Monday, February 13, 2012

My blog's first anniversary!

Today, my little blog turned one! A lot of exciting things and wonderful opportunities came my way after I started this blog. I have learned so much in terms of designs and interior decorating in general and of course, the technical part of blogging as well. I couldn't be more happier with everything that is happening and I am already wondering what the future will bring!

And just for the fun of it, I want to show you what my blog looks like during its earlier days.

The first blog banner I had was a simple template I selected from Blogger. Unfortunately, I didn't save it so I couldn't show it to you today. I liked it but it wasn't the look I was looking for.

This is my second blog banner. It was a free template I got from a website. I made a few changes by inserting my blog's name, a tagline and played with the colors to achieve this look. Again, I wasn't truly satisfied with the design because it looked a little amateurish.


This is my third blog banner. I wanted to simplify my design with a geometric background but still, it doesn't look professional.


Finally, my fourth blog banner. I am finally satisfied with the design. It's chic, it's green and it's definitely the look I was going for, thanks to an awesome blog design giveaway that I won!


Like my blog banner, I am sure my blog will continue to evolve and hopefully improve in the future so I hope you will continue to stay with me. I want to take this opportunity to extend my deepest gratitude to all of you who loyally follow, read my blog and take a moment to leave an encouraging and positive comment from time to time.

Without your support, my blog wouldn't have come this far. Thank you my fabulous readers, you are simply the best! 

18 comments:

  1. Wow so very cute! don't you love it when you look back and see how the organic evolvement of your blogs growth? I'm really looking forward to that with mine :) xo

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  2. Happy Anniversary Jessie! I wish to you many more years of blogging and success to come!

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  3. YAY Congrats sweetie on your first blog birthday - your blog is awesome and it is a pleasure coming here and seeing all the lovely stuff you post. Can't wait for more magic from you my sweet friend,
    Axox

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  4. Congratulations! It is fantastic.. I look forward to reading each post:)

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  5. Congrats! How funny about your banners.

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  6. Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day, Jessie! You do a great job!

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  7. It seems like you have been blogging for years, you sure know what you are doing and I always love stopping by! I'm sure you are going to find a lot of success, you have a great eye for design. Happy Valentines Day!

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  8. Congratulations, Jessie! Your blog is amazing. Keep up the awesome work!:)

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  9. Happy Blog Anniversary!! haha Love the progression of your banners! :)

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  10. Happy blogiversary!! Goodness, I think I would be blinded if I looked back at my old blog banners. :)

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  11. Congrats - here's to many more fun years in blog land!

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  12. Happy 1 babes! you have a great blog...so inspiring and I love reading it everyday!

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  13. Yay, happy 1st blog birthday Jessie!!! You've done so amazing in just a year! Mine is Friday; I can't believe how quickly it came! You are awesome and I'm so glad we "met" each other on here! You inspire me every day!!

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  14. Hey Jessie,
    I'm a fellow decorator based in Miami and I gotta say, I'm such a fan! Congrats on this amazing milestone and here's to even more incredible things for mixandchic. I read this post with a huge grin because like you, I've struggled to get the right look for my blog and actually just hired danielle moss who did your design. p.s. her waitlist is insane. Anywho, I look forward to reading your posts and to celebrating the 10-year anniversary with you one of these days. Cheers!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! (and wishing you continued success!)

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to more good stuff from you!

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  17. Congratulations, Jessie! It is always pleasureable visiting and indulging in beautiful pictures here.

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  18. Happy anniversary and many more. Your blog is a delight keep it up

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