Friday, July 2, 2010

Celebrate good times, 'Come on!

It's hard to believe that the days of summer are ticking away and July is here. In just a few short weeks, Gillian Grace will turn the big 0-1!

So henceforth, hereunto, blah blah, yadda yadda yadda, I'm dubbing July the month of all things Gillybean and renaming it GIL-LIE {pronounced Jill-lie, if you're new here} in honor of our munchkin's historic day.

And I ask, what could be a better way to kick off GGpalooza than a super cute new design for our bliggity blog? Thanks to my super sweet and uber creative bloggy friend Becca {Jumping Jax Designs}, Webbisodes is kicking off Gillian Grace's birthday month with a fresh look! SUNsational, isn't it?

I've posted before that GG has more nicknames than the man formerly known as Prince. We've called her everything from Snicklefritz and Noodle, to Boo and Bean, and of course the obligatory, Whatshername. But recently, one nickname in particular became a little more popular than the rest, and just sort of stuck. Gammie gets all the credit for this one, as she was the first to refer to Gillian Grace as her SUNSHINE. Not only does GG love the timeless classic of a similar name {You are my Sunshine!}, but she has a personality so fitting of this moniker that it actually couldn't be more perfectly suited.

Main Entry: sun·shine
Function: noun
Date: 13th century

Definition 2: something (as a person, condition, or influence) that radiates warmth, cheer, or happiness


See, I told you it was a perfect nickname! So it only seemed appropriate that as we prepare to celebrate the closing of one chapter of our lives and the beginning of another, that our blog redesign be a reflection of that which brings us so much joy, Gillian Grace, our Sunshine.

And while I hope that our bright new look did in fact bring a little SUNSHINE to your day, I am certain that my next giveaway {related to this post and beginning, 7/8} will make you smile!

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Happy Holiday Weekend!



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22 comments:

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Happy Holiday weekend to you too! Love the new look of your blog! So happy and cheerful! :) Good luck with the rest of your planning.

I Do Declare said...

New blog looks great! Gil-lie - love it!

Rachel B. said...

Oh my stars, look at her outfit! I've always said I want a house full of boys, but cute outfits like that make me want a little girl to dress up. The blog looks awesome!

mama k said...

Love your new look!! Hope you have a great Holiday weekend too!! :)

lisad33611 said...

Happy 4th! I'm a new follower from The Trendy Treehouse New Friend Fridays! What sweet pictures! Hope you have a day of Sun and Fun on the 4th!
Lisa
http://my2centsfl.blogspot.com

Liz said...

The blog looks great! :) Have a great weekend!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Oh my goodness Shannon!!!!! Your new layout is AMAZING!!! I love everything about it!!!!!!!!!! So so perfect! I might have to get up with your friend Becca. My blog is in major need of a makeover! Hope y'all have an amazing weekend and I'm looking forward to next weekend!!!! :D

Shannon said...

Glad y'all are diggin' the new look. Since y'all seem to like it, you'll be ecstatic about next week's giveaway! Don't forget to check in Thursdays...Becca (from Jumping Jax Designs) and I have a treat for you!

Beth Dunn said...

That child is ADORABLE!
xoxo
SC

Heather said...

That picture is in your header is priceless!! Your baby girl is cutems.
Have a great weekend.

KatieJones said...

The swimsuit she is wearing?? I die!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

She is just too cute and I LOVE your new layout...can't miss Webisodes! Happy birthday month Gil-lie!

Reynie @ Southern Girl Rambling said...

Love the new blog look! Really happy and perfect for summer! I'm a July baby myself so I think it should be the national birthday month! Can't wait to see what you have planned for her!!

Annie said...

Happy GIL-LIE ...ha, love it!! Your new layout looks fab!!

liz said...

love your new look and header! have a great weekend!

Mr Monkey said...

Hi -I'm a new follower of you from FF.Please follow me back - thanks.
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For every follower that joins I will be releasing a Unicorn back into the wilds of the New Jersey boardwalk. So please do your part by joining and saving these special creatures. Thanks
Mr. Monkey

Mungee's Ma said...

I love the new look, it's so cheerful!

Julie said...

I love your new look!! So sunny!!

Jess said...

Love the new blog design! Looks perfect for summer and a little sunshine :)

Christine said...

Hey lady! Love the new look around here. :) G looks precious per usual!

Have a great Holiday weekend!!

I can't believe she'll be 1 this month!! Wow.

Jennifer said...

Love, love the new look! So cute although I am going to miss your delivery picture. GG's outfit is so cute in these pics. Can't wait for more of her birthday details!

Jennifer M said...

Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you back. Sunshine is adorable. I completely understand about the firewors, Bro Bro monkey is only one month older than your daughter.