You might have noticed some changes around the blog already (hello, new logo!) but there are even more headed your way. After many weeks of working out big picture goals for this blog, I’ve come up with a new branding strategy, some new content organization, and an overall better idea of what this blog is all about.
So, what is it all about you ask? Well, this blog is a lifestyle blog, but it’s more than that. It’s meant to be as practical as it is beautiful. Oftentimes I find myself browsing these elusive lifestyle blogs that have absolutely stunning photos, perfectly executed DIYs, effortless style and amazing hair all at the same time. Most of the ideas are beautiful, but not practical for the amount of resources of the average girl. We need to know how to get things done quickly, inexpensively, and of course, beautifully too. This blog is here for that. Whether you need help in the kitchen, want to get in touch with your green thumb, or need to set the perfect table for Easter, I’m here to help. I’ve spent the past few years reading more blogs than you can even imagine. I also have spent an enormous time reading and learning about healthy lifestyles, nutrition, etc. I’m happy to share this knowledge with my readers because it has helped me so much. I am by no means a nutritionist, a doctor, a chef, or even a professional party planner. I’m simply sharing my self-taught knowledge with others, and also looking to learn from my readers too!
Below you will see a breakdown of the new editorial content. The blog has four main categories, each of these topics are things I’m very passionate about. For the Food+Drink section, I can’t wait to share my favorite recipes and food knowledge. My Go-To Recipes are ones that are made in under 30 minutes, use minimal and inexpensive ingredients, and require little to no skill in the kitchen. My Recipes To Try are ones that you might want to save for a Saturday night dinner. These recipes are either more time consuming, require obscure or expensive ingredients, or require a certain level of skill. (Trust me, no recipe on this blog is out of reach for anyone. A few years ago, I didn’t even know how to boil water. With the help of my fiance and a LOT of Food Network, I’ve become a confident and joyful cook, and you can too.) In this section I will also be touching on my favorite “superfoods.” I use this term loosely as it’s basically just a highlight on my favorite health-packed foods. And lastly, a few libations will be featured, because you deserve it.
Next up we have the hostess category. This is where we’ll cover the best table decor, what to wear in a pinch, and fun ways to celebrate life’s everyday occasions. Also, we will be featuring a glimpse into how others like to entertain with tips and tricks to make it easy to replicate.
The Home + Garden section is definitely one of my favorite categories. I love exploring how people choose to live and decorate their abodes, so I can’t wait to share a peak into some new homes and gardens. I also will be featuring some products and services that make life easier, more seamless, in my Necessary Indulgence series. Another great feature in this category is the Do It By Monday series. This will feature different DIY projects and easy ways to keep your house and life running seamlessly.
Lastly, the Life, ETC section. Some series are familiar to you, and others will be completely new. I’m excited to share with you my new blog content as we head into the new year. Thanks for reading!