Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SURPRISE!!!!!!



I know that I've been teasing this forever, and the big surprise is finally here! That's right, guys- after almost two years of the same blog design, Totally Graced finally has a completely new look! I don't know about you, but I'm absolutely in love. As many happy memories as I have with the old blog design, I've known for a while that it was in desperate need of a facelift. Technology has never been my strong suit, so I kept putting it off, but finally towards the end of June, I decided to bite the bullet and just do it. Ever since, it's been a whirlwind of trying to learn everything possible to make this site the best that it possibly can be!

I absolutely couldn't have done it, though, without the help of one of the sweetest bloggers I've ever gotten to know. I'd mentioned in a blog post that HTML was my eternal enemy, and a day or so later I received an email from Vanessa over at Simply Me, asking if I'd like some help with some technical things. She's helped me make this site a MILLION times better, and I can't thank her enough for putting up with all of my craziness. She also absolutely saved my life when I was uploading this at midnight and had several technical difficulties. XD Vanessa, thank you again SO much!! You are wonderful!! Everybody, go hit up her blog and send her tons of virtual brownies because SHE DESERVES THEM ALL!!!!!!! 

Honestly I'm just so happy to finally have white space. XD As much as I used to love the chevron, it was just way too cluttered. I've also toned down some of the pink, so hopefully it's easier to read!!

Besides the design, I've finally gotten around to adding About pages!! Oh my gosh, it seriously shouldn't be that hard to figure out how to describe myself but it really is. Anyways, there's now an About Me page, as well as one About the Blog. I'm actually really happy with how both of these turned out, the blog page in particular, and I'd love for you to check them out. 

I honestly can't believe that the Blogiversary month is already over. Thank you so much to everyone who's stuck around all month for all of the crazy festivities- I really hope that you've enjoyed it! I've had a lot of fun with it, and I'm super excited for all of the years of blogging to come!

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Before I finish this post, I wanted to let you all know about something SUPERBLY COOL. Over the summer, I've had the opportunity to be a part of Freckled Minds, a teen art society founded by Morning and Ava. Morning led up the creation of an epic magazine called Paper Comets, and I was honored to be a part of it. A bunch of super awesome bloggers contributed to it, and the magazine is finally coming out TODAY! You can find it over at Freckled Minds as well as on Morning's blog, so GO AND CHECK THAT OUT! I'm super proud of it, and I know that you're all going to love it. Here's a list of all of the epic girls contributing! (Yes, I stole this from Bethan- I'm too tired to find everyone's links. XD)

Morning - Ups and Downs
Rose - Self Known
Ava - Quiet Land
Abbie - Abbiee
Rachel - Silver Mess

So, be sure to check this out! You don't want to miss it. 


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So, DO YOU LIKE THE DESIGN??? WHAT DO YOU THINK?? I've been dying to share this, so I WANT TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS!!! Are you excited about Paper Comets? Have you enjoyed the Blogiversary month? I'M SO SAD THAT IT'S OVER! So let's all share some brownies down in the comments section. LET'S CHAT!!








45 comments:

  1. Your new design is absolutely lovely!

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  2. I L O V E it! It's positively gorgeous.

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  3. OHMYGOSH GRACE this loaded and I absolutely screamed because I love it and it's perfect and it looks so AMAZING ahh it looks great Vanessa did an amazing job and she gets all the brownies except for the brownies you get because this month has been epic and you are epic and this is great and okay I'm going to stop flailing now byeee the blog looks great!!!!

    Katie katieconfetti.blogspot.com

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    1. Didn't Vanessa do an incredible job?? EEP I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU LIKE IT, KATIE!!!

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  4. OH MY BROWNIES GRACEANNE! I LOVE THE NEW DESIGN!!!! It's so cute and so very fabulous. LOVE> I'm so pumped for paper comets as well! I am vey vey sad that blog anniversary month is over now though. :( It's been a fun ride!

    -jr

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    1. I AM SO GLADDDD!!!! And ahhh the hype for Paper Comets is so real. I'm glad that I'm not the only one sad that the blog anniversary is over! I had a lot of fun with it. Thanks for following along, Jacy! ALL THE BROWNIES FOR YOU ♥

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  5. *squeals* I love your new design!!!! It's prefect. :D

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  6. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm DYING I love the new design!! And this whole month was a ton of fun, CONGRATS ON TWO YEARS!!!! <33

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    1. THANK YOU!!!! I love it too, oh my goodness. THANK YOU SO MUCH, ABBY!!!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  7. GRACE! It happened, the blog looks so good. Thank you for all the brownies, I'll be sharing lots of them with you too.

