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blog makeover

Have you noticed my new look?
I know you have because you have left so many nice comments.
Isn’t it fabulous?

When Cora was in the hospital Judy contacted me about Danielle giving my blog a makeover. At the time I was too overwhelmed to even think about changing my blog. But several months later after many people suggesting that I should get a blog makeover, {hint, hint} I decided to see if Danielle was still interested in helping me.
Danielle is the very talented lady who is responsible for my new look. My favorite part is the rotating photo header. Love it!
Not only does Danielle do blog makeovers, but she also has a new shop at Polka Dot Plum. She has some great digital kits for all the scrapbookers out there.

And not only has she been so kind to me…

but she also wants to share the love with one of my readers.
So, it is time for a giveaway!
Today, I am giving away a standard blog makeover. If your blog is needing a new look, now is your chance to win one for FREE!

To enter, simply leave me a comment.

For extra entries:
1. Grab my new button.
2. Become a follower of Danielle’s design blog.

3. Visit Danielle’s shop at Polka Dot Plum and share your favorite kit.
Please be sure to leave one comment for EVERY entry.
And if that isn’t enough, Danielle is offering some great discounts for EVERYONE else!
$10 off a pre-made template
$10 off your deposit for a blog makeover
(Just mention that you came from The Macs when you contact her. Offer ends Wednesday, October 14th)
25% off a digital scrapbook order from Danielle’s shop now through Wednesday, October 14th
Use coupon code: themacs25off
Comments will close on Saturday at 8:00pm.
Thanks Judy and Danielle for making my blog makeover possible!
  • LV - I love your new blog look. I have been praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsa - love your new look!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - I love your new blog look, the buttons are my favorite!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie - I love the new look!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Love the new look! Maybe now is the time for me to finally start a blog.ReplyCancel

  • Jessie - I visited the Polka Dot Plum and my favorite it the Forever Yours.ReplyCancel

  • the breedens - Yes I LOVE your new makeover.It’s because of you that I connected with Danielle and got a blog makeover lately myself!ReplyCancel

  • Aishlea and Brandon - I love your new blog look! The header is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Love Love the new blog the about me, Cora’s story etc buttons. Love the rotating pictures at the top(even if sometimes it is hard to see them. Love it when there is an update ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think of you guys and your Cora everyday(as you can see from my blog stalking).


  • mary - The new look is wonderful! Love the sweet pictures of baby Cora, as well as you and Joel!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Little Home - Your new blog look is fresh and classy – I’d love something similar!ReplyCancel

  • Shana - I totally need a new blog look…lolReplyCancel

  • Shana - I grabbed your buttonReplyCancel

  • Shana - I follow Danielle’s Design BlogReplyCancel

  • The Gunter Family - Oooh! I’d love to win a blog makeover! Yours looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Shana - My favorite kit is the I’m a Little Robot Kit. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • SECPumpkin - Hey, I’ve been reading you blog for awhile now and have lifted up many many prayers to our Lord for you guys. Thanks for sharing your journey and lives with us. You seem like such a sweet fam!

    Like the new look! She does great work!ReplyCancel

  • Peek Into Our Nest - I love your blog! I have followed you since Cora became sick. What a beautiful little girl, you were very luck to have her, even if it was just a short time… I would LOVE a new blog makeover!ReplyCancel

  • SECPumpkin - oh, i just went to her blog…it’s great!ReplyCancel

  • SECPumpkin - fall fabulous is definitely my favorite over at her shop. I guess you could say I’m in love with fall! It’s my favorite time of year!ReplyCancel

  • amy - this is the cutest! please enter me.ReplyCancel

  • Trasie Bressler - I love your new blog look!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi REDISKE - I do love the blog-I don’t have a blog right now but I want one really bad-so if I win i will have one-that would be great. Maybe I should set a blog up today so I could get your button too-I might try but I am not to knowledgeable about computer things. Still praying for you all.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - I need a makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I got you button! I love your new look! It is great!ReplyCancel

  • Keith and Kristin - Your family continues to be in our prayers. What a sweet testimony you are to the faithfulness of our God in times of deep pain. God’s rich blessings on you as you welcome this new miracle!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I’m following her blog!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - I’ve got your button up.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I really like the Elegant ChicReplyCancel

  • Molly - Jess,

    Love the new blog look and have meant to comment on for quite some time!ReplyCancel

  • Holly - Love the new look! I have your new button!


  • Holly - I’m already a follower of TDG blog.ReplyCancel

  • LivingInspired - I was admiring the cuteness of the new design! Your button is too cute. And not to mention how just the other day I thought about how it could be worth my time to spruce the blog up myself. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Your blog looks great! I think makeover is an understatement for what my blogs need!ReplyCancel

  • LivingInspired - I am a follor of The Design Girl!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - I grabbed your button to put on my blog, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - I’m following Danielle’s Design Blog as well!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - I love your blog and the new look! I went to Danielle’s shop the first time you changed the look and love her work!!ReplyCancel

  • LivingInspired - So in love with the Fabulous Fall kit. Those owls couldn’t be any cuterReplyCancel

  • John and Elisa Seaba - I love your new blog look!!ReplyCancel

  • LivingInspired - And….got your buttoN!ReplyCancel

  • melissa - She is an amazing designer!ReplyCancel

  • TRICIA @ The Zoo - Everything looks so beautiful! Love the new photos on the sidebar!!!

