Oh Dear, Abbey: New Name, New Design, Same Me

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Six months of blogging over here at Sunshine State of Mind has taught me so much. In such a short time I already feel like I have started to change and really develop the type of blogger that I want to be. With that of course comes the desire to change up my look. As much as I loved the bright, summery colors that Sunshine State of Mind was all about, I also really love softer more simplistic designs. That's where This Girl Design came in. After looking at some of my favorite blogger designs, I realized that there's one thing a lot of them have in common. Many of them use a simple, beautiful design and then evolve it into something that fits their personal needs. After looking through the templates on This Girl Design, I chose the "Cherish the Day" template. The soft gray and bright whites remind me of staying under the covers all day with a cup of hot tea and all the blankets you could ever need. And it comes with free installation which is perfect for someone like me who has little to no knowledge of the way all the coding works around here. 

With a new design also comes a new name. As much as Sunshine State of Mind fit me, there was still something that didn't feel entirely right. When I first started my blog I was in such a rush to just get myself out there that I didn't really put in the time to think of a name that reflected me. Over the past six months as I've started learning the ropes a little more, I've often caught myself in those "oh dear" moments. You know, the ones where you do something a little silly and think, "oh dear, how did I manage that?" and from that "Oh Dear, Abbey" was born. We all have those moments in life, maybe some of us more then others. But I'm here to embrace those "oh dear" moments because those are the moments that I truly learn the most from. 

I'll still be posting the same content and I hope you'll continue to follow along as I change and develop my style even more. I truly appreciate all of the support up to this point. 


  1. I LOVE it!! It's so pretty (and makes me excited for my upcoming redesign too!) I love your new name, too. "Oh dear" moments - moments that none of us will outlive, I doubt, but simply learn the lessons as we go :)

  2. The soft, simplistic design is a favorite too. I love how it enables readers to focus more on your content, I can't wait to see more from your blog! :)

  3. Love it! The new design is a breath of fresh air :)

  4. I absolutely love it! The new design is perfect. :)


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