Friday, June 1, 2012

I'm Back, Baby! Hurray! + A Brand New Look!



Don't you just love all the excited caps? It's only because I'm beyond thrilled to be writing an actual blog post. You see, I took a MUCH needed break two months ago. I needed the rest and relaxation to clear my head and get a new perspective on everything.

With the amazing skills of Katie (KD Designs) Dog-Eared & Bookmarked is back with a brand new amazing look. We've worked on the design for about a month, possibly longer. I'm probably her worst client (haha) because I'm such a perfectionist. Eventually, Katie came up with this concept... and it was instant love for me.  

Whimsical with a slight grungy twist <-- this is what Katie and I are calling the new look. It's pretty much everything I wanted. I want to hug and squeeze it all the time. Not exactly squishy since I have to hug my computer. Er... it's still fun though!

I have to give a HUGE thanks to Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) because she has been helping me with the design process. She not only recommended Katie, she also saw all of the tester drafts and kindly shared her opinions. So, thank you for all of your advice!

With this said, I am ready to get back into book blogging. I've read some books since leaving, but I haven't written any reviews. It'll be interesting to get back into the swing of things. I am a bit rusty at the moment.

A few changes will be happening here:
  • This will no longer be JUST a book blog.
  • I want to incorporate more personal posts.
  • More music related posts
  • Possibly do movie related posts
  • Much, much, much more!
Thanks to all of you who've stuck with me throughout the last couple of months. Much love!


  1. YAY!!! Welcome back! And love that you're adding more personal and musical posts :)

  2. How lovely! I'm really digging this new design. SO. PRETTY. Welcome back! :-D

  3. Welcome back! I like your cute new design. Looking forward to your posts. :)

  4. So glad you're back!! And I LOVE your new design :) I've missed reading your blog, look forward to seeing your new posts!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  5. Love the look!! Welcome back ;-)

  6. Yay! I'm glad you're back! And, I love your new look, especially the purple! :D

  7. I am sooooo happy to hear that you are back and this time doing all things blogging the way you want to do it! It is okay to include personal and music posts, take it from someone who is an expert on it! Life is crazy 99.9% of the time so it's only natural if it seeps into your blog. Now that I have sufficiently rambled for a good part of this comment, I'll just get straight to the point: HURRAY!!!!! I have missed your face and I am so glad you are back :)

  8. Everyone needs a little longer break sometimes to clarify its mind... Understandable :) Hope you summon up new strengths and power for bloging :)


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