Thursday, March 5, 2015

1000th Post... and a fresh look!

This post is a big one, y'all... It's my 1000th post on this blog!  How the heck did that happen?  It's sort of like a blog birthday, in a way.  And by coincidence, I'm also debuting a new look on the website at the same time.

For those of you using a reader... here's a peek at the new look!

I've had a hankering to redesign my blog, but aside from a logo a few years back I've been DIYing it on my own.  It kind of felt like I'd been coloring my own hair for a while, and I wanted a fresh perspective.  When I saw Fran's blog redesign, I loved how classic and sophisticated it looked.  I contacted Maru to see if she might be able to help me.  We spent three days working together, including using Pinterest and collaboration to come up with a mood board:

Then, today, it went live!  I really love how it turned out.  I'm not that gifted at code, so a static menu bar and some of the other widget titles and things were not within my wheelhouse.  I really can't believe how much change happened in just a few short days.

The old design, for reference.

I did enjoy working on my old design myself, and it had its merits.  It also had a lot of color.  But I was itching for a change... is it a coincidence that I'm turning thirty this month?  Probably not.  I couldn't be happier with the way things turned out; I feel like this design, more so than the old one, represents how I want to be seen as a blogger, person, whatever.  A little more Kate Spade, a little less Rainbow Brite.  Hope you like it as much as I do.

You will see some things in old posts, like my old signature doubled on top of the new one.... that's because of my DIY coding and ain't nobody got time to go back and delete them, so...  yeah!

Thanks for reading even a fraction of these 1000 posts!


  1. Looks great! Very clean and streamlined. I have been tinkering with mine for a while, and I know it's super busy...but then I kinda realized I am super busy and seemed fitting.

  2. I love the clean look, it feels more grown-up or something? Like I said, it might be that turning thirty has me in blog makeover mode. But from a practical side of things, having Maru clean up the theme also meant she cleaned up the code, and that is making everything so much easier "behind the scenes" for me. I spend less time cleaning up things that built up during years of DIY.

  3. I love the new look of your blog! It's always like a treat to yourself when you update something and are happy with it. 1000 posts too! Wow! Congrats girl! Keeping blogging on :)

  4. Thank you Kati! Working with Maru was great, she made a lot of changes for me along the way!

  5. very fresh and modern look!! always so fun to update the site!

    lacee swan

  6. love love love the new look! and congrats on the blog milestone :)

  7. Thank you so much, Jess! I love the clean design of your blog.


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