April 11, 2013

Mama Got a Makeover

Leave it to me to be sentimental about this brand new blog look. I'm weird about blog design, guys.

It's so personal for me. Because this place is me. I am more at home here, letting these words out and connecting with people who read them, than I am almost anywhere on earth. It's my shelter. The place I built, brick by brick, and invited you into for tea and conversation.

I wanted it to reflect that. So I don't trust just anyone to decorate the frame that holds my words. It's not that they're very special. But they're mine.


Most of you know Fran, and despite the photo above (which is award-worthy in its awkwardness), she's my pal. She is also the only person I've ever handed this blog over to, and after wading through my indecisiveness  as well as at least 20 emails back and forth (example: Me- Um, will I still have a comments section? Fran- You're dumb. [Okay, she didn't say that, but she should have.]), she revamped this space into exactly what I wanted- something simple, soothing, and fresh.

This long post is just to say that I couldn't be happier with the new look, and I highly recommend Fran if you're in the market for one. (Her design site.) She somehow fit the puzzle pieces of all my meandering ideas together and made it all make sense.

And see? We're friends and it's not even awkward...well...

21 kind comments from you:

Jen said...

Love love the new look!!! :)

Chantal said...

Loooove it! I need to get some money up so I can get a new design. I love her work!

Fran said...

Oh my gosh... you would put up that photo haha you silly girl. I love it how you make it sound like 20 emails was so much - try 100+ (can you say, yikes? lol)

applesandglue said...

Looks so very beautiful and so YOU. Perfect!

Dani said...

it's beautiful!!! Very cute :)

Michelle said...

I could not love this design any more. I think I'm jealous of it!

Mrs.B said...

Love it!

Kaylee said...

I love it!

Amanda said...

Cute!!! I think it fits the soothing area you wanted perfectly.

Deanna said...

It looks gorgeous! And thanks for the recommendations. I was just looking for someone to help me!

charla beth said...

You are adorable:) & this new space is perfect, it's so YOU!

greaterexp said...

Fran is obviously a design wizard! Great new look! Just don't change your writing.

Meagan Nixdorf said...

"And it's not even awkward..."
HA! You two are so adorable. And awkward. But it works. :)

Mel said...

Love the new look!

Nicole Marie said...

I love the fresh simple look. I have always just done my blog myself (obviously), but maybe I should look into getting it revamped. You're so right. Our blogs act as a reflection of us. Apparently mine says I'm cheap ;)

Jane Adensam said...

Loooove it! Uber cute!

Erinn C.D. said...

love love love it.

JG said...

I love it! Fran does fantastic work!

Mrs. K said...

Fran has done it again! :)

Cat said...

I love the new look!

beka said...

hahah...i love the funny/awkward pictures.
reminds me of me and my sisters....lol.

i LOVE the new design of your blog, lady! seriously. wow.

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