Friday, September 25, 2009

my first.....

I feel so honored! Jeannine of Small and Chic in Cville has given me this award. Thanks so much Jeannine! She and I live in the same small city in Virginia but have yet to meet in person. She has a great blog about "adapting big design ideas to fit an 800 foot square condo." And she actually does things to her home, as opposed to my idea of decorating: leafing through shelter mags and drooling over blog posts.

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 encourage me.
4. Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving.

Ten Honest Things About Me

1. I worry way too much. (You name it, I worry about it....but money is probably my number 1 consistent worry.)

2. My bed is my favorite place and my refuge.

3. I fight with my hair every day. I have "big" hair that is neither curly nor straight and the higher the humidity, the bigger my hair. I have not yet found the right hair product(s) to make my hair behave.

4. I *love* going to the movies. It is a whole movie-going experience for me. I am glad that my husband enjoys them just as much as I do. (This being husband #2. #1 didn't like going to the movies).

5. I believe I am officially addicted to coffee. And I don't care.

6. I like music from the 1940's.

7. I'm more city than country -- given the opportunity, I'd live full time in the city and have a country place to visit!

8. My house and my wardrobe don't look a thing like the pictures I post. I guess it's all about Progress, and not Perfection.

9. I like to watch surgery shows on TV. (The *plastic* surgery shows are my favorite but I love watching any surgery. So, whatever happened to Dr. 90210?)

10. Shoes are my weakness - the last time I was in Nordstrom's shoe section, I actually felt my pulse increase and I got a little sweaty.

Here are my picks for the Honest Scrap Award:
(It was hard to narrow it down to just 7!!)

1. If the Lampshade Fits - Raina is Inspiring, Encouraging, Funny!, Truthful, and beyond Smart!!!

2. My Favorite and My Best - love her sense of humor and her sense of design

3. tailortaste - I'm not sure how she does all she does....people like K.T. amaze me.

4. dress, design, and decor -- Daniella finds the most amazing photos to post. Her style is gorgeous.

5. Design Crisis - Talent out the yin-yang!!

6. The NEO-traditionalist - classic with an edge (and great "quotes of the day")

7. Petunia Face - It's all about her writing. At times tear-jerkingly honest and raw, most of the time just fricken hilarious!!

(OK - so I'm breaking the rules; deal with it....)

8. The Bottom of the Ironing Basket -- Simone lives in London. Her blog is what I want my blog to be when it grows up. (and I love the tag-line to her title: "the day to day story of a girl who wants to do better")

Oh God, I hate this. I hate leaving anyone out. Let's just say that if you're on my blog list, I don't get through the day without reading your posts; thanks for making my world that much better.


  1. hi anita! thanks so much for the honor and while i have done this before it is no less enjoyable when someone says they love my blog. you are so sweet to always comment on my blog.
    so thanks a million!
    and as for your honesty...
    i love the movies too and feel the experience of going is one of the best that there is. in fact i have been known to punch my husband or friend if we miss the previews or get a bad seat (i like close middle).
    and i too love 40's music.
    and my house and wardrobe look nothing like the pictures i post either.

  2. Oh Anita, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! What a really nice thing to do....and when I read what you wrote about me, I felt a lump in my throat....such a lovely thing to say, you are so generous.

    I really enjoy your blog so I am extremely flattered that you should think of me.

    Loved your 10 honest things about you.....I LOVE LOVE LOVE the movies....I am lucky enough to live walking distance (5 mins) from 2 cinemas and I try to go each you I just love the whole experience.....just stepping in there makes me happy :) And yes, I quite agree that if you miss the ads and the trailers, then it's just not the same!!

    I too am more city than country and I do love being in bed....although these days (now I have children), I spend nowhere near enough time in it!

    Thank you again so much......lovely :)

    Happy Week-end!

  3. Wow Anita... what an awesome thing to wake up to on a Saturday! You are wonderful + I thank you. I have placed a little banner on my site for your shop online. It'll stay up there as long as you like. I am excited to post my Honest Scrap next week... thank you so much! It's an honor.

  4. *blushing*

    Aw shucks, Anita.

    Thanks so much for your kind words.

    You'll find 10 (mostly) true things about me here:

  5. Thanks so much for the award!!!! We're beyond flattered! I'll be posting a follow-up to this awesomeness Wednesday!!

  6. You are awesome. Truly honestly awesome. Thank you for the blog award--such a treat on a Sunday night :)

  7. Aw thanks SO much! We have a lot in common!! I can totally sympathize with the hair situation, and i AM addicted to coffee - Starbucks coffee - and i'd LOVE a country house... ahhhh to dream... thanks again!

  8. You're welcome everyone!!
    Big hugs,


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