    With love and prayers,

  • John and Elisa Seaba - I grabbed your button! thanks, love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • TRICIA @ The Zoo - Added your new button. So glad you got one. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Beck - Jess, while I’d love a new look for my blog, I’d rather share a random thought that I have every time I stop by here: the photo of Cora in the swing looks SO like your husband! She is such an image of you with her sweet, little face but I’m sure that one must really warm his heart.

    CanNOT wait to see what your new little one looks like – and I continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and further healing for your precious heart. Your blog has meant bunches to me this year.ReplyCancel

  • Annie - love the new look! and would love a new look myself! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • TRICIA @ The Zoo - I’m following Danielle’s design blog now. (BTW, thank you so much for the intro. She’s got some great stuff over there.)


  • Lisa - Your blog looks FANTASTIC!
    I especially like the header too.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I grabbed your button!!ReplyCancel

  • KK - I NEED a makeover. And so does my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - Love your new look!ReplyCancel

  • TRICIA @ The Zoo - My favorite kit at Polka Dot Plum is “Beautiful Mess”. I think that pretty much describes my life to a “T”.

    Thanks again for the opportunity. How fun!

    With love and prayers,

  • Liz - She is such a talented woman! I love the new look:)ReplyCancel

  • KK - I follow her blog.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie and Jared - I enjoy reading your blog, and love the new look. My husband and I are expecting our first child, a baby girl, in a few weeks and would love to incorporate some pink into our own blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for this opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Juls - I love the new look, its amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Juls - I went over to there and i really like the Funky Chic kit! Ive been thinking of starting a blog, but this is what I need to get my butt in gear!ReplyCancel

  • Juls - I am now a follow of her blog too-thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Marisol Avendano Avila - Love the new look!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris - LOve it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thinking about you and Cora every day .ReplyCancel

  • JulieA - I love love love your new blog design AS WELL AS your sweet honesty about your past year. =)ReplyCancel

  • Trudy - Danielle designed my blog too over a year ago. I love the idea of a rotating header. Your pictures are breathless. Love your new look.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I love everything about you new look. Great colors.ReplyCancel

  • Brianna - Love the new blog look. She does some great stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - I love your blog look, and especailly the rotating picture of Sweet Cora at the top. My heart aches everytime, yet rejoices in the happy life she lived, and the happiness you will all feel when you see each other again.
    I would love a blog makeover!!!ReplyCancel

  • queenbee - Your blog looks wonderful! I need a complete blog makeover. Thanks for the giveawayReplyCancel

  • Barclay Kathryn - I need a blog make over! : )ReplyCancel

  • C Golden - So I am in dire need of a blog makeover. I have begun a lot of DIY projects on my blog so I would love to spruce it up.

    Btw I follow your blog all the time and you seem to be very strong throughout this whole ordeal. I will be praying for you ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • PamperingBeki - It looks fab. Love the new look!

    Praying for you today, Jess.ReplyCancel

  • The Moffats - Wow. I’m predicting a LOT of comments ๐Ÿ™‚ Have to at least TRY for this one. Love & hugs! Happy B-day Annie-belle (if you are reading this!)ReplyCancel

  • Christal - The blog looks awesome!!!ReplyCancel

  • Margie - Could definitely use a blog makeover- great giveaway!

    Love keeping up with your blog, Pray for you both often- and very excited for your new blessing to arrive. Best of luck always!ReplyCancel

  • C Golden - I am not following Danielle’s blog! That would be a second entry heheReplyCancel

  • Heather's Home (aka Chez Hez) - Okay, one of three here. I grabbed your button. I’ve been meaning to tell you how much I love the new blog look!ReplyCancel

  • Heather's Home (aka Chez Hez) - I added Design Girl’s blog to my google reader in order to follow. She’s got so much pretty over there. I’m so done in by all the eye candy!ReplyCancel

  • Heather's Home (aka Chez Hez) - Okay, last comment!!!! I didn’t look at the scrapbook kits, but I did fall in love with the cherry recipe cards. They are made of the cute!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • C Golden - I also added the button for a 3rd entry heheheReplyCancel

  • The Hams - The new blog looks great- a new look for the new season!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - Jess,
    You are doing a fantastic job. My heart aches for your family, knowing somewhat of what you have been through. It never seems to get any easier after you lose a child. I have just found ways to cope and that helps. I too have been trying to find ways to keep myself busy/a reason to get up and out of bed each day.
    You have done such a wonderful job with Cora’s playground and all that you are doing in honor of Cora.
    You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Anonymous - You continue to inspire me. Fall Fabulous is my fave….a blog do-over would be great


  • Wendy - Love the new look…would love a new look for CANDY HEARTS too ๐Ÿ™‚

    What an awesome idea!!!!!

