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 January 11
Sandi A Cottage Muse

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to another special blogger this week.  Her name is Sandi and her blog is called A Cottage Muse.  I have followed Sandi's blog for awhile and share her love all things vintage and white.  So enjoy getting to know Sandi.

Thank you so much Kris for inviting me to be a part of your Saturday Spotlight!  My name is Sandi and I blog over at A Cottage Muse where I dream in vintage whites!  I blog about my home and family as well as being a Shop Girl and the Creative Director at a local vintage shop, the Wrentham Country Store.

My husband and I have been married for 28 years and we have 2 children.  My family is so supportive and are always 
encouraging me to chase my dreams!

This photo from 2009 is of one of our many trips to Walt Disney of our happiest places on earth!  Another one of our happy places is Pinewood Lodge Campground, where we have been seasonal campers for almost 18 years!  It has been a wonderful experience for us and I would recommend it to everyone!  We have made friends over the years that are more like family and feel very blessed.  Truth be told, we are actually glampers now, having just bought a new trailer last year...

My love of vintage began when I was young and I'd go to yard and estate sales with my Mom and watch her repurpose old treasures and use them to make our house a home.  I learned from the best and those memories still inspire me today.  I am so lucky to be part of a vintage shop.  Having this venue is wonderful when I want to change things up around my home, which I do quite often.  I am almost done with my master bedroom makeover...

One of my next projects is to makeover our den.  Most pieces will stay but I'd like to paint the walls a very soft grey...

Since I do like to change things up often at home I try to stick to the rule of one thing in and one or two things out which end up in my space at the shop...

Being part of the blogging community and following along with amazing and inspiring bloggers like Kris here at Junk Chic Cottage is such a wonderful experience!  I am excited going into a new year with so many possibilities and dreams still left to chase!

Oh and if you are reading this Jim, another trip to Aruba would be wonderful!!

This has been fun Kris, thanks so much.
Happy New Year!!

Thank you Sandi for sharing the personal side of you.   Loved learning more about you and your beautiful family.  Now hop over to Susan's blog and 
you can learn about another talented blogger
Martina from Northern Nesting.  Have a great weekend. 


  1. I love Sandi's style and her friendliness! I have followed her blog for a long time and she's always inspired me. Thanks for the feature...I need to comment more on her blog...usually I'm just eating it all up!!


  2. Sandi, I love your style! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

  3. What a beautiful family and they are glampers! That caught my eye immediately! And of course, I love the soft colors of white in her home! Going there now! Roxie

  4. I have followed Sandi for a long time-since I first started blogging I think. Love her sweet spirit and the "glamping" she does. Your family is beautiful, too, Sandi! Enjoy the rest of the winter-you will be camping/glamping before you know it- xo Diana

  5. I really like Sandi, and enjoy following along seeing all the changes she makes in her home. Wish I could come shopping in her vintage shop!!!
    Mary Alice

  6. It is nice to learn more about Sandi! I am a fairly new follower to her blog and have been enjoying following along with her bedroom makeover. Especially since I am still tweaking mine. : ) Sandi, I hope you will share where you got those curtains ~ they are simple and pretty, and I love how they look!

  7. Great feature Sandi. I love your rule about one thing in and two things out!

  8. Thanks for the shout out Kris...heading over to Sandi's now!!

  9. These weekly features are wonderful! It's great learning about other bloggers, especially if one is not familiar with them. Sandi's home is fabulous and wow, such a beautiful family! Heading over there now...thanks for sharing.


  10. Thank you Kris for letting me share with your readers!
    Love to meet new bloggers!

  11. Amazing how much talent is out here that I miss! Thanks for sharing Kris, going to check her out now!

  12. Sandi and I started blogging around the same time and she is such a beautiful person! Her home is as lovely as she is:)

  13. Wonderful spotlight on sweet Sandi - love her!!

  14. love sandi's blog! so fun to learn more about her personal side--thanks, kris!

  15. It was fun to meet Sandi! I think she has great style.

  16. I always love visiting Sandi's lovely too see these photos!

  17. Kris, I am not familiar with Sandi's blog. Sounds like a real sweet gal! Hopping over to say 'hi'

  18. Great feature, Kris! I'm going to check out her blog for sure! Hugs, Leena

  19. Thanks for sharing Sandi over here, Kris! Her blog is beautiful and I enjoyed getting to know more about her!

  20. I started following Sandi when I first started blogging. She is a favorite of mine...not just a blogger, but considered a friend, as well. Thank you for sharing more of her "story".