September 14, 2011

Welcome to my newly designed little home.


Last night Dana from Designs by Dana (and soon The Vintage Pear) and I stayed up till unholy hours trying to make this look pretty. She did most of the work of course. And the making of the prettiness. Because she’s a genius and super talented.

Friends, I am in love with my blog. IN LOVE. Like, she uploaded it and my head just exploded right off my shoulders. Clean off. Thank goodness I seem to regrow them quickly, eh? <—That’s my inner Canadian jumping out.

Anyway, here’s what’s behind the change and things to come:

  • The blog changes will make it so that you can easily comment from your phone (AND THE HEAVENS REJOICED). Thank goodness because it was impossible before.
  • My site should load faster pretty much everywhere.
  • I will not be doing a second blog. I started it, and it was too much. I don’t have the time to handle another one. Hence the blog overhaul here.
  • I will be incorporating more into this one, but as I have before, it will remain my place to emotionally vomit. So some days I may do a giveaway in the morning and a “I burned down my house because I’m sad” post that afternoon. Nothing will change that.
  • Lots of new pages. I am cleaning them up, putting in new fun things. Some are just there temporarily. The top header line (auburn color) is the blog stuff I have always had with updates from time to time. The bottom border (plum) is all the stuff my new blog was going to have.
  • Recipes and things like that will be updated frequently. The bottom border has drop down menus (soon) to further categorize things (vegetarian, crockpot, etc.)
  • I’m doing Book Reviews! I’ll be doing them as I finish up the one I’m on. As you saw by the last review, it’s my honest opinion whether I got paid or not.

As the week goes on, I’ll be adding back in the widgets in the sidebars, making things neat and pretty again. If you see something amiss on your browser/phone/tablet – please let me know. The only reason I knew about people having trouble commenting off their phones was because you all told me. So it’s very helpful and appreciated when you say, “This doesn’t work/this looks funny.” Keep in mind that there are kinks to be worked out so things probably will look a tad off kilter as I add and delete.

Lots of fun, mind blowing changes and things to come! As always, the easiest way to find me is either on Facebook or Twitter if you want to chat or keep updated.

I hope you love it too! If you have a button of mine – there is an updated one in the right corner. This is one of Dana’s first WordPress designs/installs so be sure to leave her a virtual hug below.



  • Jen

    September 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Love it! It is so fresh and so clean (you’re welcome for having that song in your heard now).

  • Rusti

    September 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I think it looks great – I love all the new pages! I’m wondering though – are you still going to be posting the posts you were posting on your second blog, over here? or are they vanishing? just wondering… I haven’t checked it lately, and was wondering what was going on with that stuff… anyway – FAB new look – so glad your head grew back after it exploded 🙂

    1. Diana

      September 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

      That one will stay where it is for a while. It’s a blog strictly for the subject that I don’t want to make public quite yet. 🙂

  • TheNextMartha

    September 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    So pretty. Great job.

  • Suz @ Suz’s Treats

    September 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    The new look is awesome! Great job to you both. Keep up the good work!

  • Teresa

    September 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Visiting from my phone. This looks SO beautiful!!

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      I’m glad it works! 4 people came over on phones, I can only imagine how slow my site used to be!

  • Cole

    September 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Love it! It looks great 🙂

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Janelle

    September 14, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I almost clicked away thinking I had typed in the address wrong – congrats on the new look!

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Lol, I’m glad you stayed. It is totally different huh?

  • Jess

    September 14, 2011 at 11:11 am

    It is fantastic and so sleek. I love it!

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      I love that work sleek. That describes it exactly.

  • Mrs. MidAtlantic

    September 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Love, love, LOVE!

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you!!

  • Molly

    September 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Very nice! I’m commenting from my phone 🙂

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Yay! Oh, the phone comments make my heart sing.

  • cathy

    September 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I think it’s great! I’ll have to test it out on the iPhone later

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Or iPad. Since you are all high tech and stuff. :p

  • Apparently Pam

    September 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Love it! Great job ladies!

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks! Dana is seriously the best.

  • t.bird

    September 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

    i love it! nice & clean.

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      That’s the best part about it – clean!

  • Lindsey

    September 14, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I LOVE your new design!! The header is gorgeous!
    And I’m glad you’ve been able to sort through combining two blog ideas.

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      It wasn’t an easy decision, but after starting a second I was like, “Wait, what on earth am I doing? There is no way I can do this.” I am just not that blog savvy.

  • Katrina @ Hix in the Stix – Army Edition

    September 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

    But I don’t like change!!! lol – it’s different but it does look good. And the most important thing is that *you* are happy with it

    PS – I’m typing this from my phone and it’s working great 🙂

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      I know – poor Dana last night had to ask me like 4 times if I was ready. I even took a screen shot of the old one to remember it by.

      But I do love it and I am SO glad it’s working on your phone.

  • Desi

    September 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Looks great and button added to the blog 🙂

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Law Momma

    September 14, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Snazzy!! I’m feeling very out dated these days! 🙂

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      I would be sad if you changed yours. In fact, I still remember your first one with the women drinking at the table. How stalkerish is that?

      I love your blog look.

  • Rebecca

    September 14, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I LOVE it! So pretty and fresh! Way to go ladies 🙂

    Btw this was typed QUICKLY on my phone!

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      HOORAY! I was hoping it would work!

  • Devan @ Accustomed Chaos

    September 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

    love the new look!!

    1. Diana

      September 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you!

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