I’ve gone and done something crazy.
I combined my two blogs.
(And my world didn’t come crashing down…I really thought it might.)
For several years, I’ve known that I should have one blog instead of two…and I finally got up the nerve to combine them.
I started my lifestyle/family/random blog on August 3, 2007. That’s nine years ago friends. Nine years is a long time. I was six weeks out from my miscarriage, full of fertility drugs, not happy with my job, sad, and bored…so, several of my friends had just started blogs to chronicle their lives with new babies and such and thought, dang it, I don’t have a new baby…but I need a hobby and some sort of creative outlet, so I started a blog. And then along the way, on August 28, 2011, I launched my food blog which really is just an extension of the other…but was on another website…and so I managed both. Two sites, one girl sharing her life…I was divided. But now, everything is here on one site.
Every recipe. Every picture of my kids. Every post on adoption/infertility/traveling/organization/faith. Every Friday Favorite, What’s Up Wednesday, Shade of Shay. Every. Single. Thing.
The content of both blogs isn’t changing. Every day, I’ll post one recipe and one lifestyle post (tomorrow is my June Book Review!) but instead of checking two sites, you’ll just come here…and both posts will be featured. #thankyoutechnology
Today, take a look around. If you click the “Food” category across the top, then you can see all of my recipes and even search by ingredient. Speaking of searching, there is a search bar on each page that will also help make it easy for you to find things. And bonus, my site will now be much easier to navigate on mobile devices. #woohoo
So, there you have it. I’ve seriously been nauseous over this because I DO NOT LIKE CHANGE WHEN IT INVOLVES TECHNOLOGY. When I do an Apple update on my phone, I get stressed out. I’m an old dog that has a hard time learning new tricks. I’m sure there will be a few kinks and growing pains this week as the site finally goes live. I will be working them out as quickly as possible because the last thing I want to do is confuse/irritate you (and by you…I mean my mother who is probably already dialing my phone number right now because everything looks different and she doesn’t understand…), so please be patient with me. I’m nervous and excited today.
Whew! Okay, we survived day one. After you look around today, come back tomorrow for my June Book Review! I have read some great books this month that you won’t want to miss!
If you only take one thing away from this post today, please take this: I love this little community so much. Over the last nine years, you ladies have been there with me through the good times and bad and for that, I am forever grateful. You bless me each and every day. Love you all so much!