Thursday Things & LinkUp


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Here are this week’s Thursday Things

1. My blog is going to be called Averie Cooks going forward.

New averie cooks logo pink plate with fork and knife

I haven’t officially changed the URL, so you will still type in to access my site, but the name of the blog, logo, and some minor cosmetic mini-makeover type changes to my homepage are underway.

Those are the technical difficulties I was alluding to yesterday and if you tried to access my site in the past 24 hours and have noticed anything strange, that’s what’s up. I’ve got tech people working on things, but since nothing ever goes according to plan, and I couldn’t just do a big, happy, It’s Done and Here’s the Big Reveal type post, I figured I’d clue you in to what’s been going on and spill the beans rather unceremoniously.

2. I changed my Twitter name to @AverieCooks

If you used to follow me at @LoveVeggiesYoga, you don’t have to do a thing. You’re now following me @AverieCooks. Twitter makes it easy to make that change without losing a single follower.

My Facebook Fan Page is a whole different story because if you have more than 100 fans, Facebook will not allow you to change the name of your fan page. You have to start from ground zero and create a brand new one with the new name and I’m not sure I want to do that.

3. I changed my Instagram name to AverieSunshine

4. Why did I change the name of my blog?

When I started my blog three years ago, I had no idea that I’d stick with blogging, what I’d wind up wanting to blog about, or any of the twists and turns life could or would take. The blog name that suited me three years ago is not the blog name that suits the current focus and direction of my blog today or that I’ve been going in the past year or so.

Although I do love vegetables, and I do love yoga, I also love baking, desserts, and cooking in general, so it was time for a new name.

Not to mention, the daily emails, comments, and confusion that folks are under when they find my blog based on name only and see something like this plastered on the home page, when they were expecting vegetables and yoga, well yeah, change was needed.

Oreo Cookie Stuffed Brownies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I’m eventually going to change the  URL to but let’s take things one tech glitch one thing at a time.

5. The new Canon 5D Mark III has been revealed. This is very big news in photography circles. If you’re a photographer, you may want to pre-order now, but first you may want to win the lottery.

Canon 5D Mark III digital camera advertisement


6. I recently posted about Flour and a comparison and discussion.

Shelf of bags of flour

A reader directed me to this Cook’s Illustrated comparison of all-purpose flours

“We set out to learn if there was a single all-purpose flour that could best handle most any recipe. Six months later, we had the answer….”

You can subscribe for a free trial to Cooks Illustrated if you want the answer.

7. The winner of the Digital Kitchen Scale & Nutritionist Consultation Giveaway is Paula who said,

“I would use a digital scale to weigh ingredients in grams for recipes that don’t also give the US equivalent.”

8. I need a drink. It’s been a couple of very crazy days. But since it’s a little early for booze, I’m going to settle for apple pie in a cup.

Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie

two jars of Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie

9. If that doesn’t work, I’ll move on to one of these.

10. And if that doesn’t work, chocolate and peanut butter always works to calm the nerves and make everything right with the world.

Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispies Smores Bars

Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispies Smores Bars

If you’re a blogger, do you like the name of your blog? Ever thought of changing it?

Even if you’re not a blogger, thinking about where you were in your life years ago, compared to where you are today, no doubt many of us have changed dramatically, and in many different facets of our lives. No one has a crystal ball and can predict where we’re going to be in years to come. All you can do is take one day at a time and enjoy the ride.

Evolving, tweaking, growing, trying new things, changing. It’s a beautiful thing.

Changing your blog at a tech level? It’s not a beautiful thing.

What are your Thursday Things?

Feel free to Link Up anything fun, exciting, tasty, or noteworthy you’ve made, seen, or want to showcase by clicking on the blue button.

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  1. “Love Veggies and Yoga” is what brought me to the site in the first place–I think I was looking for fellow veg yogis. But obviously the treats are what kept me here! And I’m all for changing anything to pink!

  2. Good for you Averie! I love it and I love the gradual changes you’ve made over the years.

    life is an evolution isn’t it?

    and that camera???

    I just FINALLY bought myself a DSLR but it’s a baby T3….but I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
    I love following you in Instagram so I’ll have to go make sure I’m still in the loop!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Congrats on your T3! Glad you love it! And wow, can’t believe you and I have known each other from way back when :)


  3. I just started my blog and I absolutely LOVE my name (Queen Acres). I did a post about why I chose it:

    but I’m kind of in the same boat you were three years ago. I hope my blog turns into something interesting and big someday, but I can’t predict what turn it will make. Over the last two months, it hasn’t really had anything to do with what I intended for it, but I’m ok with that, I’m still trying to get the hang of it, so until then, I’ll just keep blogging about whatever I can.

