Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home

 Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger is a feature done each Saturday that introduces you to a blogger you may already know or a new blogger for you to get to know. This feature gives you a peak into the personal life of the blogger.  Getting to know the special person behind the beautiful blog.

There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland so enjoy getting to know these talented bloggers each Saturday.

This week I want to introduce you to Betty from My Irish Cottage Home. Betty lives in West Virginia and is going to share her story with all of us.   Please grab your favorite beverage and sit back and get to know Betty.  Then hop over to her blog and say Hi.  

   Hi Everyone, I am Betty from My Irish Cottage Home 


I was so thrilled when Kris asked me to be Saturday Spotlight for this week. Thank  you so much Kris for asking me. I love reading everyone else that you have chosen for these posts. The blogging world has grown so much over the years and it is nice meeting new and old bloggers. 

The reason I call my blog My Irish Cottage Home is that one day I would love to visit Ireland and in the mean time I will make our home Irish. I come from along line of Irish Folks on my Grandmothers side. I love collecting things from Ireland and you will find them through out our home.  

I have been blogging for a long time now and have enjoyed it so much. I have shared many things on my blog, such as my love of making all kinds of crafts and doing alot of DIY to our home.  

I have been married to a wonderful and loving Husband for 39 years. We got married just two months after we met and they said it wouldn't last. I guess we got the last laugh. We have a Daughter, Son, five grandchildren. Two grandchildren are in heaven. 

I love to sew, make candles, recycle anything if I can, and bake. I am not a great cook, but everyone loves my cookies and cakes. 

Since I was alittle girl I have always loved aprons and I do wear them when I am in the kitchen, so I had to make me a few to hang in there. 

 I have just been quilting for over a year and I love it. My passion is lap quilts and here is one I did. I love sitting is a chair and having one of these over me.

Hubby and I bought this house seventeen years ago and it was a fixer upper. We do not have much money so we do one project a year. We have just finished redoing our knotty pine kitchen and boy was it hard to paint over. We only have the bathroom to do and that will be done in a couple of years and the house will be finished. Just in time for Hubby to retire and we sell it and move to North Carolina. We are not sure about NC, but talking about it. 

I am sharing a few pics of what you will find on my blog and you are more than welcome to come by and see more. 

Now for the kitchen. Here is a before and after picture of a corner in our kitchen. Alot of hard work. We just finished the laundry room and the kitchen just recently, but we had been working on them for a year and a half. 

    Thanks again Kris for choosing me for your spotlight this week.


Thank you Betty for sharing your life with all of us.  Have a great week end everyone.


  1. WOW, what a pleasant transformation of that entrance! HI KRIS!

  2. Lovely change in your kitchen dear Betty. I've enjoyed following your blog and seeing all that you and your husband to around your lovely home.


  3. You and your husband did a fine job. Can't wait to see more of your lovely place!!

  4. The transformation is amazing. I love your color choices.

  5. I really enjoy Betty's blog and their kitchen transformation is amazing - they worked really hard on it! Thanks for sharing, Kris!

  6. I just love Betty's blog, she shares the prettiest decor and sewing projects. I am so happy to see her featured here today, Kris! Happy Halloween!

  7. I consider Betty a great blog friend, and I'm so happy to see her featured here today, Kris. I enjoy her blog so much. Love seeing what comes out of her craft room and the projects that she and her dear husband work on together. The kitchen is so pretty. Thanks for inviting Betty to Spotlight. Hi, Betty! xo

  8. I have loved Betty' s blog for a long time, so I was very excited to see her featured today! Isn't her kitchen transformation fantastic? Have a great Saturday Kris and Happy Halloween! Jane

  9. Thanks for the introduction Kris and the kitchen looks great!

  10. Happy Halloween Kris, have fun with sweet Abby tonight. Thanks for the introduction to Betty, nice relove of her kitchen. Betty enjoy spotlight. I'll come visit your blog.

  11. I follow betty and have enjoyed watching the change in their kitchen.

    She was a great choice for Spotlight.

  12. Kris, Any of us that have remodeled or refurbished our homes can relate to Betty. He kitchen make over is nice. Hope you and Terry are doing well. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  13. So nice to meet Betty and learn more about her. Betty your made-over kitchen is just lovely--such a huge change, knotty pine to white. Love t!

  14. It's great to meet Betty, and have a glimpse into her Irish cottage. The kitchen transformation looks fantastic, and the quilt is a beauty, too. 39 years of marriage is a wonderful blessing! Heading over to say hi.

  15. I have been reading Betty's blog for a long time now and I know how thrilled she was to be featured. Can you even believe her kitchen and laundry room make-overs? They are AMAZING - and done so carefully and frugally.

    You are a dear, Kris, and I very much enjoy your featured bloggers.

    Have a safe and fun Halloween!

  16. Hi Kris, what a wonderful spotlight this week. I will head over to Betty's blog and introduce myself. I always love reading about the ladies that you have posted. Thanks, Jo

  17. Hi Betty, it's nice to meet you! Nice makeover on your kitchen...what a huge change.
    Kris, I hope you have a good evening with the goblins. My goblin (Magoo) is in bed with something he caught in San Jose.
    I hope it's not contagious! I don't want my candy eating to be spoiled. ;)
    xo, T.

  18. OH Yes Kris, a Irish cottage to certainly love the after. Love all the white fresh paint to the darker walls, such a sweet cottage to love and make home. Another great spot light blogger, thank you for introducing us to Betty and her cottage life.

    Have a beautiful weekend.


  19. Thanks, Kris, for introducing Betty. I don't know her blog at all and now I will go check it out. You find such wonderful blogs to feature. Thanks for hat! xo Diana

  20. Kris, it was nice to meet Betty!
    That quit is beautiful! And I love the photo of the aprons, I love aprons too!
    Beautiful re-do painting the pine walls to white!

  21. So nice to see Bettty featured! Isn't that a beautiful kitchen redo? I share the Irish roots! Thank yiu Kris!

  22. So nice to see Bettty featured! Isn't that a beautiful kitchen redo? I share the Irish roots! Thank yiu Kris!

  23. I'm already a follower of Betty's blog and I am so happy to see her featured! I love her kitchen makeover. I really enjoy your blog, Kris, and this feature. It's been a busy fall and I've not had time to comment each time, but I try to stop by when I can. Take care!

  24. Thanks again for sharing my Blog Kris. I enjoyed meeting some new people.

  25. Nice to meet Betty!! that beautiful kitchen makeover. Oh and NC is a great place to live!

  26. Thanks for sharing Betty and her blog! I'll have to stop by and visit. The kitchen makeover is wonderful!


  27. Betty is such a sweetheart and she has a darling home. I'm so glad you featured her, Kris :)

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