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 29
Stacey from Cottage IndustryIt gives me great please to introduce you to a really wonderful blogger that I happen to be friends with in real life not just in blog life! Her name is Stacey and she has a beautiful business and blog called Cottage Industry. Stacey not only has a great design company and great little shop she also is a wonderful photographer. Stacey did the pictures of my home for Cottage of the Month awhile back on The Old Painted Cottage website. Stacey has the cutest house and cutest family, well just lots of cuteness and talent with this girl. Please sit back with your Saturday morning beverage and enjoy learning about Stacey.
Hello, Junk Chic Cottage readers, I'm Stacey and I'm so honored to be sharing a bit about me here today! Doesn't Kris have an amazing blog and home?! Love seeing all the makeovers she does and cool things her husband makes for her! I have had the pleasure of meeting Kris in person and spending time with her out to lunch and at her home...we live near each other...I'm lucky!
I started blogging in 2010 a few months after my daughter was born, as an outlet for something else to do besides be "Mommy" all day. At that time and for the next 2 years, I blogged about my home at A Sort Of Fairytale. I have recently stopped blogging on there, but I have a new blog, Cottage Industry. Cottage Industry is my online shop and decorating services site, my little budding business! My full time job though, is that of a Stay At Home Mom ;)
I currently live with my husband, Matt and daughter, Maggie in the suburbs of Chicago.
We moved about three years ago from the city of Chicago (and our teeny tiny apartment) into our first home. I still kinda can't believe I'm a "real grown up" with a house!
It's not a grand home and there is some remodeling and projects to be done, but I really, really, love my cozy house! I am forever changing things up at home, so these pictures already seem dated to me, LOL!
In my spare time, I love to craft and make things for my home, shop, friends, and family.
My newest crafty passion is crochet! I'm making granny squares in the hopes of having a blanket someday...
Something people find interesting and/or funny about me is how many jobs/careers I've had! I have been: An Art Teacher (my bachelor's degree), a Retail Manager at Anthropologie, a Shop Owner (a small vintage boutique in the Chicago suburbs), a Showroom Manager at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, a Visual Stylist at Marshall Field's (department store, Now Macy's), and a Hairstylist (worked at a salon in Chicago). I'm like a cat who's had 9 lives...and I'm only 37! Every one of these jobs and my getting into it/leaving it, has it's own long story...much too long for this post! You could say I'm either very flaky about work, or that I was just searching for the right one! I prefer the latter. I believe in trying...even if you don't succeed you tried...no regrets, and I have none about it. My best motto is, Go For It, and figure out the details later!! But, seriously, don't give up on your dreams...keep searching (and trying) for what makes you happy!
After all that, I am happily where I want to be and am meant to be today, raising my daughter daily and doing the little things I love on the side (decorating, crafting, running a business)!
(Maggie on her first day of Pre-school this year)
Thank you, Kris for having me over today!
Now that you have come to know Stacey hop over to Susan's blog and learn about Polly from Georgie Emerson Vintage
Have a wonderful week end. Hope your Turkey Day was a good one.
Due to the holidays being upon us Susan and I will be taking a break from Saturday Spotlight and will resume with featured bloggers in January. This will give everyone the time they need to get ready for the holidays. Happy Shopping, wrapping and baking.