love your list...and getting to know you a bit more.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I have just spent the longest time reading past posts - and this has to be my fav - because it has so many great details all about YOU! :) I love knowing more about you!