This is So Pretty, I Want to Lick It.

This is So Pretty, I Want to Lick It.

Hello, Friends!  And hey, look around. Check out this new site design…

I know, right?!!!

Laurie Smithwick / Leap Design completely did it, and I love it so so much. In fact, I love it so much, I don’t even know what to do with it. I want to eat it up! Probably because it looks like candy. It totally reminds me of this Candy Shoppe candy shot from Such Pretty Things (above). So awesome.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I liked my site before.

It was cool. And I loved the way it was organized. And then Babble totally honored me by naming it #1 best site design. Which was waay beyond awesome.

But I consistently got feedback that it was a bit hard to navigate and hard to find the latest items…which was a fair assessment. So one day I was talking to Laurie about design, and site design, and my site design, and told her how I wanted to keep the organizational elements I’d established, but then lose some of the boxy-ness of it (so technical am I). Really, I just wanted it to look clean, and cheery…and basically, like candy.

And bam. She made it happen. Oh yes she did.

I’m so happy with it.

And I have about a million things to post now that it’s pretty.

So I’m really glad that you’re here. Look around, enjoy, and tell Laurie how much you like it.


Soundtrack: I Want Candy.


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17 Responses to This is So Pretty, I Want to Lick It.

  1. Amanda says:

    I love her work! And this blog, then and now. There’s nothing like your words having a pretty and safe place to land/live.

  2. barchbo says:

    I knew Laurie is a genius! It looks gorgeous and delicious! Who knew a website could look so delicious? Kudos, ladies!

  3. It looks super cheery & delicious. Love it, Laurie! You two obviously work really well together. Especially like the stripe detail at the bottom.

  4. Reticula says:

    It truly is delectable. Blog candy!

  5. yup, i totally just got a sugar high.

  6. Mr Lady says:

    Oh good lord, this is a good lookin’ blog. My wallet hates you, but my eyeballs LOVE you.

  7. Erica M says:

    I followed a tweet from @mrlady to get here. Your blog design is indeed pretty enough to lick. Congrats on the new digs.

  8. Cindy says:

    I love it! I added you to my blogroll a little bit ago and I’m so glad I did. It’s a joy to visit this place and now I kind of want to eat it.

  9. I love the new design. It looks so fresh!! Great work.

  10. Margie says:

    Seriously well done! Gorgeous and easy!

  11. schmutzie says:

    So pretty! I love it!

  12. It is gorgeous! Laurie is awesome and just so gets what her friends and clients need. This design just totally rocks! Congrats!

  13. Laura says:

    Thanks, guys! Laurie is amazing for sure. I’m just sort of sitting around looking at it. It’s like a breath of fresh air to me. Happiness.

  14. Ashley Bond says:

    Well done. Beautiful and brilliant. Not surprised in the slightest.

  15. dee-ann says:

    Awesome! It truly looks good enough to lick but yet also so fresh and cheerful!

  16. It’s so pretty! Laurie is a genius.

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