birthday cupcakeThis week, it’s a party around here. Because the blog is 8 years old! EIGHT! I’ve traditionally used my annual blogiversary as a reminder to do some sprucing up around here. And this year – it meant a big move and complete redesign.

I’ve talked about it some, and – hopefully! – you’ve noticed the design changes in the last few months. Please consider this your official invitation to the [typography font=”Copse” size=”20″ size_format=”px” color=”#8c0510″]Grand Re-Opening[/typography] !

The move from Typepad to WordPress would never have happened without the help of my brilliant friend Kyle who painstakingly moved over 7 years worth of content and photos from my old site to this one, worked out all the kinks as they cropped up, and answered every single one of my questions with endless patience. Kyle – you rock. The rest of you – if you need tech support or have questions about WordPress, social media, and the like, do yourself a favor and connect with Kyle.

While Kyle had the content under control, I was looking at a completely new design, too. I didn’t hate my old one, but I was itching for a new look. Enter Justin. Justin is a coworker, friend, and incredibly talented graphic designer — and, like Kyle, patient with me. He signed on to create my new look. He took the scattered, half-baked ideas I had and turned them into my new site. Thanks, Justin!


With all the new-ness, I thought I’d let you know about a few housekeeping things that may have changed in the migration to WordPress.

  • Subscribe! Did you know you can get a handy little email every time there’s something new posted here? You’re into that?! Awesome. Click here.
  • The Feed. I will not pretend to know the ins and outs of RSS Feeds. (If you DO, and you know how to explain it using small words – let me know.) But what I DO know, is that the feed for my blog changed during the move. IN PLAIN ENGLISH: If you were receiving my blog through a Reader or you had a link to me in your sidebar (which I appreciate!) then it probably doesn’t work anymore. Try un-linking and re-linking — it should automatically find the new feed.

Mostly, I want to thank you for your feedback and support – for the last 8 years. I appreciate every minute you’ve ever spent reading my words.


4 thoughts on “Time to celebrate!

  1. Congratulations! I am a Typepad user and have not even CONSIDERED moving to wordpress! You are brave!

    1. I’m not gonna lie, it was quite the undertaking. I would have been lost in a mess without my techie help! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Congrats! I think it looks GREAT!

    1. Thanks!

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