Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lilipop Designs- A Blog Designer Review


     It's no secret that I am a novice blogger. New to blogging and new to the Blogger platform as well. I am proud that I was able to muddle through and create some semblance of a functional blog. That being said, it wasn't beautiful. It also lacked some major technical aspects such as social media buttons and appropriate pages.  I was fumbling with some tutorials, which were like reading Greek to me, and then it donned on me - It was an, "AH HA", moment. There is someone out there who can get this done, better than I can, and in no time at all.

     Lilipop Designs was just the "someone", I needed to whip my blog into shape. First, Jessica designed my lovely new header and template design. She was kind enough to bear with my many womanly whims and adjust it to my liking a few times. Thanks again, Jessica! The new colors combined with a simple, clean, classic, yet fun design are just what I was looking for. My new template has all the things a blogger could want! It's all there: social media icons, pages, my own signature, and a widget that shows my current giveaways. I think I am in love.

    After finalizing the draft of my template Jessica then installed it. Yes, no need for me to risk tinkering with HTML, this blog designer installs your design for you too. I have to tell you that this was one of my biggest worries about the process. What if I tried to do it myself, messed up one dot or slash, and ruined the whole blog? I just don't think I could bare to start from scratch. Needless to say, I was relieved and thrilled when Jessica installed the design for me!
      Id also like to take a minute to talk about the woman behind Lilipop Designs. Jessica, like myself is from Florida.  I have a sunny spot in my heart for anyone living in my home state! She is also a Mom to THREE boys. Lots of respect for any Mama who can manage three boys. Jessica also works as a full time web and graphics designer. One of my favorite parts about her and her business is that she works with a wide range of people needing design.  From work-at-home-moms to serious hobby bloggers, and even professional bloggers.  She really dumbed-down all the blogging lingo for me as a blogging novice, making the whole process so much less overwhelming.  It's clear that she is exceptionally skilled and could easily assist a professional as well.

    I hope you like my new blog layout as much as I do! I'm so thrilled with it! If you are contemplating starting a blog or have a blog that needs a fun little revamp I am happy to offer a giveaway from Lilipop Designs. Jessica is offering one lucky reader a Blogger pre-made template of your choice, with installation, as a giveaway. I'm also excited to announce that this giveaway is open internationally! You can check out all her pre-made Blogger templates here.  You can also check Jessica's designs out at her Etsy Store.


UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner,
Julie F. 


Disclosure: I received a product to review for free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines.


24 comments:

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    1. Thanks Berta! I am super excited about it! Hope all is well. Give the kids kisses from Weston!

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  2. I love the new look of the blog and would love to win this to give my blog a makeover!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and thanks for entering Mary!

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  3. Ooh ! They all look so wonderful, but I have narrowed it down to For the Love of Lavender or Summer Fun!

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    1. Love those themes! I have also had my eye on the citrus stand!

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  4. I like the Summer loving

    wwcd23 at yahoo dot ca

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  5. I like Tranquility and Green Envy, but I might be missing some since others listed ones I haven't seen. Brandy Burke

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  6. I like all of them -- so cute. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. I like the one for "Truly Hammered"!! There are so many cute ones though!!

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  8. I like the nautical blog

    Desiree T dpapsis at gmail dot com

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  9. So many cute site designs. I love the colors that are chosen.

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  10. I like the you are my sunshine
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  11. I like Nautical and Citrus Stand.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I like Spring Petals :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. I like the For the Love of Lavender blog design.

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  14. I like Tranquility and Green Envy,

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  15. I like Zebra Diva
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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