New & Improved Blog Design!

Well my friends, today is a very exciting Monday because my blog just got a major facelift this weekend and I am so pumped to share it with you all! I actually had another post planned for today, but I figured it would be fun to just take a second and acknowledge the new fancy schmancy look around here. What do you think?! I’ve been dreaming about doing a little refresh like this for a while now and I just kept putting it off because it’s a TON of work. Annnnnnd I’m not the most tech-savvy gal around, which tends to make things more challenging. But with the rebrand, I decided now would be the perfect time to do it. So I buckled down this weekend and finally got it done. I spent hours and hours working on it and I think the ol’ bloggity blog is looking pretty darn good now!

My goal with this makeover was to freshen things up and make it easier to find content on my blog. For example, I added a page all about my DIY/tutorial posts. You can find that in the upper menu. I also updated the home tour page, which you can find in the menu as well. And I even made a few changes to the about page, including updating it with new family photos which was long overdue. There’s also a convenient search box on the right sidebar that allows you to search for any keyword on my blog, and you can even search by categories in the box below that. Pretty snazzy, right? Hopefully both of those features are really helpful if you’re looking for something specific!

You can also find sources for my content much easier now. The Shop My Posts page is accessible from a few different places on the blog and I also updated my home style page as well. You can also find any shopping roundup I’ve ever done over the past three years here.

Farmhouse style kitchen makeover with white quartz countertops and farmhouse sink.

There are still a few changes I need to work on, like adjusting the images to show larger in the posts, but overall things are about 90% finished. So if you have a few extra minutes today, I hope you browse around the new site and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear it! And I’ll be honest with you, my eyeballs literally hurt from staring at the computer so much over these past few days, so I’m sure there are a few errors too–let me know if you find any, ok?!

I want to thank you all again for the support throughout this rebrand. I know it probably feels like a lot of changes, but I want to reiterate that I’ll still be sharing the same content around here–DIY posts, decor, our fixer upper journey, random shenanigans– so I hope you’ll continue to stick with me. There is much more fun to be had! This little blog has truly been my happy place over the last (almost) three years and I’m so grateful that I have this space to share my passions and love of home with all of you. It’s been such a blessing in my life. And my hope is that this space brings a bit of sunshine and light into your day too! xo

 

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The Comments

  • Michele Branham
    November 12, 2018

    Your hard work this weekend paid off! Your site looks great.

    • Sarah
      > Michele Branham
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you Michele!! I think so too πŸ™‚

  • Tamara N
    November 12, 2018

    This is awesome, Sarah. Love it! So excited for you 😁

    • Sarah
      > Tamara N
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you Tamara!

  • Becky
    November 12, 2018

    Love it Sarah Joy, let me say one thing about blessings. You sweet girl are a blessing to me more than you’ll ever know.How I found your blog well I know I had help. God shows us the way and I know he did that evening that I found your so sweet self. It all looks so good Sarah . Sooo happy for you! I look for your blog every day. So happy when you post! xoxπŸ’•

    • Sarah
      > Becky
      November 13, 2018

      Oh my goodness Becky, I can’t even tell you how much that means to me. Truly, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful God allowed you to find my blog that evening!! This is my happy place and I hope it blesses you too!! xoxo

  • deanne
    November 12, 2018

    Very impressive,I know nothing about these things so it is over my head, but looks nice and very accessible to low tech people like myself.
    Congrats

    • Sarah
      > deanne
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you so much Deanne! So glad you like it πŸ™‚

  • Melissa Filson
    November 12, 2018

    Seeing your posts is definitely something I look forward to and many times I look through lots of posts in one sitting! You absolutely bring sunshine and light to my day and lots of inspiration! I tell my husband about things you’ve done or ideas I want to try and it feels like I’m talking about a friend! Not to sound too much like a weirdo, I hope, but I do feel like you have become a friend that I look forward to hearing from 😊 You’ve done an awesome job with the changes to the blog and I’m looking forward to seeing what you do next! Have a great day Sarah!

    • Sarah
      > Melissa Filson
      November 13, 2018

      Oh Melissa, you just totally made my day!! Thank you so much for those kind words. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoy my blog. Honestly, that makes all the work and effort worth it 100%. That’s all I want this blog to be—a place you can come to for a few minutes each day to relax and unwind. I feel like you all are my friends here and I am SO very grateful. Sending big hugs your way tonight Melissa!! xoxo

  • Kellie
    November 12, 2018

    It all looks so beautiful Sarah!

