new design + giveaway:

January 16, 2012



Welcome to the all new 2012 oh, hello friend design! I am so fortunate to know Ana from Blog Milk, who helped me do all the coding and make my design even possible. It is a lot of fun to design blog layouts, and I realized I've pretty much had a new design every year. Shall we take a look at all the previous oh, hello friend looks?

2008: has anyone been reading the blog for this long?
This seems like such a long time ago. My first blogging days, good times!
Loved this mint green back in the day, before I loved mustard yellow ;)

2009: Saw a complete redesign.. This is when I started "the daily"
which were daily columns and features for the blog.

2010: kept a lot of similar features, changed the logo fonts.

2011: Thought I'd get rid of the "oh" in oh, hello friend but decided I can't take away from the brand and the "oh" is back! ;)

and now we're in 2012 with a new 2-column design. I really hope you like it! I tried to simplify things (it's hard for me to simplify sometimes) but get rid of the blog clutter. There are some new links at the top of features I think is this blog's speciality: packaging/notes/vintage. One thing I did keep and have had since the original design is the "my heart" list. and you may notice a couple new "daily" buttons - I'm going to start doing weekly diy's and resources. Hope you like all the new changes!


Thought I'd also offer a little giveaway to go along with the new blog design launch. Win $50 from each of my 3 shops: the wanderlust, reverie market, and oh, hello friend for a total of $150 worth of credit! Simply leave a comment to enter with the year you started reading the blog (if you remember) For an additional entry: Tweet or post about the giveaway on facebook! (Up to 2 extra entries if you do both!) A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, January 23rd. Good luck :)

598 hello's:

  1. I started reading in 2011!

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  2. Hello Danni!

    I started reading your blog in 2011! What a nice giveaway!

    Fingers crossed!

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  3. New design looks lovely! I started reading in 2009.

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  4. I started reading your blog in 2010.

    Sandy at gmail dot com

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  5. I started reading your blog last year.

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  6. Looks great! I've been reading since 2008, yay!

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  7. I think it might have been 2009 or 2010. It's a great blog, by the way :-)

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  8. Here's my twitter entry:

    https://twitter.com/#!/Barfussprinzess/status/158842913802031104

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  9. Aaaand on Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=283679108355754&id=100002319441395

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  10. Lovely new design! :) I started reading in 2010, I think.. Oh dear, time flies. I'm not even sure, haha.

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  11. i started reading in 2009. i've loved the journey so far! (:

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  12. Beautiful! Very nice redesign :-)

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  13. I must have been around since '09 then as I recognise that header..... yours is still one of my favourites. My favourite bit of the new design is the 'you are loved' text under the flower. Gorgeous font and I always liked that you chose that as your tag line.

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  14. proud reader, since 2009 :) x

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  15. I think I discovered your blog about 1,5 years ago, so in 2010. Great job on the new design!

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  16. I started reading in 2011(:

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  17. I started reading in 2009! I love every blog design and it seems like each design can't get better, but it does. This one looks great!

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  18. Oh Danni I have been reading your blog pretty much since the beginning so that would be 2008. I just adore your new blog layout! :)

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  19. I found your blog last year, 2011 and love it!

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  20. I started reading it in 2009. Love your blog and all of the beautiful things you feature and sell.

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  21. I started reading in 2011, not so long ago, sorry!
    The new design is beautifull, but seing the old ones, I think all the past designs are greet!

    close.upje@gmail.com

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  22. Wow, what a beautiful layout! And of course I join this give away, I love your shops!
    I have been a reader of your blog since last summer. I wish I had discovered it earlier!

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  23. I think I stumbled onto it in 2009! I say that because I definitely remember all the layout designs apart from 2008. I love the new layout. You have such talent! :)

    Jenny

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  24. Tweeted: httt://www.twitter.com/tricotaria

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  25. SAhred the giveaway on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tricotaria

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  26. I started reading the blog in late 2009 :)

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  27. Hi danni,

    Love your blog, been following since last year. Very inspiring too =)

    I was wondering, do you care to exchange link with me?

    www.scrapaperclip.com

    Its all bout my handmade artwork. Thanks and stay in touch Danni!

