Itchy

I've been itching to change my blog layout for quite some time now, but just never have enough time or patience to just sit down and figure it out. Ok, a big part of it is that I have NO idea what to do with it, either, but that's just a small part of the problem (or so I think it is). So, in the next few days, my blog might look like an arts and crafts project.

Be forewarned. I think it's already that, actually, with the dinosaurs and the kindergarten font going on. UGH. NOT INTENTIONAL!!!

That said, since I'd already spent a lot of time pondering a new look (as well as "working"), I didn't get a proper outfit post written up. Instead, here's a collage of how to make these delicious Black Bottom Cupcakes from Bakerella.

Black Bottom Cupcakes
original recipe here

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Do you like to change your blog layout often? Where do you get inspiration from? Any suggestions for the new layout?

33 comments:

  1. I am so lost it when it comes to layout stuff...I;d love to reformat some stuff but I have no clue how or where to design buttons, fonts, etc. How do you do it/help me?!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  2. I totally want to change mine as well and think that it would be magic to know even remotely how to do so... I actually opened up the design the other day then remembered that my internet barely allows me to see photos so making any changes would probably be a disaster! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  3. I'm actually pretty happy with my layout. I just need to figure out how to upload my font so my pages can be with my actual font!

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  4. Those cupcakes look delicious!

    Loving the new design girl, especially the cute little dinosaur! I wish I could do fancy HTML things with my blog but alas it flies over my head!

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  5. I actually like the kindergarten font, lol. I don't ever change the layout on my blog because I don't have the slightest idea how. And of course I have a boyfriend who is more hopeless with programming than me, so I'm just kind of stuck, lol. I actually had to show him how to even post a picture on a message board (something I learned in school, but I think he was too old for... they didn't teach that kind of stuff yet)

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  6. I really like the fun font you changed it to! I've been wanting to change my layout too, but I have NO idea how to do it or anything... haha. So kudos to you for figuring it out!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. Ooh, I pinned this recipe last week because they look SO GOOD! Are they as good as they look? I'm assuming so, if you're posting them :)

    I hardly ever change blog layouts - it just doesn't cross my mind to do so, I guess. Though I'm thinking of doing something less blogger-template for my blog. I'll wait to see what you do for inspiration.

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  8. Yum, those cupcakes look delicious! Also, I think it's adorable right now. I feel like I always want to redesign my blog. I pull inspiration from other blogs, I suppose and choose colors and fonts that I like to use! I also go to design inspiration websites and check out everything I can! It takes a while to come up with a concept. I'm sure you'll get to where you want to be soon! :)

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  9. I have the same problem when it comes to changing up my blog I can never decide and what I pick out doesn't work and I end up hating it so I just go back to the one that I can live with lol

    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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  10. I actually hate changing my blog layout - it's a headache X_X I do like change, but I hate headaches! Hahaha.

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  11. I wish I could change my blog...I'm so computer illiterate I can't even figure out html, haha. Cupcakes look so good!!!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  12. I would love to change mine more often, I am already itching to change mine and I just had it done. I am also too computer illiterate to fix it myself so I have to wait until I really want a change to pay for a new one :)

    I really like the font, I think it's quirky and adorable!

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  13. Nice post, the cupcakes sound so yummy :) I don't change the layout a lot, too much trouble for me... But as you might remember, I'm changing mine, too (I mean, converting the other pages than the main one to pink, too) :D I got my inspiration from fashion, didn't want a black/white one, so it's pink with lace. (Both of which I love in fashion at the moment ;))

    Good luck with the layout, I'm trusting your eye and skills completely :) xoxo ♥

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  14. I haven't changed my blog layout AT ALL since I started over a year ago. It's not that I don't want to. I do! I just suck at it and since my layout is kind of okay as it is, I don't want to mess it up. lol So, until I win a design package from somebody who has talent, I guess I'll jsut keep it as is. lol

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  15. Yum Yum - this looks delish!

