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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blog Update

Well happy Monday to you!  Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving?  I am!  It feels like a holiday already since this week will be a short work week for the hubby and because, gulp, I started decorating our staircase for Christmas over the weekend!   I normally resist all Christmas decor until the day after Thanksgiving, but I made an exception this year for the stairs- and I’m glad I did because it’s still not finished!  Have you held off or begun to indulge?

This weekend I also got my new calling cards, sold by Jen of Made By Girl.  I don’t necessarily NEED these cards, but I had to have them:)  I like how the chevron stripe kinda echos my blog design and color. 

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And Jen is great to work with too.  When I went to order the cards, the system wasn’t letting me place the apostrophe in “We’re” so I emailed her to let her know.  She and her tech guy emailed me right back and fixed it.  Then she made an exception and printed my cards with capitals and lowercase when she normally does them in all lowercase letters.  AND my cards arrived pronto.  Seriously, they shipped the day after I approved my order!

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Changing subjects, I wanted to highlight a few subtle changes that occurred recently at Honey We’re Home.   Did you notice?  :)  

First, I updated my Blog Love again!  The list (on the right hand column) is getting long, but these are the blogs I look forward to reading everyday.  

Second, I was happy with my overall original blog design, but I wanted a few things changed, like the font on my header, blog button and sidebar titles.  I had the pleasure of working with blog designer Jenna Rammell of Q.A. Designs, who made the improvements.   Jenna was so responsive and implemented exactly what I wanted.   If you are wanting to make some changes to your blog design, I REALLY recommend her.  She also designed my friend Courtney’s (A Thoughtful Place) blog, which is how I found her.

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Previous Header

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New Header

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                                              Previous Button                      New Button

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The change is subtle, but I wanted a font that was a little less traditionally cursive and a little more modern.  The new font is Vivaldi.  Do you like it? 

We also changed the font and the wording on my sidebar titles.  The new font is Saginaw.  I think it’s really fun.

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Finally, the tabs in the navigational tool bar were edited.  My “DIY” tab was previously broken and now it works.  Two new tabs were also added.

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The Holiday tab features all of my posts dedicated to, what else, holiday decor!  I will continue to update this tab throughout the seasons and hope it is a quick and easy resource for simple, beautiful holiday decoration ideas. 

The Advertise tab was born because recently I’ve gotten a few emails from companies asking me to do a product review or giveaway.  I hadn’t originally considered having ads on my site so we’ll see how it goes- if it goes at all! 

You can also check out the other tabs that I update regularly.

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Our Home takes you through our home-building process, from buying the lot, the construction phase, and of course, the ever-evolving decorating!  You’ll see scary pregnant pictures of me there too- yikes!

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Organization shows some of the places and things that I’ve organized in our house.  Since organizing is one of my favorite things, I’ve got lots to show you in this area that I’ve yet to post. image

DIY.  Sometimes I buy, sometimes I make it myself.  When I DIY, I show you here.

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Featured.  HWH has been blessed to be featured on some awesome blogs and I really appreciate every mention, shout out, and blog love.  This is my way of saying Thank You.  

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Baby.  My favorite!  Can I admit that I browse my own blog to look back at my baby’s progress over the months?! 

Tomorrow I have a super fun post for you about Black Friday shopping!  Because we are thinking about the day AFTER Thanksgiving too, right?!  :) 

41 comments:

  1. The cards are so darn cute. I was thinking of getting some, too, just for fun! Loving your new font...in a funny way I think it suits your blog much better even though it's so subtle. And oh my goodness...thank you for adding me to your Blog Love (: You're the best!

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  2. Love the changes my friend. So organized and beautiful. And I really like the font changes. Jenna is my hero!!! Love that girl.

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  3. I NEED some cute cards too! I love the font, and color. Perfect.

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  4. Great calling cards! I am in the midst of designing mine as well...

    Maybe do a Blog Love button instead of the list on your side bar...

    I have so many blogs I read {in so many categories}...I moved it to a page, but still haven't updated that page!

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  5. im loving the new fonts! and yes, i put up our fresh pine wreaths already too!

    check them out here

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  6. I noticed the changes yesterday, but was on my phone and didn't comment. Your blog has always been lovely, and now even more so!

    Super cute calling cards too!

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  7. I love the changes! You have impeccable taste!

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  8. Oh and once I get my Etsy shop opened I am SO buying ad space if you offer it! I should be so lucky to have my little meager blog button on your fabulous page!

