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. 
July 4th

I would love to introduce you to Bonnie from White Lace And Promises.  Please enjoy reading about Bonnie and her beautiful family and life.  Enjoy.

I have been a follower of Junk Chic Cottage
since I started blogging. 

When Kris asked if she could Spotlight me, 
I was like, "Oh my!  Me??? You have got to be kidding."

I'm really just a simple girl who grew up
in a small railroad town in Georgia.

The train always stopped us on the way to school.

And the water tower was an eye-sore.

I was the daughter of a preacher man.

The oldest daughter

the second born,

 with a personality to match.

The biggest heartache was when our baby brother
was killed at the age of  five 

I married my childhood sweetheart
when I was 17 and he was 18.
In the 70's, you either went to college or got married.

I laughingly admit, 
We were too young to fall in love, 
as Dr. Hook sang, 
and I was too young to know.

This too-young relationship 
has lasted for 35 years and I'd it all again. 

We live in a small 1960's ranch style home
where we raised our children 
in the neighboring small town 
from where I grew up.

My front porch is simple a slab of concrete 
that gives me a reason to create.

I love all things vintage, rusty, crusty, shabby, or chiccy.
I love crates and wooden boxes, 
small, large or medium.

I like galvanized anything.  
Putting a pot in a bucket is about as close 
to a garden as I will ever get.

A couple of years ago, 
we remodeled our kitchen.

After 32 years of washing dishes by hand, 
I think I deserved a dishwasher, don't you?

Our home is a eclectic mix of 
Shabby Chic, Cottage, and Traditional styles.

The pink room
in the Shabby Chic style
is my favorite place to be. 

It is filled with all the things I love

and it makes me happy.

I try to make my space home.

I like to pretend that I have a mantle 
so I create vignettes atop the cabinet in my dining room.

Mr. H never knows when he comes home
what he's walking into.  


A different look for every season 

and my sweet man never complains.



And sometimes just a little of this and that.

Seasons change, so why not, huh?

The large homes in our small town
are truly magnificent.

 This is what a walk around my neighborhood looks like.

While I truly enjoy the luxury of others,

Sherman's March to the Sea
made us "historical."
I prefer my 1000 sq. ft. house.
It is home.

If you ask me who I am...
I am a simple, small town girl
who's in love with Jesus

and adores my family.

Before the Grands, they were GRAND!
These truly capture my heart.

I love to laugh,

I live on either one end of the spectrum-
ecstatically happy or down-in-the dumps sad.

I write openly about my depression in hopes
that it will help someone else.

when I am with my family.

My daughter is my best friend.

And my son is "my baby."
My daughter agrees.

I have a daughter-in-love
and a son-in-love
for which I prayed.

A couple of years ago,
we added one who has been the joy and delight of our heart.

He makes my heart sing

with laughter and joy.

My heart is full to overflowing as God has
added a precious little angel who has stolen our hearts.

Our Big Boy is a great BIG Brother
to his sissy.

The greatest desire and prayer of my heart right now
is for God to give my daughter and her sweet man
a baby.  The IVF process continues.

This is the place I call home for now.

The is the courthouse on the city square.

This is my church.

This is what I believe in-
Every day is White Lace and filled with Promise.

Thank you Bonnie for sharing the personal side of you and sharing your beautiful family with all of us.  If you do not know Bonnie then please hop over to visit her beautiful blog and then please hop over today  to Susan's blog and meet another really wonderful and talented blogger  Alaina from Arbor House Lane.

Have a great Saturday.


  1. I actually just met Bonnie last week and will enjoy her blog, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing a bit more about Bonnie, Kris! Blessings, Cindy

  2. I enjoy stopping over to see new bloggers. Thank you for visiting me. Alaina

  3. What a great intro to yet another new blogger. Bonnie, any friend of Kris and Susan's is a friend of mine! Your home, your family, your story - are all gold! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  4. Bonnie, what a treat to learn more about you and your beautiful family! I also loved looking at your vignettes, and had to laugh when you said 'Mr. H never knows what he's walking into'!! I can relate :)
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Oh what a nice post. It is so nice to meet new to me bloggers.

  6. Kris, I love this post of Bonnie's. She is a great decorator . She's a trooper to share her life, even when she's sad. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

  7. what a wonderful blogger spotlight. I am following her now xo

  8. What a sweet blogger. Love her story. Thanks for another great spotlight.

  9. I enjoyed hearing Bonnie's story. She seems like such a sweet and wonderful lady. Thanks for sharing her story!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  10. Thank you, Kris for the Spotlight. I am not worthy to be listed among you great bloggers, but I thank you and I always draw inspiration from you guys.

  11. What a lovely down to earth lady. I really like her style - she has a beautiful home and great family. Thanks so much for introducing Bonnie to us. I will be following her.

  12. I love Bonnie! Such a sweet lady! So much fun getting to know her better. Another great feature Kris!

  13. Fun to get to know Bonnie a little better. I am also a Bonnie.
    Bonnie, My favorite pic is your hob nob collection. Very nice.
    You have a beautiful heart and family. Blessings to you.
    Thanks you Kris for featuring White Lace and Promise.

  14. So nice to meet you, Bonnie! You have a lovely home and beautiful family! I will be by to check out your blog ~ :)

    Thank you, Kris, for this feature. I've been having computer issues so I'm thrilled to be able to visit again!


  15. Happy Saturday Kris,
    Stopping in for my spotlight visit. I enjoyed Bonnie's story, nice introduction, headed over to check out her blog.

  16. It was great getting to know Bonnie a little better. Off to visit her blog.

  17. I follow Bonnie's blog, so it was a treat to read more about her. I knew of her depression issues, but not of her upbringing. Thanks for sharing her story.

  18. This is a new blog to me - going over to follow !!!
    Loved reading it - xoxo

  19. I didn't get over to read the spotlight yesterday, but I knew Bonnie was being featured.

    So fun to read more about someone I follow.

    Love the little tag in today's post - I pinned it as an idea to make.

  20. So nice to meet you Bonnie and to learn about you and your family...and congrats on being married 35 years..How nice still live in the same area where you grew up and raised a family...!!

  21. thanks for sharing bonnie's charming story, kris! love that she uses her great cabinet to design seasonal vignettes:)

  22. Bonnie is a great gal. I love how open and honest she is in all of her posts. I really enjoy her blog. Thank you for featuring her, Kris.

  23. Such a beautiful family and life...
    Amy Jo