Need a blog makeover?

Do you watch those shows on HGTV where a person gets a kitchen makeover?  The homeowners tells the designer what designs and colors he or she likes and then leaves it to the "professionals" to do their stuff.  Have you ever had an experience like that?

I began this blog on October 23, 2011.  It has been a learning experience to say the least!  When I began, I used a template from blogger.  Overtime, I made tweaks to the template as I became more tech savvy.  For the past year, I have been thinking about having a blog designer do a complete makeover.  But, I had heard stories from other bloggers about how it was a lengthy experience, others who gave up their deposits because they got frustrated with the whole experience, some who felt like the designers didn't understand their vision for their blog, and the stories went on and on.  This week, I decided to take the plunge and put my blog in the hands of Tenille @ Designs by Tenille.   I got to have a HGTV experience!

To say I was a little nervous was an understatement.  Tenille was completely amazing!  I swear she has E.S.P.!  She asked me a few questions.  I swear there weren't that many.  We emailed back and forth a few times.  Somehow she was able to read me like a book and figure out exactly how I envisioned my blog.  I still don't know how she did it! 

You know all of those stories I had heard about how time consuming it is  - from the blogger's perspective . . . . well that wasn't the case for me.   We are in the process of remodeling our bathroom.  So between trips to the store, phone calls, and all the other hoopla that goes along with it, all of this magic happened. Bottom line, it took very little time on my part for me to get this beautiful blog!  And guess how long it took? The first email with Tenille was on the 25th.  She uploaded my new blog design on the 28th.  How great is that?!!!!!

Did you happen to notice the cute little characters on my header?  Those are from Mel @ Graphics from the Pond.  I adore Mel's graphics!

To celebrate my new and improved blog design, I am having a special giveaway.  One person will win a $100 gift certificate to Designs by Tenille.  I'm sure you will enjoy working with her as much as I did.


~~louise~~ said...

Looks amazing Michelle! Congratulations on taking the plunge!

Nicole from Teaching With Style said...

I LOVE the new design! So bright and fun! Tenille did a great job!

arlene sandberg said...

Michelle, your new blog design is absolutely adorable! Just makes me smile!
LMN Tree

Becky said...

Your new blog design is adorable!!! I am thinking about doing one soon! She did a great job!

Jen R said...

I love your new design!!

Nicole Rios said...

Yippee! I am so excited and grateful, Michelle! Thanks so much!