What’s new in 2017

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I am a slow start to my morning type of person. I wake up, check my email and social media, get out of bed, eat a light breakfast, work out, then make my coffee or tea and sit down in front of my computer for the rest of the day. Some days are interrupted by lunch or coffee, sometimes meetings, or some other type of appointment, and some nights when everyone else is ending their day getting to go home and sit in front of the TV and relax, I’m getting ready to meet a client to show a few houses. So starting slow in the morning is especially important because it is some of the only time I actually get to myself.

Mondays tend to be even slower for me coming off a busy weekend of activities with friends and showing even more houses. However, this Monday is a little different. I am up, and at ‘em, fingers going at my keyboard because I am so excited to share with you all the new things coming to Our Humble ABoden.

Our Humble ABoden

If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve implemented a new logo and colors. Out with the Blush Pink and in with Dusty Blue. Although, the pink was cute and girly, I don’t want to isolate the few guys that check in on here and get some tips for their home buying experience or home décor. Also, the blue does resemble the shutters on our ABoden. And lets be honest, what was I thinking with the font in the original logo? This new logo is much more clean and professional looking. Emphasis on the Boden, because my last name is finally changing ya’ll!

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I’ve also committed to bringing you more and consistent content in 2017 in this post. I did something like get an editorial calendar (rookie mistake for not having one) to better plan in advanced what’s coming your way on a weekly basis. Some things to look forward to: more real estate tips like how to get your offer to stand out in a competitive market or questions you should ask yourself to determine if you are ready to buy a home; more home décor posts like my favorite neutral paint colors, ways to save money when decorating your home; and wedding insights into The Boden Bash, my planning process, and I may even go into detail about why I am NOT marrying my best friend [GASP!].

Besides new content, something even better for all you is that now my posts will be shopable! Over the years I have had so many people tell me they wish I could come to their house and decorate for them. And while I can’t make it to everyone’s house personally, this way I can help each and every one of you just a little. This means, if you see a product you like within a post, you can click the link and it will take you to the page to buy it! I’ve featured a few things that are on my office wish list so you can get a taste of what it will look like!

This is what I have planned, but ultimately what matters most is what you want to see. So tell me! First, I want to hear what you have to say about the new look. Then tell me – is there something you want to know about buy or selling a home? Is there something about decorating your home that’s just giving you a hard time? Let me know! How can I help you?!

XO,

CoCo

 

57 Comments on What’s new in 2017

  1. Katriza
    February 5, 2017 at 9:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the new colors on your site! I love the blue! I think it’s still girly <3 My goal for my blog also is more consistent posts too! I like your idea of shopables! That's fantastic, I haven't thought of that! What a great idea!

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  2. Tasha
    February 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Loving the new look! I really need to get an editorial calendar as well. Can’t wait to see what you have in store!

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  3. Brittany
    February 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the new look! I love how much fun it is to change things up at the beginning of a new year. It sounds like you’re off to a great start 🙂

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  4. Di
    February 2, 2017 at 5:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds like a great plan for the new year ahead. And I love the new dusky blue logo btw!

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  5. Tabitha Shakespeare
    February 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    These are awesome goals for the new year! It’s so good to get them written down and out so that you can hold yourself accountable!

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  6. Krystle Cook
    February 2, 2017 at 7:29 am (2 years ago)

    Your blog redesign looks great. I really want to take some time and redo mine or give it a new spin this year.

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  7. Robin Rue
    February 2, 2017 at 7:28 am (2 years ago)

    I also did not have a calendar at first and it does help to have one. I wish you the best this upcoming year.

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  8. Jennifer (JenuineMom)
    February 2, 2017 at 6:26 am (2 years ago)

    I love your new logo! It’s clean and easy to read. And an editorial content is a great idea. I’ve made one, too — now if I could just stick to it 100%!! Best of luck!!

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  9. Chelsea Damon
    February 1, 2017 at 11:10 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s great that you’re making your posts shopable! It’s something I’ve been meaning to do as well. You definitely have the taste for it!

