LOVE TAZA!

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WE’RE RELAUNCHING OUR SITE TODAY!! and i’m simply thrilled with the redesign of our new website, WWW.LOVETAZA.COM!

i’ve been blogging and doing things for years now as taza, so it feels really good to put the blog and everything we do all together as LOVE TAZA.

i want to thank everyone for their patience since we’ve been working on this relaunch of the LOVE TAZA | ROCKSTAR DIARIES blog for many months now (since june to be exact. JUNE!) …i know you were just as annoyed with my outdated header as i was. ;)

designer breanna rose and web developer zoe rooney are the talent and brains behind this operation, and these ladies are seriously the greatest! they were beyond patient with josh and me and worked so hard with our requests and ideas and goals.

with this new launch come a few new changes and some exciting projects for 2013! we changed platforms (from blogger to wordpress) to give us more flexibility and control with our website design, so everything from the way you comment to the web site’s navigation is tailored to be just the way we want it:

* you can browse some of our favorite posts from the past on our new Once Upon a Time page!

* as you can see by the LOVE TAZA | SHOP button up top, we have a few fun things in store for 2013 and can’t wait to share them soon!

* expect more fun little videos to come this new year on the Film page.

* we have joined forces with SAY Media and updated our sponsor ads.

SAY will help oversee the large ad banner on our sidebar as well as future collaborations. i have thought long and hard about this and are really excited to be partnering with SAY Media.  as a mama of two little ones under the age of two right now, it often feels as though my only time to blog (and keep up with all things blog related) is during those late hours at 2 or 3 in the morning when our apartment is quiet with sleeping babies. i am glad to now have help with that area of the blog so I can focus my time and energy on my family, my life, and our site…which is what i really love.

we are still working out the final kinks from importing everything over from the old site, so thanks for understanding. with over 1,800 posts and 200,000+ comments being imported (wowsa! i’m not sure if blogging that many times is impressive or straight up embarrassing!), there are destined to be some glitches over the next few days.

as always, thank you so much for checking in and reading! it is hard to believe that i have been at this for over 5 years now!  while i’m still surprised quite often that anyone cares to follow along with our day to day life besides my mother, i can’t tell you how much i value my readers and love being a part of the online blogging community.  thank you so much for your encouragement and support over the years!

i love you so…

p.s. don’t forget to update your bookmarks, google readers, and rss feeds to our new URL :: WWW.LOVETAZA.COM

  1. Tracey

    Very cute site! and definitely worth the wait!

  2. i LOVE the new site! your family photo is just adorable! i’ve always wondered {and maybe it’s on here and i just never saw it} why do you refer to yourself as “taza”. i think it is so cute but just wanted to know how you came to it. :)

    http://www.wewouldlovetoadopt.blogspot.com

  3. Bre

    Just had to comment. :) I’m so happy to see our masterpiece UP & RUNNING!! xx – you guys have been so great to work with. More to come!

  4. Mickelle

    love the new design! and the cute family picture at the top!

  5. love the new site! and LOVE your family photo! so adorable!

    over the years i’ve wondered this, why do you refer to yourself as “taza”? it’s probably on the site and i just never saw it. but i’ve often wondered why you do. {it’s super cute}

  6. p.s. i am SOOOOOO excited for your shop to open up! OH MY GOSH!

  7. Michelle

    The new format looks nice! But here’s something I’m REALLY excited about: the Firefox adblocker blocks all your new ads!! Yay for not having to look at really distracting rollover ads in the sidebar!

  8. eliza

    i love it! it is SO fresh! however, i have loved all of your blog designs! i even remember the photo booth pictures way back when! gosh, i feel like i’m your blog friend from long ago!

    keep posting and keeping everyone entertained!!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    http://www.ourlittleparade.blogspot.com

  9. so so so excited!! love the new layout! i love following you and your family.

  10. Laken

    The new site is gorgeous! It feels so YOU :)

    Ps. I tried adding the new URL to my Google Reader, but it wouldn’t let me. It’s updating to your old BigCartel shop. Just wanted to let you know!

