I've had this wee blog since July 2011. Over four years. In that time I've had a couple of re-designs, but I've always used the same template and just made small changes over the years. I've been wanting to re-design Lux Life for a long time now, but I didn't have the time to really invest in it, nor did I know exactly what I wanted.
I knew I wanted to keep the typical 'blog' layout rather than a 'magazine' style layout, but with a 'read more' function to make it easier to browse posts, and with a new navigational menu that offers a dropdown menu. After weeks of searching the internet on my commutes, I finally found a template I loved on Etsy.com. It's clean and modern, shows off the content, isn't too fussy, and retains the 'blog' feel while also feeling a little more professional. It also allows me to change things such as fonts and colour schemes very easily through the blogger platform.
So after spending a couple of days playing around with the design and features on my back-up blog, I finally transferred it all across to this one and it's now live! Unfortunately it doesn't format properly on Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer (the images will look huge and weird)...but seriously, if you're still using either of these browsers you need to get up with the times and download Chrome (or Safari) ASAP.