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  9. Megan...LOVE all the new changes..and your calling cards are gorgeous as is your blog xo

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  10. I love those calling cards...I really should get some, I don't know how many times I have been without a pen and wanted to give someone my information. I love the new font you are using. I learned calligraphy for my wedding so I could address our invitations myself and the font was much like this. So pretty!

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  11. Love all the new changes, subtle but great. I'm considering a blog makeover, if for nothing else than to have bigger photos. =)

    Thanks for sharing your blog designer.

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  12. The new changes look great! I really like the new fonts.

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  13. Your changes look great! You have a beautiful blog and it is so nicely organzied and classy. I love browsing though it all. Your cards look beautiful.

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  14. I have the cards too and love them, don't really use them but they are very cute indeed

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  15. Cute changes! I can't wait to have someone design mine professional! Soon I hope! :) Thanks for the visit! You're sweet and enjoy your pregnancy!

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  16. We are guilty of starting the Christmas decorating over here at our house .... ::hides in corner:: but it was just the lights outside. We put out white lights every Christmas so we wanted to go ahead and get that out of the way now, so we don't have to do it next weekend. We haven't turned them on yet so it's not THAT bad right?? lol.

    Love the new cards. I have always loves sleek and modern designs like that! :)

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  17. Love the new calling cards :) Also on Blog Love saw that Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers made the cut! How Awesome is Natalie!! We talk about our love for you closet at play group each week, and how we so wish we had one! Now if you could just come visit us in Charleston and help us get started ha!

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  18. I have long been admiring those calling cards!

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  19. I SO need to order calling cards! I think you've got me inspired to do it, ASAP, as yours are too great!

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  20. I am obsessed with your calling cards! I adore a chevron stripe and I love the blue color you picked out! Also loving the new font for your header femine and modern at the same time! And most of all thanks for adding me to your blog roll! Oh and I am visiting my parents right now, but if I was home I would so be decorating for Christmas too!

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  21. Your new blog design and calling cards are adorable :) and yes, I too have started decorating for Christmas. We put the tree up last night and started on some other decorations. I couldn't help it! :)

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  22. I love those calling cards! Good choice! Can't wait to read your Black Friday post...are you a crazy person like me and gets up super early to shop??

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  23. Thanks for adding me to your blog love list! If I had one, you'd be in mine, too! :) I definitely like the new font, it's your style. Also, I was just reading under your "My story" tab and saw that you lived in Ohio as a teen. Where at?! (That's where I'm from afterall..) Oh, and I can't wait to read your Black Friday post. I have one in the works, too. It's one of my favorite days of the year! :)

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  24. The changes are perfect Megan, I love the font. I've been thinking about doing some updates on my blog. Thanks for all the information.

    Londen

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  25. I love it. I love how organized and clean your blog site is.

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  26. I adore the yellow + blue together & the chevrons too! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons

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  27. Love the cards and the changes! good luck with the advertisers!!

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  28. Love the cards, I would need them too :)
    Your blog looks fabulous! I really need to do this. For now I've slowly been trying to organize the blog myself but it is so time consuming...
    Hope you have a wonderful week and a happy Thanksgiving!
    XO
    Kristin

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  29. I like the new font, like you said it isn't as standard or traditional. I want to see the staircase!

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  30. Love the cards and the blog updates!

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  31. I like all of the changes to your blog, looks good! Those calling cards are super cute : ) And OF COURSE we are thinking about the day after Thanksgiving, how could you not!!!!! Looking forward to what you have to share, yay.

    Paula

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  32. I am totally bumming now..she did such a good job and I love how your blog looks but she doesn't do wordpress darn it! I am in desperate need of someone to do tweaks like this on my blog page and it seems impossible to find someone! Speaking of black friday, did you get the Express coupons in the mail? They are having some killer sales.

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  33. They look great! Thanks! They aren't designed by me , we just sell them via Made By Girl :))))

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  34. love them!!! thanks for adding me to your side bar :)

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  35. Love the calling cards (I love anything stationary, needed or not! Ha!) and all the changes you've made to the blog. Love the new font especially. I would love to start decorating, but spent all day getting haircut/highlights (for Kate) and much needed haircut for me and then had to enter all the quantities for the Master Order for uniforms...fun fun! Can't wait to see what you've been up to.

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  36. I like the new banner font and those calling cards are fabulous!!!

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  37. What great changes! I love it all--especially the cards. I'm working with a graphic artist to get my blog up to par!

    I really appreciate being on your blog love!!

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  38. I love the blog changes! The categories you have set up are so organized and helpful!

    And those calling cards are great. You can't go wrong with chevron!

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  39. You made some nice points there. I did a search on the subject matter and found mainly people will consent with your blog..

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