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Spindle & Rye: New Blog!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hello friends, and welcome to my new blog, Spindle & Rye!

I know what some of you might be saying......"Ummm, didn't you just start your old blog in November?"......and yes, I did.

Truth be told, after sharing my #inspiremediy blog post yesterday, I took a long hard look at my blog Through the Front Door, and sadly realized it was fitting me like a pair of shoes two sizes too small. I didn't like the design, it wasn't very engaging, it didn't "fit me" and it hurt!.

Why would anyone want to visit my blog, when I myself, didn't really want to?  I got around to thinking........your blog is like your second home. The place where you live and feel comfortable. Why would you want to invest time in updating your home and making it the best it can be, when you don't like the space you're in to begin with?

I've had Blogger blogs in the past, and when it came time to start a new one, I decided on the Wordpress platform. That was my first mistake. I was very comfortable using Blogger, I knew it inside and out, and that comfort was immediately gone on Wordpress. Heck, I didn't even know there was a difference between Wordpress.org and Wordpress.com blogs until I thought about changing the template. Most of the templates I was interested in only worked on Wordpress.org hosted blogs, go figure.

Hence the birth of Spindle & Rye!
I found my way back to Blogger and decided to change the entire look of my blog. It now has a new name, new platform, my Etsy store and design services are incorporated here, all in one fresh new space!
The name of the blog is derived from my pure love of antique wood spindles & rye bread....sorry, nothing fancy, it's just that simple:)

I've spent the last two days hunched over my kitchen island on a bar stool designing the header, coding forms and ad space blocks. I've created a Twitter account & Facebook page for the blog as well. I haven't posted anything to these pages yet, but if you have either, please feel free to follow me & I'll be able to see your accounts as well.  If you have a Pinterest page, you can find mine by clicking the social links at the upper right hand side of the blog home page.

It's so great to finally have everything in one spot! If you recently started following my other blog, please sign up for my new blog updates via email through the link in the sidebar on the home page.

I think your blog is a very personal space and most definitely an extension of you. Here, I feel comfortable. I feel like I'm "home".

Please take a few minutes to "click around", and I hope you love it as much as I do!


  1. I wish you the best with your new blog.

    I like your line "your blog is like your second home".

    1. Thank you so much! I've added your blog to my reading list:)
      Sooo true, isn't it?

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    1. Thank you so much! I just added your blog to me reading list. I's so nice to actually know what I'm doing again on Blogger! lol...so much easier for me to use!

  4. I liked Through the front door and I also like Spindle and Rye! Maybe it's the blogger who I think is great! Glad you are happy and feel more at home. I'm happy to follow along : )

    1. Thank you sweet friend, you are too kind to me! So happy you like the new blog too!

  5. Love it Collette!! Your right, when we aren't happy with our blogs it can be hard to want to post and expect anyone else to visit! Love the new name as well!! *hugs*

  6. So happy you. You will rock this cause you are a rock star! !

  7. Well hello! This looks great! Welcome back to blogger. I can't wait to see what you decide to share with us on here! Drop by for a visit anytime! Angie @ postcards from the ridge

  8. So in love with your new blog! The name is so perfect! I love seeing email updates from "Spindle and Rye" when I open my mail ☺️ So happy for you!! Xoxo