2.20.2013

New Year / New Look

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a marvelous weekend. I did because I got President's Day off, which meant 3 day weekend for reading, writing, and general lazing about. Mostly, reading and lazing happened.

BUT something else happened to. In fact, some of you may have already noticed that things look a little different here...

No, I didn't get a new look and go Dark Side.

After a couple of years (has it been that long, really?!) of birds on a wire, A NUDGE has finally gotten a blog makeover!

Farewell, sweet birdies!

I've been wanting to update the look for a while (though we did really love those birds), but I've not had the time or energy to find and implement something we both liked. Neither of us are designers or coders, so we're often limited to what we can find and google.

Enter the talented, generous, and wonderful Caroline Richmond! She writes and photographs already, but lucky for us, she recently delved into web design and is pretty flipping good at it! My internet addiction totally paid off when I happened to see her post offering free blog designs go up, and it was first come first serve. I had been thinking about changing the blog look again, so the timing could not have been more perfect.

All 3 designs were so cute it was hard to choose, but we settled on her Le Bold Design. I'm a fan of the clean, minimal blog look, but we're also all about the whimsy here. So I wanted some cute elements and/or bright colors. So Le Bold was perfect.

Caroline's "Le Bold" design mock-up.

Caroline was so supportive and cooperative in helping us get things looking just right - from pointing us to color palettes (this was a time-suck, let me tell you) to tweaking text for us to customizing our Page banners and sidebar social media buttons. AND she worked on and implemented the design over the long weekend while she was sick! (Caroline, I hope you're resting and much better now!)

So thanks to her hard work and to my figuring out how to make some simple elements/buttons myself, A NUDGE is debuting its new look today! Looking fresh and new, yes?

I encourage you to poke around the other pages, as I've made some updates to content there and in the sidebar (and also so my little flags get some attention, haha).

Check out Caroline's Designs Pinterest board and her blog to see more of her work.

THANK YOU, Caroline! We are so happy with our blog makeover! You are The Best, or as my sister and I like to say in German, die beste! :)


Q4U: What other talents do you have OR what skill/hobby have you been meaning to pick up?

10 comments:

Julie Dao said...

Love the new blog look!

Jamie Grey said...

So pretty! I love this!

akossiwaketoglo.com said...

oh so pretty!
You have my fangirl stamp of approval! :)

~Akoss

Katy Upperman said...

Girls! It is lovely, lovely, lovely! Caroline did a beautiful job. Love the picture of the pups in the sidebar. :)

Caroline Tung Richmond said...

Aw, thanks so much for the shout-out! It was so fun working with you guys on the re-design!

Lori M. Lee said...

Love the new look :) So clean and sleek.

Connie Keller said...

Looks amazing!

Sarah Enni said...

It looks so gorgeous!! Perfect look for you guys :)

elena said...

I really like your new layout! I love simple designs and you can't beat free. :D

Sophia Chang said...

I frickin' love the new design - I'm getting into minimalism lately and thanks for the link to Caroline's designs!