Blog Makeover

It's been a little over one year since I actually began posting to this blog semi-regularly and I finally feel like I've found my voice and blogging style.  Unlike when I began, I now write my posts as quickly as if I were emailing a friend to fill them in on my news and it's just the best feeling!

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:

What do you think of the new look?  Did it need a "fresh coat of paint"??? See what I did there?  I'm actually pretty proud of myself for figuring out how to change the template without losing all your lovely comments!
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