If you have been following me since before the holiday, you know that this little blog has had a facelift. I have had some custom design work done for a logo. And some professional photos taken. They all turned out beautifully. There are a few people that I especially have to thank for that. I switched from a WordPress site to a self hosted WordPress site. This allows me a lot more flexibility with my design and content and the way I set up my blog. The new logo and photos allow me to expand my brand into other things…. of which I still have to figure out. But hey, at least I’ll be ready when the time comes!
First of all, I have to thank my wonderful husband. He did most of the technical stuff. He researched how to move all my content and subscribers, how to set up social media, what plug-ins to use, etc. And he was actually able to explain it to me, which is a task all on its own.
Once we decided to do this, I really wanted to have a logo designed. I scoured Etsy for a fabulous graphic designer. There are so many talented folks out there. But I fell in love with the designs at one shop in particular, Fresh Lavender Designs. I felt that I could use any one of Jamie’s designs. I loved them all! After filling out an extensive questionnaire, she came up with some designs. We only had to do one revision!! I adore the color combination and the fonts used. AWESOME! I am still waiting for some other items from her but I’m sure they will be fantastic!
I also had professional photos done. I figured, if people want to know what I look like, I better look good. I hate having my picture taken. I just always think I look terrible. Emilie from Emilie Smith Photography did my business shots. She is a friend from college so I felt comfortable. And she “gets” me. She totally had my vibe. She knew exactly the look I was going for and how to set up the shots. They all came out really good! I was amazed and not at all shy about posting my photos. Emilie wrote the nicest blog post about our shoot too with some additional photos. I’m not sure how much retouching she did, but I won’t ask. I really love the way they came out. She is so talented!! And she suggested the setting. AMAZING!! The location is called Murray’s Mill in Catawba, NC. It was the perfect combination of rustic and classy. I told you that she “gets” me. We also had our family portraits done there and at a nearby covered bridge. I can’t wait to share those with you too!! You can see them on Emilie’s blog here.
So, Domestic Charm will continue to evolve…. but it couldn’t have even gotten this far without the talented folks listed above. And all of my readers and friends. THANK YOU!!!