    Thanks and congrats to whoever wins…GOD IS GOOD!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyC - the new layout is great!!!ReplyCancel

  • Staci - Love the new look. I would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Husky Husker - It is a cool blog. I too like the rotating header.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Your blog is adorable, and I would love for mine to have a new look too!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - you and joel have such great hearts. thank you for sharing your ongoing story and journey….
    i added the button and plan to join the design blog- happily.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Beautiful blog!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - LOVE the new look!ReplyCancel

  • Cora Anne Designs - OOH! I could SO use a blog makeover!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cora Anne Designs - Grabbed your button!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - Got your button now too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica B - I love your blog makeover. My blog is in need of a makeover too.ReplyCancel

  • Hair Bows & Guitar Picks - I need a new look….

    Yours is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Shana - The new blog design is fabulous! I especially love the photos in the header…and the fact that they switch up is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Todd and Courtney - Gorgeous blog! I love the circles. I’ve been praying for you all every single day, even though we don’t know each other. I always think that when Lauren, my 11 month old, waves at something in her room, that she is playing with Cora. Cora is a sweet little angel friend! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Shauna - I became a follower of her blog! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Holli Taylor - Love it…could use a makeover myself.ReplyCancel

  • Shauna - Love the new makeover! I think I am going to contact her about making me a rotating blog header! What a great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Shauna - Okay–I can’t choose just one kit so I’ll post my two top favs–FUNKY CHIC and A VERY GIRLY CHRISTMAS!ReplyCancel

  • christy - My blog is in desperate need of a makeover. How fun! Love the new look of yours. It’s very cute.

    Thanks for sharing your heart and life with us. It has encouraged me time and time again. So excited for your new bundle to arrive!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - Exciting Giveaway! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • leel - love the new look, and am looking at redesigning my blog as we speak!ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie - Oh man…my blog is sad and tired and my baby is getting so big and he needs a new look!ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie - I am now a design blog follower!ReplyCancel

  • A Call to Armes - I have recently started a blog and have been trying to figure out how to make mine as cute as yours!ReplyCancel

  • rae - I love your new look, and my blog desperately need a new look, too!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - I love your rotating photo header too!ReplyCancel

  • Kory & Erin - I love the new design!!It is so clean and cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - I visited Danielle’s shoppe and I love the funky chic digital scrapbook pages.ReplyCancel

  • Kory & Erin - I have added your button to my blog!ReplyCancel

  • Matt and Cristin - Hi! I’m new to your blog…but I must say I’m addicted! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know…wierd. Your blog look is darling and ‘clean’. I like it! I’d love to win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kory & Erin - I am already a follower of Danielle’s blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - i have noticed your blog change! it’s absolutely adorable! how fun to win a new blog.ReplyCancel

  • Kory & Erin - I love the fabulous fall scrapbook package! I am just now getting into digital scrapbooking and i can see myself spending lots of money on her website!!ReplyCancel

  • Matt and Cristin - additional entry: I like the ’tis the season and little beach boy….so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - i posted your adorable button on my pageReplyCancel

  • Erica - i went to polka dot plum and, being the mom of 2 boys, i would have to say “lil dude” is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Matt and Cristin - additional engry: now following danielle’s design blog….:) (Can you tell i want to win the blog makeover? i told my hubbs the other day i needed a new one! ๐Ÿ™‚ )ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - Oh I have just enjoyed your new look so much. It is perfect and those picture of that sweet girl in the header are just perfect.

    I love Danielle’s work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - i became a follower of the design girl blogReplyCancel

  • Emily - Love the new blog layout! Also very excited to see what Cora’s store has for us next.ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie - LOVE LOVE The Shabby Elegance!! I collect butterflies so having those in there with those amazing colors! PERFECT!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - Love the Sidebar dots…so stinkin’ cute. Danielle is so talented…would love her creative help with a makeover.ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - Also, just grabbed your button and put it over here: ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mindy M. Harris - what a cool giveaway!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amie - i DEFINITELY need a blog makeover! love your new header too ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - Already follow Danielle’s blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Marisa - Left a comment for my favorite kit over at Polka Dot Plum…gotta love Fabulous Fall because of the owls. We did my daughter’s nursery in owls.ReplyCancel

  • mymessylife - The new blog look is fabulous and I love the message of hope that has stayed constant!ReplyCancel

  • emily - i love your new blog and all of the blogs that design girl does.

    i just started following your blog a few months ago, but i think of your family often.

    take care.ReplyCancel

  • MCH PHOTOGRAPHY - Love your new look!
    Now addicted to Danielle’s goodies!ReplyCancel

