Spotlight: REAL LIFE BEHIND THE BLOGGER
Hi, everyone! Myself and (Kris) Junk Chic Cottage wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before. So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.
Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs. You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Kris's and my blog.
I've been a fan of Jann's blog 'Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olson' since I first began blogging. I 'accidentally' found her link party and now I link up weekly-her blog is such a joy! Jann's sunny, cheerful attitude is infectious and she has been such a positive blogging role model for me! Please sit back, relax, and enjoy getting to know her better!
Hi, I am Jann from ‘Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson’. I feel so honored that Susan asked me to share a little about myself! I love this series that her and Kris are doing. I have enjoyed getting to know more about so many bloggers.
I come from a large family of 8 children. My mom had 5 children (2 girls and 3 boys) then 7 years later had 3 more girls. Julie, Jeanne, and Jann. I am the youngest.
(growing up I thought my name was Ju, Je, Jann because mom often said that when she was calling for me.) JK!
She said that heavenly father must have known that us three girls would be her salvation. She lost daddy when I was only 9 mnths. old. Although she had to return to the work force, It was caring for us that kept her going. She remarried when I was 7 and he was a wonderful step father.
My sisters thought that I was always ‘babied’ They tease me and say that I couldn’t butter my own toast until I was 13. Why do it if mama wants to do it for me right? lol!
I met my husband when I was a senior in high school. He had just returned home from basic training in the National Guard.
(picture of the two of us at a college dance. Love that stash!)
I had always said that I didn’t want to marry until I was 23. Well, the ‘Love Bug’ bit and we were wed when I was 19 and he was 21.
I had my first of 5 children when I was 2l. What a joy! My children and 9 grand children are such a blessing in my life.
I have always been a social butterfly and love people! Although I was very shy around boys that I liked. When it comes to a party, the more the merrier is my motto! Hubby is quiet and doesn’t like crowds. I have pushed him out of his comfort zone.
We both love the outdoors, and like to hike. Last June we traveled to Spain and hiked 110 km (in 5 1/2 days) of the Camino Del Santiago.
Our home in Alpine is nestled below our beautiful Utah mountains. It’s that view that sold me on it 4 years ago.
I absolute love blogging and making new friends. I thought I would share how it all came about.
In ‘2009’ my youngest daughter, Kylee said, “Mom, you should start a blog. I think you would have fun sharing your gardening and decorating”.
Ok, now let me tell you, I knew NOTHING about blogging. With her help, (meaning she set it all up.) The blog began.
All of you have those cute names for your blogs and then there’s mine. She said, “You need to pick a name”. The first thing that bounced into my head was Mrs. Olson from the Folgers commercials. I always loved that little Swede. Oh, and her accent, to die for! So ‘Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson’ was born.
I was hoping that my kids would make my blog their daily cup. Mama never tires of giving advice.
Now here’s my confession: I don’t even drink coffee! I do love the smell, does that count for something?
I blogged for over 2 years for just family and a few friends. I knew nothing about blog hopping or link parties. Yeah, I’m a little slow. Or maybe just a dumb blonde. In May of ‘20ll’ I read about a blog in a magazine. From there found a link party. Oh mama, did my world change! It was quite comical me trying to figure out how to link up the first time.
I consider myself to be a person who does a lot of things fairly well and nothing really good.
Ever since I became a bride, I have always decorated my home for the holidays. Love doing it!
Gardening is one of my greatest loves. Really, it’s therapeutic for me! My three favorite smells are that of freshly cut grass, dirt, and rainfall.
I could spend hours just sitting outdoors.
I love quilting, although I have slowed down since I started bogging.
I love making crafts and owned a business with a friend where we taught tole painting. We closed the doors when my hubby was activated for Desert Storm. My kids needed their mother at home.
I love to cook, although I rarely post about it.
My love for junking has grown stronger with age. My friends say that they walk down an isle and see nothing. I walk down the same isle after them and find 5 things.
I have a new found love for farmhouse style. We just recently finished our basement and I had so much fun decorating it.
I now host my own link party, “Share Your Cup Thursday”. It’s all about sharing what makes you happy.
I love life and am very happy! I thank God every day for my many blessings! My goal is to make others happy. Sharing does that I think!
Jann, thank you so much for sharing more of your personal story with us!
After you visit her at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson, please hop over to Kris's blog to read about Jennifer from Town and Country Living!