Monday, 10 January 2011

motto monday


I love this. 
Whenever I feel down, prancing to the tunes of Miss Dolly Parton never fails to lift my spirits.

I don't really have much to report this week.
I have decluttered my blog. My sidebars to be precise. My blog is nearly a year old (January 29th 2010 was when it all began) and it has been the similar style throughout the last 12 months. Obviously tweaks have occurred, I fashioned my header, and fonts were added, changed, removed and subsequently reapplied. I have learnt that less is more in my eyes when it comes to my blog, and I am striving for a cleaner, simpler, more easily navigable space. Yet also I am in the mind set of, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" so won't veer too far away from the style you are accustomed to.

I plan to hold a blog birthday bonanza giveaway to celebrate a year in blogger-sphere and to say thank you to each one of you for following pearls & poodles. Terrific things have happened to my blog and I since I began this venture. I want to recap on my year blogging and recount all the fabulous opportunities I have had, and the lovely people I have met, whilst travelling along my blogging path.

I mentioned in an early Motto Monday post that I have started Zumba classes. I have been doing it for 6 weeks now and cannot express how much I look forward to it on a weekly basis. I was reading Victoria's post earlier today, detailing her plans to give Zumba a whirl, and to her and anyone considering it, all I can say is go for it. I know classes will vary, but I have been fortunate enough to find a brilliant instructor who delivers an awesome workout. I do a lot of running and play hockey, so it is nice to inject a choreographed variation into my fitness regime. Anyone wishing to embark on a New Year's exercise routine, then Zumba could be the answer.

A few to follow: Heather and Lauren.

22 comments:

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

I feel like your blog has been here forever! But happy blog anniversary :D.

xoxo

Primp and Preen said...

Wise words as ever m'dear :) Ooh I didn't realise it was nearly your blog's birthday too, it feels like 5 minutes so I started mine and started following yours too. xxx

Rosie said...

I'm really not a zumba fan, the time flied while I doing it but it was so cringey having to watch myself try and be sexy infront of a bunch of old ladies!!

Fashionistable said...

I go to Zumba classes too. It is great fun. I always walk away feeling uplifted. Looking forward to your anniversary post. Xxxx

Ess-Jay24 said...

I'm hoping to do Zumba soon, but it gets booked up so quick in my area, its really popular!
xx

Heather said...

I must try this whole zumba thing it sounds fun! And thankyou <3 :')
Speak soon :)

Eliza said...

A yearrr, no way that's crazy!
happy anniversary my love!

xxxx

FromGemWithLove said...

I change mine all the time, I get so bored lol. A whole year, can't wait to get to a year :) I might try zumba, they do one for the wii xx

Lena said...

Dancing always works for me...! It's the time I dance when I don't think about anything else! Miss Dolly Parton, huh? Niiiiice! Jolene, Jolene, Joleeeeeene... :PP

Kisses, Lena!

styleloverlena.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

The little tweaks really work, it's good to have a change up every now and again.
Zumba does sound fun, might look for my local class.

xx

Kate said...

dancing is the best medicine! and it's good exercise too which is double win. I've been considering doing Zumba for a while now so might give it a go. x

Lauren said...

Thanks for linking me, sweetie!

I know what you mean about not wanting to veer away from the main style of your journal layout! The only things I change on mine are the colours/headers and fonts! But I'm a demon for doing that constantly! I like your blog how it is :-)

Happy early blog birthday! x

Amey Jane said...

I'm meant to be giving Zumba a try next Monday - quite excited to say the least :)

Pearl said...

Oh I have just got back from my 2nd Zumba class and I love it! Love your blog too :-) xx

Sia said...

I totally agree and I do dance around my room a lot. I helps me stay happy. Love Sia x

persephone said...

you can NEVER go wrong with a bit of Dolly!!
xx

Shirley said...

Love this!!! :D xoxo

Beth ⚓ Anchor of Roses said...

Oooh love the new layout, as you said, much easier to navigate. I don't do any exercise (terrible I know) but I'm looking for adult ballet classes as I did it for 14 years. happy 1 year :) xxx

Arash Mazinani said...

Nice motto I also like

"if you can talk you can sing, if you can walk you can dance"

which is an old African proverb. Not really related, I know, it's just the first thing that came into my mind when I read the quote.

I personally hate editing my blog layout. It took me so long to get right, 3 months in fact that it gives me nightmares whenever I have to tweak it.

You've done an amazing job considering you've only been running the blog for almost a year.

I'd never heard of zumba before until I joined twitter, then I started seeing you mention it and a few others. So far I've got a vague idea of what it entails. I think I need to check it out on youtube to satisfy my curiosity.

Blog:www.arashmazinani.com
Twitter:@arashmazinani

Victoria said...

I am on the lookout for a Zumba class near me, don't you worry ;) xx

Ren said...

Great motto. I really want to try Zumba, I always used to hear the classes going on at my dance school while I was doing ballet and it sounds so lively and fun. Something for the summer!

Happy Birthday in advance (to your blog, obv) xxx

Annelie said...

my blog turns one yesr old on the 27th of January, shall we have a party? :-) http://anneliepop.blogg.se

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