I can’t believe the day of this launch has finally come. Welcome to Life In Leggings!
To all of my friends clicking over from Housewife Glamour: Welcome, and thank you so much for continuously following this blogging journey of mine! It really does mean the world to me.
I hope you enjoy the new site as much as I do and can navigate your way around easily.
The inspiration for a new site design came from several frustrations with the old blog set-up and theme. I loved the look, but because it was so customized, I wasn’t able to create sub-pages and archive recent and old posts like I needed to. After a post went live, I felt like it disappeared off into cyber space and was never seen again unless I brought it back up with a link share.
There were also several simple navigational and aesthetic functionalities I have been wanting to change and incorporate that most people can with an easy click of a button. Realizing all of these things really discouraged me, so a site re-design was my clear answer.
With the decision to move forward with a re-design came the thought of changing my blog name all at once to make everything one transition and as painless as possible. I have been wanting to change my blog name since the first year I launched Housewife Glamour in 2011! Really.
I came up with the name Housewife Glamour as a blog title when I was a newlywed, while I was also overly into being Betty Homemaker and creating everything do-it-yourself. Since then, my focus has changed into documenting healthy living, but I kept the name and built a following around that brand for three years.
I grew a decent following with it, but I just wasn’t confident. I would go to blogging events and introduce myself as “Heather from Housewife Glamour” and then explain why I write about healthy living. I probably didn’t have to, but I always felt the need to justify myself, or go directly into “but… I’m changing it.” I ended up doing that for over two years! Exhausting.
After months of racking my brain, I came up with the blog name Life In Leggings out of the blue. It literally hit me when I was foam rolling on the floor (in leggings) one night.
I love leggings. As a personal trainer, gym rat, runner, and dancer, I am always in leggings. Essentially, I live in leggings and write about everything active I do during the day (in them) here on a blog. This, friends, is life in leggings.
As soon as I said it out loud, I knew that was it. I adopted it as my own and had the hardest time keeping it a secret.
I purchased the domain lifeinleggings.com a couple of days later. I went onto Twitter and Instagram next and quickly realized I wasn’t going to be able to use the handle @lifeinleggings. Bummer, right?
Since I was so convinced this should be my blog name, I rolled with it and came up with a handle as close as I could. You can now find and follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @lifenleggings!
Along with an amazing team (thanks, Jeff!), I have made following the new blog, channels, and even e-mail subscribe as effortless on your part as possible. You might want to bookmark the new domain, but other than that, you should be able to keep following me on the same channels you’ve already liked, followed, or subscribed to.
If this is not the case, please let me know!
Facebook is a little tricky at the moment, but I am currently in the process of officially changing the page name. Bear with me there!
One thing I am really excited about with this launch is finally committing to writing a monthly (possibly bi-weekly) newsletter. The email subscribe in the follow box you see above is to receive daily posts sent to your email inbox, and the newsletter is new and original content separately written and shared by me.
Here, I will check in with you guys, highlight what’s been going on at Life In Leggings, share a mix of new and already posted content, and pass on some of the good online sales, giveaways, and sweepstakes information I constantly get in my email box.
I’m also loving the recent posts display under my main post on the homepage.
Simply scroll down to see a post you might have missed earlier that day or week!
To me, the best part of this entire change is the pages and sub-pages. Feel free to take some time to browse around. There is a lot to read and see!
Some of my personal favorites are under the About and Favorites pages. <3
I couldn’t have launched this new site without the encouragement from you guys and the help of professionals!
Thank you to Scott, my friends, and family who helped with advice, many site design questions, and for ongoing support for running this blog.
Thank you to John Richmond Photography for the beautiful head shots and fun photos in leggings you will see pop up every now and then.
Thank you to Murnan Creative for this stylish site design and blog migration. I worked directly with Jeff who went above and beyond my expectations to make the process of designing and switching over as seamless as possible! I can’t recommend him enough to anyone looking.
Thank you to the wonderful brands and companies that have worked with me on making this week extra exciting for all of us…
And, as a big THANK YOU to all of you for sticking around, I have a huge Giveaway Week in store for you!
Check back this afternoon for a fitness fashion giveaway and kick start to an entire week of raffling off my favorite goodies!
Heather @Fit n Cookies
I absolutely love it!! I love the name and how clean the blog looks. Those pictures are fantastic. I can’t wait to see all the new changes!