  • MCH PHOTOGRAPHY - I grabbed your buttonReplyCancel

  • MCH PHOTOGRAPHY - now following Danielle’s design blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - The new look is fabulous and really seems to reflect you and your personality. I can’t wait to see new pics of Baby Mac on here right beside his/her big sister, Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Krystal - I honestly just started following your blog yesterday, but your BEAUTIFUL layout was the first thing I noticed. Love it! My husband is a graphic designer, and he will love it too, when I show it to him.ReplyCancel

  • Amber - The new blog looks great! Boy do I need a blog makeover too, I should check her out!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I need a blog makeover badly!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I also added your button!ReplyCancel

  • SaraBeth - The blog looks great! I visited the polka dot plum and my favorite is Funky Chic!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley - ooh ohh, pick me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Molly - Love reading your blog and the rotating photo header is my favorite part too!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - How exciting! I love your new look!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene W. - I’ve been thinking about you Macs and wandered over to check on you today! And I’m glad I did! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings to you and your sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • Whimsical Creations - Love your new look!!ReplyCancel

  • Livesays - You know I think you’re amazing and your blog fits you so well. It’s classy, beautful, sweet, and fun; just like you! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Whimsical Creations - following danielle’s blogReplyCancel

  • Heather - I just installed the new button!ReplyCancel

  • Whimsical Creations - Love the happy birthday to me kit.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I started following Danielle’s design blog!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - My favorite kits are Fabulous Fall and A Very Girly Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Kiki - I could really use a blog makeover! Love your blog and think of your family often!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Pick me! Pick me!ReplyCancel

  • Kara - Oh, what a fun giveaway Jess! I definitely don’t know you but had a dream we met up at Sarah’s Fabric store in Lawrence that we both have a love for. Anyway, I love your new look- it’s so YOU and the way you protray your blog!
    ~kara in kansasReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I love how modern and fun your new blog look is!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I visited the Polka Dot Plum and my favorite kit is Sweetcheeks!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Spinks - love the new look – pray for you guys daily!ReplyCancel

  • The Fisher Family - I love the makeover of your blog! The header is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • somer - Love the new look!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - Love the new look! And Danielle’s designs are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Jenae - I love the new look!!! I too especially love the header!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I love the rotating header and totally want to jump on the rotating wagon!!ReplyCancel

  • katie b. - Your blog looks great! I love it, and the photos of Cora are wonderful. What a beautiful girl!

    I would love to win a new look for my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lindsay - I am following Danielle! I seriously want rotating headers. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I am in love with her Oh So Sassy kit!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I love your new blog ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Taylor - I absolutely love your new blog look. I have followed you for a while now, when I saw something about your family on Kelly’s Korner. Your family definitely has a great testimony! I have sure seen the power of God in your life. Please count me in for the give-away…would love to have a new blog look!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I’m a follower! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I would love to win the blog makeover for my photography blog. Danielle’s work is so clean – love it!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I visited Danielle’s shop and I love Fall Frolic – I love everything about this time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I love the funky chic package from Polka Dot PlumReplyCancel

  • Amy - I am now following Danielle’s design blog!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I would love a new blog makeover! In fact, I have been neglecting my blog lately and need to get back to posting!
    Thanks for your giveaway! I love your new layout on your blog, Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Walquist - Hey Jess, it’s your cousin Sarah and I’ve just got a chance to look at your blog! It’s awesome and very YOU! I’m so glad you have some creative outlets (as if you’re not creative enough already!!) So glad you get to stay home and take care of baby mac. we keep praying for you and Joel! I love this: the “word verification” below says SMILE!ReplyCancel

  • molly - my personal blog could definitely use a face lift! how fun!ReplyCancel

  • Bergtholds - I love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - And my fav kit is Funky Chic!ReplyCancel

  • This is me.. - OK…I need a makeover.
    Placed you button on my page!ReplyCancel

  • This is me.. - And following Design girl too!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I love your new blog look! As soon as you switched to the rotating headers I admit I had a little blog envy. : )ReplyCancel

  • amanda - so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - My favorite kit is “Take Me Away.” I really want to get in to digi-scrapping…ReplyCancel

  • Hoosier Mom - Love the new look and love your blog… blessings to you and your family! Thank you for sharing your precious Cora with us!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Danielle also did the design for the foundation blog – and was extremely kind to us also. She is a lovely lady!ReplyCancel

  • Rockin Baby Ryan - HELP! I want to have a great blog for my new little one, but am way too un-artistic!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn@the loves of jenn - I love the new look, especially the header. What a gun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn@the loves of jenn - I went to her website and I like the lullaby girl collection the best! Cute designs!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn@the loves of jenn - I became a follower of Danielle’s design blog!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - So cute!!ReplyCancel

  • ~Cherie - Hi Jess. I have followed you since hearing of precious Cora’s illness. I had your Cora’s playground button, but have added “The Macs” as well. It’s precious. The new look is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • ~Cherie - I added Danielle’s blog to my follower list. Regardless if I win your contest or not, I’ll probably just pay for a blog make over. My blog is quite boring despite my cute little ones. It could use a little pizzaz! Thanks for sharing your story.ReplyCancel

