Notice anything?

Thanks to the lovely and wonderful team of Lizzie and Isaiah of Love Your Way and ctrl-p, my blog now KICKASSTASTIC!  A post about the process will soon follow, but let’s just say that there were Gorgonzola burgers, puppy kisses, amazing (and quick) design involved, along with much awe on my part.  There will be more changes as we go, so please email me and let me know if there is anything wonkadoodle going on.  (and if there is, it’s more than likely because I jacked with something Lizzie and Isaiah did.)

I’d like to thank all you lovely little moppets for your patience.  While I didn’t intend the hiatus to be this long, it’s been worth it.

ALSO!  If you haven’t sent out your pen pal letter, SEND ‘EM!  If you haven’t received anything, let me know.  And if you HAVE, then send me an email about it!  Give a synopsis of what you and your pal would be doing, and send photos if the letter or envelope was especially fun or pretty.  I got mine and it is AWESOME and I can’t wait to share.

SO!  What’s new?  Tell me things…

 

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38 comments on “Notice anything?

  1. Kirsty {a safe mooring}
    August 22, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    Looking FABulous, dahling! That Lizzie and Isaiah are very clever. Lovely to have you back.

  2. Torie
    August 22, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    you’re back! and looking so new and shiny! can’t wait to get my penpal letter

    • kindofamess
      August 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

      I know yours went out the teensiest bit late, but it’ll be there soon!

      • Torie
        August 23, 2011 at 1:03 am #

        I don’t mind late xx

  3. d-day
    August 22, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    ooh yay! love the new digs! welcome back 🙂

    I sent AND received pen pal letters! I will email you about it when i get home, gotta take some pics of the super sweet letter I got, with pictures! 🙂 I just hope I put enough postage on what I sent my pen pal… hope she received it! 😮

  4. francine
    August 22, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    it looks so good!

    • kindofamess
      August 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

      Thanks! Even the default gravatar pics for people are pretty, no?

      • ElfPuddle
        August 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

        Wait, these aren’t the same? *is confused* Hurry up and end, Monday!

        • kindofamess
          August 23, 2011 at 11:52 am #

          I THOUGHT they were different, but now I don’t know…now I’M confused!!

  5. Kerry
    August 22, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    UGH now I have ugly blog shame, THANKS A LOT.

    Sorry, that was the Monday talking.

    I really do love it. And you! And Lizzie and Isaiah! And blogging in general, and puppies!

    Sorry, that was the Vodka talking.

    • kindofamess
      August 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      Vodka at 8am makes me love you even more.

      And whatever, I saw your fancy blog AND new hair. Color me JEALOUS. (And not redheaded, which makes me sad.)

  6. Erin
    August 22, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Ooooo, MUCH liking here. Love the new design, and so glad you’re back!
    The only thing I have to report is that I made a kick-asstastic lemon meringue pie for a family party this weekend and cemented my reputation with the in-laws. This is exciting because it means I never have to endure another crummy supermarket excuse for pie again. CHEERS!

    • kindofamess
      August 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

      You’ve mastered the lemon meringue?? I bow down to your superior baking abilities….

      • Erin
        August 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

        I give all credit to Joy of Cooking. Irma is my kitchen hero.

  7. Beylit
    August 22, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    Ohh pretty pretty! I like the new design a lot. Not that the old layout was bad or anything, just different, and it was nice, but this one is nice and new, which is nice in a different sort of way….I need more sleep.

    • kindofamess
      August 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

      YES. More sleep needed here too. Let’s go take naps….

  8. Nicole
    August 22, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    So pretty! And I was so excited to see your name in my reader 🙂 Hope all is better and well.

  9. ElfPuddle
    August 22, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    I’m glad the hiatus was worth it. You definitely deserved a break!

    I sent and received my letters…and will tell you all about it later.

    PapaMonkey and I had a fabulous weekend with the kids, and now we both feel as if we’d been run over by trucks. I hope that’s just the Monday talking.

    • kindofamess
      August 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

      Monday…grrr. (I always feel like Garfield when I hate on Mondays…)

  10. meghan
    August 22, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    I love it. Love love love it. I need to contact them about designing baby announcements. Seriously. Gotta start that baby out in style.

    • kindofamess
      August 22, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

      YES! See, you’re already an awesome mom…

  11. lizzie
    August 22, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Yay! So glad you like it, Alyssa (and awesome people)!

  12. Kristy
    August 22, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Very nice! Well done, Lizzie & Isaiah!

    (I’m jealous of your Lili’s Bistro burgers. The only burgers near me now are Dairy Queen and Sonic, and it’s NOT THE SAME.)

  13. Katie Mae
    August 22, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Love the new layout! I thought the old one was pretty, but this one is easier to navigate.

    I did finally send and receive my pen pal letters. I got a very pretty card from New England. I’ll send you a photo.

  14. Jenny
    August 22, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Yay! Welcome back! Love the new look, very pretty 🙂

  15. Lauren
    August 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    WAHHOO!!! Looking crazytown fabulous!!

  16. Army Amy
    August 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    I missed hearing your voice around these here parts. Glad you’re back!*

  17. Moz
    August 23, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    I missed you! My news is that I am loving my last semester of my degree. And my favourite film clip this year is still Jon Hamm and the blue yeti for Herman Dune’s ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Know’.

  18. Katie Jane
    August 23, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    The blog looks SO GOOD!!!!! And I’m so glad you’re back!!!

  19. Ms. Bunny
    August 24, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    I’m late to the game but I LOVE the new look!

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