A New Look

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Time for a new look!

I’ve been itching to make changes on the blog for quite a while now.  But, I didn’t want a change just for the sake of change, I wanted something that really fit Things I Can’t Say and that could stick around for a long time.

Design creativity, though? So NOT my thing. At all.

So I turned to the fabulous Cynthia of NWDesigns and NapWarden for help.  She spoke at BlogHer and Bloggy Bootcamp about blog design and she really knows her stuff! I had the chance to meet her at BBC Atlanta and she said she could help me.

All I gave her to go on was that I wanted something bright and bold but not obnoxious. Simple and clean, but not boring. And oh yeah, there’s that blog term of “branding,” can you do that, too?

The result had me squeeee-ing. Yes, I really did. I know people say no one really squees, that it’s just something you type, but I literally squee-ed when I saw what she came up with!

You see that “shush” up there? Well, that’s what I’m calling it. Cynthia drew it for me! How awesome is that? Not a stock image, but actually made just for this blog!


If you are looking for a blog makeover, I cannot recommend Cynthia enough! She’s creative and so talented. She’s also very reasonably priced. You might want to hurry up and get on her design list before she realizes just how reasonably priced she is and raises her rates. 😉

And a huge thanks to Ashley at My Front Porch Swing for implementation and for “getting me” so that she could explain to Cynthia what I wanted when I had no way to describe any of it. If you are looking to move to wordpress, contact her! 


    • Shell says

      But you do a great job with your own- it’s not a skill I have, so I have to get someone to do it for me! 

  1. Kim says

    Cyn is GREAT! We actually roomed together my first time at BlissDom. She was fantastic. After that I hired her to redesign my site. She did an amazing job. I switched blog focus last year, so I no longer have her rocking design, but I loved it with all my heart.
    Your new look is perfect!!
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  2. says

    Love it! But you already know this. It’s everything you described and said you wanted. 

    I’m also going through another redesign right now. I like my current one, but I don’t love it. And I also wanted something more timeless that I felt better fit “me” in terms of both style and branding. So, I completely understand where you’re coming from and am so happy you got exactly what you wanted! :)
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  3. says

    LOVE it! Tragically, I long ago decided to do all my blog page design/implementation myself. Mainly because I’m really quite dumb. And considering I’ve spent like 15hrs trying to figure out how to get a footer, I’m quite envious of yours. You crazy bloggers and your footers. Just raising the bar for the rest of us.