I stood side-by-side with my husband in our home, gazing adoringly at the object of my affection. Not a new piece of furniture or artwork, nor jewelry, nor even a handmade coupon entitling me to one Saturday morning of uninterrupted sleep.
No, the true lovefest this Valentine’s Day lay in my gorgeous new blog design, courtesy of the talented and oh-so-patient Booyah’s Momma. So, if you’re looking at this via a reader, you’d best click right on through to the real thing. Because it is a sight to behold.
Originally meant to be a joint gift from Hubs and his parents for my upcoming birthday, the relaunch took place a few weeks early, coinciding instead with Valentine’s Day. It also unexpectedly coincided with one of the busiest weeks in blogging I’ve had in quite a while which, combined with my day job, may very well break my brain. Need.More.Wine!
The timing, however, is fitting given the fact that I am completely enamored of it. The color palette was inspired by Pinterest – meaning I finally used Pinterest for something other than pinning! And not only did Booyah’s Momma perfectly capture my personality in her design, she also provided the seamless and largely stress-free transfer of my site to a brand new host and domain.
On that note, I would like to direct your attention to a small housekeeping matter – namely the new URL, which now matches my handles on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and StumbleUpon. While my old domain will continue to redirect for the forseeable future, my anal retentive and slightly paranoid disposition nevertheless compels me to mention it. And as a gentle reminder which fellow long-suffering Kristins will no doubt support, it’s Kristin with an ‘i’, y’all.
Otherwise, it’s the same old What She Said you’ve come to know and hopefully love – just in fancier new digs! While Blogger felt like a rent-controlled apartment, and my initial move to self-hosted WordPress was akin to a cute little starter home, this place – with its air of sophisticated permanency – feels like the dwelling in which I’ll settle down and make a life for myself here in this virtual world.
And I could not love it more.
So, what do you think of the new digs?