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  28. I only found you at the end of last year, 2011 - you've had some great layouts though! Fantastic giveaway too :)

    Emma xx
    believe-me@hotmail.co.uk

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  29. it was 2008, cause that is when i started too... have loved it ever since. xo

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  30. 2010 (I think). The new design looks good!

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  31. I started reading in 2010. I love the new design!
    And thanks a lot for the great giveaway!

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  32. Oh wow, I remember the 2008 header so it must have been then leading into 2009! Times flies.

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  33. I started reading in 2010! Instantly fell in love with your blog :)
    Thisisdisneyland@hotmail.co.uk x

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  34. love the new design! I started in 2010. :)

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  35. Hello!
    I started reading in 2011. I love your posts!

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  36. Ooh now this is asking a person with goldfish memory to remember - hmm based on the blog design layouts I think maybe 2010? Lovely giveaway you have here, let's hope 2012 is my year when I get some luck.. hope I win

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  37. Lovely redesign. Been following you since 2010. :)

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  38. I think it was 2009. I wish I could remember how I found you! The new design is fabulous! :)

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  39. hello! i started reading your blog in 2012!

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  40. I'm a total newb, but a huge fan! Started reading in 2011!

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  41. I think I started reading your blog in 2010. Time really does fly!
    Love the new design :)

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  42. I discovered your blog in 2011 and its definitely one of my favourites :)

    Iris

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  43. Found your blog just in this month so it's 2012! I'm in love with it already!

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  44. I stumbled across your lovely blog in 2010. It's great that you have kept screenshots to remember!

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  45. I've been following since 2010! Welcome back "oh", you we're missed! Love the new design, it's kicked my ass into action, I need to do some major spring cleaning :)

    Thank you for always for being such an inspiration!

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  46. I started following your blog since 2011 ^^

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  47. Hi Danni - I started reading your blog last year in 2011 and I love it! I love the old design and the new one looks great too! - Dani

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  48. Love the new design. I've been reading since 2008 - took part in the first lovely package exchange, which was indeed lovely.

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  49. Started reading in 2010, loved each one of your blog designs and even more all those beautiful things you blog about. Plus one huuuge fan :)

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/missdecorate
    Shared on facebook also: http://www.facebook.com/missdecorate
    xoxo

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  50. Hmmm... I must have started reading in 2009 (maybe even 2008)- I remember that blog layout!

    Looking forward to meeting you at ALT!!

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  51. What a lovely new design! All of them were great, actually!
    I start ed reading your blog in 2011.
    Have a great day!

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  52. I think I started reading sometime in 2010 but I wish I had started from the beginning! The 2008 layout is my fave although all of them are beautiful :).

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  53. I started reading this blog in 2011.

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  54. started in 2011! cool design!! :)

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  55. What an awesome giveaway. Love the new design. I think that I started reading your blog in 2010, but not sure.

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  56. I started reading this blog in 2011.

    Also posted about the giveaway on facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3096916986452&set=a.2380115546864.138831.1369933014&type=1&theater

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  57. I'm a fairly new reader, starting in 2011 (I think probably over the summer). I love your blog! And what a great giveaway!

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  58. I'm loving the new look! I actually revamped my blog on Saturday and went with a much more simple design as well.

    I think I started reading your blog sometime in 2010; it has been a daily read ever since. I gain so much inspiration and encouragement! It is so wonderful to see another christian who enjoys the same things I do at work!
    Keep it up ;)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway as well!

    twitter + facebook posts here:
    https://twitter.com/#!/yayyyitsjordan
    http://www.facebook.com/jbartistry

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  59. Awesome redesign, love it! I started reading back in early 2009, and still come here for inspiration! Thanks for all your hard work!

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  60. looking back at the past designs, I'm pretty sure I started reading in 2009

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  61. I love everything in all of your shops!

    P.S. Love the new design!

