Happy New Year 2016 (and a giveaway too)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! You might notice things are looking a little bit different around here!  *does a little twirl* After 5 years I finally said goodbye to my theme which hadn’t been updated by the designers in 3 years and was starting to cause me a few issues. I invested some money buying a new template from Pipdig after seeing a link on Oh So Amelia and I’m so glad I did! It was easy to use and I’m so pleased with how things have turned out. This blog has had its ups and down moments I think some of that comes from having Charlie Moo’s to flit between. However I’m feeling driven to write content, have started mind mapping again and am back in the mind set to treat my blog like a business.  I’ve a few plans in the pipeline and I’m looking forward to spending 2016 writing that long awaited second book.

I thought I’d welcome in the New Year and celebrate my new look with a competition! Now who doesn’t like a competition!?  Entry is easy via the rafflecopter below and I have a whole bundle of goodies some donated via business buddies and some purchased by me for you to enjoy!

competition prize joanne dewberry

This is perfect for small business owners and bloggers to get their mind back in the game for 2016.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you for all your continued support over 2015. Here’s to an epic 2016! 

148 Comments

    • January 6, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you lovely and Happy New Year!

  1. Jennifer Haden
    January 4, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Love the new design, very simple, but clean and easy to navigate 🙂

  2. iain maciver
    January 4, 2016 / 11:40 am

    fab

  3. Hayley Atkins
    January 4, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    The new design is simple,uncluttered and easy to navigate.

  4. January 4, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Out with the old, in with the new! Looks great x

    • January 4, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you loveły! Happy New Year!

  5. January 4, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Loving the new design! Thank you for the mention too x

    • January 4, 2016 / 5:14 pm

      Welcome! I loved your design and was so pleased to find one for me

  6. aaron broad
    January 4, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    I like it is professional and easy to navigate

  7. January 4, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    I love the new look. Very clean, easy to read and navigate. Well done x
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  8. Chris Andrews
    January 4, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    So what do you think of my new design? . . . . .great – eye catching

  9. claire woods
    January 4, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    very smart.

  10. Ali Duke
    January 4, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I love the colour. It is so easy to see everything you want, love it.

  11. julie eley
    January 4, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Loving the New design go you 🙂 Happy New Year Lovely 🙂

  12. Ruth Harwood
    January 5, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Simple and easy to navigate, I love it 🙂

  13. January 5, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Love it Joanne – have missed you and your words of wisdom. x

    • January 5, 2016 / 9:35 am

      Me too! I can’t believe we let 2015 go by without meeting up!

  14. ashleigh allan
    January 5, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Looks great!

  15. georgina prince (was Davies)
    January 5, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    i think it looks great! really clean and readable xxxx

  16. Adeline M
    January 5, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    It’s fab! It looks very professional and tidy!

  17. January 5, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    What a lovely giveaway, I’ve entered! x

  18. Suzanne Drummond
    January 5, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    love the design and new colour and professional well done

  19. Laura Pritchard
    January 5, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Very fresh & usable!

  20. Lisa Everaert
    January 5, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Love it! Easy to navigate and professional. Great job x

  21. claire griffiths
    January 6, 2016 / 1:20 am

    i really like it very clear and easy to navigate

  22. Elizabeth Gurney
    January 6, 2016 / 8:07 am

    Nice and clear, easy to navigate and great colour!

    • January 6, 2016 / 11:26 am

      That the social fans plugin it’s really lovely! It’s a paid for one I can’t remember the exact price but it was less than £10.

  23. Sam Goodwin
    January 6, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    It’s lovely! Very fresh. Happy new year x

  24. Heather Wilson
    January 6, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Love it

  25. Dan Grigg
    January 6, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Very usable and well structured site!

  26. sarah clegg
    January 6, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    love it very stylish xx

  27. Charlotte Moore
    January 6, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Love it!

  28. Danielle Cresswell
    January 6, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    I like it simple and clean x

    • January 7, 2016 / 11:34 am

      I can’t believe I waited so long to change!

  29. Kirsty Fox
    January 7, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I love the new design, it’s looking good!