    • TAZA

      can you try emptying your browser cache and trying again? should help as we are getting all the kinks out. and thank you!!!

      –taza

  11. i like the site! it looks clean and fresh!

    also, maybe i’m doing something wrong, but i tried to put the link ( http://lovetaza.com/ ) into my blogger reading list and it’s not working…it keeps saying that there’s nothing at this link ( http://lovetaza.com/products.rss ). It’s not a big deal…I’ll keep trying but i thought I would let you know just in case other people have this problem as well.

    • TAZA

      thanks callie! i think the site is taking a bit of time to adjust. please try again a little later or empty your browser cache and try again. hopefully all the bugs should be out soon!

      –taza

  12. Tiff

    Love the new look!!!!!!!!!!! I have to echo what another comment was left.. It is so YOU!! xoxoxo

  13. So fresh and cool and absolutely beautiful!! I love it!

  14. Alexandra

    I am in Canada and have followed your blog (and instagram) for over a year now. I just adore your little family, each one of you is just so lovely and I almost feel like I know you! Like if I ever saw you I could say Hey! and you would say Hey! back. Keep blogging and we will all happily keep reading :)

  15. claire

    LOVE the new look! Seriously impressed and tickled!

  16. Shannon

    This just made my day! What a great look.

  17. Liz

    i don’t think i’ve ever commented before, but i’ve been a faithful reader for awhile. just wanted to say i love the new site! i can’t even imagine all the works that goes into this blog – thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us!

  18. Melissa

    Love the new site!
    I just read another user comment by “Alexandra” and I have to agree! I feel like I know you and your family! Can we be best friends? I can’t wait to see where your adventures take you!

  19. Danae

    Oh my, this is incredible!! Totally caught me by surprise when I came over to your site.

    I use WordPress as well and am designing it myself, but it is NOTHING like this!! (I’m very beginner with design, very… beginner) Definitely impressive work to your designer!

    Congrats to your new blog design and I look forward to seeing all the new projects and posts that come with it :)

    Danae

  20. Danae

    Oh my, this is incredible!! Totally caught me by surprise when I came over to your site.

    I use WordPress as well and am designing it myself, but it is NOTHING like this!! (I’m very beginner with design, very… beginner) Definitely impressive work to your designer!

    Congrats to your new blog design and I look forward to seeing all the new projects and posts that come with it :)

    Danae

  21. It looks beautiful Naomi! So exciting for you to finally have it up after all that time! And I cannot wait to see what is in the shop come 2013. That was one of the first buttons I noticed :)

  22. Gwynne

    Amazing! I love it so much. Well done to your team! I’m also excited to see what’s to come in the new year. :)

  23. Alisha

    Loving the whole design. Everything from the font, to the layout is so fun and pretty :) I cannot wait to see the new shop!

  24. Emily

    A-mazing! I mean, I thought it was pretty awesome before, but this is something else! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us …

  25. Sonja

    This is awesome!!! Looks Great! Very you (guys)! :o)
    I love it!

  26. it’s so CUTE!! and glad you finally have all family members represented up top!! can’t wait to look thru all of the new stuff on the site! congrats lady!

  27. Leti

    CONGRATS! I love the new desing and the header pic! Samson needed his moment of glory :) Looks like 2013 is going to be a great year for you guys. Cheers from Argentina!

  28. Etyna

    Wow..new look…love it.love u & baby E :)

  29. Krista

    I love the new look!!! The design is so you!!! I cannot wait to see the shop!!!

    Krista

  30. Cory Ann

    The new site is fantastic! The ladies did a great job : )

  31. Sarah

    Looks like a lot of hard work went into the redesign. Congratulations, it looks great!

  32. Diana

    Love the new site!

  33. Victoria

    How very beautiful! Best wishes!

  34. Julie

    I LOVE the new site! My blog roll still has your old link in it, but kicks me over here, so that’s cool!

  35. Emily

    I love the new site! I’m also in love with your glasses in the photos above!! Where are they from?

