Sunday, September 27, 2009

By Golly... I'm Honest!

A BIG "Thank you" goes out to my friend, the incredibly talented Miss Mustard Seed of Mustard Seed Creations for the generous award of  "Honest Scrap"! I may not be a lot of things but gosh darnit, I Am Honest! Maybe too much for a few people. 

Here are the Rules that need to be followed upon receiving this award:

  1. Say "thanks" and give a link back to the presenter of this award.

  2. Share "10 Honest Things" about yourself.

  3. Present this award to 7 others whose blogs that you find brilliant in content, /or design, or those who have encouraged you.

  4. Tell those 7 people that they have been awarded the "Honest Scrap" award and inform them of these guidelines.

OK, now on with the show!

  1. I am the oldest of three children... hence the "Type A- Personality".
  2. I am an X-Ray tech, but haven't worked in this field in 20 years.
  3. I started a business 20 years ago where I did stenciling and calligraphy, selling handmade framed pieces. It was relatively successful as I had a spot at the Atlanta Gift Market.
  4. I am a frustrated artist and love the medium of watercolor.
  5. My husband and I met at church and only knew each other 4 months when we were married. Yikes!
  6. We have lived  in San Antonio,Texas (where Alyson was born) and Marietta, Georgia (northern suberb of Atlanta) where I left my heart.
  7. I have a real aversion to clowns or anyone or anything that hides their true feelings or puts on a "show". (Sorry.)
  8. I want to know the truth even if it hurts. (Do you see a theme here?)
  9. I really do NOT want to be defined by any illness. That's why I thought long and hard about sharing my recent heart problems.
  10. About 12 years ago I had a dramatic encounter with God, and it radically changed my life. I love to study and teach the Bible and have written and taught several Bible Studies.
These are the 7 people whose Blogs have inspired me with their great content and encouragement.
They have inspired so many people and some have had awards up to their eyeballs, but what the hey. Like I said, I tell it "Honest"!

I have 2 honorary "blog idols":
Theresa of Garden Antiques Vintage, whose blog I found first and has encouraged me in so many ways, and Debbie of Talking Trash who has been my biggest cheerleader and favorite Nana. (not to mention has caused me to laugh until I fell in the floor!)

  1. Mindy of Primitiques in Poetry, my first follower
  2. Jan of Summer Sundays, my friend and blog mentor
  3. Katie of Ragamuffin Gal, my spiritual sister
  4. Cindy of Yapping Cat Studio, my creative hero
  5. Jodie of Everything Vintage, my adorable southern sweetie
  6. Hayley of Nesting Notions, my English teacher that inspires me
  7. Jermaine of French Kissed, my friend the world traveler, and designer extraordinare
Thank you everyone, there were so many more!
Have a great Monday, everyone!


  1. Debra ~ I came over tonight to do some late night visiting and imagine my surprise to see my name and be honored by sweet wonderful you! Thanks so much!!! I agree that you are ALL those things and so much more! (I didn't know that about the clowns tho, so I will make sure to leave my red ball nose in my classroom) Love you!

  2. Honestly Debra, you are are dear! Congratulations on the award and sharing a little about yourself. Is Mindy your first follower? My daughter lives in TX and the next time I visit I plan on meeting Mindy in person. She is a sweetie. Hope you have a fun week. sandi

  3. First of all, I love the image on your banner. it is beautiful!! and because you are honest, you gave kudos to Martha, yay Martha!! Second, I love honest people. Genuine, honest people... I try to surround myself with those types of people always, through church, through close friends. I too pride myself on honesty. So that is why it irks me when I paid for a perscription on Saturday and gave the clerk a $20 and she gave me change for a $10. Now that $10 is not going to make or break me, but I left it with her to call me when she counts her drawer. Of course, no call.... AArrgghh!! Thank you for sharing your posts with us... I do love reading them... hugs

  4. Congratulations on the award...well deserved. And I must also confess my discomfort with clowns! I am with you all the way.

  5. Awe Debra...with ALL that is going on right now, I am so touched that you thought about little ole me! :)
    With all of the beautiful blogs out there, I am honored that I am one of your chosen seven.
    I loved learning these things about you...makes me love you even more! You are so real, my favorite virtue of all!!!! :)
    Thank you make blogging so special, I'm so glad I found you!!!

    everything vintage

  6. Debra, you are one of the most genuine people I've met here, you deserve this award and pretty much every other one out there. I've been praying for you a lot lately, I sure do hope you're feeling better and that the prognosis gets better every day.
    Much love,

  7. haha...wish I knew where to get new ones...big girl panties that is:)

    Honesty feels really good.:) Blessings for you, Debra.

    xo Lydia

  8. Debra,
    Congradulations! What a crack up(see my blog to explain) What a co-wink-e-dink. Fun to read and learn more about our fellow bloggers, isn't it!
    My Best

  9. Cogratulations! I love your answers! I am so.. glad to see you out and about again! Hope you have a great week!

  10. Your name is a misnomer. Your thoughts are not common. You are truly honest and sweet. You deserved this award.
    I don't like clowns either so could really relate to that.
    You also are a real inspiration to me.

  11. Your name is a misnomer. Your thoughts are not common. You are truly honest and sweet. You deserved this award.
    I don't like clowns either so could really relate to that.
    You also are a real inspiration to me.

  12. Congrats on your award!!! I loved reading the little bits of insight into what makes you tick:)!!!

    I hope you are doing well and that your health is improving!!! Take care of yourself!!!


  13. congrats on well deserved award! love to visit your blog...


  14. Thanks so much for adding me, I will follow your blog, too. I just love all the great ideas. Very inspiring!

  15. Oh, thank you! Thank you! I'm headed out to dinner with some girlfriends this evening but I will be thinking of just what I want to share. I'm so glad I met you through this blog and I think we should meet for lunch at the tearoom sometime and be face-to-face friends, too! Have a good night!

  16. Oh congrats! I truly enjoyed your 10 things! I too am an oldest of 3 and Type A! Good to get to know you better!
    Hugs, Lisa

  17. I am honored! Truly. And such wonderful company I'm in! I love Deb (Talking Trash) she is a hoot! Got to see her again at RT. And FINALLY got to meet Theresa at RT. What a doll she is! So, thank you gurl, I'm so very tickled to be amongst these fine, "blog-ebrities"! Thanks for the sweet award!
    yapping cat


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