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Friday, June 12, 2015

This Blog Journey We're On Together

I guess you've noticed the new header and the new NAME!  I'm so excited to finally make the change.  I've debated and hem-hawed about it for a long time.  Well.  No time like the present, right?  

A little history for those of you that haven't been with me since the beginning.  The Altered Past began in 2009 as a way for me to share my mixed media art and vintage items.  

Oh my!  I was such the blogger adolescent!

Over time, I began blogging about things other than my art.  Posts on home decor and thrift store shopping and DIY projects.  

Some of my early altered art projects.  

That's where it's been heading for a while now and it feels right.  It's what I love and what I think I was created to do.  

One of the first things I changed in this house was an ugly contractor grade light fixture in the kitchen.  I found this one on Craigslist. (notice the date on the photo!)

While creating altered art is a part of me too, it felt limiting.  I wanted to create in all sorts of areas.  Are you a creative soul?  If you are, you understand when I say I need to create.  I have to create.  I love to create.

So, over the course of the past 6 years and this blog evolving more into one of home decor and DIY projects, I began thinking of a new name.  One that would better represent what my posts are about...changing and decorating the house we bought on Spain Hill in 2005 into a home on 8 acres with a large pond (my favorite view each morning), a big basement garage with lots of power tools to use, loads of now-beautified contractor grade features, 6 chickens in the pen, 3 dogs in the house, 2 cats on the deck, and a partridge in a fig tree.  Ha!  Just kidding about the partridge.  

I hope you like the new name. I promise that's all that's changed.  You can still access the blog from the original web address or the new one  

There are a few of you that have been here from the beginning and I really appreciate it.  I've gained quite a few more of you over the years and I'm so thankful to have you with us!!  You all mean SO much to me!!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!!



  1. Congratulations Angie!
    We love the new name and the new look! So glad that you follow and share your heart. Six years in blogging is amazing. Hugs and best wishes for a happy journey and much success.
    Vicki and Jennifer
    2 Bees in a Pod

    1. Thanks Vicki and Jenn! I love growing as a blogger with my MABELs!

  2. Love the new name! And I get the need to create- I feel the same way. I'm happiest when creating, decorating, get the drift. :D Best wishes for many more years of blogging. Looking forward to reading along.

    1. Yes Cecilia! Exactly! I'm happiest when I'm creating :) Thanks for joining along!

  3. you are just evolving that's what we are supposed to do and you are doing it well ... so for the computer challanged person i am when you change every thing over you are going to bring us with you right? xx

    1. Thank you Chris! You're one of my veteran readers and I'm so thankful for that! You won't need to change anything. I'm bringing you over with me! :)!

  4. Congratulations Angie! This is so exciting! I am really proud of you because I know this was a decision you did not take lightly. You are one creative lady and I can't wait to see where this journey will take you. Love and hugs, Coco


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