Susan from Must Love Junk, and myself (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 Susan's and my blog. 

I would love to introduce Lynn from Shabby Story.  I have known Lynn and her blog for over a year now.  When I first started to blog I was excited to find Lynn and her fabulous blog.  She spoke to my soul with her love of white, chippy, re purposed things that she re loved back into her home.  I connected with Lynn right away when I could see she got putting an old door or chippy window up on a wall .  I thought, wow, I found someone that would get me and I get her.  She has become a dear friend in blog world and I am always so inspired by her talent and decor ideas. Please read about the personal side of Lynn and then hop over to Susan's blog to read about Jill from Sew A Fine Seam.

let’s see…

when I’m not blogging, I paint, sew, and decorate and paper craft.  I love taking pictures and working with photo shop.

I met my husband when I was 28, he was 23. 3 months later, we were married, ---that was 27 yrs ago.

he works as an industrial electrician, just 5 more yrs, and he can retire:) 
(my last job was 25 yrs ago, at a local high school}.  derek loves wood working, golfing, concerts, and is an awesome cook.

we have two wonderful sons,

jason, a railroad worker and his wife heather, a nurse.

ryan, a cvs manager, and his girlfriend, karin, a butler university student.

our bailey, an american bulldog

we built our forever home in our hometown, peru, indiana, in 1992,

but, fate brought us to avon, indiana in 2006.

favorite ways to spend our time together are gardening,

woodworking projects,


and traveling,--always near water:)

I love kris and susan’s idea for the saturday spotlight, and want to thank them so much for including me:)

Thank you Lynn for sharing the personal side of you.  I loved seeing the pictures of you and your family and Bailey is just adorable.  Be sure to check out Lynn's blog and also jump over to Susan's blog to learn more about Jill and her blog.  Have a great week end.  Kris :)


  1. I have followed Lynn for awhile, but didn't know much about her.

    I am loving your new series. It is fun to "dig a little deeper".

    Now I am off to Lynn's to comment on her blog.

  2. Hi Kris, what a great idea. It's always fun to find out a little more about our fellow bloggers. I love Lynn's blog too..Happy Friday..Judy

  3. I really enjoyed this--so often on our blogs we are so busy doing projects and showing finds and all that stuff we do it makes you wonder about the person behind the blog. Love seeing the more personal side of Lynn. Love the Shabby Story blog! BTW both your houses are lovely..and love the young picture of you and your husband. Good looking kids too!

  4. kris, thanks so much for the fun feature and sweet intro:) jill's blog is fabulous--her little girls are too cute:)

  5. Lynn, it was great getting to know you better! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  6. I love Lynn's blog too!! She is always creating and her husband is always building her something wonderful! Quite a talented duo! Lynn has such a delightful and inspirational style...and beautiful gardens!!!
    Mary Alice

  7. It's so nice to meet you Jill! Thank you for sharing your life with us. I'm excited to come visit your blog and get to know more about you.

    Thank you Kris and Susan for having a great idea for us to meet new people.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  8. Sweet story about Lynn my dear friend.She is so talented and her blog is a must visit one and i never fail to visit her post.she is a loving gentle friend and always encourage other bloggers.Thank you for sharing Lynn's real life story in this post.The concept is unique and interesting..Love Sujatha..From India..:):)

  9. I love Lynn's style! SO nice to know more about her! Love your new feature!

  10. Thanks for sharing this, I love Lynn's blog. I am a follower of hers. I enjoy everything she does and she has tons of talent. So far, you guys have featured some of my favorites blogs!! Love this series!!!!


  11. I think this is such a wonderful idea, I loved hearing about Lynn and her family. Bailey is just too cute!

  12. how very nice to see the blogger behind the blog. I do love Lynns blog Shabby Story, am a follower, and the way she styles EVERYTHING including her gardens is exquisite! really! I have saved a couple of pictures and one of them is the awesome pink garden cabinet which I will one day have one like it. :D This is a great feature, thank you.

  13. Lynn is fabulous! I love her woodworking and junking projects. I so enjoyed reading more about her!!!

  14. I really enjoyed reading about Lynn! I've never followed her blog before so it was nice to discover her today. I do love her style! I can see why you were smitten with her blog right off the bat. Your home and her home look very similar.

  15. Loved hearing more about the lovely Lynn and her home life.
    I think this is a great feature Kris. Will look forward to it every week.

  16. I love Lynns style! And she is not far from me !

  17. Lynn & I have been connected since the first week we both started blogging. She's a lovely person with great style! Love the feature, Kris.

  18. glad that you feature Lynn's blog. Love her blog and am now following her.

  19. Great feature! Hi Lynn from another Hoosier Lynn! I have been following Lynn's blog and love her photography and decorating!

  20. What a great idea you all came up with! I think it will be a real hit!


  21. Nice to meet Lynn...I will check out her blog!

  22. I am enjoying your spotlight series... I also wanted to thank you for keeping my nephews in your prayers.

    Amy Jo

  23. Another fun spotlight Kris. I enjoyed meeting her!

  24. Thanks for introducing us to Lynn. I'll go check out her blog and home. i too, love old doors ad windows and plan to hang more in my home. I have a few in my garden. Love this series. I love meeting new bloggers and getting inspiration from what they do when they find salvaged items and make it a thing of beauty!

  25. Great Idea! I love going to Lynn's blog and seeing all the inspirational things she's been working on. I now know more about her awesome family and home. She is such an inspiration!


  26. I love Lynn and her style...It was fun to learn more about you, Lynn. Beautiful home, beautiful family, beautiful heart.
    And let's not forget beautiful Bailey! Kisses from Bruce.
    This is a great feature!

  27. I have followed Lynn for quite sometime too, but it was lovely to get to know her a bit more. Great post !