A New Look For A New Chapter…

My Petit Canard Logo

If you visit My Petit Canard regularly, you may have noticed over the last few weeks a few subtle, or not so subtle changes. Like the rather bright, but hopefully inviting yellow and green that started to make an appearance on the blog. A departure from the clean, bright white and grey that used to adorn these pages.

I finally decided that after almost three years of blogging, a little colour wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Because as much as I love the clean look and feel of the cool white and grey tones it was time for something new, warm, inviting and fresh. Which hopefully I’ve achieved with the help of the wonderfully talented illustrator Rosalind Maroney who created this beautiful little masterpiece of a logo for me. I think it captures the character and essence of My Petit Canard perfectly. It makes me smile and gives me all of the feels which can only be a good thing.

Three years is a long time, and at the same time not such a long time in the world of blogging. Long enough for me to know that blogging is a passion and not a fad, but not so long when it comes to the lifetime of blogging that I hopefully have ahead of me. With the three year anniversary of My Petit Canard next month, it felt like the perfect time to have a bit of a refresh and for the first time properly reflect on how I want my blog to feel when readers visit it and what I want it to say about me and my little family. Content is always going to be king, but branding and design are always going to be your first impression. Its subtle and its subliminal, but it’s definitely there.

I love change. It always makes me feel revitalised and energised. It may look and feel on the outside like a simple logo and theme change, but actually it’s so much more. Its me putting myself and my blog a little more out there, signalling my intent to the universe and giving myself and the blog that much needed push to the next step and chapter. I hope you’ll all join me for the ride..

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  1. October 25, 2016 / 7:27 am

    It looks lovely and really professional. The logo is brilliant! And I’ve only just realised that ‘My Petit Canard’ means ‘Little Duck’! Hence the reason why I failed GCSE French lol! #TwinklyTuesday

  2. October 25, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Love the new look, the yellow is so refreshing! I love the colour yellow but find it’s either a love or hate kind of colour and your new logo is fab! Amy x #TwinklyTuesday

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks lovely, really glad to hear that you like it πŸ™‚ It felt like quiete a departure from the look and feel previously so its nice to hear that people still like it!

  3. October 25, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    I love it!! It looks so lovely and gorgeous colour choices. Change is good, I felt like my recent blog make over was a positive move and now I love my header so much! #TwinklyTuesday

    • October 26, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks lovely, that means so much to hear. I agree, change is definitely good. I love your recent blog makeover too – your header is so unique and suits your blog perfectly. It makes me smile every time I open it πŸ™‚

  4. October 25, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    I love the new look! I was planning a tattoo something along these lines but with elephants. I love animals with their babies πŸ™‚ #twinklytuesdays
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    • October 26, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      Animals and babies every time πŸ™‚ Are you still getting the tattoo or did you change your mind?

  5. October 25, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Absolutely loving the new look! So warm and friendly, much like yourself! Happy soon to be 3 years! #dreamteam

  6. October 25, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I love this new look, it’s so refreshing. I always think it’s nice to update the blog, and give yourself some rigour. I certainly found this when I updated my theme. Congrats on blogging for 3 years that is some achievement. The new logo is fab! Claire x

    • October 26, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks lovely! Its so nice to hear that others like it too, especially when its quite a change! I love a good blog refresh and I definitely think one was due πŸ™‚

  7. October 26, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Blog envy! I am definitely adding a blog makeover to my plans for early next year…I’m just kinda scared of doing it! Definitely happening though…soon…

    • October 26, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks lovely! I’d been putting it off for ages, and then one night I just started doing it and couldnt stop tinkering until it was finished! Do it, you wont regret it πŸ™‚

  8. October 27, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    It looks very elegant like you! Your blog and your pics always look so pretty! 3 years ! Wow, happy anniversary #brillblogposts

  9. October 27, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    I love the new blog, and I love the ducks – they are adorable! You definitely made the right decision to change it and the yellow and green is very inviting! It is so happy looking now!

  10. October 27, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Oh it’s gorgeous! I love your new colours. 3 years – wow! This is fantastic. Onwards and continuing upwards. Here’s to many more years of blogging πŸ™‚ Alison x #brilliantblogposts

  11. October 27, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    I bet it feels GREAT! Like getting a new hair style or color! πŸ˜‰

  12. October 27, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I didn’t see the old look, but I do like this one! I love the yellow and it’s unique! #brilliantblogposts

  13. October 28, 2016 / 6:38 am

    It looks fantastic. The ducks are so cute.

