I can’t believe this year is almost over! It has been busy beyond my wildest dreams, and I have some amazing projects lined up in the New Year that I can’t wait to get started on!
What I have learned this year is although I love so many different aspects of my business, I may have just one too many balls in the air! Between all my custom website and logo design work, business branding consultation, photography and the online store, there are just not enough hours in the day! As I take a much needed hiatus from my photography business (the one good thing about living in the mid-west, I can really only shoot outdoors from May to November) I know something would need to be put aside.
After weighing all the pro’s and con’s, I have decided to close down my online store. All products from now until the end of the year will be 50%off, including pre-designed logos!
What I feel the most passion about is website building, design and branding. I just love taking an idea and turning it in to a reality. I also knew that I would like to offer a product that falls somewhere between a complete custom website design and a drag and drop template for blogging, so I am really excited to announce that in January I will begin offering “BLOG IN A BOX”
While doing some logo and facebook work with a client last month, she asked if I would consider doing some “light” website design work. She knew she wanted to keep it simple, just a few custom touches, but felt she wanted to write all of the text herself, had a smaller budget but still wanted a unique design, and just wanted a place to start from, but had no idea how to get there. This is how “BLOG IN A BOX” was born. This can also easily be used as a small business website or personal blogging platform.
In the next few weeks I will be putting on the final touches, but here are a few things that will be included:
You know I am always changing things up, so I will also be changing up my website to have it reflect a little more of my design work. It looks like it is going to be a very Happy New Year!
I adored working with my latest client Amy. When she approached me, she was looking for a way to create a brand that could combine her 2 specialties, real estate sales and interior design in one place.
We began with an inspiration board that reflected her style and love of color!
Our next step was the logo. I really felt the use of an illustration reflecting her personality would really help to pull together the look and feel of her brand. It took a few tries but I just love the end result!
The final step is the development of the site. I love so many things about this site…the fun colors, the slider, bold images in the sidebar that directs you to the different offerings. Amy is in love with her new website and frankly, I am too! Click here to visit her new site!
All it takes is a few clicks, change your colors (to match your brand) drop in your images…and your blog has gone average to extraordinary! Check out the shop here
“Savannah is a high-fashion photographer based in Miami, who’s specialty is finding an unknown model and making her a star. She loves the beach, fashion, and openly admits she is a little obsessed with Pinterest.”
I am so excited to be launching my template shop in just 4 short days. So many last minutes tweeks but it is almost ready to go!
“Lauren is a stylist/blogger living out her dream in New York City. Like her idol Carrie Bradshaw, she resides on the upper east side, may choose a pair of Manolo’s over paying her rent, and always believes her “Mr Big” is right around the corner.”
So excited for the launch on Monday! This will be the home of the new store Blogging Boutique
“Darcy is an interior decorator based in Atlanta. She has a love for anything antique, white or shabby chic, and goes about her day sprinkling a small bit of vintage fairy dust onto everything she touches”
We are launching the design store Monday…SO EXCITED!
“Sophia is is a 20 something blogger from the website “STYLE FILES” She splits her glamorous life between NYC and Miami. Always on the cutting edge when it comes to fashion, style and the next big thing, following her blog always keeps you one step ahead”
THE VANESSA TEMPLATES
” Vanessa is a California girl with with a flair for sugar, bright colors and anything sweet. Combining her background in design, her love of baking and her desire to find the perfect cupcake, HOW SWEET IT IS was born”