Welcome home! Finally! I am so excited to introduce my new site and logos. It has been a long time coming, but I am happy to say I did the change-over from blogger to a self-hosted wordpress site myself.
Let me tell you, it is not for the faint of heart. lol. for reals. I read so many articles, websites and how-to’s I think my eyes started to cross. It has taken about 6 months to get it done, but it was worth it. Don’t forget, 6 months for me was in between work, kids, sports and the holidays. If you had more time to dedicate, it would be easy to get done in a few weeks.
The most exciting part is actually having a real web address and new logos! I have struggled for so long with what my logo should look like. I was really OVER the old cup and red/aqua design. I mean, my favorite colors are not red and aqua and it didn’t really look like me anymore. Know what I mean? We evolve. We change. You remember the old one… WAH. WAH.
Yikes. It was cute when I first made it, but ….. you get the idea. The new logos are a more current representation of where I am now. What my heart loves. Navy and green. I have tried to design a new logo for over a year now. I spent hours working on a new mug. I so love a teacup / coffee mug. I think I just couldn’t get it right because it wasn’t supposed to be a cup. I sat down in my office for my normal work day and I looked over for my coffee. After I picked it up, I saw the stain on the desktop. That was my inspiration for change. My cup is always full to the brim. It may be my morning coffee, my to-do list, my fabric drawers, my notepad in the shower, (you totally need one too!) but it is mostly my creative brain bursting at the seems to make something.
So why stick with “My Cup Runneth Over”? It’s a mouthful, I know, but it has deeper meaning for me than just the overflowing need to craft my brains out. When I was in college, I met one of my best friends. She and I spent hours discussing our hearts and souls. What we really determined in our quest to talk about life and the deeper meaning was that we were lucky. Lucky to have been so blessed by God in our lives. That isn’t to say that bad things hadn’t occurred in our 20 some years. They have, but I truly believe in God, in his mercy and blessings. I know I don’t talk about that much here.
However, I have recently been reminded that I want to be myself. It is ok to like who I am and share it with you. I am a believer. I believe in God. I believe that He is my redeemer. This blog title comes from the many heartfelt conversations of two college students that loved the Lord and were inspired by these verses. Psalms 23: 5-6 :
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever
God’s love is a powerful thing. I am forever changed by my love for Him. It is what drives my heart and has inspired it since I was young. And for my dear friend Courtney, I pray every day. every. day. Our conversations are my guiding path. I love you.
I really hope you love the new design as much as I do! Thank you for taking the time to be here. I hope you come back for some new and exciting things this year! I’m back and ready to share this crazy crafter brain with all of you.