Hey, sweet friends, I hope you like my new blog design! We’ve been planning for months and months for today! And finally, it’s here! My new blog design is up and ready to be viewed and used. Redesigning a blog is a long and very personal process. So many details big and small must be decided upon. Font and graphics and layout and colors just to name a few. Just the wreath alone that circles StoneGable has four colors in it that had to be chosen. But I think it was so so worth the work. And the new StoneGable has been made over with YOU in mind! Let me give you a little tour and show you around!
A big thank you and shout out to my talented beyond belief blog designer Aimee from Anchored Design. Thank you for “getting me” and making my vision tangible and real! You are one-of-a-kind!!!!
Now, let’s look around!
The first thing you might notice is that I added my name to my StoneGable header. The name of the blog is still StoneGable. But it was important to distinguish it with my name as well. I think it makes my blog more personal.
Let me talk about the new color palette. The beautiful taupe, soft greige and blues were taken right from my home. Mixed with the white background, these colors really capture the warm neutrals and touches of welcoming blues you find in my home!
Now onto the home page…
At the very very top of the home page I added a “subscribe” bar. This is the place to add your name and email to get my daily newsletters. And if you don’t get StoneGable’s daily emails you just might want to!!!
I share my daily feature post and 4 other relevant posts about home, garden, recipes, tablescapes, home decor DIY’s and seasonal decorating and projects. You can also get a link to the most current Decorating Tips And Tricks podcast too.
If you are not a subscriber… now’s the time!
Under the StoneGable header, you will see my page topics… HOME HOME AND GARDEN RECIPE AND MENUS TUTORIALS TABLESCAPES SUNDAY SCRIPTURES PODCASTS.
You can click on any of those categories and go directly to all the StoneGable posts about that topic!
Let’s say you are interested in seeing StoneGable tablescapes. Instead of scrolling and scrolling through all of my posts, you can click on the TABLESCAPE tab and go directly to all StoneGable tablescapes starting with the most current ones. Simple and easy to navigate, right?
Check it out!!! I am really excited about this new layout and how pretty the pages look!
Now, back to the home page!
The latest 6 posts are featured and with truncated text on the home page.
Under the first two weekly features, you will find a very important blue box!
It says SEARCH STONEGABLE. This box is magical! Let’s say you are looking for StoneGable post about fall. Just type “fall” into the box and all my fall posts will populate the page. Just so easy!!!!
What are you searching for on StoneGable? An apple recipe, a fall wreath, living room ideas, Thanksgiving tablescape? Use the blue SEARCH STONEGABLE BOX!
Beneath the 6 current feature post you will find the page topics again… click on them and see how they work!
And below them are all my blog posts. As you scroll down the page the posts will keep on populating.
At the very bottom of the StoneGable home page you will see my latest Pinterest pins ( I LOVE Pinterest) and a link to follow me on Pinterest. I sure hope you do!!! I add more pins every day!
Under my recent pins you will see these categories: HOME, ABOUT, BLOG, CONTACT, AND PRIVACY. You can see more about StoneGable in these categories!
My goal was to make StoneGable fresher, cleaner, easier to use and more beautiful!!!!!
And here is something I think you will like… MUCH FEWER ADS!!!!
I hope you look around and familiarize yourself with the new blog design. And I know you will find it very user-friendly! YOU are the reason StoneGable exists! And YOU are the BEST!!!!
Thank you so much for reading StoneGable, following me on my social media channels and listening to Decorating Tips And Tricks. Thank you for being generous with your time, commenting and sharing, and being a part of the StoneGable family!
Thank you for being the most fabulous readers and friends!!!!! I love what I do… and I love what I do because I love all of you!!!!