BIG NEWS: My Blog Button is Here + Tons of New Changes!

Grab some confetti, blow up a balloon, and start cheering, because it’s time for a celebration! After having my blog for nearly a year, I’ve finally MADE A BLOG BUTTON!

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Maybe it isn’t museum-worthy, but it’s there and it’s done, so I am happy with it. πŸ™‚ Are you ready to see it?! Drumroll please…

 

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There it is! It may not be perfect, but it has been my baby these past few weeks. πŸ˜‰ If you’d like to grab it, you can go ahead and copy and paste it from here (then link to my website). Or head over to my Friends page (it’s new!) to get more information!

As some of you may know, technology isn’t my thing. It took a lot of tutorials, Googling, and patience for me to figure this out. Below I’m going to give out some well-deserved thank you’s to a few websites and people that helped me out a lot!

  • I downloaded the watercolor flower frame from Angie Makes. This website has so many beautiful clip arts (and a lot of watercolors) and tons of freebies! The maker generously allows you to use her art on your blog free of charge or copyright, which is beyond amazing. Thank you!
  • The font for “Purely Olivia” was free, and I downloaded it from The Hungry JPEG. It’s so pretty, and I appreciate that it was available for use.
  • For the link and byline of my blog, I used CalligraphrΒ to create a font using my own handwriting. Isn’t that cool? I thought it would be a nice touch to have my own personal handwriting on my button and header.
  • Finally, I was guided on how to create a blog button by this post, part of Megan and Clara’s DIY Design series. Thank you both so much for doing that series! It really helped me out. πŸ˜€

By now I’ve sure you’ve noticed that my blog button isn’t the only thing new to Purely Olivia! I’ve updated my header, theme, and some other stuff around my blog. I’m in love with my new design! It’s my early birthday to present to Purely Olivia!😊

That being said, things aren’t perfect yet. I’m still fiddling around with a few things (the menu button on the mobile version, for one- it’s quite ugly XD), but I have made a great start and I hope to soon have things all wrapped up and polished.

Thanks again to all the websites and free downloads that made my blog button possible. AndΒ THANK YOU- without all my readers, I wouldn’t have been inspired to improve my blog. It’s all thanks to y’all!

What do you think of my button? Do you want to swap buttons? I hope to see you in the comments either here or over on my friends page. πŸ™‚

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P.S. I HAVE A BLOG BUTTON. I AM SO EXCITED.

P.P.S. My apologies for anyone who stopped by before 8:30 central time- there was an issue with my header, so it wasn’t showing up. It’s fixed now!

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9 thoughts on “BIG NEWS: My Blog Button is Here + Tons of New Changes!

  1. *applause* You did a GREAT job, Olivia! Your button and header are so pretty! I love the font you made. It’s really cute! I’ll get your button up right away. πŸ™‚

    -Clara ❀

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