    Even if my blog does take a different turn (like yours has) I think I’ll still keep the name, because to me it will always be something cute between my husband and me. But I don’t blame you for changing your name, and can completely understand why you did. Regardless, I love your new look! Very fresh :)

  4. Great news- I think the new name is very fitting! I love your blog evolution and attitude, it must be a little scary to change what has not only been a great popular blog for the past years, but also your brand! I also think it’s brilliant that you have found your niche and focus on that! I wish you continued success and good luck with the tech stuff!
    I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while and I did secure a domain, which should be flexible enough until I find my niche…now I just need to get that thing up and running…
    Ha ha, I KNEW the MarkIII would be in your Thursday things ;-) We’ve been researching cameras obsessively for a couple of months, but with pretty specific needs, the choice is (thankfully…) narrowed down to only a handfull, the 5Ds being on that list. I look forward to reading more reviews of the Mark III… would you go for it if it didn’t cost a gazillion $$$?
    Oh, I thought I’d better mention; I receive notifications of your new posts vira email and, at the moment, I cannot click through directly. It comes up with an error message.

    1. Sorry sorry!!! False alert! It was my stupid computer… clicking through from the emails is working just fine! Sorry!

  5. Your photos are amazing already, no need to upgrade! :)
    Well, I mean to say your food looks great and you are a great food photographer…

  6. Change and transitions are tough, but I’m so glad you’re sticking it out to follow your heart in a different creative direction! =)

  7. Dear Averie, I am so happy for you. You are a very brave person to challenge a three years of hard work in blogging industry, building your name and your niche here, and change it. Brave move, but I am sure people who love you as Love veggies and yoga would love your new name. Congratulations! I love the new look and logo, i am not really fond of pink, but it’s your blog, and I wish you good luck!
    I’ve been blogging for only 6 months and already want to change the name because it doesn’t serve the whole purpose of my ideas. I was very naive to think that I can change the way people look at the food in the middle of the country just because I show them how to make a healthy food. I don’t know how long it will take to change a very obese population’s minds in the region where I live now, that meat, potatoes, and driving to a mail box won’t cure their problem. One can’t change someone who doesn’t want to change. So, with our departure approaching, I’ve been thinking of changing the name quite often. I do still want to be a healthy lifestyle blog, and I have some ideas to elaborate on the new pages. My question is: do I change it now, in the place no one has a real interest to read about, or I change after we move back to Seattle (or any other place on the West Coast)? Decisions, decisions… Thank you for a good question!

  8. I love the new look! Facebook is a pain isn’t it? I just started my blog last month but I’m already changing the name and looking for a new layout, logo, etc.

  9. I loved the old header so much but I really love this one even more!! The colors and the clean style – its perfect.

    I stood in front of the oreos at the store tonight – no birthday cake flavor. Mint though…I din’t get them and I’m kicking myself now.

  10. Let’s just not look at what the camera costs… :) Or maybe I should and put a quick ending to wanting one! Excited for your website changes! Had to laugh at the people looking for veggies and yoga and wait, what is that, CHOCOLATE??? Those S’mores bars will likely be in my dreams tonight. So amazing!

    1. Well the cosmetic changes are now done, 99.9% of the way, so it’s up and live! One day I will change the actual URL but for now, can’t even think of migrating, merging, all my recipes on FG, TS, Pinterest, it could become a nightmare! STresses me just thinking about it!

  11. I like the new name!! But I wanted mostly to Thank You for the heads up on the 1,000 day old gouda cheese at Trader Joes. I don’t get to go to TJ very often, since it’s not in my area, so when I do I load up. I decided to try the gouda and bought one of the smaller pieces. Oh, my!!!!!!!! It’s heavenly! Thank you so much…I would never have known about it or bought it otherwise, since cosmetically it doesn’t really look very tempting. Next time I go I’m getting a big hunk!

    1. Trust me, had they not been sampling it, I would have NEVER tried it. There are sooo many cheeses in their cases that I never have a clue what I want and just keep walking past the cases, temptation avoided :) But yeah, I really like that one and glad you do, too!

  12. Congrats on the new blog name!

    And I totally feel your pain. I changed my blog name last year, and transferring an established blog to a new url is a challenge, to say the least. Especially since I was too stubborn to hire any help! It may have been the hardest “technical” thing I’ve ever done, and it definitely took longer than I expected.

    Love the new look! :)

    1. One day I will (maybe) change the actual URL but for now, can’t even think of migrating, merging, all my recipes on FG, TS, Pinterest, it could become a nightmare! STresses me just thinking about it! Somehow it’d all have to get redirected but not sure what happens when recipes are housed on other sites and the whole thing freaks me out! Good for you for just starting over! I figure I’ll keep my URL the same, let people adjust to the new name, and one day, maybe change the name of the URL. If you have thoughts, suggestions, advice, LMK!!!

      1. You could always do a domain “mask” if you want to keep your old url, and not really change anything. But, it’s more permanent to move everything. I recommend hiring someone to do it, if you really want it done correctly. I lost a few photos in the process, and ended up just deleting the posts where that happened. (they weren’t really that great back then, anyway) ;)

        I’ve also had to keep up my old domain’s hosting plan, to keep my old links working! It’s such a pain, but that way I could set them up to forward to my new domain when someone clicked on the old link. Eventually, I’ll probably stop doing that and have the whole domain just forward to my new url.

        After saying all that… yeah, you should just stick to your url. It’s a pain.

  13. I totally love your new look!! I love your name too! It fits your blog now. I look forward to seeing what Averie Cooks!

    1. I look forward to seeing what Averie Cooks! <-- things involving PB, chocolate, and butter, for starters :)

  14. considering i change my blog name about as often as I change my toenail polish I’m totally loving this :) the other day i was remembering how a few years ago you were all “this isn’t a photography blog dont mind my ugly photos!” and now you’re getting nominated for best photo awards :) LOVE that!!

  15. I like the new name :-)

    I haven’t ever thought of changing my blog name – it is perfect for me!

  16. Hello Averie – I love the new blog name and logo. Blogs seem to be a brand that we build and brands evolve just like we do!
    Thanks for posting the iHerb code…I need to try that site.

    1. GIRL you HAVE to try it…I have saved thousands of dollars over the year. Took my bill and reduced it by 40% of what I was spending previously to finding them.

  17. Congrats on the change! Being open and willing to evolve as a human is so important but so easy to deny. I like the metaphor of a river: if it is not moving, it becomes stagnant and gets pretty gross. Meanwhile, it sometimes is moving along so smoothly it looks like a beautiful sheet of glass-it almost appears still yet only achieves this by remaining in perpetual motion. The more we change, the more we stay who we are…I did not make this metaphor up but I love it.

    1. Stagnation is just not a good thing…
      And that passage and concept…is gorgeous! I can NEVER remember things like that off the top of my head. It’s like reciting poetry, or a practical joke, off the top of my head. My brain doesn’t remember things in that format!

  18. I called mine simply J … I really don’t care for my name and so many call me J, just j … semplicemente … j. When I started reading blogs I felt that everyone had an interesting or funny catch … mine was simply me … whatever I happen to be at that time … I started as a place to post my pictures, my thoughts, my travel (OK, my business trips) … I love yoga, running (after I am done), healthy eating (when I can manage), photography (though I have no clue) … so my blog is all that and more or less at any given time … I hope that it being simply me … at a particular time and moment will be all it can be … for me.

    I hope the name will suit it going forward … because I probably won’t be able to come up with anything else … and no one really likes a nameless blog. :) :) :)

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

    1. I would have had NO idea what your name was…other than J…if I didn’t “know” you via email and if someone only uses their first initial, I figure they are doing it for privacy and i always respect that & never use their full name in a comment reply type thing.

  19. Love your new name! It goes with your new photo and reflects how your blog has evolved. Seems like you’ve found your groove! I’ve never won anything in a give away from a blog so I am excited to have won the digital scale–thank you! We’ve had trouble with our hotmail acct. for 2 days now so I can’t access my e-mail. Hopefully this will be resolved soon!

  20. Thanks for heads up on iherb! I just placed an order, I am obsessed with Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter… I highly recommend! :) Also love the new name!

