Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Making the Move

This is the first post of a few announcements I will be making about the future of this blog. Basically, nothing major is changing but the url ... it's moving.

A few months ago we launched designsbynicolina.com.

That website is the most frustrating and fulfilling thing I have ever done with DBN. I know it is going to be a  c o n s t a n t  work in progress. I started with the shop, then added a few more pages, and after working on it for a little under a year it was ready.

As a designer, I really want everything to have the same look, and feeling. I just couldn't get my blog perfect. I didn't like having a blogger page as well as a website.

So late last night I began the big move. All of the older posts, comments and information have migrated over there and I have started to mess with it. I still have so much to learn about working with the template, and on web design to begin with. Like I said, work in progress.

WHAT I AM EXCITED ABOUT:

I cannot tell you how much I personally am going to love having everything in one place. Maintaining an Etsy shop, a blogger blog, a website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is A LOT of work. Anything I can do to streamline the process is a good plan for me.

A more streamlined look, for sure.

A more professional url, I think I have outgrown the .blogspot.com at the end of my current name.

WHAT I AM NOT EXCITED ABOUT:

As of right now, it doesn't look like you will be able to follow me on bloglovin. I am still trying to make 100% sure, and find other ways it would be easy to keep up.

But for now, you can start by heading over to the website and entering your email address. I promise not to send a zillion emails, but for my followers that want to keep up with the shop, blog and get the occasional coupon ... email newsletters are the best way.

Another awesome way is to follow me on twitter {@designsnicolina}, instagram {@shopdbn & @nicolinaw} and Facebook {Facebook.com/designsbynicolina} I will always share my posts on there.

new cards coming soon, I only added this pic to make the post cuter


Right now the positives, WAY out shine the negatives.

This blog will remain up, and running for the time being, but no new posts. Eventually, this page will send you on to the new blog, and it will just be a memory we all share.

Thanks for following and reading along so far, I hope you join me at my new home!

PS. Sponsor space will still be available on the new blog, and it will be better than ever. Email me if you would like more information on that - designsbynicolina@gmail.com


Sunday, January 4, 2015

SUNDAY LATELY week 1

Hey I just met you, and this is crazy
but if you've got writers block 
link up with Sunday Lately! 

disclaimer: Katy and Meghan told me not to do the song, but I do what I want. 

Last year, I started the link up My Favs on Thursdays, with Katy and Meghan. I wasn't the best at posting consistently and the three of us get board easily.

So new year, new link-up, but this one I know is sticking around for a while.

Each Sunday come link up with us to share your Sunday Lately, each post will contain the words for the next week. Be sure to link up your post and visit the other blogs in the link up too.

PLANNING 

My week, I am really trying to get better about scheduling myself work tasks that need to be accomplished each day. My lack of planning usually involves a bunch of days where I push odd all the important things, and then one solid day of work where I have to make up for all of my slacking off. Also {maybe} a February trip in to NYC. My grandparents like in Brooklyn and we haven't been to see them in two years. It looks like there are some really good deals for the weeks before and after Valentines Day.


Oh Brooklyn, you give me all the feels.

LOVING 

Still loving this flannel from JCrew I shared a few weeks ago. 


While everything else from this winter heads to the sale section, I have a feeling this shirt will just sell out. First world problems? Maybe.

READING

Loads and loads of reviews on things that we might buy to make new products for DBN this year. Could that me any more cryptic? Maybe. Cameron has turned me into a monster when it comes to reading all the reviews on something, which I guess isn't a bad thing.

WISHING

It would stop raining every single weekend. It makes for one depress-o puppy around these parts. Geno basically whines and wanders around the house trying to find a new place to take a nap.

FEELING

Especially thankful for 5 years of DBN. Don't forget there is a sale going on through tomorrow on everything but the greeting cards. Shop here. I am also feeling very happy about how this new design turned out, hand lettering makes me happy.

 

I can't wait to share in this new link up with all of you, and read your posts on Sundays!