February 03, 2011

The Fairy Blog Mother

A few weeks ago I got an offer I couldn't refuse.  Erika, my very own Fairy Blog Mother offered to give my blog a face lift.  It was something I had been meaning to do, but hadn't gotten around to.  I admitted to her that I would probably be a bit annoying/uptight to work with because I like things "just so."  However, she said she'd still love to do it.  (Signal heavenly choir sound effect.)
So we are interupting our regularly scheduled program today so you can take it all in.  IF YOU ARE IN GOOGLE READER PLEASE COME OUT OF HIDING AND CLICK OVER or you'll miss the party here.  Did she rock it or what? 

If you're looking to take the next step with your blog I highly recommend getting in touch with Erika.  Let me point out some of the things she did.

- New header and background
- New buttons
- Social networking buttons (so you can connect to my new facebook page, subscribe to the blog, etc.)
- Added a signature to the bottom of each post.
- Added the "Share this" at the bottom of each post so you can tweet, facebook, or stumble upon any entries you want to share with others.
- Added a special font for post titles and sidebar titles.
- Made my navigation bar at the top look fabulous.
- Gave me a favicon (tiny picture by the website bar above).
- Put up with my pickiness.
- Did it all quickly, with great communication.

So if you are thinking about making some changes or updates to your blog, head on over to the Fairy Blog Mother.  She's wonderful, kind, talented, and everything a fairy blog mother should be.  Thank you SO much Ericka.  I really appreciate all your hard work.

68 comments:

  1. Love it! Sooooooo cool.

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  2. LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG LAYOUT!!! Saw it first thing this morning, think it looks FABULOUS! Great job fairy blog mother :)

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  3. I love it. It looks so much cleaner and easier to navigate!

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  4. I love it! This is the first time I've ever noticed a favicon! I have one tiny, and probably personal, question... How much did (or would) the bloggy revamp cost... I have no idea about these things... thanks!

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  5. I am in LOVE with your new blog header! It is really a cute picture and it is so clever with your title on either side. She also did a great job with all of your little "extras". I might just have to go pay the fairy blogmother a visit :) Congrats on your new layout...it really does look awesome!

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  6. Looks great! She did an awesome job!

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  7. Loving the blue hounds tooth background, and the font is just perfect!

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  8. Looks fantastic!!! I'll be checking her out!!

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  9. Love it!!! So fab!

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  10. I *love* it! Gorgeous!
    I'm pretty sure the internet is a jerk because I've been thinking about getting a blog makeover but right now? Spending freeze. And also? Lots of online sales from my favourite stores and fabric stores and pattern stores and you get the picture. So, internet? Thanks. Thanks a lot.
    I'll have to do some fav-ing here and hope that I remember to go looking through my favs when I'm defrosted!

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  11. Looks very nice I like it

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  12. looks very profesh! super cute. excited that she helped you out!

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  13. Looks amazing!!

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  14. It looks amazing!!! She did a good job!!

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  15. it turned out very nice! love t he bright yellow wall in the header!

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  16. LOVE your new header! The picture is precious. The blue houndstooth is to die for. That fairy blogmother knows her stuff. :)

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  17. She did a great job!
    www.rebeccabany.com

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  18. Love it! The header picture is adorable!

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  19. Cheri! Its fantastic!! i love it!

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  20. It looks awesome! She did a great job.

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  21. The new look is fantastic! I love the simplicity of it!

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  22. Looks Awesome! Love the header!

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  23. Wow! I LOVE the new look! So fun, bright, and cheerful! Especially love the picture of you and your boys up at the top!

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  24. Looks great Cheri!! I love your little guys following you in the header - too cute!

    Linds

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  25. darling makeover! well done!

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  26. It looks fantastic! You and the boys are so beautiful!

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  27. Love the new look. And thanks for inviting me out of my Reader so I could enjoy it!

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  28. Absolutely love it! And it loaded quickly, too. great job!

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  29. Love it! The colors are BEAUTIFUL! I love that little pop of yellow. And the fonts are really fun too. Yay you! A blog makeover is almost better than a real makeover. (mostly because you don't NEED a real makeover, anyway!)

    Congrats on the new diggs at facebook too. I'm all "liked"!

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  30. Looks great! Esp like the photo on the header :)

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  31. I love the touches of gray with the bright yellow. She did a great job!

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  32. absolutely beautiful! thanks for encouraging me to come out of my google reader closet...haha

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  33. Oh, it's so, so cute! I love the pic of you and your kiddos. I got a makeover too at Feed the Birdies. It's like having a new toy to play with. Haha! Come see! :)

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  34. Love the new header! Great job fairy blog mother!

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  36. Ahhhh!!!! I can't get over the awesomeness!! Fairy Blog Mother, you did an amazing job! I love this, Cheri!!!! :)

    One question though. Where is your grab button? I can't seem to find it....

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  37. She totally rocked it! Love it, Cheri!!!

    I've been missing you. I know I told you earlier, maybe last week, that I've been dealing with a sick baby. I think we are finally all getting better. Thank God. I have A LOT of catching up to do.

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  38. LOVE the new look! darling.

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  39. Love the header and the color scheme!!! looks great!!!

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  40. wow, looks fantastic! So cute!

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  41. Awesome job...love the header pic :)

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  42. Looks great! LOVE the header!

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  43. ABSOLUTELY adorable!
    Biz

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  44. Really nicer then before :)

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  45. Wow this blog does rock! The colours and new font are great.

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  46. LOVE IT! It looks really great-- what a fun picture in the header. Love the colors, the houndstooth, just love it! It just fits your blog perfectly! Someday I'll have a facelift on my blog when I have extra money, but I need to get a new camera first!!!

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  47. Love the new look! Your header is AWESOME!!!! You are gorgeous as always and your kids are just too adorable!

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  48. great job on the new blog!! loving it!

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  49. Looks Great. What a fun place to hang out!

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  50. Love the new look - as soon as I opened your page I went 'Ohhh' :). I'm afraid I put my poor Blog designer a little through the ringer too. It's such a personal thing that it's hard not to want it just right!

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  51. It's ADORABLE!!!
    I wish someone would offer to do a blog makeover for me!! ;-)

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  52. Love it! The header is amazing...so cute:) Love the color scheme.

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  53. Nice new layout! I really like it! And this is my first time on your blog and I love it. Love it with a capital L.

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  54. Love the new look!

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  55. I seriously LOVE it! She did an amazing job! I really love houndstooth too!

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  56. Ohhhh, pretty! Love it and it suits you perfectly!!!! I heart the header pic too :)

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  57. Everything looks fantastic! Very cool indeed. I was trying to revamp by blog a little on my own and I have been wondering for the longest time how to change the font for post titles and sidebar titles. Do you know how she did that? Any advice would be appreciated...no one has offered me any free make-overs, dang it! ;)

    www.adventuresinaustenland.blogspot.com

    and

    www.godardgeeksquad.blogspot.com

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  58. Cracking up, I'm a bit picky too, funnee!!I think the houndstooth is my fav part (I recently saw V&Co is selling a pattern for a houndstooth blanket, it's very pretty too).

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  59. I'm a day late to the party over here, but thought Firefox took me somewhere new until I recognized you & the boys in the header. LOVE the new layout!!! :-D

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  60. OOh, I love it! Erika is working on mine right now, and I found you by googling her. I lOVE your header, you guys are too cute! Gonna go scope out the rest of your blog now...so far I'm a fan!

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