  21. yay! change is good when life throws changes at you or when you feel like you need something else that suits you better. i did the same thing earlier last year. i had the domain name and i started food blogging and i just didn’t want my name in it so i changed my url and blog name to table for two and it stuck ever since :) first few days of switching over is annoying but it’s so worth it in the end! i love your new name and logo :)

    1. I love your blog name…it’s perfect and reflective of a cooking blog before someone even clicks over, which is a bonus :)

  22. Averie we think the new name is great! and yes blogs change and people change and that is ok :)
    glad you found what you enjoy and stick with it!!!
    and that oreo cake —- WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks, ladies! your site looks gorgeous…I love how you’ve transformed it over the years!!!

  23. The new name is great, congrats! :) Looking forward to following Averie Cooks!

    1. thanks, hon! Not to much is going to “change” but the site looks way better now…it’s done!

  24. just wondering and sorry if you have already commented on this.. but are you still going to have links to the yoga articles you’ve already written on your newly changed named blog? :) lol just wondering. also did you choose the winner of the yoga mat you were giving away? just wondering since i could definitely use one.. i’m using a towel! PS I love all the delicious goodness you’ve been posting great job and i support your change! onward and upward as they say..

    1. yes everything I’ve ever written will still be accessible, just don’t plan to write additional posts, or very in depth ones, on topics of fitness or yoga. But all old posts are still accessible.

      yes winner was announced the day the contest ended at the end of the post that day.

  25. Congrats! That’s the great thing about blogging… things really do tend to evolve, especially when your blog reflects your life- because life evolves! I think it’s a beautiful decision to change things.
    I feel ya on the tech stuff though- that process is not so beautiful…

    1. thank god things are 99% done as I am g-chatting with my techie right now and it’s almost done!

  26. love the name change and this post! Yes, I had Ingredients, Inc as my company website since 2001 so merged my website to a blog. Life sometimes doesn’t make sense, and you have to change things up. I love your new name, and I think it’s great!

    1. You were quite the visionary to start the company with the name you did…way back in 2001! And congrats on everything you’ve been accomplishing recently. you go girl!

  27. oh boy do I want to change my name.
    i can’t tell you how many other vanilla sugars there are out there….when i started out it was just me

    1. I honestly had your blog and another blogger confused for about a year. There are even times I type in the first few letters of vanilla, and my browser has both of you saved and her blog pops up, rather than yours, and then I have to type in your full addy. I can’t believe how many vanilla’s and sugar’s there are though…seriously. TONS!

  28. I kinda saw that coming ;) I could tell you weren´t happy any longer with the blog scheme.
    I hope things will go smoothly with this transition!
    Looking forward to your “new” blog!

  29. WOW those oreo cookie cake bite thingys look AMAZING!!!!!!! :)
    As for my blog name, it was hard for me to choose it, but right now I’m happy with run, lift, live. It suits my life for now :)

  30. Haha…I was wondering if you might be changing it sometime soon. It’s funny, even after changing the name of my blog, I still kind of think of it as “Newlywed, Newly Veg”– even though I no longer fit into either of those categories!!

    Love the new name!

    1. I know you went thru this a year or so ago…I love your (new) vibe.. NWNV seems like a lifetime ago now!

  31. We all change so much in time. It’s nice your blog is now updated to fit your style.

  32. I noticed that change! I was wondering when this change happened (I haven’t been reading blogs frequently for awhile so I thought I had lots of catching up to do lol). I love how you didn’t stick to a name as a label though, and still showcased the things you cooked even if they weren’t what one would expect when searching yoga and veggies ;) I do understand the name change though. It’s a good move because it’s less specific and opens up what people may stumble upon on the web.

    Also, 5D! Yeaaah I gotta win the lottery lol. Be still my beating heart.

    1. I’ve actually been making some changes and brainstorming some things for my blog too. I have some questions for you actually.. I think you have a lot of insight. I just have to put them into words :) As far as changing my blog’s name I have thought about it, but that didn’t last very long lol. I just wish that the person who has the url would accept my offer to buy it from them! lol so I’ll just settle for for right now :)

    2. Thursday things for today? Rain! It’s a muggy day down here (currently visiting Florida).


    1. You just have to do and buy and go with what you gut tells you…it’s so personal and I know whatever you pick will be perfect for you!

  33. I love this post! So happy you finally took the plunge. I’m in the midst of a conversion too, but luckily, my domain is so generic (jenneric, heh!) I can do anything with it. I knew that from the beginning; people change, blog content changes. That’s the internet; that’s life!

