Ok, not literally. Although “botox” may be something I add to my list if I’m not pregnant by September.
My blog got a face-lift though. I’m no longer on blogger and you are checking me out from my brand spankin’ new WordPress blog. I was anxious about switching for months, YEARS even. But I finally had the last straw when several people said their comments weren’t saving on my blogger blog. Don’t mess with my comments!
I didn’t know what I wanted design-wise but I had this photo by Rebecca Loren Photography, that I had taken the day of Lil’ J’s baby blessing and I’ve always loved it. I have it on my blog business cards, and thought it would be a nice evergreen header that fits the theme of my blog no matter how big she gets, or how many babies I have (though I’d love to take another with two babies once another gets here).
I’ve connected with so many blog designers over the years that I’ve thought about working with if I ever switched to WordPress, but when the time came to pull the trigger, I actually used a blog designer I sorta just fell into the lap of through a facebook group I’m in. Her name is Sarah, and she’s a sweetheart. I was REALLY nervous. And I probably told that her a million times. But she was gentle. I did all of the back end work with the transferring and redirecting (though she does that too, I just was trying to save my pennies, plus I liked feeling in control of that) and she did the design and coding. I thought it would take a couple weeks but she had it ready to go in a day, so I rushed to finish my end and here we are today! Hopefully you found your way hear seamlessly, and nothing too important is missing.
I’m hoping this way makes it easier for me to reply to your comments and find the blogs you’re actively writing in, and return comments (you add your blog URL to the comments versus me trying to find it through your blogger profile).
I’m loving that I have more space for photos, and the clean slate in my sidebars. Speaking of photos, something I want to start doing is photo tips, so if there’s a burning question you’re dying to have me to answer, let me know! The first one I had requested is a post about my comparison between my 50mm 1.8 lens and my new 50mm 1.4 lens.
That may be in a couple of days though because right now my #1 priority is planning a birthday party in less than 24 hours. Yes, you read right. I haven’t bought a single thing for her party yet and it’s tomorrow. If I manage to pull this off, I’ll definitely be documenting my success in an epic post. Pray for me people!