Tuesday, May 01, 2012


I am so eager to welcome you to my new online home:  shadylaneblog.com!  I'm opening the doors today and letting in the light.  If you're in a reader please pop on over and take a peek and the new design.  I'd love your thoughts, opinions, comments and if you spot anything a little off or missing a correct link, please let me know.  I am pretty proud of how everything came together.  It went through a few drafts, but in the end it is exactly what I'd hoped:  a place for me to share my story, chronicle my life, become a better writer, learn more about myself, show my pictures and my design work and ultimately CELEBRATE THE EVERYDAY.  

So that is what the month of May will be all about.  Celebrating the everyday.  There will be a post every day of some sort.  I've got some great giveaways lined up (my first ever on my blog!), some amazing and inspiring guest posters (some of my favorite bloggers have agreed to share their thought on celebrating the everyday!), a few of my special features (see my hair is short and blond now; look for another installment of The Hair Diaries coming soon!), and finally some thoughts on my recent diagnosis and what that means for my life right now.  

So welcome!!  I'm so glad you're here, and hope you'll pop back in throughout the month. Its gonna be a fun blog party. 


  1. Ooooh! Aaaaah!! I love it! The colors, the design, the "put-togetherness" of it. Great job! You've seriously inspired me to redo my own little blog and see if I can make it a little more unified. Mind if I borrow some of your ideas? I particularly love the way you've done your labels! :) Anyway, good job, girl!

    1. Thanks Heather! Your support means a lot. I'm glad you like how my design elements have come together, and please feel free to use whatever inspires you on your own design. :)

  2. I like your new look!!! :)

  3. Look at you! Look at your new blog! It's so fancy and pretty and whimsical and fun.

    Congrats and welcome back to blogland!