My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
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Honest Scrap

I was recently honored with my very first award! I would like to thank a dear new friend and like myself new blogger Queen Bee. She has an adorable blog ! Please stop over and tell her Hello.

So here are the rules...

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

2. Share "10 honest things" about myself.

3. Present this award to 7 other people whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.

4. Tell those 7 people they've been awarded the HONEST SCRAP AWARD.

And here's the totally boring part...
Ten "honest" things about myself

  1. I completely addicted to Dr. Pepper.(I really do get headaches If I don't have one...everyday)

  2. I met the Love of my Life...Mr. Bill in my very own backyard. We were married 3 months later.(He is my 3rd husband...third times a definate charm!) This may be shocking...I know!

  3. I once owned my own brick and mortor store. I did NOT like the whole tied down to one place all day thing.It truly stifled my creativity.(This does not mean I don't believe in the wonderful boutique type stores...I don't want to loose them and support as many as I can.) I just can't own one.

  4. I pretty much eat and sleep design. More specifically...Retail design.I am constantly working out my next theme for the store displays.

  5. I make loads of lists...I carry little notebooks with me at all times.(I have several)

  6. I have ADHD. (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).But honestly...I don't think I could do what I do without it.Multi-tasking takes on a whole new meaning when your around me.

  7. My walk with the Lord was not always as strong as it is now. I had an eye opening experience that really made me See things in a whole new way. I believe I have found my purpose and work to fulfill it daily.

  8. I can't remember peoples names.It's really quite embarrassing.(But start talking to me about a project we have previously discussed and I'm right there ..I still don't know your name but I know what color your bathroom walls are...too funny!)

  9. I'm a closet trekie! (next generation only) So weird, I know but I just can't help myself! I tape them on the dvr and watch them when I'm trying to stop thinking about decorating, designing and blogging!

10. I  got married when I was19 years old! And had my first child  14 months later(I cannot even fathom that now ) My youngest child is 22 years old and my oldest is 25...I cannot imagine either of them married yet...there's so much I want them to experience before they get to that aspect of life.
    Now ...the final part of receiving  this award is then giving to others...PROBLEM! I really don't know who to give it to...Most of the blogs I visit have already been awarded this honor and the other ones I don't think would participate at any level.Also, there is something about each of the blogs I visit that inspires me and usually moves me in some way.(if this disqualifies me..I'm sorry)
     I DO Appeciate the Award though!
    I Hope Everyone has a Fantastic week!
      Keep me in your thoughts...     We've got a long way to go  in a very short time  
     preparing the store for the Holidays!    (But that's what it's all about)


  1. You are way to funny with ADHD... I have ADD or that's my excuse and I am sticking to it. I hope your Thursday is a great one.


  2. No disqualificaton....well said my dear! I have also been married 3 times...I have my prince now! It was so nice to get to know a little more about you! Happy moments and joyous blessings...may they be abundant for you today and always!

  3. Hi Donna
    Yikes...sounds like I just read 10 things about myself :) except you're younger (did you hear the raspberries)
    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend
    What store do you decorate for--if you don't own one anymore?

  4. Hi Donna, thanks so much for coming by and for the sweet words, Oh, how I hate to bore people with health problems, but since this is a biggy, I thought I better give it some press, maybe help someone else! Loved hearing all your 10 great secrets. I have to make myself slow down otherwise people can't jump from one subject to another. I know where you are coming from!
    Thanks for checking in!


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