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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Before and After - Mommy Making Money

Gina is the blogger behind "Mommy Making Money", who says that part of her job as a SAHM is to save money as a way of making money to contribute to their family budget. Gotta love that, huh?

She shares her strategies, tips for planning and organization, and ways to have FUN on a tight budget. She also does lots of great giveaways! Whether you're a working mom, stay-at-home mom, or anyone else, these strategies can work for you - and I highly suggest you check her out if you've never visited her before.

Gina admitted that she was tired of the green on her blog and really desired a change. Since her blog was about saving money and shopping, sprinkled with tidbits of her life with her three children, she also suggested a mom with a shopping cart or some other illustration that represented a mom with children. Here's what her old blog looked like:

The challenge was to find an illustration that was connotative of her decision to be frugal and wise with money in order to help her family out. I thought about owls and found this graphic, and the rest, as they say, was history. Check out the cute little RSS and Email graphics I created just for her blog too!

Gina emailed me the day I installed it - here's an excerpt:
I saw the preview this morning and was FLOORED! You did such a beautiful job capturing me, I don't know how you did it! I was so surprised by the colors and stripes, I took this picture so you could see what my girls were wearing this morning when they got up. How did you know??? :)

And the photo? How cute are these precious little owls?

If you get a chance, stop by Gina's blog and say "hi!" today. She's sick, the kids are sick - I'm sure she could use the encouragement. :)

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Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Karen- here from your twitter tiny link. SO cute!!! Love it, I'll have to stop by her new site. (And I won't tell you I originally thought it might be a makeover - as in her face - ha ha ha.)

Dumb, I know. :)

Headless Mom said...

Really cute-the design and the girls! You and birds...

MelADramatic Mommy said...

Absolutely adorable!