    I don't think I've changed my layout at all since I've started blogging, mostly just the background, I am clueless when it comes to that though so maybe that's why ;)

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  16. OK this looks absolutely delicious, I wish you lived near by because I'd love to sample your yummy cooking! I have no idea how to code anything so....I paid a web designer to redo the layout of my site 3 months after I started my blog.

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  17. ohmygosh the cupcakes look sooo delicious! :D haha i kind like the dinosaur and childish font, its cute :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.co​m

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  18. i have the same itch all the time, lol

    yummy cupcakes

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  19. Since I have no idea how to do blog layouts (had to pay someone in the first place) I will have to keep mine as is, even though I have so many ideas! I think this is quite cute- the dinosaur is so you and mmm I want those cpcakes in my belly! :)

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  20. I always think about a reconfiguration, but I'm finally happy with my clean look. I've only changed mine I think twice since I started. I do admire those who get into the frills and complex blog design, maybe I will soon, haha! I've never made these cupcakes and would love to give it a go soon for some friends.

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  21. The little dinosaur is cute! I don't change my layout much as I don't really know what I'm doing! I'd like to have a little spring clean of it soon though and try to make it prettier! Those cupcakes look good :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  22. Hahaha! I know the feeling of doing the partial change thing, Laura! I finally had to give in and have someone code the designs I made. And I know that you are still crafting your site, but the font is so cute and I squealed a little with glee when I saw the t-rex.
    I usually get my design inspiration from other sites that I see -- not usually fashion or bloggy related. It helps that graphic design is also my day job, so my brain is constantly thinking and redesigning. AC seems to get a new look roughly once a year ;)
    xoxox,
    Lar
    p.s. Had to scroll quickly through delicious cupcakes. I just had green juice and that sooo wasn't satisfying the way baked goods are... noommmm!!!
    p.p.s. Though I can't understand not liking Europe (okay, Paris does smell a bit like urine - gak!), your hubs is spot on about the Tex Mex. There are places here, but they aren't quite right. I'd sell my right arm for a good burrito or fish tacos right now.

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  23. Uhm, the new layout is very Calvin and Hobbes to me? I LOVE IT. (Also, my my I've missed so many posts of yours! I'm just catching up on all of them now!)

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  24. Yummy cupcakes! I've never made black bottoms before--have to give them a try. About the blog--maybe check out puglypixel.com? I learned to do several things for my layout from her--I think it's always good to make improvements. I like your current layout, by the way.

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  25. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.

    I tend to change my blog header (really due, but don't seem to find the time either) rather than the whole layout.

    The cupcakes look good - yum! Have a lovely evening xo

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  26. never heard the term black bottoms! they look and sound yummers! i like to keep things fairly simple, but i fool around with my blog once in a while...adding or deleting things here or there. i never really have time to look into html coding, but it's rewarding when i can get something to actually work!

    [oomph.]

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  27. Those cupcakes look so yummy. I hope to be backing cupcakes this weekend. I am so clueless when it comes to blog design but I am sure you will make yours look amazing. I love your current design and layout.

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  28. I love your layout! Don't change it (unless this is the change) its super cute with the dinosaurs on the side :)
    Every couple months I get this annoyance with my layout and change little bits at a time :P Its like doing spring cleaning!
    Anyways these cupcakes look so good!

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  29. Oooohhh, those cupcakes look amazing! And I'm all for change - I think it's fun see your creativity come out in the redesigns.

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  30. That cupcake looks AMAZING! One thing about being abroad - not baking! I miss sweet treats, haha.

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  31. i really love the cupcake photos! it always takles me so long to change my blog layout i hardly ever do it :(

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  32. I've wanted to change my layout for a while, but it's a major headache (this coming from someone who's been doing web development since age 11, so either my web development skills are terrible or it really is a major headache). I like the dinosaurs. You should keep them. And give them names.

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  33. I jus tread your notice about your layout here! lol. They look super yummy!!

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