20 August 2011

Updates, Changes, and Something New

1. Something New

Have you seen my new blog design? Isn't it beautiful?!

The amazing Olivia Collins designed it for me. She is such a talented young lady with a beautiful portfolio of work. She also has a fabulous blog of her own. 

I love her philosophy on blog design:
Vintage chic charm mixed with modern minimalism characterizes my designs. I like things to be clean and open, soft and sweet.

I would absolutely recommend her if you're looking for a new look. She's professional, quick, easy to work with, and really understands what you're looking for.

She also has a $30 off sale going on right now!

My last blog design was created by her as well. Yes, my first design was part of a product review, but I loved her so much, I went back (with my own $$) and had her create something new.


2. An Update

I'm so sorry that my weekly crafty party has been on hiatus. You've probably gotten so tired of coming here on Saturdays and not seeing a party that you've given up. But come back! 
I'm going to start up Saturday is Crafty Day again next Saturday, August 27. I'd love to see you!

3. And A Change

I am changing up how I do giveaways. I will only be doing individual giveaways for super special occasions. Instead I will now be doing group giveaways twice per month. 

A few reasons. Giveaways here haven't been as popular lately. That's definitely in part my fault! I'm just not as good as I used to be at posting/promoting/announcing as I should be. I also think there's been lots more large-scale giveaways on other blogs that single shops/items just aren't looking that attractive. 

I want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck!

If you're interested in being included in my bi-monthly giveaway features, please let me know. 

[Group giveaways are limited to ten shops per giveaway (sponsors will be given first priority to spots). I will post all ten items in one large post. I will ask people to leave a comment to enter (with extra comments if they spread the news about the giveaway). I will pick one winner per item and email the shop and winner to work out the details.]

I'm sorry if that's like way too many details. Just trying to get (and stay) organized.


I hope you're doing well! Can't wait to spend some more time here and reconnect with you all!


  1. I'd love to be included in your giveaways. I just started an etsy shop: Milo's Mailbox Co. Handmade cards featuring my original photographs. milosmailboxco.etsy.com

    Very new shop, wet behind the ears, I'd love the exposure!

    Thanks for the offer!

  2. The new blog design is classic. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  3. love the new design! and I'm ready for Saturday is Crafty day :)

  4. Love your new design...it's very you!! And I love that pic of you in the header!

  5. Lovely new design! And I love your designer's blog, also. Thanks for the link.


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