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New Logo and Blog Design

Welcome to the new look on my blog! I am thrilled with the changes that have been made – the new logo and new blog design are just perfect! I am hoping that it will be a pretty place for you to learn about the home decor and furniture that we reinvent.

About the new logo

Let me tell you a bit about the changes that we’ve made. I say we, but I mean one of my daughters :). Our oldest daughter is a bit of a design enthusiast. She loves home decor too! So when I asked her to redesign our logo, she jumped on it. She had an idea in her mind of what it should look like and when we shared our ideas, they were practically the same! Sounds like we are related :).

Since I dabble in watercolors, the painted leaves seemed perfect. The imperfect typewriter font is reminiscent of a vintage typewriter. That’s right up our alley! And our tag line – it speaks of the completed projects we are passionate about that were once old and broken down and then are renewed into beautiful and useful home decor. It also speaks on a deeper level of the renewed and beautiful life we can experience through our faith.

Now for the blog design

The next step was the layout of the blog. When I first started writing this blog, I was mostly concerned about learning how to blog, getting the information out there and developing a consistent posting schedule. So the design wasn’t my major priority.

Then last year I attended a blogging conference Haven, in Charleston, South Carolina. That was a game changer for me. I committed to blogging at least once a week. It was a pattern that was challenging to develop but I knew that it was important. So the weekly posting schedule was set.

Now for the blog design. I wanted the blog to be easy on the eyes and easy to navigate. If I am going to post tutorials about the projects we are doing here at Reinvented Delaware, I want you to be able to find them!

Enter Restored 316

I found Restored 316 through other bloggers that I started following and decided to check them out. I researched other blog theme businesses but this one lined up with my desired look and my budget. The site has a quiz that guides you through finding the perfect theme for your blog. I took the quiz and came up with the suggested blog theme called “Divine”. Funny thing is my daughter took the quiz with me in mind and came up with the same answer! She really knows me 🙂

Let me show you around

This is the landing page. As you move around the blog and want to get back to this landing page, just click the logo at the top! This page includes the main menu just below the new logo as well as three featured posts. There is also a space for you to sign up with your email to receive the latest projects right in your inbox! No spam included! Just fun projects, I promise 🙂

See the slide show? It is the section with the small arrows on either side of the images that slide. I am super excited about that! I will be changing and adding images to that on a regular basis!

On the right you see an image of yours truly and social media icons where we can connect. Click any of them to follow along our reinventing journey!

Featured categories

Just below the slide show you will see that images are in groups. They are some of the featured posts from those categories. If you see something that strikes your interest, just click on the image and you will be taken right to that post! I love this feature of the Divine Theme because it guides the reader straight to the topic that interests them.

You might also like…

Below the categories section is the ‘you might also like’ section of the page. These posts are chosen to showcase some of the other posts that might interest the reader.

Tags

The tags are at the bottom of the page. When you click on each of the tags you will be taken to a post that talks about whatever that tag is labeled as. For instance, the Small Business tag will take you to posts that talk about well, small business! Kinda self explanatory 😉

Main Menu

Back up to the top of the page you will see the main menu section. I have a few items listed such as Home, About, Contact and Home Tour. You can click on any of these you will be taken right to that page. Like this About page where you can read our story.

More to come!

I is still a fair amount of work to do behind the scenes. But in the meantime, I will be starting up my regular weekly posting again. I hope you stop back in to see the continuing changes! Lots of tutorials are in the works and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Thanks for stopping by! And don’t forget to click the social buttons so you can follow along our reinventing journey! We are on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

See ya!

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7 Comments

  1. Your blog is so lovely, Cindy! I’m really digging your new logo and site design. It has such a vintage yet contemporary feel. So classy! I just redesigned my logo, and I never would have thought to write a post about it!

  2. Cindy, Your new blog and logo are great! I really enjoyed you sharing the part where you and Ema-Leigh got the same results on the quiz and how when you asked her for help in re-doing the logo – love the new logo, btw – you both had very similar ideas! Yes, you two are related! I like how you input pages from your updated blog and gave great explanation of what each new page looks like as well as how to peruse your blog: navigating tips, how to find a slide show, how to get back to your Home page and the tags. Looking at blogs as a whole was a learning process for myself as I was just a browser (when I was new to looking at blogs). I never did see any explanations or images of what I would be looking at or how to peruse a particular blog site. While I was perusing blogs, I sometimes had to re-read something on that blog to understand where to go, frustrating it’s was at times. So thank you, for explaining your blog the way you did with images (they speak volumes!), I bet you have begun a trend for other bloggers. Looking forward to updates on your blog!

    1. Thanks so much for all your encouraging words Patti!! The last few years of blogging have been a learning experience for me too!! Hopefully this will help you to navigate other blogs as well!! Thanks for being a faithful reader and commenter?

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