Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger

Susan from Must Love Junk, and myself 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. 
Di from Cottage Wishes
June 21st
Happy Saturday
I have the great pleasure to introduce you to a sweet blogger Di from Cottage Wishes.  Enjoy reading and getting to know Di.  Then hop over and check our her wonderful blog.

When Kris invited me to share about myself on the spotlight at Junk Chic Cottage, I was thrilled.  I am Di from Cottage-Wishes

I started my blog when I moved to Asheville, North Carolina.  I wanted to create a blog about everything I would want in a Cottage and called it Cottage-Wishes!

My wish was to create a wonderful home to share with my grandboys, hubby, girls and their husbands.   I have been married to my wonderful hubby for 40 years.  We have been to waterfalls, parks and mountains.


Along the way I have shared my adventures around and about town.  I have tried new things from my blogging friends and learned alot about myself.  I try to encourage fun in my family.  My grandboys are keeping hubby and me young.

We have two (yes two) yorkie puppies...we just couldn't separate them and leave one behind.  They have gone from 2 pounds to 10 pounds, hopefully they will stop there.

 Four sweet boys that call me Granon (Gran - non)  
 I love shabby chic, nordic and french style! 
 I am truly blessed

 I have found and copied many good ideas from my blogging friends

 I have way too many collections and do like blue and white

 I love to paint with Annie Sloan Chalk paint
I hope you will stop by and chat and let's share our adventures!
Thank you Kris for inviting me over!

Thank you Di for letting us get to know you better.   I do not know who is cuter those two Yorkie's or the 4 grandsons.  All are adorable.  Now that you have gotten to know Di please hop over to Susan's blog and get to know another sweet blogger Lin from A Tiny Cottage In The Woods.

Have a great week end.


  1. I must say, I totally favor grand kids but those yorkies are adorable :) Have a super weekend! Blessings, Cindy

  2. What a beautiful family Di has. I enjoyed her spotlight, so thank you for featuring her today Kris.

  3. Di, thank you for sharing with us! It was great learning more about you and your family-your grandsons are too cute! And love the pic of you on the four wheeler! :)

  4. How nice to meet Di and read her introductory post, Kris!

  5. Thanks for introducing Di to us, Kris! It's always fun to meet bloggers that are new to me Those puppies of hers are too darn cute! And I love her style, I am a huge blue and white lover, too!

  6. Di sounds like my kind of gal friend! Love her little Yorkies and what a sweet family! Wonderful style! Looking forward to meeting her.

  7. Another wonderful blogger to meet... I'm on my way to visit her blog now!

    Thanks so much, Kris, for inviting me to participate in your 'Life Behind The Blogger' series ~ you know how much I love your blog and Susan's, and I am honored that you thought of me.


  8. Ahhh Grandkids AND Yorkies - perfect combination!
    So nice to me you Di ( and what a welcome break from painting floors at 10 in the morning LOL
    Coming by to follow!
    Hugs from Montreal

  9. Delightful post by Di. What a lovely family and charming cottage!!
    Mary Alice

  10. I have not met her before. Thanks for introducing her to us! I love her style. I'll hop over and visit her.

  11. Kris thanks for the spotlight on Di. Di, I enjoyed your introduction to your adorable family and your pups. You seem like a woman who totally enjoys life and fun adventure. I'm heading over to check out your blog and style.

  12. Thanks for another good one, Kris!

  13. Hi Kris I totally enjoyed reading and getting to know Di! What cute grandsons and Yorkies she has. Have a nice weekend.

  14. Hi Chris, thanks so much for featuring Di. Her grandsons are darling and I am sure they keep her hopping. Love the little doggies - so glad that she didn't leave one behind. They need a friend to keep them company. I am hoping over to join her blog.

  15. Hi Kris, This is a nice feature of Di . She has a nice family and loving home to share with her kids and Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  16. Love those family shots and those boys. That's the best part! I really want your mantle. I love the way you have it decorated to. So glad you were featured. I'll be following

  17. I have read Di's blog many times, but I can't say I know much about her, but now I do. Thanks for featuring her.

    And, your mental health day sounds wonderful. I don't recall the last time I took one.

  18. Oh my Kris, my cup does runnth over!! What a joy and pleasure to be featured. You know the nicest people thanks so much for the lovely feature. At this moment I am exhausted. We are putting our house up for sale to build next to our daughter. Thank you again, Di

  19. What cute grandkids! So cute they call her Granon! I love her shabby, chippy, pretty cottage style. Heading over to follow!
    Great feature Kris!

  20. Nothing like grandkids and Yorkies!! Going over to visit Di at her blog.

  21. i follow di and love her style! tfs her with us, kris!

  22. Loved reading about Di's story...what a wonderful family and beautiful home she has made for them!!!

  23. Thank you for posting such a nice and I loved reading this.