Monday, March 16, 2009

come on, let's be honest here

**Don't worry my Friend Makin' Monday're in the right place. Just keep reading...

Blog awards! I love these things. They make me smile and help me to know that my blogging addiction is being enjoyed by others and not just me!

Thanks to Kasey at All That is Good, I have been given the "Honest Scrap" blog award. She's such a cute mom who has an eye for fashion, an amazing love for her family, and who has the best outlook on life. Thanks, Kasey!

The rules of this award are simple:
1. Write 10 honest (and hopefully interesting) things about yourself.
2. Pass this award onto 7 bloggers who you find brilliant in content and design.

1. I actually enjoy washing dishes. I find it therapeutic. I also find it necessary to actually wash the dishes off before putting them into the dishwasher. Don't worry, I still have piles of dishes on the counter at times. I schedule my own time for these "therapy sessions".

2. I love making lists. I write a list for everything (right now I have 5 running lists) and if there are more than 5 things crossed off a list, I have to rewrite it.

3. Give me a bag of popcorn, red licorice, Diet Pepsi and some DVR'd shows, and I'm quite content. This is my kind of "down time" after the kids go to bed.

4. I am so NOT a morning person. Just ask my parents, siblings, former roommates, and husband. It would be a good idea not to ask much of me in the morning before I get a shower. I like to say that I'm working on it, but I'm not sure that would be true.

5. I always have to be doing something. I can't sit still. Even when I'm watching TV, I have to be working on some sort of project.

6. I'm a perfectionist. To the point that if I can't do it right, I won't do it at all. Sometimes that's a good thing because I do it the right way, and sometimes I drop the ball...usually it involves disappointing myself or my family.

7. I rarely say no when I'm asked something of me. I enjoy keeping myself busy and love taking on multiple roles. It keeps my brain sharp and my creativity alive! I get stressed out when it gets down to the wire, but I do best working under pressure.

8. I got my Masters in Education, and a few short months later had my first child and haven't gone back since...and I'm not sure I ever will. I really loved teaching, but I love staying home and using my creativity for other things.

9. My husband and I were married a year to the day that we first met. We met at a Christmas party at a friend's house on the 2nd Saturday of December, started dating the first part of January, got engaged in August and were married the 2nd Saturday of December. A lot can happen in a year!

10. I love cracking jokes and making people laugh! This doesn't mean that I'm hilariously funny or anything, but I try to pretend. It makes me smile when people laugh at my jokes. Even if it's just one person.

So....if you haven't had enough of me yet, READ ON! Plus, you'll have to keep reading to see who I give the "Honest Scrap" award to!


Speaking of Kasey. Did you hear? She's back! And I think blog land can now take a huge sigh of relief!! (Just kidding, Kasey! We just all love you so much!)

And, she's all set to go this week with Friend Makin' Monday. She tagged all of us to play along in this question and answer game. Join in, why don't you??

What is your blogger name?

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings

When is your birthday?
February 21st

How long have you been blogging?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 (my 1-year anniversary is coming up!)
Check out my first post.

Who tagged you?
Kasey from All That is Good

Tell me your five most favorite body parts.
Oh my! Do I have to answer this? Prepare yourself for cop-out answers.
1. My teeth/smile
2. My ears
3. My hands/fingernails
4. My eyelashes
5. My lips

What do you wish most for your birthday?
To be with my family and friends and for me to choose whatever I want to do!

What color are you nails right now?
No polish...nothing unusual.

Have you had any depressing thoughts lately?
Unfortunately, yes. I won't go into detail.

What’s your plan for the next month?
To get back on track losing weight, make a decision about becoming a Stampin' Up! consultant, plan preschool activities for Mikayla, stay on top of my weekly menus, work on MOPS stuff, and try to fit in some blogging time! Whew! I'm exhausted already!

At what age did you have your first crush?
5th continued through junior high until I finally realized he wasn't worth it. Stupid boy.

Have you attended any school reunions?
My 10 year highschool fun. Thankfully, I didn't spend any money to go. I chose to just attend the family picnic.

Have you ever passed gas in public and pretended like you didn’t smell anything?
Kasey told us to be honest, so yes, I have. I just walked away very quickly. Thankfully it was silent...I don't know if it was deadly. I didn't stick around!

Are you a clean freak?
Obsessively!! Although I might say more organized than anything. Although I do like to keep things clean. I can't stand a messy floor!

What era do you wish you were born in?
This era...I'm quite content.

Are you a vegetarian?
Heck, no! That would be impossible for me...sorry.

How many pillows do you sleep with at night?
One regular pillow and a small accent pillow I've misshaped with shoving it under my arms and head for a little more support.

Are you a light sleeper or a heavy sleeper?
Both. I'm a light sleeper and always the first to hear the kids. But I'm also a heavy sleeper because I never hear Ryan's alarm in the morning...even with it going off at least 4 times.

Do you secretly wear granny panties when your man is not around?
No comment.

What is your ultimate dream job?
Oh my! Anything crafty and creative and not stressful? And that makes lots of money? Is that possible?

What does your husband do that annoys you the most?
When he intentionally does things that push my buttons "just for fun". And those little electronic gadget do-hickey thingies...are they really necessary? (I suppose you're saying the same things about my crafty I guess we're even! Love you, Babe!)

What is your dream car?
Don't have one. Anything that can haul around my kids and their friends. I'm good with my Honda Odyssey.

Do you wake up easily in the morning?
I'm not one you want to mess with in the morning. I depend on my husband to entertain my 3-year old for just a little bit longer while he is getting ready for work. I need those extra minutes. Trust me.

Do you like hairy men?
I can't stand hairy necks!

How about a man with a goatee?
Depends on the goatee...I don't like it long and bushy. Although, I do like my man with some scruff.

Which would you prefer: a two-hour spa massage, a two-hour Thai massage, or a two-hour foot massage?
I'm a wimp, so I'm going to go for a 2-hour foot massage. Although a 2-hour spa massage sounds good, too! What would that include?

Have you ever wished you had a different name? If so, what name?
I'm quite content. Thanks, mom!

What is the most extreme sport you have ever done?
Ha! Do you know me? Cross country skiing is probably the most extreme.

Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia?
Neither thanks. I'll live vicariously through others.

What is your favorite food?

What is your most embarrassing moment while out on a date?
Is it lame that I can't think of anything?Although it doesn't take much to embarrass me!

Tag! You're it! Head on over to Kasey's and link up!


And now onto the award...

I would like to give the "Honest Scrap" award to some new blogging favorites.

Katie - A Listmaker's Life
Amber - {ae filkins}
Missy - Simply Red
Sarah - I Blame My Mother
Sarah - Mrs. D. Lightful
Amanda - My Fragrant Life
The Diaper Diaries

P.S. Katie at Katie's Nesting Spot...I would have given this to you, too, but I see that you already received it!

And a long overdue thanks to Tammy at Raising Angels for this creative, inspiring, and friendship award. It's been fun getting to know you "in real life", Tammy!


Anonymous said...

Thanks Heidi!
I will have to think a bit about my honest list. It will be tricky to write without looking like I "stole" at least 1/2 of your list:)
A fun way to start a new week! Thanks!

Tammy Williams said...

No problem kiddo. It has been nice getting to know you too. I'm looking forward to our Craft Time on Saturday. I really need the time to relax and enjoy the company of friends.

Leah said...

enjoyed reading your list - very cute. :)

Katie said...

Hi Heidi, thanks for thinking of me! It was sweet of you to have wanted to award me.

Love reading your FMM post, darn it if I didn't forget AGAIN to wait and do that for today's post. Will try very hard to jump on next week's party!

I'm with your and not the funnest person to wake up! Love that you and your husband met and were married in a year!

Amber Filkins said...

Thanks for tagging me, Heidi! I appreciate it! I think I'm gonna add mine in with the FMM too, since I haven't done it yet.

Love your list, I was nodding on quite a few of those.

Have a great Monday!!

Kelli said...

Reading your first list, I thought I was reading about me. I love washing dishes, not sure why...but it relaxes me. Lists are completely my thing and I rewrite it too after crossing off a few things. Lastly, it's funny about #3 because I'm looking forward to doing just that (except I'll have Coke) this Friday when everyone is gone!

Kelli said...

Oh and pizza...I LOVE pizza. For some reason whenever I get that question I think of food groups so I said Mexican, but pizza is my absolute, hands down favorite.

Shawn said...

Both of your lists were fun and you made me laugh. Does that make you smile?

Have a great Monday

Xazmin said...

I enjoyed reading this! I see that most of us don't have time to paint our nails!!!

heidi said...

Me too: Lists, can't say no, hafta be busy, make people laugh and mornings? Fuhgeddaboutit.

Tanielle said...

Great list, it's fun to find out all these things about you! And that we all pass gas in public.

Have a great Monday!!!!!!

Jen @ said...

Hi Heidi!
Great list! It sounds like you have a busy month gong on. I love Stampin Up!

Have a great day!


Rhonda said...

Hey Heidi,
Glad to see we were concerned over nothing with Kasey!

I'm not a morning person either...I did a whole post on it back a while ago! Give me a few...15 minutes!!!

I love lists...make them daily...check it twice! Aaahh so nice!

Unknown said...

loved your answers! the mornings are horrible for me and the time change is killin' me! great getting to know you!

Missy said...

Thanks so much for the award, Heidi! Hopefully, I will post about it soon.

You're lists were so fun to read. I see we have some more things in common. Glad you guys are over your sicknesses.

Thanks for the Birthday wishes, as well. That's very sweet!

Kasey said...

You're so sweet and you're so busy! how do you find time to blog on top of all your other stuff?! Have I told you my sister is on the steering team at her church for MOPS? I've been a few times with her and am jealous that she has it! It is such a great program!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Sounds like you have a very busy month coming up! Hope you have find time to keep blogging - I love reading your posts!


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