I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking why I started Champagne In Church ..but also.. WHERE it came from.
I get it, I’m nosey too. I want all the details. Who, what, when, where, & why. ALWAYS. A serious blessing and curse all at the same time. It’s questions, questions, questions.. until I get down to the very last detail. The damn nitty gritty. Just call me Nancy Drew. (I can see BA rolling his eyes as he reads this.. poor thing. HA.)
But I’m fully on your side for this one – ask away. I’m never offended by questions or concerns. I actually love them.
SO, for the minds that are wondering about CIC.. happy reading!
First of all – starting a blog in today’s world is, um.. difficult. There are a lot of people who don’t really.. get it? WHICH IS FINE. I totally understand. I mean, I only really got blogs because I was constantly reading them.
A huge speculation about blogs that I’ve noticed is people thinking it’s someone who is just twiddling their thumbs & sharing their life because they think they’re cool.
No, no, and no.
I’m a blogger and I don’t think I’m cool. Let’s be serious. I’m just very honest, real, and open. I’m not Beyoncé & well, obviously.. never will be.
And as nice as it would be to be twirling my hair around my finger while someone just takes pictures of me all day long, that’s not how it is. I actually put in some serious time & effort to make this blog exactly how I want it, and.. exactly how I want you to feel when you come to it.
Simply put – I’m your average girl who is ALL ABOUT digging deep into things and finding out more, while also being crazy interested in trying new things.
Health & wellness SPEAKS to me.
Being a hygienist, I’m around different people all day long. I’m talking to a new patient every hour, so I found myself really learning from them.. and them learning from me. I was always going home with notes in my phone about the most random, HELPFUL tips that they were suggesting to me.
& honestly, I still get so ass-deep into conversations about like, apple cider vinegar.. or why I use charcoal on my armpits (it works, I swear).. or ‘fake it ’till you make it’ 2 second recipes.. that sometimes I forget I’m there to be a saving smiles. HA.
So I figured – why the hell not share these dirty deets? Why not make a platform where the people that I’m not seeing throughout my day could ALSO join the conversation? Where I could not only give advice, but get it in return.
This blog is NOT just me. Not at all. It’s me, plus my readers. You.
I’ll give you 4 keywords that I wanted to represent CIC when I was creating it:
REAL, RAW, PURE, & BALANCE.
+ REALNESS. Always. I will never, ever discuss something I’m not truly passionate about. A perfect example is the moon juice is not just a fad post. I’m talking about things I absolutely love & think you should know about. Not just because they are in pretty containers and have a cute name.. but because they could benefit you in some way. I’ve developed some serious, real relationships with some of my patients & that’s when I’ve felt the most honest tips & advice come out. I wanted the same for CIC.
+ RAWNESS. This is so rare, right? You don’t find rawness much in this world and I wanted people to be able to come to the platform I created and feel completely raw and unguarded.
Like, it’s ok to talk about your camel toe. We can fix this.
+ PURENESS. I envisioned it as a spot where woman (or men!) actually felt the pureness when they read. I just saw them.. feeling pure, themselves. Authentic & inspired.
+ BALANCE. The name says it all. Eat kale when you need it and drink champagne when you want it. Just.. keep it balanced. ALWAYS.
I had the idea in my head, I could see it. Literally.
I would talk (and talk, and talk..) about it to BA nonstop. How I wanted it, how I saw it, the vibe I wanted it to give off, everything.
We sat outside in Charlestown, MA at one of our favorite restaurants one day, ordered salads with a side of french fries (because.. balance), sipped Rosé, and set up my blog. Champagne In Church.
I knew that I wanted my readers to feel leaving refreshed.
Like they just got a breath of fresh air.. about the realest shit.
For me, I felt when it was the right time to start because my Nancy Drew side came out (like, where’s my detective magnifying glass?) and I could answer all of her questions: who, what, when, where, and why PLUS more. Every damn detail. OKAAAY crazy, right? That’s fine. I am kind of psycho. I just knew what I wanted, why I wanted it, etc. It wasn’t an idea for shits and giggles. I had a full on plan, and I still do. And I hope my readers continuously and constantly feel the vibes that CIC was created with.
& of course, thank YOU for reading and relating. You rock.
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