Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Honest Scrap Blogger Award

I'd like to thank Elizabeth at The Divine Gift of Motherhood for this most prestigious award.  I love reading her blog (she uses such pretty and classic pictures) and she makes me feel like I chose a good name for my Ellie.  You see, her name is Elisabeth Katherine and one of the first things I noticed when I stumbled on The Divine Gift of Motherhood was that the author's name was Elizabeth Kathryn.  Coincidence?  I think not! 

In order to keep this award, I must do the following:
1. Say thanks and link to the presenter of the award.
2. Share ten honest things about myself.
3. Present this blog award to 4 other whose blogs are brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4. Tell those 4 people that they have been awarded the HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving it.

Ten things about ME! (Who wouldn't want to know more about lovable me?):
1. I have a massive sweet tooth and think candy should be a major food group.
2. I grew up on the Southernmost barrier island in Southern NJ. (You get bonus points if you guess the name of the island, extra bonus points if you've ever visited it!  The points have no value)
3. I share a birthday with my dad.
4. I once had a hermit crab that lived over 7 years.  I stole $2.50 in change from my mother to buy that hermit crab.  I was only allowed to buy him if I used my own money (I didn't have any at the time) so I resorted to stealing from the change jar.  I didn't tell my mom that I stole the money until after the crab was dead.
5. I talk to my plants.
6. All of my house plants have names.
7. I was unmercifully tortured in elementary school because I had flared front teeth. As awful as it was, I think it made me stronger (certainly sarcastic, if nothing else).  
8. No amount of money in the world would convince me to drink a glass of white milk.  Aside from being lactose intolerant, I think the taste of white milk is absolutely revolting.  I won't drink any glass of milk (not even chocolate).  An extra thick milkshake is as close as you'll get.
9. I am a recovering pack rat. It's a genetic disease, I'm certain of it.
10. I struggle with letting go of trying to be perfect.  Something that isn't easy for a perfectionist.  My first wake-up call was during an RCIA class where Sr. Marie told me I was never going to be perfect (this was after I had shared that I was a perfectionist) and to stop trying.  Ouch!  You know what?  She's right and it took me several years to realize she didn't say it to insult me.

I nominate the following bloggers:
1. Joy, at Joy in the Morning, not only does she have a beautiful little girl with a beautiful name, Elisabeth, she is also sort of local to where I live.
2. Cookie, at The Cookie Jar.  She seems to have an outlook on motherhood that is similar to my own.  
3. ViolinMama, at A Rosey Outlook on Life, because I think her kids are pretty cute and I like her writing style.
4.  Koda's human, Betty, at A Corgi in Southern California.  You make me wonder if Mr. Furkins will be requiring his own blog detailing the crazy antics of his live some time in the future.  Can you see it?  "The Adventures of Naughty Mr. Furkins"  it could happen.


  1. Is the southern most island LBI? I've been there! And I have a few relatives that live there.
    Thanks for the award! Hopefully I'll have to post on my blog later today.

  2. No, LBI is much further north.

  3. Cape May??? I googled it so I'm not sure if that is correct or not

    thanks for the award; that was very sweet of you!!

    that's neat that you share a birthday with your dad; 2 special celebrations in one day;awesome!!

    I used to be a pack rat and then we started moving like 11 times in 21 years so I became less of a pack rat

    my niece's name is spelled with an "S" in Elisabeth; it is more uncommon, as you know, to spell it that way. I kind of like it spelled that way

    again thanks for the award!


  4. Nope, Cape May Island isn't actually considered a barrier island (no idea why). Maybe it has something to do with the size of the island, or the width.

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  6. Thank you so much for the award. I don't actually know much about the Jersey coast. Have you always lived in NJ?

  7. I actually lived in Delaware County, PA for 11 months around the time when I just got married. With the exception of those 11 months, I've lived my entire life in Southern NJ.

  8. Weird, I moved to Delaware County about seven months after getting married. Prior we had been living in the city for two years coming there from Houston.
    Charlie was born and grew up on NJ but farther north.

  9. I'd like to add my name to the list of people who lived in Delaware county PA after getting married. I moved to Media for a few months before I bought my first house in Cherry Hill.
    So which island is the furthest south? I've been up and down the jersey shore... I miss that place!

  10. The island of Wildwood is the Southernmost barrier island on the coast of NJ.


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