Hello friend, I hope you’ve been well. If you have a minute, grab a cup of coffee and let’s have a chat.
It’s been roughly a year since I last posted. (As a matter of fact, last Friday was one year exactly.) Sometimes life takes priority and you have to step away from things but I also felt like the blog itself was getting away from me a bit and I wanted a chance to refocus and get a clearer view of what I wanted my blog to accomplish, how I wanted it to look, and what I need to get out of it all together. Home decor projects will still be a part of the blog. I will also be adding more varied content that fits who I am and the kinds of things I’d like to learn about (food, fashion, friends, parenting teens, new design ideas, etc.)
That being said, as much fun as I have blogging I can’t justify putting that much time into it without some sort of financial return. However, I really don’t want to resort to covering my entire site with ads. I know that is something that most successful bloggers do but I find it such a turn off when I click over to read a post and I have to do battle with scrolling through ads just to read it. So, for lots of reason like that I’ve chosen to stay away from ads altogether. I will, however continue to use affiliate links, product features, and other more subtle (less blink-y) means of of making an income from the blog.
Over the next few weeks I will be introducing digital products into an online shop as well as continuing to promote my shops on other platforms (Etsy, Spoonflower, and Society6). I don’t plan to introduce any membership or subscription programs but I may consider something like that in the future.
We have had a fairly productive year here at the WTD house and I’m looking forward to sharing new projects, info, and advice with you. And, I’m also interested to hear what you have to say and what you’d like to see. You’ll notice changes as we go through the summer and I’m super excited about sharing it all with you!
I’m excited to be back at it and I hope you are too!
Enjoy your weekend, I’ll see you next week!
Jennifer (White Tulip Designs)
Hi! If you’re planning on a “statement” wall color, I say go for it! But, be sure your detail items (towels, dishes, small appliances, etc.) will coordinate. You don’t need to have everything match perfectly. Keep in mind that too many competing colors and/or patterns can make your kitchen begin to look cluttered and unorganized. I like to go with darker neutral colors so that I can change my decor items more easily without one over-powering color to dictate all of my other design choices.
Thanks for the question!
how much contrast can I put in a small one wall kitchen