8/14/2016

Summer-loving


SUMMER-LOVING



Summer is here and so is the heat! Being missing for a while makes me miss this blog and those times in the past. Sometimes I feel like racing with time. Not only does time fly, it also skips moments that I'd love to enjoy longer. I guess I can be positive enough and think, "It means I'm enjoying life." but when I'm not strong enough I am scared that I'm actually racing with time - and not being able to buy it back. This is the sole reason why I was offline for weeks, thinking I need to make use of this limited time rather than spending it online too much.

On the last weekend of July, we finally went camping (I didn't go last year because it was my first week of work) and I could say I missed the feeling of sleeping in a sleeping bag, in a tent, and waking up to noisy crows. I'm glad it wasn't raining and I'm glad we canoed most of the time. Moments like these won't probably repeat themselves, so I forced myself to take more pictures of our canoeing trips.

It is now the summer of 2016. My time in Canada is limited and running out. I can promise to stay strong and fight for my permanent residence, and hopefully the government would come up with a more effective options for us international students with working permit. Meanwhile I will always do my best and won't give up so easily - for I have earned everything I've had through hard work, sweat, blood and tears - and with God, I could achieve anything, Amen.

Don't forget to visit my instagram account and my blog shop where I mostly spend my online time ~ and stay in touch!

4/30/2016

Marble Blogger Template




MARBLE BLOGGER TEMPLATE + CLEARANCE SALE



Hello spring and hello May! New month means new blogger template and I'm excited to introduce my newest addition to Blogs & Lattes. Low and behold, the MARBLE.

Marble is a responsive blogger template with Masonry grid layout. This template also features sticky navigation bar, popular posts slider, share buttons and related posts. I am very grateful because this template had always been a dream until I received massive help from my cousin Hendrik, who figured out the JavaScript and jQuery codes and thus made my dream a reality.
Speaking of blogger templates, I have noticed a lot more blog shops open on Etsy - these shops offer much, much cheaper templates and so I believe somehow a small portion of this has affected my current sales.

Obviously, I do want this shop to keep going. Therefore, having a clearance sale seems to be an option. I would like to announce that my older templates are on clearance - more than 50% off their original price. Please check it out because the quantities are limited.

Lastly, I hope you guys are having a marvellous time with the weather - for I've waited too long to finally enjoy the double-digit Canadian weather.

Cheers!

4/10/2016

Ever & After Blogger Template | Free Download


EVER & AFTER TEMPLATE | FREE DOWNLOAD



As a designer, of course I always wish my designs will sell great. My wish is not too flowery. However, sometimes it's not always possible. I've designed dozens of templates on Blogs & Lattes, but some templates just won't sell until they are expired. I never end up renewing the templates that don't sell.

So what to do with those ones? Easy. I'll give it for free. Here is Ever & After, a responsive template with pink, feminine theme. You may download and use the template for your own blog, but there will be no technical support provided. The header font is not included. Fair is fair, right? 

If you would want me to install or tweak the template, please go to my shop and purchase "Template Installation" and/or "One Add-on". I will then be very happy to assist you. Please note that this template is not for sale. Geez, I despise people who just exploit others' creativity for money. So I beg you, do not sell this template, and do not remove the footer credit. 

By downloading the .xml file, you have therefore agreed to Blogs & Lattes' terms of conditions. Enjoy the template!


3/25/2016

Easter Weekend


How can it be that You were the one on the cross?
You died for me, lifted for my shame?
How can it be, the scars in Your hand are for me?


A clip of lyrics from Hillsong, it makes me think a lot about who I am and what it meant for Jesus to die for me. Most of the time during the Easter weekend, I would think that I am not worthy at all. Come one, look at me. I am just a human full of shame and sins ~ yet the Lord still redeems me over and over again.

Here's to another year of celebrating God's grace, love and mercy. I really hope Jesus didn't die in vain. I do hope we humans are worth it ~ even after all the sins, the tragedies and mistrust amongst us.

Happy Easter! 

3/13/2016

Wunderkind Blogger Template




The good thing about managing a design shop is the opportunity to expand your creativity. You'll always learn new things and be open to every possibility. Looking back, I used to have a zero-level knowledge in blog design. It's kind of amazing how I've got this far ... so I would like to say thank you to those who have supported me since the very beginning. I shall never stop learning and creating :)

Introducing WUNDERKIND, the newest addition to Blogs & Lattes. I'm glad to say that this template refreshed me a lot. Wunderkind features a popular posts slider with a description box that is easily customizable through the template editor. Not to mention all parts of the template are customizable the same way to create a unique style but same interface for potential buyers.

I am looking forward to create more and more templates in the future. I hope I'll never lose my interest in designing, as I've had so much fun since the beginning.

Please check out my store and I'll see you there :) Have a great weekend.