Monday, 15 January 2018

Back to the blog










Hello blogland... we meet again. It feels strange to be back here, in this space. For those of you who didn't follow our last blog, this isn't my first go at blogging. My husband and I used to run a home décor/DIY blog for all of the projects that we did around our home. We loved writing it and it was a great way for us to:

1. Document all the crazy projects we were coming up with
2. Act as a creative outlet (mainly for me)
3. Keep us distracted from the challenges we were facing in our personal lives. 

Those were our sole reasons for posting. However, eventually more people (other than family and close friends) actually started reading our blog and we made some great connections. We were featured on some well known sites/company pages, made a few business deals and most importantly, made some great blogging friends. However, in the end, I don't think we were ready for all that came with blogging. The pressure to be doing projects all the time, taking pictures of every aspect of what we did, posting late into the night, figuring out technical aspects we didn't understand...it was just too much.

Mostly though, blogland was lonely. Unless someone chose to comment on your post (which didn't happen a lot), you didn't feel as connected or the same sense of community that social media brings now. I think our decision to stop the blog, was for the best at the time. We had just had our first child (after a long road) and we wanted to focus on that. Fast forward 4 years and here we are.



Eventually it came to a point where I missed being creative and sharing our love for design (and some lifestyle posts). Instagram has been an incredible tool to connect and for the most part, has been fairly positive. At least, I've started to learn how to channel my energy into the positive things. My goals are simple: to inform, to inspire, to relate and be relatable. I don't want to paint a picture for you of a perfect life without sharing the reality of it all. I love it, but being a mom can be hard. Being a working mom can be hard. Being a woman can be hard. Being a wife can be hard. But it’s also beautiful. In between all the chaos are beautiful moments that I want to remember forever and share, but of course there are challenges as well. We all have them, so why not be honest, share some of these moments and encourage each other. We are all in this together. So together, let’s make this space enjoyable for us all.

Our family is striving to live simply, take things back to the basics and focus on what makes us happy. I hope to share some of that with you- the good, the challenging, all of it. I'll be sharing home design projects, DIY projects, and some lifestyle too. I have a different outlook on this process now, so I won't be doing this the same as before, but I think its going to be even better. So if you feel so inclined to read my posts and enjoy them, I'm happy you're here. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to connect in this space. It's not easy to put yourself out there, but sometimes it's worth the risk. 

Stay tuned friends, so much more to come. 
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  1. Loved your last blog and I’ll love this too, I’m sure! Can’t wait to see what’s in store!

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    1. Thanks so much Xiomara! I really appreciate your kind words, very encouraging to hear! Thanks again for reading :)

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  2. So happy you are back Melissa! Crazy we met through your blog all those years ago! Excited to read your new blog. Xo, Katy

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    1. Aw thanks Katy. So glad we met through the blogs so many years ago! Loved that we've stayed in contact, I always loved blogging with you!

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