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  10. HilLesha
    February 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm (2 years ago)

    I love your new logo! It’s simple yet chic, which is the perfect look for a lifestyle blog. 🙂

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  11. Rachel
    February 1, 2017 at 10:48 am (2 years ago)

    Congrats on the new look! I love the simplicity and the color scheme. It works very nicely.

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  12. Amanda Love
    February 1, 2017 at 10:33 am (2 years ago)

    Looks like you’ve been pretty busy but it’s nice that you took the time to redesign your blog! I love the dusty blue, I think it’s classy and sophisticated and that logo is just awesome! I’m definitely excited more content!

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  13. Kecia | Momerish
    February 1, 2017 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    I like your new logo! The color and the font. You are right, it’s much more professional – and easier to read.

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  14. Courteney Noonan
    February 1, 2017 at 8:23 am (2 years ago)

    I love the new look! The new logo works really well – I love simplistic designs like this 🙂

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  15. Angela Ricardo
    February 1, 2017 at 6:17 am (2 years ago)

    As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your amazing post. Congratulations on your new lay-out! It’s refreshing to the eye and very creative. Cheers to more fabulous content this 2017!

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  16. Tara Holland
    January 31, 2017 at 9:08 pm (2 years ago)

    We have the same morning routine! And I love the new color scheme of your logo.

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  17. Amber Nelson
    January 31, 2017 at 8:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I really love the layout and colors! This is a beautiful blog. Can’t wait to see more of what’s to come for you!

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  18. Krystel @ Planning The Magic
    January 31, 2017 at 6:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Loving the new logo! It’s never easy to transition through logos. So congrats on the new move and good luck! I wonder when it will be time for me to do this?

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  19. Jalisa Harris
    January 31, 2017 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the new logo. So simple but chic. The colors go great with you.

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  20. Reesa Lewandowski
    January 31, 2017 at 2:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats on the new look! What a great way to kick off the new year! Looking forward to seeing what 2017 has in store for you!

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  21. Rose Sahetapy
    January 31, 2017 at 1:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the simplicity of your new logo, and how you collaborate the two colors together. I’ve been thinking to re-design the theme of my blog, but I wasn’t sure. Reading your post it gives me encouragement. Thank you.

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  22. Charlotte
    January 31, 2017 at 12:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Definitely some awesome improvements! I love your new logo and it sounds like 2017 is your year to get more organized with your planner! Keep it up!

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  23. Rachel
    January 31, 2017 at 11:20 am (2 years ago)

    I love the new look. So cute! And the dusty blue looks great. I’m in the middle of a redesign myself. So excited to see everything done.

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  24. Cara
    January 31, 2017 at 11:11 am (2 years ago)

    I love your logo! That is so chic! Good luck with your new venture in blogging. I have been doing it for many years and having an editorial calendar really helps!

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  25. Catherine
    January 31, 2017 at 10:58 am (2 years ago)

    Happy 2017! I love your new logo. Clean lines, nice font, pretty color! I would ideally like the same morning routine but with getting my kiddo up and out the door our mornings feel like a mad rush more times than not. Go idea with the editorial calendar. It’s easy to get off track if you don’t have one. Congrats on the name change btw!

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  26. Tereza
    January 31, 2017 at 10:48 am (2 years ago)

    The new design is beautiful! Well done, you’ve done such a great work with the logo! And I love the picture of your family:) xx

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  27. Brandi
    January 31, 2017 at 9:58 am (2 years ago)

    I love your new look and logo! This is something that I really need to invest in this year, unfortunately i need to make a little more money blogging before i can do that, but I am headed in the right direction!

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  28. Alyssa Ruane
    January 31, 2017 at 9:48 am (2 years ago)

    I love the stuff your blog focuses on; I’m a home and garden journalist and currently looking for a new home to rent, so I feel like you’re speaking directly to me! lol. Excited to see what you’ve got planned for us!

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    • CoCo
      January 31, 2017 at 10:01 am (2 years ago)

      This means the world! Thanks for the kind words! Glad this helped and you can relate!

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  29. michelle mink
    January 31, 2017 at 12:15 am (2 years ago)

    This is my first time here so it is all new to me. The name is so darling and clever! I’m a long way from buying a home but I’ve already starting saving.

