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'm happy to introduce you to Pam of House of Hawthornes. I love Pam's fun vintage style, which is infused with bold hits of color here and there. But what I really love is Pam's sense of humor-her posts always leave me laughing!
Please sit back, relax, and enjoy getting to know Pam better!
Hi, I'm Pam and I blog at House of Hawthornes.
I am so excited, and just a tad nervous, that Susan and Kris invited me to talk about myself a little bit in their Saturday Spotlight - Life Behind The Blogger Series.
That's me on the left.
I'm one of those Moms that is always behind the camera and never in front of it, so this is the most recent photo I could find of me. From something like 9 months ago.
I could have had a baby in that time. Could have. But didn't :)
Where to start . . . where to start? OK, let's go back to the beginning.
One day almost four years ago, on a whim, I decided to start a blog.
Everything else in my life has been very calculated and thought out. I'm an Accountant in my former work life after all. But for some reason my entry into blogging was not over-analyzed.
I just closed my eyes and jumped.
Luckily there was a world of great people out there to catch me in their arms. And open my eyes up to all types of decorating, writing and photography.
Now, I can't imagine a day without blogging.
Or reading a blog. I still read just as many blogs as I did before I started my own. I love to get immersed into someone else's story.
As for my story, I was born and bred in Ohio. I grew up not too far from where Susan lives in Northeastern Ohio.
It was a very, very, very small town and I always dreamed of the day when I could go off on my own and experience more of the world.
So I moved to Columbus for college.
OK, not exactly Paris, France, but still quite a big city for this small town girl.
It took me forever to learn how to drive on the busy downtown streets. They had four lane roads with cars parked on the sides of the streets. What the heck?
Did I mention it was not unusual to see horse and buggies driving around my hometown?
Even had hitching posts at the post office and grocery store. So anyhow, the traffic in Columbus just about killed me.
After college, I did a stint in Cincinnati for a while before moving back to the central Ohio area. Cincinnati is nice (they actually have traffic there too), but I've always preferred the Columbus area.
So now I live just a little outside of Columbus with my husband of 20 years and my 15 year old son who just happens to have Cerebral Palsy.
I rarely talk about my son on my blog, since my blog is my creative outlet for all things non-mommy and non-disability related. But in reality, I try to fit blogging into my free time when not dealing with school issues, doctor's appointments and advocating for my son.
That's why you might see me on Pinterest at really weird hours :)
Some of the things I blog about are:
Thrift store finds.
And how I incorporate them into my home decor.
Truth be told, I'm running out of space here at the house and will probably have to start reselling some of this stuff soon. Before one of the hoarders programs comes a calling.
I was hooked on gardening once I planted my first petunia in 1984. And it actually lived. And grew larger.
Miraculous, I tell you!
And my third area, which is really my first love, is vintage.
I'm a sucker for all things vintage. Not fine antiques (who can afford them anyhow), but chippy, worn and well loved items.
I remember being about seven years old when a neighbor of mine came home with a pickup truck full of stuff he had cleaned out of someone's attic.
He was just stopping at home for lunch on the way to the dump, but he let us neighborhood kids dig in the back of it and pick out stuff. And take it home!!!
I'm sure he had no idea what he was starting. No idea at all.
But it was the start of my love of junk.
Now, I cannot pass up a yard sale without stopping. An estate sale is my playground. And the great stuff that people donate to the thrift stores still amazes me.
I'd love for you to stop by my blog, House of Hawthornes, and have a Coke Zero with me.
I don't do coffee. I hear that is for grownups and, as you'll soon find out, I'm nowhere near grown up yet:)
You can also follow along with me on social media at:
Pam House of Hawthornes www.houseofhawthornes.com Facebook page Pinterest boards Google+ Twitter Instagram
Pam, thanks so much for sharing your fun self with us! Please visit her at House of Hawthornes then head to Kris's blog to read about Judy from 20 North Ora.
Have a great day! :)