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
I’m blogging from our Blue Cottage, a little house we bought three years ago and will continue to fix up and make our dream home.
Blogging about being a mom, cottage decor, thrifty interior design, vintage treasures, green living, and organic food is my passion.
I love sharing my journey of living a simple, natural, and healthy life.
I write about 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 10 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, brand ambassador, Twitter party host, editor, and social media consultant.
Enjoy Dagmar’s Home!
Are You Interested In Working With Me?
I offer sponsored posts with social media amplification (65K Pinterest followers, 37K Twitter, etc.) to help you get the results and exposure you need.
Since I have 65,000 Pinterest followers, I offer a Pinterest Management Service for anyone interested in more traffic and followers to their website or blog.
I often get hired as a Twitter party co-host due to my 37,000 Twitter followers.
Decorating/Staging Service: Thinking of redecorating your home? Do you love my thrifty and vintage cottage look and live in Westchester, NY, or Connecticut?
Then hire me to redecorate your home with furniture you already own! I will source all of the other items for a completely new, fresh look — for a fraction of what other interior designers charge.
How can I help you?
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