Saturday, October 16, 2010

It’s a brand new blog!

JAX caricature Welcome to JAX does design! As you know if you’ve been a regular DesignTies reader, Victoria has gone AWOL on me – the bum! Well, actually, she’s been dealing with some health problems lately and doesn’t have the time or energy to blog much anymore. We had a few chats about what to do with DT, and we decided together that we would close down DT and I would venture out on my own with a brand new blog. But don’t worry, V hasn’t totally gone away – she’ll be my special feature guest writer now and then :-) And DT won’t go away either, we’re keeping it out there in the blogosphere.

My main focus is still going to be interior design and decorating. But as my header says, JAX does design and food and travel and pets I’ll be writing about all of those things too :-) Oh, and I’ll be having a giveaway (or two or three) to bribe—I mean, encourage—all our DT readers & followers to come join me over here :-) I’ll be announcing the first one later this week, so come by and see what you can win.

So what can you expect to find here on my new blog? Lots of colour, of course!!

holly dyment flowers

Beautiful homes…

kimberley williams LR

Before & after room makeovers and projects…

FR beforeFR after

Yummy foods and recipes…

ColorfulCupcakesWithSprinkles angela's sweets

Travel stories and pictures…

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Furry friends…

squirt jackson

And I’ll definitely be continuing my Lovingetc feature that I introduced last week on DT. There are always so many cool things in every issue of Livingetc, and judging by the feedback I got on my inaugural post, you liked what you saw :-)

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Do you remember the Engraved House in my post about the Glebe House Tour? I interviewed the homeowner last week, and have lots of beautiful pictures and interesting anecdotes to share with you. You won’t believe who’s hanging out in the living room!!

front door 1 brown wall

Change isn’t easy, but I hope you’ll stick with me through the growing pains as I start up and tweak JAX does design. I’m off to a fun & colourful start with my new blog design, created by the super-talented Katie Lane at DreamUp Studios (Katie also designed our DT blog.)

I’m really excited about having a blog of my own, and I have lots of cool post ideas that I think you’re going to like :-) If you followed me over from DT, thanks for packing your bags and making the move across the blogosphere with me. And if you're new here, come on in and make yourself at home :-)

I’m linking my new blog makeover up to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Make sure you check out BNOTP to see what other transformations have been happening this week.

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55 comments:

  1. It looks great Kelly! Congratulations, I know that you're going to have alot of fun with this. I'm so sorry to hear about Victoria, hope that she is on the mend soon. Kat

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  2. Well, look at you with the new blog and all! :-) I was a little confused when you left the message, but now I get it. Hope Victoria is feeling better. It's nice that she'll be able to contribute too. The new design looks great and you've chosen some great images in this first post! All the best. I'll be following...

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  3. Hey Kelly-
    I'm excited for your new blog adventure!
    It looks great already. :)

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  4. Congratulations on your new blog Kelly!! Love it!... it has a fresh fun vibe, I smiled when the page launched :) Thank you for including me on your blogroll... can't wait to see what's to come! Sorry, to hear about V... good that she's able to guest post when she's feeling up to it.

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  5. Hi Kelly! Oh, I'm sorry about Victoria's health issues and wish her the best.
    Now this is exciting about you having your very own individual blog! Your header is so cute!!
    Everything looks fantastic!! I'll be back - especially if you're going to cook for us! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Aaaahh!! Your new blog looks beautiful Kelly!!!! I love it, I love the name, I love the colors...I could go on and on. Needless to say I will be following :) Can't wait to see more and more my friend!
    Nancy xo

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  7. No need to bribe me Kelly! I am a loyal follower!! I'm so excited to see what Jax Does Design has to offer!!!

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  8. Hi Kelly, I am a new follower--didn't know you before, but I am looking forward to your new blog! Sounds like you will covering all the things I love! Linda

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  9. Your NEW site looks GREAT!!!
    Please send photo of art work framed and on wall when up!!! Can't wait to see!!!!
    Good to hear from you!!!
    ENJOY!
    Fifi

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  10. Fabulous! Love the new design - so freaking cool!

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  11. Congratulations Kelly - you're officially on your own in bloggity-blog-land and you're doing it in style; your site looks marvelous!!!!

    I'm going to miss writing for DesignTies, but I'm definitely looking forward to being an occasional feature writer here on Jdd... I'm going to have to find the energy to get some projects started and finished around our house so I have things to write about!!

    Love you lots and lots,
    Victoria - your AWOL DesignTies blog partner

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  12. You go girl! It looks great! Please let Victoria know that we all wish her the best. What an exciting adventure for you!

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  13. Hi Kelly,
    I wish you a lot of success with your brand new blog! And I already subscribed to it!
    xx
    Greet

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  14. You don't need to bribe me to follow this new blog;)

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  15. Kelly, this looks great. This will be as wonderful as DT. I am sorry to hear Victoria will not be here regularly, I hope she is better soon.
    Will be your loyal follower here too :)

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  16. Oh just as I added DT to my links...

    But that's okay I will just add this blog too...
    I'm already enjoying myself here,
    so much fun and promise of a very good blog.

    I believe congratulations are in order:)

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  17. Congrats on your new blog, Kelly! Looks great. :-)

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  18. Kelly: Yes, it looks great! We all know just how much work goes into these blogs, and esp. setting up a new one...so congratulations!
    Look forward to the giveaways!

