Friday, June 5, 2015

Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger



Lisa from Buttercup Bliss



 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 Saturday.  This week in Spotlight I would like to introduce  you to Lisa from Buttercup Bliss.  Lisa is a true down home southern girl.  You will see what I mean after you read and get to know her better.  Make sure you hop over to check out Lisa's blog and say Hi.







Hi!  My name is Lisa and my blog is Buttercup Bliss.  I was so tickled when Kris asked me to participate in the Blogger Spotlight series.  I wasn’t sure what I would tell about myself, but as my son likes to say, “I can talk to a brick wall” so I just started writing.  First, why Buttercup Bliss?  It took quite a while to come up with a name for my blog.  I finally settled on Buttercup Bliss after my silver pattern – you know, we southern girls love our silver!  I have been blogging for several years about all things house and home – a bit of decorating, a bit of cooking, a lot about life in general.  

 HI!  I'm Lisa, author of Buttercup Bliss.


My husband Jon I live with our twelve year old son in a small town outside of Jackson, MS.  We have two precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniels name Ollie and Clarabel. I have lived my entire life in either Mississippi or Mobile, AL.   I am a graduate of Ole Miss – home of one of the most gorgeous college campuses around!  Hotty Toddy!  I retired last summer after 29 years in education.  I was an elementary teacher and principal before serving as the Director of Curriculum for a large school district on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the last ten years. We moved “home” last July and bought the house across the street from my father.  We have spent the last 10 months updating our new home and hope to stay here for quite some time!!



 This is my family -  my husband, Jon, and our son Seth. We were having fun cheering on our Ole Miss Rebels!


Some fun facts about me to help you get to know me better:

I am the younger of two girls.  My big sister is only 13 months older than me.  We are super close!!  She lives around the corner from me now!  

I was an “old-maid” school teacher.  I didn’t get married until I was 37 years old.  I truly believe everything happens in God’s perfect timing!  (Although I have to tell you, I whined quite a bit during the wait when it seemed everyone was getting married but me!)  

The summer of 2005 was awful for our family.  My precious mother passed away with colon cancer and a month later our home in Ocean Springs, MS was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.   God used that time to bring me closer to Him.  I learned that all those possessions that I loved so much were just “things”. 

My sweet niece, Paige, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia when she was ten months old.  The only hope of a cure was a bone-marrow transplant.  She did not have a sibling at the time and a nationwide search was conducted for a suitable donor.  But…. I was an almost perfect match.  I served as her bone marrow donor.  My sister and I say that she is half my child.  We will celebrate the 24th anniversary of her bone marrow transplant this June.  She is our family miracle!!! 


I have a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.  My thought was something like this….”If my last name is never going to change, then I better add something to the end of my name!” 
My decorating style is “traditional” with a twist… I like antiques and funky new pieces too! 


 This is our newly updated kitchen.  Before and after pics and full details are on the blog



I love to create tablescapes for holidays and special family dinners.  



I love anything to do with school!  I get giddy when the school supplies come out in late summer! My mom used to say she couldn’t pass a display of lunch boxes without thinking she needed to buy one! 

I am deathly afraid of any animal that doesn’t have fur or feathers. 

These are our fur babies. Clarabel is tri-color and Ollie is a blenheim Cavalier. They are the sweetest babies ever!





Coffee is my favorite beverage!  Cinnamon is my favorite flavor/spice. 

In the south, we call all carbonated beverages “Coke”.  My favorite Coke is Dr. Pepper! 

 My all time favorite dessert is White Chocolate Bread Pudding.  You can find the recipe, along with other family favorites on the blog.


I love people who make me laugh!  Corny jokes are my favorite!!

I am the opposite of a pack-rat.  I do not like excess things lying around.  My sister says if you sit still at my house, I may pop you in the garbage! 


I do, however, collect pretty things such as McCarty Pottery (pottery made in the Mississippi Delta where my mother was raised), vintage Pyrex, vintage Ironstone, Etta B pottery (another Mississippi pottery), vintage American Fostoria, and estate silver pieces.  

 McCarty bunnies are one of my favorite things to collect.

