Woohoo! Check me out! Thanks, Mail Carrier is looking goooood. Beyond good really. I am head over heels, over the moon, dancing a major happy dance excited about how much better this layout is than what I used to have. The lack of space and the I-found-a-design-I-didn't-hate-and-just-threw-a-mail-truck-on-there look hadn't been working for me for quite some time but I didn't have the knowledge or skills to know what to do about it.
Let's reminisce for a minute here, shall we?
What, is the mail carrier running from the storm that's a-brewing on the right? And that one crazy long column with a million things in it? Yeesh.
It's all just memories now, though!
You may remember back in May when I raved about how indebted I am to the wonderful and talented Nicole from The Wannabe WAHM and Chic & Cheap Nursery because, among many other things, she swooped in and saved me when I was completely lost trying to set up my Facebook fan page.
Well, what I didn't mention at the time was that not only does she run those two fabulous sites, but (and no, I have no idea where she finds the time) she does blog design as well. I have been a fan of Wannabe Blog Design from the time I discovered it (remember the cute Twitter button I had up? It was one of her freebies! How awesome that she offers those!) and, when the opportunity arose and Nicole decided she wanted to put herself through the torture of working with me to do a blog makeover, I was thrilled!
I'd like to say that I'm exaggerating when I say that it is torture to work with me on something like this, but I'm really not. Saying I'm picky is a huge understatement and I don't even want to look back to see how many emails Nicole received that say, "Oh, one more thing..." and then listed half a dozen things that I wanted to change. Even worse, sometimes I knew exactly what I wanted something to be changed to and sometimes I didn't. Makes it kind of hard to please someone when they're extremely vague, doesn't it?
But throughout it all, Nicole was beyond enthusiastic and friendly and managed to come up with this incredible design that included everything that I asked for and much more. Every line, every color, every word... it's perfect. I loved the way that the whole layout was done on a test site first so that at any time I could head over and take a look (and get all giddy at how well it was coming along) and see if there were any other things I wanted to
I really couldn't recommend the Wannabe Blog Design highly enough. If you're looking for a full makeover, there are multiple options depending on what you're looking to include for a new or established blog. Or, for just a little something extra (a new header, maybe? How about numbered comments or a great button?) the grab bag of individual items makes customizing your blog a breeze. And the results (and VERY happy bloggers such as yours truly) completely speak for themselves.
So, what do you think? Do you like the new look? Does your blog need a makeover? You know where to go!
(In case you're wondering, Nicole from Wannabe Blog Design did not in any way ask me to write about my new design and her incredible talent as a blog designer, but how could I not? She is fantastic!)