Notice something different? Well, how can you not (unless you’re new to this site of course)?! Snazzy isn’t it?
This kick ass new look for The Coffee Pot Chronicles is courtesy of the awesome and talented Courtney Kirkland of Courtney Kirkland Designs.
Where did this story begin and why did I decide to change the site?
It all started when friend and fellow blogger Danielle from Kitten A Go-Go had her site re-designed by Courtney. I fell in love with the new design on her blog faster than you can even say “re-design”. It was then my brain began running at full speed.
For months I wasn’t fond of my design. It felt cluttered, unprofessional, and sloppy. I wanted clean, professional, and simple. I started talking to my husband about a re-design. Financially it wasn’t in our budget but he knew how important it was and urged me to reach out to Courtney despite a few whiny protests about how we couldn’t afford it.
Later, I sent her an e-mail and worked out the logistics to get put on the list for June. I made that first payment and there was no going back.
For two months I eagerly waited for the project to begin. When June 1 rolled around my excitement grew. Over the next month Courtney and I went back and forth with design ideas, color schemes, layout, and everything in between. I knew what I wanted and after working out a few kinks (thanks to my horrible ability to explain things properly) the design came together.
When she showed me the final revision I was floored. Admittedly I was a bit skeptical because I was not seeing it live on my site. But once the site went live this morning I could not get over how great it looked. If I could reach through my screen and hug Courtney I probably would have.
I strongly recommend Courtney for blog design and other design related needs. She’s incredibly easy to work with during the entire process and does what she can (within reason of course) to ensure her clients are happy and get exactly what they want. The new look is exactly what I was aiming for and then some.
To Courtney: Thank you so much for your hard work. I am incredibly grateful for what you have done to make this site look amazing. You rock!