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kumusta magagandang! Hello beautiful! I have a very important message for you today. When was the last time you thought about…

Just kidding! Had you worried for a moment there, didn’t I? πŸ˜‰ I’m really here to tell you some exciting news. Have you ever wished you could do something, but it never seemed to be anything more than just an idea? For as long as I can remember I’ve dreamed about illustration and graphic design. It seems every spare moment I have, I’m buried neck deep in artistic books, doodling and spending hours on Photoshop. I’ve been known to wake up in the middle of the night *cough* 3am *cough* to sneak in a little creative brain-storming. Aye. I know. Don’t tell anyone.

So of course it makes a lot of sense that I should just stop thinking about ideas and start doing. And what am I doing exactly? Well that would be starting my own design business! Break out the party streamers and cat shaped balloons!! I haven’t a logo, design concept, or business card to my name yet, but IT IS official. I do have a name picked out, but all will be revealed in good time my dear. This is happening, like me finding a chocolate cake in the fridge. I might soon be making all your design or blog dreams a reality with my other-worldly mouse-wielding skills, and ninja-like reflexes.

I. Cannot. Wait.

You may or may not have noticed in the past few months I’ve made some small creative changes to Beautiful Kayekie. I redesigned my About & PR page and had a lot of fun working with hand lettering using watercolours. I’ve also coded my menu pages into an image gallery style (like here), and added a few splashes of colour here and there – just like my social media icons. It’s been a lot of fun! And perhaps soon ill be giving your ideas the magic touch, are you excited too?

That’s it for now, so I hope you guys are all doing fabulously, and that the coming week brings your plenty of laughs, love and that perhaps your dreams come true! Why not do what you’ve always wanted to do – now. πŸ˜€

beautiful kayekie new graphic design business

Today will be too late tomorrow, so follow your dreams. Watch this space…

70 Comments on Following My Dreams – Today Will Be Too Late Tomorrow

  1. bellezakisses
    August 11, 2013 at 12:04 am (4 years ago)

    Yay for you!!! How exciting!

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    • bellezakisses
      August 11, 2013 at 12:07 am (4 years ago)

      How cool is that image gallery!!!! I love it!

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      • Beautiful Kayekie
        August 11, 2013 at 3:59 am (4 years ago)

        I agree, it looks very cool! I think it’s a great way to display post archives πŸ˜€

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 11, 2013 at 4:00 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you so very much!!, it’s so exciting! πŸ˜€

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 11, 2013 at 5:40 am (4 years ago)

      Aww thank you kindly! You are too sweet πŸ˜€

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  2. abigail
    August 11, 2013 at 5:26 am (4 years ago)

    Awesome news, congrats! I can’t wait to see how it goes πŸ™‚ Best of luck!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 11, 2013 at 5:40 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you Abigail! I can’t wait to get started πŸ˜€

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  3. Mammu
    August 11, 2013 at 5:49 am (4 years ago)

    That’s amazing and exciting news! You are such an inspiration to me, a proof that it’s never too late – even if you have a bunch of kids at home! πŸ˜€ I haven’t quite yet ,figured out my dreams but you show that with hard work anything is possible! I’m so happy for you!!!!!; <3<3<3

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 11, 2013 at 6:07 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you! And you are so right, even with kids, or even if you work and dont have time for much, you can still do what you want to! Life’s much better when you do what makes you happy, dont you think? πŸ˜€

      Hope you and your family are well! xx

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  4. Amy (Bubbles and Blush)
    August 11, 2013 at 8:10 am (4 years ago)

    Oh that’s fantastic, good for you – life is much more enjoyable if you can do what you love πŸ™‚ all the best and I look forward to hearing more as you get started x

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 11, 2013 at 8:39 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much and I couldn’t agree more. It’s funny how things in life fall into place simply by doing the things you love – big or small. I look forward to updating things as they come along, even if it is slowly πŸ˜€

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  5. satine89
    August 11, 2013 at 8:17 am (4 years ago)

    So excited for you, sweetie!!! Good luck! πŸ˜€

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  6. Donah @ SweetJellyBean
    August 11, 2013 at 10:22 am (4 years ago)

    Hey Kaye! So happy to hear about you making your dreams into reality. I love your work (but you know that already πŸ˜‰ ) and I’m glad that you are taking the step. You have all my support. In fact, why don’t you join us at self-hosting? hehe, the possibilities are endless over here. All the best! (and did you just write Tagalog here?? ^^) x Donah

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha yes! I snuck some Tagalog in there! Truth be told I only speak very very little. I wish I’d learnt more growing up (I have a stack of Tagalog books which I’ve never used). Thanks for your support, I can’t wait to share more as I get things moving. I am DEFINITELY coming over to the self hosting side lol! I’m going to have to pick your brain very soon, I might need a little help doing it πŸ™‚

