Friday, November 8, 2013

Got Holiday Icing?

You may have noticed that I've done a bit of Christmas decorating on my blog. Christmas is the time of year that I absolutely live for, and I thought my blog should reflect that. I thought it would be fun to debut my new look to coincide with the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon.

Last month I contacted the amazing Debbie at Glogirly Design who did my blog make-over back in February. I told her I was picturing a Santa hat on the kitty, a candy cane coming out of the coffee cup, a gingerbread man because I am absolutely obsessed with them, and perhaps a plum pudding because I adore all things British (especially British Christmas mysteries!) She was excited to add a little holiday icing to my blog (that's the term she used and I thought it was so cute it kind of stuck!), and in no time at all had put together 4 options for me to choose from. The end result is what you see on my blog header:

And my new Facebook cover:

Doesn't the cuteness just kill you??? We didn't want to change the look of my brand, so Debbie added the illustrations I was looking for to my existing blog header using my color scheme and it looks like it was absolutely meant to be! I love the pink Santa hat and candy canes, the adorable little mouse sitting on the plum pudding, and the way she put a gingerbread man in place of the "A" in my name! Yesterday she even featured our project on her blog!

I told Debbie recently, and I meant every word, that connecting with her earlier this year changed my blogging life. What started out as a hobby became my passion and a new career path. Her creativity steered me in the direction I was searching for, leading me down the path to blog about my 2 passions in life, cats and books.

It's the holiday season and money is tight for everybody, but whether you're making an investment in your blogging career as I am or simply want to spiffy up your online digs, you can't go wrong when you treat yourself to a Glogirly Design. Debbie is a sweetheart and a design genius!


  1. Awww shucks... *kicks foot back and forth in virtual sand* You are such a sweetheart, Melissa. You're a treat to work with and have become a dear blogging friend. Thank you so very much for this amazing compliment. I'm incredibly touched.

  2. Wow. Just WOW! Your icing really takes the cake, Melissa. Another fantastic job by Glogirly ... she does such amazing work, and is such a terrific friend to so many (including us)!

  3. So darn cute!! Very creative Melissa and Truffles!!

  4. I love them! The pink pops and gives it a fun festive feel. :)

  5. Your icing is so cute. GG is just the bestest of the best.

  6. I love it! What a great idea to do a special holiday header. I recently had Debbie re-do my header for my blog too, and I couldn't be happier with it. She always puts in little extra touches that we never think of. I think you just put me in a Christmas mood! Or maybe I'm just craving a peppermint latte now. :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets