Friday, June 27, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Leelee from Paper Bag Styling

Hi, everyone!   Kris from Junk Chic Cottage and I 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. 

      


Today I'd like to introduce you to my guest, Leelee from Paper Bag Styling!  Leelee is a relatively new blogger, so please show her some love! :)  She has a fun style, and is an amazing photographer. Please sit back and enjoy getting to know her better!



Hi everyone!  I'm so glad to be here and so honored to share with you today, on 
Spotlight Saturday!
Thank you so much Susan for inviting me!!  I'm so glad you were one of the first people I met in my blogging adventure!
So where to begin......
My name is Leelee and I have a blog called Paper Bag Styling.  I came up with the name because I love to style my home, other people's homes, wardrobes and all spaces in general.  What I don't like is spending a bunch of money doing it.  I like to call it a "paper bag" budget.  I go to thrift stores, auctions, estate sales and I look for amazing deals and sales! I personally think you can get a much more personal and interesting space this way....no cookie cutter spaces for me! 
I hate this picture of me but I love it of the boys....I'll take one for the team. LOL
I am a mom to two teenage boys, one of which is graduating this June! Aaaaahhhhhh!  I have an amazing husband who is in the Woodworking and Antique business (yes I have access to lots of fun stuff!!) oh, and he was an Army Helicopter Pilot.  We have two dogs...one is an Anatolian Shepherd....we love BIG dogs and I guess we must love lots of shedding hair...not!
This is one of the pictures I recently took of son #2.
Son #1 I took this picture to go along with his Scholarship info for college!
I started blogging after reading a book by Max Lucado called Cure For The Common Life.  It inspired me to do something I've wanted to do for a long time and ignore any fears I had associated with it. (I'm usually a private person.)  So I jumped in with both feet and I'm loving it!  
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Funny thing happened along the way.....I found a new love...photography.  Lately I've been doing more picture taking, then home projects.  I'm trying to sprinkle those in here and there but then I realized this thing called blogging can be anything I want it to be....who'd of thunk?! LOL So now I don't stress so much about what this blog is "supposed" to be.  I'm just letting it evolve into whatever "it" wants to be. :)
Some of my favorite photos.
My Niece.
My Niece and Nephews.
My Nieces.
The following are pictures from my yard.
When I'm not blogging, taking pictures or doing family stuff, I love to putter in my garden and my home.  I'm always moving things around..."shopping" in other rooms of my home (or when I'm lucky, the Antique Warehouse, wink wink) or styling my yard. 
Puttering around my house...styling.
 
When it comes to home decor I love lots of different styles. I like Coastal Cottage, New Traditional, Farmhouse Modern and everything in between.  Let's face it...I just love being surrounded by pretty things....and if it has bling well that's even better!
I'd love to share with you some of my projects.
This picture actually captures three of my projects...sliding French Doors, Tongue and Groove ceiling and a peak at my Annie Sloan Armoire.
Thank you so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and I definitely hope to get to know all of you one day! 
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Thanks, Leelee for sharing with us! Please visit her blog Paper Bag Styling, then head over to Kris's blog to read about another sweet blogger, Cindy from Consider It All Joy.
Have a great day!  :)

22 comments:

  1. Thanks Susan for Spotlighting Leelee. She has some lovely decorations and two great sons.
    Mary

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  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS photography! I'm on my way over to visit Leelee's blog...
    Happy weekend, Susan!
    xo,
    Lin

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  3. Sounds like such a cute blog. I'm headed over right now.

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  4. Leelee has a beautiful family and a beautiful home! Her pictures are just wonderful. Nice spotlight! : )

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  5. So lovely to get to know Leelee. This is a very delightful post...she's an amazing photographer, and her home projects look so professional!! A very talented woman!
    Mary Alice

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  6. Leelee thank you for sharing and letting us get to know you better. Your boys are so handsome. Your photography is gorgeous. It was really nice to meet you today.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris! You are so sweet and it was my pleasure sharing today. :) Great meeting you as well!
      Leelee

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  7. I have not seen her blog before. I will be sure to give her a visit. I love the name and story behind her blog!

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  8. LeeLee is a new blogger to me so I am off the visit Paper Bag Styling. Thanks for the introduction.

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  9. Thanks Susan for Spotlighting Leelee. Love your name and also your blogs name. Your sons are gorgeous as is your photography. I will enjoy checking out your blog.
    Vera

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  10. Susan, Leelee has a good looking family. I love her photography . The style she has shown is very nice. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

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  11. I have been a fan of LeeLee and her blog for quite awhile. And I like your spotlight platform...it exposes us to several great blogs all at the same time :)

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  12. what a sweet handsome family. I can't believe that she is the mother of those boys. I thought they were her brothers. Great photography.

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    1. Ha! Thanks Debby! I appreciate you thinking I'm that young! Makes a girl smile. :)
      Leelee

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  13. So very nice to meet LeeLee...such a beautiful family and gorgeous photography. Thank you, Susan for sharing another great new friend! Blessings, Cindy

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  14. Hi Susan, so great to meet LeeLee. She has a beautiful family and home. Lovely photos of a beautiful and talented lady. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great rest of the weekend and last of June!!
    Hugs

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  15. So nice to meet you LeeLee. Thanks for sharing your family and gorgeous photography with us.

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    1. Thank you Betsy and it was great fun sharing with you all. :)
      Leelee

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  16. I so Enjoyed this Post and will pop over to LeeLee's Blog right now!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  17. her last photo shoot was so charming! another great spotlight, susan! thanks!

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  18. What a great feature today Susan...loved reading about LeeLee seeing her wonderful family...her boys remind me so much of my nephews....She is such a great photographer too!....thanks Susan for another wonderful feature!!!

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  19. Thank you Susan for the chance to share with your lovely readers. I also wanted to say thank you to all of you who commented and or came to visit me. It was so much fun to read your comments and of course get to know all of you. Thanks again!!!
    Leelee

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