New Blog Design!! Review & Giveaway! ENDED 5/15

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Welcome to the new and improved Jessica, The Mom!  I am beyond happy with the makeover results!  I was just spending too much time figuring out the codes and what not, to get my blog looking the way I wanted it to.  Plus, the template was kind of generic and not exactly what I had in mind.  So, I decided to let someone else do the work for me!  Pip Designs did an awesome job!

I found Tara at Pip Designs while visiting another blog.  I thought the design of that blog was super cute and was pleased to find a link to its creator.  I browsed around Pip Designs and found that her prices are extremely reasonable! (I would have expected to pay much more for a professional designer.)  I checked out her portfolio and I liked what I saw.  So, I decided to get started! 

She has an order form right on her site that let's you submit your requests and make your payment.  Communication during the process was excellent!  She contacted me almost immediately to answer some questions and confirm my order.  I think I was most impressed with how quickly she did everything!  My design was complete and installed in two days!  And I was able to view a draft in less than 24 hours!  Being able to view the "test site" while she was working was great.  This allowed me to request minor changes, here and there, throughout the process.  I was able to give a lot of input and make it my own.

Overall, I am definitely a very satisfied customer of Pip Designs!  She also offers other services, such as Etsy Customizations, Twitter Backgrounds, Invitations and Cards, Facebook Landing Pages, Business Cards, Logos and Ads.  If you are thinking about hiring out for any of these types of services, I highly recommend you check her out.

So, who else needs a blog makeover?

One lucky winner gets a makeover from Tara at Pip Designs!

Giveaway details:
1 Blog design package 3 worth $55:

clip art and scrap kit not included
Custom background
Custom header
Custom font for sidebar titles, post date, and post titles
Choice of template
Signature
Button with grab code
Favicon
sidebar title backgrounds
simple post divider
drop down navigation bar with 8-10 main tabs unlimited sub-main tabs
post divider image
post title image
social networking buttons on the sidebar max. of 5

How to enter:

**Remember, you must post a comment here for each entry and you must include your email address in each comment!  Comments without an email address will be deleted!

Required (3 entries):
  • Follow Pip Designs via GFC.
  • Like Pip Designs on facebook and leave her a comment thanking her for the giveaway.  Be sure to tell her Jessica, The Mom sent you!
  • Follow Jessica, The Mom (this blog!) via GFC.
Extra entries:
  • Like Jessica, The Mom on facebook.  Be sure to "like" from your personal profile for it to count. Include your fb name in comment.
  • Share this post on facebook. (can be done once a day)
  • Tweet about this post. (can be done once a day)
  • Leave a comment here telling me what you think of the new design.  (Don't forget your email address!)
  • Comment on a design that you like in Pip Design's portfolio. 
  • Grab my button and place it on your site.  (Or you can add my link to your blog roll.)
Have fun and good luck!


This giveaway is open to US Residents, aged 18 years and older.  Contest ends May 15, 2011, 11:59 CST.  Winner must agree to Pip Design's Design Terms.  Winner will be notified via blog post and email after chosen via True Number Generator at Random.org.  Winner must respond to notice within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.  Jessica, The Mom and Pip Designs are not responsible if your notice goes into your spam box.  Prize provided by Pip Designs.

72 comments:

Tara said...

It was great working with you. Thank you for the great review!

HeatherB said...

LOVE IT!! SO cute and beautiful! Here is my entry and my e-mail address: heather.bush@live.com (fingers crossed) :)

Fritter said...

I follow PIP designs with GFC, thanks!
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

I like PIP Designs on FB and said you sent me
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

I follow you with GFC, thanks!
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

I like you on FB (farrah r) thanks!
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

I think this new blog design is adorable! Love the soft colors!
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

grabbed your button
http://thethreeunder.blogspot.com/
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

I like her design for 'And Then There Were Four'. And AH HA! I knew her worked looked familiar! I am a MBG follower and noticed when hers changed over AND I entered her giveaway for this over there. It's fate :)
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

5/5 tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/66212778305785856

HeatherB said...

I liked PIP on facebook - heather.bush@live.com

HeatherB said...

I am following PIP on GFC - heather.bush@live.com

HeatherB said...

I follow you on facebook :) - heather.bush@live.com

Emily said...

Your new design is gorgeous!

I follow PIP designs via GFC.

emily@naptimeismytime.com

Emily said...

I like PIP designs on FB & told her that you sent me.

emily@naptimeismytime.com

Emily said...

I follow this blog via GFC

emily@naptimeismytime.com

Emily said...

I like you on FB as Emily S

emily@naptimeismytime.com

Emily said...

Your new design is beautiful. The color scheme is great and I love the font!

emily@naptimeismytime.com

Alison said...

Following PIP Designs via GFC!

hello@momipseity.com

Alison said...

Liked PIP designs on FB!

hello@momipseity.com

Alison said...

Liked Jessica, the Mom and following via GFC.

hello@momipseity.com

Alison said...

Shared your give-away on Momipseity's FB page!

hello@momipseity.com

Aimee said...

I follow Pip Designs on GFC!

aimeeguise@gmail.com

Aimee said...

