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Saturday Featured Blog | C’est La Vie

Welcome to Simply Stacie’s Saturday Featured Blog

Today I would like to welcome Lyra from C’est La Vie. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

Hi there! I am a happily-married housewife, small business owner and community volunteer. Three years ago I left the monotony and frustration of working as a Product Manager for a large corporate Telecom firm, in favor of pursuing my dream of volunteer social work for my local Spanish community, as well as my passion for interior décor and event planning. I gave up a lucrative, but unsatisfactory career, in favor of a life-style that is rich in blessings and satisfaction, albeit considerably less in terms of pay. I started my business, C’est La Vie officially one year ago, I offer decorating, event design and photography services. Aside from my affinity for design and photography, I have incurable wanderlust and had the opportunity to travel to many awe-inspiring places all over the world. Observing the way many different cultures interpret and utilize color, textures, textiles and design, has influenced my own design philosophy that a beautiful space can be attained on any budget.

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog C’est La Vie, is a place for me to share the client Interior Decor and Event Design (party planning) projects I work on. I also share the DIY projects I implement into my own home, which I lovingly call Chateau C’est La Vie, as well as the Fine Art Photography Galleries inspired by pictures I have taken all over the Globe. I also share what inspires me as a decorator and photographer, a place for to share beautiful things that will brighten anybody’s day:)

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for about a year.

How did you get started?

I established local clientel with friends and family to build my portfolio, relying solely on word of mouth to begin with. I then decided to expand my services to the internet community via my E-decorating services, which coincidentally has become one our most popular services.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

Fine Art Photography Prints for every decor aesthetic.

Interior Decor Services, both in person and over the internet.

Event Design and Party Planning services both in person and over the internet.

Answer Design Dillemas

Provide Brand Identity and Style Services as well.

What was your favourite giveaway?

My first year anniversary giveaway (happened to be my first giveaway) 5 fine art photography prints I had taken in distinct parts of the Globle, and my own personal favorites.

Who does your blog appeal to?

Anyone who appreciates good design. However, I’d say the largest demographic of readers are female, from the age of 25-45, who are always looking for methods to beautify and enhance their spaces.

What direction do you see your blog going in the future?

I’d like to continue gaining more readers and exposure. I plan on continuing to offer interesting and diverse content and products. I’d like to gear my blog to the needs and desires of my readers, offering advice they can find useful and products that can improve their life-style, you’d be surprised how a fresh coat of paint in the right color can transform not only a room, but more importantly, a mood:)

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?

Attaining regular readership.

What do you love about blogging?

The ability to express my ideas, concepts, pictures and share with virtually anyone that has access to the computer. It is amazing the kind of networking opportunities and business relationships that can be established through this social media.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Some of the technicalities using blogger can sometimes be frustrating. I’d like easier tools for uploading multiple pictures, more editing options. etc.

Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?

Make sure to read the rules carefully and follow all the instructions to tee. Check back often to find out who has won. Newbie bloggers I highly suggest utilizing the networking features of opportunities such as: blog-hops, link-love parties, etc. Become a follower, leave a comment and let the person know you’ve actually browsed their blog and takent the time to get to know more about them, as you would hope they do with your blog:)

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

So many out there, it’s really hard to narrow them down. I’d say I am a huge fan of blogs such as:

Apartment Therapy

Design Sponge

High-Heeled Foot in the Door…

to name a few


Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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