Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Blog Makeover by ALB Designs

You might notice my blog looks a little different these days, thanks to my friend Amanda at ALB Designs!  I connected with Amanda several months ago when I stumbled across her blog, diary of a (semi) health nut, and we instantly became email friends!  Amanda has been a great support and resource to me as I started my blogging journey.  When she recently started her design business, I jumped at the chance to work with her to give my blog a make over.


I had started out using one of the basic themes on Blogger, but I never thought it looked as professional as some of the other blogs I follow.  There were not many font choices by default, so I would use different ones each time, as I tried to find one I liked, so the look of my posts were not consistent.  I also had the generic social media buttons in my side bar, and had been wanting to find custom ones that all matched.
Before and After

Amanda offered to help me create a header and style sheet for my blog to give it a cohesive look, as well as, set my email list up on Mailchimp.  After filling out a short questionnaire on her website, Amanda emailed me a color scheme and some sample headers and fonts to choose from.  I picked turquoise  and yellow because those are two of my favorite colors that I choose frequently in my outfits and for my home.  After selecting one of the styles, she then gave me some additional options for my header, based on the style and font.  Once I decided on a header that I liked, Amanda updated the theme of my blog.
My color scheme
Amanda also updated my social media buttons to match and moved around some of my widgets to make the page flow better.  She also suggested adding page breaks to my posts so more posts would display on a page, which makes the pages look a lot cleaner.  I am so happy with the way my blog looks now!  It is a true reflection of my personality and something I can be proud of.

Head on over to Amanda's page to read more about my blog make over and see how she can help you!  Right now she is offering 50% off to the next 2 people that sign up and she will honor the discount you see on the "Hire Me" page when you sign up.  Don't forget to tell her Mary (from Real Girl's Realm) sent you!

What do you think of my new look?

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    1. Thank you! They are my favorite colors too!

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    1. I was most excited about getting to choose my favorite colors!! It turned out so perfect!

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  3. I love the new look and the colors you picked out! I plan on switching to self hosted WordPress soon, and I want to do a complete overhaul on my header, color scheme and all. I will definitely have to check out ALB Designs!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I am taking baby steps right now, but my goal is to eventually be on Word Press. I highly recommend Amanda; I love all the blogs she has designed!

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  4. Thank you so much for the amazing review, friend!! I've loved being able to help you out and am SO grateful we have found each other via the internets! <3 <3

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    1. You are so easy to work with and have an amazing eye for design! I can't express how much I love my new look! I am so thankful for you my friend and wish you the best of luck with your design business!!!

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