New Year, New Look

Hello, lovelies! I’m a bit late to the party but… Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2012 is FINALLY over. It wasn’t one of my best years but for some weird reason I have a very good feeling about 2013. I don’t know why – but let’s hope it’s a wonderful year for all of us.

I’ve been thinking about changing my blog design for a few weeks but I haven’t had much time to do anything about it until last night. While I LOVE my template and this one sidebar design, I got a little bit bored with my previous header and I wanted to add a bit of colour to the blog. So I figured it’s a new year, why not start with a clean slate and a brand new look? So… here it is!

What do you think? And how was your New Year’s Eve? :)

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123 Responses to “New Year, New Look”

  1. I love the new look! Hope you have a fabulous new year x x

  2. ohh I love your new header!
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  3. DeniseF says:

    The new blog design looks great! I love the header!
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  4. Happy New Year!

    I love the new look of your blog. It looks amazing. I wish I had your design skills!
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  5. Ellie says:

    Oh my, it’s absolutely gorgeous! And it really looks like you as well, if that makes sense… A certain je ne sais quois, you might say! Very jealous, I still haven’t worked out how the bejeezus to do anything with my header/design! :P

    Happy New Year chuck, I’m feeling SO GOOD about this coming year, and I can’t wait to see what great books you’ll chuck our way in 2013! xx
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    • Vicky says:

      Aw, thanks! I was trying to give her a similar hair to mine so that it looks a bit like me so I’m glad it worked :D

      And I KNOW!!! Me too! I think it’s going to be a fantastic year :) xxx

  6. The blog looks very cute, as always! :)
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  7. Gorgeous, hunnie! :D I kinda wonder if I should go for a new design but I love my current, Ravven outdid herself!
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  8. I love the design! It looks fabulous :)
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  9. Trish says:

    New year, new look and New year, new luck! Love the new design. Happy 2013.

  10. Jasprit says:

    Oh I love the new blog header Vicky! So bright and colourful!
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  11. I love the new design! It’s absolutely awesome!
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  12. Ashley Prince says:

    Oh my gosh! This looks lovely! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see all of the fun things you do this year. :D
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    • Vicky says:

      Aw, thanks Ashley :D I’ve a few new things in store for you guys but my exams will probably get in the way of blogging in the next few weeks. *shakes fist* But I’ll be back!

  13. Rachel says:

    Love your new header Vicky! It is gorgeous! Especially the girl’s bright auburn hair and the books lying one atop of another! Happy New Year! May 2013 be the best year yet!
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  14. Cayce says:

    It looks great! :)
    Happy New Year!
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  15. Love the new look Vicky! I had a good New Years, had a bunch of snacks and watched a movie with my family, which is a tradition of ours. Hope you had a good time too, and that 2013 will be a great year!
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  16. Anne says:

    What beautiful colors! I love it! :D
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  17. Celine says:

    It looks lovely! And cute picture as well (: Happy New Year!
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks hun! :) How was Edinburgh!?! x

      • Celine says:

        Edinburgh was awesome!! It’s just as filled with beautiful buildings like London, but it’s a lot less crowded. We saw giant pandas in the Zoo, they were so adorable. I had the best day ever because Lush was having a sale, and we had a bath in the hotel :D Scottish people are so nice! Edinburgh is now sharing first place with London of my favourite cities ^^

        Anyways. Do you know if the 2013 Dusseldorf blogger meet-up still going on in July?
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  18. Alexia561 says:

    Very cute! Love the colors too! Last year wasn’t the best for me either, but I have high hopes for 2013! Happy New Year!
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    • Vicky says:

      Same here. *le sigh* But at least it went by pretty quick, didn’t it? Or was it just me? Happy new year and here’s to a better year for both of us :)

  19. Franny says:

    Happy New Year to you too, Vicky!

    I see I’m not the only one who decided for a blog makeover at the last minute… :) Your new design looks great! I hope you’ll drop by my blog to check out the new design!
    I’m also hosting a giveaway for the occasion, so you’re more than welcome to join!

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  20. I think it looks fantastic! A great new look for what is going to be a great year. Happy new year!
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  21. I love the color scheme, and the header is adorable! The little cartoon lass looks just like you. ^_^

    My 2012 wasn’t a fantastic year, either…here’s hoping we both have a great 2013!
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    • Vicky says:

      I do hope so! So many people keep saying how disappointing 2012 was so let’s hope this year is a bit better for all of us :)

      And she DOES? Oh, that’s great news :) I was trying to edit her in a way that she looks at least a tiny bit like me so I’m glad I managed to do that. Thanks Colleen and happy new year!

  22. I love the new look.

    Enjoy the New Year.
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  23. Stellar says:

    Happy New Year, Vicky! the blog looks great! good luck in 2013!

  24. Britt says:

    Hopefully 2013 is a great year!
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  25. I loved the one you had before and I got pretty used to it. I just love the color theme of your blog and of course, the word ‘tea’ in it. This one does a better job of describing the blogger behind the blog which is of course you. =D
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  26. Leah says:

    It’s a really lovely new look! :) I wish I knew how to do this stuff haha. Ditto on the busy January, good luck with your exams.

