You may have noticed that I have a new design and a slightly new name! Let me tell you why.
I've been thinking for a while that the blog needed a make-over. I did Holli's new design a while back and couldn't help but feel like I wanted a newer, sleeker design as well. I even made some slight changes a couple of weeks ago that I thought would appease me, but no such luck. It was really hard for me to let go of my curvy brunette avatar, I was really fond of her, but in the end this was what I wanted. I've mellowed this year, and as I get closer to the wedding and deeper into my jewelry business I just wanted something with a little less 'activity'.
Then last week I read Kelly's Post about why she changed her name and it really resonated with me. When I started this blog last year, I was transitioning from a more adult blogging persona and I was trying to keep some of that edge on this blog. As time when on though, "Secrets" just wasn't fitting me anymore. I'm an open book. I talk about my personal life and my emotional struggles all the time now. So I started to feel like something needed to change there as well.
Then I read Sarah's Saturday Session this weekend about the five things every blog needs. I realized that I didn't have most of them. So I went about setting that right. She made really good points in that post and I'm glad that I made those changes.
So here I am. A slightly new name, a new tagline, and a design I'm happier with.