One morning over breakfast late last year, I suggested to French Boy that I'd like to renovate the (blog)house. With his usual enthusiasm for my inevitably painstaking & arduous projects, he raised an eyebrow, smiled and shouted in his beautiful accent, "let's do it!!!"
Many weekends, late nights and long days later (is it normal for a couple to spend ridiculous amounts of hours on a computer rather than do like, other stuff?!), here we are, standing at the freshly painted front door, ready to cut the ribbon and cross the threshold. I'm so excited!
Today's post is a little impromptu housewarming invitation for each of you.
Please take a glass of bubbly or your favourite celebratory beverage, and enjoy a stroll through the newly improved (blog)house at your leisure. Click on things and see where they take you. Stay as long as you like and visit as often as you like, I adore your company and wanted to give you even more reasons to stop by.
And I really wanted to keep. it. simple. as I know many of you have expressed to me that you like the (blog)house for it's simplicity and calmness. So you'll notice it's really not that different to before, just easier to navigate to your favourite categories, with a few personal touches added because well, you know I can't help but doodle all over a nice clean white page!
Shall I give you a little tour?
Okay, well first up you'll notice the tabs at the top of the page. Each room in the (blog)house is easy to access from there. You can also access these rooms by clicking on the little home in the right side bar.
The sound studio, library, kitchen and the guest quarters will now be active blogs! I will be quietly reviewing the books I read in the library, while the sound studio will be filled with my new musical compositions, music inspirations and soundscapes. And each month or so I will feature new guests in both the kitchen and guest quarters - each week they will post something special just for you. My kitchen guest is already cooking up a storm - I am so happy to welcome my dear friend & food stylist Yvette van Boven! Go and see what she is up to in there if you can't already smell the delicious aromas. My new guest in the guest quarters will be arriving first thing in the morning. I can't wait!
I have created a separate page for my very special blogroll so that I can add more and more of my favourite blogs to the list. And here on the main page you'll notice an 'in the spotlight' section in the right side bar where I will feature blogs each week that I just can't get enough of. Take a look at who is in the spotlight this week!
Now what else can I tell you. Oh yes, I've been gathering some stella post subjects over the past months, saving them for this new improved backdrop, and I'm so pleased to be able to share them all with you now. So watch this space in coming weeks, you will not want to miss a thing! Or better still, subscribe. And please tell ALL your friends to come by too, everyone and anyone is welcome here at the (blog)house, the more the merrier.
Thank you everyone, for your enthusiasm and support in my creative endeavours. I do hope you are happy here and please let me know if you notice any flaws or if there are things you find don't work - there will no doubt be a few creases to iron out and I would absolutely love your feedback.
And I'd just like to take this opportunity to shout out a very special thank you to French Boy. He has been an integral part in helping to create what I envisioned for the (blog)house, having the incredible talent to be able to talk to computers in their own language. So merci beaucoup mon amour, for all your hard work and dedication.
Okay that's it, I'll let you wander around, and i'll be back here in the morning to introduce you to our new guest.