Oh my goodness. I can hardly believe it. My blog is all shiny and new.

I gave it a makeover (Like the new logo? Please say yes.) and the super capable team at Leap Design transferred the site from Blogger to WordPress.

Please do make yourself at home.

And if you’re looking for a particular post, hopefully I’ve made it much easier to find. You can start with the search bar in the right sidebar. Or check out the Ask Design Mom archive. You can even find handy pages featuring Guest Mom Posts and Picture Books. Want to search my archives? You can find them in a drop down menu in the right sidebar as well.

A couple of technical items:
1) The transfer dropped basically every comment that I received from Friday evening till Monday evening. Total bummer! They didn’t completely disappear into the ether — I received an email of every comment and read each one of them (Thank you as always for the comments. I adore them.). If you are frustrated that your comment hasn’t show up in the Custom Toy Art Giveaway here’s the dealio: I took into account every entry I received whether it currently shows up or not. Promise. Cross my heart.

2) For those of you who read Design Mom using an RSS reader (like Google Reader), I’m still futzing with it a bit — trying to see if I can continue using the old feed so that you don’t have to resubscribe. I’ll let you know as soon as I have an answer.

3) Mostly, thank you for your patience as the kinks get worked out. Design Mom Readers are the best!

Other than that, we should be good to go. Please let me know if you’re having trouble accessing parts of the new site. And I’d love to hear if you like the new design.

I also want to note: normally, transferring a blog from one platform to another would be fairly straightforward, but a combination of circumstances (like a highly customized, yet old-school Blogger template paired with almost 3000 posts) made this transfer less than easy. I wouldn’t have trusted the job to anyone but Leap.