Shop Sweet Things Gets a Makeover!

shop sweet things old version

Hello friends, noticed anything different here? :) Yup, my blog got a makeover this weekend and the new redesign finally launched! YAY (and whew, thank goodness it all went smoothly!) The image you see here on this post is the old version.

This whole redesign process took me a good 6 months to accomplish, and I went through two different designs before settling on this one. Coming from a girl who gravitates to so many different styles, it was tough to choose something that I was really happy with. I wanted something original, something fresh, something that really makes Shop Sweet Things stand out.

The redesign was done between my husband George and I. I started out with a Pinterest board to collect all the inspirations on logo, type, and color. Then I also had a great friend who helped me with finding the perfect font for my logo (she was so patient with me and helpful!). My super talented UX/Graphic Designer husband helped me with the design of the site and I basically told him what I liked and didn’t like along the way – and yes, he did say I was his toughest client ever! I wouldn’t disagree. We also hired another talented freelance developer to help with the coding, which was money well spent (and lots of headaches saved!) While this all sounds simple and easy, there were a lot of back and forth and it really took some long nights and weekends to put everything together.

I’m pretty happy with the outcome and the aesthetic for my lifestyle blog. After all, shouldn’t life be vibrant, fun, and chic?!

So friends, what do you think of this new redesign? Do you like it? Not like it? All comments and feedbacks are welcome!

 

 

 




  • http://thejessjournals.blogspot.com/ Jess

    Lookin good! :)

  • inhonorofdesign

    Its beautiful! The colors are so fresh and the layout is very user friendly! Congrats!

  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    Congrats! It looks so fresh – great job!

  • http://www.canyoucomehome.com/ StarletStarlet

    Looking SO fab and SO you!!

  • http://inspirationcooperative.blogspot.com/ Theresa

    Congratulations, Jeanne! It looks really great and the colors are so happy; Everything matches your effervescent personality. Many hours and hard work go into a site design, so I bet it feels really good to have this completed. Job well done!

  • Marie @etincellestudio

    It looks lovely Jeanne! I liked the previous layout too, but the added colors will make it more personal. And I agree it’s very user friendly :-)
    Congrats on the successful re-launch!

  • Page Schiller

    Love it! 

  • Ashley Lovett

    Looks great, Jeanne!

    xo,
    Ashley
    anylovelything.com

  • Kate Hand

    Congratulations! I love it x

  • http://www.savvyinsanfrancisco.blogspot.com/ Savvy in San Francisco

    Congrats Jeanne and George! Must feel good to finally have it done!

  • http://stayinthelines.blogspot.com/ Jaclyn

    Congratulations on your great redesign! I love it and love that you and your husband worked on it together :)

    Stay in the Lines

  • http://twitter.com/herimajination herimajination

    congrats on the new launch!! :) loving the vibrant colors!!

  • http://twitter.com/Pretty_Fluffy Serena Faber Nelson

    Nice work Jeanne! I love your navigation too – so many awesome posts to choose from – it’s like being a kid in a candy store :)

  • Trina

    Looks, great Jeanne!  Love the colors!  How much fun that you were able to do this together!  Talent!!!
    xo . trina

  • http://twitter.com/DKMcCormick Deirdre McCormick

    Darling Jeanne, I was a bit absent from the blogging world for a spell, and completely missed your redesign. Booooo me!  :(  Anyway, I just had to stop by and let you know how much I ADORE it!  Your choice in colors, layout, EVERYTHING, is absolutely spot-on…although that comes as no surprise to me, given your fabulous taste level!
    So, you precious thing, you, congratulations on your new and fab look, and I look forward to more of your spectacular posts!
    xoxoxo Deirdre

  • http://twitter.com/DKMcCormick Deirdre McCormick

    Darling Jeanne, I was a bit absent from the blogging world for a spell, and completely missed your redesign. Booooo me!  :(  Anyway, I just had to stop by and let you know how much I ADORE it!  Your choice in colors, layout, EVERYTHING, is absolutely spot-on…although that comes as no surprise to me, given your fabulous taste level!
    So, you precious thing, you, congratulations on your new and fab look, and I look forward to more of your spectacular posts!
    xoxoxo Deirdre