Blog and Logo Redesign

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I have a spanking new logo and my blog has a new design! Since the beginning of the New Year I have been itching for a new look in my home, and on my online home (here on this blog). I am so excited how it all turned out and wanted to give you a bit of background on the inspiration.

When it came to re-designing my blog and logo I wanted something that was representative of me. You might have remembered that I traveled over the summer to Oaxaca, and one of the things I really wanted to purchase while there was a wood carved Corazón de Milagros, a sacred heart. Everywhere I turned I would see another corazón and I knew I needed one in my home and a part of my logo.

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Corazón is the Spanish word for heart, and milagros is Spanish for miracles. The tiny charms on these hearts are generally used to thank or request religious help for a specific problem and these hearts are always one of a kind.

The shape of these charms symbolizes a “miracle” — for example if somebody is praying for their leg to be healed, you find a milagro that includes a charm of a leg.

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Do you believe in signs? I believe there are signs everywhere. Before my trip to Oaxaca I went to my annual eye appointment and my eye doctor diagnosed me with glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. I am not going to dwell on it, and I’m sure I will be perfectly fine, because now that I have been diagnosed I can be treated before long-term visual loss occurs.

When I saw this logo designed by Lindsay with Purr Design I knew this symbol was the perfect representation of me.

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First of all, the heart is turquoise, which is my favorite color.

The vibrant colors remind me of Mexico.

The heart symbolizes the amor I have for my grandma who will always be in my heart.

The designs inside the heart remind me of a face and eyes.

And the flame above the heart is symbolic of inspiration, transformation, and passion.

Never, did I tell Lindsay about my glaucoma, but once I saw the logo she designed, I knew this logo had to be mine.

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Soon after Lindsay designed the logo my family and I went to Durango, Colorado for a short family vacation. While there I found a beautiful Mexican artisan shop and I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw this corazón de milagros with a charm of eyes. It looks just like my logo! Just another sign that I was on the right path.

Now when I see this logo I am constantly reminded to pray for my sight as well as the vision I have for my path through this thing called life (ok, don’t get me started signing Prince songs.)

Lindsay did an amazing job designing my logo and blog. Thank you Lindsay!

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I also want to thank Cristina from Cristina Navarro Photography. I love her ethereal photography style. Cristina and I became Facebook friends years ago and I was thrilled that she was available to take headshots of me while in my hometown of El Paso. She captured everything I love about El Paso — adobe walls, old doors, nopales, desert sunsets, and the Virgen de Guadalupe. These photos were the inspiration for the overall blog redesign.

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And special thanks to Alicia from @AliciasDelicias who literally brought my logo to life with these beautiful hand painted sugar cookies.

I’d love to hear from you. Do you constantly see some a symbol giving you some type of sign?

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