Notice anything different around here?! Carolina Charm has a new look (thank you, Blog Savvy Creative)! Although we are still working really hard to finalize everything, I am really excited to roll out my new website! My new site is running on a new framework which will improve site speed and my new template will allow me to organize things so much better for you! I have a lot of work cut out for me ahead with my recipes (please bear with me while these pages are under construction), but eventually you will be able to find, sort and filter through my recipes so much easier. Also, if something is missing from my new site that you loved about my old site, please let me know! Or maybe there’s a feature you’ve seen somewhere else that would improve your experience on my site — let me know that too! We are actively improving this little space of mine so all my readers can find what they are looking for! Also, if you haven’t already, you can subscribe by email (at the bottom of my blog) so you never miss a post!
As always, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all SO much for coming back day after day for pumpkin bread, amazon dresses, our weekend recaps and more! I heart you all so much!
Now, let’s have some fun going down memory lane, shall we?! If you’re a longtime reader, leave me a comment letting me know which website you remember from the furthest back!
Even though I was super intimidated and nervous, I switched from Blogger to WordPress last March! I used Blogger for 7 years and loved it. I was ready to take my blog to the next level with more advanced features, begin really focusing on SEO, and was interested in more plugin options and of course, lots of customization. Although my blog was no longer free to maintain, the migration to wordpress has been great and I am so happy I did it!
This one was of my favorite rebrands that my bestie, Laura, did for me!
In 2013 I purchased my domain name, which was a big deal for me! Carolina Charm wasn’t available but North Carolina Charm was and it was close enough — so I went with it. Laura knocked this design out of the park and I loved it so much that I kept it for four years and only changed it because she had an itch to create a new look for me. Isn’t she the best?
This was the first custom design for Carolina Charm. I remember feeling SO fancy when it was installed.
If you remember this design, then you are among my longest time readers! This free template is where Carolina Charm started!
I remember the 2011 template 🙂
I love that so much!! YAY! Thank you so much for reading along all these years, Hannah!!!
Amanda Fender says
Love the new format and I remember all of the old ones! Long time reader here 😉
Love following you and your beautiful family!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I appreciate you reading along all these years and taking the time to leave me comments!!!
katie p nc says
Please put a clicker for Previous Post or something like you used to have at the bottom of your post when you’re updating your design. I stop reading blogs when I can’t easily get to the next post. I hate a truncated front page and have stopped reading many blogs when they converted to that style. That to say, I do really like your blog and have made a ton of your recipes!
katie p nc says
Ok, I just hit Post Comment and then saw the button on the bottom with Next Post. Thank you! I need some coffee this morning!!!
Thank you for the feedback, Katie. I agree with the “next post” feature. I love being able to binge through a blog easily! That being said, your comment made me realize that I don’t have a “previous post” button installed so I’m going to look into that! Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment AND share some helpful feedback. You’re the best! xo
Lauren @ Life as a Wife says
So neat you have saved all of the different looks your blog has had – that’s so fun!! I have been following along for YEARS!! Your hands down one of my favorite bloggers!
Lauren, you are seriously amazing. Thank you SO much!! I can’t believe BOTH of us have been blogging for so long!! I appreciate all of the comments you’ve left me over the years. xo
Love the new design! I have been following for a while and remember the 2013 update. Love that you’ve kept track!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Grace! I appreciate you reading along all these years and leaving me comments!
KAYLA PFEIL says
I love the new design. Gosh I can’t believe that I have been following you for soooo long. Man your blog design recap just made me feel old.
HAHA — SAME, girl — SAME! I had to use the wayback machine to track down some of the earlier templates. It’s crazy how much blogs have grown and changed over the years. Thank you for reading along all this time, Kayla!
Kristin Q says
I remember back to the 2012 design! I enjoy reading your blog daily and it’s one of the few that I still seek out and read from your blog page directly every day! Keep up the great work!
Kristin!!! You have no idea how much that means to me — truly! Thank you so much for coming back day after day!! You are awesome!
2013! Man I love your blog!!
You’re the best, Trish!! THANK YOU for being such a long time reader!!! That means the world to me. xo
A back-to-top or home button would be great! I clicked HOME on your title banner thinking it would take me to your home page but I see it’s actually for your house, although the page was blank.
AHHHH — YES, I can definitely see how the home button would be confusing! I’m adding this to my to-do list! And thank you for bringing the blank page to my attention! You’re the best, Carole! Thank you for taking the time to send me some feedback. xo
I remember back to the 2013 look! I found a picture of a sprinkle cake you made on Pinterest and LOVED it! Still do. You had just announced your pregnancy and were posting pictures of your tiny baby bump 😊. You were the first lifestyle blog I followed and the only one I read regularly. I think I have read all of your posts and truly thank you so much for sharing!!! I would also like to recommend that you get a cat…… way less work than puppies but still fun to cuddle❤️ (Disregard if you hate cats lol)
The sprinkle cake!!! YES! That is still one of my favorite posts! 🙂 Thank you for reading along all these years (and making it through ALL the bumpdates — haha). Caroline has been asking for a cat and if Matt and I weren’t allergic to cats, we’d totally get one! Thank you again for being a longtime reader! It means the world to me! xo
still love you and your blog (from afar!) 🙂 🙂 keep kickin’ it! I remember your 2013 blog 🙂
Thank you Susan!!!! That means so much to me!!! xo
Christina, you are a breath of fresh air! I so enjoy your blog and have shared it with my 26 year old daughter who loves all of your recommendations. I know your blog is time consuming but I so appreciate all you do for your readers. God bless!
Gini — you just made my day. Seriously. Thank you (and your daughter) for reading along!!! I am so lucky to have readers like you both! 🙂
Miranda Anderson says
2013 is the oldest template I remember. That was a crazy realization that I’ve been following you for 6 years. Holy cow!
6 YEARS!!! It’s crazy to me that I have been blogging this long too! Never in a million years did I think I would keep up with it this long and it would turn into something so much bigger than just my diary!!! Thank you for reading along, Miranda!!!!
I remember the 2013 one! Love reading along! Congrats on the new template!
Thank you!!! A new template always re-energizes my creativity! So fun! And thank you for following along since 2013!!!! You are the best, Jenny!
Thank you for being one of my very favorite reads for several years now. I still get so excited each time I see a new post from you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jackie!!! That means SO much to me — you have no idea!!!! xo
Sam Randall says
I remember 2013. 🙂 Love your blog!!
Thank you so much for reading along all this time, Sam!!!!! 🙂
Susan Kuttner says
I have been following for three years and never miss a post!!!! Your Amazon finds are great!!! Have bought so many of your recommendations and love them all.
Keep up the great work!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I appreciate this SO much!!!