Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blog Makeover!


Do you notice anything different here today? I've had such fun in the last few days, getting a blog makeover! I've been thinking about this for awhile. I felt like my previous design was cluttered and could be hard to read. I checked out several different blog designers, but nothing ever clicked. Then, one of the blogs I read, had a redo by Sneaky Momma. I went to her website to check out her work and was hooked!
After working with her I can tell you that if you are thinking about having some changes made on your blog, Jill from Sneaky Momma, is the person for the job. She was wonderful to work with. She stayed in contact with me through each step and was willing to change things so I could see what another font or color or picture would look like.
Jill has several different packages that she offers, along with individual things you can have done. Her prices are reasonable and she was quick to start working on mine.
She made my blog into 3 columns, made me a new header and gave me a new navigation bar, which makes it easier to get to my other blogs, and just made things look nicer here!
So - go over and check out her work. Tell her Mari sent you!

40 comments:

Mary said...

Mari,

I LOVE your new look. Jill did an excellent job.

Hope you were able to stay cool over the weekend. It was very hot and humid here.

Blessings,
Mary

TJ said...

The look is very nice.

Sneaky Momma said...

I had so much fun working on your blog, Mari! You chose such a beautiful kit and had really great ideas.
Thank you so much for including a link to me in your post about your makeover. I am absolutely thrilled that you are pleased with your new look! :)

linda said...

Wow, I love your new look!

I've also thought about getting a "professional" blog design but just haven't taken the time to schedule a makeover. Your new blog design sure gives me the inspiration! I'll check Sneaky Momma out.

Perri said...

I love this look. The colors are great. My favorite part is the little oval things under the header that look like they are screwed on. That is cool.

Enjoy your trip to see Andy!

SusanD said...

Your new look is fabulous. I've been thinking about changing mine too, but haven't really decided on anything yet. I like the three columns. I'll be sure to go see Jill's site. Blessings, SusanD

Pat said...

This is by far one of the best looking blogs I've ever seen, and best of all, it's very easy to read and navigate. I love the three columns too. Great choice Mari, now I have to go over to Sneaky Momma and check out her work!!

Short Stop said...

It's absolutely fabulous! I LOVE it!!!!

Grandma Elsie said...

I love it Mari.
It is so easy to navigate and its colors blend so well. I love the buttons you choose as well.
Now you are computer savory and I wish I was. LOl
Elsie <><

Brooke said...

looking good!! :)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

VERY cute!!! I especially love the new header, but the font is super easy to read now. It looks fantastic!

Lois Lane II said...

Awesome!! I love the new look. It's fabulous!

Lois Lane II said...

Awesome!! I love the new look. It's fabulous!

Terri said...

The girls noticed the new look too. It looks great and really fits your style. I love the buttons on top too.

Susan said...

Looks great!!
Susan

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Mari,
I LOVE the new look! I will check out her page. Thanks!

Darla said...

very nice and neat, i love the buttons that link to your other blogs!!! i may just have to give your designer a call myself. :D

Betty said...

I love, love,love it!! I will definitely be checking her out.

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Great, bold and creative look. Wow such a huge contrast in what you had before and I love it. I do love three column look and it gives you so much more space to work things in.

Congratulations lady, looks fabulous, much like yourself!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

septembermom said...

Mari, your blog looks wonderful! So pretty:) Jill does such a fantastic job. I hope to get a makeover soon too!

Kat said...

I mentioned in my comment last night how much I love it, but I'm so glad you told us who did it. She really did a great job.

Hugs!
Kat

Momma Roar said...

Very cute!!! Love the colors!

A Captured Reflection said...

I really like it Mari! Great idea, didn't she do a fab job? Not long until your holiday and seeing Andy, you must be very much looking forward to it!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love it Mari!

Aspiemom said...

I love it! It looks great! I've been wanting a change to mine, but haven't had the time and energy to do it. Have been very tempted to pay someone to do it for me and have entered a few GiveAways that were awarding a blog makeover. I really like blogs with the buttons under the header, but I don't know how to do that myself.

Some day...

Congrats!

Kathy said...

It is absolutely beautiful! Simplifying is a wonderful thing, and in this case a beautiful one as well! Great choice Mari. I'll enjoy navigating through your well-done blogs!

Cindy said...

Love the new look, Mari!

Lorie said...

Absolutely love it!! Love the design, colors and the layout.

Nancy said...

Oh my, it is truly very lovely, and so easy to read!!! I really love the new look!!!

Mari said...

Your blog looks GREAT!!! I'm thinking it's time for a change, new season, new blog design? Hmmmmm!

Bonnie said...

It's fantastic Mari !! I love the new look !! It's just perfect !!

~Ginger said...

Love the new look! Of course it's all the colors that are my favorites. If I still blogged you can bet I'd be getting the itch to change. That was one of the things I loved doing, changing my look often.

jenniferw said...

I LOVE IT! The buttons are adorable, and the pics at the top are great. My favorite is the one looking up into the tree. Good job, Mari!

Aleta said...

I am tickled that you were inspired to go to Jill's site. She is great to work with and I love what she did with your blog!!! It feels so good to have a blog make-over, doesn't it?

Jennifer said...

It's beautiful! I love it.

Lynn said...

Love your new look!!!

Have a wonderful vacation. Can't wait for all the pictures!

Rebekah said...

bloggy make overs are so much fun- and your turned out great

Demara said...

this is so exciting Mari...

i LOVE makeovers!

And yes I will definitely have to go over there to see her work...love looking at designs too...


Although since I love my blog's design still, i'm not sure i'll be changing it again for awhile ;)

oh and btw you're right this template is way easier on my eyes! I CAN read it!!! yay!

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Mari..I LOVE IT!

I came by here a couple days ago to show my girlfriend who wants to begin a recipe blog just how you do it. I didn't have time to comment then, but I do now!

Lovely, just lovely my friend. After two years of blogging you have been one of my sweetest blessings in blogland. I do hope to hug you in person one day. I don't get much time to peruse my friends blogs anymore (and I even stopped my FBing, can you believe it?) But when I can visit, I always try and stop by here.

I will be going to Sneaky Momma to see if she can do a blog button for me...my lil' sprout on my new Monday meme is looking awful bland.

I'll make sure to tell her you sent me.

HUGS!

Debra said...

Just want to say I've enjoyed looking through all of your photos nad I love the new blog design! :)