Ramblings: Changes and A Winner!

So New York Chica has been through yet another blog redesign.  As a blogger, I feel a blog should be refreshed at least once a year.  It makes for new content for those days we are having writer's block which happens to me way too often.  But sometimes change is good.  We all  need that extra "oomph" to get our ideas out. Right? So I contacted Jacqui from Wacky Jacqui Designs and told her I was ready for another change (she designed my blog once before) and she was as usual, very helpful … [Read more...]

Slight Changes Here

Please excuse the look of my site. There was an error on the other theme (no more free themes for me!) and coding issues. I hope you don't mind the changes and enjoy New York Chica's new look. Thanks for visiting! Photo credit … [Read more...]

31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge – Day 1

I've been blogging off and on since 2006 but I've been consistent for the past two years and what a journey it has been. I never thought I would meet other bloggers or even go to events in my favorite city, New York City. When I first started out, it was meant to be "an online journal."  Something to keep me from going "insane." Staying home with kids is not an easy thing to do so writing brought me my sanity, so to speak. I still have my first blog up and running over at Blogspot.  If you … [Read more...]

I Think I Need To Clear The Air.

I had a few negative comments (& lost some readers too) about using the word "oriental" so I deleted it from the post, "It Only Happens To Me". The reason why I deleted  it was because I had some negative feedback and I didn't want people to think that I was being insensitive in any way. I was not being "racist" (yes, I had a comment that stated that) or meant for it to be negative in any kind of way toward Asians or anyone.  It was just because I believe anyone can do wrong, no matter … [Read more...]

It’s that time once again!

Yup! I'm getting the itch to switch! My theme, that is. I'm on a quest to find another template for New York Chica and most likely change the header. I'm getting tired of the look and I think my blog needs more of a Spring/Summer feel.   Maybe something bright and cheery, I'm not sure yet. So in the near future, if you see something different here, it's just me trying out different things. So stay tuned! PS. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks! … [Read more...]


I've been going through some changes as you can see.  I still haven't found the "look" that I want.  Until I get it right, you will see many different themes.  You know, maybe I should consider paying someone to redo my whole blog look.  I just don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it.  I know I like New York and coffee so it needs to come together somehow.  Hopefully I get the look I really like in the end. So does anyone have any ideas for me?  I would GREATLY appreciate it.  In the … [Read more...]