Jann is a blogging friend that unfortunately I have never had the opportunity to meet in person. She hosted a luncheon for her blogger friends on Saturday and I so wish I had been there but in typical Jann style she is giving everyone the chance to join in by hosting a virtual “Meet and Greet” on Monday June 29th.
The Blue Willow House blog was born in May of 2012 but my first post wasn’t until January 2013. I even went to a blogging conference in Raleigh NC before the first post. The Blue Willow House blog has a modest following and it continues to steadily grow. I started the blog when I retired from a lifelong corporate job. Silly me, I was afraid boredom would set in but so far boredom is not the problem but finding enough time to do all that I want to do is.
My tag line “Thrifting and Repurposing with Southern Style” goes a long way in describing what my blog is all about; however, I share vintage finds, home decor, recipes, nature, my antique booth, and pretty much anything else that tickles my fancy.
I have two daughters, two granddaughters and one grandson read more about them at Family Sunday Funday. The photo above is my youngest daughter and my grandson. Between us all we have three dogs which for various reasons all live with me. Baby, a Miniature Pincuter and Boukie, a pit bull mix are rescues and I can’t forget our adorable Isabelle, Yorkie extraordinaire.
I love all the dogs but Isabelle has my heart as she did my late husband’s. She was his constant companion during his illness and I called her his little nurse. He would take her for a ride in his truck almost everyday even though he barely felt like getting out of bed. He said that Isabelle expected her ride every afternoon and he didn’t want to disappoint her.
Attending blogging conferences, taking furniture painting classes, and joining blogger groups are just a few of the fun things that have come my way since I became a blogger. As a member of the Atlanta Area Home and DIY Blogger’s facebook group I have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other bloggers in my niche. We are not just a facebook group but have group meetings with presentations related to the business of blogging but sometimes we just have lunch and shop.
The Blue Willow House regular weekly features include Wordless Wednesday and Thursday Thrifty Treasures. My Wordless Wednesday is truly wordless. I choose one of my photo’s to share with the Wordless Wednesday community. The only words are in the post title. Thursday Thrifty Treasure is where I share my latest thrifty and/or vintage finds.
A couple of other semi-regular features are Thrift Store Transformations (TST)
and What Would You Call This Thrift Store Find. I haven’t found any unknown items lately but I’m sure something will turn up soon. For a brief time I co-hosted a Linky party called The Southern Special with several other bloggers. We decided to discontinue it at the end of 2014. I enjoyed co-hosting the party and if the opportunity presented itself again I would seriously consider it but as I’m sure Jann could tell you they are a lot of work if you do it right (and she does).
Traveling is my passion and I want to travel more over the next few years. The photos above are from Utah a couple of years ago at the SNAP blogging conference which was held at Thanksgiving Point just outside of Salt Lake City. My bucket list of places to visit is long and diverse. One of my goals is to write a travel blog.
Well that’s a little about me and I can’t wait to visit the bloggers who join in the fun over at Jann’s place.
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