  • jwall - Love the Blog, simple and crisp!ReplyCancel

  • jwall - Visited the Polka Dot Plum, and I love the vintage kitchen. The colors are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • jwall - Have the blog button!!ReplyCancel

  • jwall - I am now a follower of the Design Girl Blog.
    Thanks for the contest!!ReplyCancel

  • ~Cherie - Okay, I went to Danielle’s site and my favorite was a toss up between Funky Chic and Shabby Elegance…I think I’ll choose Funky Chic. It was hard to pick!ReplyCancel

  • All Doll(ed) Up - ohoh! me too! love it!ReplyCancel

  • Alli - the blog looks fantastic and so do you. continued prayers for you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • carmen - Ooo…I’d love a blog makeover! I’ve admired yours plenty for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Princess Martha - WOW!Your blog does look great. I had noticed the header was changing everytme I visited, I just thought you must have had plenty of spare time to keep changing it…mine has never changed as I have no idea how to do it. Would love a blog-makeover ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend Jess.ReplyCancel

  • Yolanda - Love your blog Jess and your family. You have inspired me to treasure every minute with my son. I love the new look and love the “boyish beach” scrap book on The Polka Dot Plum site. It would be awesome to update my blog with a new fresh look that better represents my style.
    God Bless! YolandaReplyCancel

  • The Tesdalls - You blog looks fantastic! I am so not crafty and would love for mine to look this cute!!:)ReplyCancel

  • The Tesdalls - I am now a follower of design girl blog:)ReplyCancel

  • The Smith World - Love the new look:)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I would love a chance to win!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The Tesdalls - I visited the website and LOVE the bundle of boy kit…so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I’m now also a follower! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • stacig - oh, how i need a blog makeover!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I am now following her blog.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - from her polka dot shoppe i like oh so silly and bubble gum beauty, both are fun and girly.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Love the new look. I hope I can get one too.ReplyCancel

  • kapeck - Love the new look! Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie and Jared - Following the design blog, also! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Les - Love the new look… and definitely need a blog make-over.ReplyCancel

  • Matt and Nicole - I haven’t commented in a while, but I’m still following your blog and praying for your family. The new blog look is great! She is very talented!ReplyCancel

  • Tylerswife - Your blog is great! Very cheerful… seems fitting because your daughter seemed so vibrant in all of her photos.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie and crew. - I love you new blog look and have even looked at her website but it’s not in the budget right now! I also LOVE the rotating pictures and the wonderful pics of Cora.ReplyCancel

  • HoboBaby - My 18 month old was with me when your post opened up. She immediately started smiling and squealing “Ba-bee! Ba-bee!” and giggling. I think the new look is a hit ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Tsquared417 - Love the new look. Would love a makeover.ReplyCancel

  • Tsquared417 - I’m following her blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Tsquared417 - I like the “Spooky” and the “Oh so silly” kits!!ReplyCancel

  • Tsquared417 - And I grabbed your new button for!ReplyCancel

  • Tami - Ok…first of all, I love your new blog makeover…especially the rotating pictures on top. It’s fun to see different pictures of Cora everytime I come to your blog!
    Second of all, just wanted to say that since I found your blog last winter I’ve been praying for you on a regular basis. I lost a little girl 2 years ago on the day she was born and can only imagine what it would’ve been like to spend 11 months with her before losing her. Your strength and courage are a huge testimony of HIS grace upon your lives.
    -Tami, Angeliyah’s MommyReplyCancel

  • Tami - I added your button to my blog…(comment #2…:)ReplyCancel

  • Tami - …became a follower of designgirlblog.blogspot
    (comment/entry #3)and would LOVE to win a blog makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Tami - And for entry #4 (I really want that blog makeover!) I went and checked out the Polka Dot Plum site and love the Elegant Chic style.ReplyCancel

  • The Mangus Family - i love the new look of your blog, i think mine needs a new look too!ReplyCancel

  • Lexie Loo & Dylan Too - It looks amazing! I’m loving the new look!ReplyCancel

  • The Mangus Family - i am now a tdg follower!ReplyCancel

  • The Mangus Family - i like fabulous fall and spooky!!ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn - Love the updated blog look!ReplyCancel

  • Restless Mama - Hello! If I win by chance please choose someone else – I just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog and adore the new look.
    Congrats on that lady!ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn - The rotating picture header is so neat!ReplyCancel

  • vonFRINKenhagen - I did notice your new look and I love it! I would love to have Danielle update my look!ReplyCancel

  • vonFRINKenhagen - And I added your button!ReplyCancel

  • vonFRINKenhagen - And now follow DanielleReplyCancel

  • vonFRINKenhagen - My fave kit is either Shabby Elegance or Lovely Chic…can’t decide!!ReplyCancel

  • The Evans Family - love your new look!ReplyCancel

  • The Evans Family - I now follow the design girl blog!ReplyCancel

  • William, Megan and Avery - I think your blog looks great! I think a blog makeover would be the motivation I need to be a better/more frequent blogger!dReplyCancel

  • Audrey - Love the new look and a chance to win a make over!!!

    And even if I don’t win, I love reading your blog and pray for Cora and new baby Mac often.ReplyCancel

  • Mackenzie - I LOVE your blogs look! It is probably my favorite out of all of the blogs I have seen!ReplyCancel

  • Mackenzie - My favorite kit is the Seaside or Funky Chic… I love her work!ReplyCancel

  • Mackenzie - I would be so glad to have your button!ReplyCancel

  • Mackenzie - I’m a follower of Danielle’s blog, I love her and her work!ReplyCancel

  • The Thomas Family - I love your new blog look. Maybe if mine was this cute I would update mine more often!ReplyCancel

  • Chele Barron - I must not know anything about blogs because I loved your old blog too. I will have to say the new one is cool though. I don’t have one…yet… but maybe it’s time to join the bloging world.ReplyCancel

  • Vonda - Love the new look!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I would love to win! Your new look is clean and fresh. Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • ame - I think your blog looks amazing! I love the buttons and the header with pictures of Cora!ReplyCancel

  • Mace and Brei - LOVE her designs! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Mace and Brei - Grabbing your button, too!ReplyCancel

  • Mace and Brei - Following Danielle’s blog, now, too!ReplyCancel

  • ame - I also followed the tDg! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - I’d love a makeover – worth a shot! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Susanne - i love your new look and would love to have a new look too!ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - I grabbed your button ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - I also became a follower of Design Girl’s blog ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - My favorite from the polkadot plum is fabulous fall ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jamey - I just love seeing all of the beautiful pictures of Cora with your new design!ReplyCancel

  • Jamey - I grabbed your button and added to my blogsite.ReplyCancel

  • Jamey - I also became a follower of Danielle’s design blog. Thanks for the contest!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - I love it! It is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • gwswenson - Oooh! Maybe if I will, that will be incentive enough to START a blog. Love your re-do, even though I’ve loved your blog for months now. Hope you’re feeling well!ReplyCancel

  • Bill and Mary - Hi! I’ve been following for months and months now, but haven’t known what to say in a post. I am impressed with the strength and the honesty you’ve shown through your blogs. Your love for Cora is so evident, as is your love for the Lord. I am trying to be a better Christian and you’re a big reason for that.

    And I love the new look! The pics at the top are my favorite too!


  • Mrs. H - The new look is so streamlined – GREAT makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Savanna - OH, how I would love a blog makeover! Yours looks awesome jess!ReplyCancel

  • singing mama - I am loving the new look and the beautiful pictures of your precious Cora. I am excitedly awaiting your new little one , wondering if they be girl or boy and what lovely name you have planned!

    Luv SingingmamaReplyCancel

  • Savanna - OH, how I would love a blog makeover! Yours looks awesome jess!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - clean and classic, love itReplyCancel

  • amy - i think your blog looks beautiful! i wanted to drive up for the Cora Playground Dedication but, thought it should be for close friends & family. please know that i was thinking about you & still pray for you & joel & baby Mac! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Linda S - Love the new look and love seeing all the beautiful pics!ReplyCancel

  • The Villars - I really love your blog makeover. The rotating photo header is my favorite too! My blog definitely will need a makeover soon with baby #2 on the way.ReplyCancel

  • sassy studio - amazing! I have admired your new look. I am heading over right now- This is a perfect give away for me – I can’t sneak out of the house for a mom makeover so this one is just perfect!
    have you heard of sophie the girraffe? (hot new baby toy!)baby mac would LOVE one-my son doesn’t leave home with out her (and we have a back up hidden at grandmas!) Put it on your wish list and check her out!ReplyCancel

  • The Villars - Enjoyed looking at Danielle’s blog and kits available. My favorites (yes,couldn’t pick just one) are Dream On and A Breath of Fresh Air.ReplyCancel

  • Angel - I just came back to your blog to see who designed it so I could go take a look. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I seen it was a giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • flynnfamily - love the new look!ReplyCancel

  • Kara and the Oosterhous Boys - Love the new look. Your faith, honesty, love of family and the Lord amaze and inspire. Continue to run the race…. very excited about baby Mac!ReplyCancel

  • Boothbloggers - I love your new look for your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ still praying for you and your sweet family. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • JEN - Love the new look! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • The Condreys - i love your new blog look. i prayed so hard for your sweet baby cora. my niece had a neuroblastoma tumor removed as well so her story really hit home. she is so beautiful and i know she is watching over you. i keep up with your blog and didn’t know if you guys were finding out the sex of the new baby?!? did i miss it? or is it a surprise? best wishes to your family!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I love the new look of your blog! still praying for youReplyCancel

  • Mandy - LOVE your new button! It’s now proudly displayed on my blogReplyCancel

  • amy and mighty max - such a cute blog!ReplyCancel

  • Bri!!! - Woohoo, I would love a blog makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - It looks wonderful!

