A fiery horizon line from my bedroom window.
It’s the last day of January, less than 24 hours before the Super Bowl in the U.S. (and Downton Abbey 🙂 ) I’m watching the hockey game (go Kings!) at home in Santa Barbara, where the winter sunsets have been SO extraordinary on any given afternoon that calls and texts between friends are exchanged minute to minute as though we’re monitoring the launch of the space shuttle. Look now, no, look NOW! Check out the mountains-they’re totally violet! No seriously, it’s even better at the beach…
@brandnoo (the totally adorable “Mate Gallery” Montecito)
Other than from my window, I’ve been enjoying the show from multiple locations simultaneously via Instagram
@kendallconraddesign (KendallConraddesign.com )
@1kcoop1 (from PilatesAnytime.com )
With fully disclosed bias, I maintain Santa Barbara is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth to live.
But enough with padding the following blow with pretty pictures.
It’s time for another (final) change to accompany the now not so ‘new’ look of my blog.
I know, I know– but I promise it’s worth it!
I’m switching my e-mail alert subscription service from WordPress to MailChimp.
Settle down. I realise it’s pretty exciting stuff.
Not only will this allow me to create more attractive e-mail alerts, but it will also give me (and you) much more control over who receives emails, and for what. It also means I can finally bring back my short lived ‘Daily Paleys’
In order to accomplish this transition as smoothly as possible, I’m going to need a little bit of your help.
I know it’s the weekend and all, but I promise you will barely have to lift a finger.
The majority of you, my lovely, loyal readers, originally subscribed to Slim Paley using your e-mail addresses. If you did, then you’re already (I’m told) successfully moved over to my new Mailchimp service.
Translation: YOU don’t have to do anything!
However some of you WordPress users subscribed through your WordPress accounts. If that’s you, then all you have to do is put your e-mail address into the box, check the “Regular Posts” box, and you’ll be added to my new list.
Here’s the link:
Once you click the above link you’ll see this:
If you’re not sure, can’t remember or are a new subscriber, you can also use the signup above just to be safe.
Yay! We love safety in numbers.
Especially when shoe shopping. (Dior couture this week)
Now, just one more thing to talk about.
One of the biggest changes in my revamped format was the addition of the ‘Daily Paley’. I received a lot of positive feedback, but one thing I heard was that some of you weren’t crazy about the idea of receiving an e-mail daily. That was never my intention, but the new design quickly went a bit haywire.
Well, “a bit” may be an understatement. It just didn’t work.
Other readers couldn’t seem to find the ‘Dailys’ at all.
Some, God bless you, were even under the wild assumption that when I said “Daily” I actually meant “Daily” 😉 You guys!! (though I did have the very best of intentions when I named them)
Anyway, this is where Mailchimp, my simian knight in shining armour comes to the rescue.
If you DO WANT to receive an e-mail alert when I post Daily Paleys, just check the “Daily Paley” box (in addition to the “Regular Posts” box). If you check the “Regular Posts” box, you’ll continue to receive alerts only when I put up the regular posts.
Gosh, I hope all this wasn’t too confusing. It’s a delicate balance this blogging, even after 5 years (!)
Meanwhile, we’ve entered the cocktail hour since I started writing this post.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, the sunsets, the Super Bowl and of course, Downton Abbey.
I look forward to staying connected with you!
Please feel free to leave any questions you might have in my comment section.
Once again, the link: