Monday, November 7, 2011

CHANGES!!

You may have noticed the new "look" around here. We've had the same header and sidebar elements for over a year and it was time for a change. Kind of like a mini blog renovation. A little paint on the walls, a  little tile in the kitchen that sort of thing. :)

A name change has been in the works for a while now. Since we no longer live in Maillardville it had been bothering me that we were still the Maillardville Manor. Also, it's not the easiest name to remember (it took me three months to spell it correctly :).
So Our New Name is . . . .
MINI MANOR

Why Mini Manor:
The definition of MANOR is -
                                      a. A landed estate.
                                      b. The main house on an estate; a mansion.
So a Mini Manor is exactly what we have. If you've seen our yard the term "landed estate" would make you laugh, we have land, but it's a VERY small plot.
And Yes we have a house, but it's no mansion.
Hence . . . Mini Manor!
 
If you're worried about your subscription, we are still keeping the old address so that all of your subscriptions and settings will stay the same. 
 
As for headers I made 3 . . . I thought I would just pick the best of the 3 but I liked them all, so we're going to keep all three and have them change out!
Header #1:
Header #2:
 
 
Header #3:
 
 
We've also added some new sidebar content, we're displaying 5 of our all time most popular posts. And a new About us section:
 
 
I hope you're enjoying all the changes around Mini Manor (hehe). There's still a few more changes happening this week. We have a new About Us page, a new background and Navigation bar to install.
Hopefully we'll have that all up and active next week.
 
In Short:
We're now Mini Manor Blog, but we're keeping Maillardville Manor so that all of your subscriptions stay the same!
 
I can't wait to get back to the posting part of the "job" We've been working on these changes for a few months now, and I've had post idea's building up in my head!!
Hope you enjoy the changes :)
 


36 comments:

  1. Love the changes! Beautiful blog!

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  2. Love all the changes, keep up the good work!

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  3. The headers are all beautiful! I love your blog and mini manor!!!!

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  4. I did notice the name change and thought where did my Maillardville go! Ok so I had to check 3 times that I'd spelt that right!. Loving the new look, especially the header with you Lee and Max that is adorable :)

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  5. Love the new new name and headers. I think I like the other two, and especially the one with Max, a smidge more than this one... just a personal preference and if you're taking votes. :-)

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  6. I love that photo of the legs! Not that I have a leg fetish; that would be weird. I just like how it evokes that ideal image of housewife.

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  7. I love the changes! Very nice! Your blog is lovely!

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  8. Love, Love, Love! Your posts are the ones I can't wait to see everyday.

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  9. Love the changes around the manor... =)

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  10. I like the new name too!

    P.S. Another "vote" for the legs picture. =)

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  11. Loving it!!!! And another vote for legs :D

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  12. I really like the new look (I liked the old version too). =) The header with all 3 of you is so adorable! We recently made some design changes over at our blog as well. It's fun to switch things up every once and a while, isn't it? =)

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  13. Love the changes....LOVE header #2 ~ so cute.

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  14. Love the changes. The headers are all lovely and it will be interesting to see how they each look when you switch them out.

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  15. OMG the second header is sooo adorable!! soo Jealous!

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  16. Love it!! I often think about changing my header. You've got great taste, I would love to hear any suggestions about what to do with mine.....

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  17. Congrats!! I'm a frequent reader and first time commenter. I love your blog and the third header is my favorite!!

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  18. Love all of your headers! Glad you are switching them all out! Too cute, just like you! xoxo!
    Jen

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  19. I love the new sophisticated and clean look, excellent work!

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  20. You know what they say...a change is as good as a holiday! Loving the new blog title and look. My fav. header has to be the second one...so cute with your pup included.

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  21. I think the new name is perfect...and I agree with a few people here...header #2 is my favourite. Too cute!

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  22. Catherine in EdmondsNovember 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Ashli,
    I think that header #2 is super! So stylish.

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  23. It does look great here! I'll miss your old name though - I grew up by Dawes Hill and whenever I saw your blog name it reminded me of living there. It makes sense though as you don't live there either!

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  24. Looks good around here! My blog is overdue for a new look too. Now to find the time... :)

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  25. header number 2 would be my choice

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  26. I love header humber 2. It really includes your family.

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