Friday, April 20, 2012

Its happening...


and I am so excited!!  

I'm working on the redesign of my blog and just wanted to do a little post to say that things might be a little wonky while I'm updating design elements.  And you know what got me super motivated??  Turning my handwriting into a font!  I used yourfonts.com and it was only $10.  I can't wait to integrate my own handwriting into my blog to make it feel even more personal.  

I have also decided to change the name of my blog.  It has been Serendipity since 2005 when I first started blogging.  And its pretty amazing that something I felt so strongly about then still resonates with me.  This was the description of my blog that I wrote back then: 
 Fortunate accidental discoveries in life and art.  Its finding the beauty in everyday life and capturing moments that will never be forgotten. Its seeing joy for joy itself learning to savor it. Its my life...lived in; learned in; loved in.
I still feel like this is what my blog has been about and will continue to be about... just under a new name now.  Shadylane has been my nickname since I was a little girl.  Its special to me, its personal, and I've always used it.  My email address I've had since I was 14, my twitter handle, my photography business name.  So I wanted to unify everything.  I went back and forth for a little while, but when I saw that shadylaneblog.com was available I jumped on it.  And the first time I typed that in my browser window and was directed to my blog I knew it was the right move.  

Full blog reveal coming May 1st.  Get excited!!  I know I am. ;)     

8 comments:

  1. Oh yes- I'm totally getting excited!! It's always fun to freshen things up. Might I add I'm a huge fan of the new name? I'm almost mad at my parents for not giving me a cool nickname to use on my blog! lol

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    1. Thanks!! Its so nice to hear some positive feedback on the changes I'm making and the decision to change the name. I went back and forth for a bit, but I think this is just right. :D

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  2. I can't wait to see the new look! :)

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  3. NICE!!! Can't wait to see the "full reveal!"

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  4. It's looking beautiful around here! Excited!

    A name change is refreshing right? And nicknames are the best blog names. I think so... obviously, haha.

    Love the handwriting font idea too. I did that three years ago and I honestly hated my font! Ha. Naturally. Maybe I'll download it again and see if it has grown on me at all.

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    1. I just love your new blog name too Dani. Nicknames are pretty great! ;) I'd love to see your handwriting font. They really intrigue me...

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  5. I am so excited for you Shaina! The blog looks amazing. You talented lady you. Can't wait to see what's to come. :)

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