    I am going to take a look at freckled kinds, I follow the insta account and I've been curious about the blog.

    Sad that this month is over because it's been one epic month here on your blog!

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    1. Thank you again SO much for all of your help, Vanessa! I'm so beyond thrilled with how it turned out, and I'm so grateful for you!!! And you're the one who deserves the brownies. ;)

      I hope that you like it!!!

      I'm sad that it's over, too! It's been a lot of fun:)

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  8. IT LOOKS SO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GAH LOVE IT!!!

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  9. I love the design! I thought the surprise was going to be a new design! I'm so happy for you! :)

    Vanessa is the best!

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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  10. AHH GRACE ANNE THIS IS SO EXCITING ���������� P.S. you look super cute in your sidebar pic!

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    1. Lol oops the party emojis turned into question marks so *party emojis*

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    2. XD YAY FOR PARTY EMOJIS! Thank you so much, Mary Shelley!! You're the sweetest ♥

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  11. THIS IS SO CUTE ♡♡♡ The white space is so nice and clean but the pink accents are still fun and totally you!! I adore it :)

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    1. Ahhh, thank you, Olivia!! I'm so glad that you like it- I'm pretty happy with it myself ♥

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  12. AAAH I LOVE THE NEW DESIGN!!!! It's so clean yet it really reminds me of YOU with all the pink and lovely-ness. And I love your sidebar pic :)

    EEEEEPPP THIS IS SO COOL!!

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    1. I'm so thrilled that you like it!!! Didn't my sister do a good job taking the sidebar pic? Photographer goals right there haha.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, AUTUMN!! ♥♥

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  13. This is beautiful, I love it! So well done, I'm slightly jealous ;)

    Elizabeth

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    1. Psh, your blog is GORGEOUS!!!! But Vanessa seriously did an amazing job:)

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  14. I LOVE the new design, it's so cute and clean and totally reflects your personality <3

    ALSO loving the zine, you're so lucky to have been a part of it <3

    ~Noor

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    1. Thank you!!! Vanessa is so amazing ♥

      I'm so glad that you like it! I feel super blessed to have been involved:)

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  15. I love your new design so much! It is so so pretty! The zine is also very awesome. :)

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. Thank you!!!! Vanessa is the queen XD I'm so glad that you like it, and the zine!!!

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  16. Cute!!! Love all the pink. :) And the e-mag sounds so cool!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! You'll have to check out the e-mag - it's super awesome:)

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  17. OMG OMG GRACE IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL OMG!!! I LOVE IT.
    K IT'S JUST SO AMAZING SO I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO USE ALL CAPS
    WOW.
    AND THE PICTURE OF YOU IN THE RIGHT CORNER IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL DARLING!!!!!
    OMG LOVE.
    -Em

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    1. ASDFGHJKL OH MY GOODNESS I'M FLAILING, YOU'RE THE ABSOLUTE SWEETEST!!!

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  18. Ahhhh I love this new design so much!!!! it looks so clean and polished and the font is awesome and the color scheme is still similar but awesome and YAY FOR THIS WHOLE THING. Now I just need to find the motivation to redo my messes of blogs, haha…

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    1. I'm so thrilled that you like it, Abby! I love how it turned out. :) Let me know if you need any help with yours- I'm not half as good as Vanessa but I've picked up a few things;)

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  19. WHOO! PAPER COMETS! YEAH!

    This blog design is so you - I love it. <3

    xx Mackenzie

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    1. IT'S DA BOMBBBB.

      Aw, thank you, Kenzie!!! :) <3 I'm super happy with it:)

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  20. ASDFGHJKLKJHGFDFGHJK I'M FLAILING TOO HARD TO PROPERLY TYPE

    THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL

    ASDFGHJKLKJHGFDFGHJKLKJH
    VANESSA IS A SAINT TOO OMG

    <3333333333

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    1. ASDFGHJKL AHHHHH I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU LIKE ITTTTTTT!

      Vanessa is the queen of everything.

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  21. YOUR DESIGN IS AAAAMAZZINGGG!! <3

    And Paper Comets is also the BOMB. I am stoked to read the issue! You guys have worked so hard and done such a smashing job!!

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    1. AHHH THANK YOUUUUU!!! <3

      I really hope that you liked it! I'm so excited with how it turned out:)

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