  36. lexi

    This is amazing! Congratulations! You will love WordPress (I have so much flexibility with them, which I love.) And five years — wow!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  37. valerie

    I like the look of the new site mostly. I have to say I think the ads are a little too big. they really take away from your photos which is the best part of your blog. Maybe you could resize the photos? It’s not the end of the world if not but I thought you might care to hear an honest opinion. Again, I do like the site but I just wish your photographs were larger.

  38. Chloe

    LOVE the new look! :)

  39. love, love, love it – the whole design is just so charming and sweet. xoxo.

  40. Maria Eugênia Caminha

    Congrats, seriously! I love how simple, happy and YELLOW this new design looks. It is super Naomi, I guess. :} Looking forward to the news you guys have. This is one of the few blogs I keep on following, just because I feel honesty and happiness. Huge hug. xoxo

  41. Vanessa

    Bre is constantly amazing me! this is so beautiful! happy holidays!

  42. Simone

    So exciting, it looks amazing! You have been busy.

  43. love the new layout. My old link to your blogger page got me here- will that expire? Enjoy settling into your new blog surroundings!

  44. michelle

    love the new design! congrats on everything and i can’t wait to see what goes up in the “shop” page :)

  45. Lacey

    This is amazing! I am so happy for you! Congrats on the new design, it looks great!

  46. Congrats, Naomi! Your new site looks absolutely wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed going through your Favorites section and reading through past entries. You have such a knack for putting your words together in such an endearing yet humorous way. I look forward to seeing what you put up in your Shop and to seeing more Films in the future. Eleanor mimicking you as a photographer is just the absolute best. :)

  47. Laura

    Taza I am a fashion student living in Chicago and I read every new post on your blog and love seeing your little family on Instagram. You don’t know me but I want to thank you for opening up your life to us on the Internet. I hope to have a family like yours one day so full of life and love. It is such a blessing to see a believer share the word and raise there children in the faith. I love seeing all the pictures of your baby’s Samson and elenore. Soo cute!!! You bring a little joy to my busy life in the city, something you can empathize with. Sorry to drag on. Keep it up I love your blog!

  48. Starry Girl

    Just love your new format!

  49. People read your everyday life because you’re like a little Mormon celebrity. You’re picture perfect family, clothes, home, etc. You went to Juilliard! You live in NYC! It’s more of a story-book then real life….I’m a fan! :)

  50. Mare

    LOVE the new layout/look. Seriously amazing and fits perfectly with where you guys are at now.

    xo!

  51. Z

    welcome to wordpress! so glad the site is launching how you want it to – I love the refreshed look! can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2013!!!
    -Z

  52. Sheree H

    This is fabulous! Congrats on the new site design. If it makes your life easier – then by all means partner with Say Media! I’ll definitely be checking out the designers that did your site :)
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

  53. love. this. the new design is killer and i’m so excited to see what is to come! what a great collaborative effort this must have been, and all the hard work most certainly paid off—looks refreshing and simple while still being original and authentic to your voice and perspective. :)

  54. Bea

    WOW!!!!!!
    Compliments!!!!

  55. Rachel

    Awe!! Congrats!! The new site looks amazing!! I’m so excited for you guys!!

    xo
    Rachel

  56. Laura

    Hi, Naomi and Josh! I am pretty much in love with the new look! It really is fantastic, and I loved being able to see your favorite posts from the past few years! I’ve been following your blog since May and I have to say, it always makes my day when you guys have a new post!

    Thank you so much for letting your followers into your lives a little bit! You have a beautiful family and I hope someday that I am blessed enough to have one like it. :)

  57. Leticia

    Great job to all the ladies involved! It’s absolutely adorable!

  58. jessica grant

    cute update but sad to see your advert column is as wide as your content column.

  59. Laura

    Oh Naomi, the new design is a delight! I’ve just updated my Google Reader and it all worked perfectly. Looking forward to more beautiful posts in 2013!

  60. oceane

    Its beautiful, but really small when ur using an ipad or a android tablet like me. Its like the adds are bigger than ur contribution!

    • TAZA

      thanks for the feedback! we will take a look at it!

  61. Desire

    I really enjoy reading your blog! Love the new site.
    Go on with the things you do!

