Saturday, September 19, 2009


Today I got a very touching award from my sweet friend, Lissa at Humble Pie. Thank you, Lissa :) I am so touched! Your friendship is a safe haven and so encouraging to me!
So here's what I'm supposed to do:

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 others 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 HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.

Ok, here we Go...
10 Honest Things About Me:
1. I love breakfast and could eat it for any meal.
However, while I love bananas and I love pancakes, I do not like banana pancakes.

2. I use to have a massively obsessive crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
I recently found a ruler at my mom's house that had A.Thomas written on it.
Interestingly enough, Thomas isn't even his real last name, he loves Feta cheese, and had a cat named Simba.
(Well, all of those were true back in 1990 anyway according to BOP)

3. I started college as a Business Administration major and ended up as a graduate of Women's Studies.
I got a lot of crap for that, but I was so inspired by my professors and my classes.
I may not be an extreme feminist, but feminism will always be a part of me.

4. My favorite TV shows include: Brothers & Sisters, So You Think You Can Dance, and Veronica Mars.
Other TV shows I like are: Friends, Dirty Sexy Money, Burn Notice.
We don't have cable, we depend on Netflix.

5. If I could have a vacation home (ok, 2 vacation homes) I'd want on on Newport, Rhode Island and the other in Bologna, Italy.

6. I raised sheep in 4-H.
I cannot eat lamb.
Try going to Greece and managing that one!

7. I want to spend 1 year of the midge's life when he's older traveling around the US in an RV home schooling him.
I want him to SEE US history and give him interactive education with experience.

8. I don't drink caffeine.
I gave it up before I became pregnant.
I realized at 2 diet pepsi's a morning before 8am was a gross addiction.

9. If I could change anything about myself, I would get a laugh transplant.
(and get braces on my bottom teeth and be immune to weight gain)

10. I could have a pedicure, a Raspberry Salad, and a date with wine + candle light once a week and always appreciate it with extreme gratitude.

Alrighty, so now I have to give the award to 7 ladies...
I can actually only repeat most the ladies that Lissa already awarded but I just can't help it...
we run in the same circle and I love it!


You ladies have supported me since the beginning of my emergence, You've followed me on my new path, and You've been my friends! Thank you for your honesty and openness and giving me the freedom to share mine!


  1. OH MY GOSH. JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS. I'm still laughing SO hard. JTT. AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA. honestly. I'm going to be laughing about this all day. the MEMORIES!


  2. Congrats on your award! It's been nice to learn a bit more about you!

  3. ooooh, honest scrap...I will try and think of some good stuff for ya :)

  4. Congrats on the award and being that it's my first visit with you, it's nice to learn a little about you. I too could eat breakfast for any meal and I would also love to travel the States in an Rv!

    Thank you for the visit!

  5. I have never wanted to take a year off and homeschool the kids in an RV - until right now. What a fun idea! Seriously - I may be sold. Maybe we'll have to do it caravan-style??

  6. I am laughing my butt off about the Jonathan Taylor Thomas thing! Too funny! I love your list, it's so fun learning more!
    On the subject of my boys.... It has worked out for the most part having them 5 yrs apart, BUT the older my oldest son Clay gets, the less he wants to do with our youngest, Sawyer. I sometimes just wish that for the sake of their friendship, they could be closer in age. Sawyer still wants to play and Clay isn't so much into playing anymore.
    I told Clay the other day, that it seems like a big age difference now, but when they are 20 and 25, it won't seem like a big deal at all.
    I hope I answered your question! Have a great night Allegra!

  7. Loved this little peek into your life! I too love me some breakfast anytime of the day! Thanks for checking out my little blog. So glad I found yours.

  8. wow... you're brave...Jon. tay. tom. huh?? hahaha.

    I LOVE so you think you can dance!!! I've seen almost every one!

  9. Allegra, I just love you!! thanks for being so amazing and I am so happy we run in the same circle of friends as well!
    P.S. I loved your post about your dad....I feel the same way! :)

  10. beautiful post girlie