The thought of redesigning this blog has been in the back of my head since I wrote about it last February. I never really had the time to sit and plan how I am going to go about it. I would have wanted to have an enriching experience learning how to do it on my own. However, I never really had the time.
Whenever I came across a blog that I like I looked at what WordPress theme was used. Most often, I find blogs under the Genesis Framework to my liking. It is not a free framework and I still need to learn how use it. The best thing I can do is hire someone to do the web designing. Research led me to Fancy Girl Design Studio. I love her sense of style so I commissioned her to do my blog.
If you have forgotten how my old blog looked, this is the previous design. It was pretty plain.
Patricia asked me to answer some design questions to determine my preferred design. I wrote that I wanted a calm and serene look and picked these two color palettes from
Although pink is my favorite color, I specifically told her not to use pink or purple. She sent the two options.
I picked the first one because I want a cleaner look. I suggested a background on the post title.
I gave it a go. And now I have a prettier blog than before. It is minimalistic like the original but it already has some design elements that reflect my taste.
I think it looks great!
It looks great.. I love the pop of color…
Hey Kat! This is such a nice theme! They surely did a great job on your site. I am wondering if they can design blogger-run blogs too since I am on blogger.And I am wondering did you have to pay a fortune?
Hi, Sanna! Yes. Check out her portfolio. You can inquire from this site: http://fancygirldesignstudio.com/blog-design-blogger/
The new look really looks good! And I think there are 2 or 3 other BC bloggers who had a do-over of their blogs. I so have wanted a new look since maybe 2 years ago. haha. Can you give me an idea of the cost? I actually checked your designer’s folio but there were no sample costings and nahihiya ako magtanong hehe.
wow… patricia did a great job with your blog’s new look. i like it. very calm and minimalistic indeed. maybe someday i’ll consider moving to wordpress but for now, i’m happy with blogger. hehe!
Great new look! Actually, one look at it and I knew it’s from Fancy Girl Design Studio. Hehehe. And I love the body font!!! But is it just me or no sidebar is showing?
There is a sidebar with my face plastered on it. hehe
Hmmm.. the blog look simple yet cool.. And I like the font used. 🙂
I wonder if I can afford to have a blog make-over… Hindi pa ata, I’ll settle with free templates na lang muna.. hehehe
nice theme you’ve here clean and elegant.. love the color u used…
I love the new look.. really nice colors.
I love the font! And of course the clean effect of the new theme. Still simple but now with accent 🙂
By the way, how much is their blog-make over service?
I like the new look Kat! Ganda and soothing sa eyes. How long did the transformation take place and ok lang ba if you spill the PF?
I inquired the first week of July and she already said her July sked is full while August is still okay so I decided to book her as soon I got the budget. PF is reasonable. 😀
ohhh, that makes sense. given that i just inquired a few days ago, i think i’ll accommodated by next month na. but it’s okay. i’m willing to wait just for the sake of a new blog look. hehe!
Love the new look, very clean and minimalist, easy on the eye too. been seeing a lot of bloggers commissioning fan girl design studio to do their blog designs, like mommy fleur and dainty mom among others. patricia really does a fine good job! affordable ba? 🙂
It is reasonable. Value for money. Affordable for me is Php100. hahaha
oh, advance happy birthday pala, sis! Have a good one! Enjoy! 🙂
Simplicity is beauty, I hope I will have time to tweak my blog because I so wanted to. Hehe…
Sis, I forgot to greet you advance HAPPY BIRTHDAY, that’s why I’m back. Sorry!
Thanks, Mommy Maye!
I like this new look. Nice theme!
Love it! Patricia also did my first ever blog design and she’s great to work with. It just so happened that I was weird, didn’t know what I really like at that time and changed my mind so quickly.
I love the new look! Cheers to more blogging success with this new template! 🙂
I love love LOVE your new blog design! 🙂 It’s so simple and calm. 🙂
new look! hay naku, i got my own domain and i wanted to tinker with the design. as usual, di ko magawa. thus i am still dependent on wordpress. inggit ako! pa-girl talaga.
i love the new look! is your blog on wordpress? with self hosting?
Yes. IT is on wordpress and it is self-hosted.
Love it. I’m for minimalistic designs, too.
It is a lovely theme; soft and serene like you wanted. Enjoy the new template. I like it. 🙂
I left a comment on this post before but I don’t see it posted here. Please check your spam box. I like the clean lines and soft tones of your new template. It works well with the overall theme of your blog. I like a bit of color but this works well for you. 😉
Hi, Eliz. I moderate comments so they are not seen unless I login and approve them. By the way, I am Kat.
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Hi, Eliz! I am Kat. Farida blogs at http://www.inlovewithsunflower.com/.
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how much did you paid for t? It was really pretty now. I want a revamp on my blog too! 🙂
You can inquire for free. Click on the link. I dunno the rate for blogger blogs.
I guess you are not at liberty to say how much it costs …I’ve been scrolling the comments kasi and have not seen a figure yet lol! But it’s definitely more expensive than the domain registration fee. That, I am sure of hehehe. It’s definitely not below $25, not by a good mile, right? I just wonder, what if you want to change something on the layout, re-arrange a few widgets etc, is it covered by the initial fee or you have to pay additional for those?
Love the new look btw. It’s really nice.
Aileen, you can ask for a quotation. It’s free!
Nice make-over of your page. I am also planning to change the look of my blog.