    Here’s something from one who is ahead of you on your path. Her child has been gone for two and a half years and she is very eloquent about the truth:

  • Maria - I would love a new blog layout!!!ReplyCancel

  • The Gardella's - I love your new look! I was wondering how you made the header change each time! I would love to win a blog makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - What a beautiful blog you have! I too love the rotating pictures. Cora was such a beautiful little girl and her pictures bring a smile to my face.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - how fun! Your blog looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Please enter me in the blog makeover giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - My favorite set on Polka Dot Plum is “Classy Chic”ReplyCancel

  • Emily - I love the little songbird kit! so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - I created a profile!ReplyCancel

  • lil miss' mama - I love your blog and all the pictures of Cora make my heart melt! As always, your quiet God-infused spirit and encouraging words are so inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • lil miss' mama - I like the Color Burst Bundle in the shop!ReplyCancel

  • Beckycain6 - I do love the look of your blog. But, I would bet that anything with Cora’s picture on it would look beautiful.

    I’m so sorry about Cora not being here on earth. She is so beautiful. I was led to your blog while you were in the hospital with her…..and I cried my eyes out when she went to be with Jesus. Such a precious baby.

    I pray for you often. You don’t even know me, but I pray for you often. And I am so happy about Cora’s playground…… turned out perfect.

    Yes, the blog makeover….that would be a cool win. But, I mostly wanted to tell you how beautiful Cora is–and how our hearts are soft for you.

    With love like our precious Savior,

  • Kirsten - I would love a blog makeover, I know I need one!

    nomadicmommy @ live . comReplyCancel

  • kaylin rose and mara anne - Love your new blog…so cute! Love your new cute buttons! Praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mace and Brei - Love, love, LOVE Danielle’s “Classy Chic” kit.ReplyCancel

  • annaO - How fun! I’m excited for the giveaway, especially after I asked how you got it so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Marty and Kim - I love your new blog look! All your pictures of Cora are precious!
    I love blogging but haven’t figured out how to make my blog super pretty! Congratulations on your little one on the way! He/she is a very lucky little person!ReplyCancel

  • The Morris Family - I was going to send this via e-mail but the address was not working….

    Hi Jess,
    Ever since I heard of sweet Cora, I had wanted to contact you personally. I guess we have a few things in common, our precious little ones with the Lord, and the diagnoses of your Cora and our little Joel being neuroblastoma. Like you, I am sure, we had never even heard of this childhood cancer and it seemed to come over night. Joelโ€™s fight was short as well, 51 days. It just seems not only when the cancer struck other complications arose. So hard to see little ones endure so much. So now even in the midst of the greatest sorrow of our lives, we move on with Jesus ever by our side. Though we are a bit ahead in the grieving journey, the tears flow still so freely yet the scriptures under gird and capture the tears knowing that His plans for our little ones are orchestrated with all love and for His glory and our good. I am so thankful that you all have and are trusting in our great Jesus, how do others even walk through such as this? I just wanted to stop by and say I seek to pray for you daily and what a blessing that you have a fruitful womb once again. The Lord has blessed us with 13 children and I am so thankful God gave us the grace to trust him with our womb almost 24 years ago this Nov. Our oldest are twins and they are 22 and still here at home and our baby for now is 3. A lot of fun!! Well, take care and keep trusting, seeking and knowing ALL He does is just and right!!

    Cindy Morris (Joelโ€™s mom)

  • Dathan and Elizabeth - I have never left a comment on your blog but I have looked at every single blog you have written. I have also shared your blog with others. The other day I shared it with a coworker who just balled while we read it together. I used to live in Potwin and went to Remington so I know where you live. You are a great person and am very happy about your new coming child! I hope all is going good with you, and I will continue to always read your wonderful (and now BEAUTIFUL) blog :).ReplyCancel

  • Al's World - I love your blog, I grabbed your button yesterday! I just visited her site and love Classy Chic..she is so talented! Praying for you often!ReplyCancel

  • Anissa - I just LOVE your new look!ReplyCancel

  • Anissa - The Lovely Chic is my fav!ReplyCancel

  • Anissa - I am now a follower of the design blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - Hi Jess! I have been following your blog for awhile and I think of you often!. I was introduced by mutual friends, The Schmidt’s (Shana and Brian) from your church. I just started my blog and grabbed your button!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Love the new blog look, but love the stories of faith, grace and healing even more. And can’t wait to see new Baby Mac! I love the simplicity of your blog. It’s perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy - Love the new look!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - I’d love to have this facelift! Would you please pick me ;)?ReplyCancel

  • Micah - Of course I already have your blog button! Yours is one of my favorite blogs to read!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - I am a follower of Danielle’s blogReplyCancel

