January 30, 2016 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Reflections

Filmed a quick vlog covering these announcements, so I could tell you “in person”!

Exciting Announcement #1 – New Happy Indulgence!

New Happy Indulgence

Today’s my birthday and I thought – what better time to launch the new look Happy Indulgence?

Welcome to our new and revamped Happy Indulgence! It’s been 2 years since I last redesigned the site, and I thought it was finally time to update it with a fresh new look, but keeping the things that make us unique! We’re proud to be the pinkest blog in the blogosphere with our signature blissful happy cloud.

Thank you so much to the lovely Steph @ These Paper Hearts for translating my convoluted and ever-changing thoughts into something that we completely LOVE! I’m completely stoked with our new home and couldn’t have wished for a better site.

Exciting Announcement #2 – I’m going to be on radio!

OZYA Feb 7_update

Also I know some of you guys are wondering about my exciting announcement that I’ve been going about all week – I’m going to be on the radio!!! 

Last week, I was contacted by ABC Radio to kickstart a new monthly YA segment, promoting Aussie YA Books. The radio presenter recognised me at a few events and checked out my blog, and invited me to join her segment! I’ll be presenting alongside Rhianna Patrick of #ABCRhi and Lecturer (Children’s and YA Books) Sarah Mayor Cox.

Each month, we’ll be talking about 2 Aussie YA books, with the first two being Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (whom I recently interviewed here) and Akarnae by Lynette Noni!

You can tune into the first OzYAY! segment at:

Sunday February 7 
QLD Time: 6-7 pm
NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS Time: 7-8 pm
WA Time: 4-5 pm
SA Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Find your local ABC station here: or tune in online at or via the ABC radio app. (This means you can listen in if you’re not in Australia!)

To join in on the conversation, use the hashtag #ABCRhi on Twitter or call in on 1300 800 222 or SMS 0467 922 612. We’ll be answering your questions live on air!

Facebook Chat with Lynette Noni and Alison Goodman

Following the segment, Lynette Noni (Author of Akarnae) and Alison Goodman (Author of Lady Helen and the Eon series) will be available on Facebook to answer questions live from 7-7:30pm QLD Time or 8-8:30pm Sydney time.

3 years ago when I started Happy Indulgence, I never thought blogging would lead to such an exciting opportunity. As you can probably imagine, I’m completely STOKED to be a part of such a fantastic venture and not to mention a little bit nervous! I hope you’ll all be able to tune in and support Aussie YA!


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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Tiktok@happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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  1. OMG OMG OMG JEANN IT LOOKS FANTASTIC! I love how it still has a smidge of your old theme left, but how it has some great new features too! Thanks for sharing Jeann! <3

    • Thanks so much Steph for EVERYTHING! Ahhh I love it so much. Definitely not weird at all, I'm not sure how many hours I spent on that all weekend XD

    • Thank you so much Braine! I am so excited about it and that we'll be able to promote Aussie YA every month! The possibilities are endless. 🙂

    • Thank you so much Amanda! I'm glad that you like the design even though pink isn't your favourite hehe. I definitely wanted to go cleaner for my new design. I appreciate it! <3

    • Thank you so much Jade for the birthday wishes! I'm so excited that you can listen online and there's that option too. Hehe yes I have been busy lately but will have my January recap up soon – filmed it at the same time.

  2. keionda

    OMG! Congrats!! I LURVE the new site look and especially the cute little happy cloud!! And the pink is DEF the best thing EVA! You guys are so awesome and so friendly here and really I could go on, and on, and ON about all the awesome things you guys do here but I digress…THE FREAKING RADIO?? SERIOUSLY?? That. is. so. freaking. COOLIO! I know you have to be stoked! But you deserve all the best girlie! Happy belated birthday as well! <3

    • Thank you so much Keionda! I'm crazily excited about the radio, I just can't believe it's all happening this week! Thank you so much for your excitement and support for me always, I really appreciate it!

    • Thanks so much Wattle, it was an awesome day! You can definitely listen in the link provided! I'm super excited and love the design too!

  3. aentee @ read at midnight

    I have been sitting on my hands all excited about this news ever since you told me. I am SO HAPPY for you Jeann, you're so deserving – and I am so glad to see you prove that book bloggers DO get opportunities, so long as you work hard and put yourself out there 😀 Congratulations on the new layout as well, it's so beautiful and sleek!

    • Awwww Aentee thanks so much for being there when I was absolutely freaking about it lol! I know, who would have thought that book blogging could lead to this? Thank you we're so excited about it!

  4. Jaz


    I looooooove the new design it's so clean but still got that pink Happy Indulgence feel!

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  5. YAYAYAYAY I'm still so bloody excited for you, and will definitely be tuning in if nothing pops up on Sunday night! You are the most deserving person, and I know you'll make the Aussie YA community proud <3 <3 Also BEAUTIFUL new blog design, I love how clean it is, and that it's still similar to the previous one <3

    • Thanks Rochelle i definitely did get a few bookish goodies! It was a good birthday. I'm super excited about it, thanks for the support!

