Merry Christmas! I got myself a special gift this year, come by and see!

by Paris B on · 77 comments

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merry christmas 2012

Merry Christmas everyone!

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you’re spending a lovely time with your family, or if not, at least with good friends and having a great time. For the rest of us, hey, its a mid-week break and a short work week for the final week of 2012 is always welcome! 😀

For those of you who haven’t come by the blog in a while, perhaps I might entice you with a little visit, for this was a gift I got for myself this year. A new blog header, logo and outfit :)

I’ve had the old one for quite a few years now, and I’d been thinking of making a change for a while. 2012 was a year of changes, so it was about time to change some things around the blog too.

Some of you may have noticed some small changes happening over the past week already – a change in the font, a bit of tweaking in layout. Today is when I finally did the rest and put it together, as it were :)

I like the simplicity of the new logo, and I hope you will too :) It represents my personal mantra : Life is simple, lets not complicate it :)

merry christmas 2012

A little bit of tweaking will still be going on but it will be minor in the bigger scheme of things :) There shouldn’t be any rabbit holes to fall down, but if you do please holler and I’ll pull you right back out!

Merry Christmas again and thank you for coming by! Here, have some Christmas cookies and eggnog and let’s be merry! 😀

xoxo

Paris B

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Kay December 25, 2012 at 5:37 am

I LOVE the new logo, looks simple, elegant and grown up — and I never could figure out what the red thing was in your old header so I’m glad that is no more.

Thanks for being my favorite blogger and a place to check out for new ideas, thoughtful posts, and kind, warm responses. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and I look forward to participating in your blog in 2013!

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Ting December 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

Ditto Kay! :) so what does the red circle really mean? I thought it looked like a round luggage or a perfume bottle. :)

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Ding ding! Luggage it was 😀 I used to move around a bit and pick up stuff from here and there. These days, I lead a more sedentary life 😉

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Haha it was a beauty trunk/luggage inspired from my earlier days when I would move around a lot more than I do now :) Thank you for coming by and for sharing your thoughts, experiences and views on the many things we talk about here. I appreciate it all and I look forward to more fun times in 2013! I hope you had a lovely Christmas, Kay :)

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Fiona Loh December 25, 2012 at 7:32 am

Lovely blog makeover! :)

Merry Christmas Paris!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Thank you Fiona! Merry Christmas to you too and I hope it was a good one!

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Teri
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December 25, 2012 at 8:35 am

Yaaay for the new logo, it looks so classy, just lovely! Merry christmas to you too, may you celebrate it with your loved ones :).
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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Yay!! 😀 Thank you Teri for liking it as much as I do! 😀 I had a nice quiet time as I don’t celebrate Christmas, so it was a good time to catch up on lots of stuff 😀

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Tracy December 25, 2012 at 8:44 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new logo! And the new look!
Merry Christmas Paris! Best wishes to you and your family! xoxo

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Thank you Tracy! I hope you had a lovely time with your family, and lots of lovely food too! *hugs*

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Michelle Beh December 25, 2012 at 9:29 am

Merry Christmas Paris B!!! Nice new logo! I love simple logo as well 😀

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Yay for simplicity! 😀 Thank you for your support and am late but Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Lily
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December 25, 2012 at 9:29 am

This new look is classy… And i love the new logo. Merry Christmas dear!
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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thank you Lily 😀 Hope you had a nice break, I know I did 😀

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Jess December 25, 2012 at 9:52 am

Oh Merry Christmas, Paris! I’m liking your new blog layout a lot! You know I’m a big fan of clean and simple designs, don’t you? 😉

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thank you Jess, and yes, I remember what a fan you are of clean simple layouts! Hope to see your blog pop up in my reader in the coming weeks! 😉

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Kay December 25, 2012 at 10:09 am

Merry Christmas! I love the simplicity of your new layout!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thank you Kay! Hope your Christmas was a good one!

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Stacey
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December 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

Merry Christmas Paris! Love the sleek new look and revamp of the blog. :)

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Hi there Stacey, long time no see! 😀 Thank you for coming by and I hope you had a good time over Christmas and a fab new year ahead!

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KW December 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

Loving this minimalistic look and your mantra on life in general, Paris B! MWS is always the first blog I check out after work, and first thing on weekends mornings. Loads of festive cheer to our hardworking/creative blogger and her family :>

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Hi there KW! Thank you for your kind words and for your support. It means a lot to me! 😀 I hope you had a nice time over Christmas, and a lovely new year ahead 😀

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Jyoan December 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

Merry Christmas! I like the new black and white!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Thank you Jyoan and I hope you had a good Christmas! I wasn’t planning to go so stark initially, but its started to grow on me 😀

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lisa December 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

So in time for X’mas.
I’m already looking forward to reading your blog in 2013 in it’s new outfit. Classy does it. Love the new look…
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Thank you for your support Lisa! I hope not to disappoint! 😀 I hope your Christmas was a good one, and happy new year to you!

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xin
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December 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

finally seeing the new theme 😀 love the simplicity too!
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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Yay! Thank you – simple is good 😀

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Ting December 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

Merry Christmas to you too! Love the new logo and layout. Wishing you good health, good luck and lots of love always in 2013! Yay! :)

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Mmm… lots of love sounds like a nice thing to have 😀 Thank you for your support, Ting and for always having something interesting to share in the comments! 😀

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Ting December 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Awww… you already have lots of love, from all of the readers here! 😀

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Jennifer December 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

Beautiful, chic and sophisticated :) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Paris!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Ooh thank you! *hair flick* Oh you mean the blog? Thank you too! 😉 I hope your Christmas was a good one Jennifer and hopefully you’re on a year end break now and getting lots of rest and relaxation before the new year begins!

