Monday, March 5, 2012

Some Freshness

Oh, you guys!  Have you SEEN?!  There's a new interior design around This Heavenly Life, and I'm SO happy to open the curtains and let the light pour in! 

I've been needing something new for...oh...a couple of YEARS, and I finally gave up the hope of ever learning how to do it myself.  Something about the likelihood of me unleashing terror upon my blog's face which would then spill over into massively destructive code-warp over the internet as a whole...well it made me skittish.  No, I don't see myself as the center of the universe to be able to inflict such far-reaching damage.  But I DO have melodramatic tendencies.  They can be quite paralyzing, actually.

BUT!  There was a rescuer for my drama:

I'd like to thank Dorian Speed of Convolare Design for cleaning up around here and giving me some clean, bright space in which to dream up unlikely scenarios and emo-drivel.  I wanted more writing space, less frill around the edges, and several unknown -- yet picky -- elements that I couldn't really put into words.  So probably, I was a JOY of a client, I'm sure. 

Dorian has been beyond patient with my back-and-forthness, and mostly just...you know...my hero. 

So, thank you, Dorian! You took words like 'clean, simple, and open' and interpreted them into something I'm in love with. 

I now LIKE to look at my blog, and that's an enjoyable feeling.  So not only am I navel-gazing, I'm gazing at my navel-gazing.  With love.  A convolution of narcissism. 

I hope you like it!  We're still ironing out a few particulars, but it's here!

Now I need to go make some hot tea or something.  To soothe my smile-sore cheeks, you know.

What do you think?!

18 comments:

  1. Lovelovelove! Dorian did a fantastic job!

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  2. Looks gorgeous, Sarah - and perfect fresh start for spring!

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    1. Ah, yes -- that's exactly what I intended: a fresh spring start. (If we hadn't begun the process last Thanksgiving, I might sound more convincing, no?)

      I'm so glad you like it! You have good blog-taste :)

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  3. Yay! Dorian DID do such a nice job! I'm so glad you ladies like it -- and I'm good with fresh start ;)

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  4. It's lovely!! Such a pretty new design!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Jade! I was REALLY just trying to emulate YOUR new streamlined design ;)

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  5. I love it! I like the width of margins and the pretty pictures you chose for your categories and the "heavenly" backdrop and -- everything! It's so clean and uncluttered! It looks great, Sarah!

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    1. Maybe I go for clean and uncluttered because that's so NOT my normal state of living... ;) Thank you, Emma!

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  6. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love it!

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  7. I think it's really nice! I love the light, airy background and the way it's reflected in your article titles. The sidebar is also lovely.

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    1. I'm so glad you mentioned the titles -- that continuity, I thought, was such a wonderful idea of Dorian's! And I'm especially happy with the sidebar. I think I'll be shifting it down a few spaces to keep some important things at the top...but I love it!

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  8. I do like the new look! Fresh and professional looking. Nice.

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  9. Thanks, ladies! It's been fun working on this with Sarah. We are *almost* finished with the tweaking.

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  10. Pretty, pretty! I like it. Nice and airy and clean!

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  11. So fresh and beautiful! Love the sidebar links with pics, especially! (Oh, and thank you SO much for changing back the RSS feed setting. I am enjoying catching up again, and promise to make an effort to pop in for real regularly!)

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  12. I just saw this -- love it!! I especially love your sidebar! And I'm curious -- do you know how to get it so you can reply to your comments? I'd love to be able to do this on mine! But if that's something Dorian did that you can't explain I understand :)

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Hmm...And how did that make you FEEL?