(Almost) New Year, New Look

Do you notice anything different around here today? I took advantage of my time “off” from blogging around Christmas to install a whole new look here. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m so in love with the way it turned out!

A desk is sitting in front of a window, with a laptop, notebook, pen, and cappuccino sitting on it. Partially visible on the left is a small, decorated tree.

When I started blogging in 2017, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I used Blogger, because it seemed like the most straightforward. And it was – it was so great for me when I was learning. And I made small changes slowly – bought my own domain, designed my own logo – but I am by no means a designer, so there were limits to what I could change. Over the last few months, I got serious about wanting to really have a fresh look for my blog, to make it feel more like my own little corner of the internet.

The end of 2020 seems like the perfect time to debut my new look! I worked with the incredible Alyssa to bring my vision to life, and am so, so happy with how everything looks. She did such a great job making the site design “me,” even when I didn’t exactly know what I wanted. She’s also a super talented designer in general; she just opened an online shop in addition to her blog theme design skills!

Much like the rest of the year, the change was not always easy… I switched from Blogger to WordPress, and had a few moments where I wanted to pull my hair out, but am happy to report that everything successfully transferred over. (Alyssa also offered her expertise here, which was much appreciated!)

I’m really excited to go into the new year with this new look for my blog. If there’s ever been a year where I’ve felt like a fresh start was needed, 2020 is certainly it. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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