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-
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!