    • Sarah
      > Kellie
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you Kellie, so glad you like it!!

  • Jenny
    November 12, 2018

    The site is gorgeous! Love the blush color, font and everything about it. Just made a fresh cup of coffee and I’m snuggling on the couch enjoying it all. πŸ’•

    • Sarah
      > Jenny
      November 13, 2018

      yay!! Thank you so much Jenny!!

  • Sara
    November 12, 2018

    Hi there, I Love the new blog look! I’ve been following for a while but have never commentedπŸ˜€I love Your house and style…
    Just painted my front door same color as yours and I love it!

    Quick question I ordered the antique candle works 16 oz jar candles after your suggestion and have been very disappointed as they won’t stay lit longer than 15/20 min! Have you ever had this issue? They have burned straight down the center..

    • Jodie
      > Sara
      November 12, 2018

      I have had that problem too.

    • Jane
      > Sara
      November 12, 2018

      Oh goodness! I’ve never had this problem and I’ve ordered and used at least 10 jars in all sizes. I just want to say that if you email these lovely girls, they will almost definitely do something for you to make up for your disappointment. They did for me when I couldn’t find where to add my discount code. Good luck!

      • Sarah
        > Jane
        November 13, 2018

        I was going to suggest the same thing Jane! If you email them I’m sure they’d help you out. Brittany, the owner, is so kind. I’m sure she would do what she could to make it right!

    • Sarah
      > Sara
      November 13, 2018

      Ah thank you so much Sara! So glad to hear you love your newly painted doors πŸ™‚

      And about the candles, I haven’t had that issue at all and I have a TON of their candles. I would definitely encourage you to reach out to ACW and let them know what is happening. I’m sure they’d be happy to help!

  • Jeannie
    November 12, 2018

    Looks lovely, so refreshing like your home!

    • Sarah
      > Jeannie
      November 13, 2018

      Thanks Jeannie!!

  • micheala
    November 12, 2018

    Love the re-branding Sarah. I am so excited for you and look forward to your post every Mon, Wed, Fri.

    • Sarah
      > micheala
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you so much Micheala, I am so glad to have you here!

  • Donna Bergthold
    November 12, 2018

    Sarah, I love it! You did a fabulous job with the new blog! Looking forward to all of your posts! Have a great day!

    • Sarah
      > Donna Bergthold
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you sweet Donna!! xo

  • maureen
    November 12, 2018

    Do you have a how to on your tv farmhouse doors? I would love to do that in my bedroom.

  • Faith
    November 12, 2018

    Love the updates! Search buttons are a friend of mine….and I like your opening picture of yourself and name which personalized it more…nice work!

    • Sarah
      > Faith
      November 13, 2018

      haha search buttons are my friend too Faith!! πŸ˜‰

  • Diane
    November 12, 2018

    Everything looks beautiful!! Fantastic job! I ❀️ reading your blog!!

    • Sarah
      > Diane
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you Diane!!

  • Lori
    November 12, 2018

    Thank you for allowing me to grace the doors of your home, family and life these past years. I look forward to sharing this new journey of yours as I enjoy reading into your world each day. As a fellow believer, I pray for Gods blessing as you continue to follow His lead.
    Lori

    • Sarah
      > Lori
      November 13, 2018

      Oh Lori, thank you so much for those kind words. I am so grateful to have you here following along! God bless you.

  • Wendie
    November 12, 2018

    Hi Sarah
    Congrats your new blog look great. Wendie

    • Sarah
      > Wendie
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you Wendie!

  • Patricia
    November 12, 2018

    Hi Sarah. I loved your blog before and still do. I admire that you have this much techie skill. I look forward to future posts and enjoy your style. Keep up the good work!

    • Sarah
      > Patricia
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you Patricia, I appreciate you that!!

  • Carol Holtorf
    November 12, 2018

    Thanks for your blog. I don’t understand a lot of what goes into doing a blog but I do enjoy reading yours and seeing the pictures that you post.

