Things Are Looking Different Around Here. . .

If you have been reading my blog before yesterday, then you may remember it being white, bland, plain, simple, and. . .well. . .boring.

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! 


  1. says

    Your new blog looks great and thanks for posting about the process. I would like to update the look of my blog as well but I was afraid of how difficult it might be. It was nice to hear it was an easy process.

  2. says

    I love the color scheme! I am new to your blog but I love it! Every thing that you post is helpful is one way or another!


  3. says

    I LOVE the new look! So fresh & clean. Perfect for your amazing blog!

    By the way, loved meeting you last night! Check your email for the picture that I sent you. Can’t wait to get together again!

  4. Anonymous says

    I love your site and subscribe via email so I never have to miss a hair tutorial. :) I think the new design is beautiful … loving the clean look and color combo … but yellow is a very hard color for me to “read” if that makes any sense. I didn’t see anybody else comment on that so it must just be me. :)

    P.S. Thanks to your excellent advice and tutorials, I get compliments on my hair all the time now! I started using the products you recommended and am a big fan of the big barrel curling iron. XOXO

  5. Anonymous says

    I do like the new look, but I’m with anonymous..unfortunately these eyes be needing “cheaters” soon because I also have trouble reading yellow.



  6. Chelsey V says

    So lovely! Grey and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations too. I just discovered your blog and am already reading on a daily basis! keep on being fabulous!

  7. says

    How pretty!! And I love it! In fact I just had a blog makeover very recently and went with a gray and yellow theme too!! I am loving that combination right now!! :)

  8. Anonymous says

    I recently coloured my hair following the information you provided and I have never had so many compliments after highlights. Thank you. Love your blog.

  9. Anonymous says

    Hello from Tokyo, Japan. I love your blog, even though I’m 14, I still like to read what’s going on in people’s lives!! ^_^

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *