not many posts can outshine the last one. after all, it’s not everyday you get to tell the world you’re moving to paris!
when i started mixtapes and cupcakes four years ago at the age of twenty, my style was a little (or a lot!) different than it is today. sure, i still love cupcakes and the idea of mixtapes, but now that i’m a little older, i’m not crazy at the thought of becoming a thirty-something jobholder with a blog named mixtapes and cupcakes.
the past year i’ve practically groaned when someone asked me what the name of my blog was (not that my 20-year-old self doesn’t still love it, but really now… ) especially after a co-worker of mine was serious and asked, “what is the name of your blog again? cupcakes and sprinkles and unicorns or something?” (though it has become a really fun, over-the-top, inside joke between us… “don’t forget the glitter and fairytales and magic love spells.com part”)
i’ve changed a lot in the past year and i imagine i’ll change even more so in the coming year. i want to express myself as feminine and fun with a bit of mystery and dash of parisian style.
the idea of changing the name to a blog i’ve had for quite some time, with a good amount of followers, was scary. will i lose all of my followers? will people remember the new name and how to find it? can they pronounce it? am i having another eureka moment where i think the name is fitting and four years down the road i’ll regret it all over again?
i’ve been back and forth between myself lately and finally said, “well, if there’s ever going to be a time and reason to change the name of my blog, now would be it.”
i stumbled across the word “lune de miel” in french, which translates to “honeymoon” and thought about what pretty words they all were- “moon” “lune” “honey” “miel.” and then i thought about the joseph arthur song that i so dearly love titled “honey and the moon” and so came “miel et la lune.” i felt it was perfect. it’s romantic, chic, simple, and modern. not to mention it flows nicely and would look alluring on a business card!
for all of my tennessee family and friends, the pronunciation would be “meal” “eh” “la” “loon.” so get it over with and update your bookmarks! i promise you’ll enjoy all of the lovely things to come with our lovely new name. everything from my bio and about page (maybe i got a little narcissistic, but it is fabulous if i say so myself!) to the content on the sidebar and the web address itself (www.mieletlalune.com) has been evaluated, polished, and embellished.
oh and of course! with a lovely new name, you need a lovely new layout! (i lost an entire day of my life to this layout, but i keep imagining all of the happiness that will gain from it.)
do you like? what are your thoughts? ideas? two-cents? i wanna know!!! don’t keep me wondering! that’s just mean…
is it swoon-worthy?
so there you have it. we’re moving to paris, we changed our name, and got a makeover! time to rest? i think never…