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!
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!