Thursday, January 31, 2013

with this new life comes a new blog name and look

Every Mile A Memory is now Set This Circus Down

Obsessed doesn't even begin to explain how I feel about this blog facelift of mine!
Design by: Messy Extras


I've been blogging for 2.5 years and those who have been following me for a while know how different my life was up until about 6 months ago. Bryan and I traveled consistently, together, for ours jobs and were away from home for months on end. Driving cross country, exploring different states and living in hotels was our norm... and we loved it! For us, every mile was truly a memory.... Hence my blog name: Every Mile A Memory.

Back in June, Bryan and I decided to hang up our hats, so to speak. We realized that our work experiences were getting to be a drag and that we weren't getting as much out of work or our free time as we always had. 

It was clear to us that we were entering into a different stage of life... Our 20s were defined by growth and exploration, but we were now in our 30s. And we were ready to enter into a more stable phase of life. 

We were ready to start a family. We were ready to set this crazy circus life of ours down.

With this change in lifestyle and priorities comes my blog name... Please take the time to listen to the above song, of which makes me cry every time I hear it. It just speaks to me. To us. And describes exactly what Bryan and I have been through together, how we feel about each other, where we feel we currently are in life and where we are heading. 

We are ready to Set This Circus Down. Or is the circus just beginning?

And best believe we will still travel. We traveled a lot this summer and a little this fall. The travel bug is in us. It's our passion. It's my passion. And that won't ever go away...

But this next adventure of ours is just as exciting, if not more, than everything we've done thus far. I hope you continue to follow us on our journey as we Set This Circus Down and start a family!

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Set This Circus Down lyrics

Sometimes this road, it just keeps winding
Round and round and back again
But you've always kept me smiling
Over every hill, round every bend
Baby you're the one smiling with me when the sun comes up
I got the wheel, you got the map and that's enough

And we go rolling down this highway
Chasing all our crazy dreams
I've gone your way and you've gone my way
And everywhere in between
One of these days we'll find a piece of ground
Just outside of some sleepy little town
And set this circus down

Sometimes I lie awake just thinking
Of all the horizons we have seen
And as another day is sinking
I thank God you're here with me
'Cause baby you're the one laughing with me when the sun goes down
Living on faith and holding on tight to the love we found

And we go rolling down this highway
Chasing all our crazy dreams
I've gone your way and you've gone my way
And everywhere in between
One of these days we'll find a piece of ground
Just outside of some sleepy little town
And set this circus down

And set this circus down

Maybe one of these days, gonna set this circus down
Set this circus down

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I must add the the ubber talented Orange County gal (like myself), Kelly, who blogs over at Messy Dirty Hair and Messy Extras deserves all the credit for the new look of my blog. She is extremely easy to work with and tolerated all of my last minute changes and nitpicky-ness to make my blog pure perfection! I highly recommend her for your next blog facelift. If you don't use her, you will regret it :)

40 comments:

Meri Kate said...

I can't wait to read all about the new chapter in your life.

Katie said...

what a beautiful way to introduce this new chapter of your life!

Jess Norden said...

I love everything about this - the look, the title and your new chapter!! Woohoo :) I cannot wait to watch this new journey unfold!

Ashley @ Places To Go, Things To Buy said...

Yay! Love the new name! Can't wait to follow along in your journey! :)

Tamara @ Everything Happens said...

I love the new change! I was wondering when you announced your pregnancy if you guys would keep up with your jobs. Can't wait to keep following along!

Maran (HeyHawleywood) said...

didn't realize this was already so close to being done! I love it! And so totally perfect.

Kathryn said...

LOVE IT!!!! I can't wait to read about this next chapter in your lives.

Thanks for sharing it with us!!! :)

Beth said...

love the new look, the new name, etc. only good things await you and B in your future! :) and i can't wait to be there and experience some of them with you guys.

Dee Stephens said...

Exciting!! I thought about changing the name of my blog after Shelby but Brad said keep it the same.
That's why I went for the new look.

Kelsey said...

I love everything about this! Especialy the elephants!

Lindsay Alexis said...

Kate I love your new look!!! The song is beautiful! I started tearing up actually. I am just emotional today and its only 645 :/ I love when songs speak to people. It is such a beautiful thing. A new look. A new adventure. A new 'life'. So much excitement coming your way :)

Natasha said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look and blog name...fabulous and so fitting

and yes, my dear, the circus is just now beginning ;)

Charlie's Mommy (Beth) said...

I love the elephants!! So cute and I love the new changes and the name change.

allison said...

what a perfect new look & name for this next step in your lives! and what a beautiful song with a perfect message.. got me teared up! : )

A said...

Love the new blog look and can't wait to see how you let the rest of the world know tomorrow :) I'm so over-the-moon excited for you!

Amy said...

Hmmm does all of the blue in the design mean it's a BOY?? ;)

Married...with a Pup said...

Ahhhh no way!!! I love it but am still slightly in shock with the name change. I think it's perfect! I have been thinking of a name change as well but waiting until I think of something that fits!

Lins said...

I love the new name and the new look! I think the elephants are so cute. I've enjoyed following your journey and look forward to keep following your journey into mommyhood! :)

Tricia said...

So exciting. Love the new name and look. Can't wait to keep following and to see what is yet to come. :)

Emily said...

What a cute new look. So excited to read about this new journey in your life.

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Yay!!!!! So exciting! Thank you for the shout out! I'll do your Pinterest button tonight!! Xoxox

Caroline said...

So cute! And so excited for you!

Mel (Northern Lights) said...

Love the new blog title and look! Congratulations and cheers to your new beginnings! Let's all get together soon :) Buffalo Chicken Dip and Confetti dip are a must ;)

All At Once said...

I love it so much Kate and I am so excited to watch you and Bryan grow as you become parents. It really is the most amazing experience ever. xoxo

J and A said...

So perfect. And I love the new look!!

Lacey in the City said...

Congrats on the new blog name and this new phase in life! Did ya'll find new jobs in Lake Norman? I'd wondered after your announcement what ya'll were planning on doing with your careers! I hadn't realized that you'd already hung up your hats.

Carolyn said...

Love the new look and blog name! I know you're going love this next phase! :)

Ashley said...

Love the song, the new title and the new look!!! Love all your big changes going on and how you are embracing them!

Raquel said...

Love the new design and name!!

Amanda said...

Love the new look, and it totally makes sense that you switched the name now too for this new life phase :)

tara said...

love the new name and look! :)

Whitney @ justacountry-girl said...

ummm why did this make me tear up?!? i adore that baby elephant. the bloggy looks great, but more importantly i am so exicted to read every single word of the new chapter in your life. i cant even tell ya how happy i am for you. you deserve all of this to the moon and back 10 times! one day miss kate... our path are gonna cross and I am gonna be such a happy lady :-) :-) :-)

GamecockQueen said...

I love the new blog name and I love the little elephants too!! So so happy for you. You are just glowing in your pics in the Bryan bday post. :-) I have a new blog on the way too!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw!!! I just love the meaning behind your blog name! So sweet. I'm so happy for you, Kate and this next chapter of life you and Bryan are entering!

Nicole-Lynn said...

p.s. the gender reveal is TODAY right? :)

Jess said...

Gosh, thank you so much for introducing me to this song. It speaks so much to your life, but mine as well. My husband and I have been traveling and moving every 2 years due to jobs and grad schools and we are about to embark on another adventure back east for 2 years. After this 2 years, my husband promised me that we were going to move to North Carolina and being to "set this circus down". I'm going to send this song to him now. Thanks girl!

Faith said...

it's perfect!

Holly said...

Love your new look and name!! How fitting for you!

I'm currently working on a design and blog name makeover with Kelly too! She's a saint for putting up with all my changes and nit-pickiness too!

Emily said...

i LOVE this song and the moving lyrics - my hubby and i can so relate to this, too!!
we have been traveling and have lived in 3 different states in the last 3 years, but hopefully our circus will be setting down soon :)

Eesh said...

I love the name change. I'm so happy for you both, it's unbelievable!

xx