Hello! I am Rome, a cray-cray mom, moody wife and the creative crafter on Instagram and the stuttering voice (lol) behind Youtube! I'm a stay at home mom who decided to be her own boss in her own empire. x_x
I'm an avid DIY-er, turned creative plannerd after my first washi tape purchase for a supposedly DIY project which I failed to do as I kept the washis instead. Then on, I started gawking planner page after page after page on Instagram and followed one after the other for inspiration. I finally head dived in the creative planning community after my first Filofax purchase in October 2014 and the creativity (and hoarding) just begun!
*my firsts (dim) photo shares on IG*
In March 2015, I decided to open my virtual shop on Instagram named, @empressrome.2 to share my passion in making custom dividers, paper clips, other planner goodies and even planners.
Jumping to July 2015; I hurdled over my life challenges when I (with hubby and B) transferred to our new home without internet connection (#QueHorror) and no house help. I was left home with the baby and all the responsibilities that came along with it which temporarily pushed me out of the community I love. Two months later, in God's grace, things are slowly falling into place. I finally adjusted to my situation and had the internet installed (after weeks of weeks of waiting) thus was able to re-open my shop. I stopped selling planners and re-branded my shop as @planner.lookbook and focused on my handcrafted products.
*here's a very few of them*
Fast forward to July 2016 (a year later), in spite of the outpouring number of orders of planner goodies; I decided to stop accepting custom orders to focus on creating our planner kit; the Planner Lookbook Essentials, PLE. Due to handful of tasks (both on personal and shop), I decided to release the kits bi-monthly instead of the initially planned monthly release.
In early 2017 with overwhelming love and support from the creative planning community; I have sought extra hands to help me with the shop; that's when my hubby Paolo, cousin Cassie and our PR Team came into the picture hence the birth of EmpressRome.com.
Love & Fireworks,