14 September 2015

All Things Beautiful (and NEW!)

Well, Happy Monday sweet friends!

Notice anything different around here? That's right, after so much deliberation, some sweet advice from you all, and a whole lot of work, Absolutely Arkansas is officially Rose & Co Blog. I'm so excited!


The gorgeous mood board we created for the new design

Although Arkansas is what started this journey, it just wasn't quite right for the content i've been sharing over the last few years. I asked Jake one night "when you hear the name 'Absolutely Arkansas' what comes to mind?" and his response was "a travel or tourist website for Arkansas."...not quite the creative happy place I envision this place being!

So that night, we stayed up late brainstorming blog names, and as soon as Rose & Co Blog came out of Jake's mouth (yes, HE came up with the new name!) it was signed, sealed, and delivered. I purchased the domain name that evening, and that is when the hard work really began.

Everything around here is new and different! From that pretty new drop down navigation bar, to the contact page that makes it easy for us to get in touch! Also, for the first time since I started blogging, i'm officially offering ad space! You can visit my Sponsor Page to explore your options. Or shoot me an email  at roseandcoblog@gmail.com and we can discuss collaboration & reviews. Also, if you're a mobile reader, you should have a much easier to read experience with the new mobile template. But I suggest switching to Desktop view just to explore the new features and pages!

I have to thank my friend, Maru, at Fashiony Fab for all her help in creating a clean, easy to navigate site that really is the perfect canvas to launch Rose & Co Blog. I'm so excited!

This Blog journey has been the happiest surprise of my life, truly. Moving across the country to a place we had never been before was the scariest and most rewarding thing we've ever done, and being able to share that journey with readers like you has been such a blessing.

I've discovered so much about design, style, and DIY from this blogging community, and i'm grateful every day for the creativity that you all help cultivate, and that we get to come together and share those things we're most passionate about. You guys have been with me through an engagement, buying our first homeour big fat DIY Wedding, and now the biggest adventure of all our first baby on the way! Excuse me while I tear up a little, but seriously, i've shared every large event in my life with you guys, you're like family!

Above all, I thank ALL of you readers for your support in blogging, in this transition, and in life. Not to get all pregnant and hormonal on you, but the friends i've made through this community bring a tear to my eye. I have the best side job in the entire world!

Because no blog post would be complete without a picture, here is the picture I posted on my very first post back in 2012. That Lake view still takes my breath away today. :)



Until Next Time,

10 comments:

  1. Such a cute design! It definitely looks like 'you' which is what you want! :) Love reading your beautiful posts girly and can't wait till you have your baby!!

    xo, mikéla / www.simplydavelyn.com

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    1. Thank you, Davelyn! I'm so happy with the turn out. I am just so lucky to have met awesome blog friends like yourself!

      xo!

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  2. Love, love, LOVE the new design and name!!! You're definitely inspiring me to get the ball rolling with my own redesign!

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    1. Thank YOUU! I'm so excited. Yes, go go go! You'll be so happy you did.

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  3. Kylie, I absolutely love the new name, new design, everything!! It perfectly fits you : )

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    1. Thank you, Stac! I'm so happy about it. Cheers for new beginnings!

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  4. Love it!! I think it suits you perfectly :)

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  5. I LOVE the new design, Kylie! It is beautiful and oh so chic...love that your hubby came up with the new name too.
    Elisebeth - blissfulblessedbeloved.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, lady! We're so excited about it, and Jake won't ever let me live down that he came up with the name :)

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