New Website Design Launch

New Site Pic 1

I am so very excited to finally have launched my new website design!  It has taken much planning, organizing, simplifying & designing, but I think it turned out amazing.  I hope you think so too!

You might have noticed my postings have been scarce lately, and now I can tell you why!  I’ve been a bit busy behind the scenes.

Let me show you around!


You will notice a much more simple header.  Yes, I still love my grey circles, so had to keep one.  Look up in the upper left corner of the header and check out the ‘New Here’ page. Even if you are not new, you might enjoy reading about where we have come from and where we are going.  You can also see our awesome contributing team on that page.  My ‘About Amy’ page tells you all about me, just in case you don’t know enough already!

Take some time clicking on my socialize buttons.  I would love it if you followed me on Facebook, tweet with me, mosey through my pins on Pinterest or see what the Bowman family has been up to on Instagram.  So much community happens on these sites, and I’d love to see you there!

If you ever get lost on the new site and want to find your way back to the home page, just click on the big round ‘New Nostalgia’ button in the header.

If you want to quick look for something you found on New Nostalgia, but can’t find again, click the little magnifying glass to the right of the menu bar to search the site.

The menu bar now has 6 categories.  If you click on one of those categories, they have subcategories that are laid out in grid style, each post showing off with a featured photo.  This is where it gets exciting!

Here are the 6 categories, what they are about, and their subcategories:

Healthy Living  

Pursue health & wellness

~cancer journey


~natural cleaning

~natural beauty products

Slow Living

Breathe. Do what brings you life.





Meaningful Living

The all of what life is about

~leaving a legacy

~captured tidbits



Simple Living

Pare down. Be purposeful & find the freedom to really live.




~what I buy & why

Fun Living

Do things that make you smile and bring life.


~homemade gifts

~mason jars


~makes me happy

Eat To Live

Nourish your body with food.

~recipes (these will soon be organized by course.  Until then, use the Recipe Index at the bottom of Recipes)

~raw foods



For the above screen, I clicked on Slow Living.  Gardening is the first subcategory of Slow Living.  If you keep scrolling you will see the rest of the subcategories for this menu item.  I am a very visual person, so organizing the most recent posts of each category by grid and graphic makes me giddy!

As you can see in the photo above, I also have socialize buttons and the right under my profile picture and welcome in the sidebar.  I want to keep those front and center because I want you all to use them!


The above photo shows you where to click to see my Recipe Index.  This is where my recipes are organized alphabetically, according to course.  It also shows some of our more popular categories at New Nostalgia linked in the sidebar.


If  you keep scrolling down the page, you will see a big square button that invites you to follow me on Pinterest.  Why don’t you click on it?  Go ahead…I will wait.

Under that are some fun circle buttons, the one that says ‘Recipes’ is another quick way you can get to my recipe index.  The ‘#livingnew’ button is a fun NEW series I will be doing on how to live new. The popular posts button is a nice way for newbie visitors to find the best posts. A.P. Tuesdays is my weekly Anti-Procrastination Tuesday link party-a party that everyone is invited to every week–come to Be Encouraged, Be Inspired & Get Something Done!


Last but not least, the footer.  The footer is at the very bottom of the site.  I will have some great featured posts there.  I will be switching them up from time to time, so keep and eye out for that.

There is one more opportunity to socialize, my terms of use, AND…TAKE NOTE…the AMAZING Nudge Media.  Nudge Media made this whole redesign happen and has made this site all that I dreamed for it to be and more.  Check out Nudge Media for some of the most amazing blog templates I have ever seen!

I hope you all love the site. We will be continuing to make it as good as it can be in the coming days. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and THANK YOU for always coming along with me on as I pursue what it means to do this #livingnew thing!


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  • Kristin
    May 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Beautiful design! I look forward to exploring it! You have great content and I love what your are doing here!

  • Becky
    May 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Looks great Amy!
    xo, Becky

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks, Becky! Means a lot coming from THE Clean Mama!

  • Liz cooper
    May 14, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I love this new web site!! Awesome! Worth all the time and work put into it. I am notifying and sending info abt it to my sister in Australia and nieces in Arkansas. Thank you for this!!!!

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Hi Liz! Thank you for your sweet words and for sharing me with your family. That is the ultimate compliment! Loves you!!

      • Liz cooper
        May 15, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        A friend of mine in Australia ( knowing her thru my sis. – signed on to your web. Debbie Blencowe. She is an awesome woman of faith and character and creativetivity. She will enjoy new nostalgia.

  • Cassie
    May 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Nice, clean lay out! It looks like this took a lot of work to transition into. Way to go 🙂

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Cassie! So glad you like it, and so happy to have you on the team. <3

  • Jen Sandbulte
    May 14, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Amy I love it!!! So fun seeing something different. Yeah you!!!

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you Jen! Can’t wait to see YOU next week!

  • Marcy Fearey
    May 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

    It looks wonderful. I will have fun checking out your features. I have always loved your recipes.

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      So fun to see your name. Thank you for your encouragement! Praying for your hubs surgery/healing.