Jaki Jellz Has Had A Makeover!

Jaki Jellz Has Had A Makeover!

If you are a regular to my blog, you may have noticed that she is looking a little fresher these days! I have been wanting to give Jaki Jellz a makeover for some time now, but time and my inabilty to make a decision has prevented me from doing so!

When you spend a lot of time working on blog posts and various other bits and pieces, obviously you find yourself looking at your home page rather frequently! Whilst I had a lot of love for my old logo, I was getting tired. I loved it because it was my first design when I went self hosted last year. I loved it because it has been with me throughout the growth that this blog has had and I loved it because it was almost my identity.

I was a little nervous about the change. I was worried that I might no longer be recognised and that it may have a negative impact. But I soon realised that it’s not the logo that really matters but the name. I feel that this new logo is very clean, very fresh and very modern and I think it was the right time to take the jump.


My new Jaki Jellz logo was born at around 3am one morning when I couldn’t sleep. Tweaking around with Canva, it didn’t take me long to come up with it and before I knew it I had generated Twitter Headers and Facebook Cover Photos to match. Hours later and some faffing with my theme and a few tweaks to the layout and the makeover was complete. It’s a shame that was followed by a morning of server issues, but we can’t have it all can we?!

I’m so pleased I took a leap of faith because I am beyond happy with the result and have only had nothing but positive feedback. I shall miss the old Playlist Script font, but we had a good innings! It served me well.


I hope you enjoy the new design of my blog. I would love to hear what you think in the comments below.


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53 Comment

  1. Reply
    Karen Dennis
    21st August 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Your makeover looks great, my blog has also recently been transformed when I also went self hosted

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      22nd August 2017 at 11:39 am

      Thank you, I’m really pleased with it. I’ll be popping over to check yours out! 🙂

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    Jade @ Captured By Jade
    22nd August 2017 at 7:43 am

    I totally agree with you about it being the name that identifies a blog, and not the logo. I love the new look! #TriumphantTales

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      22nd August 2017 at 11:38 am

      Thank you! Much appreciated! 🙂

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    Educating Roversi (@EducatingR)
    22nd August 2017 at 8:02 am

    I think it looks great! My eyes prefer designs that are simple, fresh and clean. I think people/readers can be outnumbered off by “cluttered” or “busy” home pages. Well done! Love Canva ☺️ #TriumphantTales

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      22nd August 2017 at 11:37 am

      I agree. I love the ‘clean’ look! 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Reply
    22nd August 2017 at 8:15 am

    I love Canva…always on there!
    I love it! I liked your “old” look too though. I think sometimes change is needed so go with it!

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      22nd August 2017 at 11:34 am

      Thank you! It’s because we spend so long looking at them isn’t it? I don’t regret it so kind of know it was the right move! 🙂

  5. Reply
    22nd August 2017 at 10:36 am

    It looks fab, it’s so nice to have a little revamp isn’t it?! #triumphanttales

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      22nd August 2017 at 11:31 am

      Thanks lovely! We spend so much time looking at it don’t we?! 🙂

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        22nd August 2017 at 11:35 am

        Exactly! Xx

  6. Reply
    22nd August 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I love it. It feels like you should have a section on ‘This Morning’ #TriumphantTales

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      22nd August 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Haha, I wish! 🙂

  7. Reply
    22nd August 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I know what you mean about finding the time. I spend ages doing other stuff and changing layout always seems to be bottom of my list.

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      22nd August 2017 at 6:04 pm

      I faff with mine far more than I should do and always end up putting back to how it was! 🙂

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    Jo - Pickle & Poppet
    22nd August 2017 at 8:44 pm

    It looks really lovely, I can spend ages on blogs that are clean and fresh. #TriumphantTales

    1. Reply
      23rd August 2017 at 12:59 pm

      That’s good to know! Thank you 🙂

  9. Reply
    22nd August 2017 at 9:00 pm

    #triumphanttales this is interesting because it shows how we over analyse everything as bloggers – the look, the brand, obviously the words, the photo quality, its never ending and all that really matters is our own happiness which i can see pouring through your blog lovely. Enjoy every minute of it hun, you’ve obviously worked super hard.

