Saturday, December 17, 2011

hot chocolate and a new name.

 You just can't beat the warmth and coziness of a Christmas mug full of Hot Chocolate. Homemade Hot Chocolate. With whipped cream and sprinkles. In front of the Tree.

..Our Hot Chocolate is everything frothy, sweet-yet-not-too-sweet, thick, warming, and holiday-ish wrapped up in a cheery mug--because Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without our holiday mugs.

You know, when it comes to friendly, familiar holidays like Christmas, I don't like new things. I like tradition: the same Christmas books on the table as ten years ago, our collection of old Christmas cards in its place, our Christmas mug collection, our red tablecloths..

New is good, but not at Christmas. I like the old.

Speaking of "new things," you may have noticed a bit of change around here. In fact, if you haven't noticed, I suggest you schedule a doctor's appointment right away. ;) There is a bit more of a winter-ish/fall-ish feel, just because I wanted to go with the seasons. How do you like it? Any thoughts/suggestions?

And then there is the more drastic change: the new name. I felt like "Umbrella Girl" didn't quite fit me anymore, and that I needed a new definition. I don't really like changing names and confusing people, so even though I have been thinking of changing titles for awhile, I wasn't going to--but something else caused me to want this new name.

I found out that "Umbrella Girl" is another name for a gross, scantily clad motorcycle "babe," and that when people search for my blog, they find weird photos as well. I didn't want people thinking my blog was stemming from those girls (even though it is obvious when you come here that it isn't), so I was just like, "You know what? I'll go ahead and change it."

Thus--welcome to "Lucia, etc." Same place, same person, same stuff: Lucia...etc. :)

What do you think?



  1. Love the photos.

    I personally loved your old name, I thought it was sooo neat, but ah, well. I know why you changed it! ;)

  2. i like the new name! hope you get some new buttons up soon, and... hm. interesting fact about the biker chick. never heard of her.

  3. I love the design, of course! and yum, now I want some hot chocolate :)

  4. Yum! Hot cocoa!! And I love the name!! I actually got my blog name from a song "Hang On" by Britt Nicole.

  5. I like it! No, let me change that...I love it! Every blog should have a new look now and then.

    Homemade hot chocolate sounds heavenly! Yum! I want some right now. Will you share? :)

  6. love the new name and design. and the picture of you is really cute/pretty!(:

  7. I LOVE the new design! So fun!

    I did like the old name better, but now that I know what it can mean I see why you changed it. ;)

    Oh! Awesome pictures by the way. I can see you're having fun with your new camera. ;)



  8. love the photos, love the new name. (: it's (:

  9. Well, I do so very much love your new design, but in all honesty I preferred your oldest name "Under My Little Umbrella." Such a clever idea, but those are just my thoughts.

    Whatever your new blog's name is, you're still posting the same wonderful posts that you produce {and amazing phtographs!:)} which is all that matters.


  10. Lovely photos! They give me a cozy, warm feeling. I love the new name as well. I'm actually thinking of changing my blog name, too, because apparently, other people are using its name...and some of the blogs have not-so-pleasant content.

  11. I really like the changes! And the name fits great for your blog. I want some hot chocolate. :)

  12. I love the new name! Not to be mean, but I don't really think it ever fit. ;) I love the new name, though, and especially the design! :)


  13. Like the new design, and new name :) Ohhh... hot chocolate... :) I almost went and made myself a cup :) yum! I will have to very soon.

  14. I love your blog no matter what name you change it to!!! You are a wonderful girl and I like your new name!

    Yum.... Hot chocolate!

    Love you!!!

  15. I understand why you changed it, and I like the new name + design. :)

  16. Lovely, lovely new name.
    Got my full approval, in case you wanted it.

  17. Dearest Lucia,

    I love the new name and design! I also have a new design and name on my blog :), so I'd love if you could check it out and tell me how you like it! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog btw :).
    I've got a question that I e-mailed to you but I don't know if you got it so here it is! I've been thinking of hosting a short story competition on my blog but I don't know how I can get someone to sponsor the prize for the winners! So can you help with a few ideas please?
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    God bless,

    P.S. would you be interested in entering a short story competition if I hosted it?

  18. I like the new name and design, it's lovely!

  19. i love it :) yeah, Umbrella girl, under the circumstances really didn't fit you...-Kitt

  20. I love hot chocolate!
    And I love your pictures!

    I never knew that's what it meant! :P I like your new name a lot! :)

  21. I'm exactly the same as you, Lucia -- everything traditional around Christmas time. It feels like no time has passed when we pull out the decorations, ornaments, warm, home-y smells fill the kitchen, and Bing Crosby plays softly in the background. It all adds to the Christmas feel. :)

    Ugh, I had no idea "Umbrella Girl" implied that sort of person. It just goes to show how easily a name as innocent-sounding as that can be stained by the sinful world in which we live. *sigh* Oh well; I do like your new name quite a bit. It fits you very well. :)

    Elizabeth Rose

  22. Hey Lucia!

    I really like your new blog name! It's very unique and inspirational. Totally you! :)
    So I say keep it, until you get tired of it that is. ;)

    Have a good day!


  23. I love the new blog name and design. I also liked the previous two names just as much. :)

  24. I think your new name is nice...though I liked your old name.
    But that is a good reason to change it.


  25. Love the new look! I especially like the cute little tree in the header. :)

    Lucia, etc. is a cute name! I definitely would change my name if that were the case.


  26. i love your new look and esp love your new name. it is so simple! <3

  27. wow, your new design is so...different! and you changed your blog name? i wouldn't have chosen to, but i think it's nice to have a big change, move on to something different etc. but as you said, it's the same girl, same stuff!
    holly xo


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