Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger

Elzie from Essemia Blog

 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.

I am so excited this week to introduce you to an international blogger.  Her name is Elzie and her blog is Essemia Blog and she lives in Sweden.  I love when I find international bloggers that want to share their culture and life with all of us.  
Enjoy getting to know Elzie.  She is a sweet blogger and then hop over to check out her blog.

Hi! Some time ago I got a note on my blog from Kris that she wanted me to be the blogger of the week in her Spotlight Feature. I really got thrilled!! It had not been on my mind at all, but I must say I was really thrilled about it. And after I said yes, I began to wonder what should I write???? Had no idea, but here I am and you'll have to take me for what I am, lol.

My name is Elzie and I live in Rottne, a small Town in the South of Sweden. Our county is Småland. I'm 60 years old (oh, that sounds SO OLD!) and I'm married to the man of my Life. His name is Ingvar and he's 66. Actually he's retired now, but got back to work for some Days a week. I Think he had a dull time as I'm still working, haha. It's better for him to have something to do cause he's such a energic person.

Here he is with our dog Fia. She's a Welsh Springer Spaniel and she's almost 5 years now. A very spoiled Little dog, haha. She also helps out as soon as there is  food in the kitchen!

Another Picture of our baby.

As we both were a bit older when we met, we have both kids and grandkids on separate sides. I have one daughter that has two daughters, and a son that has one son and one daughter. My DH has a son that's married but have no kids and a daughter that has a son and a daughter. It's only my son that lives nearbye. The others are living both to the North, West  and the South.

This is our house from the garden side. I just love to be in the garden and work and next year will be perfect for that. We've been camping on the same spot for seven years now and to tell the truth, I was very bored the last two years. It was the same people all the time and it can be rather irritating hearing the same things over and over again. But now we've decided we shall go with our Caravan to the North of Sweden and drive around there and look at things. It'll give me more time in the garden and that I love!!

If you wonder why I don't show any Pictures of my family, apart from my DH, I can tell you they don't like to be on blogs or FB. So I just have to accept that I'm afraid.

I work as a staff nurse at a home for the elderly 20 kms from here. I've done that for many years now and I like it, even if it can be rather Heavy from time to time, both for the head and body.

My favorite things to do when I'm free is to work in the garden, as I mentioned, do different kinds of handicraft, take photos, read books, write letters, play with my grandchildren and much more.

I don't know what more to tell you about me, it's Always difficult to talk about one self I Think. Maybe I'll meet you one day on either yours or my blog. Take care everyone and have a great Christmas.

Love Elzie

Thank you Elzie for sharing about yourself and your life in Sweden.
It was a pleasure to get to know you a little better.
Please take a moment and make a visit to Elzie's blog
 Have a great rest of the week end.


  1. Thank you, Kris. You always find the most delightful ladies to feature. make me smile. You have such a full and happy life ! Your pup is precious and I love your home and garden! You are a wonderful lady and your love of life shows!

    Jane x

  2. What a pretty green house, and a handsome dog.

  3. Good morning dearest Kris! I just visited Elzie and left her a comment. I LOVE HER GREEN COTTAGE! Can you just see it all decked out in the Scandinavian Christmas style? Sweet lady, and adorable dog too! OK my friend, enjoy the countdown to Christmas!

  4. Good morning Kris, Elzie is new to me and I'm excited to go over and visit her blog. I love and appreciate the work you put into the Saturday features here. I've met some sweet ladies through this and I'm grateful to you. Have a great weekend friend!

  5. Thanks, Kris for your features of others. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas.

  6. Thanks for the introduction! Merry Christmas!

  7. Kris, It was fun to read about Elzie and her life. I will check her blog. Hope you are enjoying our good weather...although today and the next few could be bringing rain. I say, "at least it's not snow. " Hooray for that. :):) Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

  8. Hi Kris,
    I loved reading about Elzie...Sweden is on my bucket list as a place to visit...I just love everything about their lifestyle!
    Her dog Fia is so cute...and I love that she helps out in the kitchen! ;)
    I will pop over to her blog to say hello!
    I hope that you are having a wonderful 'warm' weekend!
    Hugs, Kimberley

  9. Kris,
    What a sweet spotlight today! I love Elzie and thank you for another introduction to a fellow blogger. Elzie your sweet Fia could not be anymore adorable! Loving your Green house and looking forward to following along on your adventures.

  10. Great feature, I love this series and look forward to meeting new people

    I got my fabulous bag in the mail. Check out my post today.

  11. Hi Kris, I enjoyed reading about Elzie and her blog today! Enjoy the weekend!

  12. How fun to travel to Sweden today...and green, oh, I love it! :)

  13. Kris, thanks for introducing us to Elzie. I love all things Scandinavian, so I can't wait to get over to her blog and say "hi". xoxoxo

  14. Kris, you're so sweet introducing us to all these wonderful bloggers!! I'm heading over now to say hi to Elzie!

  15. One of my favorite things about blogging is making international blogging friends, and getting a close up look at life in other places. I don't think I've read any blogs from Sweden, so I'm especially happy to meet Elzie. Going over to her blog now to say hello.

  16. Elzie won me over with that great red quilt with white stars!

  17. Elzie won me over with that great red quilt with white stars!

  18. I am heading over to say hello to Elzie...thanks for spotlighting her this week Kris.
    Take Care,

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