Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Welcome to Cheeky Cheeky!

So guys, guess what? I DID IT! After about a month of arduously switching everything over from Typepad, tweaking the layout, and figuring out all the kinks of Blogger, I'm happy to announce the launch of my new blog- Cheeky Cheeky! I'm super excited about this new chapter in my blogger-life. I'm so happy with everything about this site, and really looking forward to the change in format, as well as posting.

First and foremost, let's discuss the new name. I'd been wanting to change the name of my blog for a while. I wanted something that seemed more me, and more descriptive of the content on my blog. As much as I love looking at blogs that are full of pretty pictures and very little text, that is just not my blog. I could literally talk to a brick wall, and as such, my blog is very wordy. I like writing, and hopefully you guys like reading it. After a couple of months of blogging, I started to realize that my writing style was evolving, and more than anything, I love to write comedic pieces. I mean, mainly I just like to make myself laugh and hopefully as a byproduct, I make other people laugh, too. My old blog name didn't really seem to fit what my blog was about, so I searched and searched for something more apropos. I actually got "Cheeky Cheeky" from my brother, Wes, and his fiance, Megan. They came up with it, and I totally love it. So I stole it. That's how we roll in our family. The word cheeky is defined as "Impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way." I mean, it's me. Or at least the me I am in my head. So, Wegan- if you're reading this (AND YOU BETTER BE!)- thank you for Cheeky Cheeky!!

Other than the name, some of the posts are going to be changing, as well. I have some weekly posts, as well as periodically recurring posts. I decided to streamline them a little bit and switch somethings up. Here's the new run down:

Weekly Posts:

- Weekend Snapshots- I've been doing these for a while now, just little recaps of my weekend, usually through Instagram photos.

Wednesday- What I Wore- Just like every other blog on the interwebs, I'm going to try my hardest to get a What I Wore up every Wednesday. Not going to make any promises, because photoshoots aren't my favorite. My face looks weird when there's a camera anywhere in a 12 mile radius of me. We're going to try it out though.

Friday- BFF of the Week- I love my BFFs. I'm so lucky to have so many of them, truth be told. But what I also have a lot of are hypothetical BFFs. Sandra Bullock, Bethenny Frankel and Ben Gibbard all top my list. This new feature is going to showcase both real life BFFs and the ones in my head... because they're equally important to me, obvi.

Sunday- School of Rock Sunday- I stole this idea from my old job. And I guess they stole it from the movie. So if I steal something stolen does that make it stolen squared? We used to do a class every month covering a few years of rock n roll at a time, learning about the influential artists and music industry trends from the past. I'm a firm believer in music education, especially for people my age. I'm shocked at how little some people know about music history, sometimes myself included. The fact that I can't name all the Rolling Stones' albums off the top of my head makes me a little sad. But that's probably due to the fact that I used to confuse Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler as a child, and thus confused the Stones and Aerosmith. Tragic, I know. But they're like two coked out twins! Come on. This feature will cover both old and new bands. Some will be my longtime faves, some will be new obsessions, and others will be artists I never got into but always meant to. Music discovery is my favorite pastime. (Next to drinking beer. But that's just a given.)

Other Features:

(These are running features that are posted every two or three weeks, sometimes more frequently.)

Top 5 Lists- These are totes my favorite thing ever to write. I have so many Top 5 lists in my head, I started jotting them down on literally anything I have handy. Top 5 Reasons I'm Awesome- Who doesn't want to read that?

Cheeky in the Kitchen- Adventures of the cooking and baking kind.

-Isms- The new and improved "Daddy Q's Words of Wisdom." I changed the name so that I can include all of the dumb shit everyone in my family says. Trust me, you'll thank me.

Library Nerds- Even though I don't have enough time to do it usually, I love to read. I also love when people love anything I love. So I (obvi) want everyone to love the books I love. Fingers crossed!

Faux Life Coach-  I love giving advice. Both solicited and unsolicited. So in this feature, I'll be giving out a little bit of both. Advice on how to quit your job, how to not get pregnant, etc., as well as answering any questions I receive. I'm not claiming to be an actual life coach, or super wise or anything. Just giving my perspective on the real issues in life- like the correct way to pee outdoors without getting any on your jeans. (Let me preface it by saying it takes practice.)

I'm Loving- A periodic feature on my old blog, just a collection of online and offline loves.

internet obsessions, DIYs for dummies (me), shopping finds, and anything else that strikes my fancy. I think I have (pretend) adult ADD, so my interests are extremely widespread- from My Little Pony to Nirvana, and everything in between. So it'll all have a home here on Cheeky Cheeky :)

Right now, I srsly just want to bask in the glory of finally having this blog launched, and get into the swing of posting on Blogger instead of Typepad. But in the next few months, I have a lot on my To-Do list. First, getting my Etsy launched (cliche much?), and then seriously investigating getting into freelance writing. New adventures to be had... So much to do! I'm feeling really excited about it all though. Yay team!


  1. Your blog design is lovely! I can't wait to start reading your new posts, I'm def a new follower :)


  2. Yay! Glad you made the switch, and I love your new layout :)


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