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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.



Daily Garnish: The Front Burner Grows Up.

I think it would be an understatement to say that we have had a WILD couple of months over here.  In September, we packed up our life in North Carolina and moved 7 hours away to Virginia.  Once we were unpacked and settled, I worked my butt of to train for a marathon.  But those plans fell apart when I got hit by a car.  Still in a daze from what had happened, I went to Ohio anyways to be a bridesmaid in a family wedding.  The following Thursday, I opened up my email just like I do every day, but this time something quite unexpected was waiting for me…

A pretty scary letter, from some pretty serious lawyers.  Many of you have sounded surprised that I was changing The Front Burner’s name.  “But it’s such a good name!” you say, and you’re right – it’s great name.  So much that someone else decided they own the rights to it.  That’s right friends, yours truly was charged with trademark infringement and trademark dilution.  Scary stuff!

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I was home alone when I got the email.  I was still laid up on crutches at that point, and I couldn’t even pace around the house – I just waited for Casey to come home and then immediately burst into tears.  Then I made a panicked (hysterical) phone call to my best lawyer friend, and so began the most nerve-wracking few weeks of my life.  Since I’ve had time to get used to all of this, but you guys are just now hearing about it, I’m sure you’re as fired up as I was a month ago.  I’ve heard a lot of reactions that go something like…

Who did this?  I’ll kill them!  Are you sure they have a trademark?  You can’t trademark a common phrase – you have to fight this!  They don’t have a case against you!

Honestly, I don’t feel like the WHO is very important.  It’s a magazine that I am sure 99% of you have never heard of, and since there is some similarity in our website names, I don’t really feel inclined to send them a single hit of traffic.  Onward and upward, friends.

YES, they do have a trademark for something similar to my website name.  Do I think that the names are similar enough that they have a legitimate case?  Absolutely NOT.  But you know what they do have?  Lawyers.  Expensive, suit-wearing lawyers (who were definitely not bluffing).  And I don’t.  Trust me, I talked to a few.  With this kind of lawsuit, you have to pay big bucks even if you WIN, and that just wasn’t something I was going to be able to do.

So instead I did a lot of crying.  And I proclaimed that I couldn’t possibly change the name of my website.  That my life was over and I was going to lose everything I had worked so hard to build over the last three years.

And then I got it together.  I decided to move on and move forward.  And you know what?  I got excited.

I had been toying with the idea of changing things up for a while now, and this was the kick in the pants I needed to make it happen.  And let’s be real – who has time for boring lawsuits and lame trademark accusations?  We have VEGETABLES to talk about!

Many of you probably don’t even know that I started out in 2008 by writing a totally random blog called Marathoning, Marrying, and Milestones – worst name ever, right?

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But as my life changed, naturally my writing changed too.  And by the time I started culinary school my blog had taken a whole new turn.  (Not to mention I was already married!)  So MMM became The Front Burner, with a terrible self-made header, and a new direction towards writing about food and health.

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Fast forward to the following summer, when the blog finally moved to WordPress and got a professional makeover, bringing us to what would be the final frontier for The Front Burner

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So here we are today, the first day of so many new possibilities.  And while I didn’t quite initiate the change myself, the timing feels right.  I created The Front Burner when I started culinary school, and since then I’ve graduated and moved on towards freelance writing and creating recipes full-time.  I’ve grown up a lot this year, and it makes sense that the site should grow up with me.

It has been six weeks since the lawyer’s letter landed in my inbox, and I spent the first four of those obsessively trying to come up with a new name.  There was a wipe off board full of words and ideas.  There were many many emails to family and friends.  There was even a 4-hour pow-wow with Casey, my mom, and my sisters on my kitchen floor.  And then one day – I finally had it…

Welcome to DAILY GARNISH!

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I’m sure for some of you it will take some getting used to.  After all, The Front Burner was a lot of fun, and like all new things, change can be weird.  But it’s still the same content you are used to – delicious recipes, cooking tips, fitness discussions, and occasional gratuitous pictures of my dogs.  And the layout isn’t really all that different either – I thought I’d ease you guys into it slowly.  :)

Please pardon if there are a few bumps and weird things happening in the first few days – I’m still working through all the kinks that come with moving a 3-year old website.  There is also more fun to look forward to in the coming weeks – I should have a super awesome new Recipe page up soon, packed with all sorts of great searchable features, and yes – printable recipes!

So what’s the new name all about, huh?

The Daily part kind of speaks for itself, but why Garnish?  The Merriam-Webster definition of garnish is “to add touches to” or “to equip with accessories.”  I like to think that that’s exactly what happens here – equipment and accessories for a healthier way of eating and living.  My goal for this site has always been to ultimately make it about YOU guys, not about me.  Everything I cook, and everything I write – I do it with you guys in mind.  Because after all, you make this all possible for me, and I hope that in return you find some garnish that you can use in your own lives.

So that’s it!  Although before we’re done, I have to ask for a few favors.  The old web URL is not going to redirect forever, so in order to keep seeing new posts, you’ll need to update your feeds and Google Readers with the following address:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/DailyGarnish

Also, if you have a link to me on YOUR blog or website – first, of all THANK YOU, and second, please update the link to reflect the new name and new URL – http://www.dailygarnish.com.  Make sure you update your bookmarks too.  I don’t want to lose you guys!

I’ve also started a new Daily Garnish Facebook page, which all the old Front Burner fans will have to re-like (for some reason you can’t change names – had to create a new page).  So if you like getting the blog updates on Facebook, make sure to like the new page!  And of course, keep an eye out for the name switch on Twitter.

One last huge shout-out to the two people that helped me make this whole thing happen, in a ridiculous two-week time frame no less.  Jenna Ebanks from Threee Design Studio is the amazingly talented graphic designer who made my vision come to life.  She was reasonably priced and wonderful to work with.  Ryan Sullivan from Revive My Blog has done all of the behind-the-scenes web work to move all the blog content and make sure I didn’t lose all of you guys in the process (so scary!).  Many many thanks to Jenna and Ryan!

Welcome to Daily Garnish! I hope you guys love it as much as I do.

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DebZ     at 11:38 pm

Congratulations on making such a graceful shift under so much pressure!

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Sarah     at 11:41 pm

You are so graceful. Talk to John & Sherry over at Young House Love. They used to be This Young House until they received a cease and desist in their inbox and had to convert everything last year.

I’m updating everything now!

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kelly Reply:

I was going to say the same thing about Young House Love! It was such a shock when they changed it, but now I can’t even picture it being called anything different!

The new site looks great, Emily, and I like the name! :)

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Krista (kristastes)     at 11:45 pm

It looks fabulous Emily and I LOVE the new name! So sorry you had to go through all of that, but now you’re on to bigger and BETTER :)

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat)     at 11:46 pm

Oh Emily you did it–congrats! Your site looks gorgeous. I love the header and your new photo on the left. Great name too. Congrats on a successful switchover.

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Kim     at 11:46 pm

You find the positivity in every situation, it inspires me to do the same. Will definitely be following your new blog – love the name and the layout!

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Christin@purplebirdblog     at 11:47 pm

Congratulations on your huge change, especially under the crazy circumstances! I love the new look!

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Lindsay     at 11:47 pm

Emily,
Your blog is such an inspiration to me. I love your writing style and the way I feel like I really know you. I know The Daily Garnish will be just as wonderful as The Front Burner, if not better. I hope my blog can be as amazing as yours one day!!!

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Betty     at 11:47 pm

Sweet – and I like you’ve incorporated the canning jars in your logo

Onward!

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Jessica Shiller     at 11:48 pm

yayy good for you! i love it :)

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Kath     at 11:49 pm

It’s WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautifully written post, too :)

AND I updated my reader, auto link and blog roll already!

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Marci     at 11:50 pm

You don’t want to share a name with those losers anyway. Love the new name and the carrot stalk in the H. It will catch on just like Daily Candy! Can’t wait to see all the other new changes.

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Lee     at 11:50 pm

Wow, crazy story! The new blog looks great!

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Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey     at 11:54 pm

Love the new look! So clean and fresh! Congrats!! :)

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Tamicka     at 11:54 pm

Oh My Goodness! I clicked on your webpage and I was immediately hit with delight. I love the transition. I love it all. I can’t wait to see more on the daily garnish :-)

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Amy at TheSceneFromMe     at 11:55 pm

Love your new name and new look of the site!

I am so glad that is all over for you :)

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Nicole (I have trouble with forward motion)     at 11:55 pm

Took awhile to get it to load, but it looks great! I’ll be updating my feed, links, and whatnot shortly.

Your blog (plus many others) have been pretty inspirational to me. Now is the time for me to act on that inspiration and really embrace the healthy lifestyle…and somehow banish my sweet tooth. I’ve been thinking about going all out for my blog, but I’m not sure exactly what direction. I have one project in mind, but I may just start yammering on and see where it goes.

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lindsay     at 11:56 pm

Love it!! It looks super professional and happy!! The colors are wonderful and I love the header.

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Mina     at 11:57 pm

Congrats Emily! It looks great and I LOVE the new name!

Mina

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megan     at 11:57 pm

Love the new site!!! Can’t wait to keep reading!

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Snehal     at 11:57 pm

Love, love, love the new name :-) I was so nervous when I read the previous post, and kept refreshing the page to see if you had posted the details ;-)
Updating my bookmark right now!

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Heidi     at 11:58 pm

Love the new name and it looks great! Can’t wait to keep reading every day!

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Amanda     at 11:58 pm

I admit, I was so anxious all day waiting to hear the change, so naturally I have been refreshing and refreshing here while I’m at work. I can’t be happier for you! I LOVE the Daily Garnish and it feels so you – grown up! Congrats, girl! LOVE it :)

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babycakes     at 11:59 pm

Love it all!!! So sorry about the legal stuff. You handled everything quite gracefully. I just updated my feed and re-liked you on FB, so yay! Here’s to a new chapter :)

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Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun     at 11:59 pm

I love it!!!! That is crazy though about the lawsuit threats. I think its going to certainly work out for the best though. :)

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Jess     at 12:00 am

The new site looks FABULOUS! I made sure to update my google reader right away :) I love the new name too. I think it fits your style perfectly! Way to stay positive and make the best of a very crummy situation:(

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Greg     at 12:01 am

Look at it this way. You’re big enough to threaten a company with a similar name.It’s a sign of success. So congratulations on your trademark infringement and trademark dilution letter. Haha.

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Stacy R.     at 12:02 am

I love you attitude about everything– be sad for a bit then take charge and move forward! Love everything about the new design!

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aron     at 12:03 am

I just put two and two together that you wrote MMM! LOVE the new site, my reader is updated and can’t wait to keep reading along.

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Laine     at 12:05 am

I’m a lawyer (not the evil scary kind) and I would have freaked out about that email, too! Love the new name and I wish you much success with it!!

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Cynthia (It All Changes)     at 12:05 am

When it opened I was confused but interested to peek around. Then I realized it was you! Sorry for the scary experience but so happy that it gave you the push to make it even better. :-)

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Catherine     at 12:07 am

I’m so sorry you had to go through this, but the new site looks amazing, and I know you’re going to have great success :)

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Tricia     at 12:07 am

Looks great Emily! Love the new name! And I’m heading over to my Reader to change it right now! OH and I just “liked” Daily Garnish! : )

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Deanna     at 12:07 am

I think the other company is just jealous because your blog comes up before theirs in a Google search!! :)

Love the new name, and can’t wait to keep reading!

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Jordan Wandfluh Reply:

I agree! Your blog is so much better than their silly site! Congrats on all of the new changes. You have so much good in your future!

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Dee     at 12:08 am

I love it Emily! And the name is so perfect! I’m going to go ahead and update my feeds, links, and such!

I can’t wait to see what’s coming up for you. Only bigger and better from now on!

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Chinye     at 12:08 am

I loveeee the new layout and name!!

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Allison     at 12:08 am

Emily, the site looks AMAZING! So proud of you for being so strong through all of this! Already updating my links..

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Ellen     at 12:10 am

Love it!!!

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Taysa     at 12:10 am

It looks wonderful! But really, your recipes are so great, I’d come back no matter what the design/name of it was.

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AJ Reply:

My thoughts exactly!

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Casey Reply:

Agreed! I’m a huge fan of this blog! Congrats on the update and good luck in the future!!!!

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Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods     at 12:12 am

Congratulations on a perfect name! I love it and wow what a busy crazy couple of months you have had!

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Mariah Sim     at 12:12 am

I LOVE THIS!

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Lisa     at 12:14 am

my oh my – what a whirlwind. Congrats on the new site – it looks brilliant! And I am so glad to see that you have taken so much positivity from such a negative situation :) Keep on rockin’!

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Robin     at 12:14 am

Congratulations! I immediately added this address to my favorites.

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lauren     at 12:14 am

Onward & upward is right! Excellent new title & header :) looking forward to searchable recipes!

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Meg     at 12:14 am

Congrats on being so brave about all this!! And I love love love the new name! :]

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allison     at 12:14 am

What a good attitude:):) Plus i like the new header even better!

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Kristina @ spabettie     at 12:17 am

*WEEE* ! I love it !! I knew you were makin’ changes – I had No Idea why or what crazy was going on!

This is so awesome. I’ve updated my reader :)

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Kathleen     at 12:17 am

So sorry you had to go through all that dramz… But I love the new name, it suits you! I actually read another Front Burner foodie blog, he’s a very popular chef…wonder if they’ll be contacting him too? Interesting… I’ll make sure to update my blogroll, twitter, Facebook, etc. Can’t go without my daily Emily dose. Congrats to you and the new identity!

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JL goes Vegan     at 12:19 am

Congratulations! Crisis = opportunity and you grabbed it! I “liked” Daily Garnish on FB, I added DG to my Google Reader and I updated my blogroll. So now I’ll just sit back and enjoy what you’ve got coming!

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Bess @ Bess Be Fit     at 12:20 am

The new name is fabulous!! I’m updating you on my blog roll right now and in my bookmarks!

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Emily     at 12:20 am

Congrats on the change…but did you check to make sure that this name wasn’t already taken? I’m not saying that it has been, just that it would be awful for it to happen again.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Oh trust me, there was obsessive Trademark, URL, Google and all sorts of other double-checking. This one is all mine! :)

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Mary Frances Reply:

Just in case you haven’t thought about it, you may want to get the new name trademarked so you won’t have to deal with this issue later.

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shann     at 12:21 am

don’t worry! we’re not going anywhere :o)
congrats on the new digs

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Lisa     at 12:29 am

Emily, I LOVE it!! So happy this is all behind you now and you can move forward with Daily Garnish :-)

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kelli @ marathonmamma     at 12:33 am

Love it! Change is good!

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Anne     at 12:44 am

Love the new name and look. What an insane situation, but something great came out of it – this site is totally you!!!
Congrats :)

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Carol     at 12:45 am

I love your positive outlook. Sometimes change is good! Your new site looks great and I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us!

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Brittany     at 12:45 am

Congrats Emily! It stinks you had to go through the trademark infringement ordeal, but the new site design and name is great. I’m loving it.

I’ll be adding the Daily Garnish to my Blog Roll!

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Ida     at 12:47 am

I guess in some weird way the whole thing can be seen as a compliment- you’ve got a lot of readers and they felt you were a threat to them. But regardless, the change is great and I can’t wait to read the daily garnish!

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Theresa @ This is my Hungry Face     at 12:52 am

I love the new name and look of the site! I’m sorry you had to deal with such a trying situation, but I think you made the best of it :) I can’t wait to keep reading every day — congrats :)

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Clare @ Fitting It All In     at 12:56 am

Sorry about the hassle, but love the new name and have already updated you on my blogroll. Can’t wait to keep reading!

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Pure2raw twins     at 12:58 am

YAY!! So glad everything worked out…although I still cannot believe this happened to you. But love the new name and layout!!! Already updated our google reader :)

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Erin @ Shortcut to Bliss     at 1:00 am

I kinda like the new name even better if that is even possible!! I feel like your blog is not only about recipes and nutrition but also a lifestyle. The “front burner” boxes you in and the daily garnish allows you to spread your wings and really grow your blog. I love it!!

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kat     at 1:01 am

love it!

all the best emily, change is a GOOD thing :)

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)     at 1:03 am

Always onward and upward, right? I love it! Change can be good and definitely when you put a positive spin on it!

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Deirdre     at 1:08 am

I love the new name and the new site – congratulations!

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Ashley R.     at 1:12 am

I love it!! Cha cha changes…you are so strong. I look forward to reading the Daily Garnish from now on :)

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Lawyer Loves Lunch     at 1:13 am

Congratulations on the new format and name but more so, for handling this with such grace and poise! You rock! :)

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Shannon     at 1:13 am

I like the new name better because of the meaning behind it. It fits you! :)

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suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]     at 1:14 am

that’s a fantastic new name. very well suited. it sucks about what had to happen for this all to go down, but like you said, upward and onward! :)

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Laura     at 1:15 am

Fantastic job, Emily! This is definitely a successful change.

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stephanie     at 1:20 am

Love the new name and what it represents. As a lawyer, I agree that you did the right thing. Even though it doesn’t sound like they had a great case against you, it would have cost you a LOT of money, stress and time either way, which in the end is so not worth it.

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stephanie     at 1:21 am

Also, the logo? A-freakin’-dorable!

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colleen     at 1:21 am

Love the name and site layout (graphics, etc.). Great way to make a positive out of s’thing terrible. Onward and upward for the Daily Garnish!!!!

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Jillian @ Reshape Your Life     at 1:28 am

I love the new look!! Congratulations on moving forward! :)

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Jenn @ healthyhoofbeats     at 1:28 am

Congrats Emily, the new layout and name are fantastic! You handled everything like a pro and I really admire you for staying strong through everything you’ve been through lately! :)

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sara     at 1:32 am

great new name and look! ugh lawyers!!! (I can say that since my dad is one ;) hehe)
xoxo
sara

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Sana     at 1:35 am

The most INSANE things happen to you. And you ALWAYS manage to deal with them in a positive manner.
You are amazing :)

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tina     at 1:35 am

your ability to stay positive is inspiring!

love the new blog, and keep rockin girl! :)

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Amy     at 1:44 am

I think it looks great! Love the new name.

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Kelly     at 1:47 am

Love it! Love it! I’m sure this was all extremely stressful but it looks like you’ve pulled off the transition nicely. Going to change my blog roll right now before I forget. :)

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Elizabeth     at 1:53 am

Welcome home! :)

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Fallon     at 1:54 am

Nothing wrong with a new start! I love the name. New name, New year coming up soon. Couldn’t be a better time to start something new!

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Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life     at 1:55 am

Love the new name!! Sorry that you were forced to change it, but you’re onto bigger and better things now!

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Joanna     at 1:57 am

Sounds like one big head ache. Anyway, I like your new title and look. Very chic!

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Molly     at 2:00 am

Love the new name and format. Both seem so much more professional.

In terms of the lawsuit, it sucks but I’m glad you’re being positive about it. I stumbled upon their website a few times accidentally while trying to get to yours, so there was def room for confusion…

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Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep     at 2:03 am

Love it! So sorry you had to go through all of that. I can’t even imagine.

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Erin     at 2:09 am

I’m sorry you’ve had to go through this! I love the new name, though. I agree that the magazine people just have sour grapes about your blog getting the top position on the search engines. As you said… onward and upward, and I look forward to seeing this “new” blog grow. :)

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Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble)     at 2:11 am

Ohmigosh that would be totally scary! But you definitely made the best of a bad situation. LOVE the new blog!

xo

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Jessica Sinclair     at 2:15 am

LOVE the new look! The new picture is fabulous! Can’t wait to read more… glad that this one is all yours. Not that I would go anywhere anways, I love you recipes (and your dogs are too cute for words).

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katiebiss     at 2:15 am

Congrats on the new chapter in your blogging life! You won’t lose us babe! Change takes a bit to get used to but you know what, YOU are the reason we come back. Not the name of your blog!

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Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess     at 2:17 am

Congratulations!! New and wonderful things are coming your way :) I love the new look!!

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Dawn     at 2:23 am

Congratulations! And cheers to not caving in to high-priced lawyers. It’s the ultimate nah nah nah nah!

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Katy (The Singing Runner)     at 2:26 am

I LOVE the new name Emily! So clever!

And the layout is great. Everything is fantastic!

I know that it was stressful, but you handled yourself with grace and I applaud you! :)

Here’s to great new things on Daily Garnish! :)

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Kamaile     at 2:26 am

Great name and I will continue to be a daily reader! Love your blog!

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Orla     at 2:29 am

Love the new look and name- no matter what it’s called, it’ll always be one of my favourite blogs :)

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Shannon @ A Better Me     at 2:29 am

I love it! Congratulations! Sometimes change can be a refreshing thing that we need.

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Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)     at 2:31 am

Congratulations! Onwards and upwards, I say! Love the new look and new name with the same awesome content.

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Meghan     at 2:36 am

Congrats Emily! I love the new page!

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Blog is the New Black     at 2:38 am

CONGRATS! :)

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Michelle D     at 2:38 am

I’m with you all the way! Congrats Emily!

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Ana     at 2:38 am

Congrats Emily! What a situation, I am sorry to hear about all you went through, but keeping positive like you did was the way to go, you are an amazing woman!
I like the new name and blog, and I know will alwayslove your recipes, just as I always did!
Ana

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Sarah R     at 2:39 am

It’s perfect! And even though it wasn’t something that you thought would happen right now, I think you handled yourself very well and made the best of the situation.

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Carly     at 2:46 am

Everything looks so great, Emily!! It’s amazing how quickly you got it done! As everyone else has said, you are so graceful and positive :)

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amanda     at 2:47 am

I am excited about the new site too, congrats on pushing through!!

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness)     at 2:49 am

You’ve got such an amazing and positive outlook in live despite the trials you’ve been through – I love it!

Everything is updated and I’m excited for what’s next! :)

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Corey @ the runners cookie     at 2:50 am

Jeez, how stressful!! So glad that you turned it into a positive new chapter of your blog – can’t wait to keep reading, Emily!

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Colleen     at 2:57 am

Congratulations on the new site! I think the new name is perfect – love the colors too.

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Karen @ Gravy Training     at 2:59 am

I can’t imagine how hard it would be to go through so much turmoil in such a short amount of time! I’m so impressed with your ability to roll with the punches and come up with an awesome new blog. Yours is one of my favorites. I’m changing all my links over right now so you don’t get lost!

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Maissa     at 3:03 am

LOVE IT! It looks great and the name is perfect.

I hate that you had to deal with super stupid copy-right crap, all while dealing with your accident etc. Here’s to hoping that things calm down.

Anyway, your blog continues to be one of my favorites, no matter the name.

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Imwaytoobusy     at 3:05 am

Congrats on the change! I love the new look. Best of luck :)

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Tess     at 3:06 am

Congrats on your new site! Sorry you had to go through all that mess to get it but I love the name and always look forward to your posts!

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Victoria     at 3:07 am

I love the new look, and the new name!

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Megan     at 3:08 am

Love, love, love the new look! Congrats!

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kelly     at 3:08 am

Love, love, love it!!!!

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karolina     at 3:15 am

re-branding is cool. think justin timberlake leaving nsync for a successful solo career and now a potential academy award nominee. bring sexy back emily!*

*kidding of course. just my way of saying i think everyone is behind you on this and screw those lawyers! i like the new name and will remain a loyal reader.

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Dorry     at 3:20 am

So excited for you and the new blog! It’s perfect. Updating my Google Reader and my Blogroll right now. :)

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Felicia (a taste of health with balance)     at 3:25 am

love the new look emily!! change is good, and im sorry you had to go through all of that :( excited for you!

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Melissa @ Delectable Living     at 3:25 am

Some people are crazy! Everything on the new blog looks great, very easy to follow along from TFB.

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Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef     at 3:25 am

LOVE it!

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Heather H     at 3:25 am

Here’s what I find funny – your blog seems to generate a TON of traffic, so if your name was close to whatever magazine decided to come after you, I would think they would BENEFIT from the additional hits. Anyways – love the new name. Keep up the wonderful and inspiring work!

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Jordan Wandfluh Reply:

I thought that as well! I guess they didn’t think of the good in all of this.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)     at 3:26 am

Congrats on making this move, the new blog name, the new blog, the migration, changing everything…my goodness my dear lady, you have HAD a 2010 to beat all, havent you!

Thanks for filling us in on everything that has been happening legally surrounding it all. Wow. I dont envy being in your shoes opening that letter and dealing with all this but your wonderful attitude is shining thru and that’s awesome that you are just rollin’ with the changes.

Already updated my ‘Reader and blogroll!

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valerie     at 3:28 am

Sorry to hear you had to go through all the b.s. I love the look of the new website and I look forward to following your new blog.

you are awesome!

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey     at 3:46 am

Congrats Emily – I <3 the new site!

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Maggie     at 4:07 am

Emily, I love the new name and the new look! I think it’s great. Everything happens for a reason, right? Onward and upward!

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Carrie     at 4:11 am

Congrats on the move! I’ll follow you anywhere!

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Jess@atasteofconfidence     at 4:13 am

You are handling on this gracefully, and I love the new look!

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Emily @ For Sweets Sake     at 4:31 am

So when I first read this, I was kind of sad thinking someone tried to mess with your life and your blog, but now I’m really happy for you! I think this will be a great change and you’ll be able to almost “start fresh” with an already loyal following of readers so congrats and can’t wait to see what’s to come on the Daily Garnish :)

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Amber K     at 4:42 am

While I’m so sorry that you’ve had to go through all of this, I LOVE the new design and I love the new name. I especially love that you thought about it and I love the reasoning behind it.

And I have “liked” you on Facebook now. I didn’t even know TFB was on facebook, so now I can “like” Daily Garnish!

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Vanessa     at 4:49 am

I love it!! Even though it was a horrible experience, everything happens for a reason!! “The Frontburner Blog” was a stepping stone to your new and improved “Daily Garnish” blog.

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Ashley     at 4:56 am

Looks like the new look is going over well!!! Congrats girl. I know how hard the past few months have been and I’m just so happy things are really moving forward. I absolutely love the new name + the design. It fits you so well. Now you can take a breath. :) xoxoxo

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Marie     at 5:02 am

Wow! I am a firm believer that things always happen for a reason! This can only mean great things for you. I actually LOVE the new name and the header! I love the carrot. Honestly, no matter the name or look, I follow because of the content. ;)

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christina cadden     at 12:13 am

Congrats and sorry you had to go through that.

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RachelSD     at 6:29 am

Looks great, Emily! I’m a lawyer (don’t kill me), and I’m really sorry you had to change everything to avoid a massive legal nightmare. The good news is your redesigned blog is beautiful and the new sidebar photo is really nice. Have fun with it. :)

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Laur     at 7:08 am

Love the new picture of you (the old one didn’t do you justice) and love the new format. I love that you turned something that could have been so horrible into something positive and inspiring. I can’t wait to see what you do with your blog in the next year!

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Claire     at 8:41 am

Love the new name! Love the new images! Love your whole Blog!

Bookmarks all updated.

Claire (UK) x

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lena     at 9:47 am

Love it!!!

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Lauren     at 11:35 am

Congrats on moving forward! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Daily Garnish!

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Mary     at 11:39 am

For the record, I LOVE The blog update, and the new name is so cute. Great job, Emily! :)

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Lauren     at 12:00 pm

wow! I had no idea that they could do this. I know that my URL is definitely not original but when I started my blog, I had no intentions of what it is today. I should probably look into changing mine at some point as well.

I love the new name and layout. It’s so perfect!

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Aimee     at 12:03 pm

I love the new site and the new name! Congratulations!!

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April (cooperlily and blue)     at 12:39 pm

It looks great!!!

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Therese     at 12:54 pm

Oh, Emily! I LOVE it! Perhaps that email was fate?!

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Elizabeth     at 1:03 pm

Love the new site. Love the new name. It looks great and the transition was seamless (at least for your readers.) The new photo of you is very classy. I ALWAYS look forward to your posts.

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine     at 1:04 pm

CONGRATS!! I remember you talking about this at Foodbuzz and you seemed so wracked by it…I’m glad you got things figured out. And I love the new name and design!!

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Jessica (Daly Authenticity)     at 1:17 pm

Emily,

You have such a positive attitude about all of this. I am inspired by that. I can’t imagine getting that letter in the midst of your injury, but you handled it with such grace! I love the new name and of course, I’ve already changed everything over and liked you on Facebook! Here’s to exciting times!

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Suzanne @ Continuing My Education     at 1:19 pm

Congrats on your transition! Changed all my feeds and liked you on fb! Hope you can relax now and enjoy your holiday!

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Hope     at 1:26 pm

Congrats on the name change and the new blog site! I think this a change for the better! I’m sorry that you had to go through all of that. I would read your blog regardless of what it is called. I LOVE it! :)

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Alayna @ Thyme Bombe     at 1:31 pm

I’m so sorry you had to go through all that. It isn’t fair that the person with the most money wins in these situations. However, I’m so glad you’ve used this as an opportunity to better your site and move on to a new phase of life and blogging! Congratulations, I love the new look!

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Katie     at 1:34 pm

Intense!! I love the new name though, it fits perfectly.

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Teri [a foodie stays fit]     at 1:36 pm

yay!!! Congrats on getting this all taken care of! I know it was incredibly stressful for you but you did it! And it looks great. And I LOVE the new name. Even more than The Front Burner actually!

I updated all my links in my feeds/blogroll. Thanks for the reminder!

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Heather @ Dietitian on the Run     at 1:43 pm

I came back here to link back to your White Choc. Chip Vegan cookies and initially thought I landed in the wrong spot! But nope, just a fresh new look! In spite of the chaos that led to this, be proud!! Because this site looks GREAT! Still very much you :)

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Katie (The Boston Marathoner)     at 1:50 pm

Amazing! I love the new look, new header, and new name. I am always up for a fresh start – enjoy it!!

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alexe @ soyaetchocolat.com     at 1:51 pm

Oh, I love the new name and the new design! It’s more feminine. I already changed the link to your blog on mine. :) Congratulations!

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Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)     at 2:06 pm

LOOOOOOOOOVE it!! And obviously I’m not the only one :)

Everything happens for a reason… even mean lawyer letters ;)

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Amy     at 2:09 pm

I’ve been reading your page, love it (and made that sprout/apple/pear dish yesterday delish!!) congrats on handling that so gracefully, took a lot of strength to make something positive out of that news! new page looks great:)

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Theresa @ActiveEggplant     at 2:15 pm

Very nice Emily! Sad to see The Front Burner go, but I really like the new look & blog name! I especially like how you kept the bottom of the header image a swoopy/curvy line just like the image on TFB – a bit of the familiar with the new.

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Alaina     at 2:16 pm

I can only imagine how scary and nerve-wracking it must have been to make this switch, but everything looks great!! Congratulations on the successful transformation :)

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Wendy     at 2:35 pm

Love the name and the new look – change is good!

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Kerr     at 2:38 pm

I am so sorry you had to go through all that! But I love the new site and the new name!!

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Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker     at 2:45 pm

How exciting!!! Congrats on your change. Can’t wait to see what’s to come, girl! <3

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Sarah     at 2:48 pm

The new design fits your concept beautifully! The name is perfect. Fresh start for the new year-I bet you’re pretty excited! Glad to see you doing so much better Emily!

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Tricia B     at 2:53 pm

Once again you’re facing the challenge and overcoming all obstacles. Congratulations – I love the name and the look. Updating the new info! Merry Christmas :)

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jodi     at 2:56 pm

Love the new blog name and style! Change is always good….out with the old!!!!! Congrats :)

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Jessie     at 3:07 pm

The new blog looks great! I am sorry you had to go through such a tough time but am excited to see what the Daily Garnish has in store for us!

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Dynamics     at 3:10 pm

Wow, 169 comments and all positive!!! I think you hit a grand slam out of the park. Fantastic job! Picture me sticking my tongue out and wiggling my fingers at the company who caused you so much grieve. Your new name and site looks amazing. Kudos to all those who participated, especially Casey for the great dinner he fixed you last night. I bet you woke up with a smile and a lighter chest. You can now enjoy the holidays with a smile. Now get into the kitchen and whip up something great. Who about something with Quinoa.

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Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen     at 3:19 pm

You have such a great attitude, Emily! So sorry you had to go through all that nonsense. I love the new name and the new site is amazing! Keep up the great work!

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Cindy Robinson     at 3:21 pm

So happy for you! It looks great. Love the new revival and moving forward and excited for new things :) So excited to see the new site!

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Natalia - a side of simple     at 3:22 pm

This is amazing. It looks great and I’m so excited for you! Congratulations on the new addition to your family, because isn’t that what a blog is? ;)

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jeff     at 3:22 pm

can you get a little more drama in your life, please? very gracefully done and i love the new name! matter of fact, i’ve already forgotten the last one – front burner what?

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Jen     at 3:23 pm

No matter what this site is called, I’ll still come back for the incredible recipes, awesome fitness entries and adorable doggies. Congrats on the new site design, and for making the best of the situation. It looks endearing and like a kitchen!

(I made your Pumpkin, pomegranate and “fig” cake for a holiday party. I substituted fig for apricot preserves out of time and inaccessibility. We’ll see how people like it)

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R @ Learning As I Chop     at 3:40 pm

Congrats on the new name! Good for you for seeing it as a positive

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Kelly     at 3:40 pm

Love the new name, sorry you had to go through all this, I remember when you were tweeting about it. So annoying!

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SueP     at 3:45 pm

I am super-excited about the searchable, printable, recipe page!

Congratulations on your new(est) venture!

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Anne P     at 4:02 pm

Whoa! That’s crazy about all that with the copyright, etc. I’m impressed you handled things so gracefully. Congrats on the new blog – we’ll all still be here to watch you grow! :)

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Meagan     at 4:20 pm

I would have done lots of crying too – that’s such an invasion of all that you’ve worked to do. DG looks great though – you are so good at what you do Emily – I really enjoy your blog :D

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Syndie     at 4:32 pm

Love your new name and new site!! Congrats on a smooth transition and beating those bullies!

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Holly     at 11:49 am

Emily, I’m very excited for you and the new blog. Congratulations on the switch and a fresh start!

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Maryann     at 12:36 pm

Emily,
I love your new blog name and the site looks really good and of course it’s a great picture of you. I’ve added it to my favorites and will continue to log in daily as much as possible.
What a Christmas present a new site. It looks very professional and the colors are very earthy.
We missed the snow and that’s okay for now.
Blessings,
Lancaster CO PA Gal

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Amanda     at 1:04 pm

Emily,

I love your ability to see the positive in a freaky situation. You are such a light. Your new site looks awesome. Onward and Upward. You go girl!

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Heather     at 2:08 pm

The site looks great! I loved it before, but this is fun and even more colorful. And bravo on your attitude/eventual response to the email/lawsuit. Ugh to them. You likely have way more fans and reach than they do.
Anyway, congrats and to the moon!

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Miava     at 2:51 pm

Lawyers. *sigh* We’ve seen the whole ” you stole my trademark/name thing a few times. Yep. Changing the name is the best move you could have made even if unfair….And it IS exciting and fun to see the changes ;)

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Emily Malone Reply:

That’s nice to hear from another lawyer. I definitely feel like I made the right decision, and even if I had fought and won, I would have felt it hanging over my head as I moved forward.

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PressureCookerDiaries     at 3:18 pm

That happened with us and another of our blogs. We ended up putting a note in the “about us” page saying we were in no way affiliated with the other book or concept, and that was good enough. You probably could have done something similar as well.

I like the new site. Keep up the fun writing.

P.S. You guys don’t have snow, that’s a dusting!

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Emily Malone Reply:

I wish that would have been enough! This group was not messing around. I had to fight a bit for what I did get to keep!

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PressureCookerDiaries Reply:

Yikes! Well sounds like it was the best thing to get a new site then.

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Charlie     at 6:07 pm

I saw your tweet a while ago asking what would be a great name to replace the front burner and it really intrigued me. Now I understand ;).
Love the new header.

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Gabrielle     at 7:26 pm

I love it, great job! I updated my live bookmark feed for Firefox too.

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Kim     at 8:20 pm

LOVE the new Daily Garnish Emily!
You’ve done a wonderful job!!! :)

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Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly     at 9:16 pm

Oh, Emily, it’s gorgeous! I’m glad it’s been so seamless so far. :-)

I can’t believe they decided to sue a blogger over a name conflict. Seriously? Regardless, I love the new color scheme and can’t wait to see the updates come in!

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em     at 3:22 pm

it looks good! sorry you ran into issues with the other site (which also looked good!) but this is definitely making the most out of the situation and i like your new design :)

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Mary     at 6:58 pm

Emily,
Love your new name and site, way to go. I also love your writing style easy to follow and keep’s my interest. Love the fact that you include pictures of your dogs, shows that you are a caring person. Now for the best gift; something homemade and from the heart, ie: my sister is hoisting Christmas this year, so I purchased a great retro apron for her to ware Christmas day and, wrapped up some homemade jam to go with it.

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Becca     at 4:55 am

Ugh, Emily, I’m so angry with those people! A quick Google search reveals several magazines by that name, so goodness only knows what right they think they have to it. The craziest thing about the American legal system is that if someone decides to sue you and loses, you still have to pay the costs. I say this often, but I am so glad to live where I do!

But onto happier topics – Daily Garnish is a fab name, and I wish you every success with it!

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Melanie     at 11:51 pm

So scary!! But I’m so glad you were able to transfer all of your blog content over to a new layout. I would’ve hated to lose you! Congrats on the new page and I look forward to all your new and fresh ideas!

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Jil B.     at 3:22 pm

The new blog looks fabulous Emily! GREAT JOB!

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Chicago Cuisine Critique     at 1:48 pm

That stinks that you even had to go through all of the trouble. The new site looks wonderful and of course I will still be following along. Congrats on the new name! :)

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Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner     at 2:33 pm

Wow, I’ve been away from the blog world for awhile I guess! I like the new name and am excited for your new site!!

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Summer     at 10:31 am

Give us this blog, our Daily Garnish…I love it! I know I’m a little late to respond, but I’ve not had access to the Internets. I’ll admit, I was a little curious to find you were changing it (I really liked the old site and header and such), but I think the site looks very classy, very you.

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Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Summer!

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Tori @ FIToriBLOG.com     at 5:53 pm

WOW! That sounds stressful!

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Brad     at 7:16 pm

Wow, just found your site and read this. That’s all I needed to see, I’m subscribing! Thanks for working hard to open people’s eyes. Best of luck!

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www.theevolvinghomemaker.com     at 6:41 pm

WOW. Lame. And great. But still lame. Hope this new change works out for you! We certainly love it!

:)
Jen

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Baking 'n' Books     at 3:00 pm

Love your evolution. I’m really stuck on a name myself. I want to change – but I know it’s hard to keep readers and I’m just a ‘blip’!

What do you mean when you mention the lawyers though?

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