Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Surprise!!!

Welcome to the new and improved Real Life of a Redhead blog!

I decided a while ago that the old look was much too dark. It was the perfect design for the time in my life when I had it designed, but I wanted something fresh and updated!

So, I asked my dear friend Dana (who by the way, I met personally while I was in Seattle meeting Kirsten after both Ewan and Joshua died) to design something fresh for me.

What'cha think?!

I'll be honest and admit that, at first, I wasn't completely sold on it. I felt like it was a bit more "country" than I would typically go for, but after looking at it for a while, it began to grow on me. The real seller was the explanation and thought that Dana put into the design (she truly is an amazingly beautiful and thoughtful person!)

This is what she wrote to me in an email after she sent me the initial sneak peek: (I had originally chosen just the girl in the middle leaning on the fence, but she added the other 2 pictures)

"The rocking chair in nature is signifying and acknowledging the past, with the open door signifying the future. Having the nature in the background of both just made me feel that nothing is forgotten and everything is always growing, evolving."

See?

She's amazing isn't she?

She didn't just put stuff together because it looked good, she spent time actually thinking about the meaning of each element of the design. 

So...without further ado...Welcome to the new and improved "Real Life of a Redhead!"

16 comments:

BlessedMommy said...

Love it!!

Robin said...

Gorgeous! I love that the 2 outside pics in the header draw your eye towards the paths. And I love that fierce and feisty stayed the same, too. :)

Melinda said...

I love this design!

Stephanie, Daughter of the Risen King said...

I think she is trying to peek through the fence at what the future holds!! SA-WEEEETTT

brooke said...

So pretty

Steffani said...

Really like it!!!

Lis said...

Oh wow! The path to healing and an open door to all the blessings of tomorrow - just awesome!

Darby McCormick said...

Looks amazing Jill! I love the green.

Mary said...

Love the new look, Dana is so creative! Wishing you strong mommies the best in this time, you're both in my prayers! Mary Madar

Linsey said...

I LOVE this design!

McEngland like the McCountry said...

I love it! It's beautiful! It makes me think of East Tennessee (My home! It's where my heart is) and all that is wonderful about my home town. Maybe that means it's country by default but I don't think so. It feels very fresh and modern.

Lauren said...

Love love love this new look!

Stefenie said...

Love it!! I so want a blog makeover too!

Beverley said...

Love it! Dana is so talented!

Peach said...

It's wonderful. Well done, Dana! Its bright, Summer-y, and has a touch of country. Very well done. Kind of makes me want to change up my blog again.

leah said...

Jill
Love, love, live it!
Before the explanation my thought of the empty rocker was the empty place your heart holds for Joshua and the path is welcoming what God holds for you and your family. Fresh and new every day.
Love you all so much. New home, new blog page...your future is bright with possibilities.

 
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