Happy Friday, everyone!
You may have noticed earlier this week that things had started to look a little different around here, and I have been so excited to make the launch announcement. However, we ran into some glitches along the way, but everything is all set now. Today, I want to welcome you to my new blog: Cassie Bustamante, living an ordinary life extraordinarily.
I wanted to take some time today to thank the people who helped me make this happen, since I am in no way shape or form technologically inclined, nor do I pretend to be.
My new logo and social media buttons were designed by Bre at Brepurposed. Bre has a design shop and offers custom designs as well as several gorgeous premade designs. We worked through a few rounds together to come up with the above logo. I wanted something that represented my design style… a little boho, a little eclectic; as well as my lifestyle… a little country, a little refined, and simple. Bre was able to take my thoughts and translate them into a graphic I am proud of.
As for all of the background stuff, I can’t say enough wonderful things about Cathy aka WordPress Barista. She completed my migration and redirection from primitiveandproper.com to cassiebustamante.com, installed the new logo and theme colors, and helped me with so many minor details. We ran into some stumbling blocks, but she was able to help overcome each one. She made personal phone calls to me to talk me through some things, and in this day and age, I think that’s a huge plus! How many companies do that anymore? If you are thinking of starting a blog, moving to wordpress, or ANYTHING wordpress related at all, Cathy is your girl!
Lastly, I have been with RFE hosting for the last 4 years or so. Last year they ran into some attacks, and I know many bloggers jumped ship and went to new servers. Aaron, who runs RFE, worked nonstop to fix everything for everyone, kept us all up to date, answered our questions, and generally was wonderful and approachable through it all as he always is. I stayed with RFE because I liked that he handled everything with integrity, did the best he could, and I always knew who was on the other end of my emails. When Cathy ran into some bumps this time, Aaron did a call with her to figure it out together. She told me how impressed she was with him as well. They are both great approachable people, willing to help and be available when you need them.
I know that blog background stuff isn’t the most interesting topic for you or why you come to my blog, but I wanted to share and thank them all!And now, we’re headed into a three day weekend…. So much to celebrate! Our family is headed back to the poultry swap, and I have grand plans to replace my silkie. I sure do miss my beautiful Aunt Bee; and we all miss Vader, so another Rhode Island Red is on the agenda!What have you got planned? If you’re in Florida or the southeast, I am saying prayers that you will all stay safe.