What a week this has been!
I've had ups. I've had downs. And all because of one teeny, tiny, little change to this blog.
When I first started the Recipes by Leslie blog, I wanted to purchase my own custom domain. But I wasn't even sure if I was going to like having a food/recipe blog, so Hubby suggested that I wait.
Hubby said that if after a year, I was still actively involved with this blog, he would purchase my custom domain as a blogiversary present!
Well...guess what? My one year anniversary is a little more than a week away. And Hubby kept his promise. On Sunday, we purchased our custom domain.
I really wanted to keep the Recipes by Leslie name, but it wasn't available.
What to do?
Hubby and the kiddies quickly came up with a long list of suggestions. Some were too long and/or too complicated. The shorter ones were taken. Some were in Spanish. Others were in English. This went on for a while, until finally the kiddies came up with something we all liked...La Cocina de Leslie (Leslie's Kitchen).
As soon as I made the purchase, I was informed that it would take up to 3 days for it to be fully functional. This wasn't a problem, because the blog was still accessible through the blogspot address.
But yesterday, I had a slight panic attack.
I tried to access my blog with both the custom domain and the Recipes by Leslie address. Both resulted in "Error. Requested URL not found."
I immediately contacted the folks at Google Help. In less than five minutes, www.lacocinadeleslie.com was up and running!
To celebrate the new address, I've made a few changes with the header and am trying to decide on a background. What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Any suggestions?