Friday, January 3, 2014

Blog Makeover Reveal!!!

Hi y'all! Welcome to the new and improved Live Delightfully! I've been working on a complete blog revamp for a few months now and I knew one of the things I wanted to do was give my blog look a makeover. I cyber-stalked researched blog designers for a month or so and finally narrowed the choices down to 4. I sent out messages on Etsy to 3 of them. 2 of them never wrote back (boo on them), and the other 1 wrote back way later after I had already hired a designer. The last one was Whitney, she's the designer I hired and she is the mastermind behind Heart & Arrow on Etsy. Whitney got back to me immediately. She was available for the exact time frame I needed her. And (BONUS) she had just lowered some of her prices for an end-of-the-year sale. It was the perfect time and the perfect opportunity. Whitney was an absolute delight to work with and I will definitely be recommending her services to anyone who needs a designer. 

I'm so excited that this part of the blog makeover is complete. I think it all looks absolutely stunning! I know I shared a couple hints on various social media outlets about where my blog was going but now I'm excited to share with you my inspiration boards for all of this. EEK!!! 

First off, I have plans to redo finally do my office. I haven't done any decorating to it since we moved here as I've been focused on other rooms of the house. Every now and then I make an inspiration board on Polyvore for what I'd like in my office. I've gone through a few of them and finally settled on this one: 

Bold Elegance



I am in love with fuchsia and mint/aqua and have decided they are really my favorite colors. Pair them up with some gold and white and the result just takes my breath away. I absolutely adore it. So I've been sitting on that inspiration board for a while and just day dreaming about what my office will look like one day. And then, when I decided to give the ol' bliggity blog a makeover, I decided to give it the same look. I also added some textures, fonts, and things that I really love to give the designer a better idea of what I was really going for. And I think Whitney hit it perfectly. Here is my blog makeover inspiration board:

blog makeover



Doesn't that just make your heart flutter a bit? If not, well, you must not love those colors as much as I do because I'm telling you, it just about makes a girl giddy! Haha!

So that's all the behind-the-scenes stuff regarding the makeover of the look of my blog. I'm also working on creating new, fresh content, and especially focusing on what only I can bring to the blogging world. It's a little maddening and you would have to be a blogger/writer to really understand, but it's a process and I'm smack dab in the middle of it. 

But thanks to YOU who are reading this blog post right now. Thanks for stopping by and validating me as a blogger. You're awesome! Coffee and champagne all around!!! [Depending on what time of day you're reading this. Although if you want champagne, I don't have any. I do have coffee though. ;)]

Here's to a new blog look, a new year, and what will hopefully be the best year of blogging yet!

(and just look at that glamorous signature!)
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5 comments:

  1. REGINA!! I LOVE this!! It is so pretty, and SO you! It looks so great!!

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  2. OH EM GEE! Regina I am swooning!!!! I absolulely LOVE it! I have been needing a blog makeover for awhile and this is just a great kick in the bootay to get to it. The color combo is gorgeous, you would be insane not to love these two colors together. I can't say enough about how beautiful it turned out. Congrats!

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  3. oh Regina...I love the colors....but where's your peacock? lol
    Debbi
    http://www.yankeeburrowcreations.com/2014/01/our-family-christmas-gift.html

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  4. Looks amazing! Love it and those colors are amazing! :)

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