Saturday, July 11, 2015

A New Design

Over the last week this space has taken on a very different, and slightly unusual direction, and become more of a lifestyle blog, perhaps more specifically a 'simple lifestyle' blog, with a whole lot of country living thrown in.  Hopefully, in the not so distant future, the country living side of it will feature a lot more as the pathway to owning a farm becomes a lot shorter.  But for now I must satisfy myself with living in a small country town and visiting my parents and my in-laws farms on regular occasions, as well as riding my horse when I can and helping out with our sheep.  We have started lambing (a little earlier than planned!), which is always a lovely time of year, despite the slight stress that goes along with it.  Nothing quite like a woolly wriggly little lamb!

To celebrate the change of direction I have also had a change of design!  What do you think?  I wanted to keep it old fashioned looking, and keeping with the country theme I thought flowers were still appropriate, but I also wanted it to look a lot more simple.  My previous design was starting to make me feel cluttered!  I think the soft yellow is refreshing and the flowers remind me of an old picture out of a 1950s magazine or a children's Little Golden Book!  I have also switched my headings around, where before 'A Country Life' was the sub-heading, I have now made it my main title, with 'Sweet Words Pretty Pictures' below.  I hope you like it.


8 comments:

  1. I really like your new design and I'm a sucker for anything vintage. I love country living and I would love to own a house and a farm one day. Right now, I do live in a house and I have a garden but this is in city area and it is not the same as living in the country.

    I can imagine how cute those baby lambs are!!!!!!!!!!!! My grandparents used to keep goats and sheep, so I remember lambing well. Us children would be ecstatic with joy when there was a little lamb that was a bit weaker so it had to kept in the house next to the fire and fed with a bottle. It was so much fun bottle feeding them.

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    1. Thanks Ivana, I'm glad you like my new vintage look! It is fun when you get an orphan lamb, although last year we had almost a dozen so it got a bit crazy!! We had six sets of triplets last year, where in previous years we have never had any so it was manic! I hope that one day you can find yourself on a farm too!
      Amber x

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    2. a dozen of them? that must have been hectic! six sets of triplets? wow:) that's a lot of cuteness:)

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  2. I love your new layout! What an amazing time, I can hear the lambs, lol! I hope you get your farm soon! :D

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    1. Thank you Perla! I'm so glad you like it. Fingers crossed on the farm front, for sure!
      Amber x

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  3. I love the new vintage/country design. All that's missing is a picture of you wearing one of your gorgeous vintage outfits :) x

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  4. Embrace that country side of you! It's one of the reasons I loved watching your vlogs. I felt so natural, raw, and your every day life. I feel like a lot of vloggers set up things to make their life "perfect." Life isn't perfect, and some times kids destroy your bathroom. (;

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  5. I love the new header and design! Really pretty and well designed!! I also like the swap of the main/sub titles! Curious to see where this change will take you (and the blog) in the upcoming future!!

    Much Love!!
    -Stephanie Eva

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