Saturday, September 6, 2008

And the Winner Is....

Thanks for all of your kind comments on my 100th Post,
and for "Well-Wishes" during Hanna!
We fared very well. A few areas did have damage, but it didn't even blow the blooms off of my flowers, so we were very blessed!
Winners of The 100th Post Give~Away...
Ashley and David helped draw for the winners of the give-away. We counted 71 names that entered through the two post. The kids decided that since we had so many names, we really needed to have runner-up places. So I am making two more fall tassles, and have fall dish towels, and pumpkin spice candles, for the 1st and 2nd runner-ups!
Congratulations to:
Nancy, at Southern Lady ~ Winner
Mrs. B ~ 1st Runner Up
& Rue, from Rue's Peanut Butter and Jelly Life ~2nd Runner up
I left my camera in Kevin's truck over the weekend, so I can't post any of the things I had planned. I feel VERY lost without it! LOL!
I was in Home Goods Saturday, and I overheard two women talking. They were contemplating whether to buy a little metal table that was on clearance. I heard one tell the other one...."Oh, well we can SPRAY-PAINT it!" I wanted to ask..."Do you BLOG, too???" LOL! Since it is the rage in blogworld!
So, with no pictures to share, I did a 100 things about me post....Enjoy! ~Rhonda :)

1. I love God and am a child of His.

2. And am thankful for His grace and mercy, everyday.
3 . I love Jesus, and I choose to follow Him.
4. Family is important to me!
5. And I am overly protective of those in my nest!
6. I am married to my best friend, Kevin, and I love him dearly.
7. He's really funny and can bring down a room in laughter, with the simplest joke.
8. That's what first attracted me to him. ...well, that and his sexy dark hair & chocolate brown eyes!
9. (I love chocolate!!!)
10. Kevin is patient and even-tempered, and I am NOT!
11. But enough about him, let's move on! "smiles"
12. I love my kids.
13. I think they are just the greatest!
14. They make me laugh.
15. But occasionally make me want to pull my hair out, ...and cry!
16. Right now I am "their mom,"
17. But I can see us becoming great "friends" as they reach adulthood.
18. It makes me terribly sad...
19. to think of them rapidly growing up and leaving my nest.
20. I do hope that we will always be a close family!
21. This is just one of the many things I give up to God.
22. I had two wonderful grandmothers, who will always hold a special place in my heart,
23. and I am thankful that I inherited a little of their creative genes.
24. They were amazing women, and I miss them,
25. and wish they could see my children grow up,
26. and that my children could know them as I did.
27. They could learn so much from them.
28. I love to create,
29. and I go through different "creative" phases.
30. I like to scrapbook, when I have the time.
31.. Which hasn't been much, I am way behind
32. since "blogging" came along.
33. but, I am certainly not complaining, cause that's a good thing!
34. I love to my house that is! For I am certainly no artist!
35. Early in my marriage, Kevin use to joke, that one day he was going to come home, and Ashley would be another color! lol!

35 1/2. I am forever painting something!
36. I can paint a precise straight line, and not get a drop on the floor, but be covered in paint myself!
37. I love a clean, orderly house,
38. and can get very uptight when it's not.
39. But I do not like to clean.
40. I consider it a necessary evil, knowing there are so many other things I would rather spend my time doing! :)
41. I am a self-proclaimed Professional Shopper!
42. I just love it...get an emotional high from the HUNT!
43. ..mostly for shoes and home decor! ( ...I LOVE shoes!)
44. And I purposely buy a cool new item, as motivation to clean a particular room...or the whole house

45. so that the item will just shine in it's glory, and not get lost in the clutter!
46. I rarely buy anything that is not on sale!
47. And I would rather boast of my savings, than have you think I paid full price for something!
48. And I love thrifting, rescuing objects, used and less than perfect, but brimming with character!
49. I love to decorate with florals,
50. and Toiles hold a special place in my decorating heart.
51. I love to "decorate with animals"...
52. birds, roosters, rabbits, frogs, and even a monkey or two.
53. ...and the skins of leopards and zebra.
54. But I love Nature from afar.
55. I deplore snakes, am terribly afraid of them!
56. I had nightmares of them as a child.
57. And would have a nursery raising plants and flowers today, if it were not for my phobia of them!
58. I detest camping.
59. Have only subjected myself to it 2 times,
60. for my kids, and church ...just overnight!
61. Did I mention I love Shoes?
62. Oh yes, I am repeating myself,
63. which is an annoying habit that plagues those around me!
64. I consider Hair Spray a staple...
65. which brings to mind a great "Hair Spray Tale", an idea for a future post!
66. I don't go anywhere without my lipstick!
67. Doesn't matter if I am sweaty, dressed in paint clothes,
68. or have not combed my hair all day!
69. I don't leave the house, or the car...without my lipstick on!
70. Lipstick and Pearls make everything prettier, ...more presentable!
71. Is that a Southern Thing?
72. I am very proud of my southern heritage,
73. Can't imagine living anywhere else!
74. I'm a "girly-girl," "Ashley and friends" teenage term.
75. As David would say..."that is the way I roll!" ;)
76. Did I mention that I think I am a pretty cool mom! LOL! Contrary to my children's beliefs! :)
77. I do not have an athletic bone in my body!
78. Although I was captain of the cheerleading squad in HS.
79. Is Cheerleading considered a sport?
80. I get motion-sick "walking too fast!" (& any other avenue that involves motion!)
81. I get "anxious & fidgety" when I travel by car over 3-4 hours!
82. And, I'm claustrophobic, and am terrified of escalators.

