April Showers Blog Designs Feature

Most of you have noticed and many of you have been inquiring about my new header and button. “Did you do it yourself?” “Who did you have design it?” “IIII want a new header *pout*”. The questions and comments have been coming left and right, so I am excited to tell you a little bit about my designer, experience and even roped April in on a giveaway.

I pride myself on having “taught myself” a LOT about HTML since I started this blog this summer (a-hem…following tutorials). But being self taught comes with LOOOOOONG hours, many mistakes, and frustration at times. And other times you look at your own work so long and so many times that you really need a fresh perspective. That’s where April came in for me. I knew I wanted a makeover and to personalize my look with a header and matching button. She was great about getting back to me and working with my timeline despite working full time and having a booked up design schedule. She was patient with my wishy washyness at times and persnickity-ness the other half of the time and really tried to fulfill my vision.

She also has some tutorials and freebies she’s starting to add, so you’ll want to check these out if you plan on trying some blog redesign on your own! If you’re not HTML savvy or would just rather let someone else (who actually know what they’re doing) to help you “pretty up” your blog you’ll notice how affordable her services are! I try to do a lot of my designing on my own, but some things are better left to the professionals. For you sanity and your families well-being. :-) I HIGHLY recommend April as she was really willing to work with me and accomodate– and she works a full time day job! That is proof of her dedication and love for what she does.

I also enjoy stopping by her site, because she adds personal and spunky articles so it’s not just a dry design site. If you follow her, you’re not just getting an update on the latest design services or business-related things, but you get to see “then and now” pictures and little rants about her day. It makes the world of blog design and services more personal, interesting, and entertainging. Soooooo what are we giving away for you to add to your blog? A custom signature!! Some of you have them, and may want a fresh look. Some of you don’t have one, and I KNOW would love to have one. And here’s an idea for the rest of you: get a guest writer to chime in on your blog with and if you win you can have a custom signature for their posts!

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Life Happens During Naptime says:

    I like the Lucky girl one!!!
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  2. Life Happens During Naptime says:

    I'm not sure the signature options (couldnt find it) but I like your blog's sig. font!

  3. Life Happens During Naptime says:
  4. Life Happens During Naptime says:

    Got your button (same site)

  5. Life Happens During Naptime says:

    Following April Showers

  6. Life Happens During Naptime says:

    Following TCDR

  7. The Nutty Brown's says:

    I'd like an eclectic, funky signature.

  8. The Nutty Brown's says:

    I've already added the April Showers button. Isn't she the best?!

  9. The Nutty Brown's says:

    I've already added the April Showers button. Isn't she the best?!

  10. The Nutty Brown's says:

    My fav April Showers Design is the "Monogrammed Nest". So super cute!

  11. The Nutty Brown's says:

    Added the TCDR button today! Yeah!

  12. The Nutty Brown's says:

    I am now a follower of the TCDR blog.

  13. My very favorite isn't technically listed in her portfolio but she has posted it on her blog here-

  14. I have Aprils blog button on my site!

  15. I follow April Showers!

  16. I think it'd be really cool for the signature to have each letter in the name be a color of the rainbow and a butterfly!

  17. Coltonsmommy09 says:

    I love the on There's Always Plan BEE. Super cute

  18. Coltonsmommy09 says:

    I also follow April Showers blog

  19. Coltonsmommy09 says:

    I would want my signature in cursive and really girly elegant.

  20. Coltonsmommy09 says:

    I also follow the TCDR blog

  21. I like Pink Nothings!

  22. Follower of TCDR

  23. zealandsmom says:

    i like the superheroes and princesses….very cute!

  24. zealandsmom says:

    got your button!

  25. zealandsmom says:

    Id like mine to have an owl or passport theme!

  26. zealandsmom says:

    I follow your blog

  27. I think I am in love with Dandelion Wishes!

  28. Hmmm, my signature?I would leave it totally up to her based on my blog. You can't go wrong when someone has that much talent.

  29. I added her button to my blog

  30. I added TCDR button to my blog

  31. This is such a fantastic giveaway that it has taken me DAYS to comment. I am floored by it. :)

    So, after much thought, my two favorite designs are Simply Fit and the Garage Door one. But I love them all. :)


  32. I follow your blog.
    ammieloris at hotmail dot com

  33. I would want my signature to feature a single green shoe, because green is the new red, right? And either a flat or a heel could be made to look like the A in Ammie. 😀

  34. I follow April Showers. :)

  35. Bombtastic Belle says:

    I like the Sexy Mama one :)
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  36. Bombtastic Belle says:

    I'd have my name a script like yours with a colorful bomb one one of the sides

  37. Bombtastic Belle says:

    And I follow April :)

  38. I like Escape Into My Thoughts.

  39. I follow April Showers Blog.

  40. I put April Showers button on my blog.

  41. I follow your blog.

  42. I would like mysigniature to be whimsical.

  43. The Nutty Brown's says:

    I've been following TCDR and just noticed today that you got your husband back home. How excited and proud you must be. Please tell him we say Thanks for his love of country.

  44. Over Thirty Mommy says:

    Very cute! I like the Mamma Talk design

  45. Over Thirty Mommy says:

    TCDR Follower

  46. I like the "PlanBee". cute! very creative!

  47. I follow TCDR blog.


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