Notice anything different today? Yep, I’ve given my blog a makeover. Yes, I can hear you – it’s about freakin’ time! Yep, I can’t believe I put up with all that green for so long.
Did I do it all by my lonesome? Yeahright… Whaddya think I am Einstein or something? You should know me better than that by now.
But a couple of weeks ago, I was cruising around on Candid Carrie’s blog and she had linked to a website called Indelible Creations that was giving away a free blog makeover. I didn’t end up winning the free makeover, but I got to poking around to some of her design samples and I really liked them (Texas Mommy was my favorite!).
Then I got to looking at her price list and I was very surprised. I’d never thought about getting a makeover, but I just sort of assumed, it would be pretty expensive. But I was surprised – this was the price of a nice blouse or a pair of shoes. That was affordable, even to someone on a budget like me.
So Lex and I got to E-mailing back and forth – what kind of colors did I like? What kind of blog designs did I like the best? What did I think about sidebars, signatures, and other little doo-hickeys? She sent me some samples. Ooops, I didn’t like them. So she went back and got some different ones. I liked them better, but we still weren’t there. On the third try, we had this great turquoise/black/white color scheme and I loved the swirlies and the different textures! Then we did some more test samples and started making little “tweaks” – changing colors, playing with placement, getting the background just right.
I’ll tell you, she is a perfectionist! We probably went back and forth for about a week until we were both completely satisfied. And now we’re live as of today and I just LOVE it. I love bold, dramatic color combinations and I love my signature. I wish my handwriting looked like that! And we worked hard to come up with fun little sidebars that would be unique for my blog. I hope you like it.
PS: If you really like it, pop over and see Lex and maybe she can whip up something fabulous for you too. If you purchase a makeover within the next two weeks, she will throw in a free signature and sidebars for free. That’s a $10 value! What are you waiting for – click here – go now!