fall 2020 blogging changes!

Hello! It’s a cool fall day here in Georgia, and this is Maggie coming at you on Chickadee Lover Maggie. Thanks so much for being here!

Guess WHAT! I have redesigned my blog for fall! *dances around happily* I’ve been working on it yesterday and today, and a few bloggers have already noticed the changes (shoutout to Haley, Eleanor, and Lrose)! But I wasn’t quite done with the whole redesign when they saw it, so I’ll be sharing all the little (and big) changes I made in this post. 😉

One thing before I get into this post. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO IN LOVE WITH A FEATURED IMAGE BEFORE. The leaf border from PicLab is perfect!!!

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fall 2020 blogging updates!

— new signoff! I made it using a floral picture from Unsplash, added some text on RookieCam, then superimposed my chickadee pic from Pixabay onto it!

— updated home page. I kept the same basic layout, then changed the colors, pictures, a bit of the text, and added a ‘recommended reads’ section!

— changed my background image! I found the design on Pixabay and I love it so much!

— changed my link/menu color! This really pulls it all together. ❤

— updated my chickadee picture! All I did was screen a color on top of it on the app Superimpose and it now goes really well with my new color scheme! 😀

changed the theme for my featured images + color of headings. I’ve been using the font ‘Wild Youth’ from RookieCam more, and I’m transitioning into picking warm palettes for my featured images and color blocks!

— updated my Pinterest logo + page color themes. Everything’s pretty much the same aside from the color change. lol

— created category pages! My theme doesn’t support square featured images ;-; so I have to make custom pages for my blog page and the categories for them to appear the way I’d like. It took time but I’m really happy with the results!

— added my favorite album to my sidebar! I share a birthday with Mandy Moore, so why not feature her on my blog haha (also her shirt peRFECTLY matches my fall theme!!!)

— changed my profile picture! I loved that Irish book photoshoot ❤ ❤ ❤

Thanks sooo much for reading! Fall is such a gorgeous time of year and I love that my blog reflects that. (It seriously looks *scented* haha!)

Are you redesigning your blog for fall? What’s your favorite fall candle scent? Let’s chat in the comments!

44 thoughts on “fall 2020 blogging changes!”

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! The colors are amazing!!
    As for candles… I cannot stand strong scented candles (#allergic), but I love the scent of apples, cinnamon, and pine needles (is that Christmas scent though?)

    Anyways, your new design looks great!

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  2. Ahh! It’s always so exciting to redesign our own blogs and give them a new fresh theme. Such a lovely Fall re-design, Maggie! Will you be doing the same for every season? Now I’m excited to see the other ways you re-design it 😍

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