Welcome to the new Fitting It All In!
I’d been wanting a blog redesign for a while now – my last was almost three years ago – but my budget is next to nothing and lots of the designers I love are quite expensive! I got lucky when Amanda announced she was starting blog redesigns and was offering 75% off to her first customers!
This wasn’t a total custom makeover – I just wanted a cleaner, fresher, simpler look. Amanda reached out to me almost immediately to see what I was going for, sent over tons of logo ideas and constantly updated them based on my feedback. Seriously, she was on it – multiple responses and emails a day! I didn’t even find out about her until the end of last week and it’s already finished!
She also found the perfect WordPress template for me – Simply Pro. She did all the behind-the-scenes tech stuff that I have no idea how to do (Seriously, you should see some of my replies to her emails. “Uhh…I don’t know…should I know that?”) and I rearranged some of the pages and widgets. It wasn’t without hiccups, but I love the results.
Before and After:
Here’s the final style sheet:
Overall I am super happy with it and hope you like it too! I think it’s more functional and easier to read, but still chic and pretty. I wanted more white with just a little color, and that’s exactly what Amanda gave me.
It’s been inspiring me to get to blogging more too, and I can already tell that I’ll have more time during this Immunology module in school. A post on “good stress” coming soon…