Interview: Caley from the Ellie Love Blog

I absolutely love Caley’s blog, its light and tasteful and very informative. Caley is a mom of three gorgeous little girls, who has a party planning business and blogs as well. If you are looking for inspiration on home decor and parties then Ellie Love Blog is definitely the blog you should be reading. Her home is stunning and so modern but that’s not all she writes about, she dabbles into lifestyle, recipes, mommy issues and parenting too. I also had the opportunity to do a Secret Santa with Caley and a few other beautiful ladies. It really was so much fun to do. If you are interested in what Caley has to say then please keep on reading.

What made you decide to start blogging? I started blogging to create an online space for myself. A way to express myself and record our lives. My own online diary and scrapbook.

Describe your blog? My blog is a lifestyle blog that includes the happenings of my life at the time – parenting, events, holidays and real life issues.

What is your inspiration in life, style, work, hobbies? Jesus is my inspiraton for life – I live each day in His Godly wonder. I am inspired by Emily Ley and Lara Casey to be intentional women, wives, mothers and business women. I am inspired by The TomKat Studio and Monika Hobbies when planning and designing parties and events.

When you are not blogging, what do you do? I am a full time mom to three precious girls and I run a small party design business, LuluPop.

What’s on your wish list for summer/Christmas/Special occasions/or just for the next few months? Special quality time with my family – a good break to enjoy the sunshine, swimming, beaches, and festive fun with family and friends. And the excitement of Christmas with our girls.

What do you splurge on? I splurge on pamper sessions for myself as my favourite me-time, clothes for my girls and fun things to host parties.

What are you reading right now? Cultivate What Matters by Lara Casey

Who is your favourite local celebrity? Minki van der Westhuizen. I have always seen Minki as a naturally beautiful woman, inside and out and now an awesome Mom too.

What is your favourite make up brand? MAC and Benefit

What is your top five must have products? Dermalogica pre-cleanse, Benefit Blusher Bronzer, Blend Smart make up brush, Clarins Gloss and Abercrombie perfume.

Define your style? Laid back and casual – it has to be for a mom on the go.

What makes you happy? Life, Jesus, my husband and daughters, making friends smile, the sunshine, a good pamper and Woolworth’s chuckles.

How do you define success? Success is the feeling of joy and being content in yourself and seeing it in those around you. I feel I am a successful wife and mom when my husband and children are happy and feel loved. I feel I am a successful blogger when readers can relate to a post and be inspired by my words. I feel I am a successful business woman when my clients are happy and filled with joy at their parties.

Any tips for anyone who wants to start a blog? Do it! There is no pre-requisite for a blog just get going. Find a blog domain and design and get writing – being genuine and real is what a makes a blog successful. Connect and reach out to other bloggers and form great relationships and friendships. You won’t regret it!

 

Social media names and links below:

Instagram: @cjrosenberg

Facebook: EllieLoveBlog

Twitter: Cals_Rosie

Blog: www.ellieloveblog.co.za

Youtube Channel:  None

Until next time

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