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While I was on vacation I worked on several projects – I know it sounds weird but vacations are my time to work on personal projects hehe. I've been planning on a change for the look of HowJoyful for quite some time. If you remember, the last blog-face-lift was for my HowJoyful's first blog-anniversary (Too long ago, right?) And even tho there is still a good 6 months before the second blogoversary comes around, I just can't wait that long to give a facelift to my little blog =]

Of all the previous changes I've made, this is definitely the most radical. I decided to start from scratch and even change my logo/header completely (even tho I still like the old one) I hand-drafted the words and played with them for a long, long time – because you know I am my WORST client! It's so hard to design for myself =[ – I also decided to change the colors because lately, I've been really into turquoise, I just love how vibrant and playful it feels. So here's a little reminder of what this blog used to look like:

I am SO EXCITED to finally reveal the new logo and blog! I added a few new features, like the tab box in the top to make it easier to subscribe and browse the contents. I also left a widget with the featured categories and added pages to the sidebar as well as the menu. So now let me show you the new color palette:



Like in any web design update, there will be some tweaks in the next few days so don't worry if some things don't look right, I am working really hard to make everything as perfect as possible, as soon as possible =] And if you see a mix of the old and new design, just refresh the page and clear your cache, that should fix everything! Let's get rid of that old red blog, ok?

So if you are reading this in your reader, come on over to check it out and share what you think about it =] I am always open to suggestions!



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

21 replies
  1. Rycrafty
    Rycrafty says:

    I love the tab box, and the ‘don’t be shy be social’ little box above it too! So convenient and easy to use!

  2. Anni
    Anni says:

    I totally love the new look!! You do such an awesome job, I specially love your new logo is gorgeous!

  3. Billie Monster
    Billie Monster says:

    What a fantastic change Joy! The new turquoise color scheme is great – gotta love turquoise (and I do!)! Thanks for inspiring the rest of us with your originality, it’s so refreshing. :O)

    Lotsa luv!
    ~ Billie

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