I love watching things evolve over time, so here's a little journey in our blog's history.
This is our original design. I contacted Joy with a few ideas and a concept for our "post-wedding" blog. In the midst of down-to-the-wire wedding planning I decided it was a good idea to get started on a new project. Even though she completed it in August 2010, it didn't really launch until October 2010.
Sometime in February I decided I wanted a bolder background. Plus, I was really into different prints, especially clover patterns. I sent joy an inspiration pic (of bedding, actually) and she drew in a new background.
Then, a few weeks ago I toyed with the idea of switching the blue to a different shade - a Tiffany blue. I also wanted the corners un-rounded and the header to open up a bit. This update lasted all of a day, though I know Joy had worked on it for some time. It wasn't because I didn't like it - I was actually really happy with the color switch. But something about it felt too "light" for me. Too feminine? Too many clovers? I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
Then, a day after the updates went live, I found myself still searching for inspiration. You know when you're on to something but just not quite there yet? I saw this pattern on the interwebs and was imediately curious if it would work. I super-imposed The Fix-Its on to the pattern to get a sense of what it would look like. ...and SOLD!
And here we are today. I LOVE the amount of contrast and the wood background seems appropriate for people who claim to be "The Fix-Its". Plus, it's got a bit of a masculine feel that the previous formats lacked.
What do you think? I'd say this Goldilocks finally found her perfect blog.