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:

Siobhan said...

Love it! Sooooooo cool.

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

It's GREAT!!!

Admitted Fabricaholic said...

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

Amie Kirk said...

LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

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

Michele Pacey said...

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!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

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!

Melissa said...

Looks great! She did an awesome job!

Liz said...

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

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

It really looks great!!

Brittany said...

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

Laura B. said...

Love it!!! So fab!

lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

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!

Sandy said...

Looks very nice I like it

Jami Nato said...

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

Lori said...

Looks amazing!!

Tiffany @ Another Pie In The Sky said...

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

~april said...

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

Allie said...

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

Rebecca Bany said...

She did a great job!
www.rebeccabany.com

UtahMillers said...

Love it! The header picture is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Cheri! Its fantastic!! i love it!

Lynn said...

It looks awesome! She did a great job.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Love the new look!

Julie @ Pickles and I Scream said...

Looks Awesome! Love the header!

Amy said...

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

The Cottage Mama said...

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

Linds

katherine said...

darling makeover! well done!

taidyeoriginal said...

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

More Than A Mom said...

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

lyndyjo said...

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

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Ooh it is so cute!

ellie g said...

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"!

Leigh Anne said...

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

Amanda Joy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Trina Curran said...

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! :)

Amy said...

Love the new header! Great job fairy blog mother!

Felicity said...
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Felicity said...

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....

Tonya said...

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.

McKell said...

LOVE the new look! darling.

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

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

BlueCodeRed said...

wow, looks fantastic! So cute!

Jennifer said...

Awesome job...love the header pic :)

Sherrie said...

Looks great! LOVE the header!

Biz said...

ABSOLUTELY adorable!
Biz

slow panic said...

love it!!!

Alsacianne said...

Really nicer then before :)

~♥~ SazzleDoodle ~♥~ said...

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

GynnaB said...

Very nice.

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

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!!!

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

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

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

great job on the new blog!! loving it!

Deb said...

Looks Great. What a fun place to hang out!

Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com said...

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!

That One Girl said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

ailinh harris said...

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.

Amy said...

Love the new look!

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

Looks great!!

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

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

luvinthemommyhood said...

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

Amber said...

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

Tiffany said...

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).

Sam Anna said...

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

Misty said...

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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