Honeybee's New Look!

I've been working on a redesign for a little bit, but I scraped it all this morning and started fresh! The fact I manage to start, design, code and install in just a handful of hours is kind of amazing to me (While I tend to work fairly quickly, I always second guess myself and trash it!). LCH has been rocking the pink + blue since last December and she's gotten some updates here and there such as headers, fun navigation and even the frilly little scallops. I've loved that little layout and it was very representative of my personality, but it was time for something fresh... something a little more mature. This layout isn't perfect, and I'll work out the kinks when I can, but here she is! A fresh new face! 

If you're reading this in Google Reader or BlogLovin, feel free to pop over and see for yourself! It's a world of difference!

Here's the old layout, and the new, in case you're just joining us:

Woo-wee! Wedding Wednesday will have to wait until next week. When I get on a roll I simply can't stop! xo

What do you think of the redesign?

PS; If you see any bugs or kinks to be ironed out, let me know! I know there are a handful and I promise to get to them as soon as possible! (FYI - the navigation pages have not been updated yet! Working on those designs now!)

PPS; If you're blogging on the Blogger platform and you'd like a fresh new look for your space, email me at kaelahbee at gmail dot com! I'm booking a few clients for November!

70 comments:

  1. I think it looks great and a lot cleaner. Love it!

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  2. I love it! I love the more "mature" look. Tan & blue are such a great combo

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  3. I LOVE your new design! Oh my gosh it is beautiful!
    Xo Chloe.

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  4. I love the colours, what a great new look!

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  5. This is so much more adult and sophisticated looking. I like it!

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  6. I love it. The green/cream color scheme, the eyelet detail, it all looks great! :)

    I'm the same way, when I get going I can't stop. That's why I try not to start a blog make-over project unless I have at least a 4 hour window of free time!

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  7. Oh, it's very cute. Good job. :)

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  8. The green is so lovely! It always has a more gentle, serene look.

    The text under your image on the left side is a tad small though.

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  9. Giggity! I'm not sure but it reminds me a little of mine! Not my blog.. I don't use blogger either. I use wordpress but I mean my color scheme and things in general. The font even looks like my logo's Dawning of a New Day? or something. hah. It is adorable, of course! I love both designs and color schemes.

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  10. love it! i liked the pink girly-ness, but i think i like this new clean look better! (:

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  11. @ Moar Amor: you read my mind! i was just updating it when you commented! it should be a bit better now :D

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  12. Aww it's so pretty and minimal! I like! :)

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  13. love it. more mature but still totally has your pretty personality. go gurl.

    it takes me moooonths to figure out a new design. aka, i've been working on a new look for months and i keep changing it midway through. its killin me.

    -MOorea

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  14. very lovely! :-) you're so talented!

    xo,
    annie
    http://alongtheway-annie.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love this! So much fresher and cleaner looking! (I did really love the old design too, don't get me wrong!)

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  16. Wow I love it! It's weird not to see the pink and blue not on your blog, but I think it's such a nice change! You're so talented! x

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  17. Looks fantastic!
    Great colour combo.

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  18. I'm loving it! I just love your style. Man, I wish I knew how to do web design, ha! I need a new blog look sooo badly, but I just don't have any cash to spend on it. One day! :)

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  19. awww...i miss the spunky pop-at-cha design...But this one looks nice as well. It is a little more refined and "mature" looking, but......the other one seemed more personal and artistic. :)

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  20. The new design looks great! I think it makes your photos stand out a lot more.

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  21. Love your redesign!!! p.s. love your name. I have a daughter called Keilah!

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  22. i love it! it might just be my monitor, but the header titles are a little hard for me to read because the font color is so light.

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  23. I loooove it! It's more chic and fun! Great job :)

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  24. Looks awesome lady! Love the color scheme!

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  25. It's very clean and simple but girly at the same time. I've seen a lot of the center image banners and I think they look very professional. I was wonder if you still did signatures for the end of blogs post?

    xo Amber P.

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  26. @ Amber: absolutely! feel free to email me if you're interested!

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  27. Holy guacamole! It looks GREAT!

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  28. i love it! the colors are fresh and the whole page looks very clean and organized. i'm definitely going to be e-mailing you about designing a new header for my little blog!

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  29. Looks nice! I really like it. Not sure if it's just my computer but the left-hand sidebar is creeping a bit into the main text...I'm sure you're still tweaking but thought I'd mention it! :)

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  30. so pretty! good work! I wish I was patient enough to do mine

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  31. i am silly and girly myself so I adored your last layout, even if it was kiddish!

    BUT, I must send praises as I think this new design is absolutely serene. I love the colors! Great job!

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  32. It looks amazing!!! I really like the colors and it seems a lot cleaner too. Very, very nice! :)

    Petit Monstree

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  33. I love the new layout, it is wonderful, so neat.

    http://kindoflovely.com/

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  34. I love the new look, you're so talented!

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  35. I thought the old design was lovely too but now that I see the comparison screen shots the new one is definitely cleaner and crisper and more sophisticated looking. Big thumbs up from me :)

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  36. Loving the new design, I loved it before too, but it's nice to have a change eh. Well done you!!

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  37. Love it!
    Very sophisticated xo

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  38. wow! I love it! When I clicked over today I was surprised & in a good way! I've always loved the playful pink, but i really like these colors!

    Good job :)

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  39. I absolutely love it! Wow! The colors are very pretty.

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  40. I love the colors Kaelah! Are you still gonna design a button for "I sell at the Honeybean Boutique"? I'd still really like to put one on my blog!
    xo
    julie

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  41. Very nice. I like the color combination.

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  42. @ Julie: absolutely! it's on my to-do list to work on with the rest of the navigation pages :) i'm starting a bunch of time consuming freelance projects on monday so i'm trying to get it done asap! i'll be sure to share it on here when it's finished!

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  43. I LOVE it!!
    the pretty little wreath + the colors are just beautiful!!!

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  44. LOVE the new layout!! very good colors ♥

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  45. wow! your old one was so lovely as always but i have to say the new one is a lot better!!! liking the lime colour xxx

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  46. Love the new look, feels very sophisticated but still very fun and flirty. I am obsessed with the unsaturated turquoise that you used.

    -Jani
    www.funfashionfit.com
    www.foottraffic.com

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  47. PERFECT. I'm a huge fan of the redesign.

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  48. I love that your hair color in your profile photo changes to match the design! So cute!
    And your blog designs are always so lovely!

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  49. loved your old look..but really love your new look...cleaner fresher and more mature:)))xoxoxo

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  50. BEAUTIFUL! i absolutely love the new layout. i've been contemplating a new layout for my blog as well, but i keep getting drawn back to bright colors! hopefully i'll choose something alot more subtle like this soon :).
    xx
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  51. I like it a lot better...the softer pink is great.

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  52. The new design is very pretty and I like it, but I think I like the old one better.

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  53. Looks amazing!!! Super job!! It's sophisticated, chic and still looks like the blog can wear it's hair down (hehehe). I love it!!

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  54. aww pretty! def looks more mature, great job! & i'm esp impressed you did it so quickly, this sort of thing is so time consuming for me.

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  55. I love the new design- probably your best that I've seen.

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  56. Looooove the new look. So sophisticated but still lots of fun!

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  57. LOVE LOVE the new blog look, seriously. <3
    I wish so bad I new graphic design!

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