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  62. I'm really wanting a new blog design too! Your new design look so wonderful! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  63. I started reading in 2010 (I think!!)

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  64. I tweeted about this!

    P.S. I forgot to mention in my last comment about when I started reading. I think I started in 2010!

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  65. I started in 2010, but I went back and read EVERYTHING that was posted before :)

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  66. i started reading last year (2011). love your blog!

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  67. I enjoyed the look back on previous designs! I think I started reading in 2010 or 2009.

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  68. Love the new design! And the walk down memory lane, so much fun to see how things have evolved.

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  69. It looks great! I've been toying around with the idea of re-doing my site too, just need the time. Great giveaway lady!

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  70. I'm trying to think how long ago I started reading... definitely 2010, but I'm thinking it was probably 2009!
    When I started reading I lived in NY, and then I moved to OC for a short while and got to come to one of your sales! I'm back in NY now, so I can no longer come to your events, but I still love your posts and your stores and watching your growth :)

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  71. What a great giveaway!! I know its been at least a year so I'm thinking 2011 ,early in the year. I think it was a printable note card that attracted me to your blog !!

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  72. I'm pretty sure I started reading in 2009 with your super sweet engagement post. Love the new look!

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  73. I tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/appleheadthread
    (hope I put that in right)

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  74. I started reading in early 2009 or maybe even into 2008. I love all your designs... did you say you were thinking of selling blog templates? would love that!
    blessings to you today,b

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  75. Also on Facebook ! = )
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Applehead-Threads/291387360887021

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  76. I love how you re-invented the blog every year! I started reading last year in 2011 and I enjoyed seeing the transformations through the years thanks to this post :-)

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  77. The new design is so nice! I love the header!
    I started reading in 2009, getting loads of ideas for my wedding. Thanks to you, I found washi tape, and use it all the time.

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  78. I love your blog!
    I started reading it in 2011, just last year but it was an awesome year full of beauty and inspiration!

    Federica :)

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  79. I believe I started reading in 2010--love the blog!

    nystrom.jen@gmail.com

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  80. The new design is great, glad the 'oh' is back! I must have started reading in 2010, because that is the first layout I remember.

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  82. I started reading in 2010! Love all the fun things you post, Danni!

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  83. I started reading in 2011

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  84. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/live_long_day/status/158911663821684736

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  85. Started reading in 2011! So inspired!

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  87. I started reading in 2011! So glad I did!

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  88. I started in 2010, been a fan ever since!

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  89. 2011 and i fell in love immediately. been back almost daily ever since! thank you for sharing all your creativity and great ideas with the world!

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  90. I recently started using bloglovin to follow more blogs, so to be honest, I only started following you this year. But here's to 2012!

    I facebook-ed and twitter-ed about the giveaway too!
    oh and Jan 23rd is my birthday! Thank you for this opportunity.

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  91. I started reading in 2010. I was new to the blogging world, but when I saw your beautiful blog and your heart for Jesus, I was hooked and haven't been able to stop reading since. : )

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  92. I have been reading since 2009 I think, and its been a lovely source of inspiration ever since! :) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  93. Love the redesign! And fun to see how it has transformed over the years

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  94. I start reading your blog in 2011 :)


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    Anjani
    anjani.fathin@gmail.com

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  95. I started reading in 2010! Love the new redesign.

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  96. I started reading in 2011 but I'm a devoted fan now!

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  97. I'm a new reader and I am really enjoying catchng-up on older posts!

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  98. I don't even remember when I started reading!! 2010, I think!!:)

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  99. LOVE the new design! I started reading last year and SO happy that I did! :)

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  100. Yes I've been reading it for that long :) loveliest find. Love the clean new look!

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  101. Tweeted about the giveaway! (@kristinap) :)

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  102. Facebooked it! ;)
    https://www.facebook.com/kristina.proffitt

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  103. Hi Danni! I started reading in 2009. Great blog and keep it up. LOVE the new look!! @erynackerman

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  104. I was going to say 2009, but your 2008 header looks so familiar!