  • Micah - My favorite design kit is “Vintage Kitchen”. I LOVE cherries ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina - I love your new blog look especially the rotating pictures in the header.ReplyCancel

  • Studio 111 - I hope I win! I need a blog makeover!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Studio 111 - My favorite kit is Funky Chic!! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie - Liking the new look. Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Urban Pioneer - Your page looks great!
    I didn’t think yours needed a makeover because compared to mine, its so cute and fun, but the new look is great ๐Ÿ˜€ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - Love the button and the pics of you guys on the side! Very cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ The rotating header is also my favorite! Cora is just so beautiful!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • sarahross - Your blog is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • sarahross - Design Girl Follower…check!ReplyCancel

  • sarahross - Macs new button…Check! What a great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - This momma needs a makeover… the digital AND real world.
    But a step at a time, eh?


  • Tracy - I love your new blog look! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Oh and I grabbed your button too!ReplyCancel

  • Amy H - I have blog look envy! Thanks for the contest.ReplyCancel

  • amy d - i love the rotating pictures and the simplicity of your new look. it is mac-nificent ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Your new look is awesome. I have been following your blog for only a few months. You and your family are in my daily prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I now sport your new button on my blog! Check it out! I would love a blog design makeover!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Well I don’t have a blog yet but she could totally help me get started on one. I lost a son Dylan 9 1/2 years ago and I would love a place to share his story and the rest of our family. We live in Augusta, Ks but we have people who live all over so it would be fun to have a place for them to see pics of the kids and share comments. I wish that when I was pregnant with Dylan and for his four days, we would have had something like this to share him with people who couldn’t be here. I love reading about you guys and I am so glad I got to meet you briefly at Cora’s playground dedication. Love your new look!

    Always praying for you
    Courtney MayfieldReplyCancel

  • Warm n Wonderful - Love the new look of your blog, it’s so fresh looking. Danielle sure does great work.

    Thanks to her and you for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • Erik and Elaina - I would love a makeover (for both my blog and myself)!ReplyCancel

  • The Costellos - Love the new look and thanks for sharing such an awesome gift!

  • The Costellos - I have your button!


  • Jenifer - Love the lookReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I love your blog! I read it often and constantly pray for your family and your miracle on the way! I would love help with my blog as my hubby thinks its “boring”. LOL!ReplyCancel

  • The Sweigart Family - your new blog is very cute. I hope I win one too! Are you getting tired of reading all the comments yet?!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - seaside would be my favorite ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Jess I love the new look and the precious images of Cora sending lots of prayers your way always!

    Summer & family in CaliforniaReplyCancel

  • Brent and Vonda - Love the new blog! Glad to hear everything is going well with your pregnancy. Praying for you throughout your pregnancy and for the precious baby you are carrying.ReplyCancel

  • Jenni - your blog is SO cute! what a fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • ame - I added your button! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Zingo Tots - I love your new blog and would love to have my own blog made over!

  • Zingo Tots - I grabbed your button & put it on my blog!ReplyCancel

  • Zingo Tots - I like the “I’m a Little Robot” kit! Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Zingo Tots - I am now following Danielle’s blog!ReplyCancel

  • trinketstobows - The new look is awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Roo and Wren's Mama - love your blog… love the new look… would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Love the new look too, very fresh ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re all well xReplyCancel

  • texasinafrica - Pick me, pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • LV - I grabbed your buttonReplyCancel

  • LV - I love the shabby elegance over at Polka Dot plumReplyCancel

  • LV - I’m a following the Polka Dot Plum now too! I would really love a blog facelift!ReplyCancel

  • Madissen - LOVE the new look, I do scrapping alot in PS. I am trying to learn to do blogs =) The pictures of Baby Cora is so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Steph - I added your button to my blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Steph - I became a follower of design girl blog!!ReplyCancel

  • Steph - My favorite of her designs is the defining moments kits!!!ReplyCancel

  • Peek Into Our Nest - I grabbed your button & the design girl button! I would LOVE a blog makeover!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Peek Into Our Nest - I love to blog & a makeover would be great!!!ReplyCancel

  • Peek Into Our Nest - Pick me, Pick me!!!ReplyCancel

  • MariaSoleil - I so need this! I’m off to check out her stuff…ReplyCancel

  • CJAlabama - I especially love all the cute buttons on your new look. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Manda - I’m not sure if comments are closed yet, but thought I’d try.ReplyCancel

  • Manda - And I also grabbed your button!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Ann - love the look! I continue to pray for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Cloud - Love the new blog. Your words are such encouragement to me. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Polka Dot Moon - Love the look of your blog! It’s fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚
    I think I’ve mentioned this before, but my wee one is just a few days older than Cora and when we click on your blog she comes over and says Baby. Every time!!

    Love to have a blog makeover. Thanks for the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

    Denise & Jillian too ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Polka Dot Moon - I have your cute button on my blog now ๐Ÿ™‚