I live my life in #soclosetoamazing moments.
Where I’m trying every single day with everything I have to be the very best me I know how to be…
Like slipping on ice on my way to a clearance sale or wearing two different pairs of tennis shoes or spilling paint in my robe all over the back hallway or dragging paper around stuck to my shoe or leaving the price tag on my jacket or stepping in dog poop or opening my mouth in the checkout line at WalMart and inserting my foot.
Or having the blog completely redesigned…
…with a spelling error.
So to celebrate the pre-launch of the book and the new website and the spelling error, I’m giving away a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
Let’s take a stroll down the pages of the new blog.
When you go to thistlewoodfarms.com, you’ll see this page.
It’s a landing page with all of the different things I’m working on.
There’s the blog.
There’s a page on the book.
There’s the product line over at Painted Fox.
There’s a page for brands or companies to contact me if they are interested in working with me.
There’s also a place to sign up for the newsletter, a footer bar that helps navigate the site at the top and at the bottom and a few of the recent stories on the blog.
When you click into the blog page it looks like this.
The two most recent posts are at the top.
Then the rest of the posts are thumbnailed after that for easy access.
There’s a superhero feature.
See where it says “More Ideas and Inspiration”?
If you click on that arrow a drop-down menu pops up to the REST OF THE CATEGORIES ON THE BLOG.
And when you click one of the categories—like “the holidays” for example–guess what happens?
It pulls up all the holidays right there in thumbnail form.
No digging around and wondering where the holidays are–with one click they all pop up.
And when you’re done with holidays? There are projects and stories and befores and afters and laughs and so many more posts all categorized for your reading convenience.
When you click on the book page (you can either click from the landing page on the blog or the link at the very top under “My Books”…
…this page opens up.
It tells you what the book, So Close To Amazing is about.
There’s also a slider at the bottom that will have more pictures from the book soon.
If you scroll on down, there’s a section with book endorsements.
These are people who got an advanced copy of So Close To Amazing and read it and shared their hearts about it.
Below that is a section where you can pre-order the book, So Close To Amazing.
It actually releases to bookstores and shops all over the country on September 5, but it’s available for pre-order NOW!
You can click on any of the retailers listed above and it takes you right to the page to order. In awesome news, you can reserve a copy now and most of the retailers won’t charge your credit card until the book actually ships.
There’s a whole section at the top (under speaking) with FAQ’s.
I need a little help with this.
I need some more FAQ–so if you have one–please send it my way.
Under speaking, there’s a section with different topics I speak on and a calendar of my speaking events.
It looks like this.
There’s also a google map location for each of these events and dates and times.
You can click into each event for more information about it.
That was a lot.
A lot of changes. A lot of new things to get used to. A lot of different ways of getting to the same place.
There are so many AWESOME things on the horizon that I cannot even believe they are all happening and coming true and I can’t wait to share each and every one with you.
And I just wanted to say thank you.
Not a lower case thank you. A GIANT ALL CAP THANK YOU.
Thank you for coming along with me on this crazy ride. None of this journey–not a single step, not a single opportunity, not a single moment would have been possible without you.
The wonderful, amazing, incredible you on the other side of this screen.
I. Adore. You.
Now about that giveaway. 🙂
Somewhere on this blog is a misspelled word.
Here’s a hint.
It’s not too hard to find.
Look around a little bit at the new blog and when you find the word,
shout it out using the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win the $100 Amazon gift card.
Good luck and I hope you have a day as amazing as you are. 🙂