I’m Making a Big Change!

You guys, I’m a little nervous to post this today, but so excited at the same time because I’m making a BIG change and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. See, for over a year now I have had a tug on my heart to change the name of my blog. It started right after the baby was born last year and it’s just been one of those things that keeps coming up over and over again. I’d think on it for a while, then always talk myself out of it. But over the past two months especially I’ve felt a constant pull to just go for it and make the change. To say I am nervous for this change would be a massive understatement, but I really feel like this is the direction God is leading me and I’m ready for this new journey. So I’m taking that leap my friends and GOING FOR IT. Today I am happy to announce that I am rebranding!

What is rebranding?

Now I know you’re probably wondering what in the heck “rebranding” even means. Well, it’s pretty simple actually. I’m simply changing my blog name from Little Vintage Nest to Sarah Joy Blog. All of my social channels, including Instagram, will switch over to @sarahjoyblog as well. However, I want to be clear: MY CONTENT WILL NOT CHANGE. I repeat, my content will not change. So please don’t worry about that. You will still see the same type of posts around here–DIY, decor, and of course our fixer upper journey– it’s just all under a shiny new blog name.

Why?

The next thing you’re probably wondering is WHY I’m doing this in the first place. Well, to be honest Little Vintage Nest has always felt a bit generic to me. It’s a name I literally chose in thirty seconds when I decided to start sharing our home and my projects on Instagram. I never would have dreamt in a million, trillion years that I would go on to start a blog. Not to mention one that people would actually read! I’ve been blessed beyond measure with all of your support and this little ol’ blog has grown in ways I never could have predicted. (I give God all the glory for that!) But over time, Little Vintage Nest just started to feel impersonal. And even though I love the name and it will always be special to me, it just didn’t feel like it fit anymore. I don’t want to be known as Little Vintage Nest. I want to be known as Sarah, which is the #1 reason I’m making this change.

The New Name

I chose Sarah Joy Blog simply because it’s my name. Joy was also my Granny’s name and it’s been passed down to many of the women in my family. And my mother, who you all know I am very close with, is named Joy–it’s actually her middle name. It’s part of my middle name as well, so there is lots of special meaning in the name for me.

What’s Next?

Today starts phase one of my rebrand, which begins with changing over my Instagram name to @sarahjoyblog. I will continue to do this with all of my social media channels as well. Phase two will be a really fun logo makeover and a little blog refresh. I’ll be changing the URL to www.sarahjoyblog.com and that will take place in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, I’ll work on re-directing all of my links and getting things on the back end sorted out. I’m nervous as heck to make the URL change, but I’m praying that everything switches over smoothly so that anyone that tries to view www.sarahjoyblog.com will automatically be re-directed to the new URL. I know that’s a lot of mumbo-jumbo-techie-talk, but I want to keep you all in the loop. I’ll be sure to update everyone when phase two officially happens!

I want to thank you all for the support you’ve given me over these past few years. In December I’ll hit my three year blogging anniversary and I really can’t believe I’m still here blogging every single week. I honestly owe that to all of YOU! Truly, if it weren’t for your kind comments and continuous support I wouldn’t be doing this. I would have given up a looooooong time ago without you guys here.

So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for standing by me through this journey and for always being so kind. And like I mentioned earlier, things won’t really change around here other than the blog name, so I sure hope you stick around. Here’s to exciting new adventures!

 

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133 Comments

  1. 10.29.18
    AnnTN said:

    When I saw the picture of you holding balloons, I thought you were going to tell us you were pregnant with another baby girl.

    I like the new blog name. Here hoping for a smooth transition.

    • 10.29.18
      AnnTN said:

      *Here’s*

    • 10.29.18
      elizabeth wright said:

      Me too. I like it.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      haha yeah I didn’t even think of that until after we had done the photos!

      • 5.3.20

        I love this! I recently started a blog too! About 6 months ago. I recently found you on Instagram and fell in love with your content & theme. You will definitely be my inspiration for my blog and any and all advice is welcome. So excited to follow along on here!