    You even have European fans, I’m one of them ;)

  62. Robmary

    Do you have it set up with google friend connect? Can you on a WordPress blog? Let me know :) love and have been reading your blog since before Eleanor was born, so excited to see all the changes!

    • TAZA

      sadly google friend connect does not work with WP. but all rss feeds should still be working!

  63. Ironiqa

    I love the new look of your blog! I enjoy reading it and it helps me with my english a lot, I think. ;P I’m so thrillled to be able to read about your lovely family, espacially about those two little angels, Samson and E. God bless you! Sending a lot of love from Slovakia. xoxo

  64. Jen

    oh I adore the new site!! and it’s so easy to look back on all your cute posts! I need to make the jump from blogger to wordpress soon and am scared… ha! yours turned out so nice though!

  65. kristina

    i am a little sad! just a little! I loved the other site and the layout, but this looks very cute and i am very curious what will come!

    congatulations to your new site!

  66. Amy

    Love the new format… excited to see your shop and more adventures of your beautiful family x

  67. Claire

    Luuuurve the new design!! Can’t wait to see what goodies you will be selling in your shop!! How exciting!! I get inspiration daily from your blog. You are such an inspiring family! Keep up the good work guys!! x

  68. Ewie

    Hi Taza!

    Congratulations on your new site! It looks amazing, well done!

    I think it must just be me struggling with the new navigation as no one else has commented – but when I click away from the main homepage I can’t get back to it! If I click the banner it says something about registration and a link back is t on the toolbar divisions either.

    How do you get back to the main homepage with your feeds once you click out of it?

    X

    • TAZA

      hi ewie! i’m not sure what that is happening! i’ll check with zoe. you should be able to click the big logo up top and have it take you back to the main page. there are a few glitches we are still working out. thanks for your patience!

  69. Ewie

    No wait! I just figured it! It’s the black round banner! I’m dumb!

    Thanks!!

    X

  70. I really love your new place!!! I follow you since long time ago and I love your blog… Congratulations for this fantastic blog!!

  71. Anne

    I’ve be loving your blog since a long time and with the new layout I love it even more! You and your family are so inspiring! Always a great start to the day with a nice cup of tea and my favorite blogs!

  72. Edna

    It looks amazing

  73. colleen

    i like it!!! (although i do miss it being centered, but like that really matters). i remember coming across your blog when i was working 100 hours a week at my first job in nyc – at that time you had about 200 or 300 followers. and i would spend so many late hours at work taking a break from my reality and enjoying yours…telling myself “it gets better!” haha. it’s so amazing to see where this site has come since then and how your little family has grown. congrats on it all naomi – you should be very proud.

  74. Anne

    i love your new blog! I was so suprised when it first opened up today, but totally love how it all turned out and it represents what you are as a family, Your new page is fun and it makes me happy to look at it and follow you guys through your day to day life! Your blog inspires people to enjoy everything they do, because that is what you try to do too!
    All the best and congrats from snowy Germany!

  75. Eli

    I love the new design, so fresh and colourful, just right in the middle of the winter. Great move!! xx

    http://www.todaymyway.com

  76. tiffany

    fabulous! what a beautiful design you, josh, and breanna & zoe have created!! i know you must be so happy (and relieved) for it to be done!
    and an early merry merry christmas to you and yours…

    xo, t.

  77. Carly

    Wow!!!!

    I love the new re-design. Well done Naomi, Breanna and Zoe. It looks like a perfect little place to share your families stories.

    Have a wonderful christmas and new year.

    Love from a fan in London. UK.
    x

  78. Bekuh

    I love the new site! It’s so fresh, clean, and fun just like you! I think your content is going to pop even more now. Congrats!

  79. claire

    LOVing the new look! So fresh and funky and easy to navigate. Fantasticals x

  80. Katie

    The new site looks amazing and I bet you are totally excited. I love it. :)

  81. Nicole

    Congrats! The site looks amazing.

  82. Nicole

    Congrats! the site looks amazing.

  83. Dalia

    Congratulations! Your page looks awesome! :)

  84. toytulip

    I was recently thinking that you are way overdue changing your header, since baby Samson arrived!

