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101 in 1,001: #29- Get a Blog Redesign

First of all, I wanted to thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and for the encouragement regarding my goals list!  I so appreciate each and every one of you that took the time to reach out via Twitter, Facebook, or the blog to wish me luck on the new endeavor.  It's so nice to be a part of such a supportive community! So thanks again!!

I'm happy to say that I'm off to a great start with the list, and have already accomplished one of my major (for me) goals- get a blog redesign!  This goal was actually completed ON my birthday- nothing like checking a goal successfully off of the list less than 24 hours after starting!

Without further ado- here's the look of the new Dirty Martini Diaries blog-

Dirty Martini Diaries Makeover
I just can't get over how much I love it!  Click *here* to see it live and in person!

September 17th marks the 4th anniversary of this blog- holy cow.  Since I knew that this little piece of the internet was going to be around for a while longer (knock wood), I've been thinking that my little blog has been due for a major facelift.  My husband offered to have my blog redesigned as a birthday present, so I finally bit the bullet and reached out to my favorite web design company - Penny Lane Designs.

Penny Lane Designs is owned by a gal named Marina, who is as nice as she is talented (which is saying a lot, because this lady is WAY talented, yo!)  I've admired Marina's work for years, as she's the design guru behind some of my favorite blogs:

Erin at The Blue-Eyed Bride
Grits at Puttin' On The G.R.I.T.S.
Betsy at Heavens To Betsy
Mel at I Pick Pretty
Maggie at The Freckled Citizen

These are just a *few* of Marina's amazing designs, and they are all top notch.  Love.

I actually reached out to Marina a few months back, since I knew that she can have *quite* the waiting list due to her talent.  I lucked out and made it to the very end of her list before she closed her wait list to finish orders, and feel SO lucky that I was able to do so.  Marina hit the nail on the head the very first go' round, and added details I never in a million years would have thought of (how adorable is the little olive next to my post titles?! Obsessed.)

HUGE thanks to Marina for making my blog design dreams come true!

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Tickled Pink said...

Looks great!!! :)

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

It's gorgeous! I love it so much!

Michelle said...

the redesign looks fantastic! congrats on checking one off the list.

Mackenzie Turrill said...

you are adorable. and so is your blog! looking good!! :) glad to be in touch!

Melissa @ I Pick Pretty said...

Marina is just the best - what a sweet birthday gift. Your redesign looks incredible, of course!

Jessica Cobley said...

Don't forget- you can mark off learning gin rummy in October!

Desiree Lynn said...

Love it! I'm so impressed that you're already marking something off your list! I better hop to it with mine! ;)

Glitterista said...

Wow, it looks so great! :)

Alberto Culver said...

Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Thanks Again.

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