|Kim from Exquisitely Unremarkable|
Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger is a feature done each Saturday that introduces you to a blogger you may already know or a new blogger for you to get to know. This feature gives you a peak into the personal life of the blogger. Getting to know the special person behind the beautiful blog.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland so enjoy getting to know these talented bloggers each Saturday.
Happy Easter weekend everyone. I have a wonderful blogger to introduce you to this week. It is Kim from Exquisitely Unremarkable. Kim is a great DIY'er and very crafty. You can take a look at the cute Easter Banner Kim made here. Enjoy reading Kim's story and getting to know her.
Hello everyone! I'm Kim and I blog at Exquisitely Unremarkable. I would like to thank you, Kris, for having me here today, I couldn't be more flattered! To be honest, when Kris asked me, I was floored. Me, really? I actually read the email twice. You see, I still consider myself the brand new kid on the block...what could I possibly share? Of course, then it hit me that I'm no newbie at all. I have been blogging for two years. It just doesn't seem possible
|I usually hide behind my tulips!|
I started my site on a whim. I had never read a blog before in my life and when my nephew told me to start one, I said, "A what?"
My mom and two siblings were all diagnosed with terrible diseases at once. I have a very close family and, while everyone is doing well now, our lives were mired in doctors, hospitals and treatments for far too long. I needed a positive outlet, so I started writing.
I chose the name Exquisitely Unremarkable, because I needed to remind myself that there is great beauty and grace in our everyday surroundings, no matter what is going on in our lives. I just needed to look a little bit harder to find something to make me smile.
It didn't take long for me to find my groove, sharing about my house, a small beach cottage, that we lovingly renovated about a decade ago.
I embarrass myself on a pretty regular basis, so why not share? It's always more fun to laugh with friends!
It's been a great escape and I have met some truly amazing and very creative ladies. So I keep writing. I do it around my kids' schedules, carpooling, homework, driver's ed...yikes! Like I said, it's been two years and I am still having a ball.
It's hard for me to define my style. I just decorate the house with what I like. I guess I have a country/ cottage/ farmhouse flair.
We have lived in the same charming neighborhood for twenty years, first in one small house, then another!
|Our home was built in the 1920's and still looks just like this!|
When we were looking for our current home, my husband said, "Do not find a house with a new kitchen that you think is ugly and expect me to rip it out."
Thankfully, the kitchen barely functioned so we got to add and build our own, including my pretty hood, that my extremely handy husband built for me!
We met at a roller rink when we were thirteen, became the best of friends, but didn't date until we were in our twenties. We've been together a really long time and he certainly knows the way to my DIY heart!
|We built this lamp together!|
As for my own talents, well, they're limited! I am not a power tool girl and I can sew, but don't look too close! I enjoy super simple projects and crafts. I like things to look elegant, I just don't want to work too hard or pay too much for them!
Plus it makes my kids, teenage girls, very happy to have me telling someone else what to do!
Well, that's it! That's my Exquisitely Unremarkable story!
Thanks again, Kris, for inviting me to share on your own lovely blog! It was truly my pleasure!
Thank you Kim for sharing yourself with all of us. I know it is a busy week end with Easter being tomorrow but if you have some time please "hop" over to Kim's blog and see how creative she is. Happy Easter Everyone. Enjoy the holiday with family and freinds.