    The site looks gorgeous! Keep up the happy blogging! :)

  85. Laura

    such a pretty design! the new page really looks awesome :).

  86. amanda

    love this! but your pictures are so small :( sad :( also i have adblocker so almost half the page is blank!

    • TAZA

      the pictures are actually the exact same size as my old layout! they haven’t changed in size a bit!

  87. Dulce

    I loved the new desing, but i’m going to miss the pic of your puppy :/ he was such a great character

  88. Wendi

    Gorgeous! Love the new look! And, yes, you’re right: I’ve been waiting for months to see what you guys come up with. It’s lovely! And I love that all your favorites are archived by photo.

  89. Sarah

    I love the new site! Looks wonderful!

  90. Carly

    I might try putting the ads on the right. That way the content hits you first, since people read left to right. As they are now, they’re extremely distracting. Which may be the goal if you want people to click on them … I honestly found the old layout much more appealing. People come here for your wonderful self and your great content, not to be hit in the face with a bunch of ads.

  91. Ana

    I absolutely love the new look! I am so excited for what is to come and I wish you and your beautiful family the best the world has to offer! :)

  92. caitlin

    Eeeek… love, love, love it!!!

  93. Beth

    The new site design is just fantastic! I love your blog & I’m excited to keep reading & enjoying your new changes:) Congrats!!

  94. Amy

    It looks soooo great! I’m excited for your new-ness!

  95. Ilaria

    I love your new website! Great job!

  96. Steph

    Ah!!!! It’s beautiful!!! The only downside for me is that you are twisting my arm to spend even more time on your site when I should be doing other things! ; )

  97. Valorie

    YAY FOR THE NEW SITE! Omg i love it! it’s so… you! Very cute site! and definitely worth the wait! I’m so exited for the next year in this new site! Merry Christmas!

  98. Sarah

    Welcome to WordPress! It’s wonderful! Love the redesign and love your little growing family. You make me antsy to have kiddos!

  99. Kimberly

    I am a fairly new reader since just before I had my little in August, I love it! So, I might be new to the game but I think I missed what “Taza” is…. I know your name is Naomi, so what is Taza? Just curious! Love the new site. But I agree, the ads should go on the right, it’s all i see now!

  100. Shelby

    Love the changes! Your blogging has to change with you. Reflects who and where you are in life.

  101. shauna

    It looks fantastic! Congratulations! Breanna Rose and Zoe are true geniuses! xo

  102. Amie

    YAY! So excited for you! The new site looks wonderful!
    Merry Christmas to you & yours!!

  103. ??

    It’s great! Congrats on the new site and on your blogging success!

    (however, this comment form is wayyy too bright/light. can’t see it too well)

  104. Timi

    Congratulations! The new site is beautiful too.

  105. Marie

    love the new layout! It has that warm cosy homely feeling, can’t really put it into proper words. Hahaha. Looking forward to your e-shop!
    http://smittenbyangels.blogspot.com

  106. nina

    great new website. i am a big fan of your blog and always enjoy your little family adventures. merry christmas from germany <3

  107. kaela d.

    love the new site. so so sweet and cute. particularly love the SAY ad on the sidebar that says a puppy is not a present. that makes my heart happy because there are too many animals out there that are not properly prepared for or taken care of. so nice to see that.

  108. naomi, i am so excited about this! i have followed your blog for years, commented here and there- and have always thought you are just amazing. i got really bugged (for you:) today about how you have to deal with people being so stupid on your instagram!! and i am so impressed that you handle everything with so much grace and kindness towards everyone . you really are an incredible person, and a light to so many people. and it is amazing how much missionary work you have been able to do. hats off to you sister!! and ps, about your redesign! woohoo! love it! breanna is the bomb dot com. love her. she is doing my blog right now, i cant stand mine, and i just have dropped off the blogging planet because of it! she is so wonderful, isnt she? love what you have done:)

  109. and dont feel about about it taking so long, we have been working on mine forever too!! haha

  110. Rachel

    I love it! Looks awesome – love the color scheme :)

  111. Katie

    Really like that you have a “we believe” tab that redirects to mormon.org I appreciate what you’re doing for our religion and I especially appreciate that it’s a part of your every day life and not something that needs to be sensationalized or drawn to only when it’s convenient. I appreciate your sincerity.

