Monday, December 05, 2011

It's the start of something new, maybe. It's definitely pretty though.

After NaBloPoMo, a blogging break of even a day seems like a huge and tremendous extended break from the blog. And here it's been nearly five days! I know.   See first I was busy honeymooning (more on that later!), and then I had to leave my blog alone while the fantastic Kyla from Kyla Roma and Freckled Nest Designs launched my new design! 

So please stop on by to check it out. 

Working with Kyla was an absolute pleasure.  When she first asked me what I wanted my blog to look like, I think I might have said "like a groovy Motown song" which is an image, sure. But certainly didn't give her a lot of visual images to go by in creating a design!  And yet, she made this! Which is only to say, she's amazing at what she does.

A big thank you to Kyla (who if you're not reading her blog, by the way, you should be!).

Welcome to the new digs, I'll still be here, verbose as ever!  But in the near(ish) future I'll be launching a bit of a sponsorship program (you interested?).

Take a look around, bitches.

I've missed you, how've you been?


  1. I love the new blog design! Kyla did such a great job. Can't wait to hear about the honeymoon!

  2. I love the new design! I went with the lazy version and Googled "Blogger compatible backgrounds". One of these days, I'll get a proper redesign done...

    And I feel you on the one day equals "longest break ever!!" thing. I think I nearly had a nervous breakdown staying away from the keyboard on December 1st!

  3. love the new design! i'm super lucky to have a partner who understands html so i force the poor man to help me when i feel like a new look.

    look forward to hearing about the honeymoon!

  4. Yay love the new design! I've been feeling like redoing mine lately too, I just don't have any good ideas yet!

  5. Looks great! But remember Inspector Climate is no longer your BOYFRIEND! Might want to change that text!

  6. Bravo or Brava... one of those things that mean OMG AWESOME JOB!


  7. "I think I might have said 'like a groovy Motown song' which is an image, sure" - So awesome! :) Thanks for the comment; I'm excited to keep up with your goings-on!

  8. Love the new design!! BUT, on the sidebar bio it says IC is your boyfriend! Must change that.. ;-)

  9. Love the new design!! BUT, on the sidebar bio it says IC is your boyfriend! Must change that.. ;-)

  10. Great blog design! :)

    I've done, the thing where you blog all Nov twice before. Once successfully & once I failed by one day!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & saying hello :)

  11. Awesome! Glad you are back, and thanks for commenting, that really means a lot.

  12. OH! I am jealous of you. AGAIN. LOVE the design!

  13. Your blog looks great, happy your back! ♥

  14. Your new blog design looks fantastic. I love what she did with it. I have been thinking about doing something with my blog, but I just don't have the time to even come up with a concept!
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  15. Like the new look. Is this D's grown-up-now-married look and feel?

  16. Vanisha - I know, Kyla nailed it!

    Melbourne on my mind - It's weird isn't it because there were certainly days during NaBlo that I wanted nothing more than to step away!

    SJ - That is super lucky. Sometimes I wish IC knew something about it. But then I wouldn't get to work with awesome people like Kyla!

    Marisa - Luckily, I didn't need to have any good ideas, I just had to tell Kyla about myself and she did the rest! Worth every penny!

    Crazy Shenanigans - Thank you! I'm quite smitten with it myself.

    The Zadge - I KNOW! I need to get that fixed :)

    Kelley - thank you!

    Monica - Yes indeed! Honeymooning.

    Jessica - Hah, thank you! I'm excited to keep in the know about you too!

    Oneika - I know! I need to get that on that, unfortunately that's one of the things that Kyla will have to change.

    Yours Truly, Melissa - It is quite the challenge NaBlo isn't it? I'll be stopping by again soon!

    Elle Sees - Anytime midear! I love dropping in and saying hello!

    Ev REv - Thank you! You can get one too :) This has been SO long time coming.

    Linda - Thank you! It's nice to be back!

    Bonnie - Well, the awesome thing about hiring some like Kyla is she basically did all the concept work for me! We had a few email brainstorming sessions and then she produced this!

    Tinajo - thank you!

    Azra - Well, this was actually in the works LONG before we got engaged. But sure, it's my new "mature" style.

    Krystal - Thank you!

  17. I love your new design!!! How was your honeymoon? I'm so excited to hear all about it!

  18. The new blog design is very pretty. Great colors, and I love the header...from what I read on your blog, it captures you so well! :)
    Looking forward to reading about your honeymoon!

  19. Love the design!! It is so pretty and easy to use. Looking forward to hearing about all your adventures ;)

  20. I just stumbled upon your blog, so I don't know how it looked before, but the new design is lovely! I been reading through your last few posts and it sounds like you've visited some really fascinating places! Can't wait to read more about them... And your honeymoon :)

  21. Jummy - Thank you! I quite adore them myself.

    Many Colours of Happiness - AMAZING. Simply fantastic - new post up about the honeymoon! Hot off the press.

    Jo - YES. That is one of the things that is most amazing about Kyla, is that she really used me to create the design.

    Teacher Girl - Thanks!

    Cee - Welcome! I can't wait to come visit you!

  22. The new design is FANTASTIC! Love it!

  23. I like the changes quite a bit. Sometimes changing things up is just what you need to breathe a little fresh air into the blog. I try to limit myself to changing things to only once or twice a year, otherwise things would be different probably every month or so. I like to change things. :P

    Hope your honeymoon was wonderful!