Susan from Must Love Junk, and myself 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.
Julie from Love My Simple Home
Happy Saturday. I am going to introduce you to a really sweet blogger Julie from Love My Simple Home. Enjoy getting to know Julie and please make a trip over to visit her really cute blog you will love her Simple Pretty Living posts.
Hi my name is Julie and I blog at Love My Simple Home. I was surprised & happy when I received an e-mail from Kris asking if I would like to be in her Saturday Spotlight feature. I am happy to embrace this opportunity to speak about my personal side on her lovely blog.
Well here goes...I am a wife, mother and daughter.
I live on Eastern Long Island with my husband, daughter & two of the most sweetest fur babies.
About two years ago I was laid off from a full time job as a secretary. It was a difficult time for us to adjust to one income. Eventually I landed a part time job as a secretary in the same school district where my daughter attends and my husband works. Looking back now it was a blessing. Since then I started my blog, met the most nicest blog friends and have more time to spend with my family. I am learning how to cut back on expenses and live a simple life. I like to share simple projects on my blog. For our home I shop at thrift stores, yard sales or the side of the road. I am always amazed to see what people throw away.
Our beautiful daughter
I had my daughter late in life at age 40. I am now 55 and she is 15. I am the happiest I've ever been. Staying fit and healthy is very important to me. I walk everyday and I always make sure we eat healthy meals. I rather cook our meals at home then go out to eat. Summer is my favorite season. I love driving to the farm stands to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables to make our meals. Eastern Long Island is surrounded by beautiful beaches. In the summer that's were I like to relax. We have a boat and like to camp on the beach whenever we can.
I am fortunate to have both my parents with me. My dad had a stroke 6 years ago, it left him partially paralyzed and in a wheel chair. They are both 81 years old and my mom looks amazing. Growing up we were a family of five. I have an older sister and a younger brother. I am the middle child. When I was a child I took dance lessons and in college it was my major. I enjoy the ARTS. I also enjoy being outside on our boat or swimming in the ocean.
Here we are in 1968. My mom, dad, big sis and that's me next to my little brother.
Here is a recent picture of my mom, sister and myself having fun in the Hamptons.
Our fur family
That's my husband fishing near the Moriches Bay Inlet facing the Atlantic ocean.
We saw some amazing sunsets
Thank you Kris for giving me this opportunity to share my personal side.
Now that you have gotten to know Julie and her sweet family please go over and visit Susan's blog and meet another wonderful blogger with the same first name Julie from Julie's Lifestyle. Have a great rest of the week end. Thank you for your visits and reading spotlight to meet and get to know wonderful bloggers.