The Simply Luxurious Life®: The Weekend & Blog Facelift!  

March 16, 2012

The Weekend & Blog Facelift!

A weekend full of rest and leisure. A weekend full of time to peruse endless magazines, read ever further into books that are aching to be finished and rest my eyes that have looked at the computer screen far too much this past week.

However, I will not begrudge the time in front of the computer as it brings what you see today – a minor facelift for The Simply Luxurious Life.  With the help of web designer Shari Miller from Little Blue Deer and the talented illustrating abilities of Inslee, a few minor changes have been made to help with quicker and more efficient navigation, as well as a more accurate depiction of the author behind the blog.

First, I’d like to share the updates that were made so that you’ll know where to find items that have been moved or tweaked:

*The social networking buttons (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, RSS, Email) are now located in the upper left-hand corner of the blog above the header.

*The Simply Luxurious Life bookstore which is full of books, magazines, beauty products, kitchen supplies, movies and music that I recommend is now located on the Recommendations page as well as the Book Reviews page.

*To speed up your scroll time while you navigate through the blog, you will now be able to see more posts in a shortened amount of time, and upon finding a post you wish to read, simply click on “Read More” to read the post in its entirety.

*The Lovely Sites list has been moved to the Recommendations page

*And with the opportunity to switch out the simply luxurious woman to fit the season or occasion, the logo you will now see on all the social networking sites will simply be “SL” on a white background as you see below.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to relax, recharge and unwind. In case your week has been a bit busy, here is a look back on the past week on The Simply Luxurious Life:

*Style Inspiration – spring color comes alive!

*The most popular post of the week - 17 Ways to Simplify Daily & Weekly Routines

*The return of financial insights and ideas - Retirement Savings: What Should the Goal Be?
*Why Not . . . Learn a New Language?

*For fashion lovers and dreamers – Roots of Style by Isabel Toledo: Book Review

*A new simple luxury to enjoy - Apricot Butter & Warm Croissants

*Last weekend . . . in case you’ve been quite busy.And this week’s newsletter – issue #92 – click here to read.

Again, I want to thank you for all of the suggestions as I went about refreshing the blog this past week. With all of updates made here, where might you want to tweak something in your life? Here is to finding the gumption to make that change you’ve always wanted.  Have a lovely weekend and until Monday, bonjour!

Images: (1) stockingssexy (2) pinterest (3) simplyluxurious

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At March 16, 2012 at 1:48 AM , Blogger Carla said...

Have a relaxing weekend Shannon being in the process of changing from Blogger to Wordpress I am sympathising with the eye strain!!!
Brava thank-you for the navigation advise all looks fabulous and love the new SL logo very chic!
Carla xx

At March 16, 2012 at 3:12 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I love the new look Shannon. I hope you have a relaxing weekend

xo Stephanie

At March 16, 2012 at 4:06 AM , Blogger Talia said...

The new look is tres chic! I hope your weekend is a relaxing and rejuvenating one! Take time for YOU!

At March 16, 2012 at 6:23 AM , Anonymous Lauren @ Healthy Delicious said...

I love the new look! especially the new SL woman - she's so modern and chic. I want to be her... which is, I'm sure, exactly what you were going for.

At March 16, 2012 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Clare Baukham said...

LOVE the new illustration! This is by far my most favourite blog to read. Sometimes I stray away from it for a while but the weekly newsletter brings me back and once again my life seems to get back on a positive track. Thanks Shannon.

At March 16, 2012 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Splenderosa said...

Shari is working on a new website for me right this minute. I think she is totally awesome. Ainslee too. Looks wonderful, Shannon.

At March 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM , Anonymous Leanne Maguire said...

Loving the new changes!! The new logo in the corner is so darling :)
Have a fab weekend Shannon.

At March 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

Looking lovely! x

At March 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM , Blogger The Cape Club said...

Love it Shannon.. well done.. its refreshing, crisp and full of pizazz . ps.. will your lovely Inslee design be more classic for during the week?.. this is really a weekend casual look.. stunning, but casual.. ?.. food for thought?..
Your name 'Simply Luxurious' to me oozes luxe and style.. high class without the fuss.. thanks Shannon.. j

At March 19, 2012 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Isabelle Lafleche said...

Looks great Shannon!! Have a lovely week, Isabelle xx

At March 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Katya said...

I love the revamp! I visit this site often and it's great to see that it has become even more viewer-friendly!


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