Friday, September 5, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger



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. 
September 6th

This week on Spotlight I have the wonderful honor to introduce you to Patty from My Mountain Blessings.  Patty is sweet, spiritual and her and the hubby are a great DIY team.  Please take time to read about Patty and then go over and see her beautiful blog and all the DIY's she has done to her sweet home.



WOW!
What a blessing to be asked by Kris from "Junk Chic Cottage"
to be part of her "Saturday Spotlight"....
She is such a beautiful person
and her blog.....
oooohhhh...
Such eye candy!

Hello......
My name is Patty...
My Blog is called
I started writing my blog as a Pastors wife
in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky....
in 2009....


Yes.....
I am a true "Blue" Kentucky girl....
I almost persuaded myself after our latest move....
that I should change the name of my blog...
After all, we moved from the mountains
to the rolling hills of Ky...
We call it "Farm Country"....

My blog is all about my daily blessings.....
Thus....
I still call it
My Mountain Blessings!


Our "current" home is a beautiful Cape Code style Farmhouse.....
It sits on 2 1/2 acres with beautiful views all around.....
"Current"....
I have to laugh.....
Being part of a ministry family...
You just never know where you may end up....
We have moved a total of 16 times over the past 35 years...
During that time we have built 2 homes....
Completely remodeled 4.......
shewwww...
I am just worn out.....
But it has been a great adventure....


Hopefully this will be our retirement home.....
 We currently are busy redoing every inch of the interior....
Of course, those of you who stop by often......
Naturally, I would have to include a few exterior gardening projects.....
This pergola was added as a "Mother's Day" present this past May....
You can read more HERE


We...
 (my hubby and me)...



Yes...we do all the projects around here...
from the design....
 to the demolition....
and the remodel....
all by our little ole selves....
Every single part..
No contractors...
No interior designers...........................
Just the two of us....

You gotta love a man who can build anything...
And boy, I have been blessed with a handy dandy type guy....
You can see some of our work here...

We have been married for 35 years....
We have three beautiful daughters and 5 Grands...
Being part of a ministry family
 You learn to go with the flow...
Appreciate God's goodness...
and Laugh...
lots of silliness around here.....


Some of my greatest pleasures:
My family of course....

 And Gardening....
I just Love digging in the dirt...
I get such enjoyment from the garden...
Check out my garden Here


I am passionate about ministry to women.....
I am truly blessed to be part of a great Prison/jail Ministry 
I also lead in a wonderful Christian Women's Community group called;
Bluegrass Women's Fellowship.....
We encourage and motivate each other toward good works.....
Hebrews 10:24


I also find great pleasure
In the study of the Bible.....
I find it to be extraordinarily interesting and challenging...
and I love sharing all the wonderful nuggets 
I find while studying with others...



I would call my Home style...
Eclectic Farmhouse.....
I love a little Wimsey in unexpected places....
and a little glam...
(Every girl needs a little glam......)
I also love anything chippy and old.....
As I type this....
My decor style sounds complicated...
Really.... its not...
To me its simple....
If I love it..
I use it in my home...




I love to display my collections....

You just never know where you may see an old white pitcher



Or a ....Plate..
hanging, leaning or stacked.....






Or a pig...
I love pigs with wings...
I hear you laughing....
Yes... it is a little quirky...
but that's me.....


That is my little touch of  unexpected Whimsy
and surprise in my home....


I try to keep my Lifestyle simple too....
I love going barefoot...
or maybe a pair of flip flops....


My blog is a place to share and count the many blessings
I experience day to day.....
in My home...
with my family...
In my garden...
In My Life......
 I want my words to be a source of encouragement......
My theme this year...



I hope to inspire others to the Goodness of the Lord....


I hope you have enjoyed your visit as much as I have enjoyed
sharing my blessings with you!
Thanks for stopping by!

May your days be truly Blessed!

So, my very dear friends, 
don’t get thrown off course. 
Every desirable and beneficial gift 
comes out of heaven. 
The gifts are rivers of light cascading down 
from the Father of Light. 
There is nothing deceitful in God, 
nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. 
He brought us to life using the true Word, 
showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.
James 1: 6-18 MSG




Thank you Patty for letting us get to know you better.  Now that you have read about Patty please hop over to Susan's blog and meet another of my fave bloggers Julia from Vintage with Laces.
Have a great week end.
Kris
:)

23 comments:

  1. Yeyyyyy, Patty. You featured one of my favorite friends. So excited! I learned some things and saw some things on here that I somehow missed along the way. Congratulations, Patty and thank you, Kris for featuring her. GREAT post!

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  2. Yeyyyyy, Patty. You featured one of my favorite friends. So excited! I learned some things and saw some things on here that I somehow missed along the way. Congratulations, Patty and thank you, Kris for featuring her. GREAT post!

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  3. Wow! Patty sounds like a go-getter with all her moves, building, reconstruction, ministries ...

    I am headed over to check out her house and gorgeous gardens.

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  4. Well, I hadn't met her, and here we are Kentucky neighbors. I will pop right on over and visit her. xo Laura

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  5. Patty, it's so nice to learn more about you! Love your beautiful home and views, and that family picture is the cutest!! :)
    Susan

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  6. I don't think I've visited Patty but I can tell she's a sweetheart already! Off to visit. :)

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  7. Thank you, Kris for the intro to Patty. Patty, I live right next door in West Virginia, so I'm comin' over! ;)
    Rita

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  8. Hi Kris, so glad to see you feature Patty this week. She has been an inspiration in blogland and a true favorite of mine to visit. Hi Patty, loved your feature in the spotlight and seeing your home and wonderful family. You and your hubby are so talented and an amazing couple. I love your home scene in Kentucky and I do hope you get to retire there. Wishing you continued fun in blogging and blessings to you in your ministries and the lessons you share with everyone!!
    Big Hugs

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  9. Thank you Kris for letting us get to know sweet Patty. I too am blessed with a sweet handy-dandy guy and let me tell you they are few and far between. And I am not laughing..I think pigs with wings are adorable!

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  10. Patty, I am a true blue Kentuckian too, except I have been transplanted to Myrtle Beach. I love your home, I would love to move back home but hubby will not leave the golf courses.

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  11. It's fun to meet Patty! She must be a move expert by now. Fun family pics!

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  12. Patty has a beautiful home and I love her first picture of the outside of the property. What a beautiful family and it looks like they have a good time together! Such a fun picture.

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  13. So happy to meet Patty. I love her sweet enthusiastic spirit. It's obvious that her strong faith and love of life and family makes her an exceptional woman.
    Mary Alice

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  14. I loved getting to know Patty better. What a great team she and her husband make! A beautiful family. Another great feature Kris!

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  15. Hi Kris,
    So glad you spotlighted Patty this week, she has an energetic spirit and living a creative life. Will be checking out her blog.
    XO,
    Vera

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  16. I love reading Patti's blog! she is such a lovely lady! So glad to come here and browse your space too.
    We're all connected through blogging aren't we?

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  17. Another great feature, Kris! Thank you for showing this beautiful blogger. I love her home.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  18. thank you for featuring Patty, she is such a sweet lady, and she really does live her motto to speak life.

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  19. Nice to meet Patty and see her beautiful home and beautiful family....love the shutter that says, "speak life"...great feature...thanks so much Kris!

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  20. such a great feature, kris! love the family pic:)

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  21. Thanks Kris! I have had lots of sweet visits and now have some new friends.. May you be blessed!

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  22. What a lovely post! I love your pergola and blue chairs...and I'm glad to be connected with Patty now!

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  23. So great to read about Patty. Love the pergola and teal rockers.

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