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Welcome To My New Home!

EXCITING, right?

I am in so in love with my new digs!

I hope you feel comfortable too. Pull up a chair…can I get you a drink or anything?

I want to thank my son D for taking my design and recreating it in Photoshop with sharper colors than I could get while just using the program I was using, and for making my funky little social media icon stars. I also owe a HUGE thanks to my friend Ri–who rocks–and is a total genius. She helped me immensely with all of the back-end web craziness and I couldn’t have done this without her.

I have a few minor kinks that I’ll be working out over the next few weeks, like changing the links to past posts so you’ll actually be able to read them here instead of getting a 404 (they’re–obviously–linked to my blogspot url, which will be disappearing soon), but it’s coming along nicely, don’t you think?

By the way (and this is VERY important!), with a new dot com comes a new feed. Please subscribe to my new feed by clicking the RSS star, so you don’t miss a thing. If I were you, I’d do it now so you won’t forget. (Or is it just me who forgets stuff like that?)

Thanks, and WHEEEEEEE!

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  • Patty April 21, 2011, 1:19 pm


    Congratulations on your new blog home! I love it! 🙂

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 2:03 pm

      Thanks Patty! 🙂

  • Mom24@4evermom April 21, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Wow! Very exciting.

    The new site looks great.

    Now…who did it and why did you switch?

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 1:28 pm

      I designed it, and Ri helped me (ok, she did most of the work) set it up.

      I bought this dot com about a year ago and just haven’t had the time to switch. I just wanted to get off of Blogger and be self-hosted!

  • Liz April 21, 2011, 1:36 pm

    Love it. It’s so you 🙂 Congrats!!!

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 2:01 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • HouseofJules April 21, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Looks great!

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 2:01 pm

      Spank you very much!

  • megryansmom April 21, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Wow! This is nice. Got some coffee?

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 2:40 pm

      Yep! Cream? Sugar?

      • Ri, The Music Savvy Mom April 21, 2011, 3:17 pm

        …whiskey? 😉

        • Melisa April 21, 2011, 3:19 pm

          On the rocks? (*pouring a double*)

      • megryansmom April 21, 2011, 12:32 pm

        Just cream please, I’m sweet enough *cough* * cough*

  • melissa April 21, 2011, 11:41 am

    LOVE it! love you!! mazel tov on the new digs, gorgeousness!!

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 11:51 am

      Thank you, PH! <3

  • Headless Mom April 21, 2011, 1:52 pm

    Looks great!

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 1:58 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Dawn April 21, 2011, 4:10 pm

    I love it! It looks wonderful! xoxo

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 4:11 pm

      Thank yoooooou!

  • Tara R. April 21, 2011, 5:03 pm

    Very nice! I like this new space a lot… very sassy!

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 5:38 pm

      Thanks Tara! I was going for sassy with a side of city! 🙂
      (The header is a twist on the Chicago flag. 🙂 )

  • Momo Fali April 21, 2011, 10:21 pm

    Oh, you’re going to love it here! I do! It’s SO pretty!

    • Melisa April 21, 2011, 10:24 pm

      Thanks! Stop by anytime! haha

  • k a t i e April 22, 2011, 2:47 am

    Woaaah…. love it. LOVE it!!!

    • Melisa April 22, 2011, 7:12 am

      Whee! I’m so glad!

  • lceel April 22, 2011, 3:39 pm

    Love the new site, Melisa. Your boy done good.

    • Melisa April 22, 2011, 3:40 pm

      Thanks Lou! I agree!

  • Heather April 22, 2011, 6:40 pm

    Wow, this is INCREDIBLE! You make me want a .com blog again. Ahhh, the colors and the layout– just GORGEOUS!

    Congrats girlie 🙂

    • Melisa April 22, 2011, 10:09 pm

      Thanks so much!!! 🙂

  • SurprisedMom April 22, 2011, 11:08 pm

    I love your new eye-popping site. It’s great! Congrats on your new home. And yes, I’ll be following you.

    • Melisa April 23, 2011, 6:12 am

      Yay! You rock! 🙂

  • As Cape Cod Turns April 23, 2011, 7:24 am

    You are seriously going big time. I will have to humbly follow along on your path to fame and fortune. Don’t forget the little people when you replace Oprah as the Queen of Chicago.

    • Melisa April 23, 2011, 7:57 am

      You are so silly. And too kind. 🙂

  • Mrs4444 April 23, 2011, 3:19 pm

    Congrats on your new digs! Lookin’ good in here, you! 🙂

    • Melisa April 23, 2011, 5:12 pm

      Thank you, you! haha

  • Grandma W April 24, 2011, 8:08 pm

    Love It you guys did great. Good Luck and Happy writing.

    • Melisa April 24, 2011, 9:25 pm

      Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  • Jason @ The Devoted Dad April 24, 2011, 8:30 pm

    Hey, I’m glad I checked in before you left blogspot so I could keep following you. Congratulations, I like what you’ve done with the place! I hope things are going well. From the looks of it they must be- It looks great!

    • Melisa April 24, 2011, 9:24 pm

      Yay! Me too! 🙂

  • Michelle April 24, 2011, 10:11 pm

    Yay you! So ummm do you have to manually go in and change all your links? You realize that’s yet another thing holding me back, right? 🙂 Yay to the new site -but what’s up with only 4 people following you? I’ll make it five!

    • Melisa April 24, 2011, 10:13 pm

      Yep, I think I do. I’m not in a hurry to do it, though. Maybe if I get some spare time this summer…haha!

  • Lynn @ Walking With Scissors April 24, 2011, 11:11 pm

    Super fantasmic new digs!!

    • Melisa April 25, 2011, 5:33 am

      Thanks Lynn!

  • Mari April 25, 2011, 7:26 am

    Nice! And I’m follower #7. 🙂

    • Melisa April 25, 2011, 7:35 am

      Yay! Seven IS my lucky number…

  • PJ Mullen April 28, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Obviously I’m way behind on my blog reading and as a result late to the party, but loving the new look. WP and Thesis is a great platform for a blog and D did a great job.