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.
It gives me such special pleasure to introduce you to a really sweet blogger this week Kathleen from Faded Charm. Kathleen is one of the first blogs I followed when I started in blog land. I love her style and I get so much inspirations from her love of all things vintage and chippy. So enjoy learning more about Kathleen and be sure to visit her beautiful blog.
Welcome to my home that was built in a simple farmhouse style 10 years ago where I live with my husband and three children.
Come on in and have a seat so I can tell you a little about myself. My name is Kathleen and some of you might know me from my blog Faded Charm where I share my passion for decorating and gardening. It will be 19 years in February that my husband, Stan and I were married. We moved to our 7 acre property a few months later into a mobile home that was already here. We dreamed of building one day and started saving our pennies. I spent countless hours looking through magazines(this was before Pinterest) getting ideas and whenever the weather was nice enough you could find me outside creating and planting our gardens.
Fast forward eight years and we were finally able to build our dream home. Back then the kitchen was my favorite room. I love to cook and bake and it seemed so big and I loved that everything was new.
The dining room was a bonus since we had never had one before and my favorite thing about this room is the table that my husband built for me.
Another great thing about this house was the master bedroom and bathroom. They are both quite large and as life got hectic at times with three children, I knew I could always escape here to have some alone time to read a book
or soak in the tub.
I have been lucky to be a stay at home Mom ever since my youngest was born and wouldn't trade it for anything. I've enjoyed being an active part in my kids' lives and watching them grow. I spent a lot of time volunteering at their schools when they were younger. This also gave me time to start my passion for buying, fixing and repurposing old stuff which I sell at different Shows throughout the year and in my Etsy store.
I've been blogging for almost five years now which has been a great experience where I've been able to get to know many wonderful people both through the internet with email and some, I've been lucky enough to meet in person. Mostly I love sharing my home, style and inspiration with all of you.
You can sometimes find us all relaxing on our patio during the warmer months and these are the moments that I truly cherish especially since the kids are growing so quickly.
My oldest two are both in High School. Eric is a Senior this year and will be 18 in a few months and Nichole is 16 and a Sophomore. I love this photo of them together taken before the left to meet up with their dates for the Homecoming dance.
Brenna, my youngest is 13 and in 8th grade shown here on a lovely day at the beach.
Well, I hope you enjoyed your time here getting to know a little bit more about me. I'd like to thank Kris for having me here today.
Thank you Kathleen for sharing your personal life and family and gorgeous home with all of us. Now that you have enjoyed learning more about Kathleen please hop over to Susan's blog and learn about her featured blogger Linda from Itsy Bits and Pieces.
Have a great Week End