Hello 2016 :) I’m honestly not very passionate about celebrating or going out on New Years Eve, so we just had a relaxed and cozy evening watching a Japanese cartoon movie (“My Neighbor Totoro”) and eating some yummy food. But I like about the start of a new year that it’s also a good time to reflect a little bit about the old year and your plans for the new one.

A lot was going on in our year 2015 and it seems to us, as if time has just flown by. In the first half of the year, we were quite busy with our move from Germany to New Zealand. Now we feel already pretty settled in our new home and appreciate the quieter time. We know how lucky it is, that we were able to just take our work with us and it feels good to have our little Elmastudio as something stable in our life. Therefore not much has actually changed in our normal, every day routine and we are actually very happy and thankful for that. In the second half of the year everything settled down a bit. We enjoyed getting our apartment ready and starting a little veggie garden, but we mostly concentrated on our work at Elmastudio.

We are also proud that we were able to release a number of new, beautiful WordPress themes in 2015. It was important for us to create themes for different uses (e.g. Magazine, Portfolio or eCommerce themes), so we hope there is something for everyone. We had a great time creating our themes and at the moment we are still working on a new WooCommerce shop theme that will hopefully be ready in the next week.

Creating WordPress themes brings still so much joy for us and we are super thankful for that, since we know you can’t take for granted to like your job so much, especially not over a longer period of time. But we also want to take on new challenges in 2016, we definitely want to write more blog posts and also take on some other already much too long planed projects.

If you have ideas or inspirations for new Elmastudio blog posts, we would love to hear them. Also if you have other suggestions or ideas for improvements at Elmastudio, please just write us, we would love to hear from you.

Now we want to wish you a relaxed first day in the new year and of course tons of energy and motivation to accomplish everything that you want to do in the new year.

Thanks so much for all your support!
Happy New Year,
Ellen & Manuel