Hello Nicoladee ! !

This little blog's first year slipped past yesterday while Husband and I were just doing life together. . . that's really the best I think.  We had lunch with friends.  Ate our most favorite chicken teriyaki.  Talk about a lot of life.  And my favorite part was our late night work on the wainscoting in our bedroom.  It's literally like the little bedroom that could.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

Enough about weekend dets.  Let's talk about more exciting things.   Besides the awesomeness of confetti.  Because it rocks.

Have you noticed all the blog changes today?!  I'm kind of really excited because I have been thinking a lot about streamlining this blog the last several months. . . wanting to make it easier to navigate and focus on what I care most about.  

Keeping this love journal of our adventures alive.

First off a name change!   I've spent weeks wracking my brain for a more whimsical, shorter name that can fit this story better.  When Nicoladee popped into my thoughts, I knew it was right.  When I say that name {pronounced nick-oh-la-dee} I have this vision of myself just being me.  

and celebrating 
the precious life God has blessed me with.   

I have chosen to keep my same blogspot URL for the time being, but stay tuned for a new web address sometime in the near future.  Don't forget that The Neesby Lookbook is now Nicoladee!!

Second off of all this blog is reformatted and redesigned!  More space for bigger photos.  Less sidebar junk to distract.  It's life.  Pure and simple.  

Third and last.  I have come to the realization that I sadly can get caught up in the silly things of blogging.  Like page view numbers and comments and followers.  I feel like my soul need to be detoxed in a way.  I have decided to shut off comments for a while.  Thanks for the inspiration Davi!  
I need to be able to post about our life and not feel pressure wondering what people will have to say.  This doesn't mean it's forever.  Just for a season.  

Remember that some things haven't changed.  I still desire a space where life can be celebrated in a real, honest way.  Where I can brag on Husband every now and then.  And where I can chase the dreams God has laid on my heart.  There will be photos of special trips and our ever-on-going house projects and probably a lot of food that I stuff my face with.  I hope you choose to stick around because I really kinda like you!

Be sure to check out the new links.  Also get your questions ready because I am about to open a faq's page and I want to know all your questions.  My beans are ready to be spilled.

Happy happy Monday, lovelies!


  1. Congratulations!


  2. Congrats on your blog's first anniversary! I love the new title, it's cute :)

    The $50 Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway on my blog is almost over so make sure to enter! :)

  3. I love your idea to shut off comments - What a beautiful way to detox from the blogging world and simply focus on you and yours. Hope you enjoy your little break :)

  4. Love the new look! Sometimes it's so refreshing to change things up a bit :)


  5. Sounds like some big changes!Love the new look & name :)

  6. Ok you shut off comments a day too soon! Are you doing fundraisers for your trip to China? If so I will make a donation. Just let me know please. How exciting for the two of you.

  7. Love the new look! And I'm praying for your trip to China!!!

  8. Congratulations Nicole and welcome Nicoladee! I've been thinking about blogging stat free for a while as well, still thinking about how I'm going to do it :) I'm so glad we're blog friends xoxox