Friday, November 9, 2012

You like my new look??

So....you're probably noticing things look a little different around here, right? 

Well, it's no lie to say I've been MIA for awhile.  Posting when I can....promising to comment on your blogs when I can.  I've tried...really, I have.

Somewhere I simply lost my passion for writing. 

It's not that I don't have a lack of subject matter.  Oh no, quite the opposite.  You know my kids and Tim are always good for a funny story or two.

It's just that I wasn't enjoying it as much as I used to.  It was time for me to step away and focus on taking better care of myself.

Now that the little twins are in kindergarten a few hours a day, I've been spending that time working out. 

Jillian Michaels and I....we're total BFF's now.  She kicks my ass on a daily basis and I love it.  Oh and Shaun T's been helping me get some hard-core abs and getting my disco groove on.

But there was part of me that missed blogging....and writing, in general.  I just needed something to light a fire under my ass....something that would get me excited about it again.

A new blog design...that was it!!  It was exactly what I needed to get my mojo back!

I had the pleasure again of working with Laura at Likely Lola Design!  You may recall she's the graphic designer who did my wonderful blog makeover last year!

Laura is super talented and has awesome ideas when it comes to blog design.  She's also eager to please and wants her customers to be happy with the final results.   I showed her several blogs featuring either fonts or designs I admired and she was able to come up with the perfect look for me!

Please check out some of her work by visiting Likely Lola.  You can also like her on Facebook (Likely Lola Design) and follow her on Twitter.

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26 comments:

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Love the new look, Helene!

And I'm glad to hear you're enjoying a little more time to yourself...and you're having fun taking care of yourself, too...but -- selfishly! -- I hope to see you back in the blog world soon! ;)

amoryg said...

Love your new layout!!! It's so pretty.

Jenny said...

It's so cheerful! I think I'm done blogging. I just don't have the time and have lost interest right now.

I'm glad you're back, as I still like reading blogs.

Charlene said...

Looks great and I agree with the other ladies...we need you back, so don't let Jillian have all the fun!

Jode said...

loving the fresh new look! Must admit Jillian is living in my closet a fair bit since the twins were born but so pleased she gets to come out an play with you now!
Know what you mean about needing to take a break...glad you are still here though x

Nobodys Nothings said...

i love the new look. :) i understand not being able to find the time/desire to blog... i'm finally just now getting the bug back after a near 2 year slow streak and url switch.

Heather Mott said...

So so happy you are back. I missed your hilarious stories. Very excited

Eva Gallant said...

Nice new look, but I miss the photo of the kids and their dad.

Barbara said...

I love the new look!

Karen Peterson said...

I love the new look! Maybe that's the kick I need too.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Love love love the new look!!! I'm really into the blue and green these days!!!

You're an inspiration with the fitness!!! I'm 3 kgs away from the. Weight I was when my twins were born.... And nowhere near pregnant!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Love love love the new look!!! I'm really into the blue and green these days!!!

You're an inspiration with the fitness!!! I'm 3 kgs away from the. Weight I was when my twins were born.... And nowhere near pregnant!

Undernehr said...

I love the new look. New stuff is always good motivation :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You and the blog are BOTH looking great!!

Samantha said...

Love the new look!

I've been a terrible blogger too...no posting...no reading...haven't really felt like it...haha, so I understand.

IASoupMama said...

This looks fantastic! I feel like I'm on vacation...

Welcome back and lookin' good, mama!

Natalie said...

Ooohh it does look good! And yes we miss your funny life posts!

Twins Squared said...

Love the new design! It looks so glorious and serene, kind of like your life, right? LOL!

Glad you are back!

Missy | Literal Mom said...

Loving your new look!

*LLUVIA* said...

Very nice!! I like it!!!

I left for about a year and am now back. I too, got busy with life!

I redid my blog as well, but I now have a new subject to cover. It's all about my weightloss, but with a twist of humor! LOL

Shell said...

Love the new look- and you are missed! xo

Sela Toki said...

I luv it Helene. Like you, I've been MIA too. Not that anyone noticed. LOL But it's good to be back and meet up again in different wonderful blocks.

WhisperingWriter said...

Welcome back! I love your new look.

championm2000 said...

Love the new look! A little interior design always gets me motivated too (although that's usually what I call re-arranging the junk--ha!)

Lisa said...

Helene, I've been MIA as well but not doing anything nearly as productive as you. Love the new look.

Tiffany said...

You go girl!! Focus on you. Nice.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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