>Honest Scrap Award

>My new “beachy” friend, Tia, of Cottage by the Sea has honored me with the Honest Scrap Award. Tia blogs about the everyday shenanigans of a family who lives and loves by the sea. They are renovating their home so stop by her blog to share their adventures.

Here are the official rules and regulations of the Honest Scrap Award(which you can totally ignore if I nominate you and you have no interest in doing it):

A) List 10 honest things about yourself—and make them interesting, even if you have to dig deep!

B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers who you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap and whose blogs you find brilliant in design or content.

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10 honest things about myself – wow, much harder than I thought it would be…but here goes.

1). I grew up on a small farm in Napa Valley, California and milked goats; collected eggs, fed the rabbits, raised cows, pigs, ducks and geese.

2). I learned how to drive a stick-shift when I was 9 years old, on our 1954 John Deere Tractor

3.) As a young girl I would read National Geographic for hours and hours.  I wanted to become a professional photographer and travel the world photographing wild animals – especially lions!

4.) I love to move furniture! I like to keep things fresh by moving everything around often.

5.) I hate tomatoes! The smell of a raw tomato makes me want to gag.

6.) I’ll be 45 years old in July; have 1 daughter, 1 son…both married with no kids; a wonderful husband of 26 years and 3 dogs, 1 cat.

7.) The happiest memories that I have of my mother & I are day trips that we took to Stinson Beach and Bodega Bay on the Northern California coast.

8.) I’m a night owl…I love to stay up until 2 or 3AM and sleep until around 11AM.

9.) I love just about every kind of home decor style, or at least seriously appreciate it. I have a difficult time focusing on one style as I’m drawn to many different types.

10.) My favorite movie is Under the Tuscan Sun

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I follow over a hundred blogs so selecting just seven is extremely difficult.  The below are some of my new favorite blogs…enjoy!

1.) Sealaura – A Beach Lover Surfing through Life

2.) Shorely Chic – An ambitious girl chasing my dream to become an interior decorator and brand-owner through my new business venture, Shorely Chic 🙂

3.) The Inspired Room – This is where I share inspiration for creating a simple, authentic and beautiful home.

4.) The Stylish House – Designer
5.) Beach House Etc.  – Beachy, fun, living
6.) Beach House Living –  Whether you have a beach house or just enjoy the beach.
7.) Sea Cottage – I live a simple life in a humble abode fondly known as ~ Sea Cottage. I am married to the Carpenter, Mum to the young carpenter, hollyhock, english rose, and sundance…and puppy bella bleu. 


About marierhoades

Beach bum, wife, mother, lover of dogs & cats. Editor of Sally Lee by the Sea, http://nauticalcottageblog.com, a beach cottage design & lifestyle website.
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4 Responses to >Honest Scrap Award

  1. sealaura says:

    >wow! thanks for the award. It was so nice to learn more about you. I loved under the tuscan sun too, because it was inspiring how she re-started her life abroad! I love hearing stories like that. I will have to think about my answers…:)

  2. >Goodness, how nice of you to think of my blog for an award. Thank you so very much

  3. bermudabluez says:

    >A new blog for me to read and another night owl to boot! I, too, stay up til around 4 or so and sleep til noon. That's just the way my clock is set! I'll have to come back and grab your button and read some more of your lovely blog!

  4. >Very nice sharing! I really miss driving a stick shift and I am a night owl too. You sound like you have an amazing life.

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