3.14.2014

Alexandra Bee Blog!!!

Happy Friday sweet friends, and Happy 3rd Blogoversary to me!



Today we are celebrating more than just a blogoversary, though.  As I mentioned on Monday, today marks the launch of a new chapter in my blog's journey.  I am saying goodbye to Sundresses and Smiles and hello to Alexandra Bee Blog!

so long!

Like what you see!?

As I mentioned a while back, this new blog name has been more than a year in the making.  In fact, a year ago, in my 2nd Blogoversary Post, I first mentioned I was considering a name change.  As much as I love the name Sundresses & Smiles, I felt like I had outgrown it and wanted to find a name that really defined me, while also having the ability to grow with me.

It took me quite some time to find the name.  I brainstormed ideas all the time and compiled a huge list...finally, one night in December, the perfect name came to me while lying in bed.

Honestly, I dread those late night ideas.  It seems often my creativity is ignited late at night, but then I get so excited and full of energy that I can't sleep.  I ultimately came downstairs and played around until the wee hours of the morning, creating an inspiration board and searching for a blog designer.  I settled on Laura Wyatt Design and could not be happier with the choice (full post on that, coming soon!).


Now let me explain a bit more about the name.  My full name is Alexandra.  My middle name is Bennett.  Barbara Bennett was my mother's godmother and my namesake.  I never met her, but have heard stories about the woman she was my whole life.  She was a person that was full of style, a whole lot of fun, and never took life too seriously.  I'd like to think, that despite never having met her, I have inherited some of those qualities that made so many others love her.

Additionally, growing up, my mom and grandma would both sometimes call me "Alexandra B." for Alexandra Bennett.  I always loved when they called me this; it made me feel grown up and sophisticated.  I also have always loved bees, especially in emblems, logos, and design.  When the name "Alexandra B." came to me, I instantly knew that it had to be Alexandra BEE and I would somehow have to incorporate a bee into my design.



That being said, I'm still me.  You can expect the same types of posts, just under a new name and look.

So grab some champagne an a slice of cake, explore the new design a bit, and celebrate with me!


Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic!! LOVE IT!!

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  2. LOVE the new design love! It looks absolutely amazing and I love the story behind it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and wine date ASAP!

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  3. I love the new design! It is adorable :)

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  4. I love the new design and the story behind your new title makes it even more special!

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  5. I absolutely love it! Congratulations!

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  6. This is adorable!!!! You did an amazing job. I love the design, colors, and esp. the name. I want to change my blog name as well, I am just waiting for the perfect name to pop in my head!!

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  7. Love the new look! So bright and cheery! I'm working w. Laura as we speak, she is super talented. Have a fabulous weekend. : )

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  8. This is awesome! Congrats!

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  9. It's beautiful, I love it all! Especially the story behind the new name, so special!

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  10. fabulous and love the name! She did such a wonderful job!! xo

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  11. Love all of this, such a cute story!!

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  12. I cannot get enough of this look! Seriously love it all- that bee icon is so cute! I'm definitely going to need to connect with Laura soon for some spiffy blog designing too!!

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  13. Absolutely love the name and the design. Can't wait to read more!

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  14. It looks great!! And I love the new name and story behind it!!

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  15. I am loving the new look and the new name!! Yay!! Happy 3 years!! :)

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  16. Love the new name and the new look! :)

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  17. Love the new design and name! Happy 3rd anniversary, Miss Alexandra B!!!

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  18. Congratulations on 3 years! I love the new design and name

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