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.
Interior design, blogging, and thrifting 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 and moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago. They were collectors and our house was filled with beautiful, antique things, which explains my love for vintage china, linens, books, and furniture.
After I studied acting in Hollywood, I 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. 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 “Wie geht’s.”
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. It’s one of the most expensive areas in the country — Martha Stewart and Richard Gere are our “neighbors.”
Don works as a finish carpenter/project manager/green building consultant, 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 home decor ideas, green living tips, 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.
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