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Blog Redesign

3…2…1…It’s finally live! Bring on the champagne!

I took a break from blogging as you’ve probably noticed (more on that later) and I felt like I needed to redecorate this place a little. A new beginning needs a new design…it’s kind of like redecorating a new home (and cheaper!).

Blog Relaunch

It’s so easy to do a complete blog design rehaul with all the available pre-made templates available online. I normally lean towards ones that are fully customizable and easy to edit. I know there are so many resources out there for blog designs and Etsy has so many great options!

Mai from MaiLoveParis created my new design and it’s totally affordable. You don’t have to break the bank or go broke when designing a blog. Mai was such a sweetheart and 100% helpful. I purchased directly through Etsy and then Mai installed everything for me. I also purchased a font plugin from Mai so I can further customize my fonts and colors. This is in no way a sponsored post but I loved how helpful Mai was and I just had to share. So go check out her shop if you’re looking for a new blog design.

My header was created and tweaked by Designer Blogs. I kept the purple and black colors from before…I’m still into purple, for now. Posts are also cleaned up, categorized and easier to find now. I’ve left my previous blog host and switched over to SiteGround. I was unhappy with the previous host for a while now and I’ve heard great things about SiteGround so I decided to give them a try. So far their customer service blows my old host out of the water. Hopefully, it remains that way.

Take a look around and I hope you like the new look around here. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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25 Comments

  • Reply Theresa

    How nice! Congrats, and I love the look of your blog! Looks so clean and pretty.

    August 1, 2016 at 7:10 AM
  • Reply Issy Aldridge

    Loving this new look! I recently redesigned my blog too and I find that if I’m struggling to motivate myself to blog, then a new look can often make me enthused to post again!

    August 1, 2016 at 7:28 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Sometimes a new look can provide that motivation. Hopefully you can find your motivation!

      August 1, 2016 at 7:29 AM
  • Reply Karen Grosz

    Congrats on your blog redesign. Love the clean, sophisticated feel. Hope you are feeling like you are ready to get back into blogging.

    August 1, 2016 at 7:53 AM
  • Reply Kristina

    Love this look & I’m obsessed with your header!!! It all looks great!

    August 1, 2016 at 8:08 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Thank you! Designer Blogs did a great job capturing what I was imagining.

      August 1, 2016 at 8:17 AM
  • Reply Mitzi

    Glad you’re back! I love it! I like switching up my theme often also and giving my blog a mini makeover. I’ve purchased several very inexpensive themes from someone on Etsy and they too were very helpful and their directions on how to upload and more were super easy.

    August 1, 2016 at 8:28 AM
  • Reply Julie

    I love the redesign. Gorgeous!

    August 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM
  • Reply Tina

    I definitely need to buy a font plugin. I’m so bored with mine and I’d love more options. Was it easy to install?

    August 1, 2016 at 9:36 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Mai actually installed it for within minutes of purchasing it but I would imagine it’s easy to install yourself too

      August 1, 2016 at 9:39 AM
  • Reply Rachel @ Countdowns and Cupcakes

    Congrats on the new blog design! It looks great! I love clean simple designs!

    August 1, 2016 at 10:14 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Thanks! I think the simplicity makes it easier to read

      August 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM
  • Reply Christina

    The design looks great! It’s simple and easy on the eyes! Congrats!

    August 1, 2016 at 11:17 AM
  • Reply Cait

    The blog looks great! A fresh change is always good.

    – Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com

    August 1, 2016 at 12:01 PM
  • Reply Alice

    Your blog looks beautiful! Always so nice to have a fresh look, it’s inspiring!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    August 1, 2016 at 1:11 PM
  • Reply Leslie Soto

    It’s gorgeous! I love the colors. I’ve been working on my own blog make over. It’s so fun and rewarding! A fresh look is so inspiring!

    August 1, 2016 at 1:56 PM
  • Reply valerie hansen

    Really nice design and congrats! I need mine done so bad, but I am in the midst of the blogger vs wordpress dilemma, so need to decide if I am staying on blogger before spending more money . I wish I had never been directed to blogger when I started, now its a big pain to switch! I am not techy at all..so yeah chicken. Anyway I will keep this gal in mind, she did a great job! All the best!

    August 1, 2016 at 2:55 PM
  • Reply Paige Strand

    This design looks lovely!

    August 1, 2016 at 4:25 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Thank you so much!

      August 1, 2016 at 4:26 PM
  • Reply cara

    Love the look of your blog! It is nice to get a redesign! 🙂

    August 1, 2016 at 9:14 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      It’s always fun to redesign 🙂

      August 1, 2016 at 9:19 PM
  • Reply chelsea jacobs

    Yay! A new look can do wonders for your motivation!

    August 6, 2016 at 6:17 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Yes it absolutely does!

      August 6, 2016 at 8:37 PM
  • Reply Brita

    Gorgeous design! I especially like the jewel in your header.

    August 9, 2016 at 12:09 PM
  • Reply Lexi

    Your blog’s web design looks beautiful, clean, and classy- congratulations on the make-over!

    Lexi, Lex Be Livin’

    August 15, 2016 at 1:24 AM
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