A Whole New Site

by GettingFreedom on January 30, 2010

I’m very excited to say that I have officially switched over to the dark side to WordPress!  This has been something that I’ve thought about for many, many months now.  I finally took the plunge.  With my switch came a whole new look, which I’m also very, very excited about!  Joy, from FiveJ’s Design, did an absolutely amazing job!

Over the next fews days, and possibly weeks, we will be working out some of the final kinks of the transfer.  Hopefully nothing too painful.  If you were a subscriber, but fell off somehow during the move, please subscribe again.  I promise it wasn’t on purpose! :)  Also, if you are reading this through your reader or through an email update, please click through and tell me what you think of the new look.

Thank you all for being patient with me during this transition.

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Andrea @ MommySnacks.net January 30, 2010 at 11:15 am

It looks great! You will be happy on the *dark* side of Wordpress too :)


GettingFreedom January 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

@Andrea @ MommySnacks.net, Thank you! I think I’m really going to like Wordpress, but boy is there a lot to learn!


Kristina January 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

Looks great Phoebe!


SnoWhite January 30, 2010 at 11:54 am

Beautiful! love the look. I thought maybe you were switching, as I got your feed twice this week :)


Nicole January 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

LOVE the new look, as more bloggers transfer to Wordpress I am tempted to look into for myself. :) Hmmm… thanks for linking to your designer as well.


GettingFreedom January 30, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I’ve put the transfer off for so long because I was so nervous. Really there was no need to be..everything has been really smooth. The sooner you switch the better., so if you’re thinking about it–just jump. ;)


Sharon @ UnfinishedMom January 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I’m quite impressed with your switch. I love the new header design. Really nice.


Miriam January 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Love, love, love it!!! Love the look, love the whole thing :) I’ve been hearing so much about WP on Twitter’s #savvybloging that I’ve been thinking about it, but I haven’t checked out WP or the pros/cons, etc. I know SO little about html and all that other techy stuff, I wouldn’t know where to begin!!


Carrie Isaac January 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Looks great, Phoebe and Joy! Love the color scheme!


Amy @ Finer Things January 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

So exciting! It looks awesome. :)


Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet! January 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Amazing!! LOVE IT!


Michael-Ann January 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Like the new site. You have done a lot of work, and it shows. Congrats on the change.


GettingFreedom January 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Thank you very much, Michael-ann! I’ve missed you on Twitter….


H January 31, 2010 at 1:37 am

Hey I LOVE the new look! I just popped over from Amy’s Finer Things and thought gee I wonder what it looked like before and then I saw your top 2009 posts were ones I’ve read before! Ha ha! I didn’t even realize it was the same blog! I’ve been popping back over to read the rest of Nicholas’ story. I don’t think there have been any new installments since you dropped the bombshell that someone actually injured your baby. I’m anxious to read how you handled that.


Heather January 31, 2010 at 1:38 am

hmm not sure what happened. it deleted my name…Heather


GettingFreedom January 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm

It’s quite the change, isn’t it? :)

I went back and re-read my last installment of Nicholas’ story. I thought that I had went further than what I did. Oops. Hopefully I can get a final installment published before mid-February. The final chapter, per se, is really hard to put into words without pointing too many fingers. Thanks for pointing out that I wasn’t completely done!


Jena January 31, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I love the new look! It looks so nice. You must be using wordpress.org so you can do your own design? I made the move to wordpress.com awhile ago but now I’m not sure if I can transfer over to my own domain so easily. Anyway, love the new setup!


GettingFreedom January 31, 2010 at 10:00 pm

I’m not for certain how it all happens, but I’ve heard of others switching from wordpress.com to .org. My transfer was easy with no hitches. It’s woth lookinginto if you want to move over.

Thanks! There is a lot to soak in..WP is SO much different than Blogger!


Jena January 31, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Thanks for the encouragement, I really should just do it. I like WP better now that I’m used to it. The only thing I miss is my blogroll, I still go to my blogspot blog and use the one there.


Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva February 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Uh oh! Phoebe has joined the dark side. lol It’s about time. I have only been trying to convince you since forever. I am glad to see that you are all settled in and I can’t wait to click around and see what’s new. (Like that birthday cake tank post you made. SO creative.) You are going to become addicted to WordPress because it is really user friendly and so customizable. There is a plugin for almost everything that you could ever want.

Take care,


Allyson February 3, 2010 at 7:45 am

Looks fantastic!!


Allie Zirkle February 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

I think the new look is just great! You must be so proud :)


Rubymama February 6, 2010 at 6:29 am

GREAT NEW LOOK!!! Keep it up, it looks awesome!


kim February 10, 2010 at 10:03 am

Grrrr, I really hate that everyone is going to wordpress. I am a visual person and like to see pictures and not just words with links.


GettingFreedom February 10, 2010 at 10:08 am

@Kim–I’m not sure I understand what you are referring to. You should still be able to see the pictures in my posts. Can you help me understand what you are referring to?


Hannah February 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Hey, your new site looks great! Just now made it over here to see, very nice!! :)


Tiffany February 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I love the new site! It looks great! I hadn’t visited you in a while, but someone was asking about good blogs to read and I went to link to you and saw you moved. Very exciting!


Life Insurance BC February 16, 2010 at 3:40 am

Thank you for all the great posts from last year! I look forward to reading your blog, because they are always full of information that I can put to use. Thank you again, and God bless you in 2010.


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