Hi! This is my new blog. I am so very, very excited about it.
I originally started blogging because I was moving to Minnesota with my boyfriend (now husband!) and thought it would be a nice way to keep in touch with my friends and family.
Nice idea. Didn’t happen.
Blogging felt like a chore. I didn’t know what to write about, I hated the blogging platform I’d chosen, and I had no idea what I was doing. The blog died and guilt consumed me.
Since I know nothing about building or designing websites, I hired my dear friend and former roommate to tackle this project for me. JJ set me up with my own domain, taught me how to actually update and maintain my site without wanting to claw my face off, and above all did all the design work.
I am not a person who can translate my ideas visually. I can’t draw. I hate my handwriting. When I was sixteen years old my bedroom was painted white, rag-rolled over with cornflower blue, and dotted with pale yellow accents, so clearly I know nothing about appealing color palettes. I had no idea what I wanted the blog to look like, and anytime I thought I had an idea it was a terrible one.
I started making a list of all the things I like, no matter how disparate or far-fetched.
Kelly: Eggs (we will not be designing a website around my love of eggs, although I do really, really love them), Little Red Riding Hood, pie, Ron Weasley, just to pick a few of the crazy ones.
Kelly: Cardigans just made it on my list. I’VE GOT IT. CARDIGAN-WEARING EGGS! I AM SO GOOD AT THIS.
JJ: … You asked for it.
ONE OF THE EGGS IS WEARING A STRING OF PEARLS. I’m dying!
Luckily, for the sake of the entire internet, we decided not to go with the cardigan-wearing egg theme. We actually ended up pulling our inspiration from some of the decorations I made for our wedding last fall, and I am deliriously in love with the result.
JJ blogs at Uncreated Conscience, and if you’re looking to spruce up your blog or website I could not recommend her more highly (I mean, the eggs speak for themselves. LOOK AT THEM).
What can you expect to find here in the near future? I’ll be blogging regularly about my life, books, and food, and other secret things along the way. Here goes nothing!
The post title is a quote from Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky, meaning “wonderful; extraordinary.”