26 April 2010

I'm Coming Clean At Last

It's true.  I'm coming clean at last. I have been a bad, bad, blogger.  I have been remiss.  For almost two weeks now.   I do appreciate this awesome award I received but,  I haven't had the time to receive it publicly until now.  I have however, been savoring it.  I shall now redeem myself and be a good blogger.  I will pass the love on and a big thank you Margaret, Peggy or Peg too,  over at Straight Up - No Chaser.  I love the Honest Scrap Award!

Margaret, (I call her Margaret but I hear you can call her anything you want) is a dear, and her blog has great content too.  Ah, to be in a boat with hubby and the pup, sipping wine and relaxing on a lake.   Don't let her header fool ya.  She's one busy lady and has the blog to prove it!  One of my favorite posts of hers is MacGyver With A Tool belt.  Way to go picking a great husband Peg! This lady always makes me laugh with her wit whether she happens to be in a bad mood or a good one. Thanks for honoring me with this award!

So I hear the rules for this award go like this....I need to list 10 things about myself and then pass the award along to 10 friends. 

1.   I once spent a whole summer living in a pup tent in the Idaho wilderness on the Middle                  Fork of the Salmon River.

2.  I have been in a commercial for Forest Lawn Cemetery and made an ABC movie of the week.  

3.  I'm 55; I have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

4.  My pets have included rabbits and chickens, dogs, cats, turtles, ducks and a monkey.

5.  I have a Granny in Ireland.

6.  When I send out my Christmas cards I say a prayer for each person or family before I drop the cards individually, one by one into the mailbox.  (I send out about 125 cards).

7.  I would walk through fire to save a kid.  Any kid, any time, anywhere.

8.  I went to school with Michael Jackson and two of his brothers.

9.  When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up and become a nun.  (I wasn't even Catholic at the time.)  That dream didn't work out for me (see #3).

10.  My husband is my best friend.

Well, now you know way more than you ever wanted to know about me!  It's all old news.  If you want to know the new you'll have to peek at my blog.

I've become a follower of some great, new, beachy blogs lately.  I'm going to pass this award on to them because their blogs help me to find inspiration for design and decoration in the cottage I'm remodeling.  Honestly, inspiration is what I need most these days as it's about all I have time for, being that our deadline for finishing up is the end of June! 

Daily Vitamin Sea (a costal lifestyle blog)


Dreamy Whites

Sally Lee By The Sea...

Sea Cottage

The Lettered Cottage


A Dog's Beach

Rubies Place

The Mermaid's Mercantile


Sally Lee™ said...

Thank you so much for the award - I'm glad that my blog helps inspire you - I'm honored to be in such good company.

Sally Lee by the Sea

Tina said...

Hi Tia:) Thank you so very much for passing this award onto me, I am so thrilled! I am really glad that we can inspire each other via our blogs:) I loved learning those 10 things about you!! Hope the building is coming along perfectly:) Thanks again! Wishing you a wonderful week my friend~ Tina xx

bermudabluez said...

Thanks so much for the award!!! Computer probs tonight so will have to catch up with you later....I'm so glad we found each other!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Cool 10 things Tia.
My Dad would have adopted you for number 9! That is what he always wanted me to be.

Swimming pool, movie stars......that's my pal Tia!

Maya said...

Tia, thanks so much for thinking of Daily Vitamin Sea!!! My husband is definitely my best friend!

debi beard said...

Thank you Tia,
I am a new blogger and it is wonderful to receive an award. I enjoyed reading the 10 things about you. Your blog is delightful.
On behalf of all of the talented vendors at the Mermaids Mercantile we say Thanks!

Ocean Girl said...

Congratulations. I see you have fellow cottage friends:)

bermudabluez said...

This is so interesting!!! So you are a movie star! And that whole nun thing didn't work out! Ha! Thanks ever so much for passing the award on to me. I sincerely appreciate it! Due to computer problems, you may be getting more than one comment from me.....hope this isn't a duplicate! My memory isn't what it used to be either!!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your award. You have an interesting life!

simpledaisy said...

Hi there!!!
Thanks so much for the award!!! I really appreciate it:)

Connie said...

I was just browsing and found your blog. First, I just love your header -- it looks like a painting. I have heard you can do that in a picture program which I forget already.
The jewelry is stunning-- there is so much talent on Etsy !
I started a new blog, but now I find I am not registered even though I went through the process. I'd love to move it as no one can find me and I miss everyone.
I may have to redo it all over again........ How does that sound to you. Do come on over if you can find me as I love visitors.
Have a good week.
ps You can click on my name and that might get you here. I love visitors