The Results are IN.

I would like to thank all 16 of you who voted in my little “name my new blog” poll. Seriously. I expected much less, so I was pleasantly surprised.

The results are in. Taking a whopping 50% of the vote: ‘Make Way For Geeklings’ was the clear winner.

Too bad I won’t be using it.

After further review, and much thought, we (and by “We” I mean the handful of people I spoke to about it: you know who you are), it was decided that using “geeks” in the blog name may be alienating to readers and/or turn them off if they don’t self-identify as a geek. That’s not what I want, because, while we ARE a geeky family, that’s not ALL we are. Plus, I prefer to alienate with my random f-bomb drops.

So, I was back to the drawing board. And then it hit me. I may or may not have been in the bathroom (what? I do my best thinking in there). So I discussed my idea with Bill, then I discussed it with those same few people, put it to Facebook and bought a domain.

Remember in “Bring it On”, when the cheer squad watched all of their favorite movies, taking dance moves/stunts from each of them in order to create THE PERFECT ROUTINE? I’m going to do that with all my favorite blogs, and mix in a few of my own favorite things. I’m hoping it will be subtle enough, because I don’t want to steal a complete design. I always see blogs I love and think “Oh, I want that!” So, I’m going to tell Bill what I want and how I want it and he’s going to try to make it happen. I think.

I am hoping that the website will be up and running by February 19th, which will be the 5 year anniversary of my first post ever. I’ll keep you updated on that progress.

I may or may not be far-reaching.

Ooh…the name…you want the name don’t you?

Okay. Since the design/site unveiling will be a surprise enough, I’ll let you in on the name:

So, coming soon to the internets: Little Things (

I’ll expand on my reasoning for the name in the “About” section of my new blog, but it boils down to this: For as long as I can remember, I have been a fan of the little things. Bill getting me my favorite ice cream when he goes to the grocery store, the girls’ handprints in paint, a sweet text message from my husband telling me he loves me.

Those things matter. ANYONE can send flowers every week, or buy huge gifts or vacations, but sometimes the little things get overlooked by the idea that bigger is better.

Plus, I like the double meaning. Because, little kids really can be little…things….sometimes, can’t they?

I would love your input. I promise, I’m not just asking so I can not use it. What would you like to see on my new blog? More pictures? Less? Would you like more recipes? More cowbell? Give me input. While I do write for me, I write for you too!

7 comments to The Results are IN.

  • More cowbell! And I think you should share more photos and photo tips – I tried taking my camera off manual this week with truly terrible results. But I don’t have anywhere to take a class right now so I’ve been spending a lot of time online trying to figure it out. It sure would be nice if one of my favorite bloggers did all the work for me.


    Natalie Reply:

    Hmm…that’s a good idea Suzanne! Maybe take a picture and explain how I did it–I could totally do that once a week. Might be fun!

    Amy, we shall see what he can come up with…he says he doesn’t do the pretty-fying, he just makes it work.


  • Yay! Can’t wait to see. Go Bill Go!


  • Kim

    Awww I love the name. And I want more pics! Can’t wait to see it!


  • Ani

    I like Suzanne’s idea. Plus, more recipes doesn’t hurt. And just anything else you think we’d find useful.


  • I so love the name! Adorable! I can’t wait to see it!


  • More cowbell! Always more cowbell!

    Love the new name and can’t wait to see how it all shakes out.


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