new and hopefully improved




Hello dear friends.  I've finally, after 9 years of blogging, updated the layout of this blog.  I hired Shari at Little Blue Deer to help me overhaul it.  She has exquisite taste and I think it looks so chic I could cry.  But the main reason I did it was because I got so many requests for the simple things I use each day, I wanted a permanent place for you to see them.  By clicking the pictures on the sidebar it will take you directly to the site for you to read about and make an informed decision for yourself whether or not you want it.  There are usually tons of reviews of the product so you don't have to rely on my opinion alone.  If you were to purchase directly thru my link I will be paid a very small commission.  You don't pay that commission though, the company selling the product pays it.  So I make a little, you save and it seems a win win.  If that offends you in any way, just ignore the whole thing!

I made a few mistakes when transferring the blog and lost my blog list which I will begin to rebuild.  Also, I deleted my followers list. I don't even know if that is relevant any longer but if you are no longer getting some sort of notification you can resubscribe easily. I'm sure for the next few days/weeks I'll be tweaking things left and right so I ask for your patience:)

Now you can easily click on my Instagram button and see what is happening there without even having an Instagram account. Another neat little trick is that if you want to Pin a photo to Pinterest all you have to do is hover over the top left of a photo and a little Pin will appear and just click it and it's done!  That's kinda cool.

So hopefully this will all make it easier for you readers who have been with me a long time and also for new readers.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me all these years. You readers are the most important part of this blog, thank you so much.  Here's to many more years of blogging!  xo



76 comments

  1. Very pretty indeed!

    The logo does take a long time to load on my phone but no doubt I won't notice that at home on my laptop :)

    Look forward to furure content!!

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    1. thank you LMK. sorry for the slow loading:) xo

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  2. I love it! It's beautiful, and totally fits your style. I am never offended by being offered links for which you might make a small commission. While keeping a blog going for nine years might be fun, I imagine it is also work. It's a nice way for you to receive some compensation, and for us to continue to be able to enjoy your blog. So happy to hear that you intend to keep blogging!

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    1. thank you kathy and i appreciate your thoughts on the links. i've been pretty uncomfortable with them in the past and now i just have to get over it.:) xoxo

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  3. I love it... Simple, chic, pretty, uncluttered. Just like you and your fab life! Congrats on the new look!

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  4. Looks great! Congratulations!

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  5. First time commenting but I've been around here for a long time and have to say that I love the changes! The logo is fabulous. You've done a great job of updating beautifully while retaining simplicity. BTW, I follow you via Bloglovin and it worked like a charm as always.

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    1. thank you lori for hanging around for so long.:) and good to know about bloglovin i appreciate that input. xoxo

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  6. Wonderful to hear you have no plans to discontinue the blog, and I love the new header; it is indeed chic (and sort of 'French' to me). (I love all things France!)

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  7. Your new and improved blog is lovely Janet.
    I am happy when I see a new post from you pop up in my feed...
    thank you for your dedication to blogging and I wish you continued success.
    XO

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  8. Beautiful! I love Shari too. She designed my blog as well. She is fabulous! Coco

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    1. thank you coco. i tried clicking on your blog and cannot find it?! xoxo

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  9. Congratulations, Janet, and I'm getting a good message from this move. This is a beautiful site that screams serenity, and if that sounds like an oxymoron, so be it!

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  10. Your new design is tres chic, and a lovely reflection of your style. Thank you for inspiring me (and others) to live a thoughtful and beautiful life.

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  11. I have always loved your blog, and this lovely redesign just adds to the experience. I might read some of the archives just to enjoy it more !

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  12. It's beautiful and classy and perfectly you! I like the links.

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  13. Love the new layout! And the links - I'm a relatively new follower, and enjoy your clothing 'referrals.' Also, I'm going to try the B-12!

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    1. thanks connie, let me know if that link works. xoxo

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  14. Hi Janet, love the new look, the logo is just lovely. xo

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    1. oh thank you diana, you are so sweet to say. xoxo

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  15. Oui ! De l' autre janet

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    1. oh! i missed this, which janet are you, i know several. :)

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  16. It is so chic! It is just so good. I really like it! I like the links and how simply it is all laid out. And, I am still getting the email when you post. Congratulations on a lovely new site!

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    1. thank you kathy, i really appreciate it. xoxo

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  17. Love your new layout! I also like that we can peruse your favorite things and it is not the least bit offensive that you may get a little compensation. And, now I am able to easily see your Instagram posts. Thank you for your very lovely blog!

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    1. thank you marilyn and happy it makes it easier for you. xoxo

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  18. Janet, your blog update is absolutely lovely! Do you have a subscribe by email button?
    Thanks, Deni

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    1. thank you deni! yes in the upper right hand side below the social icon buttons. xoxo

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  19. Your blog update is very elegant. I'm glad you have the links to Janet-worthy products. Like Anon, above, I would like to subscribe by email, if possible.

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    1. thank you kathy! the subscribe box is up in the right hand side of the blog right below the lets get social icons. xo

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  20. My "relationship" with you has lasted longer than either one of my two marriages! You have provided me with years of inspiration and i am so glad you are still hanging in there with us. The new logo and layout are lovely and perfectly Janet.

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    1. thank you melodee, that is so funny re your marriages - i think! lol thank you for sticking with me all these years.:) xo

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  21. Love your blog; so so happy you decided to stay public!!!

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    1. thanks donna and yes, i'm in for the longggg haul. lol

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  22. Wonderful, Janet. And I am thrilled to still be receiving email notifications.

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  23. Janet, your re-vamp is lovely. I'm so glad you've decided to continue blogging.

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  24. I'm not one to comment often but wanted to let you know your new design is just beautiful. Looking forward to many more beautiful posts. You are such an inspiration!

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    1. awww thank you dawn, you are sweet to say. xoxo

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  25. I love the new look and it seems to me that it reflects you exquisite style. I can hardly wait for each new post.
    xo,
    Karen

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  26. Bravo Janet & Shari. The new design is wonderful! Here's to many more happy blogging days ahead.

    Deb ☺️

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    1. yes! here's to many more. thank you deb. xoxo

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  27. I really love it! What a great job Shari has done. Incredibly good news for all of us that you'll keep blogging, you've inspired me so much Janet. XX

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  28. Lovely - such a treat to the eyes! So happy you're continuing the blog!

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  29. What a treat that you'll be continuing to blog Janet from such an elegant space. Don't mind the product links at all even though they're often not available in South Africa.

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  30. LOOKING GREAT!!!!!!!!
    SO, NOW YOU MUST CONTINUE!!!!!!!!!!!!XX

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  31. Janet,

    I have, like many of your followers, been a long-time reader. Your new layout if beautifully done. Thanks for hanging in there and sharing your lovely self with us. Julia

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    1. julia, thank you so much for hanging in there thru the lean times:) xoxo

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  32. I'm also so glad that you're keeping it going and with beautifully renewed vigor. I love blogs because they are patient and will wait until their authors rediscover the enthusiasm as we pretty much always will.

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    1. thank you saj. yes, they are patient...thankfully! xo

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  33. Your cottage looks so clean bright and fresh and if none of your furniture is new, you must have some very lucky finds.

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    1. thank you polly (i love your name!) i've been v lucky but 95% is old! xo

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  34. Hi Janet, great new look, current and classic meet! So glad to see you will continue blogging, I have enjoyed aĺl of your posts, a ton of inspiration here��
    Cheers from
    Rita


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  35. Hi thanks, but unfortunately my real name is Pauline!!

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  36. really liking the new look! I am so happy you will continue to blog, I get such inspiration from you.
    Darby

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  37. This is so delightful. Of all the blogs in blogland, yours I love the most (and your Insta!)

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  38. How fun, a change and it is a lovely one indeed! Best of all you are going to keep writing...love that the most.

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