New Things

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

For awhile now I have been struggling with my blog's niche. When I started this blog it was mainly about shopping. I had an hour long lunch break that I mainly spent killing time by wandering around Anthropologie or the Pink Palm 4-5 days a week and pretty much all my time online was spent perusing various online stores and other fashion/style related sites. At the time, style (and keeping up with everything in all my favorite stores) was my passion. Don't get me wrong - I still love to shop and put together outfits, but it's not the only things I'm passionate about anymore.

When I first started blogging, one of my favorite things about it was the relationships I developed with other bloggers. Then, after about a year of blogging I took an unexpected break for a few months (I was too stressed out by things going on in my life - nothing horrible, just a really negative work situation/realizing I absolutely hated the career I had chosen). When I finally got back to blogging it just didn't seem the same. I didn't feel as connected to my blog as I had in the past and I couldn't figure out what had changed. Hence, my blog identity crisis.

Anyways, while having my blog identity crisis I realized something. Although I really enjoy posting about fashion and style, it's not what I'm truly passionate about - so obviously I'm not going to feel as connected to it! I've made a lot of changes in my life (some more externally obvious and some more in just the way I've decided to think about/deal with things/live my life) and yet I wasn't really reflecting any of that in my content. So - I made a decision.

I've started a new blog to share what I really love - creating things. Delightfully DIY (my new blog) will have tons of diy tutorials (which I guess is probably obvious). I'm also going to be posting free downloads and printables. I am always making things in Illustrator (like patterns, backgrounds, social media icons, etc.) that I never end up using - so I've decided to share! If you like creative things and DIY projects, please come check out Delightfully DIY!

{Full tutorial for these earrings on Delightfully DIY}

I'm not giving up on Not Without Heels though - I am still going to keep blogging here (because after all I really do still enjoy fashion)!

Holiday Bling Sale!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Friday! So much has been going on around here - I can't believe how long it's been since I've blogged. I've been busy working on something super exciting that I can't wait to share with y'all on Monday!

In the meantime...

When I got word that JoJo Loves You is having their Holiday Bling Sale I had to share! I love their Mini Bling Earrings and will definitely be taking advantage of their sale to purchase a few more pairs. Plus, with Christmas around the corner (seriously - how is it already December 7th?!) these would make great little gifts or stocking stuffers. The sale is available through their online store and runs from December 7 through December 9.

Happy Shopping!

Update - as I was browsing through the mini bling colors to pick which ones to buy I came across something seriously cool. If you lose one of your JoJo Loves You Earrings you can buy a single earring to replace the one you lost. I don't know about y'all, but for me earrings seem to be one of those things that inevitably go missing and I love the idea of being able to easily get a replacement.


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