A New Look for the Blog!

July 3, 2012

Well, howdy-do!

What do you think? I LOVE IT.

Sarah from One Starry Night redesigned my site and uploaded it last night. What a way to wake up huh? I loved my old design but once a year I change things up a little, and with everything that has happened these past few months I decided to revamp and redo.

Let me give you a little tour of it:

The hearts are for the Hearts for Diana page/blogs that some of you all did while I was in the hospital. I’ll never forget that and it meant so much to Sam and I. Pink is for Bella, the two green are Julian and Preston.

The bonsai is for our S. Korea adoption. Sam informed me last night that bonsai is Japanese (wherein he was almost beheaded because Miranda, Alena, Suz and I had talked on this design FOREVER) but I looked it up and they grow in Korea too.

One thing I’m looking forward to in the new layout is BIG PICTURES. I can put all my photography on here and have it be so much bigger.

So have patience as we work out kinks and things. She and I will get it all set they way it’s supposed to be on here. I would love if you’d let me know if anything major needs to be fixed, along with what you’re looking at it on (mac, pc, phone, and program).

Not sidebars – those are my own holy mess to clean up. Hello my name is Diana and everything shiny I see has to be added to my blog.

And hopefully this is somewhere you all want to curl up and read my life at with a cup of tea, coffee, or heck – a shot of Jack if that’s what your day ended up as. You’re all welcome here – no judgement. (Maybe a bit of a side eye at the Jack. But no judging)


Check out how we’re celebrating our first 4th of July on a military base after 6 years in the military. (Right? What took so long?)

Also – did you read over on Babble yesterday about how we checked yes for adopting a sibling group? Then we were told the only way our agency places siblings is…


  • Julia

    July 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Your blog looks AMAZING!!! And I LOVE how you have thought everything through, right down to the heart colors. What perfect symbolism for your sweet children that you will always carry in your heart. You are inspirational, as always.

  • Rheanna

    July 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Looks good on the iPhone and I really the live the color redo. It’s great. Ps: can we start a support group for the “everything I see that’s shiny goes only sidebar”? That would be great! K, thanks 😉

  • Lisa

    July 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I like it, but for some weird reason the only way I can read it on my computer is by highlighting it. Probably something crazy on my end. Love the layout! 🙂

    1. Lisa

      July 5, 2012 at 7:03 am

      I has a happy, I finally can read your blog without highlighting! yeah! 🙂

  • Becki

    July 3, 2012 at 11:46 am

    The new design is amazing!

  • Ruby @ Focus, Woman!

    July 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Ohhh so PRETTY!!! And I love that you are a sidebar-o-holic. Love the thought that went into the symbolism. Yay for new blog designs!

  • Phase Three of Life

    July 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

    So pretty! I love all the meaning behind it.

  • Miranda

    July 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

    LOVE it! Now I’ll have to leave a comment every time because the comment box is so cute ;).

  • SarahinSC

    July 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Love it! It’s so warm and inviting!

  • Amber

    July 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Looks great! So pretty! and with the wider format it’s a little easier to read too 🙂

  • Carrie

    July 3, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Gorgeous! Love it…so inviting and I <3 all the <3s! 🙂

  • Krystal

    July 3, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Love it!! It’s so pretty and the hearts are lovely 🙂

  • Jackie A.

    July 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Love it! It seems easier to read, too.

  • Lynda schrader

    July 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Love the new look! It is super easy to read.

  • Molly

    July 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I love it! All the little details are great!

  • Amber

    July 3, 2012 at 8:22 am

    This looks amazing!

  • Jess

    July 3, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Love it! And the hearts!

  • becca @ just one more trip

    July 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

    the new design looks fabulous! fresh and clean with modern colors – three of my favorite things! yay!

  • Christine

    July 3, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Looks great! I love the background design and the header. I think your sidebar looks more organized already.

  • Miranda

    July 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Oh yay for your new home!! I love it!

    And yes, bonsai is technically Japanese, but Korean horticulture and Japanese horticulture are very, very similar. So, I’m glad Sam still has his head attached to his shoulders. 🙂

    (I totally thought about the Japanese connection before I made the suggestion but then saw the Korean gardens with bonsais and ran with it because, as Alena said, my heart parts were pounding and there *might* have been tears in my eyes.)

  • Stacy

    July 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

    LOVE IT!!! Love the symbolism, love the look, love you!! 🙂 And my drink of choice (at the moment) is coffee!

  • Kristin

    July 3, 2012 at 8:03 am

    The new look is amazing!! Love it!! Especially the symbolism of the hearts in your banner. Happy 4th of July (or at least it will be in Greece in 7 hours)

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