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shuaddict
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December 25, 2012 at 11:23 am

Merry Christmas to you! The redesign is lovely.

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Thank you! 😀 I hope your Christmas was a good one!

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peach_ December 25, 2012 at 11:26 am

Lovely redesign, Paris! Have a Merry X’mas! 😀

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Sweet! Thank you, Peachy one! 😀 I read you don’t get a holiday on Christmas day? How can?! But I hope you had a great day anyway with your Christmas Cake! 😀

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Cecilia Lukban Wong December 25, 2012 at 11:31 am

Ever since I discovered your blog site when you were a judge for a magazine, I’ve been reading it everyday without fail. Just to let you know you have a fan. I love your writing style. I was lost for awhile when you took off for a few days. When I logged in today, I thought I was in the wrong site. Love the new look. Merry Christmas! BTW, after reading your review for the Shiseido limited edition blusher, I got it as a Christmas present for my son’s girlfriend. She loves it.

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Hi Cecilia! Thank you so much for being so supportive! I’m happy that you have stayed with us even after the initial visit, and I think you are absolutely lovely to get your son’s girlfriend the Shiseido Camellia blush! Its a beautiful gift and a beautiful gesture too 😀 I hope your Christmas was a good one, and here’s wishing you a happy new year ahead!

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Swati
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December 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

merry christmas, Paris!! its been a while i came on your blog but its looking wow :) I am loving the new layout :)
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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Thank you Swati! I’m happy you came by today! 😀 I hope you had a nice Christmas break and are looking forward to the new year!

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Camy December 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm

new layout! nice! i like it! Merry christmas!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Thank you Camy! Hope you had a good one too!

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Jacqueline December 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Merry Chistmas Paris, I love the logo and whole look, well done!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Eeks! Thank you Jacqueline! I have the logo designer to thank for that! 😀 I hope your Christmas was a lovely one and here’s wishing you a happy new year ahead!

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espenine December 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Merry Christmas! I like the musical S! :)

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Thank you Espenine! I never thought of the S as looking musical but now that you mention it, it does! I’m not very musical btw LOL 😉 Hope you had a nice Christmas and happy new year ahead!

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Jean December 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

merry christmas & happy new year!!!!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Happy New Year to you too, Jean! Hope your Christmas was a good one!

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Sze Ling December 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Merry Christmas!!! 😀
Love the new site. 😉

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Thank you Sze Ling! Thank you for all the support this year and Happy New Year ahead! 😀

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Nikki December 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Merry Christmas dear friend to you and your family! I love the new logo! And I seriously hope to see you again!!! 😀

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

You and I both, Nikki! I hope to catch up with you in the coming year – you just never know right? 😀 I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family. It’ll be the last time it’ll be so quiet because next year, lil AMW will be there! 😀

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Monstro December 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Merry Christmas dear PB!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family, Monstro! *hugs*

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Allison
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December 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Am loving the new look of the blog…. Merry Christmas~!
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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Thank you Allison! I’m glad you like it 😀 I hope you had a nice Christmas and happy new year ahead!

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bita December 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

merry x’mass :*

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Paris B
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December 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Thank you Bita! Hope yours was good too!

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Khadijah December 26, 2012 at 12:22 am

I love the new header!

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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Thank you Khadijah! I’m absolutely thrilled everyone likes it as much as I do 😀

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Elizabeth Maiorana December 26, 2012 at 12:23 am

Merry Christmas and happy healthy 2013, Paris!! Your new “lay-out” is lovely: tastefully elegant. I really love it!! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season … xoxo Beth in Pgh 😉

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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Hi Beth! Thank you so much! I hope you had a lovely Christmas celebration with your loved ones and a Happy 2013 ahead!

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Lynnie December 26, 2012 at 5:52 am

Merry Christmas! And the new header is beautiful! I haven’t been on your blog in awhile and this is a great surprise! I am especially glad you have the option to receive your new posts through email! Anyways Merry Christmas again!

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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hi Lynnie! Thank you for liking the header and for coming back! hehe… I re-enabled the email subscription service to make it easier for some people and I’m glad you found it useful 😀 I hope your Christmas was a good one :)

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Sam
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December 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hope you had a great Christmas! Love the new design, it’s so classy!
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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Thank you Sam and I hope yours was a good one too! 😀

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Becca
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December 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Everything looks really, really great Paris! I love it! Simple is good–I really like a clean, simple layout, myself. I have been planning a revamp of my site for a LOONG time, but unfortunately, things keep coming up. :/ Hopefully it will be done soon, though! I cannot STAND the font on my site and I can’t wait to get my new logo up, too!! 😀
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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Thank you soooo much Becca! 😀 I can’t wait to see your new logo and design. Its fun to change things around now and again 😀

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AnT December 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Wow! Love MWS revamped webpage and logo! So elegant to bits 😀

Merry Christmas and BLESSED NEW YEAR 2013!!

*hugs* 😀

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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Thank you AnT! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year ahead!

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jk December 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm

The logo is cool.

Please forgive what could be a rather “duh” question from a fairly green blog follower but how do I now get to your main/home page after going to your other or earlier posts? I now have to click on my bookmark of your page. Previously I think you had a “home” option at the pull down under “About”..

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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Thank you JK! So sorry for the confusion, but you can now get back to the main page by clicking on the logo. Previously, the logo wasn’t clickable hence the need for the “Home” tab but now that it is, I thought to get rid of it. Guess I should have mentioned it oops!

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Ling
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December 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Chic blog makeover 😉
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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Thank you Ling!

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gio December 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Love the new logo! Simple and classy!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
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Paris B
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December 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Thank you Gio! I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones!

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