  2. 10.29.18
    Kim said:

    Love the new name!! Love even more the story behind it ❤️. If there are bumps in the road with the change over we will be here and behind you all the way! Thank you for all that you do and such a talent you have!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Kim, I really appreciate that!!

  3. 10.29.18
    Lori Roth said:

    Have enjoyed your journey – will continue as you begin anew.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Lori!

  4. 10.29.18
    Kristen said:

    I’m so happy for you. You’re following your heart !!! And that’s what helps make you real ! I will continue to follow you in your new journey !!!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Aw thank you Kirsten, I am grateful to have you here following along!

  5. 10.29.18
    Chris said:

    Congratulations, Sarah!! May you continue to thrive & inspire.
    xox

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Chris!

  6. 10.29.18
    Rhonda Kay Manthei said:

    We grow by Faith and I know you will do just fine with this joyous change.. Love all your post and Thank you for all your precious post..

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      I agree 100% Rhonda–we grow by faith!! And I’m grateful for it.

  7. 10.29.18
    Debbie said:

    Love the new blog name. Glad you included “Joy” because that’s what your blog does -brings joy to whoever reads it. Be patient with the transition and I hope it will all go smoothly.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah you are too kind Debbie, thank you so much!! xo

  8. 10.29.18
    Melissa Filson said:

    Makes perfect sense to change the name of the blog to your name! I love Little Vintage Nest too but your blog is such a reflection of who you are and not just your cute little fixer upper 😊 (which is soooooo super cute!!!) Hope the transition goes smoothly!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Yes!! That’s exactly it Melissa. Thank you for the support!! xo

  9. 10.29.18
    Donna Bergthold said:

    Love all the changes Sarah and hope everything goes smoothly! I too though you were going to announce you were pregnant! Lol!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      haha yeah I think a lot of people thought that too!

  10. 10.29.18
    Luci said:

    So excited for you! I remember you mentioned that you wanted to change it a while back! Good for you!! Congratulations!!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Yes!! I’ve mentioned it a few times but was always too scared to do it. Glad I waited, the timing is right now!

  11. 10.29.18
    Becky said:

    Love the new name Sarah! Following your heart and knowing when God guides is is so wonderful! Blessings and love for a smooth transition. We’ll be there Sarah! xoxo.💞💕💓💞

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Becky! Appreciate you. xo

  12. 10.29.18
    Mary Ellen Eckels said:

    I think it’s safe to say “We’re here for you, Sarah Joy!” 😀 And God will lead you through the change and onward. Hugs

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Mary Ellen!! That means so much to me.

  13. 10.29.18
    Mandy said:

    Well Sarah, by moving on to your new blog name is great. You know God works in mysterious ways so it’s that inspiration for new things to come

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Yes He sure does! He has been in the lead this entire blogging journey, so I guess it should be no different now, right?!

  14. 10.29.18
    Leigh said:

    Yours was one of, if not THE first blog I ever subscribed to. I am so thrilled that you are choosing to stay current and fresh and that cannot be done without a little bit of pain at first. Kind of like changing your name after marriage, ha!
    If one doesn’t stay current they get left behind. This is a good choice to do and a fabulous name. You will be fine.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh wow, that is amazing! Thank you so much Leigh, I’m so glad to have you here. xoxo

  15. 10.29.18
    Janine said:

    Congratulations on the change! I love the new name and will absolutely continue to follow😁. You are so sweet, kind, and down to earth with a great talent for home, family, and personal style! May God continue to bless you, your family, and the future of your career🙏🏻 The sky is the limit💕💕💕

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Goodness, you are so kind Janine! Thank you for the supportive words. So grateful to have you here!! xo

  16. 10.29.18
    Dianne G said:

    Congratulations. I love the new name. My middle name is joy too.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s awesome!!

  17. 10.29.18
    Suzanne said:

    I like the name change…… Because it is you !! When you feel ” God directed ” it is a good way to go !!! Blessings 💖

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Amen to that Suzanne!!

