The New + Improved Design Crush.

A new site design and a move to WordPress. What else would a girl like me do over the summer?

After wanting a redesign for the past few years and getting nowhere with it myself (Why didn’t anyone tell me how hard it is to design for yourself?!) I decided to turn it over to some willing and able hands. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some ultra-talented locals – Cooper Multimedia on the site, along with And Kathleen on the new logo – to make it all come together over the past few months. They’ve helped make this transition incredibly exciting and painless. It probably doesn’t hurt that they’re my actual friends! There will also be a few new features being added over the next few weeks.

I’m sure there will be a bug or two to get worked out, but I hope you’ll take a look around. The Categories and Archives bars are collapsible, there’s search capability to make it easier to find that specific something, and all of my favorite blogs are listed under on the Links page. There’s even a little bit about me and some information on becoming a sponsor.


  • The Lil Bee

    September 13, 2010 at 9:28 am Reply

    It looks fantastic, Kel! Congratulations! I can tell it was a lot of hard work, and it’s very YOU:)

  • brooke @ claremont road

    September 13, 2010 at 9:34 am Reply

    Congrats, Kelly! It looks wonderful. You’re going to LOVE WordPress… the switch from Blogger to WP for me has been such a welcome change. Enjoy!

  • brooke @ claremont road

    September 13, 2010 at 9:51 am Reply

    Pssst… I just clicked the RSS button in your sidebar to add the new URL to my Google Reader, but after 3 attempts I’m still getting the same error message — that the feed cannot be found. Just a head’s up that you may want to look into that! :)

  • Jessica

    September 13, 2010 at 10:05 am Reply

    Swanky! Congrats!

  • chelsea

    September 13, 2010 at 10:14 am Reply

    congrats!! it looks awesome!!

  • Lyndsy

    September 13, 2010 at 11:09 am Reply

    It looks wonderful! Congrats!

  • evie s.

    September 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Looks great Kelly!!

  • elyse

    September 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Love the new stuff! Looks great!

  • rachel

    September 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm Reply

    looks great. thank you for the search- I always had to guess which month the “and i quote” I was looking for was in.(which is my favorite part)

    • Kelly

      September 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm Reply


      You can also find all of the quotes under the categories menu now. :)


  • Claire

    September 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm Reply

    wow! great new look. I have been away for about 4 days and am just catching up on all my favorite blogs!! so fun to see all your changes. congrats!!!

  • People St. Clair

    September 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm Reply

    Love the new digs and new logo. Congrats!

  • lark + linen

    September 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm Reply

    love the new look kelly! great work

  • joanna goddard

    September 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm Reply

    i LOVE the new look and logo. congrats!! xoxo joanna

  • Patti

    September 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Looks great! I’m sad about the switch to truncated RSS feeds though. I understand why people do it, but I’m more likely to click-through when I know for sure there’s good content rather than having to guess because I can only see a sentence or two. :)

  • Patti

    September 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Oops, just kidding, I forgot to update the link!

  • christie

    September 15, 2010 at 8:38 am Reply

    the new design is awesome!!!!

  • Martha

    September 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm Reply

    WOW! That logo is stunning.

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