About Dagmar, Founder of the Lifestyle Blog Dagmar’s Home
Did you know @DagmarBleasdale is just as lovely and wonderful IRL than she is online? Well, she is. ~ @Mommyfriend
Welcome to my home – Dagmar’s Home
Cottage decor, interior design, blogging, thrifting, green living, and social media are my passion.
I love finding inexpensive ways to decorate the Blue Cottage — our curtains are $1 dish towels hung on tension rods. And there’s always some kind of DIY project I’m in the middle of.
I grew up in my parents’ antique store in Germany.
They were collectors and our house was filled with beautiful antiques, which explains my love for everything vintage.
After I moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago, I studied acting in Hollywood and enrolled at Pasadena City College more out of necessity than desire. No one was more surprised than me when it spit me out as the valedictorian.
I received my BA in English from UCLA, where I was a staff copyeditor for the Daily Bruin.
While working as a subtitle editor for 6 years, I founded imPROOF Proofreading, Editing, and Social Media Consulting.
One fateful day in October 2004 I tried a new yoga class and met my future husband — the instructor. Two months later, I meet the large Bleasdale clan for Christmas in Westchester, NY, where Don grew up and his family still lives.
Don studied two semesters of German to ask my father for my hand in marriage, and he won over my parents with his first “Wie geht’s?”
I planned our wedding by myself from Los Angeles, and we got married at Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown, NY. Exactly one year later our son Landon was born. He’s a happy, blue-eyed boy, now 8 years old, and our pride and joy.
This might sound like a fairy tale, but it’s not. We are just like any other family trying to make ends meet after moving to Westchester to raise L around Don’s extended family — one of the most expensive areas in the country.
Don works as a finish carpenter/project manager/green building consultant, and I work as a professional blogger, editor, and social media consultant.
Why I blog and why Dagmar’s Home:
I love sharing my life with you and tell you what worked for me, be that home decor ideas, green living tips, healthy recipes or parenting advice.
I like to entertain you with posts about interior design and decorating our home — the Blue Cottage — on a budget, DIY projects, green/organic/frugal living, attachment parenting, motherhood, my addiction to finding vintage treasures in thrift stores, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Enjoy Dagmar’s Home!
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