Woo hoo – thank you Heather! xo
Looks great! So excited to follow Life in Leggings 🙂
Haha, when I first opened up my BlogLovin this morning and saw Life in Leggings come up first, I was like, what the heck?! Then I saw it was you and was like, ahhh DUH!! Love love LOVE the new changes, Heather! Excited to check around 😉 Props to you for making the changes too – that’s a huge leap!
haha, woo hoo! mission to throw everyone off – accomplished! 😉 Thank you so much, Courtney!! xo
I am so excited for you!!!! Congrats on the new name and design. Cheers to leggings ALL DAY ERRY DAY.
Thank you! and YES, maybe that should be the new tagline 😉
Looks great…love the clean feel. The blog name seems like a better fit too just based on the short time I’ve been following along.
Thank you Shelly! xo
The new name is so perfect! Love your cover photo, too. Excited to see the same great content under an awesome new design.
Thank you Alexis! I really appreciate your readership <3
Heather! It is SO awesome!!! Congrats on the new space! You did it right, girl!! I think it’s such a clever name 🙂
Thank you Char!! I like it too… it’s kind of fun to say <3
Ahh it’s perfect!!! Love love love it! Congrats to you.. So exciting. Can’t wait for giveaway week:) Happy Monday!
Thank you Karina!! You are so sweet. I’m excited for the giveaways too! <3
Ing the new look and name!!
Loving the new look and name!!
Thank you Brittany! xo
Jenny @ apples & kale
I love it!! It’s the perfect name 🙂 And those photos (and leggings) are gorgeous!
Thank you! I deemed them my “party” leggings and wear them on special days. 😉
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
I love the new site Heather! Your new domain fits you so well and I am excited to look through all of the new features of the site. Looking forward to all that is to come for this new site 🙂
Thank you Brie!! I appreciate your readership so much! xo
Congratulations Heather!! All the hard work was worth it – everything looks great! Can’t wait to keep reading Life In Leggings now 🙂
Thank you so much Katie!! Woo hoo!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Congrats! It looks awesome. All your hard work clearly shows. Can’t wan’t to see more! 🙂
Aw, thank you Lauren. Excited for the journey!!
Linda @ The Fitty
I love the new name! When I first saw this on my bloglovin feed, I was kinda confused because I don’t recall subscribing to a blog with such name. I was so excited when I found you and your new theme! I am so excited to start browsing through everything Don’t mind if I stalk!
Thank you Linda! Haha, yes. I figured that would throw some people off! I’m glad it switched over though. Thanks for reading!! xo
I love the name and look! I bet it feels great too, to finally show the world 🙂
That it does! This post and site has definitely been a long time coming 😉
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
I am IN LOVE with your new site and new name!! It looks great!!
Thank you, Erin!! And seriously, can’t thank you enough for recommending Jeff! So happy!
Erin @ The Almond Eater
Congrats! I think making a big change can be tough, but I love the new name and I think it will resonate well with readers 🙂 Leggings ftw!
Haha, yes!! Leggings for the win. Always. <3
Aw, I love the new name! I’ve been following for about a year and a half and I’m excited for the change!! (also, who doesn’t love leggings!!) 🙂 Thanks for always bringing excellent content, I loved those valentines DIY projects!
Aw, thank you so much Emily! I’m so glad you liked those ideas. I hope to try some of them out one of these days!
I love the new name and design! By the way, I just recently discovered your blog while browsing around on Pinterest and I recognized you from USF!
Oh my gosh – did you go there??
I did! Graduated in May 2008 with a PR degree 🙂
I love the new name and look! It is perfect!
Thank you, Rachel!
I’m so excited for you!!! I’ve been following HG for a little over a year and you are always such fun (healthy) inspiration for me! Can’t wait to follow your life in leggings!!
Awesome!! Thank you so much Alex! <3
Pretty Little Grub
LOVE the redesign! It looks so great and the name is wonderful.
Thank you so much!! xo
Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts
I love the new name!! It’s so you!
Ha, thank you – I think so too! 😉
Strength and Sunshine
Holy Moly! Awesome! I love it friend!
Thank you Rebecca!
Kelly Runs for Food
I love the new site!! Everything is so clean looking and well laid-out. I love the menu options at the top, too. I really feel like I need to archive a bunch of my old posts into better categories, love the way yours look.
Thank you, Kelly. I have been wanting to create sub-pages for years now! Feels great to finally have everything organized 🙂
This is amazing! Congrats on the new name, site, photos, and well everything 🙂
Thank you Lizzie!! xo
Looks awesome! So easy to navigate and a fun look!
