Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Little Revamp

Thank you all for your sweet response to yesterday's post. I think I definitely just needed a little break from all of the craziness, so I spent the day allowing me to treat myself here and there. Cupcakes for breakfast? Sure. A latte in the afternoon? Why not. Needless to say I'm feeling much better today.

I've been reading a lot of design blogs lately, and after reading this awesome post from Allyssa I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and do a little revamping of my "about" page. My original one was thrown up kind of haphazardly more than a year ago. So I figured why not go ahead and update it?  Here's the whole shebang...

Emily: The Girl Behind the Blog


Welcome! I'm Emily, the girl behind the Blue Dog Belle blog. I am originally from Georgia where I lived the first 21 years of my life. A few months before I graduated from college, I picked up everything and moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue my dream of working in politics. 

I love all things girly and have a strange obsession with the color gray. Like any southern girl I love a good monogram and drinks in mason jars. I am a beauty junkie with a weakness for all things makeup, and I'm a huge college football fan. Throw in an infatuation with glitter and you have me in a nutshell. Want more? Quirks. Goals. Friends. Confessions. History of me


Washington, D.C. : The Setting



After nearly four years living in Washington, D.C. the city has really become my home. DC has a unique culture unlike any other city in the world. This is truly the epicenter for all things political, but with a diverse and youthful citizenry the life of a local is never too serious or boring. Want a little taste of what it's like to gallivant around DC? Try this. thisthis. this. or this.   



Blue Dog Belle: The Name



Many a-political types aren't tuned in to the various coalitions within political parties, and that's okay. But to understand a little more about me, you need to understand what a Blue Dog is.  According to their website...

"The Blue Dog Coalition was created in 1995 to represent the commonsense middle of the Democratic Party. Blue Dogs advocate for mainstream American values, a commitment to fiscal responsibility, and a strong national defense. 

The name “Blue Dog” originates from the long-time tradition of referring to a strong Democratic Party supporter as being a “Yellow Dog Democrat,” who would, “vote for a yellow dog if it was listed on the ballot as a Democrat.” Leading up to the 1994 election the founding members of the Blue Dogs felt that they had been “choked blue” by the extremes of both political parties." 

So essentially a "Blue Dog" is a moderate Democrat. Fiscally conservative, socially liberal is what I like to think. The Belle portion comes from my desire to be a southern belle. Really I just wanted a name that would represent multiple aspects of my personality. You guys know this, but I'm a political junkie with an addiction to glitter and sparkles. For more on the meaning behind the blog read my post: here.




New Orleans: The Future



As I posted here I will be picking up my life again to move to New Orleans, Louisiana to pursue my dream of going to law school. I'm both terrified and excited about this new adventure, saying goodbye to DC is much harder than I expected. Stick along for the ride though, and I'm sure we'll have tons of adventures in cajun country together. Read about my first adventure here.


And I'm back! So what do y'all think? too long? Are you annoyed by the round pictures? I hope you love it just as much as I do! Now I'm inspired to make even more changes! What should I tackle next???

17 comments:

Bella said...

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Jessica Manning-Garner said...

Love this! It's so great that you posted a little history on blue dogs. I feel like most people have no idea what I'm talking about when I say I'm a blue dog democrat. Have a great day!

Mrs. Type A said...

Love it! P.S. I didn't know there was a name for being a blue dog democrat-- which I am as well! I used to just say socially liberal and fiscally moderate! :) Good to know!

Katelyn said...

The new page looks great! I loved that you really went into both your background and the name of your blog because it really gives the reader an idea of what to expect when they read your blog! Plus the pictures look amazing!

Erin Reissig said...

I really like it! I think it has enough info and is personal. Nicely done.

Sara Miller said...

Supes cute! I love it. I need some blog re-design days in my future. I am really slacking.

Amy said...

I truly love it!! The round photos are really pretty, not annoying! So excited to follow you on your new journey :)

Jen said...

I absolutely love this!!! :)

Jamie said...

I didn't know what Blue Dog meant. That's interesting.

Carlene: Healthfully ever After said...

Congrats on the re-do! I love it!

Allyssa said...

I love it Emily! You're inspiring me to fix mine up!

Christa @ Significance or Nothing said...

New Orleans is perfect for original blue dog art!

Mary said...

This is awesome!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Very nice about page! I didn't know there was such a thing as a blue dog democrat! Now I understand your blog name and think it's really cute!
~Jessica
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love the background of your blog name! Also loving the circle photos! You are going to rock NOLA!

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Melissa Williscroft said...

Love, love, love! The circular photos are great too :)

Wil Harris said...

Love the revamping of your about page and the pictures add a great touch! Now, we need to do our page. Thanks for the inspiration :)
XOX
Wil Harris

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