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  19. Aaaaahhhh Kelly,looks like a lot of fun!!! Congratulations for your new baby - it looks refreshing and friendly and it fully suits you!
    I am looking forward to see people walk in and make their comments to your funny AND professional posts - a compositions I like most. Life is simply too series already to leave all the fun out....
    Good luck and tons of new and old readers!
    Warmly and with a kiss,
    Petra

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  20. Oh I did not want to leave without wishing Victoria all the best for her health and that her problems will go away soon. Nothing is more important than health and feeling well.

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  21. Yay new blog! Congrats to you, looking forward to more beautiful posts!! Enjoy your new "home" :)

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  22. Thank you so much for stopping by Southern Comfort in a Northern Life and leaving a sweet comment.

    Your photos are beautiful.

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  23. Go Kelly !! Woohoo... I am here to support and follow you wherever you go.:) I love the concept of the new blog and I bet so many of your readers have the exact same interests. Looking forward to it !!

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  24. Fun! Looks great. Congrats on your new site...and here's to evolving!

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  25. Congratulations! I have been a lurker/reader of Design Ties for a long while and will certainly follow you over here. I find the conversation you encourage (and photos for dreaming) just invigorating.

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  26. A change is as good as a holiday !! You are stuck with me no matter what !!

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  27. Your new venture looks awesome Kelly. Congratulations and don't be scared!!

    Mary Anne @ottadecorate

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  28. Oh Kelly, the new blog looks great! I will absolutely stick with you as a loyal follower {bribe or no bribe} through your growing pains... Although knowing you there will be very little of that, and a whole lot of fun! Looking forward to all JAX has to offer!
    xo

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  29. Hello, Kelly! Good luck and congrats on this new blog, I just became your newest Follower. :) I am sorry to hear about Victoria... I hope she is feeling back to herself in no time.
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  30. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us!

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  31. Congrats on the new blog. Victoria mentioned it at our last Vancouver blogger get together. Looking forward to reading your latest and greatest. Being a loyal follower of DT- I don't need bribing to follow your blog! Must add you to my Canadian blog roll!

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  32. Oh wow...the new blog looks great, congrats on this...so sorry to hear about Victoria's troubles...hope things turn around for her real soon...linked to both of you today actually!

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  33. LOVE your new blog... colorful and fun!!!

    xoxo Laura

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  34. Just found you from a tweet and so glad I did. Congratulations on the new blog. You will do wonderful flying on your own. It is beautiful, your photographs are stunning! Looking forward to reading your posts.

    Sorry that your partner is not able to work with you fully on this but hopefully she is able to guest post a lot. Wishing her well.

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  35. Congrats on the new blog and venturing out solo! I love your inspiring Mark Twain quote! No better encouragement for what you are doing! I also have written it on one of my driftwood sailboats! I am the crazy lady who puts way too many sailboats on my mantle, but I liked that you thought it looked like a fleet of racing sailboats! Glad you enjoyed them! I will be looking forward to all your inspirations here! Looks great!

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  36. Congrats on the new blog! You have inspired me to start up my blog again!

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  37. Hey you! I thought I had commented here awhile ago but I guess it didn't go through. Love the new blog and looking forward to your posts. I have added you to my blogroll.

    So glad you posted your photo here and that you aren't "faceless" any more! (I always thought from the cartoon pic that you were "tanned" like me!)

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  38. I'm so happy for you that you're starting this new adventure. I'll absolutely be making the switch with you.

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  39. Kelly I am so so excited for you!! You go girl!!

    xoxo
    I have a Fabulous Giveaway from Metis Linens you will love! Spread the word ad come sign up!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  40. Love your new blog Kelly, so glad you are continuing to write and share, give my best to Victoria hope all goes well with her, Kathysue

    PS nice to put a face with a name, love your sense of humor!!!

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  41. What a great first post Kelly. I love the new look and look forward to reading Jax does design. I'm anxious to read your interview with the owner of the engraved house - what I saw of it was very cool.

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  42. Great post Kelly and you know I'll be following! Congratulations on the new blog!

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  43. Congratulations Kelly on your new life as a "single" blogger. From the looks of it, you are off to a terrific start!! I loved you over at Design Ties (and I will truly miss Victoria), but I'm sure I will love you here just as much! Best wishes always!

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  44. Great new site Kelly. And to Victoria...Glad you will still be checking in from time to time. We love hearing from both of you!

    Jane T. at Atticmag

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  45. Wow what incredible photos. The colors jump off the page. Love the site.

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  46. Hi from Ontario, Canada. I came over from DT and I'm following along. Congratulations on the new blog. Happy New Year!

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  47. Un articol foarte interesant. De asemenea si blogul este frumos si am gasit o groaza de lucruri interesante. Merita sa-l adaug in bookmark. Tine-o tot asa si te voi vizita in fiecare zi. :)

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  48. wow. I'm excited about your posts. your pictures are lively and happy to look at. It brings me positive vibes.Macomb Home Builder

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  49. I just discovered your blog and love your selections, where the art of home decor is very well represented bravo :)

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  50. I love this colorful new blog!! I'm a follower!

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  51. Congratulations! I enjoy visiting this blog. Lots of things that is in my interests.

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  52. Good luck with the transition of your blog! BTW, I am hosting a great giveaway on my blog this week for Jan Shower's new interior design hardcover book, Glamorous Retreats. Please stop by and enter!

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