February 7, 2011

New & Improved

Welcome to my new and improved blog! By new I mean the name, which was originally "KMW Design" and is now "Kelley Maria." Why?" You ask? First, I got married and my initials are no longer "KMW" and second, "Design" implied that my blog was only design related when really it has morphed into....well, whatever I want it to be! I don't want to limit my blog to one genre, but rather be open to posting whatever happens to inspire me at the moment. I thought long and hard to find a really rad new blog name, but everything I came up with didn't feel like me. So then I thought, what better blog name to feel like me then my own name?! What a crazy concept right? Okay, so for those of you who know me really well (enough to know that my middle name is actually Marie) and are wondering where Maria came from - my grandpa used to call me "Kelley Maria." It always made me smile and warm my heart knowing that my grandpa gave me my own nickname that only he called me. I guess I took it for granted though because now that I no longer have the opportunity to hear him say it, I miss it. So as the tagline of my blog says "treasuring all of life's little joys" - I am reminded daily to treasure moments like my grandpa calling me "Kelley Maria" in that funny little accept that to this day, I can still hear.

Lastly, by "improved" I mean - I made changes to the blog in hopes of making it more user-friendly and easy to navigate. I want readers to easily find photos from our wedding or DIY projects that I have featured in past posts so I added tabs sections at the top. This blog has been and always will be a work in progress. I have enjoyed creating and improving the look and functionality behind this little hobby of mine. I have a feeling that the annoying perfectionist in me will constantly be striving to make improvements! 


Oh, and one more thing - thank you to all of my readers and followers! I enjoy having this blog as my source for gathering inspiration and sharing it with all of you makes it that much more fun.


  1. Yay! I love it. I think the tabs are a great idea! Congrats on your new url, too : )

  2. Great post Kelley! You've always been so talented in all you've done... I'm so excited for the "new and improved" blog! ;)

  3. Looking good Kelley! The tabs work great! I didn't realize you could do that on blog spot!

  4. Thank you ladies! I am glad you approve :)