    Ok, must get that camera. I’m due for a new one. Wait until Dustin hears about what’s in my Amazon wish list, lol. He used to raise his eyebrow and say that I get one every 6 months, but I haven’t had a new DSLR in well over a year. I like shiny new stuff. :D

      1. Looks GREAT! Love the rose color and simplicity. Very new generation Averie. Don’t forget, you need a new fav icon! :)

  34. so jealous of your cannon, you GO girl! cannot wait to see you use this camera! I’ll keep gawking over your like I do the whitehouse’s photo stream on flickr…of course they use the eos mark ii

    1. Oh I don’t have this Canon! I have the 5D Mark II but not the Mark III. This is just a “thing”; I don’t own all the Thursday Things I post but of course, the Mark II isn’t shabby and I am grateful for it and take 200 pics a day with it :)

  35. Averie, i have to admit.. I was a bit scared when I went to your page yesterday! I figured you were doing some remodeling. :) I think change is a great thing. While I LOVE veggies and I do yoga almost everyday, I adore baking. I *thrive* in the kitchen, so it makes sense for my blog to be focused on baked sweets. Since I try to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, I love to bake and blog about healthier treats too. I think Averie Cooks is a fantastic new blog name and will continue to read each and everyday! PS: I love your link up! I’m glad I can showcase a sweet treat from my own blog on Averie Cooks.

    1. There was about a 90 min time window Wednesday where things were a HOT mess! That must’ve been when you were around :) It’s all done now!

  36. Adorable new logo and header! I love the colors! I’ve been blogging on and off since 2004 and have had many, various blog names and titles… for this “round,” I’ve finally decided simply to use my own name basically to avoid being pigeonholed or tied down to something I might not want to write about any more! Congrats on your upcoming update :-)

    1. I’ve finally decided simply to use my own name basically to avoid being pigeonholed or tied down to something I might not want to write about any more! = couldn’t have said it any better! Good for you!

  37. I’m down for the name change! HELLO Averie Cooks! Can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future (as always).

  38. I think change is always good. I didn’t think love veggies and yoga really was the right name for your blog but it didn’t matter because I liked your posts regardless. Keep up the good work.

  39. Love the new name! I think it is a woman’s right to change her mind, often! I hate it when people try to figure me out by putting me in a box ;) I purposly kept my website simple for that reason! Love your logo too!

  40. Glad to see your blog working again! I like the new name. Sometimes change is scary, but I actually really like it! And you’re right, it does make more sense that way. I haven’t found anything too exciting recently, but I have been trying to avoid the time suck that is Pinterest where I usually find all of my favorite ideas.

  41. I think I might miss the old name. But, totally understand the change. Sometimes I think I should have been more thoughtful about my blog name. It doesn’t really say much about me or what I blog about. But it’s still me so I’ll keep it. ;-)

  42. I love the new header and name, it suits you well!

    My Thursday thing (yes only 1) is Biscoff Spread! I was so excited to find a random jar yesterday while grocery shopping. There was just one jar and I couldn’t find the space it came from so I snatched it up figuring I would have them price check it for me at the check out. It turns out that no one knew where the jar came from, its not in their system and there is no record of pricing. They would up selling it to me for $2, SCORE! When I got home I told myself I was just going to try a spoonful………………. I ate a good 1/4 of the jar (and really had to pry it away from myself). So goooood!

  43. Oh girl, no need to justify your decision! I’m just grateful you are still going strong! You have introduced me to alot of new ideas, recipes and foods! I will admit, I miss the occasional work out posts but am grateful none the less! Make sure you still update us on that beauty of yours that I’m sure is growing like a weed!

  44. Yay, love the new name! I like that blogs can evolve and grow, just as bloggers do. I worked for a very long time on the name of my blog and am still happy with it. I do write about much more than food, but I think that you can have an ‘avid appetite’ for lots of things…and I do!

  45. Congrats on the blog change! Blogs are definitely ever evolving, as they should be – a reflection of the blogger! If there was no change, things may get a little boring. I am a newbie with blogging so for now, my blog name suits me. :)

  46. Congrats on new name change. Life is about changing even with those annoying technical problems:)
    I like the new look!!

  47. THIS IS SO EXCITING AVERIE!!!! You are such an inspiring woman, I just wanted to say that. I mean the world already knows it but it deserves to be repeated! <3


  48. Oh wow congrats on the name change! I have to say this one does suit you better :). I still refer to your yoga posts when I need inspiration but I know that the bulk of your posts are about your cooking and I LOVE that too! So excited for you! Plus I LOVE the pink and the aesthetic of your new logo – gorgeous!

