About Dagmar, Founder of the Lifestyle Blog Dagmar’s Home
No one was more surprised than me when it spit me out as the Valedictorian. I went on to receive my BA in English from UCLA, where I worked as a staff copyeditor for the Daily Bruin. After 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, Don flew me to meet the large Bleasdale clan for Christmas in Westchester, NY, where he grew up and his family still lives.
Back in Los Angeles, Don asked, “When are we flying to Germany so I can ask your father for your hand in marriage?” — and he studied two semesters of German to do just that. When he meet my parents, he won them over with his first “Hallo.”
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, one of the most expensive areas in the country — Martha Stewart and Richard Gere live nearby (I love having breakfast at his restaurant).
It didn’t make any sense to raise Landon in California, so far away from all his cousins, aunts and uncles, and Grandma. Don works as a finish carpenter/project manager, and I work from home 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 parenting advice or home decor ideas.
I believe in giving my readers (and 27,000+ Twitter, 27,000 Pinterest followers, and 5,500+ Facebook friends) something valuable to read and like to entertain you with posts about decorating our home — the Blue Cottage — on a budget, DIY projects, green/organic/frugal living, attachment parenting, motherhood, my addiction to flea markets, vintage treasures, Twitter, and Instagram — and much more. Come join me!
I write about what I’m passionate about. I hope you also enjoy my entries about natural childbirth, (extended) breastfeeding, attachment parenting, co-sleeping, natural remedies, frugal and green living, raising a healthy, barely bilingual child without an XBox.
Also check out my Etsy store ~ Dagmar’s Home Decor ~ where I sell my handmade soy candles in vintage teacups and vintage treasures.
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