Meet Whitney

Hi! My name is Whitney - welcome to Polka-Dotty Place!!
I started blogging back in July of 2011 and have been going strong ever since. 

I originally started blogging so that my family, who mostly lives in Indiana, would know what we're up to each day.  Well, it turns out that I have made many bloggy friends, really love the blogging world and that people other than my family enjoy reading my blog.  I love to share my recipes, toddler activities, DIY projects, organizing tips, party ideas, decorating ideas, parenting tips, good reads, outfit inspirations, family life, travel and much more.

I am a wife, mom, teacher, Christian woman, organizer, list maker, sister, baker, blogger, cat lover, friend, photographer, thrifter, shopper, traveler, dessert eater, time keeper, accessorizing fool, DIYer, small business owner, and I smile A LOT!

 I write every day to document the highs and lows of everyday life.  I enjoy sharing my likes and dislikes for products, restaurants, hotels and anything else that comes my way.  All opinions are my own and are not sponsored unless noted.  I LOVE to bake and fix yummy food.  I only share recipes that I REALLY like on my blog so can count on them to be tasty.  Who has time for recipe duds??

My husband and I grew up in Indiana.  We met when we were five years old and started dating in high school.  We joke and say that we had an arranged marriage because our moms were friends and would tease us about getting married one day.  Their wishes came true and we fell in love.  My husband and I got married in 2004 and moved to Utah a few weeks later for graduate school.  We have lived in Utah, Arkansas, Mississippi and are currently back in the Midwest living in Indiana.

We have two kids, two cats and I'm teacher turned SAHM.

Thank you for reading; I'd love for you to follow along :)

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  1. I love your blog! Thanks for stopping by magnolia grace! I hope you'll follow along :)


  2. Cute blog. Found your from High Five For Friday. I am a teacher too! Hope you're having a good summer!

  3. Cute couple!! Enjoyed reading your bio! New follower!

  4. Nice to "meet' you Whitney!! I just love that you and your husband have known each other so long! Not AS impressive, but I met my husband when we were 13 :) Excited to follow along!

  5. Hey Whitney!!! I am an Indiana transplant living in Mississippi too!! What part of Indiana did you grow up in? I am from beech grove (south east side of Indy). :)

  6. I just stumbled upon your blog. I am just starting out (actually started a couple years ago, but didn't stay consistent). I hope to blog at least a few times a week and get my blog up and going. I'm a teacher turned SAHM too. I have a 4 and 2 year old. Life is fun!

  7. I'm a Whitney, too! Go us :) So glad I came across your blog today! I love the story about your mom's teasing you guys about getting married. I've always wondered how often that happens. lol. Excited to start following along now!


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