my one year blogiversary

Posted: July 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: news | Tags: | 5 Comments »

I cannot believe it’s been a YEAR since I started theoneinpink.com. As other bloggers can surely relate, I’ve grown to love this blog, and the people who read it, more than I thought was possible. I’ve been blogging for years on various other sites (some of the entries you’ll see I’ve imported, which is why you see entries from 3 years ago), but this is the first place I really invested the time and energy to create one space for all my writing, thoughts and inspiration – my REAL inspiration, not just one side of it.


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Warning: sappyness ahead. This place almost feels like a garden to me (oh boy, here she goes) – something that takes attention, pruning, patience, and dedication. It gets messy sometimes, and sometimes I just don’t care about tending to it. Then I get an email from one of you, telling me how you’ve been inspired or motivated by something I’ve shared, about how you just ~*love*~ reading my garbled mess, and my entire attitude changes.

I’m not saying I am some kind of poet or Mother Teresa or anything like that (c’mon), but it blows my mind to see how many people come to this silly little blog everyday and it truly motivates me to keep going – keep sharing – keep putting just a little bit of positivity back out there. On this very special milestone I just want to say THANK YOU to any of you who have bookmarked, shared, commented, emailed, subscribed, or just plain read. Even if you never came back again.

To celebrate, here are some of my favorite posts from the past year. If you’re a new reader, I hope you’ll check them out.

r.i.p., frank mccourt, you were an icon.

27th birthday princess + sf

a few words about pride

how are you going to spend your life?

you can’t put God in a can

adventures in juicing

art: “i cannot live without books”

more 4 me: what can(t) you live without?

the never ending nail polish battle

big news!

what’s the value in having 5,000 friends?

scout sippin’ from the sink

what saturday mornings are all about

a little morning visit

i swear i’m not obsessed but… cats wearing clothes

the ultimate anniversary fail

omgosh, i just met charlotte from sex & the city.

reason #284 why i love my man

the nature of sin

marching forward

the best piece of art i’ve ever seen

our engagement photos

stop. and breathe

you will never know happiness like this

favorite classic american films

daily quote: july 2, 2010


How Do You Like My Makeover?

Posted: February 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: misc, news | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Last night, I made a spur of the moment decision to switch this blog’s layout. Even though I adored the images that I had on the banners and sidebar, it felt way too cluttered. So I scaled back. Way back. This way, you can focus on what’s really important: my riveting, entertaining, seam-splitting and soul-shaking content.

This is much easier to navigate, anyways. It’s so clean. So fresh. It’s like my blog just took a really hot shower – a good shower, the kind you take before a hot date, where you deep condition your hair, exfoliate and shave your legs ALL the way. All wrapped up in a pretty pink bow.

I have really been meaning to do this for a while now, ever since Julian made me a cute new logo – which I didn’t even end up using, by the way. The original logo looked like this:


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Kind of Love Actually-esque, no? The new one (also by Julian), as you can see, is more like this:

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Which logo do you like better? Not like your answers are going to convince me to change my mind, but I figured it’s always polite to ask.

And of course, I want to know what you think of the overall change, so answer me this:

What do you think of my new, more simplistic layout?

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Knowing me, I’ll probably keep tweaking it. I get it from my Mom, who redecorates her house approximately six times a year.