The finalists have been chosen!
I just want to take a time out before we get to the voting to say thank you to everyone who entered, shared, and helped me get the word out about this contest. This is the first BIG step in a new chapter of my life. I started Holdin’ Holden not just to hopefully make my family a little extra spending money (key word: hopefully!) but because I really felt ALONE in the way I felt about parenthood. Turns out, I’m not!
Over the past 5+ years, we’ve (yes, WE!) have been an amazing community of supportive parents with great senses of humor, and I am SO excited to see what the future holds!
SO, let’s kick this off with a fresh new design for this not-so little anymore blog.
I loved ALL of the entries (and yes, I even offered guidance which is why you might see a similar theme), but had to choose 3 to vote on. I think everyone who entered is worth checking out if you’re ever in need of a creative re-design, and I’ll be linking them all below for you to peruse!
Your job is to pick the design you think most represents this blog! We are looking for fresh, fun, and eye catching, but also simple and clean! Something that really captures the feeling of this here blog. Keep in mind, none of these are completely finished solidified designs/ideas!
SO, here we go!
Finalist #1, Michelle of Crumpets and Bollocks
Finalist #2: Jacilynn Roland (I hope to have a link for her soon!)
Vote for your favorite by using the form below!
***VOTING IS CLOSED***
The winner will be announced THIS Friday, so make sure you get your vote in ASAP!
I also want to give some seriously special shout outs to some designers who put a lot of work into their submissions and let me bug the crap out of them with suggestions; it’s never easy to narrow down results when everyone is hard working and awesome!
– Drew Hubbard- a lovely friend who made some kick-ass designs I may be using in the future!
– Stephlton- who will be starting her own web-comic very soon!
– Jennifer Paquette – a friend who whipped up something just to help me out, you are fantastical!
@bewitchinkitch haha, thanks!
Husband: *tells unbelievable story* 8yo: *scoffs* Do you think we're ludicrous? Husband: Um, no.I don't think you're a rapper from the 90's.
Splash night at Water Country! Keeping the kids up til 10 because I'm a glutton for punishment, obviously. pic.twitter.com/aN3Yi7IciH
8yo: I don't even know why we have middle names. No one ever uses them! Me: They're so you know when you're REALLY in trouble.
"Could you stop running around like psychos?!"-- I'll take "Most Pointless Thing I've Ever Said to my Kids" for $2,000, Alex.
Supplies for the Summer Solstice! goo.gl/fb/0ZojfP
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And now for today's forecast pic.twitter.com/qr62cWB0bZ