  18. 10.29.18
    Gayle said:

    The JOY of the Lord is my strength!! The name change is a great idea, all the best for what lies ahead!!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      yes yes yes!!! Thanks for the reminder Gayle.

  19. 10.29.18
    Lindsay said:

    Love it! You’ve been successful so far doing what you love, so this will be no different! I”m excited to follow along!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Lindsay!!

  20. 10.29.18
    Angie said:

    So exciting!! I’m so happy you followed your heart and you are doing this!! I’ll be keeping you in my prayers that this change over goes smoothly. 🤗💖

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Angie, I appreciate the prayers!!

  21. 10.29.18
    Marilyn S. said:

    Always choose Joy ….. that’s what I say.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Yesssss. Me too, Marilyn.

  22. 10.29.18
    june fisher said:

    JOY is all over my house. On mugs,signs,cards, you-name-it…If I changed my name it would be to Joy. Congratulations!!🎉

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      haha I love it June!!

  23. 10.29.18
    kimberly said:

    love the name change! congratulations! i was considering a name change myself. kimxx

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s exciting, good luck with your decision Kimberly!

  24. 10.29.18
    Tammy Ganci said:

    Love it!!!! The name change has a beautiful meaning behind it. And I along with so many others will be behind you every step of the way.

    Have a blessed day,
    Love your blog friend,
    Tammy

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you SO much Tammy. Very grateful to have you here!!

  25. 10.29.18
    Micheala said:

    So happy for you friend! LOVE the new name!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Micheala!!

  26. 10.29.18
    Rebecca said:

    Follow your heart and gut and don’t sweat it. I do online marketing for different industries. Companies regularly stress over the impact rebranding may have. Then afterward wish they had done it long ago. I’m certain it will go smoothly and you’ll be happy you did it!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      I think you are 100% right Rebecca. I already feel that sense of relief that I’ve made this choice and I know it’s the right one.

  27. 10.29.18
    Deb said:

    it’s you we like! I am so happy that you took the leap to do what your heart is been telling you to do! Go for it girl, we are still here.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Deb, so glad to have you here!!

  28. 10.29.18
    Tamara O. From MO said:

    Congratulations on your new name journey! Wishing you a smooth transition. Always looking forward to your posts and blogs 😊

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Tamara!!

  29. 10.29.18
    Mary Ann said:

    Change is good!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      100% agree Mary!

  30. 10.29.18
    Kimberly Joy said:

    Congratulations on the rebrand! You have the support of so many and it shows tremendous growth to put yourself “in the title”. God will continue to bless you as you shine share and spread the Joy!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      It’s a scary move for sure, but I think it’s the right one. Thanks for all your support Kimberly!!

  31. 10.29.18
    Dana said:

    Your design and style and content are always so inspirational and awesome, you can’t go wrong, no matter what you do! Besides… you were wonderfully and fearfully made as ‘Sarah Joy’, so how can you go wrong with that??!! 🙂 Praying for smooth transitions in every way!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Dana, I really appreciate that! And always grateful for the prayers too. xo

  32. 10.29.18
    Heather Joy said:

    Love the new name! My middle name is Joy as well and so is my daughter’s.

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s so cool, Heather!

  33. 10.29.18
    Dorothy said:

    Congratulations! Great name choice – may you have continued success in all you do. We are all with you!

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Dorothy!

  34. 10.29.18
    Teresa said:

    I love that you are intentional about seeking to hear God’s voice and wanting Him to lead you. It takes faith and not a little courage to leave what’s comfortable and start anew when He prompts you. So proud of you Sarah and excited to watch your dreams unfold! Love and hugs from your neighbor to the south in New Mexico xxxxoooo ❤️

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Teresa!! I agree, change is hard but it’s so good too! Especially when God is leading the way. Can’t wait for this next chapter!!

  35. 10.29.18
    Nikki said:

    I love the new name and why you are renaming even more! ❤️

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Nikki!!

  36. 10.29.18
    Deanna said:

    Congratulations! Great new name!