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      23rd August 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Getting comments like this one make it all worth while. Thank you lovely x

  10. Reply
    22nd August 2017 at 9:10 pm

    The website looks fantastic and the logo is great! Well done! #TriumphantTales

    1. Reply
      23rd August 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Digital Motherhood
    22nd August 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Looks really good, very professional #dreamteam

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      23rd August 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  12. Reply
    23rd August 2017 at 6:59 am

    Hi, its funny how our best creations come at stupid o’clock. I’m liking the design I wish that I could be that productive if I was unable to sleep. I’m plucking up the courage too change mine, Chloe #TriumphantTales

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      23rd August 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Go for it, it feels like a breath of fresh air! 🙂

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    Pass the wine please
    23rd August 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I think it looks fab! love the colours and clean lines! I really need to crack on with going self-hosted and get someone to design me something snazzy! #TriumphantTales

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      24th August 2017 at 12:52 am

      Thank you! Go on, you can do it!

  14. Reply
    23rd August 2017 at 4:58 pm

    The new look is lovely, well done hun xx

    1. Reply
      24th August 2017 at 12:51 am

      Thanks lovely lady! x

  15. Reply
    23rd August 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I love the new look! Clean and feminine. 🙂

    1. Reply
      24th August 2017 at 12:50 am

      Thank you – mission accomplished! 🙂

  16. Reply
    23rd August 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I love it, like you said it looks so fresh and so clean! I was thinking of attempting to re-do mine near christmas when its the quiet period but then again I will have a newborn then so being up all night wont be an issue haha #triumphanttales

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      24th August 2017 at 12:49 am

      It’s one of those jobs you really need to sit down and get on with. I lose hours faffing!

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    The Queen of Collage
    24th August 2017 at 6:49 pm

    It’s lovely to see what you’ve gone with. I have my eye on a few themes with Pipdig too. #TriumphantTales

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      24th August 2017 at 7:02 pm

      They’re so easy to install and make amendments to. I’m always playing around with the layout. I really recommend them!

  18. Reply
    24th August 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I love it! The new logo is great #triumphanttales

    1. Reply
      24th August 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks Louise x

  19. Reply
    Mrs Lighty
    24th August 2017 at 9:34 pm

    It looks lovely! I feel the same about mine too, I love the familiarity of it but I do need a change! Love how fresh your site feels! Thank you for linking this to #DreamTeam!

    1. Reply
      24th August 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Ah thank you, I love great feedback!

  20. Reply
    24th August 2017 at 10:10 pm

    The blog makeover looks fab Jaki. I’m always messing around on Canva but I just can’t seem to come up with a logo etc that I like. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve had so far.. I’m actually thinking if commissioning someone to design one for me at this point 😩 #TriumphantTales

    1. Reply
      25th August 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Ah bless you. I was the same and then came up with mine in the middle of the night. Perhaps you need a bout of insomnia to solve the problem!! 🙂

  21. Reply
    Imperfect Mum (@imperfectmumx)
    25th August 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I do love a blog makeover and this looks really fresh and classy. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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      25th August 2017 at 12:54 pm

      When you eventually got onto it?! 🙂 Thanks lovely x

  22. Reply
    25th August 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Love it Jaki – so modern looking 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    1. Reply
      26th August 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    25th August 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Your blog looks great (loved it before as well). I need to work a bit more on my layout and logo etc, maybe when the kids are settled back in school… #triumphanttales

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      26th August 2017 at 6:19 pm

      It’s always one of those jobs we never get around to doing, isn’t it?! I think that’s why it happened at 3 am!! 🙂 Thanks so much!

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    Emma Reed
    26th August 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I love the header, I keep meaning to have a go at one myself… not at 3 am though! hahaha #triumphanttales

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      26th August 2017 at 6:17 pm

      It’s when I appear to be my most productive!! 🙂 Thanks lovely!

  25. Reply
    26th August 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I like your new look! It’s really lovely

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      28th August 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you so much!

  26. Reply
    28th August 2017 at 9:19 pm

    It looks great! It’s much cleaner and clearer than your old one 🙂 Well done! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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      30th August 2017 at 10:47 am

      Thanks, I’m really pleased with it 🙂

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