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About this whole new look thing

 I thought I'd explain a bit more about what's going on with this little redesign.

Mostly, I just needed a change. Perhaps you did, too?

I might miss the three columns of my old site, but I think this traditional format is a little more reader-friendly when it comes down to it.

The logo was designed by my lovely friend, the very talented Lisa Cleary. I really dig what she did with it--it's a nice nod to the old look with a bit of a twist. And the swooshy dash! So fun!

My very limited Illustrator skills and I created the dash-y background. I know. Fancy.

Here's some answers to questions that keep coming up (but bear with me as I learn this new format):

Where are we?

Squarespace. I switched because I really like how much control I get here, design-wise. I pay a small monthly fee as opposed to the free site I had on Wordpress.com, but I think it's worth it. It's nice not to be stuck in a template anymore.

How can I get updates through my news reader?

Please use the URL http://mdashing.squarespace.com. I'm not sure why iGoogle (etc.) won't pick up the normal URL right now, but I will let you know if and when it's updated. 

How can I get updates via email?

I'm still trying to figure that out. Stay tuned! 

How are you?

I'm doing just fine. How about you?

Reader Comments (5)

Your place looks great! Congrats on the tour too!

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Hi Amy: I love the new look of the blog - clean, uncluttered like your cute apartment - love it! congrats on the tour with Apartment Therapy, how fun!! :)) Best wishes for a Happy New Year too!

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Amy -- I LOVE the new look. So very you. Very excited for the change!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I love the new look! So clean and fresh - perfect for the new year! I've been thinking I need a new look myself, so I've been "shopping"... might have to look into Squarespace.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ Baking Therapy

The new website looks great! Everything: logo, texture, layout. Very nice work.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFrançois

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