One thing that has been bothering me, has been my blog template and background, which felt a little heavy and forced with the over-saturated patterned turquoise background and the "hardwood floor" lettering. While I was thrilled with it when I started blogging, for a long time now I've been wanting something lighter and maybe a little less... busy. It took me two years in real estate before I had found my groove and needed to redesign my business cards and now I'm thrilled with the way they reflect my personality and convey a little about what makes my work stand out. I hope I feel the same about this new blog template a year from now.
FYI- For anyone who visited the blog while I was adjusting the widths, there was a good ten minutes where the heading read "Fresh Coat of Pain"... Hilarious! Now I have the title of my next Halloween or workout post!
I didn't take a screenshot of my old template (oops!), but I have taken screenshots of four of my favourite blogs which have inspired me in my new minimal design. They also deliver consistently great content, so I suggest checking them out!
A Cup of Jo:
Little Green Notebook:
Style By Emily Henderson:
Young House Love:
And here I am: