I’m so excited to talk about my new blog design and how I’m Making Crafty Delicious for you at Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
You guys, I am doing a happy dance over here and so freaking excited. My new blog design is live and I’m in love with it! I’m also pretty stoked because I did it myself. And by myself I mean with the amazing help of my wonderful husband and my great friend Teresa from Crafty Wife! But what I mean is, I designed the elements and implemented the entire thing on my own without paying someone to do it this time.
So if you know me at all, you know that I am very code illiterate. Photoshop was a foreign concept to me until a few months ago. But I had my husband put it on my computer and I’ve slowly began learning how to use it. I wanted to learn so I could create more fun printables for you guys and also so I could give my blog a refresh. I seem to get that itch to redesign about once a year because it was around this time last year that Madison from Grace and Vine Studios did my redesign. It was amazing and took my blog to a whole new level. If designing isn’t in your skill set then I highly recommend using her because she’s amazing to work with.
But just like in my home decor, I’m constantly wanting to change things up and falling in love with new colors. Navy has been my current obsession so this blog design became quite based around navy. I worked hard with Teresa’s help to come up with a color pallet, fonts and more. Let me tell you I have mad respect for all the designers out there, like Madison, because it’s not easy.
P.S. Below are affiliate links. If you purchase one of these themes I receive a small commission at no charge to you! This allows me to keep creating fun crafts and recipes for you!
For this design, I decided to go with the Brunch Theme from Shay Bocks. I loved the Foodie Theme but when I saw the Brunch theme I fell in love and immediately knew I had to have it. I love how simple and clean it is and hopefully it makes things a little more easy to navigate for you guys. I also have the Genesis Framework which is something you need for either of these themes!
I also wanted to refocus my blog this year and after a reader survey know that crafts and recipes are some of the favorite posts, so came along my new tagline, making crafty delicious. I plan to continue sharing delicious recipes and fun crafts with y’all as well as home & decor projects. We’ve been doing a lot of home updating lately that I am excited to share with y’all!
I’d love to hear what you like about the new design? Or if there is a way I can make it easier for you to navigate?
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Congrats! A new look can definitely make you feel good and I can definitely see why you’re happy about it 🙂
Thank you! I love how it turned out!
Looks great and congrats on mastering this! I hired someone for my blog. I am super code illiterate! I am hoping to improve my Photoshopping skills soon…
Karen | GlamKaren.com
Thank you Karen! It was a lot of learning and I had help but it was fun to figure it out myself!
Heather lawrence says
I love the look of your blog!
Clean, simple and easy to navigate.
I get you on the coding thing… I am teaching myself as I go and it can be tricky!
Cara (@Stylishgeek) says
Emily your new blog design looks beautiful! Congratulations! I love the Genesis framework too, but for my site I ended up doing my own. My only input is to perhaps make your banner logo slightly bigger since there are a lot of open space. But that’s just my opinion. As it is looks fabulous too! 🙂
Ana De- Jesus says
It looks amazing hun well done you have done a fantastic job! I would love to learn how to code too but it is as you say incredibly difficult!
Danielle K says
Congrats on a re-design & learning how to do it yourself!
Great job! Looking good – dare I even say elegant?
Well done! I’ve been eyeing thing one as well!
I think your new site looks fantastic! I’m very impressed you did a lot of it yourself!
Congrats! Looks great! You are lucky to have been able to do it mostly yourself. I have heard stories of what others pay and it’s outrageous! I’m lucky enough to have a brother who helps me out.
The main blue color is so deep and stylish! Congrats on your new design, I like it so much
Melissa | Persnickety Plates says
Bravo for doing it yourself! A redesign is on my to-do list this year but I’m not brave enough – that’s why mine has been so simple for so many years. =)
Love changing the look of my site and yours looks great!
Michelle @ Sunshine and Hurricanes.com says
Hooooooray!!!!! Congratulations, the design is fantastic!
Looks great! The combo of navy and pink really works. Shay Boks has the best themes. Love her stuff!
Blythe A. says
The new design is so clean and modern. Love it. I’m a huge fan of the color blue and I really like how you incorporated navy. It’s not a color you see all the time, which I love.
I love your new look!
Cathy @ Our Mini Family says
That is great to hear that having a reader survey gave you clarify and allowed you to re-focus your blog!
jill conyers says
That is awesome you accomplished this without hiring someone. I love the theme you chose.
Loving the redesign it looks very professional and sleek! I want to redo mine but i haven’t settled on what I want yet :p I keep changing my mind!
tp keane says
i think you and a i are very alike. I also have this insatiable desire to change things up on a regular basis. Thanks for the ideas.
KRYSTLE COOK says
Love new theme and tag line!! Your blog looks awesome. I can’t wait to see what else you do with it.
I love the design! And the tagline! Love the idea.
Megan McCoig says
It looks so fab. I’m looking to renew mine soon, this has made me want todo it more because yours is so nice!
I love the new design. The navy and pink go together really well.
Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment. I am definitely code illiterate and end up googling everything…multiple times 🙂
Awwwww loving the new look!!!! I just gave my site a makeover not too long ago and it was the best decision ever!
I love your new design. It’s very fitting. It is motivating ME to update mine
karissa Ancell says
I love your new blog design. It looks fantastic. I’ve been working on my own blog redesign as well.
laura londergan says
congrats on the new look. it is always a great accomplishment to get something like this done and getting it going. i am in the middle of a re-do and it takes forever!!!
There is so much to learn about blogging! Congrats on your new design! Love it!
Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper says
Love the new design too! Clean, simple and beautiful… congrats!
Beautiful design! Very clean. 🙂
brianna george says
Looks very nice. Very clean and organized. Beautiful job. Now get writing!
Congratulations! This is a wonderful design and your layout is great! I am also a huge fan of navy – a warm color
The first thing I thought was “wow, she got a new layout!” I love the theme you chose. I was wondering what it looked like on an actual blog. The colors are very pretty too!
Honestly, I think your layout and design are adorable! I also love the color scheme. It really stands out!
Rebecca Kelsey Sampson says
It’s so important to refocus your content every now and again! Especially after checking in with your readers, it’s great to check in with what both you and your followers want to explore more of.
Be the author of your own story,
Rebecca Kelsey Sampson