Good Morning! Happy Tuesday! I hope you don’t mind a lot of exclamation points, because there are going to be a lot around here today! Before the big news, a little background…
For awhile now I’ve known that I wanted to make some changes to Chi Gal Lauren. My blog has grown up so much since I wrote my first post on Blogger back in 2010; the experiences I’ve had and the amazing friends I’ve made along the way have made this thing called “blogging” so much more than just authoring a blog. The things that I share on my blog are some of my true passions in life and I love that I have the opportunity to share those experiences with people all across the world. I also love the fact that I can go back and read my old posts to reminisce a bit, it’s the best journal I could ask for!
So…with my content evolving and maturing I felt that now was the perfect time for Chi Gal Lauren to get a facelift! I am very please to introduce the new and improved Chi Gal Lauren…..Meet Lion + Maven!
Thanks to my wonderful, talented, and very patient friend Laura Nash of LL Creative, my new blogging home www.lionandmaven.com has come alive! Laura and I actually first “met” through commenting on each other’s websites, just one of the many examples of my little baby, chigallauren.com, bringing really great people into my life. She had my new site up, running, and looking fantastic in a very short amount of time and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! Chi Gal Lauren will stay up and running for the next month or so until I make sure all the last bits and pieces are transitioned, but all new (and old) content will now appear on Lion + Maven. Please head on over to Lion + Maven, take a look around, and let me know what you think! I hope you’ll follow me over on my new blogging home, I’m anticipating lots of fun things to come this year!
Interested in the name? Choosing a new name was no easy task and I spent months mulling over different names and asking friends for help. My friend Lindsey who blogs over at The Garden Apt threw Maven out there and it just stuck. I really liked the word maven and thought it sounded girly, but little did I know that the definition of maven is actually expert or connoisseur; a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. Not that I really consider myself a “connoisseur” of anything, but I felt like a pretty good fit. Lion comes from the fact that I am a Leo and lions are beautiful, strong animals-so why not? And that my friends is how Lion + Maven was born.