January 1, 2013


Happy New Year Friends!

Let me first start by thanking your for your support in 2012. You’ve been there to celebrate with me all the great things that have happened in my life both personally and professionally. I swear 2012 made my head spin.

For those who don’t know, I spent most of 2012 pregnant with our 4th child and working harder than ever. Literally, I installed my last design job the day before I gave birth. I don’t mention this to be braggadocios, I just surprised myself.

For once in my life, I took the limits off of what I could do. I stopped telling myself why something wouldn’t work and instead I programmed my mind to be solution-based. Every problem I encountered this year opened up an opportunity for me to learn and become better. This way of thinking allowed me (and allows you) to be victorious in every outcome.

If you’ve followed my blog long enough you know that I am woman of FAITH and believe that through God all things are possible. I took a moment to look back over the year starting with this post entitled, “In 2012, Promise Me.”  In that post, I recounted my story from the very beginning only to emphasize the overall of theme of never giving up on your hopes and your dreams.

This year I’ve got some SUPER ambitious goals I will share in the upcoming weeks. What I’ve learned to be true is that in order to grow, you sometimes have to get others involved who also believe in your vision. I’ve been pretty much a one-woman show up until now but this year I will be collaborating with some brilliant individuals in the interior design field and various lifestyle brands.

For those who have been with me from the beginning, I know who you are and appreciate you more than you know! Those of you who I’ve met recently via in person, on twitter, facebook, instagram, or pinterest I look forward to getting to know you this year and establishing lasting relationships.

Thank you for supporting BluLabel Bungalow. It’s so much more than my life of design. BluLabel Bungalow is about designing life!

Cheers to you!

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, HGTV.com and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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6 Responses to “HAPPY NEW YEAR!”

  1. Niki McNeill Says:

    Happy New Year Erika! You never cease to amaze me :) Wishing you the best in 2013 and I hope to see you when I visit!


  2. nikki Says:

    Whoa!Installing the day before labor? Priceless. Happy New Year as well lady. Here’s to an amazing year for you, the family and the biz. Stay blessed.


  3. Lani Says:

    New follower here! Love your energetic inspiration for tackling this new year with vigor and faith! Can’t wait to learn more about your design concepts and talent!

    Stopping by from #SITSsharefest


  4. thedoseofreality Says:

    Stopping by from SITS Sharefest on Twitter. You are clearly a rock star…because seriously, working until the day before you have your 4th baby is AMAZING! :)


  5. LaTonya Says:

    Wishing you and your family the best in 2013. I look forward to reading about your goals for the year. Thank you for the inspiration. God bless.


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