Welcome to lovilee!

The lovilee blog is an multi-award winning WordPress blog filled with DIY ideas, free printables, home decor ideas and party themes to inspire. We also offer a lifestyle section and provide profile and expert advice articles on a regular basis. The blog is the creative outlet of blogger, Karen Kelly (kaRi), wifey and mommy by day and creative blogger by night, based in South Africa.

This is Me

Profile image of Kari owner of the lovilee blog by Hello Love Photography

I am a creative at heart that loves pretty things and sharing pretty things with others. Even thought I have a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from RAU (now UJ) and a background working in corporate, I have always loved to create. I am so privileged to be able to run lovilee and share what interests me with others. I believe that if you do what you love you will love what you do!

I had been contemplating starting a blog for a while before actually taking the leap. I was looking for a creative outlet where I could inspire others and share my ideas and finds with others. My own wedding involved lots of DIY’ing and our new home was a blank canvas for my decor ideas – The lovilee blog became a place where I shared these ideas and later the projects.

I’ve had so many great experiences in my blogging career and have met even more lovilees! I have a great family, friends, a team of guest bloggers and photographers that support me and make lovilee happen, without them I would not have come where I am today!

Thank you so much for sharing in my dreams!

PS: Thank you to Hello Love Photography for my amazing profile images!

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Awards

Press features

I am so proud of my blog and press features and wanted to share some with you. Here are just some of the mentions that we have had in print and on-line publications.

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Recommended by CapeTownInsider and part of the Top 30 SA Lifestyle blogs recommended by Feedspot.

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