  • Angel Taraila
    November 12, 2018

    Your about you page came up twice for me. Like a whole post and then it repeated on the same page. I loved seeing everything twice but maybe not something you want πŸ˜‚

    • Sarah
      > Angel Taraila
      November 13, 2018

      That’s so strange! I don’t see it doing that on my end. Maybe it was a glitch when the page loaded?

  • Kyla
    November 12, 2018

    The new format of the blog looks beautiful! I love the leafy image and the font of your blog name. One little minor thing I noticed, which may already be on your radar, is that the emoticon (not sure if that’s the word) on my browser tab is no longer a pretty butterfly, it comes up as a grid. Just something to note! πŸ™‚

    • Sarah
      > Kyla
      November 13, 2018

      I’m working on changing that little image, thank you Kyla!!

  • Nancy
    November 12, 2018

    Love the changes you have made to the blog…..especially the name change.

    • Sarah
      > Nancy
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you so much Nancy!!

  • Jennifer
    November 12, 2018

    Fantastic update!!

    • Sarah
      > Jennifer
      November 13, 2018

      thank you Jennifer!!

  • Alyssa Hampton
    November 12, 2018

    I love the new design! I’ve been following you for about 2 years and I am in awe of your blog! I have my own tiny blog and really admire how you have grown yours so well. Keep up the wonderful work!

    • Sarah
      > Alyssa Hampton
      November 13, 2018

      Oh my goodness thank you Alyssa!! I really appreciate that from one blogger to another. xoxo

  • Pamela
    November 12, 2018

    Looks amazing!!

  • Brenda Johnson
    November 12, 2018

    Gosh, this looks so amazing! I had actually thought what you had needed something more, that it didn’t quite look like you, but this is perfect and your hard work paid off!

    • Sarah
      > Brenda Johnson
      November 13, 2018

      Oh wow Brenda! That’s so interesting you had that thought about my blog. Make me even happier that I put the work into freshening it up!!

  • Chrissy
    November 12, 2018

    Love the updated blog! It looks great and is so user friendly!

    • Sarah
      > Chrissy
      November 13, 2018

      thank you Chrissy, that was my #1 goal!

  • Sandee
    November 12, 2018

    Love it Sarah.
    You can sure see how much you put into this. Bravo to you girl. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ

    • Sarah
      > Sandee
      November 13, 2018

      thank you so much Sandee!! Appreciate that πŸ™‚

  • Laurie
    November 12, 2018

    I think it looks great Sarah! Way to go!

    • Sarah
      > Laurie
      November 13, 2018

      thank you Laurie!!

  • Karan
    November 13, 2018

    Sarah,
    You did such a beautiful job! I love every aspect of your page! Well done.
    Karan

    • Sarah
      > Karan
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you Karan, so glad you could drop by to check it out!!

  • Gayle
    November 13, 2018

    SJB is looking amazing, really loving it!! Much easier to navigate through, well done Sarah great change! Love what you’re doing keep it up! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌβ€οΈ

    • Sarah
      > Gayle
      November 13, 2018

      thank you so much Gayle!! So happy you love it!

  • Jenni
    November 13, 2018

    Sarah it looks beautiful!!! I love the soft touches of pink!! Top to bottom it’s so well done!!! πŸ’•

    • Sarah
      > Jenni
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you so much Jenni, I love the pink too!

  • Barbara
    November 13, 2018

    Love, love, love it! Great job , Sarah!

    • Sarah
      > Barbara
      November 13, 2018

      thank you Barbara!!

  • Chels
    November 13, 2018

    This looks amazing Sarah! I love the new site and so excited for you with this change!

    • Sarah
      > Chels
      November 13, 2018

      Thank you so much Chels!! xo

  • Monique
    November 14, 2018

    It all looks wonderful! Wanna come and do mine now too?? Haha

  • jean
    November 16, 2018

    Love the new look. I love the pictures of each room, especially THAT bathroom. I commented on it when you had finished a few months ago. I’m so glad I found your blog site; you’re so helpful and talented. I just love the new look!!! and can’t wait to see what you have instore for Christmas and the new year ahead.
    jean

    • Sarah
      > jean
      November 18, 2018

      Aw thank you so much Jean, I appreciate that!!

  • Susan
    November 16, 2018

    I am loving your new blog name and style! You such talent!

    • Sarah
      > Susan
      November 18, 2018

      thank you so much Susan!!