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  105. i started reading your lovely blog at the beginning of 2011!

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  106. i just started reading this fall! :)

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  107. I love that all of the different looks still look like they come from the mind of the same person. I started reading in 2010.

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  108. I started reading oh, hello friend in the wonderful year of 2010! Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

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  109. Love the new layout [mustard is the best!]. I started following in 2010. Relatively new...glad to be here! :) Thanks, Danni!

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  110. I started reading your awesome blog last year!

    ellen

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  111. I believe I started reading in 2010!

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  112. i started reading in 2010 :) i went back & read all of your archives!! haha. i love the new design. <3

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  113. I just began reading your blog a couple of weeks ago! I found you through a pinterest post. Love all your posts!

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  114. I started reading in 2011. :)

    Lindi -- flowersatlast (at) gmail (dot) com

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  115. I think it was either 2009 or 2010 when I started. I remember reading all the way back into the archives when I discovered your blog though! Love the redesign. It's really easy to navigate!

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  116. WOW!!!! This is divine Danni. I can only imagine the hard work that went into this. I love the color. Happy 2012 to you...and your blog:)

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  117. I started reading recently in 2011. It's fun to see the iterations of your blog. The redesign is quiet nice.

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  118. This is a great giveaway! I love all those three shops and had found about them through your blog. I started reading your blog in 2009 and now hooked forever :)

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  119. I started reading your blog about 4 weeks ago. I love the design, the images and the fact that my bookmark reads "oh hello friend--you are loved." Makes me happy every time I click it!

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  120. I started reading your blog after the SMP pop shop! I love it! =)

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  121. Hi! Love the redesign. I think I started reading in 2009. Thank you!

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  122. In 2010-the design reminded me of when I started!
    Baraginie@hotmail.com

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  123. Tweeted it!
    https://twitter.com/#!/ChattyFrenchy

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  124. I started reading the blod in 2011 and really enjoy it. The new design is fab!

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  125. I started reading your beautiful, inspiring blog in late 2009. Love the new design!

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  126. I just startet a couple of weeks ago, came across it reading "a creative mint"-Blog. As a German student I enjoy reading Blogs in English ; )

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  127. i don't remember! but i would say it's been more than a year for sure.

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  128. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/oshkoshbgosh123/status/158942106759598080

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  129. Love your blog! I've been reading since 2010 (I think!)

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  130. Love the new look! I think I started reading in 09, after we first me at Urbanic's blogger social! Plus I don't remember the first header :) Looks fantastic and less cluttered, I'm sure its hard to let go of some items!

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  131. I'm actually a fairly recent reader of this blog so I've only seen your previous layout and now this one.

    I really like how there's more columns now! It fills up my screen without wasting space. I also like the font you used on the header :) I checked it on my iPhone and although I can't see the layout, I appreciate that your posts are readable on mobile devices. Kudos to Ana for the coding!

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  132. And I posted this to my blog's fb page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Designed-Life/196348475972 Love the look again, if I could, I would totally revamp my little space online.

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  133. I probably started reading around 2010/2011. I come here periodically for inspiration ~ which I always find!

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  134. I'm a new reader this year (2012)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy b.
    adennispac@yahoo.com

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  135. Tweeted @jennifermullin and facebooked too!

    http://www.facebook.com/ArtistJenniferJohansson

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  136. I just started a couple months ago! But its a super fun blog!

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  137. I think I started reading last year. Love your blog and love the new look! Congrats on a new year :)

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  138. Love the new design! Classy and clean, but still your lovely brand style. I've enjoyed your evolution since 2009 :D

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  139. I started reading last year. Your blog brings so much inspiration, cheers to 2012!

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  140. I started reading your blog on 2011, and I love it!

    Kisses from Argentina!

    mcelanius@gmail.com

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  141. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/joy_ever_after

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  142. I love the new layout! Seems cleaner. Good job!
    -K

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  143. I started reading your blog in 2010, after I made a purchase from your etsy shop!

