• It’s looking good!

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Huge congrats my friend! I am so happy for you! It all looks great! I know this new format will serve you well.

    • Aw, thank you Cheryl. We are really happy with the new capabilities David’s custom theme will allow as we grow. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Wonderful! Hearty congratulations…I think it looks great and I love the new navigation:)

    • Thanks so much Jacquie. We are very happy with it. There are things we still want to do, but that will come in time. 🙂

  • I love the new streamlined look. It is nice and clean, but still visually appealing. I love the drop down menus. Congratulations. I know it took a lot of work to get here.

    • Hi Donna, It was an interesting journey. I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help I had. I am with some great support blessed. 🙂

  • Catarina Alexon

    Congratulations!

  • I love the new little logo on the top left and the great background, too! I find your story of web hosting informative – thank you. Not surprised one host improved so much over the previous.

    • Hi Leora, It was an interesting process vetting out the available options. It wasn’t a very hard decision when Flywheel offered to migrate the site for free. 🙂

  • Susan, this looks wonderful and thanks for sharing the behind the scenes story. It’s also nice to see what Kristy looks like – always nice to have a face to go with the name. Congrats.

    • Thanks, Lenie, I am o glad you like it. These two individuals are my right hands when it comes to delivering a good end product. They truly make my life much easier. 🙂

  • Amazing Susan! I love the new design, and it’s so interesting hearing a little about how you got here. Your site looks so pretty and professional, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings!

    • Hi Meredith, Happy Dance!!… she likes it… Yay!!! We have much more to do, but we are now in a good positon to move forward with our plans. 🙂

  • hi susan; congrats on the ew website. as a blind computer user all i want out of a site redesign is for it not to be too drastically different. I don’t like to have to fumble around bumping into furniture as it were. so far so good. i like how you are consolidating things. fewer menus and more straight forward menus are always good with me. bet you feel good getting this done. looking forward to lots more great posts. by the way are any of your books available through the library for the blind or in braille. just last week i emailed them to ask what the process is for getting included. haven’t heard back yet, but once i do will let you and my other author friends know. blessings on the new site. would be happy to break a bottle of champaign over the new ship with you, max

    • Thanks Max, It has been a journey for sure. It does feel good. It pleases me that it easier for you to move around on my site. As far as my books, not that I am aware of, but then again I now have time to work on that. 🙂

  • Love the new streamlined look of your blog Susan. And thanks for introducing your team via pictures and a brief description about them. As it’s said – blog on!

    • Thanks Patrica, My team is the greatest. I would not have done this without them. 🙂

  • Melissa Reyes

    Love it! Life’s Journey Continues! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • it pleases me greatly that you like our new look Melissa. 🙂

  • Looks Fabulous Susan, and thanks for telling us about Flywheel. I hope you’re pleased with the results. Been a long haul for you:-)

    • Thanks Kathy, Flywheel has been great on so many fronts, including caching, which is no longer an issue… YAY!

  • Adrienne

    I love the look Susan, very simple and elegant. Of course I loved your other theme too because that was all you.

    I know you’re been so excited for this reveal and the day has finally arrived. As long as you are happy with it that’s the most important thing. I like it, very pleasing to the eyes and the navigation is great.

    So happy for you and congratulations.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne, Aw, you are the best. The old theme was an old friend, but alas it was time to upgrade and move forward. We are very happy with the outcome. We now have much more capability to do many new things. 🙂

  • The new design looks great and is more in-line with the flat, simplified, and elegant design on the best sites these days. One thing I would change would be to use initial capital letters on your drop-down menus, but that’s an easy fix. 😉

    • Thanks Jeri, We went back and forth on that and finally left it lower case to make a decision later. I think you may be right. I will talk to David about your thoughts. 🙂

  • Congrats, Susan! It looks wonderful & I am excited to check it out in the coming days & see where you & the page head next 🙂

    • Hi Mary, Thanks my friend. I am pleased you like it. We have a bunch of stuff in the works. Now I have a bit more time to concentrate on it. 🙂

  • I do like the new look

    • Thanks so much Jo-Anne. It was a bit more difficult that I thought it would be. 😀

  • Hi Susan

    Congratulation. Your site is so lovely that I am thinking of doing a blog makeover. Looking forward to more updates.

  • Congrats, Susan and team. I love the fresh look of the newly designed site.

    • Thank Doreen, It was quite a journey. When I look at it, it looks so simple, but boy howdy it sure wasn’t that. 🙂

  • Nicely done, Susan. Yes, this site is way more functional than what you had. Be proud.

    • Thanks Glynis, It was our intention to make the site easier to peruse. 🙂

  • Congratulations, Susan! I love the new design and it gives you a lot more functionality. Where will slot the whimsical stories, like my Christmas and Thanksgiving posts and upcoming Valentine’s post. It will be sad if you don’t keep those by some of your other guest authors.

    • Hi Jeannette, All of them are there and so will your upcoming Valentine’s Day post. It will be under an age/subject appropriate category. Did you see where you were showcased under the “Contributors” page? 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Looks great, Susan! Congratulations on your new look that will sail you into the future with growth and new opportunities. I’m so happy for you. 🙂

    • Thank Pat, It will be interesting to see where this will take me. ?

      • Pat Ruppel

        Welcome, Susan. It’s good to see the progress you’re making and how well it’s going. I can only hope for the same in some of my new endeavors. It’s an adventure for sure. Don’t you just love it?

  • Margaret Duarte

    Susan, I’m so impressed, especially since I’m working a building an author website myself. You are so fortunate to have such creative and talented people at your side.

    • Hi Margaret, I am so happy you like my new look. I wish you much success building your new author website. I know how much work that requires. Hugs. ?

      • Margaret Duarte

        Thanks Susan. Some day we can compare notes.

  • Congratulations Susan! Your new site is wonderful. I haven’t had a chance to check it out on my smartphone yet but I’m sure it’s going to be a wonderful user experience.

    What’s this talk about interactive drawing tutorials, a cool new kitchen and a cookbook? I need to come by here more often!

    • Thanks Sherryl, Its’ been quite a journey, be it, with allot of help.

      The interactive drawing tool is something I’ve been working on for a while and I’m just now ready to start creating it. The kitchen tool is a labor of love and something I hope to complete in the near future. So keep and eye out my friend. 🙂

  • Very clean and slick… I love it!

    • Hi Jon, Thanks a bunch. Who would have guessed that I would be where I am now. And to think, your help and book was at the forefront of it all. 🙂

      • Ha, well maybe the book provided some basic info but you didn’t need it. You have a great thing going!

        • Aw, but I do remember back when I was a new blogger and you were kind enough to offer some help where others just ignored me. I now find myself offering help to newbies as a result. :-)))

  • Bola Akande

    Hi Susan. Your site is neat and impressive. Well done to everyone.

    • Hi Bola, Thank you. Your thoughts and comment are very much appreciated. 🙂

  • Eve Koivula

    Looks great Susan! Congratulations!

    • Thanks Eva. I appreciate your stopping by to check it out. 🙂

  • Scottmhuntington

    Susan, this looks fantastic! Way to go blending the new style with the old so it still seems familiar, yet refreshed. Great job!

    • Hi Scott, Thank you. It’s been fun putting together. It also helped that I had such great support doing it. 🙂