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.
Patty from Creative Ideas .... Cottage Style
This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to a really sweet and talented blogger. Patty is from Creative Ideas Cottage Style. So please enjoy getting to know Patty and then take time to visit her wonderful blog. You will love her style.
Thank you Kris for the invitation to tell a little about myself, my family and my blog. I began blogging as a way to deal with a difficult time in my life. I had suffered a torn rotator cuff that led to adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). It was a chronic pain to the point where I really could not even stand myself. Opting for physical therapy instead of surgery as I was told that surgery could possibly make it worse.
It was at this time when I had discovered Pinterest which led to the discovery of many wonderful and talented bloggers. A few of which got started in much the same way as I ... dealing with something in their lives that blogging seemed to help escape for awhile or as a means of sharing creativity or a passion.
A little about me ... I was widowed at 28.
Blessed with two wonderful adult son's and a beautiful granddaughter that I feature at times in some way on the blog. (Inspiration from Alicia)
My oldest son Donald and granddaughter Alicia
She has all of us right where she wants us ... wrapped around her little finger!!
|Youngest son Chris|
Blessed with a
rewarding career as a full time Ophthalmic Technician I used to assist with Retina Surgery. Now talk about amazing ... any type of surgery in such a small space as the eye ...
that is truly amazing. After healing to the point that I could return to work I began working with Cataract surgeons ... my job is to do all the measurements and testing necessary for my surgeon to be able to pick the correct lens to replace the natural lens that is removed. It's very rewarding to greet my patients the morning after cataract surgery when they come back for their day post op visit and the gratitude that they share of how much better they are able to see. PRICELESS!
My blog is a hobby to me ... a wonderful hobby.
It's given me an outlet to share my creativity, decorating ideas, recipes and other fun family and home projects.
I use a Nikon D3100 camera and have fallen in love with photography! Still learning but having fun doing so.
I don't post every day but when I do I try to make it interesting for my readers. I am a creative person and have to be doing something whether it is making something, sewing, repainting, cooking ... got to be doing something.
Sometimes I will have more than one project going at a time. I find great solace in so many things, some so simple. I love to garden.
I tackle big overwhelming projects at times and think to myself ... what have I gotten myself into?
But the reward when it is done is so worth it.
If you get a chance ... stop by my blog. I'm very proud of the work I do and the simple things I share with you. Come visit with me at Creative Ideas ... cottage style.
Thank you Patty for sharing your life and love of family with all of us. Now that you have gotten to know Patty please hop over to Susan's blog and meet another wonderful blogger Marsha from Tattered Chick.
Have a great week end.