Now to my story about how I came to the blogger universe. I knew a celebrity before she became a celebrity. We shared a friendship before anyone was ever blogging [I think, not sure when blogging started?] and we both lived in farmhouses and had children the same age. We shared many cups of tea while our children played. She moved away from my town and we lost touch over the years. One day I happened upon her blog and was so happy to see her beautiful family and home. I was charmed again by her style and loveliness.When I walked into her former home [in my town] for the first time I knew that I wanted to create the same warmth in my home that she had achieved in hers. She gave me a lot of gentle advice and guidance [I say "gentle" because my home had a lot of ugly to overcome]. I realized that she had used simple, inexpensive decorating ideas to make her home special. I have copied her, shamelessly, many times over and now, sometimes, I even have a clever idea of my own.
You know my "mentor" as Linda at Restyled Home and I can tell you that she is just as genuine and kind as she appears on her blog. So I thought it was important to give credit where credit is due because most of the time I am a big copycat!! Once I clicked on her blog I was clicking away to meet so many others like Linda and getting inspiration, not only on decorating, but on food, fun, and faith. So now when my favorite magazine comes with a section on Blog awards I am actually familiar with some of them. Thank you Linda for your friendship and thank you to other bloggers who share themselves everyday and make me laugh and feel normal that my house isn't perfect.
Gee this sounds kind of corny....but so what, it's true!