  112. Your new website is beautiful! I especially love the “once upon a time” part. It is a fun way to get to see different posts!

  113. Kim

    I LOVE it!!!

  114. Corinne

    Beautiful! It looks great. I love the photo of your family, too.

  115. This has me all kinds of inspired to revamp my lil ol’ blog. The site looks amazing!

  116. Carrie

    I love the new look! It’s very clean and organized around here :) I’m in ♥ with the color scheme. It looks really good! ;)

    I’m adding a shop to my website, as soon as 2013 gets here! I’m really excited about that :D

  117. Charissa

    Oh my GOSH! I love the new redesign! Will definitely be by more often– the new header pic of the family is SO cute too!! I’m so excited for the shop too– can’t wait to see what comes of that!

    xo!
    Charissa from the Smashbook

  118. Gemma

    I really like the new design! :) However my two small suggestions would be that I was really enjoying the new “once upon a time” tab, but i would like it better if we could click on each picture and open a new tab for the post, as opposed to only being able to read one at a time.

    Also, like another commenter said (and maybe this is just on internet explorer?) but the comment form is SOOO light. I am basically closing my laptop to be able to make it out!

  119. JP

    LOVE the layout. Congrats! :)

  120. kylie

    the new look looks awesome. great design and functionality. i’d love to get mine all spiffied up! you guys are too cute for your own good.

  121. I really love the new layout! So cute. Looks like it took a lot of time!
    x

  122. Melissa

    Beautiful new site! Congrats!

  123. Pamela

    loooooooove the new look! it’s absolutely perfect.

  124. Sarah Boo

    Site looks good! Question: where did you buy your glasses? Can you say? I feel like I have lookeded everywhere online for Oliver Goldsmith eyeglasses, your frames, and others, but I can’t find them anywhere. I’ve had the same pair of glasses for years and I want to get something new. I definitely have my “eye” on yours. I know. Lame pun.

  125. ashley

    Really nice new design. The colour scheme is great and a great fit for the LoveTaza brand.

  126. S

    LOVE IT! love your little family! :)
    Thanks for all the joy you give all of us xx

  127. A

    I’ve been reading your blog for two years now, and while I love the idea of a fresh update, I am sad to see that your content is now the same width on the page as your ads. The user experience is compromised by having to scroll more, and your gorgeous photos now compete with huge ads spaces on the left. It’s really hard to read :(

  128. Libre

    I too am a big fan of site refreshes and there are many components of this update that I love, and I look forward to seeing the Shop section next year too!! However I am disheartened by the advertising appearing so strongly on the left hand side of the page as it overwhelms the user experience by hitting you in the head with its presence. As someone above rightly commented, because we all read left to right, it gives advertising the prominence on the page (it may be the size of the ads combined with them being on the left side as well, as I have seen a few other sites with smaller ads on the left, and size matters). I understand from your comment above too that your images are still the same size as they’ve been, but like a few others have mentioned the images “feel” smaller to us because the effect of placing ads on the left changes the dynamic and no longer makes the content that we love so much the hero of this page. I realize the vast majority of the comments have been overwhelmingly positive, but hope that some constructive comments are considered as well. A few options you might consider seeing mocked up are flipping the content/ads, so content & images appear on the left, ads on the right, which would allow the content to appear more centered in the browser window, or reducing the size/prominence of the ads in the left column, allowing the content to be more of the hero again. As well, you receive so many comments on your posts (a great thing!), you might want to consider adding a “return to top” button that travels with you as you scroll down the page, to reduce the amount of scrolling necessary. Just my two cents. :) I love your site and coming to it every day and would love for the user experience to be just as awesome as the content!

