I know bloggers say this all the time…but in this case I’m speaking from my heart. The one unexpected aspect of blogging, that has turned out to be the absolute best thing, is the friendships I’ve made along the way. The reason I started my blog in the first place was to connect with people like me. People, mostly women, who love their homes and families. Who find great satisfaction in making their homes comfortable and pretty. Who obsess about things like pillows, paint colors and petunias. One of those women is Sharon Hines, of Mrs. Hines Class.
If you haven’t stopped by Sharon’s blog, you are in for a treat. She’s here today, on my blog, to tell you a little more about herself.
The words “start a blog” would roll over in mind for at least a year before those words became a full blown unction. That was in July of 2011. Then I struggled with how to start a blog, what to call the blog, what would I write about? But, even with all of those unanswered questions, I went to WordPress and set up Mrs. Hines Class. Why Mrs. Hines Class? I was a teacher for 18 years. And although I’m no longer teaching in the classroom, I’ll always be a teacher. My desire is to motivate my readers to try new things, reach for the stars and never give up. So, I try to weave inspiration throughout posts about cooking, cleaning, gardening, and decorating with the occasional DIY project thrown in the mix; something my readers can relate to, and subjects that I’m passionate about. I occasionally share something personal that I think will encourage those reading. If I’ve inspired one person, I’ve met my blogging goals. But, I do have other aspirations for Mrs. Hines Class. I’d love for it to open doors to writing for magazines and publishing my own book, both dreams since I was a little girl.
My love of family and home is what motivates me each day.
And my goal is to create a cozy home where both family and friends feel comfortable.
Whether it’s greeting them with warmth…
or preparing a hot meal.
I was born with a hammer in my hand. Well, not really, but I was certainly born into DIY. Mom tells me that I was ” a little bitty thing” when I used to help my Dad with his projects, handing him tools. And I used to push my toy lawn mower alongside him as he mowed the yard. I was a Daddy’s girl for sure…still am.
When I was just a young girl, I would get so excited when we would spend the night with my grandmother and get to help her open up her antique and junk shop the next morning. I was in heaven as I set up displays and styled the rooms.
I used to rearrange and decorate my bedroom as a teenager, then my apartment as a single adult. Here we are today, and I’m still at it.
I hope you take a second and pay Sharon a visit. She can also be found hanging out over at Google+ and Facebook.