      Hope you and your beautiful family as well!!! <3 <3

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  7. Tine
    August 11, 2013 at 11:44 am (4 years ago)

    Amazing news, Kaye! You’re so talented in design and I’m so glad you’ve decided to do this. Can’t wait to hear more about it. All the best. I know you’ll rock it πŸ˜‰

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm (4 years ago)

      Aww Tine!! Thank you so much, that is so awesome of you! As always, I have to give you credit, your and your blog is my inspiration! πŸ˜€

      I really hope your feeling better!! Shoo! Go away man-flu! <3 <3

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  8. claire
    August 11, 2013 at 1:42 pm (4 years ago)

    amazing! and wow, those pictures are gorgeous! especially the last one, beautiful! πŸ™‚ xxx

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Claire! I did an art class last semester and had so much fun learning painting, it pushed me to try more mediums like waterpaint πŸ™‚

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  9. Rosana
    August 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Hey! I am excited and glad to hear this news! I studied drawing as a child and Visual Communication Design at the University when I was younger, and always admire creative people like you, to which ideas are born fluently, effortlessly I call … natural talent, perhaps vocation … I was never that way, it takes me a long time, because, although I have good ideas is difficult to translate them , plus I fight a lot with design software and photo editing (illustrator hello friend! Greetings to your cousin Photoshop!) It will be because I had to learn to use them to force in the Uni? … And I was never very skilled with them … well whatever! I send you all my support and wish you success in your new venture … I’ll be admiring you from here! Kisses from Argentina Rosana <3

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Rosana! You are my hero, I wish I’d been smart enough to study art when I was younger, I often feel like I wasted so much time. I think it is amazing you persevere with it even if you have difficulties, it makes you so much more dedicated in my eyes! I actually studied an art class last semester and learnt so much. It was so eye opening to really study it, not just assume painting is painting.

      You made me laugh at your photoshop/illustrator comment, want to know something really funny? My husband bought me photoshop as a gift, I’d wanted to use it for so long. But the first month I had it, I HATED it, haha!! I struggled so much with understanding it, I though ‘photoshop is stupid’. You are definitely not alone!

      Thanks so much for commenting! Sending love back to Argentina <3

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  10. Brandie Sellers
    August 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Yay! Congratulations!
    Also, have you made your way over to the big U.S. of A yet?

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Brandie! Not just yet, we will be leaving at the beginning of December. It’s a few months away, and I can’t decide whether time is flying or slowing down lol! It seems like both. We have lots to prepare for the kids so I feel like time is running out, but at the same time I want to go NOW. Thanks for stopping by beautiful!! <3

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  11. Natalie
    August 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh, this sounds fun! I hope your business will be super successfull! (:
    Congratulations!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 15, 2013 at 1:05 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you Natalie! I appreciate your support!!! <3

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  12. Sarah
    August 12, 2013 at 11:49 pm (4 years ago)

    You are so talented, I’m sure you’ll do great! Best of luck!!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 15, 2013 at 1:05 am (4 years ago)

      Well shucks I’m so flattered you think so! Thanks for the support!!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 15, 2013 at 1:06 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you Caity! How is San Fran/sac town treating you? I hope all is well!! xx

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  13. crazyspeedylove
    August 13, 2013 at 12:25 am (4 years ago)

    {www.crazyspeedylove.com}
    So excited for you….look forward to hearing about it along the way…including your name! I am intrigued to know!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 15, 2013 at 1:08 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you my dear! I’ve decided to name it after my daughter! I originally had it based on my amazing mothers name, but that didnt come up well in google search lol! Can’t wait to share soon! xx

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  14. Casey Lindberg-Coghill
    August 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! My dad has been a graphic designer since he was in his early 20s, and it has been so crazy to watch the field develop over the years. He has never once regretted choosing it as his field. I can tell even just from taking a quick glance at your blog that you have the talent and creativity to make it!

    http://veggiesandglitter.com

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 15, 2013 at 1:10 am (4 years ago)

      Well then, your dad is my hero!! πŸ˜€

      The fact he still loves it proves how awesome a profession it is, you can’t go wrong with following your creative dreams! Thank you for the kind words, take care!! xx

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      • Casey Lindberg-Coghill
        August 15, 2013 at 1:24 am (4 years ago)

        Absolutely! He has definitely had to work his way up, but he’s happy and has an outlet for his creativity, making it entirely worth it. πŸ™‚

  15. Kumiko Mae
    August 14, 2013 at 12:58 am (4 years ago)

    I’ve always dreamed of having my own graphic design business too! GREAT JOB!

