If you are stumbling on this page for the first time, nothing is new for you, but if you have been here for a while, you would have noticed something completely new.
A whole new theme, new fonts, new color scheme, even… a new name. That’s right! No longer will this site be called ‘Sweet Tea & Storms.’ Don’t get me wrong, Sweet Tea & Storms has been my baby and I will always hold a special place in my heart for the name, but I did create it in my early years of college and now that I have graduated, I wanted a new look, a new feel.
With one life accomplishment down, I needed to make another adjustment in my life. I wanted to be taken seriously with this and while I am still doing this for fun and not for money, I did want to look a little more professional while doing it. On top of that, as my last semester of college rolled through, I sort of fell out of love with my brand and that hurt.
My brand was something I prided myself on and to not want to look at my site anymore was not something I liked. So after graduation had rolled around, and I had a little more solid footing in my life, I played around with the idea of rebranding, recreating my entire blog. And I liked the idea, in fact I got so excited for it. Excitement that I hadn’t realized I was missing until then.
Enter Izzy Sneed. I was talking to her about playing around with the idea of rebranding at a housewarming party and she was all for it. She knew where I was coming from when I was telling her about my feelings towards my brand, so we sat and I looked at mood boards on Pinterest. Taking from what I liked on Pinterest, she designed mood boards for me to look at, and from there, we moved on towards updating everything.
The hardest part of wanting to recreate my brand was deciding to let go of my name, Sweet Tea & Storms, and deciding on a new name. And once again, Izzy was a huge part in it. We decided on the alliterations part and from there, her creative brain got to work. After tossing the few she had sent me around with a couple of other friends, I decided on what I wanted to rename this little piece of the internet.
So as Sweet Tea & Storms exits stage left, entering stage right is Modernly Mik.
Modernly Mik was the final choice because besides the lovely alliteration of it, funnily enough, I was looking for a more modern look and view on not just my blog but also the world. We live in a society that is very different to the one 2014 when I first created my blog, whether it is the way people treat one another, how society views mental illnesses, the president or celebrities, times have changed.
While that may be, and the name and the look have changed, myself and the content will not. I am still the same awkward young adult who loves to eat and travel, the one who would rather spend the weekends perched in front of her laptop watching Netflix, the one who lives basically on the beach but would much rather be in the mountains. I will still post more lifestyle posts than anything else but am looking forward to creating more recipes and doing food reviews as I get somewhat more established. My travels coming up are definitely in the forefront of my mind as I get ready to write more posts, and I am falling back in love with my wardrobe.
So with all that in mind, I do hope you continue to enjoy this blog as much as I do writing it and creating content for it.
Until next time lovelies,
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