Friday, June 26, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Juliette, of Honeysuckle Faire, has presented me with the Honest Scrap award. Thanks Juliette!

Juliette is a talented artist and equestrienne with a very kind heart. She admirably works to retrain retired racehorses so they may be adopted into forever homes. Read all about her foster Thoroughbreds and life with horses on her blog. You will also be delighted by her unique and colorful artwork. Visit Juliette at Honeysuckle Faire.

The Honest Scrap award comes with a few fun rules that recipients must follow.
  1. Recognize your award presenter and link back to their blog in your post.
  2. List 10 honest things about yourself.
  3. Present this award to 10 admirable bloggers and link to their blogs.
  4. Leave a comment on your recipients' blogs to let them know to visit your post to retrieve their award.
Here are 10 honest scraps about me:
  1. Remember that classic western TV show "Bonanza" about the Cartwright men living on the Ponderosa ranch? When I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up and become Mrs. Little Joe Cartwright. I was so in love with Little Joe that my dad surprised me one day and took me to a rodeo where Michael Landon (Little Joe actor) was performing. I was dumbfounded when Michael Landon entered the arena in a blaze of fake gunfire while pretending to shoot himself in the foot. This wasn't the Little Joe of my dreams! And his hair was different and he wasn't riding Cochise, his trademark black and white Paint horse. That was my first in a long string of romantic disappointments.

  2. I consider myself a woman who likes to cook. But since this is honest scrap, I must admit that I like to collect cookbooks and read recipes more than I actually like to cook.

  3. I love black licorice. Most people I know hate black licorice which means I don't have to share mine.

  4. I have an autograph from Sean Connery the actor. My dad got it for me when he sat next to him on an airplane. It was scribbled on the back of an envelope, so I asked my dad to take it to work and have his secretary type it up neatly on a clean piece of paper so I could frame it. I wasn't the brightest kid.

  5. I'm a good citizen and faithfully return my shopping cart to the store entrance or to the nearest buggy corral. I never abandon my cart in the parking lot where it might run loose and beat up helpless parked cars.

  6. When traveling long distance in a car I must have Doritos with me. It is not an enjoyable road trip unless I can snack on Doritos while driving.

  7. My favorite color is green.

  8. Avocados are my favorite fruit. Bananas are my 2nd favorite, but they have to be just ripe and I have about a 12 hour window to eat one before I consider it too ripe.

  9. I once rode a camel in Egypt.

  10. I love to knit. This year I hope to finish the 2nd sock in a pair I began knitting more than 2 years ago. But honestly, I do love to knit.
And now I pass along the Honest Scrap award to these fine bloggers:
  1. Adventures Of A Horse Crazed Mind
  2. A Good Horse
  3. Campin' Horseluvr
  4. Green Slobber On My Shirt
  5. Grey Horse Matters
  6. Highland Hooves
  7. Horse Of Course
  8. Nuzzling Muzzles
  9. Rocky Mountain Yankee
  10. When Lilies Fly


  1. I recently started knitting again after a 35-year hiatus. I'm trying to finish a scarf for my mother's birthday. Ironically, she doesn't need a scarf because she lives in sunny California. I am also one who returns my shopping carts to their proper locations, and if I see a cart that is about to hit a car, or is blocking someone from being able to park in a space, I return it to where it belongs. I've had more cars scratched and dented by stray shopping carts that I don't want that to happen to others.

  2. What a fun list!! Maizie and I love black licorice so you would have to share with us! Pie and Sovey like black licorice flavored treats so they might be joining in too. Brian, my husband, rode a camel in Egypt too AND will only eat bananas inside that same 12 hour window! Funny! Thank you so much for the kind words about me and my blog!

  3. Thank you for the award! Black licorice - no thanks!!!

  4. Thanks for the reward Once Upon!
    I loved your list :-)
    I have not been on the net much lately due to vacation and a bad internet connection.
    I didn't see your question re. the parade until now, sorry for the delay.
    What would be just correct is if you can achieve something like a traditional "bunad", like the festive tradtional clothing from old days. The are still used here at celebration days like the national holiday, baptizing, weddings etc.
    Have a look at
    Every part of Norway has a specific design. Of the ones presented in the cataloge the "Sognebunad" is closest to the home area of the Fjords, but anything that looks along these lines will be just right.
    Good luck!

  5. NuzMuz, wayward shopping carts are one of my biggest pet peeves. Enjoy your knitting. Every woman needs a pretty scarf knitted with love. Hope your mom finds a way to show it off.

    juliette, I'm happy to share with fellow black licorice lovers.

    jc, Juliette, Maizie and I ate all the black licorice, so you are spared. :-)

    HOC, thanks for the tip on the bunad for the Fjord area. I'll look for something like that.

  6. OnceUpon: What a great list! I loved your Michael Landon story. My favorite Bonanza character was...Hoss Cartwright! yes I had an enormous crush on him and thought he would be like a big teddy bear to hug. I'll dish up my scraps as soon as possible!

  7. Lily...Hoss? That is so cute. He was a sweetheart on the show.

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog and glad my rockstar photos made you smile. Hope you'll come back again.

    My favorite color is green, I like to read cookbooks, and Good and Plenty is my favorite candy.

  9. Leah, thanks for your comment. I like Good and Plenty too; haven't seen it around in awhile though.

  10. Thanks so much for this award. I thought I already left a comment but maybe not, guess the mind is going. Loved your list, how exciting to have been in Egypt and ridden a camel. I love Bonanza too and Little Joe's paint.

  11. Thank you! I'm gonna put this up on my blog, if I can come up with 10 interesting things about myself!

  12. Knitting - I'm just learning! And I'm with you on the cooking/cookbook thing - I check cookbooks out of the library just to look through them.

    Congratulations on the award!