Redecorating

by Angela on February 16, 2012

Toddler Crafts

I started my original blog without any real goals, other than offering my friends and relatives a place to feast on the eye candy of my adorable daughter (the equally adorable Dylan came later.)

Gradually, my voice has emerged, shaking off its cobwebs and curling onto the virtual cushion of my little corner of the universe, and I’ve been seeing the need to redecorate.  Self-hosting my blog is something I’ve been contemplating for a while, owning my words and thoughts in a way that didn’t truly happen on Blogger.

Thanks to the patient and wonderful Ashley, the move to WordPress has exceeded my expectations, my vision for this place taking shape until it’s become what you see here.

My old blog address redirected you to the new site, but I chose to change the address to something that allows me to grow and change and evolve into any direction the years take me.

I feel so lucky to have this space to share my moments, my hope, and my dreams with you.

For now, settle in and enjoy the place inspired by one of my favorite poems:

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

Abbey Crafts

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Hi there & thanks for reading! I'm Angela Amman, and I'm a freelance writer, lifestyle blogger and managing editor of an on-line writing community. I run for fun, write short stories and write non-fiction looking at the world through the lens of a mother to quickly growing children.

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{ 31 comments }

Jayme February 16, 2012 at 5:53 am

So beautiful! That is also one of my favorite poems too!

Angela February 16, 2012 at 6:21 am

Isn’t it lovely? We used it on our wedding programs :)

Kir February 16, 2012 at 6:28 am

OH my goodness, it’s GORGEOUS!!!! it is so wonderful and absolutely YOU.

I can’t wait to see where this takes you my friend.

It’s GORGEOUS!!!!

Kir February 16, 2012 at 6:28 am

OMGoodness, it’s GORGEOUS!!!!

sooooooo YOU.

it’s wonderful!!
xoxo

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm

xo

Thank you! Your opinion means so much :)

Missy | Literal Mom February 16, 2012 at 7:04 am

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did I mention how much I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

You are too kind. (But I LOVE it, too. So, so much!!)

Karen February 16, 2012 at 7:18 am

Wonderful new name and congrats on self hosting! On a technical note, as a reader, your new site is super smooth. My computers used to get hung up on Tiaras & Trucks – nothing gets hung up or slows down here at all. Enjoy your newly decorated pad! :>

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Yay! I’m glad it’s running well. I like to hear that :)

Nichole February 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

Congratulations, my lovely friend!
I am so happy that you’re here in your beautiful new space. I wish you so much joy here. xoxoxo

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Thanks Nichole! You helped me so much along the journey here, and I can’t wait to discover what lies within the cozy corners of my new home.

Lance February 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

beautiful poem and new site

I have a virtual house plant and bottle of wine for blog warming gifts. where do I put them?

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I’m not so good with plants, but the wine can go rigt on the table over here :)

Robin | Farewell Stranger February 16, 2012 at 8:40 am

I love it, and am so happy for you. Your own space that reflects who you are and what you do so well. Yay!

And I love that poem. Love it. What great inspiration.

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Thanks so much Robin. It’s one of my favorites; it’s really stuck with me over the years.

julie gardner February 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

It’s perfect.

(And I promise to wipe my feet whenever I come over. Because I can be a bit of a mess…)

XO

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm

You bring your mess in anytime you’d like!

Jessica February 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

Wow Angela, totally gorgeous, love it!

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Thanks Jessica! What will I do when Picnik is gone :( ??

Elizabeth February 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Love your new header! Just beautiful!

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Thank you so much!

Alison@Mama Wants This February 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Congratulations on the move, Angela. Loving the new look!

Angela February 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Thanks Alison; I appreciate it!

Lady Jennie February 17, 2012 at 6:16 am

I love it Angela! I’ll change to the new address on my netvibes account.

Angela February 17, 2012 at 7:05 am

Thank you :) The old address would redirect you here anyway, but thanks for changing it and keeping things nice and neatly organized :)

molly February 17, 2012 at 7:29 am

I love it! And I love Wordpress too! I’m doing a redesign this spring. Sometimes you just have to redecorate :)

Angela February 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

That’s fun! I can’t wait to see it Molly :)

Kimberly February 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Congratulations on the move! Love the new look!

Angela February 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Thanks Kim! I love the move :)

Elaine February 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

So, how do you feel about moving? I’m so nervous to do it myself! It looks lovely. And I love the photos of your little artists. :)

Angela February 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I LOVE being on WP. There are so many lovely things about it, and I haven’t even really gotten past the surface.

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