The New Look

10.19.2013

It's the weekend! Any big plans? We will be going to Leila's third birthday party tomorrow afternoon. Time sure flies. 

Did you notice my new blog design? I know many of you have and thanks for the compliments. I had wanted a new look for awhile and have been checking out different designers. Then Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles shared her new blog look and her designer's info. I took a look and decided to contact her. She probably wishes I hadn't because I had her changing and tweaking and changing and tweaking, but she hung in there and I love the new look!


I knew I wanted a monogram since we southerners love our monograms. So this was the first one. Nope.


Then we tried one S, but it looked more like an L. Nope.


Then we tried this one and a certain friend of mine said it was fine if I was Superman! ha ha
So back to the drawing board again.


Next we tried three S's again and came up with this. I love the linen background and y'all know I love red and I felt I needed to incorporate that into my blog design.

I also knew I wanted to use a buffalo check since I adore it and that became the header background.
So after many hours and much tweaking she brought my vision to life.
I hope the look represents me now.

I know many talk about their blog designers and how reasonable they are, but mine actually is priced way too low and I told her so. Especially with all the time put into this. So if you need a new look please check out Rebekah's site here and you better hurry before she goes up!

Enjoy the weekend!

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31 comments:

  1. I like it very much. Great new look, Kim.

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  2. like the simplicity...but I also liked your old one too!

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  3. Love your new look!! Have a great weekend.

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  4. Looks wonderful, and very you :)

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  5. I love the look! I can't believe that girl is 3! Happy Birthday Leila!

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  6. Love your new blog design!! I have been thinking about re-doing mine for a while but can't decide on what look I want so I keep putting it off. I guess should quit procrastinating and just do it?!?! LOL
    Have a great weekend!!!
    ~Des

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  7. I noticed the new look right away and loved every little detail!!! Very tailored and very you!!! Also love your new pic, very savvy!!!

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  8. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Kim!
    I've been wondering about the story behind the re-design. I, too, like its simplicity . . . AND I also liked your last blog design. I miss seeing photos from your beautiful home on your banner. Have you thought about adding them in a slideshow under your banner? Thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Have a beautiful weekend :0)
    And Happy Birthday, Leila!
    Suzanne

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  9. A perfect southern monogram for lovely southern lady!
    LOVE the LINEN with RED!
    It has been a true pleasure watching "SSS" evolve!
    I wish you continued success and look forward to endless inspiration!
    w/L

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  10. Love your new look Kim, the monogram is perfect!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  11. I like the new colors, and the monogram logo is lovely. I can see that you put a lot of thought into it.

    Since you asked, this new layout with the ads and all the plug-ins is very slow to load and it jerks and jumps as I scroll down the page. All the animated ads and pop-ups make me want to scream! (please don't take offense.) My laptop is top-notch, and my internet connection is strong ... it's just the way the all the stuff on your page processes. Unfortunately, it seems that the content of your posts is the last thing to become available as your page loads. Thought you should know.

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  12. Hi Kimmie! Oh, yes! I love your new pretty blog dress. It looks like you and the monogram of your 3 Ss is lovely! I probably need to do something! I just make my own. I need to get all sophisticated and stuff.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. It looks wonderful Kim. It really looks like you. I have wanted to update mine blog too, but I need to do a lot of other things first. I will check out your designer. She did a wonderful job.

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  14. Looks great Kim! Very clean and fresh!

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  15. I do like your new blog header! It fits your style well. Glad you found someone reasonable too. I'm sure it can get expensive.

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  16. I LOVE the new design, Kim! The checks with the red are just perfect. It makes me think back to how long I have been reading your blog - since the days of the big picture of Bailey as your header! Have a great weekend!
    -Shelley

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  17. Your new look is lovely Kim! I love the colours that you chose and it's a beautiful fresh look! Angie xo

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  18. She did a terrific job for you, Kim. Being easy and patient to work with is a huge plus!
    Mary Alice

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  19. It looks beautiful and a great reflection of you and your style!

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  20. I love the new design Kim! I love the red, and the checks.

    Kathy

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  21. KIM!!! I love your new look! I'm so glad you enjoyed working with Rebekah. I kept telling her the same thing too.. "I feel like I need to be paying you more!" She was wonderful to work with and kept at it until things were just like I wanted! I love yours so much!

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  22. Well done, a true southern classic worthy of a true class southern blog,
    Kim, this is Savvy Southern Style in a nut shell.

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  23. Love the new logo, Kim. You blog always looks inviting, and the new look with the linen and buffalo check is perfect for SSS.

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  24. Hi Kim, The new design is lovely in many ways, however, I must agree with Hartwood about the loading time and jumpy scrolls! Lately a few of my favorite sites(of course your's is one!) seem to have the same issues after a redesign. I just figure that change from what we are accustomed to is not always smooth and I'll just get used to it! I look forward to your posts.

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  25. I love your new design! So much what I picture as your style!

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  26. I love the monogram, it's super, but not in a man way.

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  27. I love, love your header....pretty much sums up what you love!!!...Rebeckah did a great job!

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  28. I'm really loving your new blog design, and the monogram you chose is a winner! We were able to "borrow" our soon-to-be 3 year old for the last 3 days and now our house is way too quiet. Have fun with yours at the party!

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  29. Love the new look Kim! Hmmmm I may have to contact her!I am looking for a new design again too!
    xx
    Anne

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  30. I love your new look! I just revamped my blog page (www.hollycrescentcottage.blogspot.com) recently as well and am so happy with the new changes. I found your blog through Sunday Brocantes. I'm a fellow Francophile and love French country style (mixed with a little North Carolina country style!). Oh how I would love to make a trip back to France for some shopping!

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