Every once in a while, I open a blog and just know immediately that I am in a good place. That it’s a blog about real people who want to share their inspirations and experiences. That’s what I thought when I opened Andrea’s blog, Keeping It Cozy, for the first time. I knew it was special…I knew she had that “something” that blog readers adore.
Over the past few months I have become better acquainted with Andrea and her family. When I open my email and there’s a new post from her, it quite simply makes my day. She can write about the simplest of things…like baking biscuits or making paper snowflakes with her daughter…and put such a homey spin on them that you feel like she’s right there talking to you.
Her photos are amazing too. She is so humble about them but when I asked a few technical questions (in my never ending quest to improve my photos) she was generous and kind with her advice.
She lives in a tiny southern town in an old farm house. Her blog gives us glimpses of the simple life she shares with her family. A very sweet life with many blessings.
You might already know Andrea as one of Country Living’s Blue Ribbon Bloggers…but did you know she’s not the only blogger in the family? Recently when I was leaving a comment on Andrea’s blog I noticed a comment that was signed “Love, Mom.” I looked at it again and the blogger was Dori from The Red Feedsack.
So I clicked over to her blog and in about 5 seconds knew, without a doubt, that I was in another special place. Dori’s blog is a pure delight. Like everyone on this earth, she has a story. A wonderful, heart-warming story. When she and her husband retired they picked up and moved from the southwest desert to the same tiny town where Andrea lives.
The best part is that they are building their own house. As in actually building it with their own hands. On a farm, with cows and pastures. After visiting Dori a few times it occurred to me to wonder where in the world they were living while they were building their farmhouse. The answer to that question is a travel trailer on the hill next to their house. You can see it peeking out from behind the house in the picture above.
I’ve enjoyed getting to know Dori just as much as I’ve loved getting to know Andrea. The posts about the progress of their house are amazing. I can hardly wait for them to get to the fun stuff, like the kitchen and the decor. I’m just guessing, but I imagine that Dori would say the same thing.
You know what they say…like mother, like daughter. These are two of the nicest women I have ever met…even though we have never met in person. I would love to though and who knows? Maybe someday it just might happen.
Stop by their blogs if you have time. I promise you will feel right at home.