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  144. Love the new design! Been reading since only last year and am hooked. :)

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  145. I can remember by the design! Haha. Definitely 2010. :)

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  146. I started reading in 2010 - one of my favs! nisbetch @ gmail.com

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  147. I started reading in 2011 :)

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  148. started reading in 2008, and I have loved all along. =) all the designs have been beautiful.

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  149. I believe it was in 2010 I found your great blog!

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  150. Honestly I do not like this design much like the above, I think you should leave the same essence, this makes me think it's all over and I'm seeing a very very old blog.

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  151. I started reading in 2011! Such a beautiful expression of life and creativity, thanks for sharing!

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  152. lovely new blog design! I can't remember when I started reading, but I've been here for at least 3 blog re-designs! :)

    thanks for the endless inspiration, and the giveaway!

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  153. i was lucky enough to be introduced to this blog early last year! so 2011 was when i was introduced to the sweet "oh hello friend." love the re-design!

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  154. I started following your blog in 2010, when I first entered the blogging world! Love your blog and what a wonderful giveaway!

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  155. Loving the new design! :D

    I began reading your blog early last year (2011).

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  156. i stumbled across your blog in 2010 and have been following since! :)

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  157. i started reading in 2010. btw, love your new design!

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  158. I started reading at the end of '08!!

    Wonderful... Always.

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  159. do you want to design my blog... it really needs it!!! I started reading in 2011 after a renegade craft fair in LA

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  160. I've been reading off and on since 2010. Love it! Great giveaway :)

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  161. I started reading in 2010, although I wish I'd found you earlier! Congrats on the redesign!

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  162. I just stumbled upon the blog recently via another blog, so my answer is 2012. It was neat to see how the design has evolved over the years. Wonderful!

    ~Julie V.

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  163. Love the new design! Started reading in 2011 :)

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  164. I've been reading since 2011. Love the new design!

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  165. Oh Wow, I just started reading in 2010! ...that seems so long ago!

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  166. I started reading in 2011 and love looking back at all your designs :).

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  167. The new design looks great! I just started following you in 2011 and really enjoy it.

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  168. I started reading back in 2010 :) Your new design looks awesome.

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  169. im not a big commenter, but i started reading your blog back in 2009. :-) congrats on ur new blog design!

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  170. I found this blog in 2011. I love it! I just signed up for the lovely dozen package.

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  171. 2011 was the big year, or was it 2010? it's all such a blur here in blogland!

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  172. Oh, Hi back at ya! I started reading your wonderful blog in 2010. So glad I did! Would love to win something from you awesome shops.

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  173. I stumbled onto your blog last year, 2011. Love it!

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  174. Love the new design! I believe I started following in early 2010! It's been a great journey!

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  175. i started reading in 2011 and share your posts all the time :)

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  176. Last year!

    Very nice work :)

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  177. I started reading early 2010—so it's so fun to see all of the old blog designs. Love the new design! :)

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  178. Love your new blog design!
    I've only been reading since 2011, but find your blog truly inspiring!

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  179. i think i started to read your blog in 2009 :)

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  180. i started reading in 2011 - fell in love!

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  181. i think i started to read your blog in 2009 :)

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  182. I started in 2010 and love it!

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  183. Beautiful redesign! Absolutely lovely.
    Been with you since 2011 & lovin' it.

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  184. I've started reading your posts in 2010 and ever since i've been hooked!

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  186. i strted to reading in december 2011. have a happy night!!!

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  187. I think I found you in 2009 and became a "regular" in 2010...yay :) You're a blogging veteran :)

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  188. i started to reading your blog in december 2011. have a happy night!

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  189. About this time of the year in 2011! But it feels like it's been longer...

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  190. the new design is gorgeous!! i started reading your amazingly wonderful blog back in 2011 and i'm so glad i did! i draw so much inspiration from your blog :)

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  191. I started reading in 2011 - LOVE! :)

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  192. Looks gorgeous Danni! Love all of your looks and this one feels very fresh and easy to use! We're feeling like we're almost ready for a blog change ourselves...

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  193. Love, love the new design. This is too perfect!

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