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      thanks Deanna!!

  37. 10.29.18
    Lisa said:

    Wonderful news!!! New beginnings are always exciting! You chose well!!

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Lisa, I’m excited for this next chapter!!

  38. 10.29.18
    Marianne said:

    Love that you are following your heart. I love the name.

  39. 10.29.18
    Deedra said:

    Love the new name! Heck, we’d follow you no matter what.

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Deedra, I really appreciate that!

  40. 10.29.18
    Suzanne said:

    Absolutely love your blog & everything that goes with it. Will follow whatever name you choose. You’ve got this Sarah! Let this new, old journey begin! xoxo

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Suzanne, I really appreciate that!! xoxo

  41. 10.29.18
    RITA MORENO said:

    How exciting. New beginnings are exciting!!

  42. 10.29.18
    Meghan G. said:

    Sarah, LVN is the first blog I had ever read and followed. I’ve always referred to LVN as “Sarah’s blog” anyway! I’m sure this rebranding will go smoothly. I do read a few other blogs too, but your’s is the first I HAVE to read!

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Meghan, that means a lot to me! xoxo

  43. 10.29.18
    Gina vanGreuningen said:

    HI Sarah, I have to say it was a bit of a shock about the news of you changing your blog name. I have always loved the name Little Vintage Nest and I do support you in the fact that the new name is near and dear to your heart. Although, the name has been changed now, I think that Sarah Joys Vintage Nest would have been an awesome name as I feel the name Vintage Nest makes me feel very warm and cozy and it kind of takes me back. However, I do support you in wherever your heart takes you!

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      That would have been a good option too Gina!

  44. 10.29.18
    Marilyn Ruff said:

    Congratulations!

  45. 10.29.18
    Teresa said:

    Congrats Sarah Joy! I loved reading how very special the name “JOY” is. How proud all the women in your family are/would be for you carrying it forward in such a creative, caring, sharing way with others. It is through our connections, like your BLOG, that fills our creative souls. 👍🏻❤️👍🏻

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      I hope so Teresa!! Thanks for all your support. xo

  46. 10.29.18
    Judy said:

    So Happy for you Sarah! Congrats, Hun ….and God bless!💕💖

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Judy!!

  47. 10.29.18
    Laura Harrie said:

    Sarah Joy is the perfect name for the rebranded blog!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Laura!! I love it too.

  48. 10.29.18
    Angie said:

    I think your name change is great! I love the meaning behind it and that you’re letting God lead the way! I know you’ll have great success and more followers than ever! I love your blog and wish you luck during this transition time!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah thank you so much Angie, I’m excited to see what’s ahead!!

  49. 10.29.18
    Jan said:

    Congrats on having the courage to take that step! I love that your new name has such a sweet, special back story!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Jan!! I’m so excited for this new chapter.

  50. 10.29.18
    Brenda Johnson said:

    God bless you as you transition to the new name! I’m loving the new name and the sentimental meaning behind it! I will continue following you, enjoying your blog and instagram!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Brenda! I am always so grateful to have you here. Thank you for all the support and kindness! xoxo

  51. 10.29.18
    Nancy said:

    When God puts a burden (something that we can’t get off our minds) upon our hearts, we must follow it to be truly blessed. God can’t truly bless us until we hear His voice and follow it. He speaks to us through His word, though other people and through the Holy Spirit. Sarah, because you are walking in His ways, this blog has been and will continue to thrive! God bless you always.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Amen to that, Nancy. And I couldn’t agree more. That’s how I knew it was time to make this change. I couldn’t find peace with NOT changing it. The time has come!

  52. 10.29.18
    Connie said:

    Hi Sarah Joy!! Love the new brand!! You are so down to earth. Keep on being you!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Connie!

  53. 10.29.18
    Angela Servello said:

    Go with whatever is in your heart, sweet Sarah, Jesus put it there. Your friend, Angela 💞🙏

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      You are so right Angela!!

