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!