But not anymore!
What do you think of the new design? Jackie @ Memories By Design created this beautiful blog design for me! And I love it!
In case you haven't been through this process before, or were curious to see how it works, I thought I would share a bit about it!
First, Jackie sent me a questionnaire to figure out my style and what I was looking for in my blog design. There were about 10 questions, and I answered most with lengthy descriptions of what I liked. I also included examples of blogs that I liked the look of.
I sent her this photo as a basic color palette inspiration.
I liked the repetitive geometric pattern of the bedspread. I liked the grey and yellow. I liked the crisp and clean look to it. And I even liked the pink on the chair.
So from this, and a few other photos and details that I explained, she came up with what you are looking at now. I mean, it's right on!
Yesterday was installation day. That consisted of a lot of emailing back and forth to organize the blog as it was being installed. We probably sent over 20 emails to each other with quick questions and answers.
At one point, I wanted to see what it would look like to add a little pink to the blog, like in the photo above. So I sent her this:
She changed the color for me of the "visited site" link, but after seeing it live I realized it was too colorful. It sort of lost the clean and simple look. So we went back to classic grey and I'm glad we did. Story of my life. :)
So in total, with all my specific requests and organizing everything it took only a few hours yesterday afternoon!
I'm so excited to have what feels like a REAL blog now!
I could not recommend Jackie more. She was an absolute delight to work with. Quick to respond, extremely helpful, clear and organized. And she hit the nail on the head with the design in the first shot! It was easier than I ever could have imagined.
Be sure to stop by her site to check out her portfolio! She books quickly--so if you are looking for a blog design, contact her soon! She is only taking on 2 more clients for 2011, so hurry! And if you don't get her in time, it's worth the wait. Trust me!