Friday, May 30, 2014

Another Direction



In my blogging ecourse, I talk about how its so important to let your blog grow and change with you. A great blog is a reflection of a the person behind it- their ideas, inspirations, style, interests and loves.


I've been writing Va-Voom Vintage for 4 years and 5 months and it never strayed far from vintage fashion but I've been feeling a change coming for a long time. While I've thought about what I want to do next, I've been blogging less and less.
 

I haven't been wearing vintage much lately at all. I've been laying around in capris and Pj's tee shirts and spending way more of my day with my kids. I've been cooking from scratch, organizing the house, doing projects with my little ones and crafting for myself. I'm having fun and I'm spending less time on me and more time with my family. At first I thought, "Maybe my blogging days have come to an end?" But no, I love vintage and I love sharing things with all of you. I just need a change of pace.



Va-Voom Vintage will continue to be everything it was with the new addition of my favorite recipes, more beauty tutorials, more home decor, housewife tips, kids fun and craftiness. I'm happiest when I'm crafting so there will be much more of that.

My style is turning into something more practical and "real". I need clothes that I can wear while I play with the kids at at the park. I need a grocery store outfit without needing a full hour to get out the door. I don't wear 40s rayon while I hand wash 3 loads of dishes and scrub the toilet on a weekday and I want this blog to show you all a more real side of life as a vintage housewife and mom. Not only can you put together gorgeous vintage outfits but it can be something that suits your modern lifestyle too.


While Va-Voom Vintage originally began so I'd have something just for me, it has grown into an outlet to share all aspects of my life, not just what I wear.  I'll try to maintain the vintage theme but sometimes it'll just be more of my daily life and nothing vintage at all. Either way, this blog will be a more clear reflection of my life, my loves and myself. I hope that you all enojoy it!



I still have some projects that I need to finish before blogging returns to its regular schedule but I hope to be back to posting very soon.

 Thank you everyone for reading Va-Voom Vintage

18 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the new direction you are taking, I'm sure it'll continue to be amazing and inspiring.

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  2. I am so excited about the new direction of your blog! I know it will be amazing!

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  3. I know exactly what you mean. I started my blog for books and writing, but slowly it developed into a something of a vintage bookworm/history loving blog and I'm so glad I made that transformation. I haven't regretted it and now I look forward to blogging. :)

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  4. I think this sounds wonderful. As another vintage loving stay at home mom, I totally hear you, and think that sometimes blogs can reflect only the parts of us we think are good enough to share instead of who we really are or need to be at this time.
    Something that helps me is to sew more vintage for my daily wear as well as aprons. Aprons can protect a lot and a simple housedress sewn from cotton or capris with a t-shirt are way more practical than irreplaceble vintage items. I save my actual vintage for outings. There's a reason women used to wear jeans and housedresses and I don't think there's anything wrong with us doing the same. Having small children is only a season of our lives, but it's a season that will pass all too quickly and will not ever return. So do not feel guilty for spending more time with them, and I for one would enjoy learning how other vintage moms have found ways to make it work. And I love crafting, too !
    Sarah

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  5. Super excited to see the evolution of your blog. I love crafting almost as much as I love vintage so I am sure these changes in your blog will seem very natural. You seem to be honest, sweet and passionate about what you do. That has to count for something in this life. And it is your life and we are lucky people who get to be part of it through your blog. Thank you for your honesty and opening your journey up to us. Can't wait for this next chapter.

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  6. That sounds great to me! It can be so difficult in the vintage world to look around at bloggers that surely, surely don't wear 1940s rayon while doing the dishes, but..... they sure seem to..... And it all seems a bit unrealistic to me. I tried to live up to that "all vintage all the time" notion when I first began but quickly realized it's pretty impossible, because I don't live in 1943.
    I can't wait to see all the other "real" aspects of your life, and way to go on stepping out and doing what you feel is right for your blog!

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  7. Yayy! I love vintage, but yeah, a lot of my life with 3 kids under 3 is too 'practical' for it. So I am really looking forward to this!!

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  8. Looking forward to things you will share in the future .. SO happy you are spending time with your family, enjoying your kids [They grow up so quick.] love organizing ideas... Can't wait

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  9. Good for you! I love reading your housewifely tips. Actually [not to turn this about me, but...] my partner and I decided this spring that our apartment REALLY needed cleaning. As in, we needed to figure out how to become neat housekeepers. Well, I knew that you always had good advice, so I looked through all of your cleaning posts, and, thanks to your recommendation (and quite a few others on your pinspiration board!) my partner and I signed up for FlyLady's 31-day habit forming course and already our apartment looks better.

    So I for one, am looking forward to seeing how you manage your life so successfully, and hope to learn more! (Not to say that how to judge bakelite is not useful or unappreciated, but a healthy mix is the key to life!)

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  10. Aw hon, you don't wear 40's rayon to do dishes-you wear 70's polyester!

    You don't get those early years with the kids back (though I can't say I miss the potty training) and you don't owe anyone an explanation for how you choose to spend your time. They will have many years ahead of them where they won't want you within 500 yards, might as well enjoy the years when they still think their mother knows everything instead of, "Mother you just don't understand *anything*"

    I'm looking forward to crafts and cookery, and reading about the things that bring you happiness. That's what the best blogs are-a documentation and sharing of the things we feel enthusiastic about.

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  11. Candid, touching, wonderful post. Thank you for speaking from the heart to us about where your life, personal style, and priorities (blogging and otherwise) are at this point in time, dear Brittany. I've loved your blog since day one and am extremely happy to hear it will be sticking around. Change is good, so bring it on - I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for us in the coming weeks, months and beyond.

    Huge hugs & tons of understanding,
    ♥ Jessica

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  12. This is fabulous! And I greatly admire your honesty. I am always fully supportive of anyone who wants to go in any direction with their blog. After all, it is YOUR blog! And you can do whatever you want with it. Regardless of direction, your blog will continue to be an inspiration to people.

    As my mother always says, go forth and conquer!
    xoxo
    -Janey

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  13. You can't be pure and true everyday, except to who you really are. That's more important. Rock on, fellow mom!

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  14. Hello Brittany! I'm a blogger from Brazil and i'm in love with your wonderful site! I know what do you mean, i've been a blogger for a while and since i started i've been changing and now i feel more confortable with my new direction. I'm looking foward to see the new direction of your site and the things that you'll share with us. I'm sure, it will be amazing!

    XoXo, Priscilla!
    vintagepri.blogspot.com/

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  15. That is so great to hear, Brittany. Though I do not blog, I feel sea changes in my life and can understand the need for practicality and the "me" becoming "us". I appreciate that you will continue to charge-on with your blog, as I really have enjoyed reading it these last few years. You are a constant source of inspiration and resources for me- so thanks.

    Best to you and the fam
    Lexi

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  16. I've been reading your blog for a long time now (haven't commented much though). I always enjoy whatever you write about, and I'm sure your new "road" will be no different. Can't wait to see where you take us next!

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  17. Brittany, I haven't had the time to pop in and read for a little while, but I love the fresh change, it's great!

    And, thanks so much for the honesty in that you don't want to spend an hour getting ready to get out the door. Childless for another year or so, I am trying to fine tune this so that when the time does come, I too have my every day house kinda outfits.
    Will pop in from time to time to see how you're doing; thanks so much for your inspiring posts!
    x

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  18. Yes,yes,yes! Love wearing vintage but my everyday life is more yoga pants and t-shirts.

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