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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Hi darling roses!

Well, Sparkles and Lightning has a new look, obviously. It was designed especially for me by Jessi at Auntie Spinelli Reads! Isn't it gorgeous? It's also so very, very me. Red, with sparkles and roses. It's absolutely perfect. She did such a wonderful job and I am so very, very blessed that she did this for me.

I'm still working out the new formatting and stuff, so I can't promise that all of my old posts are going to look okay. I'm going to go back and make sure I fix as much as I can later, but I was super excited to get this online and just couldn't wait. Hopefully within the next week I'll iron everything out and make sure everything is perfect.

That being said, if any of you notice anything wrong, please, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would seriously appreciate any and all help.

So as I'm working out bugs and such, I hope you all love my design! Weigh in in the comments*!

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*Anyone who comments will be entered into a little surprise giveaway, so please include your email. :)


  1. I love your new design, especially your new signature! Very cute. :)


  2. I love your design, but there are a few wonky things up. The archives are acting a little odd, like not creating a dropdown when I click on it. But now everything looks really clean, and I love your social media buttons! Gorgeous!

  3. Your signature is adorable. The new design looks great :) And whoa! The color-changing links are awesome!


  4. the signature is what i prefer^^ but the whole design fit you really well^^
    i'm happy for you

    1. oups i forgot sorry ( still too in wonder in front of the new design ^^)

  5. I love every last rose of this design, especially the signature and the multicolored links!


  6. Love it!!! Love the new social media buttons :) The archives arent working for me either.
    natcleary at gmail dot com

  7. Great, new design! I like the red and am glad your pleased with the finished results :)


  8. Loved the new design! Its clean, but still looks like your blog, with all the roses around :)

  9. I love the sparkles in the red background, the signature is adorable and the social icons are perfect! :)

  10. I love the new design! Jessi did a fantastic job :)
    milliedswords (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. It's gorgeous! Congrats on the new look :)


  12. Wow, Annabelle, it looks great! I like that the roses still play such a big part in the design. And I love your new signature! :)

  13. I love the new design! I think it looks cleaner and the top buttons are really cute with the roses. ;)
    She did and awesome job!
    trb0917 at

  14. I know what you say. It's always "you" because there's everything you had before in a different way. Love it, love it, love it! Perfect for this month of love in the air, lol.
    lissette_125 AT hotmail DOT es

  15. Yay!!! So glad you love it, it was fun to make and it's super exciting seeing the finished product put together! <3333

  16. I love it! Your old design was great, but this seems simpler and cleaner, while retaining maximum rosiness (:

  17. I love that besides the new look it still has the old touch. I love it.


  18. Cute signature :)

  19. I love your new design! I love the buttons at the top, and your new signature. :)


  20. Very, um, BUSY! I love the heart at the bottom left! :D

  21. Ooooooo its sooo CUTE!! and SPARKLY and all the roses and your signature and the banner at the top and the social media buttons andand!!! I'm overwhelmed by all the pretty!! It's perfect!! :D
    lisa dot x0x at hotmail dot com

  22. Love the new design love!
    So you!

  23. I really like the design. It is good to change up the look every so often too. Like some others have said I like your signiture too.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  24. I'm definitely loving the new design! Looks really sophisticated and your new signature is pretty awesome!

  25. I liked your old design, but this one is way more awesome! Your signature is way cuter, and I especially love the little heart on the bottom left that break open with way to share links! So unique! :)

    Jessi did a fantastic job!

    jenelleriane at yahoo dot com

  26. It's so pretty!! It looks fabulous chick!!

    booklovingme AT gmail DOT com

  27. I have to say I love the design! It is slightly more simplistic than the older one but it has a lot of character and the beautiful roses are clearly still present!

    Jessi did an amazing job!

  28. Looks nice, especially the new signature and the color changing links!

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom


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