Change is in the air...

It's that time of year ~ change is in the air. The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter, the air cool and crisp. And there's change here at The Art of Living Beautifully, as you can see. I wanted to simplify and open up the look of my blog a little, solve the loading problems some folks were having and still keep it looking feminine and familiar. It was a lot of trial and error and pouring through new templates, but I think I've got a look that will work for awhile. I moved some things around and will be adding some things ~ more food/kitchen posts for one, as that's one of my big interests here lately. I'll also be gearing up with more Beauty on Etsy posts for holiday shopping ideas ~ September completely got away from me, so I'm a month behind (shhh, don't tell).
Please let me know what you think of the new look and if you find anything that isn't working, etc. I hope all of you are enjoying the beauty of seasonal changes in your lives.


  1. Simple is always better, Bella. You have a lovely blog!

  2. I like the new look! love your wreath too :-)

  3. I LOVE IT!! It keeps the attention on those gorgeous pictures of yours and the simple background makes that header pop out even more. Change is always good. Must say I love that wreath too. Have a lovely Friday.

  4. Bella, Your wreath is wonderful! I love the square shape of it. And, the candles amongst all the pinecones and fall foliage is so beautiful.

    Have a great weekend,


  5. yes, this blog look is wonderful and still so recognizably you!

    I have been thinking of changing mine back to a white save on loading time one has said anything to me, but I find that I'm even annoyed when calling my own blog I suppose a change is long overdue....

    your blog is so very pretty....and I'm glad to be linked to it!

    enjoy the crisp fall air...I know I am!

    ciao bella!


  6. Bella,

    I love the new look. Your wreath is gorgeous.

    Have a great weekend.


  7. I wish I knew about this template changes etc with the blogs. I would change mine up, but I have to have a friend do it. I am lucky if I get my post up. I like what you have done.

  8. change is in the air indeed! for all of us :) i love your new look and how you say it will work for a while, because of course we need to keep changing our little spaces! otherwise we might get bored! happy weekend!

  9. I like it a lot actually. I firmly believe that it's good to live like a minimalist from time to time.
    Usually between seasonal decorating, I take a few weeks and live with no decorations. It give me a break from the fussiness. ;p
    Can't wait for all of those lovely new posts you were talking about!!! Yay!


  10. hello dear friend! This is lovely! I just adore that photo of the rollers, too! Blessings and thanks for the visit.

  11. Love the new look - who wouldn't? And I'm loving the fall and the fall photos today!


  12. Hi Bella: I love the new look. Your wreath is so pretty. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha


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