Finding the perfect theme

Hi friends! Today I would like to share some tips on how I managed to find the perfect theme for my blog images. I am still a beginner like so many of you, but I believe images are an important part of a blog. Well, not all blogs, but it helps to make your post look more appealing and images are fun to look at. They provoke our curiosity and make the reading process more interesting. They also give you a gist of what’s to come before you read a post. I personally love everything about curating images, from taking the picture, to editing and finally placing it into the right spot on my blog.

It hasn’t always felt this easy.

I remember a time from 2 years ago when trying to put my images together to fit my blog was pure hell! Seriously it was so stressful. It eventually led me to delete that blog and now 2 years later I finally know what I was doing wrong. If your feeling frustrated about your images then your exactly where I was 2 years ago but I urge you not to quit or stress yourself out. The mistake I made and probably the one your making right now was that I didn’t know my blog well enough. I didn’t know my style or my theme. I was kind of just throwing everything out there hoping it would all mesh together somehow. Disclaimer: There is nothing wrong with having a blog with a lot of topics but when it comes to the images having a theme will make everything look great together and if your into matching like me it is totally going to put you at ease.

The best part.

Well honestly it took me a while to find my perfect theme. As you can see from the image in this post, I opted for a moody theme. I have always loved and admired images that adopted this style of editing and quite frankly I didn’t even know it had a name. So maybe your not into dark tones and vignettes, that is alright! There’s loads of other photography styles to choose from. I found my style when I noticed that most if not all the accounts that I loved on instagram had this exact or similar style of editing. It also made me feel a little intimidated because I thought you had to be extra skilled in Lightroom or own an expensive camera (of which I have neither). I found something much cheaper and beginner friendly that doesn’t require you to go all out on expensive equipment or hour long sessions in Lightroom. I found this incredible source to be VSCO. Maybe you already use it but if you don’t I would stop everything and have a go at it. You can take an everyday drab picture with your smartphone and turn it into something amazing using this app. In my case I used the J2 filter to edit the image above. But there are tons of other filters you can choose from. The best part is that there is a whole community of creators you can draw your inspiration from. There’s no need to learn hours of fancy Lightroom skills when there’s presets already made for you mostly free and just a click away.

I really enjoy looking at other blogs and drawing inspiration from them. I wrote this post to help out anyone struggling to perfect their images like I did a few years ago. Once you find a theme it will really make the creative process much less stressful and more enjoyable. If you liked this post please let me know in the comments and if you would also like for me to share more mobile photography tips and tricks in the future! Thank you so much for reading and see you in my next post!

Restarting the year

Hi friends! If you’re like me and haven’t gone through with your goal list that you created at the beginning of the year then this post is for you.Today I found myself in a weird mood. I’m not sure what it was but I was thinking about the beginning of this year. I was so happy and excited about the fresh new year and was actually feeling really determined to go at my goal list one month at a time. I had a layout and everything of what I was going to do according to each month. But here we are in the 8th month already and from what I’ve seen in my own life I haven’t really done the things I said I was going to do. This is mostly because of little things along the way that distracted me. I’m a little sad and disappointed that I let those distractions get the better of me but the good news is that it’s not too late!

Did you write a goal list at the start of the year?

Well, as exciting as it sounds to ‘start’ your life again at the beginning of the year it isn’t always the case when you get sidetracked. I find that this is why it can be difficult to continue with new year resolutions. There is hope however, decluttering not just my belongings but also my mind and life has been a saver. Distractions happen when we entertain things that don’t necessarily relate to your goals, this is why I decided to get rid of mine and I must say it was the best decision I ever made! I can now solely focus on my happiness and the things I really want this year. If you would like to restart your 2018 journey with me I would advise you to get rid of your mental clutter and distractions first.

In the meantime I wanted to share my little list with you. Thank you so much for reading and see you in my next post!

Things I need to do this year to be extremely happy:

  • Wake up early everyday, 6am.
  • Practice gratitude a lot everyday.
  • Practice self love.
  • Learn yoga/practice everyday.
  • Learn a lot of new recipes.
  • Go out and explore more.
  • Start learning and practicing Moody Photography.
  • Save more, spend less.
  • Attend church every Sunday.
  • Spend more time with people who encourage and inspire you.
  • Be kind and generous to everyone you meet.
  • Be more creative, start a blog/social media.

Helping friends

Hi friends, happy sunday! Today I want to share a short bible verse that talks about making sacrifices to help out your friend(s);

‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’

John 15:13

I wasn’t quite sure what to ‘lay down your life’ meant so I went to good old google to find out. The first meaning I found to relate to this scripture said it means to sacrifice one’s life for a cause. I would say that sacrifice in this context means temporarily giving up some comforts to help out a friend. It could be financially, a place to stay, a referral for a job, etc.

I was really inspired by this scripture because it encourages you to be more helpful even if it means going without what your normally used to for a while. I also like it because it gives us an example of how to show love to our fellow neighbors and friends. These are just my simple thoughts, I would love to hear some of yours.

Thank you so much for reading and see you in my next post!

When your feeling sad

Hi friends! I’m dedicating this blog post to you. If your feeling sad, scared, emotionally tired, giving up or confused. You came across this for a reason.

The inspiration struck me when I was getting ready to go to bed and I decided to go to my favorite bible app. I was scrolling through the word when I came across this gem:

God didn’t give us a spirit that is timid but one that is powerful, loving and self- controlled.

2 Timothy 1:7

I find it so simple and inspiring because it is a reminder of Gods love and the spiritual gifts he has bestowed upon us to overcome difficulties in our lives. I challenge you to quote these words and scripture to yourself every time you find yourself feeling low. When the negative thoughts come creeping in and start lying to you remember that GOD BLESSED US WITH A SPIRIT THAT IS POWERFUL, LOVING AND SELF-CONTROLLED!

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First post

Hi friends, thank you for joining me on my creative journey! On this blog I wish to share topics about simple living, nature, my journey in homemaking, creativity and so much more! It’s a bit intimidating right now because I don’t have a plan and I’m basically writing from my heart but with Gods help I’m sure this will be so much more fulfilling and enriching for both me and anyone who stumbles across my blog.

“But anyone who needs wisdom should ask God, whose very nature is to give everyone without a second thought, without keeping score. Wisdom will certainly be given to those who ask.

James 1:5″

Thank you so much for reading! See you in my next post!