the plum got a face lift

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

click away from your google reader people, cause i have a brand spankin' new blog design!!!

a few months ago i was lucky enough to
win a contest that was being held over at so chic design for a FREE custom blog design. i must have done something right that day cause winning the contest was extremely rad.

and ta-da!!!
you're looking at the fruit of the wonderful teresa's labor - believe you me she had to put up with 2736 emails from me asking questions and tweaking requests. she's a saint and i highly recommend her if you are interested in a new design.

you can find teresa at so chic design, but for only a little longer because she is in the process of starting a new design studio venture - splendid sparrow. it will be launching very soon so check back often to submit a quote.


so what do you think?


now for the die hard clevelander's out there - no, the header isn't a literal representation of the cleveland skyline. you have to work with me here. the buildings on the left are close right? ha.


it's a whimsical representation - i mean there isn't a plum flying over the skyline in real life either
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so while i'm on a happy new blog design high i wanted to quickly give mention to a great fundraising event that will be going on sunday evening at bar cento/bier market in ohio city. a longtime plum reader is hosting a coat drive to benefit the west side catholic center because let's be honest here, it's freakin' cold out.

you can drop off a coat and stay for some food and wine. and if you mention the west side catholic center anytime during the day a portion of your bill (15%) will be donated to the cause - sounds like my kind of fundraiser.

check the event website for additional information and be sure to stop by the event on sunday.

ALSO i've been seeing all over the blogosphere that it's delurking day - you know who you are lurkers. it's time for you to show yourself....

happy wednesday kids.


72 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous! I love the new look. It's stunning and sassy, which is a pair of words that, when put together, exude awesomeness. You go, girl!

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  2. I think it fits you, especially the "home, about, contact" link font - and the tagline font. I also like the weave background. It gives a hint of funky fun to a highly polished look. Congrats :).

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  3. I love it, it suits you so well. Congrats.

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  4. delurking, and what a pretty plum indeed!

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  5. I LOVE the new blog design!! And big thanks for mentioning the coat drive. You rock!

    -Steph

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  6. I LOVE it, awesome!! That is a great fundraiser. Happy Wednesday Alexa!

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  7. I love it, it's colorful....

    I think im still the only person not using google reader. I think it takes too much away from the blog im reading. Makes it too impersonal.

    I'm not a fan.

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  8. I'm a semi-lurker. Hi! Love the new design! So cute. :)

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  9. looks absolutely fantastic! i need a new design so bad!

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  10. It's sooooo adorable and makes me excited to do a little face lifting of my own. But, wait a second ... there isn't a plum flying over Cleveland? I'm so disappointed!

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  11. This is fantastic! Too bad the Cleveland skyline doesn't look like that, huh?

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  12. Oooh - I looove the new design! Especially that you have a black background but that your posts are on white - very cool.

    :) Becky

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  13. I'm de-lurking myself. Love the new design.

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  14. Wow, this looks amazing. So clean and pretty. I have total blog envy right now.

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  15. oooh i love the new look! great colors. looks fab!

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  16. I like it! It looks quite sophisticated. Now, all you have to do is move it to Wordpress...

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  17. Absolutely love it! Teresa did a fabulous job!

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  18. The new design is great - very classy!

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  19. I love it! It's a great design and very pretty. She did awesome work!

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  20. I LOVE it!!! Very cute. Very plum.

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  21. Love the new look! Happy Wednesday!

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  22. LOVE it. looks fully amazing. teresa is working on my design too, so exited. :)

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  23. Beautiful new digs, Alexa. You people and all your fancy new designs. I am too jealous. ;)

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  24. I love it! Love it!
    Fancy blog designs make me want to own a domain. Sigh.

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  25. Tre' adorable, my dear! I absolutely love it.

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  26. While I ooh-ed and ahh-ed at your new web design last night, Jose of course chimed in with "too bad that isn't the real Cleveland skyline" like the smart ass he is. . .

    [As you mentioned in today's post, you were already prepared for those kinds of comments]

    Whatever -- it looks absolutely lovely*

    -Kelly

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  27. I am a lurker, but only outside of shower stalls.

    I mean, um, the new site looks great.

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  28. It looks great. Now win me a redesign dammit.

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  29. thanks for all the compliments guys!!! you are all really, really pretty : )

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  30. NICE!! love the colors! so sophisticated-lookin'!

    i should check on my computer when i get home, which has a more current version of explorer, but as an fyi: viewed in IE6, the borders are a little wacky. of course... i assume everyone in the world aside from our company has upgraded from ie6. so.. you know.. probably not an issue :-)

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  31. Wow, I love it!! The header is amazing... just amazing.

    You have inspired me... I need to do something with mine. Done and done.

    GORGEOUS!

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  32. I just found your blog today so I guess I'm not technically a lurker, but this is my first comment :)

    I love your new design! Very cute!

    Anyway, I just subscribed to your blog so that I can keep up with your posts from now on. I'm looking forward to it!

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  33. Holy crap, this is awesome.

    You WISH Cleveland looked that good.

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  34. LOVE LOVE the new design! great work and choice!

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  35. Man.. i wish i was funny and could have a blog like you!

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  36. ILOVEITSOMUCH.COM!

    (like, really, really somuch.com. it is perfect!)

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  37. The words aren't centered on the comments or the post.

    Is that a you issue or a me issue?

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  38. I love the new look, Alexa! I'm jealous, it's so pretty!

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  39. Fabulous new design!! Great job!!

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  40. Pretty! And Hi! I'm Caz and not really a lurker but just started reading in the past week-ish.

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  41. New design is amazing. 100% impressed. Almost good enough to make it into Cleveland Magazine.

    Almost.

    FYI - I'm not dead - beers ASAP.

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  42. This is my first visit and thus, first comment. The purple is cute!

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  43. One of my favorite blog designs... ever.

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  44. Love love love it! I'm actually going to have Teresa design me a page too, and I can't wait!

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  45. I'm a total lurker...I read your blog every day at work! I love the new design...tres cute!

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  46. I've said it before, but it looks incredible! I'm so excited for you!

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  47. Oh I love the new design! So cute and classy!

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  48. I knew everyone would love it!
    It even looks better live.

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