82 1/2. When I was small, I was afraid I would get my shoestring caught in the tracks, as the escalator was nearing the drop off, and I would lose a leg, as it rolled underneath!
83. ....By now you are probably thinking I am a little peculiar!
84. I am, but that's okay! :)
85. I don't mind flying, as long as it isn't on one of those little puddle-jumpers.
86. And my favorite destination is NYC!.
87. So different from home, but I love the excitement, lights, and energy...for at least a few days!
88. I would love to travel to Scotland and Ireland,
89. ...and Paris with Ashley (her dream!)
90. Hawaii was nice, too! Would love to go there again!
91. I love "LOOKING" at the water.
92. Have always desired to have a house on the lake or river.
93. But, I hate getting wet!
94. ...and spend extra time in the shower,
95. in dread of coming out of it, dripping and cold!
96. I love to cook, and get MUCH better as the years go.
97. I had a very rocky beginning! I was down-right terrible! Fortunately, my family did survive!
98. I love to host large gatherings.
99. I don't call them parties, as my Dad does, cause that sounds so frivolous to me!
99 1/2. The decorating, planning, and cooking... But, again, not the cleaning! "smiles"
100. I think it may be because I am a "lazy" Perfectionist! At least that is what I have crowned myself as!

100 1/2. After reading this list over a few times & making 100 corrections it seems, I am very thankful for spell check ....this post would be much worse without it! LOL!


duchess said...

Thanks for letting us get to know you better.
We seem to have a list of things in common and yes, cheerleading is a sport, now, not so sure about when we were in school.:)

Congrats to your winners.

Monogram Queen said...

Such a great list - I love reading them! I'm getting ready to do my pumpkins for Halloween. You've inspired me!

Amelia said...

100 plus enjoyable items about you...just helps us readers afar get to know you so much better.

Enjoy your week.

Beverly said...

Happy 100th. I'm glad we all survived Hanna.

Rhonda, you made me laugh. The people at work probably think I'm nuts.

Mrs. B said...

I'm a runner up! Woohooo! I'm so excited! I never win anything!

I loved your 100 things list! I love learning new things about people. So many of them I have in common with you! Camping (yuck), hairspray (must), chocolate (yum) and you know how I feel about shoes!

Kim's Treasures said...

I loved reading your 100 things about you! I get motion sick so easy too...even when I watch Deadliest Catch on tv!

So glad you all were spared from Hanna!

Have a great day!

onlymehere said...

I love the creative way you listed the 100 things about you!! I found some more things we have in common and had to laugh about the ones we don't! Shoes, not my thing. After so many surgeries my feet are a WIDE LOAD and too wide to buy anything cute for or that is comfortable. I live in my Crocs. I hate snakes and camping too, ICK!

Dawn said...

Congratulations to your winners!!!

I really enjoyed your 100 things. It's fun to see what we have in common.

Rich and Tim can not understand why I don't want to go camping with them!

take care,

mysteryhistorymom said...

Rhonda- We are destined to become good friends as we have SO much in common! I loved reading your "100 Things About Me"! Lori

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda!! It's so nice to find out a bit more about you, dear one!! Thanks for stopping by my tea party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Congratulations to the winners - they will love their goodies, I'm sure!

I'm so glad you did the 100 things post - I love finding out all of those things! We are different on some things, but have many in common.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Darlene said...

I LOVED reading more about makes me feel like I know you just a bit!

Congratulations to all of the winners!!! I have won several things lately and it is just so much fun!!!!!!

Nancy said...

Oh Rhonda, I am so EXCITED!!! Thank you so much! I will treasure everything!!! BTW, I think we may be twins...I should just copy and paste your 100 thing about me many of them are just like me. Blessings, nancy

The Berry's Patch said...

I had to laugh at #58. I just got back from camping. I'm sick with a cold and sun burned. I detest camping also! I only went b/c of my boys. What we go through for our children. :-)

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Great post! Nice to have you stop by...please come visit again and I will definitely be back!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed reading your 100 things! We have a whole lot in common!


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Such a beautiful list Ronda :) Your the sweetest!

Congratulations to all the lucky winners!


melissa said...

thank you so very much for stopping by my blog! I am so greatful that you I have so enjoyed looking through your blog..I am going to have to add you to my fav blog list!! Have a blessed day!

Vanessa Greenway said...

Congratulations to the winner!! HUgs! Vanessa

Deb said...

Congratulations to all the winners!
They are such nice gifts to have. I enjoyed to long list of things that describe you. Deb

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda,
That must have taken a lot of thought, not sure I could have come up with did very well!! Did someone say HomeGoods??? My favorite hang-out. Thanks for your sweet comments today, it means a lot.


Tracie~MPMaison said...

Congratulations to the winner and the runner ups (gee that sounds strange) Nancy and Mrs. B and sweet Rue!

Finally, I have "met" someone with my same fear as a child - that escalator and the shoelaces - staring, staring - is it going to fall in?? Whew! I made it off. I also agree big time about the lipstick!

Happy night,

Rue said...

Good morning Rhonda!!

I won I won I won!! Thank you so much!! I prefer mossy green for my new tassel :)

I couldn't get on your blog yesterday or I would've been here first thing!

Thank you!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

hi Rhonda,your 100 things about you was a fun read. I enjoyed it!

justabeachkat said...

That was so much fun to read. It's always fun to learn more about each other.

I read all 100 1/2 and I still like you girl!


Pearl said...


~cheers 'n tosses confetti~

Hard to believe, eh?! I know I'm looking forward to reading 100 more! Loved your list, too... you're a true Sweetheart!

God bless...

~hugs 'n love~


Deb said...


I was going back over your posts, so I can get to know you better and came across this one. By number 96 I am getting tears in my eyes because I realize we have very much in common.


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