3.28.2013

A Few Changes In My "Closet"

Lets have a heart to heart, ladies.

When I first started this blog I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. As a matter of fact, I still have no idea what I am doing. None. I wish I could win the lottery so I could hire someone to do all of the "behind the scenes" stuff for my blog. Its tough stuff, ladies. Am I right?

So when I first started, I just used a free template...something simple and easy for me to use and understand. Knowing that I wanted this blog to become more than just a hobby, I knew I had to step it up at some point!

Templates, design and format aside, my intentions for this blog when I first started was to be strictly fashion related. Then I got super, super pregnant and wasn't about to post pictures of a blonde whale (aka: myself) on the world wide web! Enter some beauty tips, ideas, reviews. From there, I feel  like this little blog of mine (I'm gonna let it shine! Sorry...couldn't resist) started to evolve and has definitely become more of a place where I not only share my fashion ideas but also beauty, lifestyle and a dash of personal thoughts thrown in there.

So with the change of evolving into a "fashion AND lifestyle" blog (fashion still being first and foremost my main focus) comes a new blog design. Enter Tiffany of Tiffany Kuehl Designs. She is AMAZING. Absolutely AMAZING.

I had been checking out blogs for a few months, sort of getting a feel for what I liked, what I didn't. Then I decided on her. From the time I chose what blogging package I wanted and got the questionnaire filled out, to when she got back to me was pretty much as quick as a blink of an eye. She is ridiculously prompt with her responses and is just SO easy to work with.

On top of her just being so kind, and sweet, and professional, she keeps you posted on her progress. She has her Waiting List online for you to check out to see what she is currently working on and who is next in line. Because of that you are constantly up-to-date on how your blog is coming along.

She even talks about the blogs/projects she is working on, on her own blog.

Even more cool, she has a Pinterest board dedicated to color inspirations for you to choose from that way she knows exactly what you want!

I personally decided to go with this color palette....
Nothing too bright or over the top-one of the reasons I fell in love with this palette. The words I've been using to describe the colors is classic and clean. Yes I want my design to be appealing but I would like readers to remember my blog for the content too and not be overwhelmed with colors and bells and whistles!

So if you are in the market for a new blog design, definitely check out Tiffany. Wonderful, kind, professional and affordable. What more could you ask for?

Last two (good) changes- I will be accepting sponsors within the next month or so. Wooooooo hoooooooo!!! Once I get the new design up and running and get my sponsor page complete I will start! I know how much I have appreciated sponsoring other blogs so I am excited to be able to help other blogs grow! Plus, developing relationships and making new blogging friends is always a plus!

Finally, I will be "launching" my style consultation business officially within the coming weeks. I have been fortunate enough to start it unofficially just through word of mouth (which let me tell you- shopping someone else's closet and spending someone else's money is the BEST!), but am excited to get it going in the blogging community! If there is one thing I have learned throughout my months in the blogging world its that everyone here supports and encourages each other! And I LOVE that!

Ok...my heart to heart is now complete. Thank you to all of my readers and followers. Your support doesn't go unnoticed at all. If I don't respond to you at times please know its not intentional. With a business to run and two mouths to feed (three if you count my husband...four if you count my dog!), sometimes my blog ends up in last place! BUT- that doesn't mean I don't appreciate it all. After all,  YOU all are contributing to making a dream of mine come true- the opportunity to work and be a part of the fashion world, even if a small part. So THANK YOU!

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9 comments:

  1. Hey Becky! A fellow class of '04 Etown Comm major stopping by to finally say hi! I've been stopping over from time to time but haven't reached out with a comment yet. Excited to see what changes you have in store for your blog. I've been blogging for about four years and I find the technical side of it so hard to maintain! Oh, and your dry shampoo post changed my life. I just had baby number two and now I can take 30 second shower most days because I don't have to wash my hair!

    xo,
    Erin

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    1. Erin!! How are you!?!? I hope you're doing well! Glad you like the dry shampoo. It is such a time saver. I really don't know how I existed before it...I have an obsession!! Haha!

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  2. Congratulations on your next step!

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  3. As a new blogger, I so appreciate this post! How exciting. You are an inspiration in so many ways. Keep up the fabulousness :-)

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  4. Congrats on your next step girl! I'm so excited for you! xx and I can't wait to see what's next for you and your blog! xx You are an inspiration to me, i hope to some day tackle my blog & life like you hsve done. <3

    http://lovewrappedup.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thank you SO much!! It's nice to hear things like this....give me a little extra kick in my step :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  5. Congrats on the style consultation! You will do fab...and thank you for Tiffany's info. I'm looking for a new blog design.

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    1. Thanks so much! Hopefully Tiffany will be able to help you out! She is so awesome!

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  6. That's great you found the right designer for you!!

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