Ever since I made the move to self-hosting in the spring I’ve wanted to revamp the blog a bit. I’ve even gone so far as to reach out to a few people about a custom blog design, but I wasn’t 100% certain if I wanted to spend the cash necessary for a total redesign. I also didn’t want a template that would be the same as a hundred other bloggers out there.
So I went with a wordpress template, spruced things up a bit and waited.
Anytime I went to a site where I loved their template, I’d click on over to the design site.
Sometimes I liked the designs, sometimes I didn’t.
I really didn’t click with any design until I was checking out Danielle’s blog (after meeting her all too briefly in Vancouver) and I messaged her to ask who designed her blog.
Enter ShinyMagic. Such an adorable Etsy site with both Blogger and WordPress templates for a fantastic price.
I messaged with Lynsey a bit before purchasing (and also had Ann and Heather weigh in on their design choices) and I’m super happy with my purchase!
I had her create custom Facebook, Twitter and Google + templates for me, as well as business cards because I feel like a blogger should have business cards, right? Probably?
I feel like at $125 for everything it was a steal of a deal.
So far only the site is live and I’m freaking loving it. I think it’s captured a much more mature site and it’s exactly how I want it to be.
I cannot wait to see my headers and business cards as well.
What to you think of the new design?
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