Goodbye Blog Design — choosing the most valuable!

When we say “yes” to one option, we are essentially saying “no” to another option… A few years ago, I started “Elegant Custom Blogs” because I really enjoyed doing blog design in the evenings after my kids went to bed. Over time, the hobby grew to take on more and more clients and even working with another design company. I have loved meeting so many bloggers, getting to know them as friends, working on...

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Top 10 Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU!) Should Consider Starting a Blog! {Part 1}

Top 10 Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU!) Should Consider Starting a Blog! {Part 1}

I’ve been thinking about you lately. Yep, you. Blogging brings me great joy, and I have been thinking lately that maybe you would enjoy it too. Have you ever considered blogging? Maybe you think it’s for those “other” people. You know, the ones who are tech-savvy, have lots of free time, and are rich and famous. …. one second… I need to have a little laugh…. Okay, I’m  ready to continue now....

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Important Announcement about My Blog Design Business!

Important Announcement about My Blog Design Business!

As many of you know, I have been designing Blogger blogs for a couple years now. I have taken off the past few months because we have been building a house and getting ready to sell our house. I’ve been asked several times whether I would be adding WordPress designs and if I plan to re-open my blog design business. The answer to both of those is…… YES – KIND-OF! Ha! Keep reading for the details — and a SALE!...

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On Quitting my Blog and the Apostle Peter’s Comparison Trap

On Quitting my Blog and the Apostle Peter’s Comparison Trap

When I think of Ann Voskamp, I think of beautiful, poetry-like writing that stirs emotions deep within and points my heart to God. I leave her writing longing not for more “Ann”, but for more of God. When I read Kristen’s blog, my heart is drawn to love the poor, especially young girls who are becoming mothers too soon in Kenya. When I read Emily’s blog, her words are like artfully mastered brush strokes on canvas. After...

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September Planning {Need YOUR Input — plus, two very helpful blogging tools!}

I have some fun changes coming soon, and I am so excited to share them with you! (My favorite — a new blog design that feels like “home”. Ah… I can’t wait to show you). But first, I’m doing some planning for the coming months and would LOVE your input! The primary mission of my blog is simply this: to make you smile and to point your heart to the One who gives true joy. Pretty simple, right? However, after...

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Here’s the Deal… Pickle.

Okay, that title has absolutely nothing to do with anything. I just felt like it summed up all of the randomness swirling in my head… about blogging, branding, being a mom, and a little bit about the prophet Jeremiah thrown in. And maybe I’m hungry for pickles. But I’m not pregnant. Anyhoo…. Blogging is a simple thing because for me, I just love to write. Most often, I write about faith. I have no idea why. It’s...

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