Squarespace Template Showcase: Kaptivating Thoughts
Kelly is motivating women to lead their most fulfilling, goal-crushing and self-loving lives possible through her incredible business Kaptivating Thoughts.
She focuses on creating blog posts to inspire, educate and motivate ambitious women to design their lives the way they want, and live life to their fullest potential (can I say #girlboss!?)
Kelly used our Lacy Template for her new web design. The Lacy template works perfectly for this website as it it was built for websites with lots of content, which is something Kaptivating Thoughts definitely has!
Check out her LIVE website by clicking the button and see what she had to say about the whole process below!
What do you do/what is your business?: Kaptivating Thoughts is a wellness and goal-setting blog created to help ambitious women design a life that motivates and inspires them!
What or who inspires you the most?: I am inspired by TONS of people it's crazy! Pretty much anyone with a creative mind gets me going. I could spend hours stalking gorgeous web designs (like yours!), calligraphers (like Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes), and the motivation gurus like Marie Forleo and Gabby Bernstein! All of these people motivate me to hone in on my own skills and talents and fearlessly share them with the world - and I think that's the most important and inspiring thing each of us can do.
What template did you purchase?: LACY!
Why did you choose that particular template?: Because I laid eyes on it and instantly fell in love! Everything from the colors to the fonts to the layout itself just spoke to me. It's overflowing with personality, but it's also very relaxing to look at. As a goal and wellness blogger, that's exactly what I was always trying to achieve, but could never do on my own - finding the perfect balance of showing myself through my branding, while still keeping the design classic and calming.
Why did you want a new website?: In the past, I could never justify spending money to purchase a template because I never came across one that truly portrayed my messaging and felt like it was right for my brand - so I always just created my own site design. Because I'm (obviously!) not a web designer, though, I was never 100% happy with how it turned out. It was always missing that 'something' and it just didn't stand out. I would redesign every few months when I got tired of my site and after a while, it became exhausting! The whole process felt like an on-going cycle of stress and burnout!
Why did you choose to purchase one of my templates, rather than a competitors?: The design itself is obviously amazing but I also love the fact that this came with step-by-step instructions on how to install it and then really make it my own. This eliminated any hesitations or concerns because I knew that I'd be saving time and energy that would've been wasted had I just been handed the design and had to figure it out on my own. The pricing is also incredible!
How did you feel before you created your new website?: I felt underwhelmed with my site and overwhelmed by everything that went into blogging aside from the actual writing - including branding and design - which is clearly not a good combo! I think since I was always pretty unimpressed by my site, I didn't feel as motivated to put my all into it.
How do you feel now that you have launched your new site?: I feel so inspired and motivated to make the most of it! Most importantly, I'm excited to know that I no longer have to worry about getting tired of my website design in a few months. This alone will remove so much stress and allow me to focus on growing my business.
How do you think your business is going to benefit from your new website?: Aside from being SO proud to show my website off, I have a pretty strong feeling that a few benefits will come from the new design including increased traffic and growing my audience. Believe it or not, this template has actually helped me hone in on my personal messaging (I was inspired to revamp my 'about' page and mission statement during this process) and I know that will translate to many aspects of my business. My audience will now have a clearer look at who I am and what I offer!
How did you find the whole Squarespace Template process from purchase to launch?: The process was so simple! Everything from fonts to demo images is provided, as well as super in-depth instructions and videos, making the whole process a breeze. I was able to complete the entire process in three days (working on it only for a few hours each night after my 9-5!) which was incredible!
What's your fav series on Netflix right now?: HAHA I love this! Reign will always be my fave, but I also love The Carrie Diaries (about a young Carrie before Sex & The City!) and my guilty pleasure is baking shows... currently Sugar Rush!