Well, hello, friends...you might think you're in the wrong place, but you're not!!! Over the course of this summer, Random Little Faves got a COMPLETE overhaul and today, the new site, as you can see, is LIVE!!
Have you ever gone through some life changes where you woke up one day and realized that your clothes didn’t quite feel right, your hair was all wrong for who you now are, and you just felt a strong pull to update yourself to the present instead of lingering in the past?
Well…that’s basically what happened to Random Little Faves. I outgrew it and it was time to take a giant step forward to align my website with where it has evolved over the past (almost) 2 years.
Tomorrow, I’m going to share more with you about why I decided to make this big change and we’ll take a stroll down memory lane, but today, let’s start off by taking a look around and getting familiar with everything, shall we?
The Goodness Guides are where you can more details and all kinds of goodness relating to three top areas I feel most passionately about. These pages are living and breathing, so I’ll be updating them and adding more to them as we go along, but they’ll always be accessible via the homepage and on the sidebar when you’re reading my blog.
One of the things I’m MOST excited about with my new website is the gallery pages for my categories and the archives. I have been wanting to do this forever, but on Wordpress, I couldn’t find an easy way to set this up. Fortunately, on Squarespace, it’s a piece of cake!.
To make it super simple to find past posts or other things you may be interested in reading, the gallery pages help you see all the posts in that category at once! I’ve also organized them by types of posts within the categories (example: blogging tips, blogging resources, etc.) where appropriate.
Ask me anything
If you ever have a question for me, I want to hear it! On the sidebar on the blog page, you’ll see a button that says ‘Want to Ask Me Anything?’ and I mean just that. Click on that, fill out the email form and it’ll come straight to me!
I’ll get back to you as soon as I can and if I find I get the same or similar questions over time, I can create a FAQ page, or answer those questions in a specific post.
The menu bar at the top is the main form of navigation. You should be able to find what you need here and I’ve tried to keep this relatively simple so things don’t get lost.
On my blog page, I’ve opted to not show my categories in the side bar, but as you hover over ‘The Blog’ in the menu bar, you will see my categories there. To access the main blog page, just select ‘The Latest’ to go straight to the latest posts and the main blog page.
Here’s where you’ll find an overview of what my site is all about, links to main features on my site (the Moxie Tribes, the blog, and courses), you’ll also find links to the Goodness Guides and my five latest blog posts.
New? Start Here
For new readers or visitors to my site (that’s you!), this is a fantastic place to start! On the New Reader page, I share a little info on where to get started and how to connect with me.
If you’re curious as to who I am, 5 ways I actively chase my dreams, or an overview of my core values, then be sure to check out my About page.
The blog page is pretty standard with regards to blog pages. The posts are organized with the most recent posts and then they go back in time. Select ‘The Latest’ to get to the main blog page, or choose specific categories to see posts specific to those topics.
In the sidebar, you’ll find a mini bio on me, a link to ask me anything, a spot to join one of my tribes, links to my Goodness Guides, links to the most popular posts, and a button to hop to the archives which will show every single post that’s available grouped by the month they were published.
Right now, I’m working on two courses that will launch soon! You can get some basic info on those courses on my Courses page and even sign up for the VIP lists. That will allow you to get an early notification when more information is available, early access for registration, and a VIP only discount!
Going forward, this will be the main page for any course that is currently available or about to launch, so be sure to visit it to see what’s coming!
The Moxie Tribes
I am really excited about the Moxie Tribes! They’re my new groups that you can join!
The Moxie Girls is for women that want to get more out of their lives and be inspired to follow their dreams.
The Moxie Bloggers is for fellow bloggers that want to be inspired to blog better and to connect with other like minded bloggers.
If you are already a subscriber to my email list for Random Little Faves, you are automatically a member of the Moxie Girl tribe (yay!), so no need to do anything. You’ll be receiving an email today or tomorrow outlining what’s new, so keep your eyes peeled!
I’ll be going more into the Moxie Tribes on Wednesday to give you a full picture on what the tribes include and why you’ll want to join one (or both!), so stayed tuned!
To celebrate the launch of my new site, I'm hosting a fun giveaway!!
Woohoo! Who doesn't love a good giveaway!?!
Here’s what you’ll win!
I rounded up some products that I love to share with you!
#1 | 'I love coffee' mug: Since I adore coffee, I couldn't host a giveaway without a cute coffee cup! The gold heart sealed the deal for me when I spotted it. Now you can tell the world of your love for your cup of joe.
#2| 4"x6" Notebooks by Studio Calico: These are the perfect size for tossing in your purse to jot down notes while out & about.
#3 | Day Designer for July 2015 - June 2016: This Day Designer is from the collaboration they recently did with Blue Sky planners. It's the weekly version and has a monthly view for each month, and weekly spreads throughout the year. There's room for notes and to-do's. Perfect for getting organized and getting things done!
#4 | Erin Condren Colorful Pen Set: I love these pens! I've been using them for a couple of months and love the colors, how smooth they write, and the case for carrying them around, so I had to include a set of these lovelies.
#5 | Origami Owl pendant necklace*: One of my dear friends is a designer with Origami Owl and sweetly offered to donate a necklace for the winner. Origami Owl is a weakness for me...I love their jewelry and it was slightly tempting to hang on to this one for myself! hehehe
This comes with a toggle chain, a medium locket with crystals, pearl dangle and 5 sweet charms.
*donated by Judy Caban
#6 | "Sparkle" Cosmetic Case: I don't know about you, but I can never have too many cosmetic cases or little zippered pouches to store my goodies. I love the pink color of this one and the gold 'Sparkle' is too fun (and it's more gold than ugly mustard as it appears in the photo!).
*not pictured: $50 e-gift card for Erin Condren: I could seriously spend quite the chunk of change on the Erin Condren website!! So, I wanted to give you the chance to go splurge and treat yourself to something fun.
The contest opens today and will run through midnight EST Friday, August 7. I will contact the winner on Saturday, August 8 and you will have until 9:00pm EST Wednesday, August 12 to reply back to me to claim your prizes! I will post the winner on the blog Monday, August 10.
While I have a large bulk of my content from Random Little Faves imported and accessible now via Heart & Moxie, I still have quite a bit to clean up, so not everything from my old website it available here just yet, but that’s coming over the rest of this month.
I’ll continue sorting those out and backfilling my content to make sure everything that was there before is available here (Well…not quite everything. Some of the older posts that don’t really fit anymore will not make the cut.).
In the meantime, grab a cup of coffee, tea, lemonade, wine, whatever...sit back...and dive in to get to know your way around!
So….what do you think friends? Are you excited to join me on this journey? And as for future topics, is there anything you’d love to hear me write about on the blog? Leave me a comment and let me know!