|Cheryl from The Farmer's Daughter|
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 I would love to introduce you to Cheryl from The Farmer's Daughter Blog. Cheryl is sweet and has a beautiful feature to share with us so we can get to know her better. After reading about Cheryl hop over and say Hi on her blog.
Hello! My name is Cheryl and I'm happy to meet you! When Kris from the beautiful blog Junk Chic Cottage emailed me asking if I would like to be featured in the Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger series, I first thought...me? I saw my fingers typing "Yes, I would be happy to" back to her. I'm not very comfortable talking about myself, but here goes!
I'm a private gal...an introvert...and a middle child. Also a dreamer, a romantic, with a little bit of sass thrown in. My sweet hubby has put up with me for over 40 years. Bless his heart.
After a couple of years of college, I went to work in an insurance office and soon met my future husband, another middle child, in a grocery store parking lot. He had just returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam. We saw each other every single night almost from the time we met until we married a year later. He was my 6'2", eyes of blue and I loved his deep voice. He said he loved the way I walked and my blonde hair. His family also lived on a farm and that was one of the few things we had in common in those days! I loved to go dancing, he didn't. He loved sports, I didn't. We did eventually go dancing a few times and I began to like sports and was really proud of myself when I learned what a first and ten meant in football.
Our family, which includes a son and a daughter, is very close and we are not just family, but also good friends. We can talk about anything and love to enjoy a good meal together and play card games and laugh. Neither of my children are married at this time, but they both have someone special in their lives.
I live in a small town in the middle of Missouri in an early 60's ranch-style house with an actual fallout shelter in the basement. My decorating style could probably be called eclectic. It is a blend of old and new. I favor neutral colored walls with pops of color in my accessories. I love the color red and have red walls in my kitchen and, besides cooking and eating, that is where a lot of time is spent visiting and working on projects. Usually there is a kitty or two sitting on the island begging for treats!
Our property, which I call Pond Hollow, also includes a rental building and 6 acres with a small pond. I love to watch the wildlife coming and going from my kitchen window or while sitting out on the patio. I see everything from deer to coyotes getting a drink from the pond. And I love to watch the many different birds that come to our feeders.
Last year, we bought a small fixer-upper we are currently renovating and our first renter will be our daughter. In my blog I refer to this place as The Project. It has been a slow process, but we are getting there after realizing we couldn't do it all ourselves and hired a carpenter for the harder jobs. The essentials should be done in a month or two. Above is a Before and After of the mostly completed bathroom.
I began blogging in 2009 after running across a couple of blogs online and thinking how much fun it would be to have a place to write down happenings, sort of like an online journal, with a few photos of the things I love to snap.
Aside from taking photos and blogging my favorite hobby is probably reading, although lately I haven't had as much time for it as I'd like. Years ago, I was big into crafting and owned a craft shop in part of our rental building for a few years. There I rented out booth spaces and sold a few things of my own. I made and decorated grapevine wreaths and swags. BG cut out wooden things for me to paint in acrylics. I also made a few pillows and other things. I am amazed today at all the beautiful and creative things that I see bloggers making!
Besides the craft shop, I had several mostly part-time jobs through the years after my children were grown...from floral assistant to church secretary to data processing. I retired from working a few years ago and now while I'm enjoying the simple life, I look forward to each day with faith, hope and trust in my heavenly Father.
My hubby and I do get away from home occasionally and one of the places I love best to visit is Branson, Mo. And that is where we are now as I write this feature...relaxing and enjoying a vacation.
Thank you Cheryl for sharing your sweet life and family with us. Have a wonderful rest of your week end.