Friday, July 17, 2015

Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind The Blogger




Carla from The River



 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.

Good Saturday Morning everyone.  This week in Spotlight I have a special blogger Carla from The River.  Carla is a wonderful blogger and outdoors kind of girl.   You will love getting to know more about Carla and her family.  Enjoy reading her feature and then hop over to check out her sweet blog.

Thank you Kris, for asking me to participate in your Saturday Spotlight.

My name is Carla.
My husband is Jeremy.
We are the parents of two boys, Samuel and Atticus.
We live in Northwest Wisconsin.
I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin.
I am a Wisconsin girl.
I love the outdoors.

My friend Bobby Jean shared with me about her cousin's blog Cranberry Morning 
I started to read Judy's blog and fell in love with the world of blogging
With the encouragement from my hubsand, I started my own blog, The River


 A few fun facts about me.
I will get this one out of the way...my favorite season is Winter!
I love to Cross Country Ski!


I have a Fresh Flower and Produce Stand in my front yard.

 I love to garden.


Last summer I opened up a Fresh Flower and Produce Stand in our front yard. I used a card table, a fun table cloth and some cute baskets to create it. 


This year my husband  and boys built me a new stand, with a roof.
I will be doing a blog post about it next week.




This garden season I have four garden plots at our local community gardens and one at home.
I named my garden, The Little Garden That Could.
I have a mailbox at my garden.
I love receiving fun mail from other gardeners and friends.

I also leave notes for other gardeners. The mailbox has been a lot of fun.


  
Atticus
He is 13.
Both of our boys are in Shooting Sports.
They shoot Trap for the Rice Lake Warrbirds.
  
Samuel
He is 15.
Sam passed his text portion of Driver's Ed this Spring and will start Behind the Wheel in October.
I am still trying to figure out how my boys grew up so fast.
When they were little I would pretend to give them a shot, to keep them little. They would laugh and say, "It will not work Mom"
Now as my handsome 15 year old, who is much taller than me, he bends down to  give me a hug. 
I smile.
 My boys, they are growing up and I am proud of them.

Rice Lake Warrbirds Trap Team

One last fun fact about me.
My birthday is 12/12
My husband helped me celebrate my 12/12/12 birthday in a magical way.
  

Thank you for reading.
High Fives from Wisconsin!


Thank you Carla for sharing yourself and your wonderful family and life with us.  Have a great Saturday everyone.  
Kris
:)

33 comments:

  1. Thanks, Kris!

    Carla: Love ya and so glad I found your blog. You are the greatest!

    Jane x

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  2. Great blog I will be following Carla.
    Mary

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  3. AH! A "neighbor" just over the border....HI CARLA! And hello, Kris! So much fun to meet up with new faces. Have a super weekend!

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  5. I just adore Carla! She is sweet and funny and I am glad to call her a friend. So fun to see her here today, Kris!

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  6. Kris, I knew there were people who winter...I know it isn't me.LOL. I will check out Carla's blog. Loved her gardens. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  7. I read Carla's blog and love her idea for a mailbox at the community gardens. :) Soooooooo wonderful that her flower & produce stand is growing ~ how I wish I could pop by and pick up some fresh goodies.
    Happy weekend to Carla and to you too, sweet Kris!!!
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  8. Thanks for the introduction Kris!

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  9. Hi Kris, thanks for introducing this featured blogger with us today! I will stop by her blog. Enjoy your corn tonight and enjoy the weekend.

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  10. Hi Kris,
    Thank you for having me! And THANK YOU to all for the sweet comments.
    Carla

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  11. I have a friend that lives in WI and she does *not* like the winter! :) Carla is a great person ~ thanks for sharing more about her today.

    xo
    Pat

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  12. Kris, thanks as always for a wonderful feature. Everyone loves you for this. It takes commitment. Thank you.

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  13. This was such fun to read! Carla is one of my best blog buddies and she has such a fun blog. Thanks for the feature. I learned some things I can hold against her! Just kidding! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  14. I love Carla and I love this post.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  15. Carla is one of a kind girl and very special.
    It was fun reading about Carla and her family and gardens.
    JB

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  16. I enjoyed learning more about Carla. She and her family are an inspiration! What a special way to celebrate a 12/12 birthday! Beautiful photo.
    Kris, Wishing you a very blessed Sunday.

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  17. Hi Kris, thank you for sharing another wonderful blogger with us.
    Hi Carla, love your feature and will stop over and say hello. It was fun to read about you and your family. Loved the pics and especially the 12/12/12 birthday.
    Have a great weekend Kris and blessings to you.
    Hugs, cm

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  18. Hi Kris, just stopping back to let you know, Carla's link to her blog is not working or loading. The details are saying the site is down. I'll try later, just wanted you to know. Have a wonderful evening. cm

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  19. Hi Kris, just stopping back to let you know, Carla's link to her blog is not working or loading. The details are saying the site is down. I'll try later, just wanted you to know. Have a wonderful evening. cm

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  20. Hello Carla, boy how my father would have loved you! He would have applauded your gardening AND your roadside stands, which were his favorite places to stop. Your sons have terrific names and your husband must be pretty fantastic too to come up with that pretty tribute for your special 12/12/12 birthday celebration!

    I'm looking forward to visiting The River and seeing more about the little garden that could!

    Thank you, Kris, for the introduction to this delightful winter-lover blogger,
    Dewena

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  21. I love Carla's blog and have been following her for a while!

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  22. Carla is a sweet lady. I enjoy reading her blog and I learned a few new things about her today....a very lovely post.

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  23. How fun was this!!! Thank you for featuring Carla! I so enjoyed learning more about her plant stand and her boys! Such a great place to raise her kids! Such an outstanding post! Nicole xo

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  24. I love Carla. We've been blogging friends for awhile now and I find her to be delightful in every sense of the word, as is her blog. She's a wonderful woman. I'm so glad you featured her today, Kris. (Hi Carla!) Hugs, Nancy

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  25. I love Carla. We've been blogging friends for awhile now and I find her to be delightful in every sense of the word, as is her blog. She's a wonderful woman. I'm so glad you featured her today, Kris. (Hi Carla!) Hugs, Nancy

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  26. Thanks for introducing us to Carla and her blog today Kris!

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  27. Thanks for the intro to Carla' s blog! Love that she is a Wisconsin blogger just like me. Jane

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  28. Carla and I are friends in blogland, but I learned a lot more about her today, Thanks for reaturing her.

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  29. I love Carla! She is so positive and always has nice things to say. I enjoyed learning more about her - wish we were closer (I'm in NH) but thankfully our blogs were a great place to "meet". Thanks for sharing :)

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  30. Carla rocks out loud! I'm totally enamored with her mailbox in the garden. Great post. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  31. I so enjoyed reading Carla in the spotlight! She is always such a bright spot in my day :)

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  32. Fantastic to read this here and I always love to read Carla's blog too.

    Happy Weekend everyone ... well it's almost here!

    All the best Jan

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