My mom said I was the pickiest person alive!  She used to laugh and say the “list of qualities” I was looking for in a husband was too specific.  But…. My husband, who I met on a blind date, is a good Christian man, is very smart, ambitious, a fabulous dad, looks terrific in preppy clothes as well as a baseball cap, and can sing like you wouldn’t believe!!  He is my best friend, too! 

I adore monograms and the color pink!  I never got to decorate a prissy girl nursery, so our guest room is always on the girly side! 


The kitchen is my favorite room in any house.  Some people want to travel the world, I would like a Viking range!! 


Being a baseball mom is just about the greatest thing ever!!!  

My nickname from my husband is "Gracie" because I am a bit of a klutz!! 

So there, you have it - a little bit about my blog and me. I truly hope you will come and visit me at Buttercup Bliss!  I would love it if you would follow along too.  Since I am retired, I am hoping to blog more!!   

Lisa 


Thank you Lisa for being in the Spotlight and letting us get to know you better. 
Have a great week end.
Kris :)

26 comments:

  1. Another great feature Kris!
    Glad to know you Lisa :) Popping over to your blog. I am intrigued. Chocolate bread pudding!! Oh my.
    Happy weekend ladies!
    Hugs, Gee

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    1. Thank you for visiting and following Buttercup Bliss! You will LOVE the white chocolate bread pudding! It is amazing :-) Thanks again, Lisa

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  2. Great post Kris. I am popping over to met Lisa.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog!! It is so fun to meet new blogging friends! :-)

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  3. It was great fun getting to know a little bit more about Lisa. We've been following each other's blogs for a while now, but it's always a treat to learn something new about someone. Thanks for a wonderful post!

    Poppy

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  4. I can't wait to head over to Lisa's blog. How fun to meet a new blogger.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting Buttercup Bliss and for becoming a follower! I love meeting new friends through blogging! I am headed to your blog now. :-)
      Lisa

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  5. I always enjoy Lisa's posts. :)

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    1. You are so sweet!! Thanks for visiting Buttercup Bliss!

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  6. Lisa seems like a lot of fun, and the fact that she loves pink is just a bonus. I'll be popping over to check out her blog for sure.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Buttercup Bliss!! Yes, I adore pink!! I am assuming you do too - it is such a happy color!! :-)

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  7. What a fun read. I checked out her blog and will be back to visit Lisa again.

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    1. Thank you so much! It is so much fun to make new blogging friends!!
      Lisa

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  8. Kris,
    Thanks so much for featuring Buttercup Bliss! I am a happy girl!!! I am looking forward to meeting new blogging friends!! Thanks again!!
    Lisa

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  9. How fun, love her sense of humor and can't wait to see more of her home. Thanks for introducing us

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  10. Kris, Lisa sounds like a wonderful person. Kudos to her teaching career. I will check her site out soon. Hope you are enjoying a great Saturday. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am heading over to check out your blog too :-)

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  11. Kris what a delightful southern belle blogger you put in spotlight. Lisa I am now a follower and look forward to reading your posts. I lived in Tennessee for a few years and fell in love with southern hospitality and how I felt embraced in warmth. I was also featured in Kris's spotlight and it's lots of fun, enjoy!
    xx,
    Vera

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  12. Nice to have met Lisa, and as for her Seth, my son Travis has a nephew named Seth. We love that name. I love Lisa's mix of what she gathers and collects.... Her galley like kicthen is a great style.
    I will run over there to see a bit more Kris, another great spotlight.

    Xx
    Dore

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  13. It's great to learn the background of fellow bloggers. Wonderful series!
    Brenda

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  14. Hi LIsa - so nice to meet you !
    My nephew was diagnosed the Aplastic Anemia when he was 5 years old - what a devastating time that was - I can remember it like yesterday - his sister who was 8 at the time served as his donor.................he's 20 years old and thriving today :)
    LOVE your kitchen remodel - just gorgeous !
    xxx

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  15. Sounds like a blogger I would really like to know. She sounds like a lot of fun.

    Judy

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  16. I love meeting new bloggers here each week, Kris. Thank you so much for sharing. Lisa seems like a lot of fun. I am off to check her out now!! :)

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  17. Can't wait to head over to Buttercup Bliss! Now I want to see your silver pattern. My sister has 3 darling Cavaliers also.

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