Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Starry-eyed Over Blog Design (pun intended)

Yippee! (Insert Happy Dance Here) The old design was BLAH. I did it in a rush. I had no clue what I was doing. The daggone buttons weren't working correctly. Unprofessional and ugly.

Then I read some advice from one of the first bloggers who encouraged me, Heather at The Wild Rumpus. She talked about lessons of a newbie blogger. I had the feeling she was talking directly to me. She wasn't really, but I tend to internalize. Anywho, I took it to heart and here we are. Hopefully the new look will encourage people to stay a while and hear about what I do. That is what it is all about!

Oh yeah! I am so excited! Ecstatic! Positively giddy, I say! I parlayed my newly found obsession with Teachers Pay Teachers into a brand-spanking-shiny-adorable blog design. I think it is the bee's knees. The cat's meow! I even have an adorable signature with bunting and all. And buttons. See the buttons??

My Teacher Friend

I could not have gone with an easier and reasonably-priced designer than Megan at A Bird in Hand Designs. You may know her from a little blog called I Teach, What's Your Superpower? She is ah-mazing. It literally only took a couple of clicks and emails and here the beauty is. Well, a couple of clicks on my part. She makes it look easy, folks.

Bonus: new bloggy friend! Check her out! And Heather too:)

Your teacher friend,

10 comments:

  1. SOOOO pretty! What package did you do? I've been looking at her site and doing some wishful thinking.

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  2. I did a basic package and some add-ons. It was pretty reasonable. I got one of the premade ones called "Mandy". I am pretty impatient. It was so fast! She has a cute one called Sophie right now that looks SO you. It's got chevrons like you have. I like your current design:)
    Brandi

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    1. I was looking at "Sophie", too :) I can't decide if I'm over chevrons or not. The current one I have was only $5, so I'm thinking that I need to make more of an investment to get those bells and whistles. Either way, looks like she'll be busy based off of the other comments here! :)

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  3. OMG!!! I love your new look! It makes me want to update my blog, too.

    My Journey to 5th Grade

    Julie

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    1. Thanks. I am so happy with it!
      Brandi

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  4. Brandi--it's so happy and cheerful. It makes me want to have Megan make me a new one, too!

    Thanks so much for your kind words

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    1. I love your design! Don't change it!
      Brandi

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    1. I hope you have some blogs ready to go!

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  6. I just emailed Megan because I want a new blog, too. You were contagious!!

    My Journey to 5th Grade

    Julie

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