WordPress & Big Cartel Design: Webster’s Chalk Paint Powder


I'm always excited to introduce a new site design! Mostly because by the time I blog about a client, we've become friends...and I love to introduce friends to friends;) I double love this friend and AMAZING product!! Let's check out her site design below! Webster's site runs on a Wordpress platform and features a boat load of custom graphics. A few special features to check out: feature thumbnail images from the before & after category, 2 menu bars full of important info, divided sidebar, custom buttons and social icons, and an instagram feed that customers can participate in. FUN! We also utilized an easy gallery to feature lots of … [Read more...]

Blog Design: The Duchess of Plumewood

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Hey hey hey, it's new design Friday! It's been super rainy and stormy here, but a bit of sunshine today has really lifted my spirits...you too?!  I'm totally loving Katherine's {the duchess} new blog design. It's fresh and classic and total regal, don't you think so too? Site features include social icons and sidebar titles, special category graphics, a custom header and footer, iphone icon, favicon and coordinating fonts. Isn't that dog just the cutest? Don't tell my Polly, she would be jealous;) And here's a peek at her mood board. Fun huh? Head over to meet the Duchess now, she just blogged some loveliness for Valentine's … [Read more...]

Dziner Doorz


It's new design Friday! Time for a coffee break and a browse through a new favorite shop! I loved getting to know Becky, a super-skilled designer and shop owner.  She wanted a clean, professional logo and branding package that focused on black, grays and white. I think it shows off her vibrant wreaths, don't you? Here's a look at her full branding package. Make sure to find her on facebook and add some cuteness to your front door! … [Read more...]

A trip to Florida and a princess wedding shower


I'm a warm weather girl, winters are always...uh...not my favorite. at all.  Several days in sunny Florida sure does help warm the soul, and so does time with great friends, who happen to be family. I went to the farmer's market in Winter Park, Florida with my cousin Sarah and snapped these photos. Oh spring, come quickly!! We also enjoyed ice cream in downtown Troy, Alabama. What a pleasant place full of boutiques and cafes. My friend's shop wasn't open, but we did some fabulous window shopping:)  I'm so honored to be a bridesmaid in my brother-in-law's wedding in June. His bride is a precious friend, fellow cupcake-eater, and lover … [Read more...]

The Gibson’s Grace Journey


Hey friends! Here's some LONG overdue new design!  This Blogger design is to chronicle the journey of my sweet friends as they adopt a child!! {Hooray!!} Brooke is a great friend who asked me to create her business branding (logo, biz card, etsy) a bit ago  for Gloriart, and I was honored to help again with this new design. It features a fun rollover nav bar (seen above), a custom header, signature, and sidebar links. Here's a quick look at her mood board for a modern, watercolor design...and she loves bikes;) Check out the design and follow the grace journey here, or purchase something in her shop here. … [Read more...]

Free Printable: Paper Bag Topper


Homemade Christmas treats are my favorite, and I'm always on the hunt for thrifty and cute packaging...you too? Wanna make this? Add treats to your standard paper bag, then fold over two times. Cut and wrap a length of ribbon with ends at the top of the bag and staple once.  Print and trim the topper (inside the gray lines) and attach with two staples.  You could also just use the topper and attach a bit of ribbon with a hole punch. Hope you enjoy:) Happy Baking! ~ Open the pdf for printing or saving HERE. Or, feel free to use the image below if you want. … [Read more...]

30 Saved and Single


Happy Friday friends! Meet Eugenia, my new friend and today's new design!  She's sassy and sophisticated...and fun! Here's a peek at her mood board:) And the resulting blog design:) I'm totally digging the simplicity of this design and the full-width header. Be sure to visit her site here.  Hope you have a super weekend! I'm headed to a girl's movie night,  the farmer's market first thing tomorrow, and gingerbread house building with the fam a little later. … [Read more...]

Vintage 8 Decor


Happy new design Friday! Hope you've had a good week! I have a real treat this week, a fun new logo and blog design for Shelly of Vintage 8 Decor. The 8 in this logo represents her son's sports number, and when combined with swirly and vintage fonts, it produces a very upcycled look...perfect for Shelly. Her blog design also features a special section for her new home remodel, a journey I'm really excited to follow! I also helped move her site from Weebly, transfer a domain and point it to her new blogger site.  Whew:) Look at her awesome furniture...I'm in love... And here are a few of my favorite site elements... Be sure to … [Read more...]

The Sound of Hope


Good morning friends! I'm excited to bring a special post from Brooke today, my good  friend and the designer behind Glori art, an etsy store I link to and chat about often. Please enjoy her post and consider joining me in a giving a very special Christmas gift. Hey Everyone! SO Thankful for Christine and her willingness to partner with us on the journey raise some funds for warm clothes and blankets for orphans in India. India is something near and dear to my hearts. My husband and I  traveled there in May, and served at an orphanage & church in West Bengal. We saw these children. Hugged them. Talked with them. Laughed with them. … [Read more...]

Bumblebee and Sweetpea Designs


Happy New Design Friday and Black Friday! I'm so thankful for each of you readers and clients that have blessed my business this year.  I mean WOW, you have each given me the ability to support my family and spend time at home with my sweet son.  :)   Tiffany of Bumblebee and Sweatpea designs is a wonderful biz owner that I have so enjoyed getting to know this year.  I was honored to design her logo, etsy and facebook branding earlier this year.  You can see that blog post here. I'm excited to introduce a fun new business card design for her kids accessory line. It's a large 4" square design with room in the clouds for notes and pricing.   … [Read more...]