A Little Chief Honeybee Face Lift

Out with the old...

And in with the new...

If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time at all then you'll probably know that I like to redesign on a whim. I think it's a designer's curse. I had some spare time today (and by that I mean I had about fifteen other things I should've been doing) so I decided to take a tossed mock up from a previous client to give it some life. I first did this roundabout design for a client who later decided on something much more simplified. Not very much changed on LCH actually. Just the top navigation and banner, and then some green in place of the pink. I liked the simplicity of my other layout, but I wanted something fresh and colorful for Spring. I know it's a lot to take it... it's a little bit overwhelming. But that's kind of what I like. When I undoubtedly get tired of this version I'll probably swap back to the simplified one, but until then, here you have it! I realize some of you aren't going to like it, or are going to prefer the old look, but that's okay. This is what it looks like for now ;)

If you're in the market for a redesign, feel free to email me at kaelahbee (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm booked through most of April but I'll gladly jot you down! xo

72 comments:

  1. I really love this one. I have been feeling those re-design pangs lately....

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  2. Kaelah! This is so cute! I wish I had time to revamp mine. It needs it desperately. But this is lovely, lady. :]

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  3. love the new design! check out my new one!

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  4. Love it! I've been working on a redesign for my blog, too, although every new layout I do seems to literally take about a year.

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  5. so pretty!! very spring-y ;) the scalloped lacey borders are my fave.

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  6. It's absolutely beautiful!

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  7. Love it! I don't think it is overwhelming at all. Very pretty.

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  8. It's very spring like but I liked the original color scheme better.

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    1. Variety of opinion is always welcome :) But I needed a fresh splash of color in order to stay inspired :)

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  9. cute. i'm still partial to the old layout (the green color/beige font are hard to read but it might just be my bad eyes). and love the scallop.lace edges.

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    1. Kept that in mind and just updated the layout with a darker green, both on the sidebar banners and the nav bar! :)

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  10. It's beautiful! Yes,I'll have to agree with Meg @ Mr. C & Me about the green color/beige font. Otherwise,it's great!! I love your work,too. :)

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    1. Just updated to a deeper green to help alleviate that!

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  11. I just recently tweaked my own blog a bit, too. I like yours! :) Sometimes you just get that itch to go through and change it all though, you know??
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  12. LOVE IT!!!!!! I'm dieing over your header!

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  13. Love it!!! Your header is so pretty : )
    -K

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  14. I love it! I love how simple and beautiful it is. And everything is still really easy to read :)

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  15. I am in love with the touch of green you added! That's such an infrequently used (and too frequently ignored) shade. The new look is killer; nicely done!

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  16. i really, really liked your last look but this is amazing! i like how the flowers fall over the navigation bar. really amazing!

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  17. I love this..I gasped when I saw it. Good job :)

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  18. This is so different from anything I've ever seen on your site before. I love it!

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  19. This is gorgeous! I don't think it's too overwhelming at all. I love the detail on the scalloped edges!

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  20. i've got the designers curse as well. like, bad. looks lovely! xo

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  21. love the changes you've made! Its so springy!

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  22. Oh wow. Love love and more love. This is one of my favorite looks for your page. So springy and full of life :)

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  23. I am the exact same way!! I'm LOVING this design, it's so pretty and so you!

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  24. Oh I LOVE IT! Literally gasped when it loaded! :D awesome

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  25. I love it! I feel like it looks more personal for some reason. :)

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  26. I love it! You're so talented! :] xo JA

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  27. I really love the colors you chose, so pretty and definitely very springy!

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  28. I love your new layout! I think it is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for spring. It makes me smile!

    I wish I were so talented :( I am literally the least creative person I have ever met.

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  29. I really love the new layout, so fresh! I'm kinda like you, every time is spring I go crazy with different patterns full of flowers, and I love it! ^^


    <3

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  30. Beautiful and very inspiring posts! I like your blog!
    Would you like to keep in touch and follow each other?
    I'd love you to be my new fashion friend!:)

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  31. Love it!!! I enjoy this one much more than the old design. This really is much lighter and a bunch more feminin for some reason...but not in a kitch way. Really really really like it kaelah!!!!!!!

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  32. I love the new banner. I don't think it's overwhelming at all. It's just right :)

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  33. LOVE it! Totally fresh and Springy! :) I smiled really big when the page opened! :)

    Love ya!
    xo Jenny Holiday

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  34. Not what I had expected but looks beautiful. I like this concept of changing with the seasons.

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  35. It's beautiful Kaelah :) Saw it on my top sites preview and had to click! Love it x

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  36. Pretty pretty! I like the green for spring. Glad someone else gets bored as well. I redid mine a week ago and feel so much better (although I'm working with significantly less skill than you! You inspired me to learn a little about html so thank you!)
    xxx

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  37. I think its gorgeous!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  38. it is lovely! and i love that you embrace you desire for change on a whim. i am the same way and often second guess my self because of those whims but this proves that they sure can be beautiful!

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  39. love it, its so you! matches all the florals your wearing in your outfit posts :)

    B

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  40. absolutely loving the new design! the flowers have me smiling : ) so very talented, great job!

    life spelled jen

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  41. I like it and I am following you on tumblr now :)

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  42. the new blog design is great! as soon as i got to your blog i noticed the change and loved it.

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  43. BEAUTIFUL!!! Seriously you out done yourself on this. I am in love with your new design
    xo

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  44. this one got more personality. i love it! great job, kaelah! :)

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  45. Super springy! I like that its colourful but toned down so still nice and smooth on the eyes :)
    Designer's curse - but you get so many good things as a designer so it doesn't really matter ;)

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  46. Ooooh, I LOVE it! So fresh & springy!

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  47. I adore the new layout, especially the banner and the lacy edges. It's perfect for spring!

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  48. I LOVE it!!! Very springy + fresh!!

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  49. This is beautiful! I loved the last design, but this feels more "grown up". <3!

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  50. I love the green that you've used in the revamp.

    Also, wanted to let you know that your webstagram link isn't working.

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  51. WOW!!!!!! I LOVE the face lift SO MUCH! Awesome job, Kaelah. Love love LOVE IT. xoxo

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  52. This is extremely Spring-y! I love it!
    I always love when something looks like it's been painted on!

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  53. Loving the new look!! My favorite is the green that gives it a fresh tint and also the new lace border is lovely. The flowers on top are a bit much, but oh so springy!! It is also a good start for seasonal banners, just change the flowers in the summer to something different - maybe a honeybee :)

    Anja

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  54. I love it! Those big soft flowers are so retro.

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  55. i love this layout. so perfect. i wish i could give you all the dollars in the world to design my life. mostly just my blog. it's so sad looking. oh well. one day...

    Hello, Hunters!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB