A Work In Progress, Uncategorized



C’mon in.. I’m super excited to open the drapes, light the candles, sip some coffee with you, and show you around my new home.  For the longest time I was considering moving from my old home on Blogger, to WordPress; don’t get me wrong Blogger was good to me, but it was time for a change.  Thankfully, I didn’t have to make the move alone, I had wonderful help, my sweet friend Becca, is the reason this blog makes sense.  Becca has been such a sweetheart throughout the moving process guiding me, not losing her patience with indecisive-me, and creating a nice clean welcoming design I’m in LOVE with.  I’m forever thankful for her help and guidance.

Becca helped me stage my new home, but I’m ready to fill this home with many new memories, laughs, and an occasional rant.  The walls here are still a bit bare, but I imagine it won’t take me long to fill them with art 🙂

Cup of joe

Blogging has been a long journey for me, one that I’ve given up on, and restarted again countless times.  Mrs. AOK, a Work In Progress, started off with a different name, I blogged about tutus and hairbands I sold on ETSY. However, with finishing up my degree, babies, and working for an online magazine, things fell by the waist side.  I quit selling on Etsy, neglected my blog and lived life… silently missing blogging.  I would pop in from time-to-time to post a quick update or a new find via Etsy, but never stuck around long enough to become a…. blogger.  Last summer after finally finishing my degree, I committed myself to my little home on the WWW. I cannot tell you how much blogging has done for me, it’s been a beautiful roller coaster of a ride; I’ve made SO many lovely new friends, found my voice, and now my new home.

I’m happy to mark my one year of being a blogger with my new home.  I cannot wait to share this space with you! What are you waiting for, go take the home tour 🙂







If you need help with you blog or if it’s time for a change, please visit Becca, she’s a blogging genius! Seriously… have you read her book?


© 2014, Dean @Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress. All rights reserved.

50 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. Congrats on the new look and the new space here on the web. I absolutely love it! It has a soft, clean, easy to read look and feel. So perfect for you, friend! I’m excited to read many more posts from you here on your new site. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!!

    xo Always, Abby

    1. Thank you Abby! I’m super excited!!! I’m forever thankful for your support and kind words <3

  2. Why hello there Lovie! You look beautiful as always and I love your NEW PLACE 😀 So happy for you and the places you are sure to be headed. You are made to do great things and I can’t wait to see them all! xoxoxo

    1. Thank you Becka! I feel sophisticated now… okay I won’t take the professional too seriously, it’s still corky-me.

    1. Why thank you ma’am, I’m happy you are here.
      I’m looking forward to sharing many memories….

  3. I think this is my first visit and I definitely like what I see through my little phone. 🙂 It’s very beautiful and soothing I will have to come back when I am on the computer

    I’ve been considering moving to WordPress, but it is very scary for me. I am not sure I can pull it off as well as you have when it comes to the colors and buttons, etc.

    1. Thank you, Petula. I had a lot of help from my sweet friend Becca, without her this blog wouldn’t be as nice. I appreciate your visit, and hope to see you here again.

  4. AWESOME BLOG! I love it. I love the look and feel. And of course, welcome to the world of WordPress. There are millions of plug-ins and much adaptability to explore. I hope you are enjoying your new digs!


    1. Thank you, Lisa. I’m totally loving my new home, I’m still a bit confused, but as life goes it’s a work in progress 🙂
      I’m still exploring plug-ins any suggestions?

  5. Yay! So happy for you and your own domain name! I peeped that. I love it. It is so you and I’m glad to continue to watch you on your journey. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Brittnei <3
      Honestly, it's wonderful, sweet, supportive, friends like you that keep me going! I'm forever thankful for you bloggy support.

  6. Your new home is beautiful! I LOVE the colors!

    WordPress is pretty easy to use, as long as an update doesn’t go crazy. I’m happy that this change for you is a beautiful, happy place for you to call home! xo

    1. You’re such a sweetheart Chastity, thank you!
      I’m truly happy, and I’m even more happy to share it with you and all my sweet visitors.
      Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Bev 🙂
      I’m loving the change so far, still figuring things out slowly, but I’m loving it.

    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I’ve been in love with these colors lately, and decided to decorate my little home here with them 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

  7. YAY! Congratulations on the move! I’m excited to follow you to wordpress..and have coffee. That sounds delicious :] It’s not easy to pull the plug and make the move, so good job! You did it! And it looks AMAZING

    1. Well, welcome pretty lady. I’d love to have coffee with you anytime or Chicken and Waffles 🙂
      I’m really happy with the move thus far, and I’m looking forward to all the {hopefully} wonderful strides this little blog will endure.
      Thank you for all your sweet comments; honestly it’s supportive friends like you that made this move easier, I knew I’d have someone on the other side. Thanks!

  8. Yay! I love your new site!! How did this not come up in my feed? Congrats!! I would love to switch to WordPress one day but I feel like it’s going to be so hard and I have no idea how to do it. One day!

    1. Thanks, Karen. The transfer-part shockingly wasn’t hard. It’s the technical side I didn’t know how to do, and thankfully I had Becca to help me with that.
      When you do make the switch, if I learn any new tricks, I would be more than happy to help 😉

  9. Hi Dean! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new “home” 🙂 I haven’t blogged for over 2 months, and I sure do miss it. I’m hoping to get back into it soon. I miss my bloggy friends! Congrats on the beautiful new look!

    1. Hey girlie!! I’ve missed you!!!!!! What’s been going on? We need to catch up sometime, shoot me an email sometime mrs.aok05@gmail.com
      I’ve been kind of homesick lately, I hope Chicagoland is treating you good.
      And of course I’d love to hear about how A & Z are doing 🙂
      Thanks for the sweet welcome.

    1. I kept my blogspot account too. How do you like WP? Do you have any tips for a WP newbie?
      Thank you for the warm welcome!

  10. I hope you enjoy your blogs new home. I moved one of my blogs from Blogger to WP a year ago and, well, let’s just say I hope you have a better time with it than I’m having. I hope it’s enjoyable, fun and makes you feel great! :->

    1. Thanks, Ann. Right now, I’m still trying to learn more about WP, hopefully I can master it 🙂 Thanks, for stopping in

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