Sunday, January 2, 2011

O. is Me, Too!

I love cupcakes. Really, I do. But lately, I've been cultivating other interests. 

The face of someone who really loves cupcakes

"WHAT? She has OTHER interests?? How DARE she?", you say? Look, I'm as outraged as you! It was pretty easy being exclusively obsessed with cupcakes for the last few years. And of course, "things I'm interested in" are almost entirely dictated by how much effort I have to put into them, but I just can't help it. There's so much more I want to share with you, like pictures of me wearing cute clothes, pictures of me teaching you how to do make-up, pictures of me making non-cupcake things, and much, much more (pictures of me)!

What I'm trying to say is, CupcakesOMG! is growing up. While I'll still keep you updated on all things cupcake, I'll also share the other things in life that make me say "OMG!" But I know I couldn't possibly refocus my blog without a redesign to further iterate the point.

Cue Meg Owen of O. is Me. Meg was a friend of mine in junior high. To say we were both highly active in our drama department would be an understatement. Thanks to modern-day stalking devices, Meg and I have reconnected. She started her blog about a year ago as a way to document her wedding for folks who couldn't make it. But like so many blogs (ahem), the theme evolved into her musings about everything from teaching drama at her old high school to her cat, Dexter.  

Image via O. is Me
Sometimes, she even writes about cupcakes!

Meg's blog is realllllllllllll cute, so I reached out to her to inquire about the design, and wouldn't ya know it? SHE did the design herself. Seeing as she would have two weeks off for the holidays (perks of being a teacher), she said she would happily redesign my blog!

There's something y'all should know about me: if you offer me something, be it a bite of your sandwich, an invite to your party, a blog redesign, I WILL take you up on it. And I won't feel bad about it either. Luckily, Meg was more than happy to do it--or so she said. The whole process was pretty quick and done mostly over e-mail. Meg came up with a basis for the header and I suggested gold sequins (obvi). I realize this probably isn't an ongoing hobby of Meg's, but the truth is, she did a fantastic job and was really quick!! If I were her, I'd start a side business doing this. I would also charge an exorbitant amount to do it, but hey, that's me. 

So there you have it: CupcakesOMG! is growing up, and thanks to the help of an old friend, I get to be as superficial as ever. Thanks, Meg!


Unknown said...

LOVE LOOOOVE the new page!!! clearly because of the gold sequins!! She did a great job!

Sarah said...

Yay! Looks smashing, well done!

Meg O. said...

I could have sworn I posted a comment! Crap! Anyway, I love this post and I am so happy you love the new look! I'm so excited to read your How Tos because I am a makeup freak, too!!! Happy New Year! I am considering charging mucho dinero for blog redesigns! I just wish there were more time in the day. Cheers to a new year!!!

Anonymous said...

Really love the new look! I love the idea of moving into other areas, especially if you could show how to do makeup. I am always trying to find new techniques! I need to update both of my blogs, they are so tired and boring.....hopefully Meg will consider doing blog redesigns more often ;) xoxo

Coco Cake Land said...

happy new year! your new blog looks fantabulous! ^_^

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