Hello again lovelies! Welcome to the new-and-improved Lolalina ;) I forgot to mention something in my last post about the redesign…did you notice the new tagline above? Well, while I still loved my old tagline, “find your sweet life”, I wanted something fresh that would reflect more clearly the kind of content I regularly feature. So what do I love to feature most of all? Inspiring interiors, creative styling ideas, DIY and craft projects, and affordable art. The phrase “ideas for creative living” kept popping into my head and I decided that it fits my content and vision for this site perfectly.
Something else I spent time considering throughout this whole design process was why I got into blogging in the first place. I decided it was (and continues to be) because I wanted to feel like I was playing an active part in this amazing creative community of bloggers. I had been devouring blogs for years, at first quietly reading and bookmarking, and later commenting regularly on the blogs I love, before pulling up my own blank WordPress page and hitting publish for the first time more than two years ago. I love visiting my favorite blogs because it always feels like a little treat, like curling up in the living room with a good friend for a chat. My hope is that Lolalina can provide that kind of comfort and warmth and community to all of you as well.
I love the fact that I have “met” creative people from all around the world through their lovely blogs, and that I can always find someone, somewhere, willing to discuss the merits of pink paint or the best way to paint a floor white, no matter the time of day or night! One person who encompasses creative living is Yvonne Eijkenduijn of Yvestown, whose lovely home is pictured in this post. Her recent post on creating a room of her own is inspiring, you should go read it!
I just wanted to also take this chance to thank you for coming here to visit and read, whether you only have time to “eat and run” or if you stay longer and leave a comment or send me an email, I appreciate every one of you! xo Laura
(all images: Yvestown)