***UPDATE*** The new site will be http://vidaluxestudio.com

Things have been quiet on the blog lately. I haven't been slacking or taking a break (I wish!) but I've been hard at work on the new site. I've decided that I'm going to go ahead and launch it on Monday if everything is in place. I would like it to be perfect, but I'd rather launch and continue to grow rather than continue to postpone. So until Monday (hopefully!) my friends!




I'm visiting over at Kenzie's blog today while she is away falling even more in love with her brand new baby! For the past month or two I've been seeing that a lot of bloggers + businesses are going through the rebranding process. I'm in the process of preparing to go through one myself! There's a big difference between a redesign and a rebrand, so I thought I'd share a few tips with you on how to ensure that your rebrand is successful. Head on over to Hello Neverland to read the rest!


I know, I know - I'm a day early, but I prefer to do these things on Monday. For the past 15 or 16 weeks I've been linking up with Melyssa over at The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes. It's proven to be effective for me. I started participating because I've been procrastinating a lot lately and it has really helped me to stay on track. But I've decided that I'm ready to share monthly goals with you and I'll also be sharing business goals as well, something I found over on Think & Grow Chick.  If you're starting a business, have a business, or you're thinking about starting a business, you may want to think about giving this a try. This is something I'll be implementing on my new site as well, so I wanted to go ahead and get started!


// Review branding. I created my own style elements this time around (if you want to call them that!) and I need to be sure I'm okay with them. I'm sure they are just fine, but I tend to second guess myself.

// Begin creative coaching course. I'm so excited! This course starts today. I'm ready to work through the material and get this party started!

// Put newsletter content into an editorial calendar. I finally created an editorial calendar for this thing. When I launch my new site, I'll be able to create more newsletter with better quality content. By the way, if you haven't yet, sign up here

//Outline my business processes. It all seems so easy and put together in my head. But, once I start mapping it out on paper, it really turns into a lot, so I'll be spending some time on it this month. 


// Staying on track. I have goals for my new site, so staying on track while I'm working on this blog and the new site is a challenge. I've reduced the number of posts I create here on 27th + Luxe, but I don't want to neglect this space and I want to make the new space everything I want it to be. For right now, I guess it's about finding a good balance.

// Prioritizing. I've found myself jumping from task to task. I need to get better about completing something or getting to an acceptable stopping point before moving on to the next item on my list. 


// Keeping a list of goals. It keeps me focused on what my initial goal was for rebranding. When you're rebranding, you will come up with all these other great ideas, but it's important to stay on track and focused on the main goal.

// Feedback. I've gotten some feedback from family and friends. I also need to get feedback from some of my blogger friends and my business coach.


// Paint more. I've been able to work on little projects here and there, but I want to do more. Maybe I should set aside a few minutes everyday? 

// Start sewing again. I have ideas tucked away for this too, so maybe a few minutes every weekend would work for this to make sure I touch it. 

// Explore the city. I can be a homebody and I really need to get out. I'm a born and raised Houstonian, but I've never explored my city as an adult. It should be fun! 


Dear children, let us not love with words 
or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 -