Saturday, December 22, 2012

{New Blog Design}

When I first started blogging.. and I mean ..way back when I first got married, I found this adorable little free template on someone's website. I wrote ALOT of words and didn't meet anyone. My all-time page views for that blog was 36. THIRTY SIX, friends.

When I started blogging again, I didn't know what to expect. I realized that blogging was a little different than it was before so I just was excited to start writing and was just going to see what happened. I had no idea how incredible this experience would turn out to be. God has used blogging to bless me in a way I've never known.  

I don't even know how I stumbled across it, but there is this cool link within blogger that allows you to search for others with the same interests as you. I clicked on youth ministry and wouldn't you know (now) very best blogger friend, Teressa, popped up. Oh, and by the way.. you say her name like this.. Tur ess ah. Not Teresa.

Meeting her began an incredible journey of getting to know so many other awesome girls. Like Cat,  KenzieShannon and so many more women who I happen to think are incredible! Needless to say, this blogging experience has been much different than my first!

So anwyays..

Nathan decides at 6 last night he hates my logo. 


Which is OK for him to say because he did make it, after all but I loved that sweet little logo. It was the first one he made me and it was the beginning of my blog. It makes me a little sad..But he insisted because he has all these ideas..he says.

Listen, I love anything my husband makes me. Dinner, a logo, you know. 

I will say that this is the very first time I feel as though my blog is complete. I FINALLY have nice looking buttons, and tabs, and all that stuff. I loved my blog but every time I looked at it I just wanted to clean it up! All of that html code and dumb stuff.. I had to do on my own. 

Alright, I didn't have to but I didn't want to pay someone else to do it if I was fully capable.

Friends, Nathan loves this new one so much, he named the owl Scrappy. Why you ask? Because he made him out of scrap booking paper. On photoshop, of course.

I know, my husband is cute. This is why I love him.

I hope you enjoy my new blog as much as I do :)

I'm off for 4 days..can you believe it?! Happy weekend friends!! And MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


  1. Oooh! I LOVE it! It looks much more "grown up" and professional.

  2. How sweet and fun that your husband is in this blogging adventure with you, even if it's just on the design end. That's really awesome. He did a great job, it all looks really wonderful. I very much am enjoying getting to know you and share our fun little conversations back and forth through email :) You make me smile, happy weekend to you!

  3. I LOVE it, Jess! Oh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! And I already love your blog. :)I think it's SO cool that your husby is into this whole blogging world with you. That's so sweet!

    Merry Christmas to one of the most amazing ladies I've met here in blog-land! Lots of love! Xoxoxoxo!

  4. The connections that can be made through blogging is truly amazing, isn't it? Happy holidays! :)

  5. As you know already, I love this! It's even more special that your husband made it for you though! How cool! =)

  6. He would go and change the font after I sent you a Christmas ball bahahaha :) I didn't know about that search function! When I get back to my computer I need to check that out!

  7. Love the new blog design!

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! See more here:

  8. I absolutely love this blog design!! Love love love.

  9. Cute Scrappy! Being a new blogger, I have NO idea about all the buttons and html codes and such. I am learning as I go. I don't want to pay someone to help me design my blog, but it may come to that. I don't have anyone I know to turn to! Congrats on being a "complete" blogger!

  10. Hi Jess! I love your blog and what it's all about! Your new design looks GREAT and the hubs sounds like a keeper :)!

    I found you through Sarah's recent series (I was a part of Day 1)!

  11. I love this design! I need to do the same soon.... when I get some time!! found you blog surfing today-- An adorable little family you have! new follower :)

  12. I think it's amazing that you've made friends through blogging. I hope to branch out soon and invest in some blogging relationships. Your blog design is great! And how special that your hubby made it!


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