I liked her facebook page

aimeeguise@gmail.com

Aimee said...

I follow you via GFC!

aimeeguise@gmail.com

Aimee said...

I like your facebook pages (Aimee Boo Guise)

aimeeguise@gmail.com

Aimee said...

I LOVE this design, I particularly like the font. It's so chic. The colors are super cute too! It makes me happy to be creepin on your blog, ha!

aimeeguise@gmail.com

Aimee said...

Your button is on my blog wall

aimeeguise@gmail.com

http://thefrugallifeofaimee.blogspot.com/p/blog-hops.html

Jeannette said...

I'm following Pip Designs via GFC.

jeannettefender@gmail.com

Jeannette said...

I liked her on Facebook.

jeannettefender@gmail.com

Jeannette said...

I'm following you via GFC.

jeannettefender@gmail.com

Jeannette said...

I'm following your on facebook.

jeannettefender@gmail.com

Jeannette said...

I love your new design! Especially the pink - that's my fav color! It looks fantastic. I'm so jealous;-)

jeannettefender@gmail.com

Fritter said...

tweet 5/6
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/66475204485984256

farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Night Owls Perch said...

follow pip designs on GFC as night owls perch

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

Night Owls Perch said...

follow pip on facebook as misty sunrise. Thanked her, and told her you sent me

https://www.facebook.com/mistysunrise/posts/10150240362465638

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

Night Owls Perch said...

follow you on GFC as Night Owls Perch

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

Night Owls Perch said...

like you on facebook as misty sunrise

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

Night Owls Perch said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/MistySunrise/status/66608115294027776

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

Night Owls Perch said...

I love the design of the site! It is beautiful!

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

RobinB said...

Hi Jessica,
I'm now following you and have added you to my Friends I Follow list on my blog. Please check it out at http://www.lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com

robinboateng2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi,
I'm now following PIP Designs via GFC. Thanks.
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi,
I've liked PIP Designs on facebook and left a comment. Thanks.
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi,
I've like Jessica the mom on FB and left my FB name. Thanks.
robinboaten2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi, I've shared this post on my FB page.
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi I've tweeted about this awesome giveaway. You can find my tweet at http://twitter.com/robinboateng
Thanks. robinboateng2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi,
I absolutely love the makeover design that PIP Designs did on your blog. It's very summery and fresh should I say. The colors just flow together and makes me think of ice cream and candy. Thanks.
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi Jessica,
Of course I love your blog design! I also like the design done for http://adventuresofmyfamilyof8.blogspot.com/
Awesome work.
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi Jessica,
Of course I just had to put your cute button on my blog. Please check it out at http://www.lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com

robinboateng2@yahoo.com

Fritter said...

5/7 TWEET
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/66834971284881408
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

RobinB said...

I just posted a tweet about the new blog makeover giveaway. Check out my post at http://www.twitter.com/robinboateng
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

RobinB said...

Hi, just posted a tweet about the new blog makeover giveaway. Check out my post at www.twitter.com/robinboateng
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

Fritter said...

tweet 5/8
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/67294881911025665
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot cm

Robin-lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com said...

Tweet 5/9
http://twitter.com/robinboateng
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

Fritter said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/67632053667110912
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

tweet 5/10
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/67926462744903680

Robin-lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com said...

5/10/2011
Posted a tweet about the new blog makeover.
http://twitter.com/#!/RobinBoateng/status/67924661635260416
robinboateng2@yahoo.om

Fritter said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/68264272039387136
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Robin-lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com said...

5/11/2011
Just posted a tweet about the new blog makeover. Check out my post at http://twitter.com/#!/RobinBoateng/status/68408215708254209
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

Andie (Goodbye Disposable, Hello Cloth) said...

I like Pip Designs on Facebook and thanked her for the giveaway.


andiemarie923(at)gmail(dot)com

Andie (Goodbye Disposable, Hello Cloth) said...

I follow Pip Design on GFC.

andiemarie923(at)gmail(dot)com

Andie (Goodbye Disposable, Hello Cloth) said...

I follow Jessica, The Mom via GFC.

andiemarie923(at)gmail(dot)com

Fritter said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/68638354719260673
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Robin-lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com said...

5/12/2011
Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/RobinBoateng/status/68729898537197568
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

Robin-lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com said...

5/13/2011
Tweethttp://twitter.com/#!/RobinBoateng/status/69060064035618816
robinboateng2@yahoo.com

Fritter said...

tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/69152518990610434
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Fritter said...

this was my 5/12 tweet that is no longer here
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/68638354719260673

farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Beth@Drugstore Divas said...

I would love love love to win this!!
I did the 3 mandatory entries
Beth
drugstoredivabeth [[@]] gmail.com

Fritter said...

tweet 5/14
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/69367467402723328
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Robin-lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com said...

5/14/2011
Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/RobinBoateng/status/69409444378841088
robinboateng2 at yahoo.com

Fritter said...

5/15 tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/69735982739619841
farrah dot ritter at gmail dot com

Robin-lovingmycircleoffriends.blogspot.com said...

5/15 tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/RobinBoateng/status/69758710532145152
robinboateng2 at yahoo dot com

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