A Change Is Gonna Come

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I have a little secret...

For the past few months I've had a little bug in the back of my mind telling to make some changes with this blog. Not necessarily with the direction, but more the branding and the ideas behind it. I love blogging so much, and I want to make sure that every time I post something, that what I publish is something that I'm proud of. I want to be proud to show my blog to others and I want to push myself in my abilities in design, branding, and content creation.

Which is why I'm writing this post.
Over the past year (yes, I let the one-year mark pass on this blog without a single post about it. Bad blogger. Bad.) I have grown my blog's identity and my own writing voice. I think I've grown into my own style and my own online identity, but it hasn't necessarily grown with the name or identity of this blog. To be completely honest, I hate actually saying "Pretty Shiny Mine." It makes me cringe, so I find myself not telling people about my blogging just so that I can avoid the words. Which is the last thing a blogger wants to do, right?

Coming within the next few days, this blog won't be Pretty Shiny Mine anymore. My blog will be called
Cooper & Thames, and I can't wait to share with y'all what I've been working on for the past couple of months with my friend Alexa! I'll also be adding a shop where you can find all the items that I'm currently loving on and lusting after. I'm also hoping to add some more personal content with quality photos since I've been practicing more and more with my DSLR!

If there is anything about my blog you'd hate for me to leave behind, let me know. I can't guarantee everything will be perfect in the transition, so excuse any bumps along the way! I'm so excited to show y'all what I've got up my sleeve!


  1. So excited about this! I know your update is going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see! xx Lanie

  2. SO excited to see the future of your blog, and I'm glad I was able to work on the design with you. I always love your posts and writing style, and there is no doubt in my mind that you're gonna KILL it!!! <3