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    • CoCo
      January 31, 2017 at 7:46 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you appreciated the pun in my name! Fun fact: you don’t need 20% down! You may be qualified to buy today if you’ve been saving for a while!

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  30. Heather L.
    January 30, 2017 at 11:23 pm (2 years ago)

    The new logo and color scheme look great. I just redid my blog as well, and I’m making an effort to put together a schedule/editorial calendar at the moment, but I need to do a few more things behind the scenes first. Sounds like you have big plans for the year. Good luck!

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  31. Maureen @Scoops of Joy
    January 30, 2017 at 10:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats on the new logo and look. I love the clean look of your blog, so pretty!

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  32. Debra
    January 30, 2017 at 9:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the colors, that is one of my favorite colors right now. I am trying to find some art to hang on my walls with this color in it!!

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  33. Lindsey Paris
    January 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m working on my office now… I just need to schedule a time to paint! Sometimes making the time is the hardest part.

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm (2 years ago)

      For me its finding all the decor! I have a certain look I’m going for and its hard to find it when I want it!

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  34. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom
    January 30, 2017 at 6:45 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve only just come across your blog and love it :). I only recently bought a planner. I’ve used it for some of my posts. Mainly my monthly themed posts, but I need to use it more so I’m not so stressed trying to figure out what to write about!

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

      Honestly, planning it out, and being able to ensure I am posting a variety of content helps so much!

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  35. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    January 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the blue in the logo! I remember years ago dreaming about becoming a real estate agent. A friend of mine was going to help me get going on the lessons, etc.

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm (2 years ago)

      You should do it! If you are good at staying on task, a self starter, and great at networking its a great career! Getting licensed is the easy part!

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  36. Janel Berchielli
    January 30, 2017 at 4:46 pm (2 years ago)

    I am kinda slow to get started too. I don’t know how I ever managed to get to a 9-5 job back in the day. Half the time I’m barely even dressed by noon.

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm (2 years ago)

      Yup! It’s not usually until noon when I shower/get dressed! Sorry not sorry!

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  37. Nicola
    January 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm (2 years ago)

    New logo looks good…I changed my theme on my site recently and really need to change my logo too! Good luck with building up your site in 2017!

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, crazy how a new layout can provide all the motivation you need to get back in it!

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  38. Jessi
    January 30, 2017 at 1:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the new logo! I am looking forward to all of the new content as well. You have a lovely blog!

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, the support means a lot!

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  39. Adrienne Carter
    January 30, 2017 at 12:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I think you have done a great job rebranding! I love that color blue! Also, your dog is precious! 🙂

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:07 pm (2 years ago)

      Pink is still my favorite color, but the rebrand definitely goes well with all our house photos!

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  40. Summer @ Coffee With Summer
    January 30, 2017 at 11:18 am (2 years ago)

    Can I just say, I love and need that notepad in my life?! Where’d you get it from?

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm (2 years ago)

      I know, I love it! Its the greatest!

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  41. Lydia Monson
    January 30, 2017 at 11:14 am (2 years ago)

    I love the dusty blue! So simple and the perfect pop of color. Your new logo is so cute, I love it! I loved learning about all the new things happening in ’17 🙂

    xo, Lydia

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks! I’m super excited! Glad to have you following along!

      Reply
  42. Karen
    January 30, 2017 at 10:35 am (2 years ago)

    Blue is always a gorgeous, neutral color. But, I am all about pink – if you see my blog you will understand! haha! Go with what YOU love… because it’s all about sharing your voice with us. 🙂

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, pink is still my favorite color, just trying to keep things a little more neutral over here!

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  43. Alexis @FITnancials
    January 30, 2017 at 9:30 am (2 years ago)

    I love the logo and colors! I love how bright everything is.

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  44. Ana De- Jesus
    January 30, 2017 at 9:13 am (2 years ago)

    I absolutely love the new logo you have a grand job and it is great that you had the initiative to change things up. For me I like the sound of creating an editorial calendar to ensure I can generate more content. Fantastic idea!

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    • CoCo
      January 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes the editorial calendar has helped SO MUCH!

      Reply

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