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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Makeover Story

I have lots of ideas.
No- lots. 
Like tons- I know- you, too.
Do you have lots of ideas that one day you will get to? maybe?
Yeah- me, too.
Here's the thing. A month or so ago I had this thought. Scary.
Last August I started my blog as a Stay at Home Mom's Quest for her Bathing Suit Body. I was gaining weight and feeling the need to nip it in the bud. Thanks to ShabbyBlogs and their fabulously shabby backgrounds and headers- my BLOG was clad in cutie bathing suits. The space quickly morphed into an outlet for all my creative ideas and ramblings wrapped up in a cute bathing suit. Slightly different from what the title indicated.

A few months later, I went nutso and opened an Etsy shop. It needed a Fabulous name. So Fairly Fabulous it became. Ooo- I'm a poet and I didn't know it. A great friend from high school sweetly volunteered her creative designer husband after (at least) a gagillion emails back and forth trying to teach me how to make my own Etsy banner. They came up with a perfect, simple, playful banner and avatar and I was off and running!
Fast forward to a month or so ago. I'm realizing all I learned in those college marketing classes was not so silly. Brand recognition is where it's at! So, I decided somehow merging Mom's Quest with Fairly Fabulous and coming up with a cohesive design needed to happen. I emailed a few close friends for suggestions. My birthday is in May and I thought, "If I can get to 100 followers and find a cute name, I will make a big push to re-do my shop and blog and have a HUGE, Grand, STUPENDOUS unveiling/Birthday GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!"
Did I get your attention?
In the meantime, a fabulous friend emailed me back with the perfect suggestion for my new blog title. THEN, I saw that cutie Sugar and Dots was offering a great low price for new April sponsors. I hesitantly emailed her, explained my upcoming plan, and asked if I should wait on my sponsorship. 

And then it HAPPENED...
Kimmie from Sugar and Dots told me she has been dabbling in the idea of doing blog design and offered to DO my blog makeover for me-not just DO the makeover, but do it for a super fabulous, amazingly generous rate AND make a coordinating Etsy banner (because we were going for uniformity/brand recognition, remember?) AND still let me be a sponsor for April. I say 'let' because WOW. It's an honor. Have you SEEN how cute her blog is?
So- if you are new around these parts Welcome- We are all new here.
If you are a long time friend or follower- Welcome BACK. It's new, it's fresh. It's fun.
It's Kimmie super glamalama?
What? Don't like that one?
OK- How about radtastic?
I got it....
No seriously- ask her. It's funny. True Story.
As for the new digs-I love 'em. 
I hope you do, too.
OH- and if you are feeling let down because you saw the big giant words giveaway extravaganza and didn't ACTUALLY see any just wait.
May will be here before you know it.


MadameDeals said...

I am your newest fan from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011. I would really appreciate it if you follow me back through Google Connect Friend. I have a lot of contest going on Madame Deals. $25 amazon gift card, Vera Bradley purse, $100 in jewelry, 200 cut coupons, bare minerals gift pack, $30 for an organic outfit, $75 P&G products, and the chance to win $1000. Thank you Amee

Tausha said...

Ok-just thoroughly stalked your blog. I can now say I am up to date on your life and all of the new york and compnay clothes that I really wish I had in my closet! Your sense of humor and sarcasm make me laugh! I am jealous of your green coffee table and I really, really wish that I could sew like you! Your blog lightened my day! Thank you from one stranger to another. Hope that you will stop by and say hello. That way it will be totally normal for me to hang out on your blog, and not be a all weird and stalkerish! Have a great Wednesday!

Sam said...

I LOVE your blog redesign. I can't wait to head over to Sugar & Dots and check out how Supercalifragi... well, you know, that she is!

And DEFINITELY can't wait for that giveaway!

Michele said...

I noticed your new name and design a while back. That's so cool how it all worked out and you got such a cool blog makeover. I'm in the process of a redesign and I'm so excited. Love your adorable blog!

Kim Yamaguchi said...

I love the new blog name and design! It's perfect!