  54. 10.29.18
    Cheryl said:

    I love to read your blog and now that you started doing diy videos, hearing your voice makes it more personal. Your new name seems like the perfect next step. We are always growing and changing as humans . . . hopefully : ) Isn’t that your story and what you share with us every week? You go, brave Sarah and let your heart always lead you!

    Be Blessed!

    Cheryl

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Aw Cheryl, you are so sweet!! Thank you for the support. And I agree, we are always changing and growing. Life would be boring without a little change every now and then!

  55. 10.29.18
    Pat said:

    Good for you!! Following God’s guidance will always lead to success. You’re adorable and so real and that’s why everyone follows you & will continue to do so. One of my favorite affirmations is “Choose Joy”. 😊

    Wishing you much success!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      OH I love that affirmation too Pat! Choose Joy. It has so many meanings now! 🙂

  56. 10.29.18
    Tammy said:

    Go for it!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Tammy!

  57. 10.29.18
    Beth Levenstein said:

    Love the new name of your blog. Sending best wishes for a smooth transition.

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Beth!!

  58. 10.29.18
    Cathy said:

    Congratulations on making a perfect name choice for your blog. As others replied before me, it is a choice made with great meaning and is well accepted by all who read your blog. I am excited to follow your blog as it is filled with such positive ideas.
    Godspeed!!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Than you so much Cathy, I am so excited for this change!

  59. 10.29.18
    sandra said:

    whoops just signed up for your .com again ! IM OKAY with you changing your name just as long as I’ll be able to your blogs that I love THANKS!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      haha you’ll definitely be able to keep reading the blog!! Thank you Sandra. xo

  60. 10.29.18
    Christy Mcgrath said:

    You’ll be successful no matter what the name is!!!! Follow your heart. We all love your blog

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah thank you Christy, I really appreciate that!!

  61. 10.29.18
    Pauline said:

    You go, girl! Congrats from Minnesota!

    • 10.29.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Pauline!!

  62. 10.30.18
    Jan said:

    So exciting! Love your style, you are always an inspiration to me. Besides there were getting to be so many blogs with vintage nest somewhere in their blog names that it was getting confusing ! I love that your middle name is Joy ! My youngest daughters middle name is Joy too. She loves it. She even had Joy tattooed on the back of her neck😁 Blessings on your rebranding and I know it will be an amazing change for you💕

    • 10.30.18
      Sarah said:

      I agree Jan! So many “vintage” blogs now. I just want to be me. Thanks for all your support!! And that’s so cool that your youngest daughter is named Joy too. Such a sweet name!!

  63. 10.31.18
    Teresa O'Connor said:

    I think the main thing is you are being obedient to God’s voice and the tugging on your heart wont go away if you don’t make that move. We all love your posts and you are still you… Your one of my favourites to follow and i will surely continue to follow you and look forward to whats ahead.
    Be blessed in what your doing.. You will be just fine 🙂

  64. 11.1.18
    Wanda Glass said:

    Maybe I am the only one, but I will definitely miss Little Vintage Nest — its title was the main reason I chose to follow you. Good luck with the new name.

  65. 11.5.18
    Dot said:

    Sarah,
    I haven’t received your blog via email since last week. Now that you have changed the name, am I still on your list? Have missed hearing from you! Don’t want to miss anything especially since Christmas is coming and your children’s bedroom will be revealed!
    Have a great day!

    • 11.6.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh no!!! I’ll have to check and make sure you’re still on the list. Maybe it ended up in your spam folder??

    • 11.6.18
      Sarah said:

      Looks like you’re still on the list Dot! And it should be going to this email: petedotgallant1973@gmail.com

  66. 1.18.19
    Elaine said:

    Just read your blog post on “changing your name “ and loved the meaning behind it! Being new to your blog, I was very impressed with your easy style of writing and thoroughly enjoyed it. I want to wish you much more continued success! I will be along for the ride!!

    • 1.18.19
      Sarah said:

      Ah thank you so much Elaine, I’m thrilled to have you here! xo