New site design and a little reflection
Okay so remember a couple of weeks ago when I whined told you about how my blog design was getting tired and busy and how I’d love a new design but that I’m impossible to work with? Remember that? Well how do you like me now? (oops I think I just channeled Jillian Michaels from the 30 Day Shred for a second there :) )
I had a dear sweet reader, Michelle from Cupcake Blog Design, email me to say she was totally up for the challenge. I thought, umm, lady you have no idea what you are getting yourself into because seriously I am what you would call picky, neurotic, crazy, annoying, slightly detail orientated. Just a little. I emailed her back and said well okay but promise you won’t hate me when it’s over. And guess what? She doesn’t! Well at least I don’t think she does :) This girls a saint with some serious patience. SERIOUS! Holy cow….could I have said, “let’s change this and that and then this over here again” any more times! Michelle was so awesome to work with and so friendly and fast too. She’s just starting up her blog design business and most definitely comes highly recommended by me if you are looking for a change. I only got her email two weeks ago and here we are. All fresh and clean and uncluttered. Thanks Michele, I really do love it!
What I love the most about it though is the white space. It’s a far cry from my first blog design back in 2006. I don’t know how many of you have been around since the beginning of Org Junkie but that first design was one you definitely needed sunglasses on to look at. No kidding. Can we say neon green? It was bright and loud and busy just like me at that time. Back in 2006 I was just coming home to stay for the first time after the birth of my youngest and the journey I’ve been on over the past 4 years has been one of growth and simplicity. In 2007 I transitioned to my last blog design and that blog design was considerably toned down and not quite so busy which also reflected who I was at the time. However that was two years ago now and a lot can change in two years. I’ve changed. I really felt like my old blog design no longer reflected who I am. I loved it but I desired even more simplicity, more order. Just like I’ve been striving to achieve in my own life. I still wanted colorful and fun of course…..those things about me will never change :) Not to mention the addiction love I have for containers of all shapes and sizes, I definitely can’t see that changing anytime soon! So what we have here takes all of that into consideration and captures where I’m at right now perfectly. So, please, come on in and make yourself at home. I hope you’ll feel as comfortable here as I do.
I’d love to know, what does your blog design say about you?