New website & blog + contest fun {dallas, tx engagement & wedding photographer}

Wednesday, March 30, 2011



I have several confessions I need to make, both happy and not happy.
I'm designing a website right now (happy).
I'm re-designing my blog (also happy).
I'm a perfectionist and a procrastinator (both not happy).

Now, I have some other things to tell you :)
I've been working + thinking + brainstorming these new designs/changes for a while now. Like, 8 months worth of a while. But, because I'm both a perfectionist and procrastinator I have tweaked and rethought and second guessed and thought again and put it off for waaaaay to long. And it's getting kind of ridiculous. So I'm giving myself a deadline and letting you all know about it ;) In the hopes that it will help cure my fear-of-failure-perfectionism and stop me from procrastinating anymore.

Soooo, the new blog that I'm kind of reaalllly excited about is going to be here: Monday, April 11th

And the website? Will be going live by hook or by crook: Friday, April 22th

I have one last confession to make. I'm kind of freaked out at the thought of designing my own website, and putting it out there where the whole world can see it. So be kind to me, because I really have no clue what i'm doing, but I've heard it said that "If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product then you've launched to late." -Jeff Bezos

But in the meantime, to get my mind off how scary it is, I thought it'd be fun to have a contest. And it's a two part contest. I'll write about part one today, and then tomorrow you'll get part two ;)

In all my redesigning and rethinking of my brand and what I want it to look like, I've added a new color to my "brand" and y'all get to guess what it is!

I've recently fallen in love again with this "new" mystery color, and I've found it popping up everywhere in my life. My clothes, my accessories, everywhere I look I want to buy something in this color.

So, go ahead, comment with your guess on what this new color is going to be, and everyone who guesses right will get entered in a drawing for one of my favorite ______ colored accessories :) I'll announce the color and the winner Friday the 8th before I go live with the new blog.

And in the meantime I'll be working like a crazy woman trying to wrap up all this design stuff--any chocolate, back rubs, or jamba juice's you feel led to send my way to help keep the creativity flowing, would be so much appreciated! ;)

Oh, and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the second part of the contest! It's my favorite!


Much Love.
Jessica Shae
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47 comments:

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  2. Peach/orang color!! When should we schedule the back rub? :) hehe

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  3. I'm guessing Tiffany Blue, pastel pink or celadon green

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  4. I'd have to say turquoise :)

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  5. I'm going to say robin's egg blue/turquoise.

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  6. You go, girl!:-)

    Hmmm, I think I'm going to guess that it's a peachy, orange/pink color.

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  7. my guess is a teal/torquise color :D

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  8. Too many people beat me to it!! But even before I read the other comments, robin's egg blue/turquoise was definitly my guess. =)

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  9. Looks like others have the same idea, but I was thinking pink...my second guess is turquoise :)

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  10. cool can`t wait to see both sites. I say orange or peach?

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  11. I guess it doesn't count if I already KNOW the answer... =)

    Looking forward to your new brand and blog, my dear!! =)

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  12. yeah, the color of robin egg blue/ that shade of dusty turquoise.

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  13. Light blue or a delicate shade of turquoise.

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  14. Yellowish? lol just a random pick because I love that color right now and its coming out everywhere!

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  15. Before I saw anyone's comment.... I decided it really must be robins egg blue/dusty turquoise. Which, is "my" color :-)
    But who knows, I can think of quite a few colors that would go great with those other two colors. So I look forward to seeing your brand!

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  16. I think turquoise or a green color is the winner!

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  17. I was going to guess teal/turqoise, just because it is my new favorite color! :-) Everybody else guessed it first though. :-)

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  18. I guess pale green or turquoise.

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  19. teal. teal. teal.
    and I was gonna say that before everyone else. so yeah. ;)

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  20. Peony pink... coral pink.. some shade of PINK! :)

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  21. well, I was going to say turquoise/teal or green. It seems like a lot of other people had that same idea! :D Can't wait to find out!!!

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  22. teal ! seriously - i thought of it first - simply because it seems like it's MY new color of the year - some random items of clothing and accessories have "appeared" in my wardrobe of this color & i'm loving it :D

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  23. Green?! {I can't wait to see your completed work!}

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  24. hmmm...I'm excited to see the new look! My guess is pale green. I know it's going to be gorgeous! :)

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  25. Looks like there is a good chance in putting one's stock in tealish/ robin's egg blue/ turquoise...so I'll throw in a chip in for that but I also feel somewhat hopeful about a vintage rose pinkish color...who knows :D It will be beautifulness no.matter.what!

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  26. red?? (:
    can't wait to see the new blog and website!!

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  27. I'm gonna say turquoise, or a blue sort of color? :)

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  28. Turquoise or blueish..... or pink..... can't wait to find out!!

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  29. Bright blue (my favorite color!) or like a pale peach would be my guess. :)

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  30. I'm going with turquoise as well! It's such a beautiful color for all seasons of the year!

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  31. Pink or turquoise. =D I'm with everyone else!! =D

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  32. I'm going to guess Hot Pink/Fuchsia.

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  33. PURPLE. purple is my guess.
    [second would have to be turquoise]
    Cant wait to see the new design

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  34. My guess is light green. But I'm not really sure. Excited to find out though!! And so excited to see your new designs.

    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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  35. I hope it's turquoise, because that would look lovely with those colors! =)

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  36. Jessica!! you are beautiful, adorable, creative, inspiring, cute, etc.... I just luv reading your blog and seeing all the new fun things you are posting. I just recently found your quote blog and LUV IT! <3 you and miss you!

    ~ Esther

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Thanks for taking the time to say hello, it makes my day everytime! :)

Jessica Shae