Friday, February 19, 2016

Blog of the Month: Lake House Lyn

Our February blogger of the month is an important one - one who is very near and dear to our hearts. She is the ultimate hostess, a modern day Martha if you will. She is as close to Mother Teresa as you can get...caring, genuine and the most un-selfish person you might ever befriend. Meet Lake House Lyn, also known as our Mom/Mom-in-law. How cool is it that we can nominate our MOM as a featured blogger!? Some of my friends' Mom's don't even know how to text (or own a smart phone for that matter) but ours has her very own creative space. P.S. she is also on Twitter and loves how this platform connects her to her favorite brands, celebrities, and so on!

Since she started in 2012, she has come so far, learning everything from the basics like how to copy & paste (I remember making her a sheet with keyboard shortcuts!) to making collages on Picmonkey and coming up with original content. She photographs most of her photos with her iPhone or credits the original source if she's borrowing photography -- seriously, the fact that she knows how to do that makes me so happy. As unsure as she can be about technology, she fully embraces it, not only so she doesn't fall behind but because she is truly passionate about her ideas.

With our Family home in the Chicago suburbs and a vacation getaway in the north woods of Wisconsin, our Mom/MIL can usually be found not too far from the kitchen. Whether she is prepping a big meal for weekend guests or organizing a get together for our extended Family, she is always coming up with creative (and such PERSONAL) ideas to wine, dine and make a memorable experience for everyone. 

Here are 5 of our favorite posts by Lake House Lyn:

Make Ahead & Freeze Breakfast Sammies (with a cute appearance by Riley!)

Mini Confetti Pancakes (and a special birthday shout out to moi!)

Minestrone Soup Recipe (part of her soup-er Tuesday series...and how cute is she with her chef!?)

And the best for last...her famous crock pot Italian beef. Seriously guys, I have given this recipe out to almost all of my co-workers and I make it on a weekly basis at home. So easy and DELICIOUS.

We are so proud of her for learning how to blog and for being brave enough to start...
but most of all, we're proud to call her Mom.