I have some exciting secret news, don’t worry I’ll spill soon, which made me realize I need a new “about me” photo. I am usually behind the camera and I rarely get photos without an iphone of myself. Let’s just say I joined an amazing blogging website (can’t wait to share! eek!) and I needed a photo for them to introduce me as part of their team. After searching through endless files and folders, and realizing none of my current photos will do, I called up a trusted friend and scheduled a shoot.
The idea was simple, to capture who I am in my simplest forms. This is how I wear my hair almost daily (having long hair it takes forever to blowdry and style so I love to do a braided updo). I love neutral pieces and this white blazer with pink polka dot liner is my absolute favorite.
These lovely photos were taken by my friend Dienna & edited by me (with a gazillion iPhone apps and Lightroom & Photoshop.. I wanted that perfect airy filter).
So many ladies have a huge collection of heels but guess how many I had? 2. TWO PAIRS! For years! Strange right? I’ve always loved bags more than shoes, I never really browsed around for shoes. But I needed a new pair for a wedding I was going to and while I was searching for one I realized how fun it was. A few days later I went back in the store and found another pretty pair. Both of these are so elegant and so me, I absolutely love them!
Many of you might have reached this website from Pinterest and most likely through creativebalorina.com so I thought I would bring some of the popular Creative Balorina projects here. First let me share with my new followers who Creative Balorina was.
Creative BaLorina was my old website, one I started approximately 4 or 5 years ago. I had many tutorials on it, many diy projects I’ve done, a 365 day challenge where I made something creative every day, fashion and sold backpacks my mom and I made. It was my first blog and it changed drastically over the years. It taught me so so much about blogging and photography. It was a big part of my life, especially after the 365 day creative blogging challenge. Sadly a person purposefully hacked it and erased my files and crashed my website one day (I think it had to do with their order never arriving to them, even though I gave them proof that I sent it). It was devastating to say the least… I tried so hard to restore it but it was impossible. Since I taught myself everything I knew about creating websites I didn’t actually know how to back it up or protect it. I never thought someone would purposefully harm it. I learned that even in hard situations God is in control so I tried not to let it affect me and try to figure out my next step. I couldn’t bear the thought of starting over, it was painful thinking of everything I lost, so I stopped blogging for a while. After a few months I found myself wanting to blog again and I created a whole new website, a new brand, a new style which is this website. A clean start, with a clean sleek design, which will focus on fashion, traveling and exploring, uniting Christian entrepreneurs, and more.
Here are some snippets that were on CreativeBalorina.com
Although creativebalorina.com is now gone I still get hundreds of people go on the website daily due to pinterest. I can see which pages were most popular and I even got emailed a few times for the old schedule templates I’ve made. So here are some free downloads created back in the day :)
The most popular by demand has been these weekly templates, you can download the psd files and pdf files below;
The Second most popular post was about the Date Box I created for my friend’s bridal shower. I took a shoe box and cut it and made it into a square box then added these date ideas in it. It’s simple but a sweet gift to give.