Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina






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Meet Dexter, yes he's darling.

You may have noticed a few visual changes here on my blog -- I switched over the aesethic to align more with my website and I also dropped Darling Dexter from the header. Tear. 

I've been blogging since 2007, when I graduated college and started my first job. I found the work I was doing not meeting a creative level that I needed so I started a blog. Simple as that. My how things change... This little space has followed me through a few jobs, a few states, getting married, school twice, becoming an entrepreneur, and most recently, having a baby. I've met an amazing network and community of people across the globe. I've been kicked down by new blogs with amazing features, and new bloggers with super talents. The good with the bad like anything you do.

All that said, I felt as though I had somewhat graduated from my original presence. Darling Dexter was a quick name I chose, I have a 9 year-old Bichon who is a delight and people light up when they see him. His positive energy inspired the name. However, now that I have a photography business with a unique name, and a clothing company under my name, I wanted to just simplify. So, I'm saying goodbye to my dear Darling Dexter. The domain will stay active of course, you will always be able to get to me this way -- but I'm simply just Whitney Deal now. 

The new look is a breath of fresh for me -- I'm getting back into the blogging spirit and look forward to continue sharing glimpses of my life and inspiration with you.

Reader Comments (7)

I've come to visit your blog and check in every so often for nearly three years now and I've really enjoyed your more frequent updates. The new blog design looks lovely and it's really nice to get to meet the boy who played such a role in it all.

P.S. I envy your hens. I'm so ready to be out of student apartments and have a cow, some goats, and our own chickens.

My best,
Jo Farmer

February 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Nice to meet you, Whitney Deal :)

February 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Findlay

Good luck!

February 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMagda

aw, he is a cutie :)

love your outfit & your blog header :)

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVickie

I started reading your blog more than 3 years ago, when I was living in Athens, GA for some months and looked from blogs from people in that area. Yes, its so amazing how things have changed for you! Now I am back in my country in Europe and I still follow the blog because I just love it. I am a bit sad because Darling Dexter was such a great name!

PS: Also love the outfit!

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAna

Your posts always leave me inspired and supremely jealous of your amazing sewing skills. The new layout looks great, congrats on "graduating" :)

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrix

thank you all for the sweet comments :)

trix -- i started my sewing journey when i started this blog..many, many years of practice and i still have a long way to go!

February 26, 2013 | Registered CommenterWhitney Deal

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