Thursday, February 21, 2013

I'm craving simplicity

I've told you before how, when I get a bee in my bonnet, I just go full force and get something done.

So I've been craving even more simplicity in my life.

And I put on my 2013 goals list to redo this blog and my organising blog.

As an aside, I'm thinking I should just move my organising blog back to blogger (all the Wordpress fanatics GASP!) because I don't like WP and, as a result, I do NOTHING with that blog. I can't move things around, can't change anything like you can with blogger.

It's always easier to get a designer for a blogger blog - not only is it more cost-effective, but there are TONS of options.

So I spent a couple of hours on Monday night browsing etsy to see if there was any designer who resonated with me.

I landed on Chelsea's etsy site, sent her a quick conversation, she replied, I saw it on Tuesday morning, was happy, paid and we were in business.

I had a draft on Wednesday, made a few final changes, Chelsea emailed it all just after midnight our time last night, and today it's all installed.

That, my friends, is the beauty of the internet... and fast decision-making :)

I am OVER THE MOON happy with the result.

It is exactly what I had in mind - very clean, simple but still some colour. Nice big template for my photos and a vastly decluttered sidebar. Look -------->>

I love the hello there and the social media icons - they take up so much less space than gadgets for each of those and now you can also see what I'm pinning, if you're so inclined.

I made those buttons on Monday night and a ton more for create, friendship friday, etc. I need to add a few more and I'm not sure about the font yet so I'll be tinkering around a bit.

If you're in the market for a little blog spring clean, I 100% recommend Chelsea. Her designs are beautiful and elegant, she was super fast, very helpful and her systems and processes are fantastic. As an organiser and systems specialist, I am very, very impressed!

I often get questions as to why I use the services of people from other countries - this is why. The time differences SO work in my favour :)

What do you think?
Is it me?

PS another goal crossed off!


  1. I loved your old one but this is nice crisp amd clean and totally you. Congratulations. Mine is actually so simple that I will just let it be for a long time

    1. Thank you!!! I seriously love it. I keep looking. Thank goodness google doesn't count stalkers more than once :)

  2. I LOVE it!!! But also not sure about the font. What about that one you sent me? Or your own hand writing font????

  3. No, it's got to be easily readable which a handwriting isn't always :)

    Amelie is more of a header font. That was one of my short listed header fonts :)

  4. I like it - it is very simple and must say I noticed the "hello there" was the first thing I noticed - I like it!

  5. I love it Marcia. Very simple and very clean. Love it!

  6. I love it! I thought I had landed on the wrong blog for a moment. : )

    I have a new design laid out for my own blog, I've just been waiting until I was ready to (gasp!) purchase a domain name and make that move. You've inspired me to try and get that done this weekend!

  7. I LOVE it! White remains my favourite background of all time. So clean and simple. Seriously. I love it.

  8. I really love it, Marcia! I love the font, too! And the "Hello There" is so you!!! So are the colors!!! :) :)


    And how amazing you got it done so quickly!!!

  9. Lesley10:55 pm

    Love the layout and the colours. Love the white background. I do find the text a bit small, but that's probably my elderly eyes : ) x

  10. it's always a suprise to me when i open someone's blog (outside of google reader) to see a totally new look. i love this one. super easy to read/navigate/etc. :) wahoo.

  11. Love! And it loads quicker too!

  12. Love the new layout! The colours are gorgeous!

  13. Really love the blog now...she did a great job. I think I should redo mine (as the pictures are 2 years old), but don't feel like spending any $$$ when no one really visits anymore due to the fact that I'm a total slacker blogger these days!!!

  14. Thank you, Marcia! So happy you love your blog!


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