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.

November 15

Kristy from Starfish Cottage

Good Saturday Morning everyone.  This week I am excited to introduce you to Kristy from Starfish Cottage.  I have just recently gotten to know Kristy and her beautiful blog.  I live vicariously through her wonderful costal life in Florida.  Sit back and enjoy getting to know this very special and creative blogger.  Thank you Kristy for being in the Spotlight.

Hi everyone!  It's Kristy from Starfish Cottage.  I am so thrilled to be featured this week on Junk Chic Cottage- thanks again, Kris!
I write a coastal lifestyle blog called "Starfish Cottage- Life in a Coastal Cottage".
I live with my husband, two daughters and our large yellow lab on the West Coast of Florida in a little house we like to call “Starfish Cottage”.  Several years ago, we decided to leave the rat-race of a large, land-locked city and move to Florida for a "sunnier" more laid-back lifestyle.
I love "coastal style decorating" (in case you haven't already noticed)... and our home is filled with seashells, slipcovers and seagrass rugs; as well as antiques, vintage finds, lots of candles and natural accents. 
I also love updating our home seasonally, and our little cottage is constantly transforming with the seasons (much to my families dismay!)
Here are a few of my favorite seasonal photos of Starfish Cottage from over the years.  (BTW- some photos are from our previous home which was a rental before we settled into our current home!)



If you are wondering how I transform our home each season, I have a little technique I like to call: 
To find out more click here: 80/20 Style Decorating
You can also click here to read my Starfish Motto about coastal decorating and life in general.
I also love to share recipes and over the years I have compiled a collection of recipes that are:
1. (mostly) healthy 2. (super-duper) easy 3. (ridiculously) delicious.  
I like to cook with fresh and simple ingredients, using local produce and ingredients whenever possible! Here are a few of my reader favorites from over the years...

I really love "easy-peasy-done-in-a-day" DIY projects and crafts, like...
As a professional interior designer for over17 years, I also love to share decorating tips like:
My love of decorating and design most recently led to the opening of my shop, Starfish Cottage which has an online location here on Etsy: Starfish Cottage Etsy, and two locations in the Tampa Bay area, in addition to several markets.
When I am not working with my shops or writing my blog, I love exploring all the wonderful places in the great state of Florida...
and love to share all the beautiful sights with my readers!
Writing my blog has been such a joy for me, since life as a busy wife and mom leaves me less and less time to work with design clients, the blog is a wonderful creative outlet and I have met so many amazing people.
It was so nice to meet you all and I hope you will stop by and visit Starfish Cottage sometime!

Thank you Kristy for sharing yourself and your beautiful family and blog with all of us. Please hop over to Susan's blog Must Love Junk to get to know another wonderful blogger  Ginene from Fox and Finch Antiques.  Have a wonderful week end.


Hi Everyone.
Yep! I am thinking about getting the Christmas Decor started.  I have my annual Girlfriend Charity Party the first Friday in December and I have a lot to prepare for this special night so the earlier I get my Christmas decor done the better.

My daughter hosts Thanksgiving so that gives me the freedom to start my decor early.

I wanted to give you a sneak peak at something I just got from a show my friend and I went to recently.

I am going to add some red to my whites for Christmas.  I am excited to work with the traditional reds added in this year.

Remember my $2.79 table clothes I found on clearance.  Well.......

Yep I sewed them into some Christmas Panels for the dining room.  I can sew a straight line with my sewing machine so two straight lines you you have yourself a nice checked Christmas Panel.

This is a cute pillow I got at Christmas at the Farm show I recently went too with a friend.  I loved that some of the proceeds went to help animal shelters.

Adding some traditional red to my whites this year.

So there is a sneak peak as I start to get my Christmas Decor Started!!!! Have you started to think about your Christmas Decor yet?
Enjoy the week.

Ughh!!!  We could see a little bit of this stuff this week too!

Oh say it isn't true!!!!Be sure to come back on Saturday Susan and I have two wonderful bloggers for you to get to know in Spotlight.

It's Over Flowing with Aimee
The Scoop

Happy Sunday

Just a sweet post on the love of a mom and her babies.  Enjoy.

Laundry Day

 Just  Awwwwww!

Good Night Sleep Tight.

I made this!


Finally Nap Time!

Who's got the remote?!

Dinner Time!

Smile kids for the camera.

Let's go for a walk kids.

Nothing better than a nap with mom.

Ahhhhh the smell of a new born babe.

I need coffee!!!!!

Love You Forever.

Were going to Target!

Mom Please Please Pick me up......

I will hold you in my arms forever.

Snuggle Bunny.  

There's always room for one more.

We're coming mom!

Mom please just one little sip!

Woe I said no pictures!

Hangin with Mom.

Love you more.

A face only a mother could love!

Stick with me kid and I will show you the world.

Hope this made you smile today.
Have a wonderful Sunday.