If you have been reading my posts this week, did you guys notice something different? I have a new website… A new SELF HOSTED website! My goal after my first year of blogging was to rebrand my site and self host. When I first started blogging, I had no clue what self hosting was, or the difference between & I took the time to research and figure out the advantages of selfhosting!

It was an overwhelming process, and it caused a lot of headaches but I’m in love with my new space! I wanted to make the site easy to navigate and have a more clean design. I hope you guys like the new space and stay around a while to check everything out! As always, I’m going to make updates to the site if needed and add some more special touches!

Thanks for understanding while my site was down last weekend!

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  1. Joanna
    February 1, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    Congratulations on taking the first step towards a better blogging experience! Self hosted is the way forward, especially if you are serious about blogging! Good luck for the future! 🙂

    • thelifewithnicole
      February 2, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      Very true!! I’m so happy I made the move!

  2. February 1, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Congrats, girl! You DID it!! We all knew you could, but experiencing this can be like giving birth (!). I get you – I really do. Now that you’re up and running, the world is your oyster! Can’t wait to dive in! <3. xo Evelyn, Path of Presence

    • thelifewithnicole
      February 2, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      That’s exactly how it felt! lol I’m so happy I finally made the move!

  3. February 2, 2018 / 5:50 am

    You look super comfy and casual but put together all at the same time. That’s not always easy. (lol)

  4. February 2, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    I have to say it looks comfy as hell but i just don’t get the whole trend of covering a beautiful dress with a sweater… is it so that you can like take it off during the day when its warm and throw it over in the evening when its cool out?

  5. Esme Sy
    February 2, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Congratulations on your new website! I like how simple yet striking your pair is with your dress, love it!

  6. February 2, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Woot! Congrats on getting your own domain name and self-hosting! It’s a big step, but much more professional. Yes – it’s a learning process, but you just opened up your world of options. Your new site looks great.

  7. February 3, 2018 / 7:57 am

    Go you! Going self-hosted is such an important blogging step. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  8. February 3, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Congrats on moving to self-hosting. I’m still planning towards doing that to blog as it will give you the versatility to do heaps of things.

    P.S. You are beautiful!

  9. Kathy Thigpen
    February 4, 2018 / 1:54 am

    Looks really good. Keep pressing on!

    • thelifewithnicole
      February 6, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      Thank you!!

  10. February 4, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Congratulations on the changes for your blog! I haven’t made that decision yet for my own blog, as you say, it takes a bit researching, and I shall do it soon!

    • thelifewithnicole
      February 6, 2018 / 2:59 pm

      Yes do as much research as possible! It will pay off in the long run!

  11. Elizabeth O
    February 4, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Congratulations on going self-hosted, I know it is daunting but you will soon get the hang of it I am sure. I am obsessed with those Adidas trainers too.

  12. Ellie Plummer
    February 4, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    Congrats on your new website. I love your pictures, they are very beautiful just like your new website.

  13. February 5, 2018 / 6:44 am

    Thats awesome! I made the switch a couple of years ago and it was the best decision ever.

  14. February 6, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Getting a self-hosted website is a way to go! As you can add more plugins and have too many options for premium WP themes.

  15. Agnes Vazhure
    February 7, 2018 / 2:59 am

    You look beautiful as always Nicole. Your skirt really fits on you. and Congratulations on your new website.

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