  6. I LOOOOOOVE the new look!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! And your announcement! DUDE- that is seriously epic! I will definitely need to listen to it- granted, it will be at 3am, but who's kidding who, I am generally up then anyway. I seriously am so excited for you, you deserve it, lady! Talk about a great start to your next year of life 😀
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    • Thank you Shannon, we love it so much here! I know, I just can\’t believe that I\’ll be ON RADIO, I\’m still screaming about it! Ahhhh it means a lot to me that you guys are still thinking of listening even at that time! <3 I\'m excited too!

  7. Maraia

    Wow, Jeanne, this is so exciting! I can't believe you're going to be on the radio, I never would have thought that could come out of blogging. I can't wait to listen to it! What a fun way to celebrate your birthday, with a great new blog design and news like this. 😀

  8. danielleisbusyreading

    Happy Birthday, Jeann! The new sight is absolutely lovely. The pink works perfectly, and the everything is so easy to navigate. LOVE!
    And that is so amazing you will be on the radio! How very cool. Wishing you the best of luck! <3

  9. booksbonesbuffy

    Happy birthday Jeann! Your site is just lovely:-) And what a fabulous announcement, being on the radio! That's super exciting, and I'm glad I have an option to listen, even though I live in the US. You're going to be awesome:-D

    • Thank you so much Tammy! I\’m so excited with the opportunity to present, and spread the love for YA! Thank you Tammy <3 for the vote of confidence.

  10. thebigfatf

    Firstly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAL!!!! *throws confetti and gives hugs* WOO HOO!!!! I hope your birthday was filled with soooooo many books!
    Secondly, AHHHH!!! I can't wait to hear you on the radio and go "HA! I know that gal!!! Well, virtually." Good luck, I know you'll ace it. WOO HOO!!!
    Thirdly, I am ABSOLUTELY in love with this new blog design. It still has that Happy Indulgence iconic look to it but at the same time, has vamped up!!!

    • Thank you so much Faith! I really did get lots of bookish gifts <3 Awww you are the sweetest, thank you so much for taking some time to tune in! I completely agree, I wanted to keep what made us iconic, but improve it!

    • JOY YOU ARE MAKING ME BLUSH. Thank you so much lovely! Yep, you can definitely listen in online on the link provided. Just need to check timezones, I think it might be in the middle of the night for US peeps!

  11. Nerdybirdy @ Daydreaming Books

    I love this new design, it's so clean and beautiful!! And congratulations! Oh and a very happy birthday!

    • Thank you so much Lucia! I\’m so excited, and thank you for taking the time to see if you can check it out! I\’m super excited 😀

  12. Brett Michael Orr

    JEANN! I *love* the new website! It looks AMAZING! Congrats on the radio segment – BUT THIS WEBSITE. The shade of pink is perfect, and the web developer in me is loving how fluid and fast it seems to be – definitely an awesome new improvement!
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    • Thank you so much Brett, I got help with the new website and you can tell a web developer did it for me! I\’m super excited about the radio segment and can\’t wait!

  13. omggg, congrats on this intense awesomeness, Jeann! YOU ARE FAMOUS. I AM IN THE PRESENCE OF A FAMOUS BLOGGER. :') *flails copiously* Also the new design is gorgeous. I love how it's still really Happy Indulgencey but new and fresh?! SO HUZZZZZAH!!! Ahem

    (Also happy birthday! :D)

    • OMG CAIT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORDS OMG. I just can\’t believe I\’ll be on radio, I\’m absolutely DYING! Yessss I love the new site so much! The old one was getting a bit dated, and I couldn\’t be happier!

  14. fiddlerblue

    I love the design! What an eye-candy 🙂 and I can't wait to hear what you'll be talking about on radio. Congratulations! Such an exciting opportunity 😀

    • Thank you so much lovely! We\’ll be talking about the latest Aussie reads, and I\’m super excited about it! Thanks for your lovely words <3

  15. hopelessbookaddict

    That's so cool!!! I'm so happy you got this opportunity, and that Aussie YA gets to make its mark now. Ah, congratulations!!!

  16. Rebecca

    Such amazing news, Jeann! So happy for you and to be spreading the word about OzYA. Your new blog design is also a dazzler 😉

  17. JEANN, JEANN, JEANNNNNN! I'm so incredibly in love with the new look! I've always liked the simplicity of your blog look, but I'm in love with this one. *stares at the pretty*
    And you're going to be on radio! I'm so so so proud of you! You're the perfect person for this kind of thing and you can bet your ass I'll be listening to the segment. I'll have someone record it for me if I'm not awake! But seriously, congratulations! I'm so happy for you and you deserve ALL the fabulous things! <3
    Oh and before I forget, Happy Birthday, beautiful friend! I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have you as a friend! 🙂
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    • AHHH NICK! Thank you so much for your awesomely excited comment hehe! I\’m really excited about the segment as you know and can\’t believe it still! Thank you so much <3 You\'re not too bad yourself 😉

  18. Shannelle C.

    First of all, everything looks SO PRETTY. And congratulations on the radio gig, you're going to be awesome. And this is such a cool birthday announcement, and I'm so happy for you!

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