|Rue from An Old fashioned World|
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.
So grab that cup of your favorite beverage and read and get to know Rue better. Then hop over to her great blog and say Hi.
Before I begin, I just want to say thank you to Kris for asking me to be on Saturday Spotlight! I’ve been a fan of this series since I started blogging again and I feel very privileged to be a part of it. In fact, I was quite shocked when she asked me and kind of panicked about what I would write that would be of any interest to all of you, but I’ll try my best :)
So let’s see…
I go by the name “rue” on my blog. It was a nickname a friend gave me more than 25 years ago and it stuck. My birth given name is Heather.
I dress in vintage clothing or with a vintage look about 90% of the time.
I have a boyfriend that I refer to as either “my honey” or “Mr. Man” (a running joke between us), but his real name is David.
I’m the mother of two grown children, named Alex and Annie. Alex is serving in the military and Annie is living at home and going to college.
I have two fur babies. A chihuahua named Bubba (real name Bear)...
And a rat terrier/ beagle mix named Mini, which is short for miniature, because she looked like a smaller version of our (now deceased) beagle Shiloh.
We’re big on nicknames in this house ;)
I was born in California and lived there for my first 30 years, in three different parts (Arcadia, Santa Ynez, and Pebble Beach), then I moved to Virginia, then Ohio, and now live in the mountains of Arizona. I know what some of you are thinking... "Arizona has mountains?!" Yup and we also have four seasons up here. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that. I didn’t either until I started looking for a place to live in this state.
Here's an example:
I moved here after a divorce, to be closer to my family, that had moved from California. They live down in Phoenix, but it’s too hot down there for me!
As far as blogging…
a long time ago, I used to have a blog called “rue’s peanut butter and Jelly life”.
It was all about my life (obviously), my family, my search for an old home, eventually the house that I thought would be my forever home, and the remodeling (or un-remuddling as I refer to it).
You can read more about the house and the blog, on my new blog under “who is rue?”, but in short, I erased it after about 4 or 5 years, because of my divorce. Since the blog was about my life and that part of it was over I didn’t see the need to continue it. Looking back, I consider it to be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done.
Anyway, I missed all my friends in Blogland, so in December of last year, I started An Old-Fashioned World. When I nervously clicked publish, I had no idea what it would be about or if I would even continue it, but eight months later and after reconnecting with quite a few of my old friends, I'm glad I did.
As it turns out, this blog is kind of the same, but instead of sharing a lot about my family, I mostly share about the way I live my old-fashioned life and my cottage that I'm slowly bringing back to it's 1930s glory.
Looking back, I should have known that a great majority of what I share would be my old house. After all it's what I'm most passionate about ;)
Lastly, I consider myself kind of an oddball in our blogging community, because I don't really fit in with the standard or in any kind of niche. I guess you could say, I go against the grain by living a "vintage life" in a vintage home.
But, it's all true to me and it's what makes me happy.
I hope you'll stop by and see what I mean ;)
Thank you Rue for being in the Spotlight this week. It was fun to feature your unique style and blog. Have a great Week End.