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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72 Comments

  1. Michele Branham wrote:

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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Michele!! I think so too 🙂

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  2. Tamara N wrote:

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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Tamara!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  3. Becky wrote:

    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! xox💕

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  4. deanne wrote:

    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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Deanne! So glad you like it 🙂

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  5. Melissa Filson wrote:

    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!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  6. Kellie wrote:

    It all looks so beautiful Sarah!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Kellie, so glad you like it!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  7. Jenny wrote:

    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. 💕

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yay!! Thank you so much Jenny!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  8. Sara wrote:

    Hi there, I Love the new blog look! I’ve been following for a while but have never commented😀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..

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Jodie wrote:

      I have had that problem too.

      Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Jane wrote:

      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!

      Posted 11.12.18 Reply
      • Sarah wrote:

        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!

        Posted 11.13.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      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!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  9. Jeannie wrote:

    Looks lovely, so refreshing like your home!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Jeannie!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  10. micheala wrote:

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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  11. Donna Bergthold wrote:

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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you sweet Donna!! xo

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  12. maureen wrote:

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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
  13. Faith wrote:

    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!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha search buttons are my friend too Faith!! 😉

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  14. Diane wrote:

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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Diane!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  15. Lori wrote:

    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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  16. Wendie wrote:

    Hi Sarah
    Congrats your new blog look great. Wendie

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Wendie!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  17. Patricia wrote:

    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!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Patricia, I appreciate you that!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  18. Carol Holtorf wrote:

    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.

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
  19. Angel Taraila wrote:

    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 😂

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  20. Kyla wrote:

    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! 🙂

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  21. Nancy wrote:

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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Nancy!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  22. Jennifer wrote:

    Fantastic update!!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Jennifer!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  23. 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!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  24. Pamela wrote:

    Looks amazing!!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
  25. Brenda Johnson wrote:

    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!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  26. Chrissy wrote:

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

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Chrissy, that was my #1 goal!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  27. Sandee wrote:

    Love it Sarah.
    You can sure see how much you put into this. Bravo to you girl. 👏👏👏❤️

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Sandee!! Appreciate that 🙂

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  28. Laurie wrote:

    I think it looks great Sarah! Way to go!

    Posted 11.12.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Laurie!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  29. Karan wrote:

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

    Posted 11.13.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  30. Gayle wrote:

    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! 😃😁😊👍🏼❤️

    Posted 11.13.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  31. Jenni wrote:

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

    Posted 11.13.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  32. Barbara wrote:

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

    Posted 11.13.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Barbara!!

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  33. Chels wrote:

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

    Posted 11.13.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Chels!! xo

      Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  34. Monique wrote:

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

    Posted 11.14.18 Reply
  35. jean wrote:

    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

    Posted 11.16.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 11.18.18 Reply
  36. Susan wrote:

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

    Posted 11.16.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Susan!!

      Posted 11.18.18 Reply

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