Hi there! I am Chas, the creator and contributor to Walnut Cottage! Walnut Cottage encompasses a number of my favorite passions. Those are sharing inspiration with others, bringing women together, finding forgotten treasures and making our house a home. Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to find my little blog. I hope you enjoy what I have to share.
Here is a little bit more about me…
I am a wife to my wonderful husband who is a high school teacher/basketball coach, mom to three kiddos, and a photo taking – instagram addict. I couldn’t imagine my life without some form of creativity in it. I love to find forgotten treasures at thrift stores, yard sales, barn sales, and flea markets. I also love to pass those treasures on to others through my Esty Shop or local vintage sales. Making old into new is a favorite pastime of mine. I love giving my finds a new coat of paint or finding a new use for them.
My family and I live in a small Northern Michigan town where I work as Office Manager for a small Accounting & Tax Preparation business. My days are spent managing area businesses with their accounting transactions and numbers. My evenings and weekends are spent in our home creating a cozy, collected space full of the things we love.
I originally started blogging in 2009 after we purchased a two-story Victorian home in town. I was anxious to share the things that inspired me and to share the little improvements or projects I would do around our home. After 6 years of living in that home, we moved last spring to a cottage-ranch style home in a small neighborhood just outside of our little town.
Another major hobby of mine is hosting monthly Let’s Create crafting events in our home or at other locations around our community. I have been hosting crafting events since 2013 and I love all the wonderful ladies I have met throughout that time. I truly love sharing the gift of creativity and gathering women together to craft with one another.
Thanks again for stopping by! Feel free to browse around my little online space. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have.
You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org