Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Look

It's a new look for my blog.
I mentioned it in an earlier post . .  I won a blog makeover from Blessed Little Nest!!!
She gave me a fresh new look for the New Year.
If you put "buttons" on your blog, you can grab my new "button" on the side.
I've been wanting to change the name of my blog for the past year and I thought now would be the perfect time.
Here's the story behind the name . . .  (You can read it anytime in the link above called "Noodle Story?")

Have you ever looked at a bowl of noodles?
They are all intertwined.
All tangled up.
All connected.
Not one noodle lays off by it's self.
That's my head!!
Thousands of thoughts.
Everything I do and everything that I am is connected!

I am a girl, a wife, a mom, a women pursued by God, a women pursing Him in return,  a person of passion, a pastor's wife (well - currently seminary student) , a former teacher,  a learner and someone that wants to celebrate the gift of life everyday!

I don't go anywhere without my bowl of noodles - I carry around my passions, my joys, my disappointments, my love, and my frustrations.
Sometimes I wish I could pull out a strand and set in on the shelf for awhile - not care about something or simmer down a deep desire but those noodles are so entwined.

In comparison did you know a guys brain is more like a waffle?
Really - my husband and I researched this years ago when teaching a highschool class on the differences between boys and girls.
A waffle is made up of compartments.
Typically guys are able to compartmentalize their life and thoughts.
Work has a compartment. Fathering has a compartment and so on.
That's why your man isn't thinking about the dishes in the sink when he's trying to go to sleep.

My man actually came up with the name for me. While brainstorming a new blog name I asked him to let me know if he had any ideas. He instantly looked at me and said, "I got one for you. A HEAD FULL OF NOODLES."  I loved it because of the truth it speaks of me and because it's exactly what this blog has become.

This blog started off as "Nic's Days - Everyday is an Adventure" but has become a reflection of my HEAD FULL OF  NOODLES. This has become a place for me to process my "noodles".  Unlike many other blogs this blog doesn't have a central focus to it; it's not just for mothers, just a recipe blog, or just a ministry blog.  You get the whole bowl of noodles!! You never know what strand of noodle you will get when you stop by.

WELCOME to my HEAD FULL OF NOODLES! I hope you find a few noodles you can relate to or at least get a good laugh out of them!


Well, that's it.
It really cracks me up when I think back to when I started blogging.
My friend Heather kept telling me I really needed to blog.
Her blog was so fun -  I didn't think I could do that.
She held my hand and walked me through it.
I figured it would be a great way to keep showing pics to all the family we lived so far away from.
Now - 3 years later -  I love it.
I love how I've gotten to "know" other bloggers.
I'm encouraged by them, touched by them, and challenged by them.
I love how it feeds a creativity within me.
I love how it makes me see what I'm doing each day and enjoy it.
I love how I can share with you the daily ups and downs that we all struggle with.
I hope as I share about all the random "noodles" in my head that you will be encouraged in your life and that you will be challenged to enjoy the day you've been given!
(Even if your day is a -22 windchill. That's our reality today!)



Heather at Then Heather Said said...

I'm a new reader and love your layout, and all that I've read this far! Congrats on the blog changes - it's such an exciting adventure :)

Also - now you can cross off #2 on your 35 list! :) Hooray!

Peg said...

I love it Nicole! I like the colors, the layout, etc. It is so you. And the name is perfect!

Angie B said...

CUTE new look to your blog!!!

meg duerksen said...

that is so true nicole!
all intertwined adn tangled up together in our heads making us who we are. i love that!
beautiful blog design. :)
did heather do it for you...she is adorable!

danielle @ take heart said...

i love the blog look and i love the noodle story!

Sara W said...

Looks great! And I love the analogy - so true.

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