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Brand New Blog!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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If you haven’t noticed already, my blog has a new look! And a new name and url address! Please feel free to change your links to www.annamcclurg.com. However, the old link will redirect to my new address automatically. It took me forever to figure out which name to finally use for this blog, but I was annoyed with my previous name (Wildflowers::Pretty) which doesn’t really make sense. And I was getting sick and tired of “gracefullady” because that name really doesn’t belong anymore. Plus even if I wanted that name, the domain name is already taken. I decided to simply use my name and call it good. I know it’s boring, but I just couldn’t think of a creative name that I liked! I hope it isn’t too confusing, since I already have a website with my maiden name “Allen.” But “annamcclurg.com” was available so I snapped it up while I could. And now that I have my very own url, I can drop the “blogspot” and hopefully that will make my blog look a little more legit! What do you think?

I have been trying to think of ways to “reinvent” my blog for a long time now and I thought a face-lift and a proper url was just the thing I needed to get started. I have a lot of interests, more than just sewing and I think it would be fun to share these here. I would love to write more beauty posts, maybe some makeup and hair tutorials. Or even some book reviews or product reviews. Maybe even share some of my daily routines with you? What do you guys want to know? Lately I have been reading a cute little diet book (I’m really not one to “diet”!) that I recently discovered called The Little Book of Thin which talks about how to create healthy eating habits to stay slim without getting into a dieting trap. I could write my thoughts on this book if you are curious. I’ve also been working on clearing my skin with a few herbal supplements and would be happy to talk about what I’ve been doing to clear up my hormonal acne (it got really bad from going off bcp recently). I also have some fun curling wand tutorials that I would love to share. I have been getting pretty good at my cat eyeliner flick and I’m always experimenting with fun ways to do 1960’s inspired makeup on myself. Would you be interested in some beauty tutorials like that? And of course I like to update you on what I’ve been working on over at Anna Allen Clothing, from time to time. Including what I’ve been sewing and fashion related topics. I would absolutely LOVE to hear what you are most interested in reading about here on my “new” blog! Feel free to comment here or email me if you have any suggestions!

xoxo
Anna

P.S. I finally figured out a way to reply to individual comments. I don’t know why I hadn’t figured that out before! So now it is much easier for me to reply to questions and comments in the comment section of each post. 


Images from a recent afternoon at Lake Sammamish, Washington. 

14 comments :

  1. The new look is great and yay for getting your own url :) I'd LOVE to read about the herbal skin care and make-up tutorials! I like getting to 'know' (as far as that goes online) the person behind a business so I'm looking forward to reading more about your other interests.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Kristina! I love talking about skincare and beauty and will definitely be putting together a blog post or two on the subject. Thank you so much for your feedback. I have really gotten off the wagon with this blog and hope to pick it back up again with more regular posts.

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  2. Your new blog looks wonderful! I love how it has evolved over the years. I would love to see skin care and make-up tutorials too. I enjoy your day-to-day life posts - beautiful walks, curling up with a cup of tea, friends over, books you are enjoying, clothes you are working on...

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    1. Thank you! It really has changed a lot since I started, hasn't it? Sometimes I'm tempted to delete certain posts, but then I ultimately decide that's all part of a natural progression and sometimes it's fun to see what I was up to back then. I hope this new change on my blog is the "kick in the pants" I need to start blogging regularly. Hopefully I'll have enough to talk about to post at least once a week. Thank you again for commenting! xoxo

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  3. I will bookmark your new blog as I enjoy reading your blog. You inspired me to make my own clothes! I love your blog, it is just so lovely and heart-warming.

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    1. Hi, Susan! Thank you so much for your kind and sweet comment. I sometimes wonder if anyone ever reads my blog anymore because I hardly ever post anymore. But hopefully that will change! I also would love to do some crafty posts and possibly sewing tutorials once I have my sewing patterns available. Thank you again! xoxo

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    2. I have been reading your blog for some time. I can't even remember how I found you blog, I think I was looking for blogs with sewing in tags. I just enjoy sewing and knitting and its good to know other people are out there doing that too.

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  4. Love this new blog! It would be so nice to see some hair and make up tutorial...But I will love whatever you choose to post! <3

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! You know I love hair and makeup so I'm definitely planning some posts on those subjects! xoxo <3

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  5. Your new website looks lovely! I think all of your ideas sound wonderful, I look forward to reading them. xoxo

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  6. New website looks great! I would love your reviews on the book and estroblock, both sound really intriguing.

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    1. Thank you for your suggestions! I'm glad you like the new look! :) I'll definitely be writing a blog post on those topics. I only just started using Estroblock in the last few weeks, but so far it seems to be working. I'll wait a bit longer before writing a post on it to make sure! xo

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  7. I am SO excited for your upcoming patterns!!!! Would love some sneak previews :)

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