Blog Design, Instagram, & Colored Pants.

Apr 15, 2012

Do you see this pretty little blog I'm writing on? I designed it all myself. I made the header, the blog buttons, the social media tabs, the about me pic, carefully coordinated all the colors, pretty much made it my own. I've also started to learn html code- yikes! That part is daunting. And it will take me a long time before I'm confident at it. For now I'm taking baby steps. It's a new love I've discovered. And I'm a little obsessed. I've been editing pics, creating "just for fun" blogs, basically giving myself new projects just to try it all out. So if you want some help designing a new button, a new header, an about me pic, or anything of the sort, send me an email and we'll see what we can come up with. Oh, did I mention that (as of now) I'm doing this for free? Simply because I love it and I want to build a portfolio? If you want to see the 2 other blogs I've designed from head to toe (besides mine of course) check out my design portfolio tab I've added to my top bar. 

I have insta-love. It's an (unhealthy) obsession. I'll admit it. If you're on Instagram you should definitely follow me- I post lots of funny pictures from Japan. If you don't have the app you can find me online here. My username is @suehc so go find me! Or leave your username in the comments below and I'll find you! These are some of my all time insta favs:
1. my "original" engagement ring (long, romantic, gooey, mushy story) 2. my birthday present from my sister 3. a present for my new favorite man 4. twinker baby, of course 5. spring nail polish (and my real wedding ring- LOVE) 6. ab shaper for men- this actually exists here in Japan 7. an awesome club 8. mustache lover 9. cheese rolls- now in my top 5 favorite foods I've eaten in Japan

I was very hesitant about colored jeans. I remember once telling my sisters they could never wear them. Of course, I have pics of me when I was 15 wearing bright red pants and rocking it so who am I to judge? Obviously I was very ahead of the fashion times and now everyone is copying me. I bought myself some neon blue jeans to ease myself in. Then I bought hot pink and bright red. It wasn't my fault though, the pink and red were both on sale for $3 each. So they were practically free. I usually don't do WIW pics (I'm way too self conscious...) but I had to this week because I have to spread the color love. What do you think?

18 comments:

  1. they all look great! i like the blue the best though! :)

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  2. your puppy is adorable! i also love the colored pants. makes me want to get some!

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  3. colored skinnies. YES!!
    hi twink. :)

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  4. Love the blue ones! Very cute! I just eased myself into wearing skinny jeans, it may be a while before I am confident enough to wear colors!

    Great job with the blog designing. You do wonderful work!

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  5. I love all the colored jeans! Ahh we are so much alike, I swore them off, and then just in the past couple weeks I decided I needed to get a pair. I am so impressed you are learning blog design! I thought you had your blog done by a designer so obviously you are doing something right! It's freaking hard! I made my *first* blog design and it took me ages and I could still never get it just how I wanted.

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  6. Love your pants...do some WIW posts girl!

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  7. Love the jeans!! I want some so badly but have yet to take the plunge. And the ab shaper for men?? Needs to come to the US asap! haha too funny. I'm obsessed with instagram too, I literally take pictures of everything now!

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  8. I still have your email about blog design and I FINALLY got a picture that I deem acceptable to use for a button/blog/whatever. I guess I will finally reply ;)

    Oh, and CHEESE ROLLS?!?! I am now itching to move to Japan..

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  9. So I just commented on this post, but forgot to mention I selected you for the Leibster Blog Award! It's an award for "up and coming" blogs (even though you're not new, no one has to know! haha) and you can get all the details on my post. Absolutely NO pressure to participate, just wanted you to know you're nominated! :)

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  10. LOVE the colored jeans! I might have to find a cute crop pair myself :)

    Any chance you'd want to do a blog button for me?? I've been trying and failing for a few weeks now. Just shoot me an email and we can chat!

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  11. Seeexy! I love the pink ones...A LOT!

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  12. Instagram is the BEST! And those cheese rolls... yum!
    $3 colored jeans? So jealous! And they look AMAZING on you!!

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  13. ok you SO ROCK the colored jeans! the pink are awesome! i dont own any colored jeans, but wish to try! lol..and for $3 yeh totally worth it!! :)

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  14. Good job on the blog! Its kinda fun onc eyou get the hang of it .. and HTML can be haunting, but go slow and its all good :) Totally jealous of the $3 pants.

    Shauna
    www.ShaunaWyrick.com

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  15. I love all the pants! I wish I could pull those off. I'm following you on IG.. my name is jennx88x

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  16. Girl I don't know what you are self conscious about.. you are ROCKING those pants!

    P.S. Love the blog design.. that's kind of the field I am studying to go into with graphic design.

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