  14. October 28, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I love the green and yellow! The ducks are so cute πŸ™‚ well done on the lovely changes! #brilliantblogposts
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  15. October 28, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I did notice the change and it looks absolutely gorgeous. The colours are much softer and these little duckies are just super cute aren’t they. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx
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  16. October 29, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I love the look – it is so spring like and fresh. Amazing you have blogged for 3 years. Lots of luck for pushing yourself and the blog further. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x
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  17. October 30, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    I love the new look. Especially the logo it’s fab and the colours all fit perfectly. I think it’s nice to have a change every now and then. Like you say whilst content is king the style is the first impression! I love the yellow too very warm and inviting. Congrats on nearly three years – that’s amazing. Thank you for sharing with us atb#familyfun xx
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  18. October 30, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    I’ll definitely join you! I love the logo and the colours! As someone that uses colour on my blog I definitely like it over plain white. There is nothing wrong with plain white, it’s just what everyone has. This is a good next stage!! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun
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  19. October 31, 2016 / 6:44 am

    Oh yes I love the new hints of colour! I’m someone who loves colour, but I’m not very good with change. I hope your new look inspires you to keep going for another 3 years (and more) #MarvMondays
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  20. October 31, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Love it chick – and I think the colours and new header are in keeping with your blog. It’s still clean, sharp, classy but with some colour and loveliness thrown in!! You know I’m a huge fan of yours so I’ll be reading for what I hope are many more years to come xxx #MarvMondays
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  21. October 31, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Subtle changes – very nice as it wasn’t a jarring difference arriving at the site. How did you find your illustrator? Sorry if someone already asked this! #marvmondays

  22. October 31, 2016 / 8:28 am

    I love your new look and feel and the colours are beautiful. I think we have the same blog template and you leave me wondering about how I can improve mine. I’ve literally just created mine and am still trying to figure out how things work. Images are the things I’m struggling with. Sometimes they go sideways when I post them (even though they look fine in the preview!) Have you come across this?
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  23. October 31, 2016 / 10:28 am

    I live the whole look of your new look blog. The colours are beautiful and your header is so cute and professional #marvmondays

  24. October 31, 2016 / 11:12 am

    I am loving the new look – it’s so bright and beautiful and the ducklings are oh-so adorable and the colours really reflect your theme. πŸ™‚ Wishing you a Happy Halloween and a happy Monday! #MarvMondays

  25. October 31, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I had been noticing the small changes. I love the new look and yellow is such an energising colour. Fantastic new look. Also loving the duck illustrations #MarvMondays
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  26. October 31, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Aww I love the new look, the ducks in your new logo and so cute. Congrats on 3 years of blogging, that’s amazing xx #marvmondays

  27. October 31, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    It’s surprising what a difference a splash of colour can make. I’ve always tried to keep mine with a little colour as there seems so be so many that are grey. Whilst they are lovely I like to be different πŸ™‚ #marvmondays
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  28. October 31, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Gorgeous! You really do have an eye for design. Love the line about signalling intent to the universe. Bravo #dreamteam

  29. November 1, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    I’m strapped in and definitely along for the ride! Love your very cute duck logo. It’s very family friendly and welcoming, and the colour is just the perfect side of pretty without being garish. Happy 3 year blogiversary lovely. Sending cake xx Thanks for hosting #MarvMondays

  30. November 2, 2016 / 9:45 am

    They are so cute! What a great idea #MarvMondays

  31. November 2, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    It is such a lovely new look! The bright yellow is very lovely and so fitting. I agree that it can just look like a simple change to others but much more to yourself! #Marvmondays

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    • November 5, 2016 / 11:11 am

      Thanks lovely, I noticed you’ve changed you’re header and profile pictures recently too! I really like the changes your side too πŸ™‚

    • November 5, 2016 / 11:10 am

      Thanks lovely! I love yellow too, its so warm and cheery isn’t it πŸ™‚

  32. November 4, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I love your new site! I always liked your old design, but the colours on this one are so cute, and go really well together. Very fresh and inviting, a great choice! #marvmondays
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    • November 5, 2016 / 11:05 am

      Thanks lovely! It’s hard sometimes to make such a different change, but I’m definitely glad I did πŸ™‚

    • November 5, 2016 / 11:04 am

      Thanks lovely, it’s so lovely to hear that others like it. It’s one thing when you like it, but it’s another when others like it too πŸ™‚ Look forward to seeing you at Blog Fest! X

  33. November 7, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    I love the colour scheme is really suits your blog and writing. Looking forward to your next chapter my dear and thank you for hosting #MarvMondays xx
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