Yay, that’s exactly what I was going for! Thanks!
Congratulations! Popped up on my Bloglovin’ feed just fine… I was confused for a second (what is this new blog I don’t remember subscribing to…), but I remembered that your launch was today! whoohoo, I LOVE it!
Haha, that seems to be the general reaction today. Gotcha! 😉
Excited to read your new blog!
Thank you Lindsey <3
Congrats! I am loving the whole design of your new blog and the name is perfect!
Thank you Megan!!
LOVE the new design! 🙂
Thank you so much <3
So happy for you! The picture immediately drew me in- gorgeous!
Yay, thank you Brynn! <3
Very nice! 🙂 I am excited to keep reading!
Thank you! I really appreciate you 🙂
AHHH! Just as awesome as I knew it would be 😀
Definitely gonna poke around the new site later today. Congrats!!
Aw, thank you Giselle!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Hi Heather! I’m so excited for you. The photos are gorgeous, the site looks great, and the name is just perfect. You are do such an amazing job with this blog! Keep it up!! 🙂
Thank you so much Ashley!! xo
Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls
Site looks great! Love the name. Congratulations on the switch over. All the best xo
Nicole @ Squash on Squash
Congrats, Heather- it looks great!! It’s a big step to change your blog name, but I think you’ve done it seamlessly :). Here’s to Life in Leggings!
Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run
I LOVE the new photos! Looks great, Heather. And the new blog name is so fitting!!
Thank you, Hillary!
I’m traveling so i didn’t get the chance to say anything til now but love it! I’m thinking of doing some changes myself, so it is great to see someone that I feel does it “right” make a switch and do it so well. Congrats Heather and I can’t wait to see more!
Aw, thanks so much Suz! I would re-hire who I mentioned in this post again in a heartbeat. The help really kept me sane!
Looks fantastic! I love the new name as well. Thanks for continuing to share with us!
Thank you Taca!!
I love everything about the redesign!! At first I didn’t think the name change was necessary because “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” But, now that I’m seeing it all in front of me I absolutely think it was the right choice!
The name really reflects the blog much better 🙂 Props to you!!
Thank you, Catherine! I’m so glad you came around 😉
Yay! Congrats on the new site, Heather! I love the name and the new sleek layout. The legging pictures are super cute, too! 🙂
Thank you Amy! <3
Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes
Congrats! I love how everything came together. The site looks awesome. You must be taking a huge sigh of relief right now!
I will feel more of that relief after this week is over, but yes, I am very happy today has come! Thank you!
Congrats! I love the new name! http://www.eatallovertheworld.com
Congrats! SO excited to follow you on your new journey : )
Sam @ PancakeWarriors
woop woop the new site is beautiful! Congrats! love the new domain name too – it fits you perfectly!
LOVE it!!! Everything looks SO good!!
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LOVING the new blog design and name! Although, I loved the name Housewife Glamour and design too..seriously so cute…I definitely understand how you “outgrew” it. Congrats!
Thank you so much, Sarah! I appreciate you!
HUGE congratulations to you for getting a whole new spiffy blog up and running splendidly, Heather! High five to that! I like the new look and name and can’t wait to continue to follow you and Life in Leggings. 🙂
Thank you Kaylin!
its so beautiful!! i know this was a long time coming for you, and i’m so excited it’s finally here 🙂 amazing job!
Thanks, friend! 🙂
Jeff @ Murnan Creative
Thanks so much for the kind words! It was a blast working with you — I’m so happy with how it came together!
Woo hoo! I meant all of them. Thank you for helping me make the switch a huge success!
Stacy @ Sweating Tulipz
Congratulations! I have been reading Housewife Glamour for years and loved it and I am sure the same will go for Life in Leggings…which I LOVE by the way! Good for you!
Thank you so much, Stacy!
Amanda @ Positively Amanda
Absolutely love the new name and the new layout 🙂
Great new name, same great content but all whilst being fresh and fabulously new, I love it! Well done Heather, a great job done 🙂
Congrats, the new site looks great! And as the survey responder who told the story about Housewife Glamour in our house (the boys made fun of me all the time) haha I can’t wait to share your new blog name!
Haha, I still think that is SO great! Thank you for making me smile 🙂
I loved Housewife Galmour but I also LOVE the new site!! Congratulations:)) xoxox
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