Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger

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.

Saturday October 12
Pamela: My Front Porch To Yours

Good Saturday to all of you.  I have another wonderful blogger I would love to introduce you to, Pamela From My Front Porch To Yours.  Pamela found me back when I first started my blog and asked me to be featured in her How I found my Style Sunday Series and from that time on we have been great blogging friends.  Please sit back and enjoy learning more about Pamela and her lovely life, family and blog.

Hello everybody! My name is Pamela and I blog over at From My Front Porch To Yours. First let me say thank you to Kris and Susan for inviting me over today to visit with them! I am truly honored. I agree with Debbie from Debbiedoos, I am not comfortable talking about myself so this is kinda a reach for me. Anything for my pal Kris!:) Hmmm, let's see I have been blogging for just over 4 years now. 
This is me and The Hubster. We have been married for 12 years but have been together for 17. Boy does time fly!
We are from the great state of Georgia. All of our family is still in Georgia and we love going back home to visit and dream about moving back some day possibly.
Right after we were married...literally two days later...we hopped on a plane and moved to Texas. Though heart breaking to leave all we loved and knew behind we can not complain. Texas has been very good to us.
We started our family here and call it home. I can not tell you how very much I love all three of my men! They are truly my world. 
We took a 2 year hiatus from Texas and lived in Baton Rouge when Oldest & Littliest were smaller. That is where I grew to love anything French.
This here is our home where all the memories and DIY chaos happens. 
This lady right here, she is my mama! Shh, do not tell her I shared this pic with y'all. She would just die. 
This is my mama's dining room and well you can see where I get my decorating gene from!;) I have always loved decorating. When I was a kid I would stay up till the wee hours rearranging my room till it was just right.
I love to go shopping which I also get from my mama!;)
I get a huge thrill from thrifting...
and turning my treasures into something grand.
I love to sew. I do not do enough of it but I do love it even though I can not read a pattern to save my life.
When my boys were younger I actually owned a baby boutique business and made bibs, burpies, blankets and what not for extra money to do things we loved. Doing shows for me was a big thrill! As the boys grew older though I became more focused on decorating our home and then decided to sell some of my painted furniture on the side.
I am trying to instill my passion for DIY in my boys.
So far they enjoy helping out and treasure hunting with their mom. I know it may not last but I will take it while I can.
This guy is the guy who makes it all possible. Believe it or not he is actually the one who instigates the larger projects around here!;) 
Sophia is our oldest fur baby. She is 12.
Our GQ kitty as I like to call him is 11. 
Then last year we added this adorable little lady to the mix after the boys begged for a puppy. She just turned one and thankfully has outgrown most of her puppy phase.
So that is my life in a nutshell. I am currently working on reworking our home from doing a semi kitchen remodel to a living room make over. Be sure to stop on by my place sometime and see just what I am up to next!;) 

Thank you Pamela for sharing your personal side with all of us.  It was fun learning more about you.  Now that you have learned more about Pamela please jump over to Susan's blog and learn about her special spotlight blogger Kelly from Eclectically Vintage.
Have a great week end.


  1. Another great blogger to learn about. I am headed over to see Pamela's blog.

  2. Neat. Even the pets look happy! I'll have to check out her blog.

  3. I enjoyed getting to know a bit more about Pamela!

  4. Love Pamela too! Great post!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  5. beautiful home, and i LOVE that chandy! happy weekend, kris!!

  6. Thank you Kris for introducing Pamela! Love her post & will be going to see her regularly. What a cutie she is! Have a grand weekend Kris.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  7. I enjoyed getting to know Pamela better...loved meeting her family and furbabies, too! :)

  8. Great post, I love seeing pictures of her family and her boys are so precious. Love her home. Hugs, Marty

  9. Wonderful post, Pamela! Love the pictures and learning more about you.
    Mary Alice

  10. Great feature! I follow Pamela. Enjoyed hearing a bit more about her!

  11. So nice to see your beautiful home featured and learn more about you...Congrats of the feature!

  12. Thanx for having me over Kris!!

  13. Thank you ladies fro all the kind comments!:)

  14. It was fun getting to know Pamela better. I've always admired her decorating style and of course, I have fun at her parties.

  15. Kris - This is such a great idea. It's so much fun to read about the "real" person in these blogs. Thanks for doing this.


  16. I love Pamela's blog & beautiful home...she's such a sweetie!

  17. And Pamela's pool... can't forget that beautiful summer addition to her house!

  18. What a great idea to really learn about other bloggers and get a sneak peak into their lives. Love Pamela's story and especially her dog. I have three doxies so I am partial to them. lol!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  19. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing her story!

  20. Hi Kris...thanks for featuring Pamela and her home...I love her blog and style...Pamela is such a sweetheart a truly creative and talented person.....I truly enjoyed reading her story and seeing her family...

  21. Pamela is such a sweet lady and I am a big fan of her blog. Thank you for sharing more about her.

  22. Boy Kris, you feature almost every blog I follow, you clever girl, LOL!!! I really enjoyed reading more about Pamela. I remember when she got her little girl doxie. I contacted her through her blog and gave her some info on doxies since we have two adorable ones of our own. Love her style and her mom's dining room is so pretty.


  23. Aww gosh I love Pamela and her style is stunning!! She is just such a sweetheart and I am so happy we have connected :)

  24. I just adore Pam! She's so talented! It's so nice to get to know everyone a little better this way Kris...thank you for sharing!

  25. This is such a neat feature Kris. I'm new to Pam's blog. Boy, she is talented! She has a beautiful home.

  26. So lovely to meet Pamela and hear about her boys and home life.

  27. Fun learning about Pam. I get a lot from my mama too! Aren't they wonderful people?

  28. Hi Pamela,

    Well, have just spent a lovely evening looking at your blog, this blog, and lots of other blogs of commenters! And having lots of fun! I have a quick question, may I ask what paint color that is in your last picture on this post? It is the room that could be a family, or living room. And it has a kitchen off behind to the left, and the couch is kitty corner in the room. If you can, would you email me, to let me know please? I would be so grateful! We painted recently and my tan is PINKish, and I just hate it!!! So I am planning on painting soon! Well, hope you are able to help!

    Thanks & hugs from Michigan,

    Diane Carlson

  29. Great feature post Kris! I really enjoyed learning more about Pamela, her home and her wonderful family! I always enjoy reading her blog. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Leena