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  27. Alex :) says:

    aaaaaah oh my goodness!!! I love the new design :D the header is so pretty ! :) i hope you have an amazing year full epic reads! :)

    i think everyone has a good feeling about 2013 :) it is gonna be i think :D xxxx
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    • Vicky says:

      I know!!!! But I’ve no idea why. I mean, 13 is supposed to be an unlucky number, isn’t it? Or maybe everyone had such a miserable year in 2012 that we’re all hoping for a better one? :D

      • Alex :) says:

        I think a lot of people have had ups and downs this year and next year people just want to be happy :) one of the best ways to start is with a new pretty blog :D Plus you graduating soon so you have something huge to look forward to :)

        ps thankies for the luck for uni! I’m gonna need it :)! xxxx
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        • Vicky says:

          Let’s hope this year is a bit better than 2012 was :) I know, I can’t wait. I know I’ll be super busy in the next few months so how I’m going to read all these books is beyond me but at least I’m graduating in June, which is a huge relief.

          Don’t worry about uni, it will be fun. The first year is always the most exciting one, you’ll love it. :)

  28. I love the new look! It’s gorgeous, although now I really want a cup of tea and a biscuit lol :)
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  29. Alex :) says:

    thanks hun :) . I bet it will be :) are you still planning on noving to London when you finish uni :)? xxx
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  30. Yvonne says:

    Happy New Year! Your blog looks beautiful!
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  31. I love the new look, Vicky! Very cute. :)
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  32. Happy New Year! The new design is amazing, it looks really cute :)
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  33. Henrietta says:

    Happy to see a new look on New Year’s Day!

    I love the design, but I like your photo even more!

    To a joy-filled auspicious 2013! Cheers :)
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  34. I Love your header, it’s gorgeous, the color, the girls and the balance. it’s so pretty!

    Happy New Years :D! I hope 2013 is just as good as you hope :)
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  35. Megan K. says:

    Happy New Year to you, too, girl! I know I haven’t been commenting much lately, but I’M STILL HERE. And I love your new header. :D Hope 2013 will be a wonderful year for both you and your family!
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    • Vicky says:

      Thank you so much! :) And I KNOW! I haven’t had time to comment and check out other posts in the past few weeks either. It’s insane! But let’s hope the rest of the year is a bit less busy for both of us. :)

  36. I love your new look, Vicky! So cute — and it is very colourful!

    And happy New Year to you, too! :)
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  37. Katja says:

    Happy New Year, Vicky! Love the new header :)
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  38. maja says:

    I absolutely love it! Especially the new picture of you – so cute and funny :D
    Do you design your layouts yourself? I would really like to learn how to create those kind of illustrations and stuff but don’t think i’ve got it in me.

  39. Bonnie says:

    Love the new look, but then again your blog has always been super adorable, one of my absolute favorites! :) Will grab your new button!

  40. I love the new header! The artwork is gorgeous.

    Had a relatively quiet new year, just at a friend’s house playing board games :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Thank you! <3 :) And that’s my idea of a great New Year’s Eve – hope you had a nice time! *whispers* and it’s almost Survivor time!

  41. Ohhh, Vicky, I adore the new header! So pretty (and the cookies look delicious :p I love chocolate chip cookies) It’s a bit late, but Happy New Year! I hope that 2013 is going to be great for you.
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  42. Melissa says:

    I love it! Yours is one of my favorite blog designs…so pretty and clean :)
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  43. I adore it! Your blog design has always been one of my favourites and I love this one just as much :) Happy new year hun!
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  44. Looks great! I’m glad you kept the same colors :)
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  45. Loving the new look, lady! Sometimes a change to freshen things up is just what you need. Happy New Year!
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  46. Anne Rodrigues says:

    I really like the new look. I want to change my blog around and organize it more. That’s my job to do in the next week. You have a great looking blog!

  47. Happy New Year, Vicky! I LOVE your new look. :)
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  48. Vicky H says:

    Love the new look! It’s one of my aims for 2013 to get a new design for my blog too actually. This looks gorgeous! And hope 2013 is a great year for you :-)
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  49. Looks cute, Vicky!
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  50. Britt says:

    The new look is fabulous!!! I did something similar for the new year, but my blog doesn’t look anywhere near this good!
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  51. Leah says:

    Looks good! Hah I’m loving that Stewie gif, too!

    Happy New Year!
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  52. Kate says:

    I love the new look! Happy 2013 :)
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  53. Petra says:

    I love the new header, it’s lovely! :)
    And I agree, 2012 wasn’t that great, but I have the same feeling about 2013! ;)
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  54. Katherine Bacher says:

    New layout color scheme is amazing! Do you create your own drawings?
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  55. Willa says:

    Good resolutions! My NY resolution is to finish the books I start – I’m terrible at never finishing if I’m not really feeling it… Great blog by the way, I have added it to my blog roll.
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  56. Happy New Year! I love your new header, it suits perfectly but I also loved your old one as well, you are very talented :)

    2012 was a bit :( so I’m really excited for a fresh start in 2013.

    Cheers to lots of blogging fun, amazing books and exciting bloggy moments!! Xx
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  57. Great website hun and a great post. I agree I will be cutting back with review copies that are sent and actually getting around to reading books I have actually brought after all it is our hobby not our job so no one can smack our wrist lol!! Happy New Year xXx

  58. Erin says:

    Looks amazing, your blog is always so colorful and playful

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