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 January 4th
Michelle from "Petite Michelle Louise"
It is my great pleasure to start the New Spotlight for 2014 with the lovely Michelle from Petite Michelle Louise blog spot. Sit back and enjoy learning more about Michelle. I have gotten to know Michelle this past year with our shared loved of vintage, white and all things french. You will love getting to know her on a more personal level. Enjoy.
Bonjour....my name is Michelle, better known as “Petite Michelle Louise”. I am so very honored that Kris invited me to be her first “Saturday Spotlight” of 2014! I started my blog & opened my ETSY shop, both called “Petite Michelle Louise”, just about 4 years ago after our only child left for college. It was at that same time that I lost one of my most lucrative contracts as an Educational Audiology Consultant and, with a husband who traveled frequently, I was facing a completely “empty nest.” It was my mother who said to me: “You need to go back to doing what you love...you need to pursue your artistic passion once again.” And so....with no direction or vision to follow but with the unwavering support and encouragement of my loving husband...I listened for that whisper in my heart to guide me on the path that would lead me back to my heart’s true passion...my “art.”
Never could I have imagined that in doing so..... my life would change in so many ways.
“Moi” with my husband, Mark & our son, Tim
I found ETSY while perusing a creative magazine. I went to their website and was amazed at the “caliber” of artists who owned shops on the site. I would describe it as a community of artists, creators, collectors, thinkers and doers. It’s a wonderfully-supportive community that allows artists to own a small (and sometimes larger) creative business and helps them to introduce their products to a world-wide audience.
Opening my ETSY shop led me to the world of blogging and now, I can't imagine it not being a part of my life. I must admit, I was hesitant at first. I wasn’t sure if I would have anything of “value” to share or that there would be anyone out there interested in reading about it. Slowly but surely, I started to share my creative passions and then, without intending to.....a very big part of my heart & soul as well. In doing so, I have had the great blessing of meeting incredibly wonderful women whom I know will be lifelong friends. Each and every one of them has added their unique beauty to my life and I consider myself blessed beyond measure because of them.
I hope you will consider stopping in at “Petite Michelle Louise”. I look forward to getting to know the unique beauty that lies within “YOU.”
“The desire to create is one of
the deepest yearnings of
the human soul. No matter our
backgrounds, or abilities, we
each have an inherent
wish to create something that
did not exist before.
Everyone can create. You don’t
need money, position,
or influence in order to create
something of substance. Creation brings
satisfaction and fulfillment.
We develop ourselves and
others when we take organized
matter into our hands and mold it into something of
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“Merci” Kris for sharing your beauty and inspiration with us all and allowing me this opportunity to share a little bit of “me” with all of your lovely readers.
Thank you Michelle for sharing your lovely family and life with us. Now after getting to know Michelle better head over to Susan's blog and learn more about another sweet blogger Kathy from Creative Home Expressions.
Have a wonderful start to the new year.