    GIG
    Kumiko Mae

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 15, 2013 at 1:12 am (4 years ago)

      You totally should Kumiko! I know you would be amazing! Your passion is there, your heart and mind will do the rest πŸ™‚

      If you do ever decide to do it, please share! I’d love to show my support <3

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  16. Alia
    August 14, 2013 at 2:22 am (4 years ago)

    Congratulations! What a big step! Can’t wait to hear more about your new venture!

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  17. Mrs. Gaeul
    August 14, 2013 at 4:17 am (4 years ago)

    This is great news dear! I’ve always loved your blog design and your tutorials have always been helpful for me. I can’t wait to see what you do!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 15, 2013 at 1:13 am (4 years ago)

      That’s so sweet of you. I’ve enjoyed, no, LOVED, creating creative tutorials and plan to do many more <3 xx

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  18. Maxinne Marie
    August 14, 2013 at 5:33 am (4 years ago)

    Awesome! I love your blog’s graphics and designs, quite lovely and organized. Congrats and good luck! Looking forward to see more of your creations.

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 15, 2013 at 1:15 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Kallen! Thanks for stopping by! I will visit very soon <3

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  19. Tianna
    August 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm (4 years ago)

    congrats! So cool πŸ™‚ You rock at graphics too so it’s perfect for you πŸ™‚

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  20. Beautiful Kayekie
    August 15, 2013 at 1:00 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you Claire! I’m glad you like them, I’ve been working on watercolour painting and its a lot of fun <3

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  21. Sana Sadiq
    August 15, 2013 at 9:14 am (4 years ago)

    You are such an artist girl <3 Congrats xx

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  22. We Share Beauty
    August 17, 2013 at 11:54 am (4 years ago)

    I really love the layout of your blog….watercolors are my favorite too! and the fact that you put so much effort to make such a beautiful blog yet still reader friendly, shows your what kind of person you are…yes, I judge a person by his/her blog hahaha

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 19, 2013 at 12:03 am (4 years ago)

      Hahaha, well thank you for the compliment! It makes me smile to know you like the layout and design.

      Watercolours are so cool! It’s funny how a simple childhood thing like water painting has become so huge! πŸ™‚

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  23. Cynthia Renard (@CynthiaRenard)
    August 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Hello beautiful! Goodness! I’m so happy to finally stumbled (again!) on your blog! I have discovered your blog way back, but missed it out. This time I won’t let myself miss a thing, I’ll follow you on bloglovin!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 19, 2013 at 12:04 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Cynthia! Thank you for the follow, I’m glad you liked the site enough to want to keep up. Hope you are having a great day!! <3

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  24. genzelkisses
    August 18, 2013 at 2:25 am (4 years ago)

    Congrats and great news here! Loving your blog! you’re so creative. Following you on Bloglovin so I won’t miss your post πŸ™‚

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 19, 2013 at 12:04 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you my dear, that is so awesome of you! <3

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  25. Kajsa Josephine
    August 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm (4 years ago)

    I am all for following your dream! Sacrifices needs to be made, but in the end it really worth doing. Crossing my fingers for you πŸ™‚

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 24, 2013 at 1:11 am (4 years ago)

      Oh! Thank you so much!! I’m honoured you thought of me, you are awesome πŸ˜‰

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  26. Emma @ Manicurity
    August 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm (4 years ago)

    How incredibly exciting!! I love the last graphic you made in this post, full of creamy texture! So cool!!

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  27. Cindy Tong
    August 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm (4 years ago)

    wow i love all ur drawing..wonder how much it cost to hire you to draw for my blog header? drop me a email at cindytong86@gmail.com

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 24, 2013 at 1:08 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you Cindy! I sent you an email, can’t wait to hear your ideas πŸ™‚

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  28. Somdyuti D. Ray
    August 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm (4 years ago)

    Your blog is definitely looking much much more gorgeous. I desperately need some help with my blog design hahaha.. But I’m pretty much out-of-budget LOL. I’m sure your design will be a huge success. I have a few things in my mind too and I think it’s time to put them into action. Haha I’ve been making some silly excuses always.. πŸ˜€

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 24, 2013 at 1:07 am (4 years ago)

      That is how we all are at the best of times, so don’t worry! πŸ™‚

      I know your design ideas would be just amazing, good luck with your blog! <3

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  29. Moi Contre Le Vie
    August 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations on following your dream – What an amazing step to take. I adore your designs so I’m sure you’re going to do great. <3

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  30. manchesterflickchick
    September 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Your blog and all of your images are so beautiful, I think you will be fantastic at this!

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