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.
Mindi My Love 2 Create.
Good Saturday Everyone. This week I am excited to introduce you to a sweet blogger that caught my attention because of her DIY tutorials and her love of giving new life and purpose to treasured items. She shares my liking to re love things into my home and give them a new purpose. Her tutorials are awesome.
So sit back and read about this mom of 5 yep!! 5 and how fit and fun and creative she is. Enjoy.
Mindi from My Love 2 Create
Hello! This is Mindi and I blog over at MyLove2Create. I was so honored and thrilled that Kris asked me to participate in her Saturday Spotlight!
I don't share a lot of personal stuff on my blog (probably because I barely have enough time to write my tutorials) so I am excited to give you a peek into my life!
|Old Drawers into Porch Planters|
I am very thrifty and love repurposing things, so a lot of my DIY projects are made with things I get for free, or really cheap. It makes me happy to give things new life and make them useful again. Like my old drawers into porch planters, I made them with free drawers and wood.
|Engagement photo, and wedding photo.|
|Dana and I graduating from Collage. Our little guy was a trooper, but I think he was ready to sleep...poor thing!|
|Family photo taken in 2009, Arizona.|
I had a small dance studio and taught for several years, and really loved it. In order to keep "sane" and have my "me" time I would train for and run a marathon after each baby. It was my best option for getting back in shape and feeling good. This photo was taken two months after my youngest little guy was born.
|Me and two of my sisters at the St. George Marathon finish line.|
|It turned an end table into a desk|
|DIY Tray stand made for an old toolbox|
I am a self-taught/blogger taught DIY-er and it is so STINKIN' FUN! It truly brings me joy to create, hence the name of my blog, MyLove2Create. I started my blog, to hopefully share and inspire others to create. It is sort of my way to "pay it forward" which is why I like to do tutorials when possible.
As far as blogging goes I am kind of at a point where I feel like I could do a lot more, but I am not sure I am ready. I love it, and have so much fun with it, but my family will always be first, so for now I share what I can, and continue to learn a grow with each project. The good thing is, I am always doing projects, so it makes sharing easier.
|Curtain Tie Backs Repurposed into Towel Hooks|
This summer my husband and I did several triathons together which was fun, and we love to spend time with our kids and go hiking and enjoy the outdoors. We also love to watch movies, play games, and eat homemade caramel popcorn as a family. YUM!
In March we had to put down our beloved dog Buck and near the end of the summer we got a new puppy, Sunny. She has been taking a LOT of my time, it is like having another baby in the house. Who's idea was this? :) Over all this little cutie is stealing our hearts and helping us learn patience and lots of other good things.
|Master Closet Makeover|
With life being busy I do the best I can to keep up with projects, you know when I am not drowning in laundry, school papers, and kid messes. Wait...I am ALWAYS drowning in those things! Ah well. My favorite project to date, is my Master Closet Makeover. And believe me, after doing this I want every closet in my house re-done. It has been sooo nice.
|Closet/Laundry Room Makeover|
A close second would be my sister's closet/laundry room makeover. This was a super fun and tiring experience. I love how a room can be transformed and made super useful, efficient, and beautiful...with a little hard work. :)
|Going Crawdad Fishing, Arizona 2009|
So my plan? To eventually transform every room in my house, thrifty/DIY style. It may take me forever...but it should be a fun journey! Would you like to come along?
|Pumpkin Patch, Boulder CO 2014|
What better way is there to enjoy a journey than with family and friends!?!
Thanks so much for reading I hope to see you over at MyLove2Create soon! And thanks for having me Kris!
Thanks Mindi. Could I just have a smidge of your energy!!!! Loved getting to know you better. Your family is precious.
Now that you have gotten to know Mindi please hop over to Susan's blog Must Love Junk and meet another wonderful blogger
Linda from Linda's Life Journal.
Have a great week end.