As we say goodbye to 2016, I can’t help but get giddy with excitement for 2017, especially in terms of The Belle Life Blog. If you have been with me on this journey from the beginning, you know that when I first started out, I was strictly weddings. (That seems so long ago…)
I quickly learned that weddings were fun to blog about, but I didn’t feel like I was connecting with y’all.
So, the Belle Life Blog was created.
My initial goal with this blog was to share some bits of my heart which included my love for finding an amazing deal on fashion, all of my husband Ben & I’s DIY projects in our first fixer upper & recipes. The name The Belle Life originated from two meanings, Belle as in Southern belle, because this NC girl loves everything southern and Belle as in the french word Belle, meaning beautiful.
So The Belle Life translates as The Beautiful Life.
As I sat down at the end of 2016, I put so much thought into what I wanted to do with The Belle Life in 2017. I jotted down so many options and well, then it hit me. What do I consider a beautiful life?
A Beautiful life to me is one that shows love. It is an example selflessness & truth. A beautiful life is also real, raw and vulnerable. Life is messy, yall and sometimes its just plain hard… but its always beautiful. A beautiful life to me is finding the beauty in everyday and helping others as often as you can.
So, when I sat down and listed out some things I want to accomplish this year, there were a few I decided to add.
1- As a Christian, I want to add more Jesus into my blog. When I was first starting out, I will admit that I restrained from it a bit in fear that people would shy away from my blog. Looking back I hate that I ever thought that way because yall Jesus is so good. He is a huge part of my life and I wouldn’t be me without him. So, I was thinking about incorporating personal stories, bible studies, etc.
2- I want to add a blogging + business feature to my blog. For those that don’t know me, I have a degree in international business & marketing and I have learned SO MUCH about blogging this last year. I wanted to share some tutorials, courses & tips I have learned along the way.
3- A easily accesible SHOP tab. Here I will link different items in certain categories so you can easily find them.
4- I will send out a monthly newsletter with goodies just for my subscribers. If you are a subscriber already you know I love to send out some goodies and if you were here at Christmas you know I sent out FREE COFFEE for you to enjoy. I want to continue to do sweet things like that because I really do LOVE yall.
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Cheers to 2017, Let The Adventure Begin!