Hello Again!

Hello Again!


Remember me? No? Well, allow me to reintroduce myself: My name is Erica, the blogger behind Joy and Sunshine!  I used to blog regularly around these parts, but then I got the bright idea to embark upon a new blog design… aaaaand let’s just say things did not work out exactly – or even remotely – as planned. Long story short:

  • Numerous delays, miscommunications, and issues;
  • Complete computer crash, resulting in loss of hundreds of photos (that’s what I get for not backing up… lesson learned!);
  • Website host trial-and-error (first: unable to upload any photos, and despite lots of time devoted to the problem, tech support couldn’t resolve the issue; second: hacked! see below; third: working well, thankfully, fingers crossed).

Just when I got things up and running and began posting regularly again, the host (the second one) and as a result, my blog, were infected with malware.

Brief story extension: This last issue threw me for a loop. I was like, “I don’t make a single penny from this blog. Why would someone target my little J&S?” Of course, it wasn’t personal, just opportunistic – and MEAN! – I guess. SMH.

Anyway, I’m back now – Hello, again! – full of lessons learned and the belief that things happen for the best. I scrapped the old/new design and chose to go in a different direction, one that I’m very excited about and super happy with. (I know that grammatically, I should have said, “one about which I’m very excited and with which I’m super happy,” but since we’re old friends, I figured you’d let that one slide.)

Thank you SO much both to my friends IRL and friends-in-my-head blog buddies who checked in on me during the hiatus and who demanded encouraged me to continue blogging, despite the setbacks. Thank you SO much to J&S readers and commenters; Twitter followers and retweeters; Pinterest followers and repinners; and those who “like” Joy and Sunshine on Facebook (my next makeover :-)) I truly do appreciate it!




  1. ‘Bout time! :). Love the new design and excited to begin reading J&S daily again!

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      I know, right! It sure did take a minute there, but I’m happy to be blogging regularly 🙂 Thank you SO much for your support!

  2. I’m so happy and ready for the 2013 J&S!

  3. Glad to have to you back! I missed your posts.

  4. So glad you’re back! The new design is gorgeous!!!

  5. Yay! You are back and made it through some hellacious blog times (I feel your pain)! Congrats to you and well done:) Way to keep going, the blog looks great! xoxo

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you! It was a hot blog mess for a while, but I’m really happy and thankful to be back posting regularly. Hope all is great on your end 🙂

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