  49. Congrats on the new name change. Funny – I found your site because of something sweet and gooey you posted once – it didn’t occur to me that it didn’t fit with your name. LOL…. probably because the same dichotomy exists in my life / blog life too. (I just used the word dichotomy in a sentence – that’s pretty special). Changing your blog name is exciting. I like the new look!

  50. Very cool on the name change, I remember when most of your posts were about veggies, raw vegan, yoga, and kombucha. :-) can’t wait to see the new look. Awesome on the new Canon, but I won’t be buying anytime soon. :-P

    I’ll be sticking with my blog name for awhile, it still fits the direction I’m going and the targeted audience. But there might be more cosmetic updates in the works.

  51. you have mentioned how your food and blog has changed over the years, I was wondering if you would change the name! love it – fits much better and is a great sounding name.

    blog names are funny – I knew I wanted to write food and recipes when I started (as I had been using my personal facebook page as that before!) and spabettie has been my nickname for quite a while, so even though it isn’t a literal name, people knew me by it and have gotten to know me by it.

  52. I love the new name! And the header will be adorable. I want a new camera! That one looks & sounds ridiculous. I need to invest…I’m so cheap. I haven’t really ever thought about changing the name of my blog. I guess Itzy’s Kitchen kinda lends itself to discussing anything life/food wise that may happen in and around my kitchen :)

    1. your blog name is perfect…broad enough to have wiggle room but not too broad that people don’t know it’s a food blog before they click over.

    1. omg I JUST wrote that full title out to someone above you in the comments…I had part of the title right way back then…the chocolate part :)

  53. Changing a blog name – and therefore identity/brand – is a scary, scary thing. I know, because I’ve contemplated doing so myself. So I applaud you! I’m proud of you for following your guts, your belly, and your dreams. :)

    1. Your blog name is at least fitting of who you are today and where you’re at…mine had nothing to do with what I’ve been posting about for the past 18+ months! You’re at least on a workable track; I was wayyyyy off the track :)

  54. I’ve been waiting for a post like this Averie :) Good for you! I love the name Averie Cooks.

    It’s been almost a year since I’ve discovered the blog world and have yet to start a blog. I love to cook and LOVE to read blogs, and everyone that knows me urges me to start one. I say to my friends as soon as I can think of a name I’ll start one :) Reading your blog is making me realize the importance of not making anything too specific, as I fully expect things to change and evolve over time! Good luck with your new direction – I can already see it working out for you. And if you need to have your followers change/ update URLs, we’ll follow!! :)

    1. You are smart to carefully choose your title AND not choose too narrowly because what you are “into” today, if you stick with blogging, you may be onto something else in a couple years. And even if you love a food group now, you may find that it’s easier to take pictures of another food group and what your photography options are and time of day, can really shape the content of your blog…all these things you never think of til you’re doing it!

      And thanks for your support and being willing to change, follow, and follow along :)

  55. Fun new change! I have recently starte working on a change… but it’ll probably be another month or two before it’s all finalized. These things take a while!!

    1. In my case, like…ummm… a year :) Wasn’t serious about it the whole time, but ya know.

  56. I loveee the new header, colors, name and everything! Very brave of you to take the leap but I think it’ll be well worth it for you and once things settle down will feel right.

    1. thanks for the feedback! and for the vote of confidence…it’s a huge leap but I just have to do it!

  57. Congratulations on the new blog name! I had a different blog name for the first month or two but it just didn’t feel right and so I changed early on – I’m glad I did it then rather than have to go through the trouble now so I really admire you making the jump! Really excited to see how the new blog name inspires you!

    1. you are *so smart* to have changed things early on. My blog for about 1 month was Love Veggies, Yoga, Running, & Chocolate. I had all the components in it but took off the last 2 things..should have kept the chocolate part :)

  58. ive kinda been wondering about if youd do a name change for a while actually…not to say that you need one or anything but you dont really write about yoga or veggies anymore…im sorry the tech stuff is as annoying as it always is. in the end itll be so worth it though. congrats little miss sunshine :)

    1. Thanks, my friend. That means a lot. We’ve known each other for 3 years on the crazy blogging world and we all go thru so many changes and I know you understand what it’s like to change in your own life, but then to also have to change that on the blog…easier said than done sometimes. But worth it in the end :)

  59. congrats on the change averie!! love the preview of the new look. i think its great that your making the change. we all go through phases and different hobbies throughout life, and you are right- its a beautiful thing!