5.31.2015

I'M BACK + BLOG MAKEOVER

So happy to be back blogging again!! Writing this post feels so good, and I'm so excited to share with you all the exciting content I've worked so hard on all summer long! To kick things off, I am re-launching the blog with a new blog design! One of the reasons why my blog was lacking some love, was because I hated the way it looked. To me a blog design is everything, because it can enhance your content in a different light. Now my site is clean + fresh, and most importantly organized! I've gone through about five different blog layouts over the past three (almost) years, and I've never felt like they were complete so it always left me wishing I could re-do it! So finally my dream is happening and it's real; my blog has a beautiful makeover!

Of course I cannot leave this post without mentioning the Etsy shop that provided me with this design; Chelsea's work is amazing! Etsy is just one of those places I love to browse through, because helping a local/small business is always the best! I'm absolutely in love with the way it turned out, and how she was so willing to work with me to make sure everything was to my liking! I couldn't ask for a more beautiful layout + design! If you're looking for a blog makeover please go check out her page, and for updates follow her Facebook page!

Also please feel free to leave a comment below with suggestions or ideas for future blog content...I always enjoy reading what you have to say regarding ABH! Thanks so much to all who participated in the little survey I had on my last post. It really gave me a focus and idea of where my blog is heading; especially since this is the last summer I have that won't be filled with school work! Hope you are excited for this summer's content! Grab a nice refreshing glass of lemonade, put your feet up, and follow along!


5.13.2015

SEE YOU IN JUNE



Hello sweet friends! You may or may not have noticed that A Beautiful Heart has been sparse lately! I have been going through a lot of transitions lately, with my camera malfunction, finals coming around the corner (woo, graduating high-school), and launching some new fresh blogging news! I'm very excited to take this time and reflect on what A Beautiful Heart is all about, along with brainstorming for the summer. Last summer I remember my blog being very active and full of exciting content, which is exactly my goal for this summer too! I'm going to be taking some summer trips that will be shared here on the blog, along with my life happenings such as senior photos and graduation!

So instead of posting randomly, or simply poor quality content I have decided to take a break from blogging. I'll be spending May finishing up highschool and visiting some exciting places. I'll be wrapping up some old projects, and working on new ones. One thing I'm really wanting to improve is my photography/photo styling! I love photo styling but with my new posts coming in June have me really wanting to step out of my comfort zone and explore some new angles. So while I'm busy this month there's one thing I'd love for you to do - fill out this little survey telling me what you love about ABH and what you'd like to see more/less of, etc. See you in June!


5.06.2015

GOING WITH THE FLOW

So, I've been staring at this blank canvas trying to find the words to begin today's post. I literally have been so out of touch here on the blog, and social media. It's crazy! I never intended things to end up this way, my life has just been all over the place lately. Blogging takes a lot of time, and these past few weeks time was something I couldn't give, plus a horrible thing for a blogger. My best friend Alex took some outfit photos for me, (there's a vlog about our day) and after we got home to download them to my computer, my camera chip malfunctioned! Sadly not only did I lose all my beautiful outfit shots but I no longer had a chip to take photos with. I only own one camera chip, so the fact that it's not working makes it even more extremely difficult to take photos here for the blog!

Thankfully Alex was kind enough to lend me her spare chip, but just found out that it doesn't plug into my computer! My frustration levels are high, and worried about when my next blog post will go up! So hopefully now you understand why I haven't been an active blogger! My plan is to purchase a chip within the next two or three weeks and continue to have Alex's help via photos!



This may seem like a minor problem, and compared to most it truly is, but it's taught me alot! The words, go with the flow, keep coming to my head more and more these days. It's a phrase I've always hated, and have NEVER used. It's made me realize how caught up and tense I make everything out to be. Sure, problems like these are never fun, but becoming stressed about them isn't always the best solution. It's so hard to not worry about the way your blog looks, the content you produce, or even the amount of views you receive. In the blogging community I've found that a week in the blogging atmosphere is like a whole year, haha! Some bloggers post once or twice a day, and therefore adding up one weeks amount of posts, is like triple the size of yours, if posting only 3-2 posts a week!

So it's safe to say that us bloggers are constantly consumed with the idea that content had to be published every other day! Even though I agree with this, I've found that it's okay with taking a break and unplugging! I've touched on this topic before here on the blog, and I really believe it works. It gives a time to re-group your ideas, brainstorm, and spend more time organizing better posts. I think that falling into a rut for bloggers is an easy and quick trap because of how fast we are expected to produce content. I've Googled ideas, searched Pinterest, explored new blogs, and even YouTube, and sometimes it's the only way to go for fresh ideas. With my lack of time, and lack of resources to be able to blog (within the past two weeks) I've been able to step back and take some time refocusing my plan for A Beautiful Heart. So be prepared for some incredible new inspiring posts this summer come June, along with some great announcements you will hear about shortly! In the mean time, thanks for the support, and encouragement you all give me via blogging!