Word of the Week: Self-Hosted!

Self hosted

I know, I know, I’ve read very similar posts by others in the past too and it’s really a very personal thing. I’ve been putting this process off for, literally, months. I decided to go self-hosted and up my game back in April – probably just round about the time that Sara from Mum Turned Mom posted her really helpful guide at which point I popped over to TSOHost and laid down my fiver for ownership of andthenthefunbegan.co.uk. I also made enquiries immediately with Helen Braid from Ellie Illustrates and assumed that having a re-design would necessitate the move to self-hosted. It turns out that that’s simply not the case – she can design a header which fits in perfectly with the WordPress Forever theme and slot in a nice little page background too with no effort whatsoever on your part. I enjoyed designing my new look  but I guess I then laid back on my laurels and just decided not to worry too much about making the big techy move – something which kind of scared me!

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We’re not in Kansas anymore! Or, “the one where I got my blog re-designed”…

Well you might have noticed that things have changed a bit around here! That’s because the blog’s had a bit of a face-lift by the wonderfully talented Helen at Ellie Illustrates. I had been noticing Helen’s unique talents popping up all over the blogosphere and I had a little theme in mind that I wanted to work into my blog but I have zero artistic talent myself (and little idea of how to migrate a self-drawn picture onto a blog either!) so I thought I’d go professional!

As I think I might have mentioned before I love my Dorothy shoes:

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