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A few little changes around here

24 October 2013

If you haven't noticed, To Be Mrs. Collier (TBMC) has gotten a face lift. That's right! I've opted for a full blog design. What made me take the leap? Previously, I have been responsible for my entire blog design within the confines of the blogger platform. I'm NO expert in html coding and web page building so I decided to call in an expert.

But who do you choose? I decided to look to my favorite blog designs. And that led me to Laura. She is the creative genius behind my design as well as the lovely Emily at Newlywed Moments. In fact, it was her blog that led me to hire Laura. My "wants" were clean design, simple construct and plenty of white space with fresh colors. Laura continued to communicate with me over 30 days. She shot a design at me and after critiquing it, we settled on the final design.  

What was I looking in a blog designer? Well, first and foremost I had no idea! I found Laura to be incredibly thorough and so if you are talking to a designer, make sure they are asking you questions about what you like, what you dislike and how you want your blog to be branded. And I can't discredit the price! 

Speaking of branding, another update that you'll notice is that I purchased my domain name! It was so easy! One more step towards more serious blogging over in these parts! I comparison shopped and found that Go Daddy was the least expensive. Then I found a few tutorials and was rockin' within the hour! 

So where do you stand? Are you thinking of taking your blogging to the next level with design? What has held you back?

Don't forget, it is week 6 of the Transformation Challenge and to celebrate I'm giving away 30 days of free online streaming fitness classes from Suzanne Bowen! Tweet every day to get the most entries!


8 comments:

  1. I'm loving your design. I finally made the decision to buy a full design, and I should have never waited that long. My space looks so much better now.

    I entered the giveaway, and I sure hope to win! :)

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  2. This is my first visit to your blog, but I can tell you that I really like the design. The colors are great. Now you've got me wondering what your blog looked like before! =0)
    It's great that you got your domain name at the same time you did your blog makeover. That makes it like a fresh new beginning. You've just reminded me that I need to go through my blog and clean it up a bit.
    I'm a new GFC follower and also following via bloglovin. Hope you'll stop by my place and have a peek.
    ~Kim
    2justByou

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  3. I've not been to your blog before, but I love the look!

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  4. Your blog looks great! I want to get a new blog design, but it's just not in my budget right now.

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  5. i noticed it awhile back and i still love it! i need to commit and just take the leap to go ahead and pay for a blog design. i just cant commit to what i really love!!

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  6. I love the new blog design, but I can say that I am bias because I LOVE pink and green. I'm so glad that I found your blog! Looking forward to coming to it more often.

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