Notice anything different? My blog got a facelift! And a new name!

I have been blogging at Sweet Tea & Skyscrapers since I first moved to Jacksonville in 2009. When I created the blog, it was meant to be a “diary” of my journey moving from a small town in Georgia to the big city of Jacksonville, and then who knew where next. I wanted to share milestones in my life, things I loved about the city, how my life was changing after the move, andΒ  updates as I transitioned from college life to professional, “grown-up” life.Β  After a while, I noticed that my posts started migrating from those things to more about things that I really enjoyed … beauty, makeup, fashion, and events that I love to plan. So, for the past year, I’ve been brainstorming options on what to do. Should I start a new blog from scratch? That’s a lot of work, and I’d hate to lose all of the posts I created and followers I’ve gained along the way. Should I just find a way to transition from one blog to another? If so, how the heck was I going to make that work? And what in the heck would I call it? And … is blogging even still relevant in today’s world of social media? Of course it its. And honestly, I don’t care. This is a passion project of mine, and I’ll do it until I the day I don’t have the desire, if ever that day may come.

I can’t tell you how many names I came up with, how many URLs I purchased, and how many times I started a brand new blog from scratch. After new blog after blog, I decided I didn’t want to start from scratch. I love what I built on ST&S, and I wanted to keep it. Just with a new name, new look, and new direction. So, after lists and headaches and brainstorm sessions with my hubby and friends, I finally came up with the name:

This Blonde Life.

This Blonde Life is about me, a blonde for 29 years (except that one summer I thought it was a good idea to be a brunette – and it was horrible on me) who is proud of her hair color and everything that comes along with it. To make it even better, I just so happened to marry a blonde man (which I never thought I’d do!), and I think it’s a pretty safe bet to say that our future children will end up with a head of blonde hair, too! To me, the title is perfect for talking all things girly and beauty, along with all the fun that happens with my blonde family.

So, if you haven’t already, please subscribe to my blog (over to the right of this screen), and ‘Like’ my Facebook page so you can stay up-to-date with my latest posts. In addition to life updates and milestones, I’ll be bringing you tutorials, videos, product reviews and suggestions, hair and makeup tips, fashion advice and deals, my thoughts on trends, and so much more. OH! And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel … that’s where I’ll be sharing my video tutorials and Vlogs.

If you have any post requests or suggestions, please leave me a comment below and I promise I will do my best to get right on it!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the “new” blog!

XO,
Blakeley

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