  30. Katy Komping
    January 8, 2016 / 3:01 am

    I love the design 🙂

  31. Suze
    January 8, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Great website. I started a new business last year – doing decorative woodwork. I had one commission for a wedding – from my page on my OH’s business website (www.aldsworthlogs.co.uk). I am looking to get the business off the ground properly in 2016, so all hints and tips are most welcome.

  32. Eliz M
    January 8, 2016 / 10:37 am

    Refreshingly clear

  33. Michaela Smith
    January 8, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Clean and fresh and simple to navigate!

  34. KATHY D
    January 8, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    looks great

  35. Kim Styles
    January 8, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Its a great design ! and shows you know your stuff! all the best for 2016

  36. karen hill
    January 8, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    ooh love it, very stylish x

  37. MANDY DOHERTY
    January 8, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    It’s clear and and easy to navigate

  38. Anna Stimson
    January 8, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    I love it, professional and chic!

  39. Karen hutchinson
    January 8, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Not visited before but looks good – easy to use

  40. sofia s.
    January 8, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    it’s nice, very contemporary…and I really love the colour!

  41. Arun D
    January 9, 2016 / 12:10 am

    It’s 2016, and a new design to match! Absolutely love it 😀

  42. Leeanne
    January 9, 2016 / 2:03 am

    This is such a beautiful prize. Thank you for the chance to win x

  43. Tracy Gladman
    January 9, 2016 / 8:18 am

    I love it. Looks exciting.

  44. Jane Shaw
    January 9, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    I think all not just your new designs are very nice

  45. Katie skeoch
    January 9, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    I do love the colour, purple is very eye catching!

  46. Sharon Curran
    January 9, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Loving the new design, very fresh!

  47. elizabeth ferguson
    January 9, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    I like it, the colours are ones that I would choose to compliment each other .. perfect x

  48. Leanne Perrett
    January 9, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    its very sleek and stylish 🙂

  49. rebecca nisbet
    January 9, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    looks great! simple and not in your face, well done!!

  50. Amy Hodgen
    January 10, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Absolutely loving the new look! 😀

  51. clair downham
    January 10, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    fabulous very stylist

  52. tina edwards
    January 10, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    i love the new design its very stylish

    • January 11, 2016 / 9:49 am

      Aww thank you lovely. I hope you enjoy my book 🙂

  53. Lauren Tourle
    January 11, 2016 / 10:19 am

    great design, simple yet effective 🙂

  54. Keri Jones
    January 11, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    I love it! Thought I’d wandered onto a whole new blog for a minute. The design and colours are just fab 🙂 xx

  55. Tracey Gwynne
    January 11, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    It’s great. Simple, contemporary, with a great colour scheme and font. It’s the most important thing – easy to navigate and clear to view – congrats and wish you lots of success in 2016

  56. Jayne T
    January 11, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    It looks really good, thanks for the giveaway.

  57. Michelle O'Neill
    January 11, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    I love the new design x

  58. Corinne Peat
    January 11, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Love the new design, love the colour!

  59. January 11, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Love it! So fresh, i do like a blog make over!
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  60. Lynsey Buchanan
    January 13, 2016 / 1:54 am

    The new design is easy to navigate and easy on the eye

  61. January 13, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    It looks lovely Joanne, love the plum colour and it is so sleek! I keep playing with parent shaped, i love twiddling but I think I need to actually buy a theme as the free ones just aren’t the same. Lovely giveaway too!
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  62. Amy Withnall
    January 13, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Love the design, simple but effective 🙂

  63. January 14, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Very clean looking and easy to navigate

  64. Jenny
    January 14, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Aw this giveaway is so cute!:)

  65. kate kathurima
    January 14, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    very sweet

  66. Michelle Cooper
    January 15, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Looks great 🙂

  67. Anthony G
    January 16, 2016 / 2:15 am

    Fab-u-lous! 🙂

  68. Rachel Butterworth
    January 17, 2016 / 12:22 am

    Really good layout, very concise and easy to use.

  69. Steve Dickinson
    January 17, 2016 / 3:32 am

    Clean, simple and easy to use!

  70. Tony Metcalf
    January 17, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    First time on the blog today, all seems very clear and easy to read.

  71. Joanna Orr
    January 17, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Looks well set out and easy to follow.
    Nice clear icons and not toooo much info to take in on the homepage
    It invites you to click through and explore more!
    Love it!

