Sunday, June 12, 2011

And now, a word from our sponsors...

I wrote about my qualms with ads & affiliates in this post, then later announced I was no longer going to display them on my sidebar. This is a personal choice that I gave much thought to, and it came down to this: I don't want to exploit my small (yet loyal!) readership. That said, I would love to introduce you to the sponsors I've had over the past few months as I bid them a fond farewell. Thank you for your support!

Bella of The Citizen Rosebud is a gem. She is truly one of the most genuine, creative, funny and caring people I could ever hope to meet! She has a blog that will make you laugh and cry... I highly suggest you check it out, then hop on over to her shop as well!

Sean Earle is a local musician from my Michigan hometown. You may remember this interview that I had with him! He is a passionate, hardworking young man and I'm sure you'll enjoy what you hear...

Dina is the woman behind Beautiful Things, another musical act! She is incredibly talented at her singing, songwriting & strumming -- and I'm not just saying that because she's a good friend of mine. Let her soothing voice take you on a sentimental journey!

Kirstin of the blog Kirstin Marie is the sweetest thing. Her outfit posts (with pup Randall usually popping in) always make me smile! Go say hi and enjoy her cute stories & girly style.

Kate Gabrielle is multi-talented. Not only does she have an adorable fashion blog, Scathingly Brilliant, but she owns two shops! I'm obsessed with her drawings.

You should know Liesel by now... She has been the mastermind behind the graphic design of my blog from the beginning! Most recently, she has been toiling away at this new layout. It's beginning to look just like I'd envisioned in my head... What do you think, friends? Drop her a line if you have any needs for your own blog!


  1. Some lovely sponsors there, I read pretty much all of their blogs already! I must check out Scathingly Brilliant though, I love her style.
    Your nex blog layout is looking great as well! :)

  2. loving the new layout! the sponsors seem great!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  3. I think you and I have come to very similar conclusions about affiliates. It can work, but I'm not sure it's worth it for me personally.

    That said, I will be a proud and loud supporter of the Loudmouth regardless of Sponsor status. Your layout does look sharp (but I like the old header better) and I love how you are growing your blog. Leaps and bounds my lovely- and such a big part of my blogging life.

    PS: I just added a spare bed to my flat- so when you do ever come up to Nor-Cal you have a place to crash in Sactown! xo! -Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

  4. Regardless of being a "sponsor" or not, I will always happily support you! You are fantastic, and one of my great blogger friends. I'm really digging your new layout, but I have to agree with Bella on her comment about your old header. I'm really excited each time I open up your blog to see what you've changed and added. Heart you!


  5. Love that you decided to show your sponsors love as a farewell! I agree with you regarding Bella she is truly a doll! Keep staying true to your vision, shows integrity which is a quality we should all honor.


  6. Lovely farewell! I like the new look, it has a much softer look to me than your old one. Though, I loved the typography of the older one, but that's just me! Still love ya & this blog! -xxoo

  7. Love the new signature, and it looks like you had great sponsors!

    Live Life in Style

  8. awww love the new layout love...and yes to the sponsors...



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