My New Design!

I switched to WordPress over a month ago and my BIGGEST concern was my design. I had no idea how to design for WP  and I was coming in completely blind. So needless to say I was thrilled when I found some really helpful sites and managed to get my design up and running fairly quickly!

What do you think of it? It’s definitely different. I wanted to go with a more simplistic look because that’s really more my style anyway. I plan to put more time and effort into my post setup and things like that too. I’m really unnaturally excited about my drop down menu! Most of the options are blank pages at the moment, but I’ll be fixing that over the next few weeks. I would love it if you grabbed my new button to replace the old one.

I think I will start offering WordPress designs in the next few months on my design blog. I need a little more practice first.


  1. I love it! Very clean and pretty.
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  2. I like it, it feels simplistic yet elegant. Well done! I had thought about going over to WordPress but it needs more consideration.

  3. I love it! So classic and pretty.
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  4. I love your new design, it’s gorgeous!

  5. Very nice, but then I’d love your designs for a phone book. :)
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  6. I love it!  it looks really awesome!

  7. I see this design and its totally you! Its so cutesy and pretty! :-) 
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  8. So pretty! I love it. :)
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  9. I definitely love the clean look! I hope you are happy with it
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  10. I loved the colors, it is very pretty, especially the purple. Love it!
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  11. I love it, it looks great :)
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  12. So pretty! I like your new design :)
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  13. Hi there! This design is so clean and pretty! I totally love it. :) Love the colour combination, the font, the design for the comments section and the cute header. Looking forward to when you are offering WordPress design services.
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  14. I think it’s GORGEOUS. And thank you for all your posts/tweets about the switch to WordPress. Seeing you go through the move was the encouragement I needed…and my move just went off in the past 48 hours rather smoothly. Happy to be on Team WP now! :)
    Anna recently posted..The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder ReviewMy Profile

  15. Really like your new design. So cute, neat and simple :) And harmonic in it :)
    Congratulations on it :)
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  16. WOW! I love your new blog design, Lori!!!!! So clean and organized and nice!!!


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  17. OOOH I LOVE your new design! It’s very pretty, but simplistic. I cant’t believe you managed to do it so quickly without knowledge of design in WP! Congrats :)
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  18. Love the new design! I gotta say, I am with you on going for a more simplistic, clean look. My new design is the same concept…though I would if it is TOO simple. Lol.

    This whole doing your design yourself thing is really tempting…I have been waiting for over a month for my designer to install my new design. ~pout~ 
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  19. Oh, so precious! I really like it–you’re so talented when it comes to blog designs. How’s WordPress working for you? I still like Blogger but am just curious!
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  20. I really love your new design. It’s so pretty and simple. Just changed your blog button in my blog roll too!!
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  21. I love it! It’s pretty clean and easy to navigate!!! :)) Wonderful! 
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  22. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOoh I LOVE it!! Very pretty!

  23. I love pink so the colour is great and the design is lovely, Lori! Well done :)
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  24. This is adorable! I love the colors and the simply overall look :]
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  25. LOVE it! Very Pretty in Pink:) And like the others I love how clean and organized it looks, very easy to navigate! 
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  26. Love it!!!!!!!
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  27. Love the new design. It’s so clean and pretty. Glad wordpress is working out for you!
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  28. LOVE IT.

  29. Very cute. Simple IS refreshing.
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  30. Very pretty, Lori! You are definitely talented when it comes to this stuff! Enjoy :)
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  31. I LOVE IT! My WP transfer will be finished very soon and I’m excited.

  32. I love it! Gorgeous!!!
    Beth Shaum recently posted..Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Broke My HeartMy Profile

  33. Wow! I love it! Beautiful colors! Sleek and clean! I want a design just like this! :) I don’t understand why everyone is moving to wordpress…it seems to be a fad right now.
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  34. It looks great! I think i like the simple look. It looks very professional.
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  35. So pretty! But really, all your designs are.

  36. Looks great. Welcome to the WordPress club. 😛
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  37. Carol Wong says:

    I love the soothing color combination, it goes with the room that I am in!

  38. Cool. I love the color design and actually how simple it is. Very calming and soothing, like Carol said. 
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  39. I like it! Very simple, and I love the colors! Great job!
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  40. It looks great! Clean, easy to navigate and calming. Good job!
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  41. You did an awesome job for a newbie! It’s simple, clean and very beautiful!
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  42. It’s pretty ! I like the colors, it’s so classy and inviting.

  43. It looks awesome! So very pretty!
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  44. Love your new design!

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