About Me

Hi There,

I'm JoAnne, the person behind A Pocketful of Blue.

     I always love to find out a little more about the person behind the blog, so just in case you want to know, here is a bit about me.  

Over the years, I have found that my true passion is decorating.  Like many of you, as a young girl I loved to fix up my room and change around the furniture.  I was in heaven when I had my first apartment and could turn it into a cozy nest  which meant doing it on a small budget.  I couldn't resist a beautiful, glossy picture on the front of a decorating magazine when in line at the grocery store.  When HGTV first came on the air, I couldn't get enough of it and I think that is when I first really started realizing my passion.

     In 2007, we purchased a home built in 1959 which had not had many updates at all so we have been working on it ever since.  When we first walked into this house, it just felt like "home" to me.  It felt like where we belonged.   It has been a lot of work, but we are loving the outcome.

     I have always loved to go on home tours and yes, I am one of those people who likes to take walks when it is just starting to get dark out hoping to get a peek inside the light filled homes along the way.
When I first discovered blogs, I was immediately hooked!  Being able to see the inside of real people's homes was like heaven to me.  And getting to know the people who lived there was an added bonus.  

     When I got up the courage to start my own blog, it was primarily to share my decorating and home improvement projects with you.  Along the way, it has become much more.  It is a community of friends who share the same interests and support each other through it all.  I thank you all so much for that!  It's wonderful to know that I am not the only one who would rather buy something pretty for my house than jewelry or a designer purse.

     Currently, I am a stay at home Mom of two kiddos, still decorating on a budget, and being inspired everyday by you.  



  1. I am a stay at home grandma these days, helping care for them while my daughters work. I am a blogger as well and a trash to treasure lover! Thank you for your feature on How I Found My Style Sundays, I love meeting new bloggers and touring their homes! ( I also live in Ohio, another thing we have in common!)

  2. Hi, love your blog! I was trying to comment re: your door choice and was having trouble because I'm not terribly techy. I'll go back and try again ....

  3. Hi Jo,
    I could not find an email address for you on your blog. So I hope you do not mind me leaving your a message here. I just wanted to remind you about your spotlight feature coming up May 9th. If I could get this from you as soon as possible that would be great. Have fun with it. If you have any questions please let me know.

  4. It is wonderful getting to know more about you. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog and I look forward to many more. Hugs!

  5. Hi Joanne! Are you on social media? I didn't see any links but I'd love to follow you!

  6. I think we must be long lost relatives. Nearly everything you said relates to me, except Catholic school and Ohio. I grew up in PA, right next door.

  7. Hi Joanne. I have down that you are my First Friday Home Feature on February 3rd. I can't find your email address so I'm leaving a message here. Would you mind sending me your photos asap? Thanks and I'm looking forward to it. :)