On the New Look, Radio Silence, and a super special collaboration


First things first—yes, Jade and Fern has a new look!

I was long overdue for a blog redesign and I finally got it together and bought one of Blogzilla’s gorgeous themes. The work isn’t done yet, there are some tweaks and a logo to come, but I’m already so pleased with the revamp.

So why the radio silence? My week so far:

  • I lost my only pair of glasses. I don’t know which is worse, that everything (and most of all my computer screen) is slightly fuzzy, or that Alan keeps making lame jokes like “Can you even SEE me?! Do you even know who I AM?!”
  • Alan and I celebrated his 30th birthday and our six-year anniversary over a fancy vegan meal with even fancier vegan ice cream. Yes, our first date was on his birthday, and even back then he knew the way to my heart was through my stomach, the charmer.

Birthdayversary || Jade and Fern

  • After seven long years, I’m finally going back to Germany! In April! Much of my blog negligence this week was due to shopping for airfares and planning out my trip. So many relatives to see! So much food to consume!
  • I got a migraine. Most likely because of a combination of giddy excitement and fuzzy vision.
  • AND I’ve been planning my involvement in…

A Super Special Collaboration!

14 Days Of Love Giveaway

I am teaming up with 13 other bloggers who will each be hosting a very special giveaway! It’s super rad!

The first giveaway is TOMORROW on Oleander and Palm—the fearless ringleader of this escapade—and a new one will start each day until Valentine’s Day.

Here is the full list of participants:

Oleander and Palm || Design Improvised || Sarah Hearts

Bunny and Dolly || Poppy Haus || A Golden Afternoon

Lulu the Baker || The Flair Exchange || Melissa Creates

Frock Files || Hello Lidy

Living on Love || Squirrelly Minds

If you want to get a reminder to enter the daily giveaways, just like our 14 Days of Love Facebook Page. Plus, we will all be posting via our social medias, so be sure to check out all of these lovely blogs and follow along.

I promise I have posts and content and whatnot in the works, but for now I’m off to shop for glasses. You know, so that I can actually see what I’m doing.

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

13 comments on “On the New Look, Radio Silence, and a super special collaboration”

  1. The blog looks great! I have been obsessing over this pale pink hue lately, so, as usual, you and I are on the same page. Nice work!

    And that old saying, the one about how when a boy teases you it means he likes you? I think it’s still true, even when we are all 30. =)

  2. You have all my sympathy on the lost glasses crisis. When I don’t have mine on, although I can make out body shapes…nobody has a face! Like a really creepy sci-fi film. As far as reading goes, I can’t even make out the giant “E” at the top of the eye chart. (I just know it’s an “E” from years of experience.):-)

  3. The new blog design looks awesome, Marlene! Sounds like it was a (mostly) good, but busy week. I’m happy you had a great birthdayversary and am so excited for you that you’re going back to visit Germany soon! I hope you get some new glasses ASAP!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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