welcome to our new digs

Oh man oh boy oh mama oh my goodness. Welcome!

I am so excited to share with you, dear ones, my new online home. This website has been in the works since our family dwelled in the tiny apartment that is now my studio from where I sit and write right this minute. The lightness I feel in having this beast live encouraged me to do cartwheels in the fresh snow this morning.


A little shout out to my husband, who doesn’t even raise his eyebrows when I ask him to follow me to the field to document my inverted enthusiasm. Love him. And to my kids who find this to be as normal as pancakes for breakfast.

I did the site design but the whole thing was built by the smart, thorough, fun, fabulous Amy Corbin of Piece a Cake Media. You should hire her. And the illustration anchored at the top of my site is Courtney Blazon‘s genius. She does family portraits and other commissions and is wonderful to work with. You should hire her too.

So, that’s it for now. Up next: a big ol’ internet hug of a post involving the meeting of one of my favorite writers who is now one of my favorite real life people. Melina hopped on a bus and came to Missoula to spend the night with my family. It was so good. Oh and the hunting! I will write about hunting. And holidays and Ruby’s birthday and running, snow, corn chowder, chicken coops…first, today. A few more cartwheels.

xo,
dig 

53 Responses to welcome to our new digs

  1. ItsAmyTime says:

    Oh shit, you always make me SO freaking happy.
    I love that your kids find it as normal as pancakes for breakfast, you doing cartwheels in the snow.
    LOVE the new site, your creativity and vision never cease to inspire and amaze me. So happy to have found your piece of the internet.
    xo

    • dig says:

      Yay! So happy to see you can leave a comment! I’ve been getting so many emails saying otherwise. Thanks for your kind words.

      – Nici

      • Wendy says:

        The only way I could comment was to use the reply button, but I just had to tell you… I love the new site! A super congrats to you.

  2. Winona Bateman says:

    Looking fantabulous!

  3. Tammy says:

    Love the new look! Your posts always make me smile…and inspire. Always with the inspiration! Cartwheels? Awesome.

  4. Col was looking at this photo and said, “what are you doing?”
    Me: “That’s not me, that’s my friend, Nici. She’s doing cartwheels in the snow.”
    Col: “Oh. Who’re the kids? Is that me and Rosie?”

    Your new site is amazing and reflects your beauty, zest for life, and creativity!

    xo,
    Rachel

    • dig dig says:

      I absolutely adore Col’s bright, funny brain. And will you please give him a message from me?

      Dear Col,

      I have so enjoyed getting to know your mama and your family through her writing. I can honestly say that, although I’ve never met you, I feel love for you! And your sister Rose, too. When we DO indeed meet, will you please do cartwheels with Margot, Ruby and me?

      With love,
      Nici

  5. Melina says:

    All that talk of cartwheels and I never showed Margot my moves! I can even do a roundoff!

    For real, this new site is so glossy and beautifully put together. I love everything being in the same place. What a huge step.

    I miss you!
    xo
    melina

  6. Jen D. says:

    I am a long time reader, but cannot remember if I have ever commented before. Anyway…I LOVE IT! It’s absolutely beautiful. I actually stopped by the site yesterday evening and wanted to comment about the new design, but figured I’d wait until there was a post mentioning it so that it fit better. :)

    Also, the pictures of your cartwheels made me smile on a day I really needed it. Thank you!

  7. lOVE your new online home! the yellow makes me so happy! xx

  8. Jaim says:

    Wow, such a warm and cozy space. Your collaborators did an excellent job finding the you in all this inter-web stuff. Also, I love the enthusiastic cartwheels.
    Jaim

  9. Ellie says:

    Congratulations, Nici! The new site looks beautiful. At this point, your blog is the only one I have time to read on a regular basis, and it feels quite enough in the vast universe that is the internet.

  10. Hillary says:

    This is absolutely wonderful! Such a fun new site. I am excited to continue to watch it grow and expand. So far, I’m loving the new digs :) Hugs!

  11. LOVE the new site. It feels so homely and warm. Congrats!
    And gosh Mumma – you can do a mean cartwheel. I love your zest for life.
    x

  12. Katie says:

    LOVE it! It’s so wonderfully you! x

  13. I sure do like your place.

  14. adrianairis says:

    Love the new look and jealous you got to hang out with Melina she is one of my faves.
    The site feels like a rebirth.

  15. Kacie says:

    this looks SO fantastic. congrats!

  16. Terri Holt says:

    SO SOOOO, love his Burb……….xoxoxoxox, mama

  17. DeRae says:

    Lovin’ the new blog, my dear. I was having Digs withdrawals! Ha. So glad it’s back up!
    Hope the girls are feeling all better. Take care, and maybe I’ll run into you soon. :)

  18. trbholt says:

    Oh JOY! I LOVE IT & YOU!
    xoxo

  19. Lesley says:

    Love the new set up. But, what’s the white circular thing with vegs in it and a pencil? Can’t quite figure that out!

  20. Love the new site! Wonderful design for such wonderful writing!

  21. Ailene C says:

    This is beautiful! I love seeing all of your creativity so smartly organized and wonderfully designed. Well done! Looking forward to exploring it more…

  22. Daniele says:

    love the new site, it looks awesome!

  23. barbie f. says:

    LOOKS GREAT! and i love cartwheels at any time, anywhere! :) thanks for the reminder of joy.

    barbie f.

  24. Ellie says:

    Nici, forgot to ask: why did you switch from Blogger to WordPress? My Googler husband really wants to know.

  25. Kelly Cach says:

    Beautiful… All of it. And so glad you chose the picture of you and the girls–it’s a fave :)

  26. Jacki says:

    I think it’s going to let me comment now, yay! I’m a long time reader but rare commenter, but wanted to speak up and say hello! LOVE the new digs … (hehe) … the new site design is beautiful and looks so “you”!! I love the WP platform, too. I have really enjoyed using it since making the switch and I hope you do too. Your family is living the kind of life I’d like to make for my own family, so thank you for sharing what you do – it is inspiring!

  27. Amy McGregor says:

    I recognized Courtney’s artwork the moment it popped up–perfect representation of your life <3

  28. Sarah Phillips says:

    You seriously inspire me to just *let-go* more often! Thank you for doing that!! Next time we have something to celebrate, I am totally going to do cartwheels with my daughter (who spent 95% of the time at soccer practice this past fall cartwheeling across the field – lol). Seriously – thank you for sharing your spirit with all of us!! :)

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