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 November 9th
Patti from Ivy and Elephants
This week I would like to introduce you to Patti from Ivy and Elephants. Patti and her partner Paula have a beautiful blog and What's it Wednesday party that I love. So this week with Spotlight Susan and I are featuring one blog that has two very talented bloggers . Enjoy learning about Patti here on my blog and then hop over to Susan's blog to learn more about Paula.
Hi everybody! I'm Patti from Ivy & Elephants. I was thrilled beyond belief when two of my favorite bloggers, Kris and Susan, asked if I'd like to be part of “Behind the Blogger”! Yea! I'm honored to share.
This is my darling little family. My amazing daughter Ashley, who is really the third member of Ivy & Elephants. She's my technical support, I'd be lost without her. The little guy is the light of my life, my adorable little grandson, Adam Micah. They keep me going.
When I'm not racing around with these two, I'm corralling my third graders. Teaching is not just my profession but my joy! I may never be rich, but my life is blessed. I'm in my 24th year of teaching, and they never cease to amaze me! I'm an avid reader, collector, and life long learner. I love to travel, and spent two fabulous years abroad teaching in Peru.
I live here in Sunny South Florida. I guess my style is “Romantic Chic”. I'm drawn to the shabby and faded patina that only a vintage piece can bring. I value their history and charm. I spend a lot of time trying to repurpose and give new life to my finds, or just displaying them in clever ways.
Our blog, (because I have an amazing partner, Paula) was started about two years ago. Although I spent hours going from blog to blog, I didn't think I could do it. But Paula wouldn't take no for an answer. Once we came up with a name, a combination of both our sorority symbols, there was no backing out! What on earth would we blog about? And who would care? We went with our passion. We both have a love for vintage and antique items, and after many years of collecting, let's just say, We have a LOT of stuff!!!
So our blog is where we share our many collections, vintage finds, and creative redos, as we thrift our way to happiness! Thanks to all of you who follow along or visit. It's a joy getting to know you all. You're always welcome at Ivy & Elephants!
Thank you Patti. It was so much fun learning about you and your beautiful family. You have a beautiful blog. Susan and I have been big fans and was so happy when you and Paula said would do our spotlight feature. So now jump over to Susan's blog to learn more about Paula.
Have a great week end. It is chilly but sunny and I have my little granddaughter this week end with me. So eating my Wheaties and putting on my running shoes and I am ready for that precious 3 year old to run me ragged!