Hey there and happy Tuesday! I am so excited because I have been tinkering around with little blog of mine for three years as of July 25!
Wow, three whole years, and it doesn't feel like it has been that long which is a good thing I guess. I love interacting with you all and can't help but to be grateful for all of the friends that I have met along this journey. Not to mention the transformation that my home has received. It sort of makes me emotional because when I started, it was purely just to share what we were doing with you all, and I can't believe the relationships that have been built and the amount of content that has been shared. I am also using this time as a reflection for myself to look back at where my blog started and where I would like it to go!
Why I Started Blogging
I really wanted to share this piece of my life that I had become so passionate about. It was important for me to show everyday people with everyday families and budgets that decorating and designing a home on a budget was possible. Prior to ever writing my first post on Live Pretty on a Penny, I had seen so many blogs floating around the web as I looked for ideas on how to decorate my home. What I found out is that there is no clear "how to." You have to first figure out what your home style is and figure out ways to incorporate those ideas into your home the best way that you can. That is what led me to figure out my own way. While the homes on the web were beautiful, they didn't look like mine. Some of the homes and budgets seemed so much more massive and the budgets seemed larger. However, after completing a few DIY projects, I realized that this was something I could do and make it fit into the style and budget of my home, and Live Pretty on a Penny was born in July 2012!
While I don't consider myself psychic, I am a planner by trade, so its natural for me to construct lists on a daily basis about the things that I forsee...projects I would love to do in my home... ways I would like for my blog to grow...ways I can interact more with readers/supporters...and ways that I can be more informative.
My goals for the blog are continuing to grow and change often, however here are a few changes/updates/additions that you can expect to see very soon:
- Blog Redesign- There will be a much cleaner design being implemented very soon. This is a gift to my blog for being so loyal to me over the past three years:)
- New Logo- The new design will feature the new logo. It will also be updated on my Facebook page header, Twitter header, and my upcoming YoutTube page. If you follow me on Persiscope that has been my practice in front of the camera before I can transition to an actual YouTube page.
- More Lifestyle Posts- I have said it before and I will say it again, I want to open up a tad bit more about traveling and my family because I believe that living pretty on a penny goes beyond the home, and we practice it through our daily experiences, so why not showcase that. Home will still be the focus, but I would love to mix it up from time to time.
Thank you so much for sticking with me over these past few years. Those of you that have been here from the beginning THANK YOU THANK YOU!! Those of you that have joined me more recently, THANK YOU THANK YOU. I sincerely appreciate all of you all and I love interacting and putting content out there, even if one one person reads it. If there are more particular types of posts that you would like to see, LET ME KNOW.
Over the next couple of weeks, I plan to update you all on some of my past projects and how they have been holding up over the past few years.
I look forward to all of us growing together!