Hill Collection!

February 6, 2014

It's here! My little corner of the internet has undergone a complete revamp. It's been a renovation of sorts, with a lot of time, meticulous efforts, and strategy put in place to get to where my ideas were going. It's still the same blog and blogger, but with a whole new style and a different name. 

It's a "more me" kind of look that I have slowly been trying to achieve. After months of brewing up ideas, researching, brainstorming, and more researching the blog has come together. From the blogging start, I knew where I wanted to get look-wise, but had to accept that I didn't know all I needed to accomplish the design at that point in time. Some patience (okay, a lot of it) and creativity has seen me through. And finally, I've gotten there, well here. And it sure feels all kinds of amazing!

The concept of redesigning my blog, beginning with a name change, started after Pete and I got married. The original name, Tales of Two Hills, was a name husband came up with one fall day while we were lounging outside and I was working out my thoughts on beginning a blog. The name worked well and I loved it, until I started to think big picture four months ago. We want children some day (yes, baby fever is an almost-everyday symptom) and tales of just two of us isn't going to quite cut it. So I began thinking of different ways to rename this blog of mine, which would eventually incorporate our entire family. And so, welcome to Hill Collection! This blog is an entire collection that will keep growing and holding some of the most precious, and also simple, moments in our life. The name couldn't be more fitting for the blog.

After the name change, came the look aspect. For me, this was incredibly fun, and also challenging at times (who doesn't enjoy a challenge every now and then?!). I had to recall the coding I learned years ago, dig deep into research to figure out what I didn't know/couldn't remember, and put it all together. The perfectionist in me, guided me along the way. 

I really couldn't be happier with the redesign outcome, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I'd love to hear your feedback on the blog's new appearance. How do you like the new look and what are some of your favorite changes?

Be sure to change your bookmarks or RSS feeds to the new web address: WWW.HILLCOLLECTION.BLOGSPOT.COM