Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Beginnings

If somehow you found yourself  here, you will already know what my first New Beginning is.
Yes, I have a totally new look (well, my blog does anyway). I have wanted to change it for a long time, but just didn't know where to start. Five years ago, when I started this venture called blogging, I chose a free design and by some miracle was able to put it together for a cohesive look. It didn't say anything about me, but was pleasant enough.

I have tried and tried to change it myself, but nothing worked. Then I searched the Internet and checked out a lot of blog designers. Nothing seemed to fit, or it was just way too expensive.        

Then one day, I was reading one of my favorite blogs Sewn With Grace, when I realized I really liked her design. It had the vintage look I wanted.  I emailed Renee right away and she shared with me who her blog designer was.

I had decided, I didn't even want to post on my blog until I could be proud of the way it looked. I think I emailed Keren of  Free Pretty Things within minutes of hearing back from Renee.
Keren got back to me quickly and we begin the journey of giving me (my blog) a new look.

She asked all the right questions and she "got me" instantly.
After a few days of back and forth emails I started to see my vision come to life, piece by piece.
Every time I would ask for something she came up with the perfect solution.

Can you tell I loved working with Keren and loved what she designed for me? She was so easy to talk to and really listened to what I liked. What a sweet lady.

When she asked about my signature and I told her how I end every post, look what she came up with.

I couldn't be happier.
Thank you Keren

  (There really is another New Beginning, but I am going to save it for my next post. It's pretty exciting!!)     


Gail said...

I love your new look! It is totally you and I'm sure what you will be blogging about we will all love too. You are "almost" inspiring me to get blogging again too. I'm proud of you!

Suzanne said...

It looks great Beverly and sew you. I'm looking forward to your big reveal and hearing about the blessings that have come your way. Love you!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the new look Beverly and so good to see you! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

deb said...

Its just beautiful Beverly!!!!!

Stacey said...

Beverly, your new blog look is beautiful! Now get to posting girl!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

awww you are SO welcome my dear!!
I should really be thanking you since you were and absolute dream to work with!! :)

Nancy B said...

I'm a couple of days late to the party, but just had to let you know your new blog look is beautiful! I look forward to checking in frequently. Can hardly wait for your next reveal! Love your sign-off! xoxo (just had to do that!)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I knew things looked really different when I popped over here. Looks nice. :) Tammy