The past two days, I have felt a stirring inside.  A heaviness though, has weighed me down.  I spent the better part of yesterday wondering around lost, in my own home.  I couldn't figure out quite why.  After grumbling for a while because I was frustrated with myself, I decided to put myself in the bathtub with my book, and just read, for as long as I wanted.  It seemed to do the trick.  I hate it when I get days where I feel so restless, but have no direction or motivation to keep myself focused long enough to do anything.  Just long enough to string stuff out in the house to possibly do, and then really just end up with a big ol' mess.  

For some reason, when I get this way, I always feel the need to change my blog.  Which is most likely why there have been so many changes along the way.  I almost did a complete rehaul.  But decided to just change up a few things, like my links.  I must say, it made all the difference in the world to me, in this online space I call home.  I also slightly redid the top 'about' part of the blog.  Messed with fonts and placements.  I may not be quite finished, but it feels good.  And although this was not quite on my to-do list, and definitely not a top priority thing to do, it just was something I needed to do for me this weekend.  Im hoping monday will rip this funk right out of me.  

Speaking of monday, tomorrow I have a super awesome giveaway coming up!  One I dont think you will want to miss!  Eeek.  Goodnight my sweet friends...

OH, I almost forgot one big important thing!!!  I also changed the domain name of my blog.  So if you are not following via bloglovin' or google friend connect, you might want to.  It is now 'rootsandfeathers' instead of 'violetbellasworld'.  Something I have wanted to change for a very long time, but I was worried it would change too much, but I decided I needed to make the change sooner rather than later.  You can find the follow links on the bottom of the left column.  If you happen to be displaying my button on your blog, you will also need to change its link.  Thank you!!
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Gypsy Moth Sol >>>

Hello Sunday.  I was quiet over here yesterday b/c I was working on lots of blog html.  You know the stuff that makes your eyes cross and feel like your going batty, but in the end you realize it was all worth it b/c of the prettyness in front of your eyes?  Yep, that stuff.  As a gift, I designed this blog above for my friend Katelyn.  She is going through a beautiful life metamorphosis right now and I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for her to start over, and feel excited about her blogging experience, so she can record this process of her journey with an open heart.  I know how a stiffling blog can hinder you from that.  It was so fun b/c I know her so well, I was able to just flow with the design.  Even though there are not many posts yet, I recommend following her.  I know she will be blogging about so many awesome things.  And for her post last night, she is giving away a henna drawing she did during her blessingway with her most recent birth.  Its beautiful.  Go visit Gypsy Moth Sol!!!

Speaking of blog design, I also spent the better part of yesterday transferring my own blog over to a whole new template.  Just for a few reasons.  Now, my side bars go all the way down to the bottom, yay!  That has been bugging me since I first started my blog!  And, now I can have threaded comments, so I can actually respond to you guys individually when you have questions and such.  I know I wasnt good at responding the way it was, so this should help!  But do know, I read every single comment and take each one to heart with all the love you send.  I do.  Oh, and one more fun thing, my little teepees that I made for my 'shops' page, are now also at the very bottom of the blog.  They are just so cute I cant stand it!

FYI - I dont do blog design, sorry.  I do my own, and I did this for a friend as a gift.  I honestly feel like I dont really know enough to do real blog design, AND most importantly, I dont have the time.  But I know lots of rad folks who do that I can point you to if you are in need of some blog love.

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