This was my first design. It was a pre-made design that I had tweaked to meet my needs. I grew out of it pretty quickly though. A little too "cutesy" for me. I don't even remember where it came from to be honest.
Then I bought my first custom design (from Dana) once I hit 500 GFC readers. Again, this suited me at the time, but it didn't last too long because it just wasn't me. If that even makes sense?
Then I started noticing my friend, Aubrey's, design work. I love the simplicity of it. So I asked her to design something for me. I love what she came up with! This one didn't last long, because I decided to go in a different direction with my blog. I asked her to come up with something professional looking, because I'd thought about going that way with my blog. Confession: really glad that I didn't. Lifestyle blogs are the blogs for me ;)
This next design lasted a whole 2 days...maybe. Again, created by Aubrey the Great. When I asked her this time around to redesign my blog she sent me 2 headers to choose from. I chose this one and regretted it a few days later. I loved it, but it didn't have the vibe I was going for.
And that brings us to today's design. I LOVE my current design, and I'm planning on keeping it around for a good while. I asked Aubrey to design something that was southern chic. I'd say she did a fabulous job. I'm obsessed with my header...it's even the lock screen background on my phone! I love all the white space and the watercolor details on my social media/category buttons.
I think that it's really important for our blog designs to capture who we are. I know that it probably isn't the best idea (marketing-wise) to change up your blog design as often as I do, but I just can't help it. I always want to love my design, because that helps me get even more excited about blogging. It inspires me. Refreshes me. If I have a pretty design, it makes me want to have pretty content to go with it.
Oh and the winner of the Sweet Shots Cupcake giveaway is...Natalie Flood Jones! Congrats! I sent your email information over to them, so expect to hear from them soon :)