Hi friends! I’d love for you all to meet our featured client for the month,
Carrie from Follow the Flammias!
How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging about a year.
What made you decide to start a blog/site?
My husband, Bobby, was selected as an Olmsted Scholar, a military program that recognizes officers that have potential for leadership in the future. As a part of this program, we were matched with Florence, Italy, where he’ll be studying for the next 3 years. Before this, I always thought that blogging was interesting, but I didn’t really feel like I had anything to blog about. With the move to Italy, however, I thought it would be a great opportunity to blog about our adventures and keep in touch with our friends and family. The blog is my attempt to sort of “catalog” the memories and hopefully it will become something interesting that I can show our future children.
What was the biggest unexpected perk or bonus of your site and being online?
I think I am surprised how many friends and family members, many whom I had lost in contact with before the blog, express that they enjoy reading about our travels and looking at our photos. It has been great to reconnect with people that I haven’t talked to in a long time.
What other blogs or sites inspire you?
Baking is one of my greatest creative outlets. It is horrible for my waistline, but wonderful to make something new each time I bake. My favorite blogs are “I am Baker” , “Bake at 350” and “Bakerella.”
Tell us about the design makeover process? How did you choose the colors, fonts and ideas that inspire your personal brand?
I had a few ideas that I wanted to incorporate in my design. Because we are a military family, my husband is a pilot, we are always moving, and the blog would be a loosely-defined travel blog, I thought it would be great to create a header that uses a playful take on flying. For the background, I really wanted to use something bright and geometric and base it on the idea of Italian mosaic tile design. For the rest of the blog (fonts, layout, etc.), I let Erin do her magic. I was thoroughly happy with the way it came out!
How did you find / hear about Designer Blogs?
A friend of a friend had bought a template from Designer Blogs and it looked so professional and “clean.” I kept looking online for a design that would fit my aesthetic and after a long search, I stumbled on my friend’s blog and was incredibly happy with what I found.
Thank you Carrie!!
It was such a pleasure working with you and getting to know you better.
You can visit Carrie on her blog, Follow the Flammias!!