  129. libre

    as a followup… sorry for the long message. I just quickly checked out SAY media since I was wondering if your ads being on the left had to do with their standards, and I clicked through to most of their member sites (great sites, so you’re in good company) and found that they all have their ads on the right, as is the predominant practice on the web. I’m all for challenging the norm but there are some standards that have good visual rationale for being why they are. Keep your content the hero! The end :)

    • TAZA

      thank you for this, libre! i really appreciate your feedback. i hadn’t even thought about how we read from left to right so the ads on the left side over the right (like the old blog) may be distracting. it’s great feedback. i’ll keep this in mind over the next few days as i take in the new layout and try to sort everything out. thanks again!

  130. Stella

    I LOVE the new site. It’s still the classic, clean look I love but with an updated, fun feel. You and your blog are adorable and uplifting and I think the new design really reflects that! (And on a side note, I don’t know why so many have their panties in a twist over your ads being on the left side… I don’t think they take over at all and actually prefer them on the left side… just my two cents)

  131. Grace

    This new site is stunning! So fresh, fun & enjoyable. The “Once Upon a Time” is just so perfect ! So excited to follow you & your beautiful family’s journey..thanks for taking us along!!

  132. Minnie

    While your new site really is pretty I have to say that it’s a bit disheartening that one of my favorite blogs is slowing losing the authentic touch. I wish bloggers would do good by their readers. You gained a following from the fun, exciting young couple/family – you told a story and allowed your readers to enjoy, and become a part of your virtual life.You provided a sense of “life is beautiful, life has so much to offer, and most importantly, life gets good.” Now, while you still may be trying to convey that message it’s so bogged down with sponsors and partnerships and… sponsored posts?! I loved so much that your blog was just a fun way to document life and now it seems like you’re just doing enough posts with just enough effort to keep a following and make money. Before you had posts of things you were upset with, random photos of impromtu newlywed outings around NYC, you gave real feelings and emotions, and now everything is so picture picture – so fake. While I still will drop in and read along from time to time, (because I do have to give you credit with helping me see the brighter side to life during my darkest days), I just had to voice my opinion, instead of being a silent reader as I have for the past few years.

  133. Shannon C.

    Hello. I love the layout. The only thing I find distracting is that the ads are on the left side. That is all my eye wants to go to. Maybe consider putting them on the right so that your content is the focus. Just and idea. You have a great blog and I enjoy reading it very much.

  134. Ali

    Taza, where did all of your old posts go? I miss them!!!

  135. Jessica

    OMG- so exciting!!! I love the new look. And I can’t wait to see what else your cooking up!

  136. Ash

    YAY! Looks great and works SO much smoother with my iPhone. Happy for you all. Here’s to a great new year and many more post! Xa

  137. Lisa

    it is wonderful!! I really enjoy reading your blog and while all the other blogs I read change from time to time, yours stayed in my top 5 for almost 3 years now. Thanks for sharing your stories with us! I wish you and your family all the best!! lots of love from an addicted german reader xx

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  139. Holly

    I really love the new look, Naomi!

    I wanted to point out a few quirks that I see on my end though. I use Internet Explorer on my work computer and your navagation bar seperates in three peices at different lines at the top when I’m on the main page. It looks correct when you click on an individual post though. Also, down in the comments section where you enter your name/email/website – it’s just blank boxes – doesnt say what to enter for each box. (I knew what to put becasue I’ve filled a few out before :)

    I know the site is new and you’re working on kinks, just wanted to point these out! I’m excited to keep following along with the new & improved site!

    Holly

  140. Heather

    I just adore your new page….its fresh, simple and fun! Love it!

  141. Katie

    I agree with the reader who said the ads are too big. They are practically the same size as your photos, so they are very distracting. Also, there’s a lot of white space to the left of the ads. Perhaps the ads could be scooted over a bit so they’re not so central to the page? (I have no idea how web design works so maybe my comments are useless.) Love your blog, though!

  142. So great the new layout! Lovely!! Can’t wait to see what will you be selling on your shop!! love love love!!!!

  143. Hélène

    Hi !

    What is the font used for the logo ?
    (tks)

  144. I really love the new design of your blog. I’m so excited about it that does not get tired of looking and looking.