Zesty Makeover: Thinspiredblog.com Complete

by zesty on October 28, 2009 · 18 comments

Happy Wednesday!  Do you remember back in June, I ran a contest where one lucky winner would receive a blog makeover free of charge.  Lara of Thinspiredblog.com was the lucky winner.  Now we had a few hiccups along the way to complete the makeover but the good news is we finished up last night and I think it looks great.

More importantly than that, Lara said she loves it and to me that is all that matters.





Some of the new features that have been added give Lara the ability to interact with social media by adding the “Share and Enjoy” plugin. I have also added the comment indent for author remarks. This makes it much easier for the author to interact with their readers.  Another addition was a more streamlined look on the side bar in addition to brightening up the background to match Lara’s personality.

Here are a few more snapshots of the changes that I made.

Plugin Additions


Comment Indentation


So there you have it.  Another blog makeover complete and another happy blogger.  This is such a rewarding thing to do.  It makes it all worth while when you read the responses you get from clients once you are finished.

Here are a few words from Lara:

I definitely recommend Cory’s design services.  He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with.  Best of all, he is happy to do the technical stuff, suggest his ideas, and then let you make the fun decisions.  I won this blog makeover in a giveaway he held last summer, so I am especially grateful to him for following through and giving me great service despite it being complimentary.  THANK YOU, CORY!

Such kind words Lara – thanks so much. Ok, before I go and wrap things up for today I just want you to know if you are interested in having your blog made over by all means let me know. I am working with quite a few people right now but I am always willing to help and make your blog better.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Zesty’s Dad!

Oh… I forgot to tell you.  I made some fresh apple crisp from the apple picking day that very well could make zesty tomorrow depending on how the pictures turn out. Have yourself a great day.

Take care


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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl

Another blog makeover job well done!! :)

Happy birthday to your dad!!


2 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

I love her new layout. Happy birthday to your dad! :)


3 Whitney @ Lettuce Love

Happy Bday to your Dad!

Love the new layout — I think the banner picture is great!


4 Pam

Great job Zesty and Lara..I love the blue color…so fresh!

Zesty’s dad…hope you have a wonderful day!



5 Seth @ Boy Meets Food

Looks great Zest. If you need any help with those blog makeovers, let me know. I’m a Web Designer, and I love doing that kind of stuff. I wouldn’t do a complete makeover for free, but I wouldn’t mind lending a hand with some smaller upgrades/fixes.


6 brandi

Happy Birthday to Zesty’s Dad!

The blog looks great!

I’m looking to do some new things in the next couple of months, and I would love some help!


7 Meg

Looks awesome Zesty, but your blog makeovers always ROCK!

Happy Birthday to your dad!


8 Lara (Thinspired)

Thank you again, Zesty!


9 Mr. Thinspired

Great work Zesty! You did a really good job on Lara’s site, and I would recommend your work to anyone looking for a blog makeover :)


10 Lindsey @ Sound Eats

You did a fantastic job on Lara’s blog makeover, I love it. :)

Happy birthday to your dad!!


11 Alisa - Frugal Foodie

Awesome job Zesty, it does look fantastic!


12 sue

Love what you did for her blog…it looks great!


13 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl

Beautiful design! And Happy Birthday to your dad!!! :-D


14 Katie

Your blogs are amazing! I wish my pictures and my talent was that. But no I do not possess the artistic eye ;) Happy bday to the daddy! Make him a delicious cake ;)


15 BroccoliHut

I, too, can attest your design prowess–Lara’s site looks great!
Happy Birthday to Papa Zesty.


16 eatingRD

What a great transformation! I really like the ease of use components to connect with readers easier :) I’ve been meaning to get back with you again about my blog. I am going to try to purchase that template this weekend and see how it goes. I sure appreciate your time with everything else going on. I enjoy seeing the transformation of your home, it looks wonderful. Happy b-day to your dad! mmm apple crisp


17 katklaw777

I love the color and design, BUT I would change the food picture to something else. The RICE reminds me of something less appetizing, I guess I watch CSI to much, Sorry but someone has to tell you……. I hope you appreciate the honesty.


18 ZestyCook

@katlaw777 – Of course I appreciate your honesty but the client chose rice as something she wanted to use as it is her favorite food.


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