A List Maker's Life: Passing On Some Honest Scrap

Monday, March 23, 2009

Passing On Some Honest Scrap

Read my UBP post
Enter my newest giveaway

The Lemons to Lemonade Award

Thanks to Amber @ Just the Nanny for the Lemons to Lemonade Award. I have really enjoyed finding ideas on Amber’s blog. It is evident that she goes above and beyond to provide great experiences for the kids she is watching. It is also fun to hear things about kids from a different perspective. Although she calls herself “Just the Nanny” it is obvious there is so much more to her than just nanny-ing and “I bet she is much more to her little charges too.

The award goes to blogs that show “great attitude & gratitude.”
Thanks again, Amber!

Honest Scrap

Heidi from Blue Eyed Blessings passed this award along to me. THANKS! Heidi is one of my blogging friends that I talk about to Kevin as if I have known her and her family for years. When I read her posts I find many things I relate to or agree with. It has been fun to get to know a kindred spirit! The Honest Scrap award is another good way to get to know each other a bit better.

The rules of this award are simple:

1. Write 10 honest (and hopefully interesting) things about yourself.
2. Pass this award onto 7 bloggers who you find brilliant in content and design.

So…here is my list.
Here are 10 honest things about my day.

1. I had a great weekend of time out with my friends visiting, stamping, shopping, and playing. I loved it...but I felt very guilty about leaving the kids.

2. I've spent much of today with tears in my eyes praying for Stellan, a dear baby boy , who I have yet to meet.

3. Although I am so thankful that he has a job, I did not want Kevin to go back to work today. I'd much rather have him home to enjoy his company & share the time with him.

4. After I posted my letter to the garbage man I felt really ridiculous about it. After reading Heidi's comment, I felt even more ridiculous about how little we recycle...yikes!

5. I love to sleep! I haven't done that yet today, but I am looking forward to it! If I really want to get honest, I will admit that I will probably bring our sweet baby into bed to curl up next to me tonight until Kevin gets home.

6. I enjoy having lots of things scheduled each day. Today was no exception. I was thrilled when I was able to cross off the errands for each day of this week by the time I picked Gavin up from school today.

7. I rarely say "no" when I'm asked to take on new opportunities or responsibilities. In fact, I usually take them on with full force. Today I worked on a stack of recommendation forms for summer employment for a sweet baby sitter of ours. It was fun to heap on well deserved praise in the form of reference comments.

8. I love to organize toys - almost to a fault. Whenever the kids ask me to "just play" I find myself lining things up in color or shape order. Yikes! It's fun for me, but not for them. I had to control my little organizing obsession today as we enjoyed a couple hours together playing in their rooms.

9. I am not a perfectionist. In fact, sometimes I wish I could say I was. I love when people have the drive to see a project to it's perfection. However, I have more of a "Get 'er done" philosophy. I do however get a bit frustrated with myself when I notice the errors of my ways later.

10. I never really watch movies. I love to rent movies so Kevin & I can sit together in one place with a "common mission." However, I rarely pay attention & usually miss the main idea. I typically pile up a few projects to get me through the 2-3 hours. I wasn't watching a movie tonight, but I did "watch" Dancing With the Stars while I worked on this post:)

Between UBP '09 & the launch of ABC and 123 I have recently found many "brilliant" new blogs. I'd like to pass this award along to the following bloggers:

~Chronicle of an Infante Bibliophile
~Thrifty Craft Mama
~Life of a Modern Mom
~Ramblings of a Crazy Woman
~I Blame My Mother
~Casa Camacho
~Teaching Heart Mom



  1. Congrats on the awards! And thank you so much for linking up. I LOVED the sock bunny! SOOOOO much! Good luck on the contest!

  2. Congrats on your awards. I love reading Heidi's blog too.

  3. LOL - I see you beat me to the post....I just gave this award to you as well. Love your blog!!

  4. Katie, Thank you so much for the kind and sweet words! I agree...I feel the same way about feeling like I "know" your family, too. Whenever I hear that you went scrappin' or stampin' I get a little jealous because I think..."why didn't she invite me?" Kidding, of course! I just think we would have so much fun if we were IRL friends!

    Loved your list...it's always great to get to know you better!

  5. I so don't get the blog awards yet... I hope I posted mine OK... I would hate to step on any virtual toes!
    Thanks for liking the lids... I worked so hard to create something I LOVE!!
    I sell Lids on www.elislids.com


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