Welcome to my new blog Katrina Blair, after blogging under Chic Little House for years I’ve decided to take a leap of faith and blog under my namesake first name + middle name. I've always loved my middle name and swore if I ever had a daughter, her and I would share middle names, but we only two boys. Oh well.
This change has been on my mind of most of last year, in fact during the Summer I purchased my new domain name just in case, but I wanted to be ready when it was time to make the jump.
In short, while I loved blogging under Chic Little House, I’ve felt I’ve outgrown the name in a sense and wanted the blog to represent a name that’s uniquely me + this allows me to feel free to blog about more topics than just home-related content. Don’t get me wrong I love talking about all things design and design will always be a passion. However, I’m excited to incorporate new content into my blog, namely lifestyle content.
Lifestyle content sounds so ambiguous, and I love that! It may seem silly, but when you're a blogger, and you have the words 'home' or 'house' in your blog name it may feel like you can only blog under the house topic, straying too far from that and you risk alienating some of your readers.
What does lifestyle content mean to me? To me lifestyle encompasses so many aspects of my life, I'm passionate about Entertaining, Friendships, and Travel more of those topics will be consistently added the blog.
You know the stuff you share with your friends, I want to share that good stuff with you too, since I consider you all friends. For example, sharing how I scored two roundtrip tickets to Europe for under $800 (not joking, and non-stop btw) or how I recently discovered the best face oil to get your skin glowing.
Being 100% honest, it's scary to put your name on your blog, because it totally reflects you, and that's what I'm aiming for. I’m proud of myself for pushing the fear away and welcoming you to Katrina Blair!
FYI: I’m still working out all the behind the scenes technical details of getting my old blog posts re-directed along with updating all my pages. Keeping it real there's going to be a lot of late nights for me, until I get everything just so. If you come across my Oops page for broken links, please use the search box to find what you need. Oh and one of my most requested pages will be live soon, my House FAQs page that's one part house tour, one part sharing deets about my home design.
Around my house, we've been tackling some major house updates!! My house goal for 2018 is to improve the functionality of how we use our home and make the design improvements. For me, design + function for real life go hand in hand, because room can't just look pretty they need to work hard for you.
In my bedroom, I finally figured out how to better use a nook with the addition of adding wall to wall shelves, please check out the post here.
In addition, if your following me on Instagram my handle is now @TheKatrinaBlair then you already know, we're building bookcases in our living room! Just typing that makes me want to jump up and down with joy!! But, relaunching the blog in the midst of making updates in our bedroom and living room has me like, am I crazy? I'll share more details about our built-in bookcases in our living room soon.