I have lots of ideas.
Like tons- I know- you, too.
Do you have lots of ideas that one day you will get to? maybe?
Yeah- me, too.
Here's the thing. A month or so ago I had this thought. Scary.
Last August I started my blog as a Stay at Home Mom's Quest for her Bathing Suit Body. I was gaining weight and feeling the need to nip it in the bud. Thanks to ShabbyBlogs and their fabulously shabby backgrounds and headers- my BLOG was clad in cutie bathing suits. The space quickly morphed into an outlet for all my creative ideas and ramblings wrapped up in a cute bathing suit. Slightly different from what the title indicated.
A few months later, I went nutso and opened an Etsy shop. It needed a Fabulous name. So Fairly Fabulous it became. Ooo- I'm a poet and I didn't know it. A great friend from high school sweetly volunteered her creative designer husband after (at least) a gagillion emails back and forth trying to teach me how to make my own Etsy banner. They came up with a perfect, simple, playful banner and avatar and I was off and running!
Fast forward to a month or so ago. I'm realizing all I learned in those college marketing classes was not so silly. Brand recognition is where it's at! So, I decided somehow merging Mom's Quest with Fairly Fabulous and coming up with a cohesive design needed to happen. I emailed a few close friends for suggestions. My birthday is in May and I thought, "If I can get to 100 followers and find a cute name, I will make a big push to re-do my shop and blog and have a HUGE, Grand, STUPENDOUS unveiling/Birthday GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!"
Did I get your attention?
In the meantime, a fabulous friend emailed me back with the perfect suggestion for my new blog title. THEN, I saw that cutie Sugar and Dots was offering a great low price for new April sponsors. I hesitantly emailed her, explained my upcoming plan, and asked if I should wait on my sponsorship.
And then it HAPPENED...
Kimmie from Sugar and Dots told me she has been dabbling in the idea of doing blog design and offered to DO my blog makeover for me-not just DO the makeover, but do it for a super fabulous, amazingly generous rate AND make a coordinating Etsy banner (because we were going for uniformity/brand recognition, remember?) AND still let me be a sponsor for April. I say 'let' because WOW. It's an honor. Have you SEEN how cute her blog is?
So- if you are new around these parts Welcome- We are all new here.
If you are a long time friend or follower- Welcome BACK. It's new, it's fresh. It's fun.
It's Kimmie super glamalama?
What? Don't like that one?
OK- How about radtastic?
I got it....
No seriously- ask her. It's funny. True Story.
As for the new digs-I love 'em.
I hope you do, too.
OH- and if you are feeling let down because you saw the big giant words giveaway extravaganza and didn't ACTUALLY see any giveaways...well....you just wait.
May will be here before you know it.