Susan from Must Love Junk, and myself (Kris) Junk Chic Cottage wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before. So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.
Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs. You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Susan's and my blog.
|Saturday September 28th|
Sandy: For the Love of White
Happy Saturday everyone. I have the great pleasure this week to introduce you to a blogger that shares my love of white in her decor style. Her name is Sandy and she has the blog For the Love of White. Sandy's blog was one of the first blogs I started to follow. I love her talent and her sweet love of life and her family. It shines through in her blog. She is creative and inspiring and a big lover of pets. Her family is beautiful and her furry family is adorable. So please get your coffee and sit back and be wowed at meeting this beautiful and talented blogger.
First of all, I want to say that I am honored to be asked by Kris to be part of this Saturday Spotlight on a blogger! I think it is such a great idea, and I so enjoy learning more about the personal life of other bloggers.
I am a 49 year old Wife, Mother, and Homemaker. I am a stay at home Mom due to the fact that one of my 4 children is very disabled and he needs constant care. He had a stroke while I was pregnant with him and his identical twin brother. I adore all my children and wouldn't trade being a Mother for anything in the world!
I married my husband 17 years ago. He is 10 years younger than me, which used to seem like a big deal but now I sometimes feel younger than he does. He is a very hard working man and great with being supportive of all my creative endeavors and helping out with the kids
Being creative has always been something that brings me much satisfaction. When Janae (my oldest) was a baby I was really into designing and making mohair teddy bears.
When Jerry and I were first married and only had Janae (born a product of my first marriage) we had so much fun showing cats. Jerry and I are both huge animal lovers.
Cat showing was fun because we traveled a bit, and we did well with our beautiful silver persian kitties. But after the kids started coming along we stopped showing cats because we were so busy with the kids.
As you can see we really had our hands full...literally!
For 20 years I owned a Dairy Queen which was an exhausting 20 years!
Unless you own something like a Dairy Queen it is hard to understand how much work it is. We sold the Dairy Queen in 2007...and though I loved many of my Dairy Queen years, it is the best decision I ever made. I got my life back! I will always be a fan of DQ though :)
When the kids were small I knew I had to get away from them a little bit and so I started scrapbooking. I went to crops as a way of getting a little time away from the house. Scrapbooking ended up being a big thing for me--I became a contributor to a couple different magazines, I was on design teams, and I taught scrapbooking classes.
I so love all the many scrapbooks I have of the kids now.
As I mentioned before my husband and I are both big animal lovers..and so are our kids.
We have 3 dogs...Daisy, Dafney, and Duke.
Last year we rescued a litter of kittens that lost their Mother at 2 weeks old to a coyote. We kept 2 of the kittens, Phoebe and Fez.
We recently adopted Sophia from the shelter. I couldn't bear for a shaded silver persian to be homeless!
The kids also have a love of hamsters. We love all creatures, great and small.
My best friend is my oldest daughter. How wonderful is that? Her and I enjoy all the same things and I thank God everyday for the relationship I have with her.
At 24 years old she owns her own beautifully decorated home and our family's love of animals has not been wasted on her! She is also the best pet photographer I have ever seen.
She also has a wonderful blog you can visit here...http://notsoshabby-shabbychic.blogspot.com/
All my kids are growing up on me!
My kids are my greatest creations!
I love my blog..it has been such a great way for me to document my life, share my love for decorating and crafting, and keep in contact with the rest of the world! I hope you will visit me...http://www.loveofwhite.blogspot.com/
My little house brings me much joy.
Thanks for taking the time to read about me!
Thank you so much Sandy for being in the Spotlight this week. It was so much fun learning about you and your beautiful family.
Now that you have gotten to know Sandy please hop over to Susan's blog and meet her Spotlight Blogger Dawn from Creative Cabin.
Have a great week end