  72. January 17, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I love the new look. Very sleek & professional.

  73. January 17, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I love the new design – it looks really sleek. I think pipdig are fab, I have one of their designs too 🙂
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  74. Jess Mary
    January 18, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Love the new look of your blog! I find it very smart and easy to navigate!

  75. Hannah Ingham
    January 19, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Love it, easy to use too!

  76. Rebecca Townsend
    January 20, 2016 / 7:34 am

    The new design is fab, simple, professional and easy to navigate.

  77. Gemma Massey
    January 21, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Love the new design looks very professional x

  78. Leila Benhamida
    January 23, 2016 / 3:11 am

    Wonderful! Love the colour and easy to surf around

  79. Kimberley Ryan
    January 24, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    looks fabulous, very sleek 🙂

  80. Jackie Kelly
    January 24, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Great – easy to find your way around 🙂

  81. Laura Kevlin
    January 26, 2016 / 10:43 am

    Nice and clear, crisp and concise – you can quickly find things, it’s easy to read and looks really polished 🙂

  82. Josie Mellor
    January 26, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Love the new design, very user friendly.

  83. donna l jones
    January 26, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    very pretty

  84. carole n
    January 26, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    looks great

  85. John Pring
    January 27, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Love the design, very user friendly.

  86. Alison Clark
    January 27, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    I have only just come across your blog but it’s a nice clean layout – wish I could get mine as tidy as this.

  87. January 28, 2016 / 12:37 am

    Amazing, I love it!

  88. Ann Williams
    January 29, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    Love the new look – and a competition too!

  89. Suzie W
    January 29, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I like the new design it’s user-friendly

  90. Sheri Darby
    January 29, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I just love them

  91. Katherine De Riera
    January 30, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Your website looks great! I didn’t see the old design though sorry!

  92. Hayley Elvin
    January 30, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    Loving the new look, very sleek

  93. Adrian Bold
    January 30, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Looking Good! Definitely a better layout and easier to navigate.

  94. Alison Macdonald
    January 31, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Love it! Simple but effective x

  95. Victoria Prince
    January 31, 2016 / 11:11 am

    I love the new design 🙂 It’s clean, easy and simple!

  96. Lucy Black
    January 31, 2016 / 11:43 am

    Lovely 🙂

  97. Jean Vaughan
    January 31, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Very sleek, liking it very much.

  98. sharon martin
    January 31, 2016 / 11:48 am

    LOve it, its fresh, bold & user friendly

  99. jayne hall
    January 31, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    stunning design

  100. Lauren Old
    January 31, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Looks really stylish and modern!

  101. Allan Fullarton
    January 31, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Amazing prize! Very sleek

  102. Donna Caldwell
    January 31, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Love it

  103. pauline black
    January 31, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    Love it!

  104. Moany Mike
    January 31, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    It’s a very clean, uncluttered and professional looking site, easy to navigate around.

  105. Tammy Neal
    January 31, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Love the new design, very simple, but clean and easy to navigate 🙂

  106. Ruth Wollerton
    January 31, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Love it

  107. emma kinsey
    January 31, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    love it very organised and clear

  108. Helen Fowler
    January 31, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    Love the new design, very classy and easy to use.

  109. Theresaparker
    January 31, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    As I’m new to ur blog…I’ve don’t no what ur old design was like…sorry…but I have really enjoyed reading it so far…love the colour purple….its stylish and not overcrowded like some…very cool…thank u!

    • January 31, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks for being honest. Glad you think it looks great.

  110. Nancy Bradford
    January 31, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    I love it. Very modern and hip 🙂

  111. olivia Kirby
    January 31, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Neat and stylish.

  112. Rachel Wise
    January 31, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Easy to navigate, clear

  113. Kay Broomfield
    January 31, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Lovely design, really easy on the eye!

  114. gemma nisbet
    January 31, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    The new design is really clear and easy to navigate as well as being very stylish. Lovely job.

  115. M Allen
    January 31, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Lovely choice of colours on a clean design – love it!

  116. Iris W
    January 31, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Love the design and colour. thank you for the chance

  117. Natalie Crossan
    January 31, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    neat and stylish xx