It’s been nearly 2 years since I changed up my blog design because I loved it so much. I still do, it’s just I get that itch every so often to redesign it. So the other day I stumbled on Restored 316 Designs new theme Style and fell in love. Everything about it – from the header to the simplicity – made me swoon.
A bit proud of that. Only took me 5 1/2 years lol.
I’ve wanted to incorporate our photos into a header, something that showed our life a bit fuller than the shoes, which also led to tons of, “We know you’ll love our company XX because you have four young children/so many babies” email pitches. We’ve had beautiful photos taken of us throughout the years by dear friends, it seemed a shame to not have them up.
Here’s where you can find these crazy talented women:
I’m hoping this new, fresh design leads to me writing more on here again. My writing, both here and other places, has taken a dip the past several months. I’ve found myself contemplating possibly shutting my blog down. Staying on social media (mostly IG and FB), but just walking away from blogging.
Nothing in particular happened to make me feel this way. This past year I’ve become very distracted and disorganized, which leads to a lot of frustration on my part. After I lost the twins and then Kaden, my productivity went through the roof. I wrote for multiple sites, met deadlines, sent pitches, traveled – and then it was like someone let the air out of my rather fragile grief balloon. I couldn’t keep up the pace.
Grief is a funny thing. It can hit years after in ways you never expected. For me it was becoming tired, a bit jaded, and in general pondering why I was even still online. Then I became pregnant, and suddenly this time has become precious to me. I don’t want to hurry my days along with lists and reminders – piles of writing I feel insane guilt over being too tired to do. I want to enjoy this time and write because I love to. Because I need to.
So while I’ve backed off of many things that were taking over my coveted free and being a mom time – others I’ve started to lean back into slowly, and at a pace I’m more comfortable with. School ends mid August for me and that will greatly decrease my anxiety and open up free time.
I’m excited for new changes and hope that my little blog will be able to start sharing wonderful, happy news in the coming months. A place where I can still process and rejoice in a new life.
Hoping you all love the new look as much as I do! As always, let me know if anything needs tweaking in the theme and I’ll get it fixed (or someone much more blog savvy than me will).