Welcome to my blog makeover! Did you look twice to make sure it was me?
Yes, this is my little secret. It’s something that the uber talented Brittany from Gallery No. Eight and I have been working on for awhile now.
Want a little tour behind the scenes?
Let’s start with the scrambled script.
You see, way back in January I participated in ‘Project Blogging’ hosted by Heather from Inspire Me Heather. Have you participated in this, too? I found the feedback super helpful, and took the suggestions to heart.
I mean, why participate if you’re not going to be open to feedback, right?
Then when Barbara revealed her new look for hodge:podge back in February, and Brittany was offering hodge:podge readers a special deal, well it was just way too hard to pass up. It was like a confirmation of what I needed to do. Isn’t blogging the best?
So on the last day of this very sweet offer… probably the last hour, I swear… I took a deep breath and contacted Brittany.
I think my
fear of commitment scattered vision was holding me back! Can you relate to that?
So here’s how the new look evolved.
I had a bunch of inspiration photos pinned to my Pinterest boards. Probably the best place to start. But how do you narrow all that inspiration down? I mean, seriously!!!
In the end, I picked 3 images for Brittany to work from.
This was my first choice photo.
You see, the ocean is my favorite place to be. And I love the cheerful, feel-good happy colour of turquoise. So the turquoise of the water was a definite jump-off point.
But I also wanted a bit of the softer, more washed out and faded look like you see on the horizon. And, by now I bet you all know how much I love weathered, worn old things, especially wood. Naturally, driftwood is right up there at the top!
So this was my second photo.
Isn’t this a gorgeous shot? It’s titled, ‘Adrift’, and was taken by Etsy shop owner, Lisa Russo. It’s available for purchase… just in case you love it as much as I do!
And my last photo was all about the letter style, and the overall vintage feel.
Love this ‘Z’!
After presenting me with a range of ideas and options, Brittany was able to capture the look and feel I had in mind. And for all you detail oriented peeps, you know how tough that can be!
So I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Brittany for working through this makeover with me, and for her commitment to the process.
And for anyone wanting a fresh blog design, well, you know who to call!
As they say in the movies, that’s a wrap!
Except… I still have a little bit of work left to do, so I have a few Coming Soon features that you’ll see! And, I know we might also have a few glitches popping up along the way, so please bear with us while we work on those technical difficulties!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!